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“An awesome place to stay in Granada!”
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Backpackers Inn
Reviewed 26 November 2011

I was dead-set on staying in a restored colonial while in Granada, and this place fit the bill. They have beautifully restored, HUGE rooms, set around a lovely courtyard. They just added a small pool which was perfect to cool off in (it is really, really, hot in Granada in the middle of the day). Everything is fashioned our of beautiful hardwoods and they have THE most comfortable hammock we ever sat in while in Nicaragua! During our visit they were near completion of adding about five more rooms. We got a private room with it's own bathroom and paid $15 per person; dorms are also available for less $. The place is kept very clean for Nicaraguan standards, and our bathroom had HOT water (something hard to come by in Nicaragua, especially for this price! The only problem was that in our room, the 'hot' and 'cold' taps were backwards... it only took us two showers to figure this out though). There is a large open kitchen that you can use and store your things in, and they have free coffee available in the mornings. There are tons of rocking chairs, tables, and a 'livingroom' area to hang out in too. They had cable tv, free wifi, and lots of interesting Nicaraguan books scattered about the common areas to read.

The location of this place is great also - it is right across the street from Iglesia La Merced and is very quiet, yet close to everything. You can walk to Parque Central in about 3 minutes, and the market is about 3-4 blocks away. Anything you need is withing walking distance. Although centrally located, the hostel itself was really quiet suprisingly. The church across the street does ring it's bells in the mornings, but we found this a pleasant way to wake up each morning, as the sound was beautiful!

Besides being cheap, clean, and located in a great area, another thing we loved about this place was the staff. They were SO friendly and helpful. I was sick when we arrived and they even offered to go get me medicine! They were really helpful with anything we needed, gave us directions, and recommended a great restaurant. Thank you Rosa and Maria for all of your help!

The ONE downside to this place is that it is hard to find. Our cabbie had no idea where it was, and when we tried to get directions from anybody, they had no idea how to help us (even when we had a map). If you can get your cab driver to drop you off at 'Iglesia la Merced' it's the pink/purple-ish building across the street to the left of the church (if you are facing the church). There is also another hostal called 'Mochillas Inn' (which means 'backpacker inn' in Spanish), so don't be confused by that beacuase it is not the same place!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

I booked for two nights but ended up staying for eight, great atmosphere, relaxed, secure, clean, very helpful staff. WiFi, Nice pool, TV area and a clean kitchen for making your own food. I stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom. I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: My room was next to the TV, noisy if people stay up late, otherwise it was a great room.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

Nice one, pretty close to the parque central
for some odd reason, women heavy.
Very nice colonial house and definitely upscale, got a pool. the rooms are very nice
the only complaint i have is the cost - its about 14$ for a dorm bed, more expensive than europe, but worth the money
The staff didnt speak much english. One of them was quite helpful, but the other two during my stay were quite rude... so, I am calling it average for the unhelpful staff and the cost

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

You can not come to Granada without checking out and checking into this "hostel." I had been to two other hostels and one was horrible and the other was nearly so, before I looked at this one. It is old colonial style, with beautiful gardens, pool and orginal art on the walls. This is a beautiful house that has been converted to a hostel on one side and a hotel (being built with craftsman) on the other. The furniture is custom made and the matresses are the best I have had in Centeral America. The price is a bit higher then other hostels ($12) for a dorm but then you get what you pay for. Yes, you can get a hostel room for $6 a night elsewhere, but at $12 a night for what you get is CHEAP.
The kitchen has a working real gas stove as well as a gas grill for grilling. It also has a refrigorator that works extremely well. There is also HOT water. What a difference that makes for comfort!
Don't walk but run to this quiet, peacful and stunning hostel.

Room Tip: They have private rooms as well as dorms. Look at both and ask the price before deciding.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

Throughout my travels around Costa Rica and Nicaragua I stayed at numerous hotels and hostels; Backpackers Inn was by far the best place compared to the others!! Excellent price and amazing hospitality. It's close to all of the action (Central Park) yet at the same time its located in a safe, quite area. It's absolutely stunning having a colonial feel with huge pillars, vaulted ceilings and a beautiful garden. Not to mention, a pool, hammocks and wonderful staff that will make you feel at home. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. If you go to Grenada and don't stay here you would be missing out BIG TIME. Enjoy!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

We happened upon Backpacker's Inn purely by luck. From the name I expected a pretty basic hostel. What I found was a great place that I can't wait to return to. The courtyard is the first thing you see and it is beautiful and tranquil. Our bedroom was super clean as well as were the bathrooms. There is a big pool from which you can see one of the bigger steeples. The kitchen is very modern, and Rosa always has hot coffee on (as well as a great smile)! Hot water! Great water pressure! Did I mention very clean and comfortable! There is a tv if your into that or you can lay in the giant hammock by the pool and read a book. We will be back!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

I've lived in Nicaragua for a few years and always come to this hotel when we're in Granada for the weekend! It is by far the best value for your money and I fully recommend it.
The hotel is located just 3 blocks from the Central Park in a very safe and quiet area so all the best restaurants and bars are only minutes away walking.
Backpackers Inn caters to all types of travellers (budget backpackers, couples, families, etc) at a very reasonable price. They've put incredible attention to detail in the room designs (REAL mattresses, 25 ft high ceilings, original wood doors), the modern bathrooms (with hot water!), landscaped courtyard, and fully equiped kitchen for guests to use. You get all the luxury without having to pay the high end price!
The staff are very friendly and helpful and can give information about the town or help arrange taxis.
Last time we were there, they were just about finished building brand new private rooms with a beautiful swimming pool in the courtyard that is already available to guests...such a nice relief from the Granada heat!
All in all, a great home base in Granada. 100% recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Backpackers Inn

Address: Corner of Real Jalteva St. and Barricada Ave, Granada 0000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 76 Speciality Lodging in Granada
Price Range: £15 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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