This place is a joke. The dorms, although cheap at $5/night, are stuffy and don't feel very secure at night. The toilets and showers are literally falling apart. Half of the toilets were broken and none of the showers were working in the morning.
When I asked the guy at the front desk if he knew what the problem was or when they might be working again, he simply shrugged and walked away, as if it weren't a big problem. I think that most people would agree that a little more concern would be appropriate when the showers inexplicably stop working at a hostel/hotel!
The entire operation seemed generally dysfunctional and unprofessional. They never seemed to be able to answer the most basic questions, and NEVER had change at the front desk, including when about 8 people were trying to check out in the morning.
In a place like Granada, where there are countless budget options, there's no reason to put oneself through the torture that is the Bearded Monkey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A bedrock of Granada's backpacker scene, The Bearded Monkey is both a chilled and relaxed hang-out but with a friendly and sociable buzz. Friends and strangers alike lounge around carefree in hammocks and swinging chairs whilstA range of accommodation options are available here. Three spacious dormitories with a total of 30 beds provide the bulk of them, priced at $6 per person. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Bearded Monkey Hotel Granada