If you need any convincing to visit Granada, then this is it…
Go to Granada!
One of Spain’s best cities – full of historical treats, culinary delights and great atmosphere – Granada is a must on any travel itinerary in this country.
And don’t even get me started on the Alhambra!
So if I’ve sealed the deal and confirmed your desire to visit this beauty of an Andalusian spot, then the next thing is to find somewhere to stay!
Read on to discover my top 10 Airbnbs in Granada, which cater for everyone – from budget travellers and solo backpackers through to families and even groups of friends.
They represent the creme-de-la-creme of Granada Airbnbs, chock full of great amenities, top-notch reviews, superb value for money and of course, some epic views thrown in for good measure!
So let’s get started…
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#1 Best for Those on a Budget
So I know this is a good option because I actually stayed here!
Yes wonderful host Ani has a range of rooms she rents out in her beautiful central apartment and each one of them is uniquely designed and absolutely stunning.
Ani herself is warm and welcoming, ready to help you out with anything you need, and speaks fluent Spanish, English and Japanese.
There’s a very communal atmosphere here – making it almost like a mini hostel – and the whole apartment is clean, bright and well-equipped.
Ideal for budget travellers in Granada, this top Airbnb certainly gets my vote when it comes to an absolute bargain!
Just one thing to note… there’s no lift! Although this is unsurprising given your right in the centre of the historical and ancient part of Granada here.
#2 Best for Families
Hosting 4 guests across 2 bedrooms, 1 with a double bed and 1 with 2 single beds, this place is perfect for families, especially those with children.
The high chair, cot, travel cot, bath, children’s books and toys, aircon, Netflix and room-darkening shades add to the family-friendly nature of this spot and a fully equipped kitchen and patio area complete the picture.
With excellent ratings for cleanliness and comfort, the great reviews of this place regularly praise the amazing view of the historic centre you get from the patio (complete with hammocks and furniture) – which is well worth the climb to the 4th floor!
#3 Best for Couples
But from families to romantic settings, now we move onto the best Airbnb in Granada for couples.
A cute apartment in the heart of the city’s historic centre, this place regularly gets described as a “home away from home”.
The large bedroom is joined with a spacious ensuite bathroom, that has recently been refurbished, and the great breakfast here is a real treat!
The roof terrace offers amazing views of the Alhambra, and Ana and Carlos are amazing hosts for whom nothing is too much trouble.
#4 Best for Groups
With the capacity to sleep 12 people, it’s pretty amazing that this excellent Airbnb for groups is located within walking distance of everything you need in Granada and offers very affordable rates.
With beds split over 6 different rooms (there’s a combination of double beds and bunk beds), there’s a lot of flexibility in this large and refurbished home.
Because yes, making it even more ideal for groups, is the fact that this spacious property has some gorgeous design features, including original floors and recovered pieces.
All these features help to create a lovely, modern fresh feel that still reflects the traditional architectural culture of the 19th century.
With aircon, a balcony space, memory foam mattresses, room-darkening shades, 2 full bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely common area and stairwell, this is a seriously ideal Airbnb for groups who want to enjoy a great time together along with the best experiences Granada has to offer.
#5 Best for Those Who Want a Pool
With wifi, aircon, a fully-equipped kitchen, plus a delightful shared outside space, complete with a plunge pool, this Granada Airbnb is ideal for those who plan to relax in the city and soak up some of those strong Spanish UV rays.
Some of the city’s top sunset views are just a 5 minute walk away, as this place is located in a wonderfully historic neighbourhood very close to the centre.
The living room provides an indoor space to relax as well and the décor feels quintessentially Spanish with lots of exposed wood.
Sleeping up 2 guests, top reviews praise the cleanliness of the place, as well as the great communication with the host.
#6 Best for Long Term Stay
And now we move on to the best Airbnb in Granada for long term stays and a great option for those who are wanting to enjoy at least a few weeks in this city.
I’ve gone with a more affordable option here, as I know budget is definitely a long-term consideration, as well as the need for outdoor space – it’s certainly crucial when I stay anywhere for a while.
And both these factors, as well as the great location and peaceful nature of the property, make this a fantastic option.
Set in the Albaycin area, this property boasts a living-kitchen (with all the necessary facilities), central heating, washing machine, dryer, wifi, dedicated workspace and satellite TV.
But the best bit is the shared 80m2 terrace with great views, sunshine, table, chairs, barbecue and a refrigerator.
Accommodating 2 people, and very reasonably priced, this is an ideal long term Airbnb in Granada.
#7 Best for a Splurge
Situated under The Alhambra, this 3 bedroom residential house was a former mill and is over 300 years old.
Completely renovated, it has a private terrace that overlooks one of the city’s most iconic bridges and spread across 2 floors it boasts 2 living rooms, one of which is housed in a tower and boasts beautiful furnishings throughout.
All the amenities you could want are here, along with premium mattresses and aircon, but it’s really the views and incredible location of this spacious house that seal the deal.
Definitely one of the best Airbnbs in Granada!
#8 Best for Alhambra Views
So while the above Granada Airbnb definitely does have incredible views of the Alhambra, it’s not quite in everyone’s price range.
Enter this more affordable gem, which certainly boasts some sensational views of Granada’s main icon – and is just a stone’s throw from it!
Sleeping up to 5 guests in a 16th-century former palace, this place has been lovingly restored in a style that brings both its heritage and modern luxury to the fore.
The reviews unsurprisingly praise the incredible location of this property, as well the excellent cleanliness standards and superb host communication.
The beautiful décor and excellent lighting, as well as the comfort offered by a stay here, only add to the top experience.
#9 Best for Free Parking
If you’re road tripping your way around Andalusia or Spain more broadly, then free parking will definitely come in handy when you’re looking for a Granada Airbnb.
Enter this top-rated property, which is also situated quite close to the train station if you’re arriving into the city via rail.
Sleeping up to 6 guests across 3 bedrooms – 2 of which feature king beds – there’s aircon, wifi, a washing machine and a full kitchen in this property, as well as a TV and dedicated workspace.
Parking for 2 cars is available free of charge in a multi-storey car park and the city is within walking distance.
With great reviews, which rate the hosts, check-in process and value for money in particular, it’s certainly one of the top Airbnb’s in Granada.
#10 Most Unique Granada Airbnb
A cave house in the heart of the fascinating Sacromonte area of Granada – just a stone’s throw from the city centre – this amazing dwelling is built into the natural rock
Two magnificent terraces give sensational views across to the Alhambra and the property can accommodate 6 people across 3 separate bedrooms.
For families, there’s a high chair and cot available, while those with a vehicle can make use of the free parking on the premises.
Offering a wonderfully unique experience in a UNESCO-listed area, the well-equipped living room and kitchen, plus the indoor fireplace, also make this a very comfortable place to stay.
How to Get to Granada?
Granada has both a bus and train station, with regular arrivals from around Andalusia and Spain. The train station is a bit closer to the centre, but buses tend to be a cheaper way to get here.
From either the train or the bus station, it’s best to take a taxi to the city centre as Uber drivers cannot go into the historic centre of Granada. Fares should cost around 7€.
Travelling in the other direction, from the centre to the stations, there’s a taxi rank in Plaza Nueva.
I highly recommend Trainline for booking all your train and bus journeys to Granada, as they make it easy, quick and simple to compare hundreds of rail and coach journeys to the city from across Spain.
There’s also a small domestic airport just outside Granada with regular flights from Barcelona and Madrid and, as always, I suggest Skyscanner for finding the best-priced tickets.
Alternatively, if you’re coming from Malaga to Granada, check out my full post about how best to make this journey here.
When to Visit Granada?
No question in my mind that the best time to visit Granada (and Andalusia in general) is during the months of April through June, plus September and October.
This is when the warm weather will allow you to take full advantage of the city’s beauty at its best, but you won’t be wilting in the summer heat, which regularly sees temperatures in Granada rising to 40+ degrees.
I’ve visited Granada in September and October and found the climate ideal for sightseeing.
How Long to Visit Granada For?
Most people visit Granada for 2-5 nights.
It’s a small city and you can certainly cover many of the sights in this time, plus enjoy some day trips too.
5 Packing Essentials for Granada
- UV sunglasses
- Trail shoes for walking
- Natural 30 SPF sunscreen
- Good insect repellent
- Sony A6400 camera
Travel Insurance for Spain
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Where You Should Travel After Granada?
If you still have time for more travelling after Granada (and lucky you if so!), then you may want to head to Ronda, Malaga, Cordoba or Seville – all top destinations within Andalusia that can easily be reached either via driving or public transport from Granada.
Check out these articles for some inspiration…
- Top 19 Things to Do in Seville
- Why You Need to Visit the Ronda Bridge
- 15 Things You Can’t Miss in Malaga
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So there you have it folks, my top list of the top 10 Airbnbs in Granada, Spain.
Tell me, which is your fav on this list?
Or do you have another top Granada place to stay?
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