Best Places for Backpackers in Gran Canaria, Spain.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Top 30 hostels in Gran Canaria, Spain.

These are the 30 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Gran Canaria, Spain.

1
Albergue Gran Canaria

96 /100

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Albergue Gran Canaria

Albergue Gran Canaria is a cozy and functional hostel that will bring good vibes to the backpackers and travellers. We capitalize our knowledge and experience of the city and the hospitality sector to bring the best possible experience to our clients. The hostel is situated in a old colonial style h...
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HiTide House

96 /100

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HiTide House

HiTide is a new project of Csf Concept Asociation HiTide gives you opportunity to see Las Palmas and whole island from a different perspective. Our goal is to promote 'backpacker' style of travel, our place is made for those that love the nature and would like to spend their time in the active...
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Ventana Azul Las Palmas Hostel

95 /100

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Ventana Azul Las Palmas Hostel

Enjoy our direct sea view and the biggest & most comfortable rooftop of Gran Canarias Hostels. Share your holiday with backpackers, surfers, gap year travellers and owners with local knowledge. No matter if you are travelling alone or as a group La Ventana Azul is the place to be in Las Palmas fo...
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Cactus Host

94 /100

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Cactus Host

Cactus Host is a functional and cozy lodging where the guests and travellers will be able to enjoy the very best of Gran Canaria in a natural and special environment. We have a great experience in the hospitality sector as well as a vast knowledge about the city, elements that we do capitalize to en...
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Big Fish Las Palmas Hostel

94 /100

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Big Fish Las Palmas Hostel

Our hostel is on Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria only 20 meters from the ocean. Everything is within walking distance: some say the best city beach of the world, surfing with 39 peaks, snorkelling, the ferry port, the bus station, great food, local bars, music clubs and much more....
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Tropical House

93 /100

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Tropical House

Tropical House is much more than a hostel! This project was created by Vida Tropical Association and is meant to be a melting pot for international backpackers of all ages, artist & interesting local persons who offer their services like yoga, massages, workshops and exhibitions. Our aim was n...
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Avocado Surf Hostel

93 /100

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Avocado Surf Hostel

This charming hostel is located in the neighborhood of Guanarteme and Playa de Las Canteras beach. There are 3 floors: ground floor (dinning room, sofas, projector, laundry area, coworking space, surfboard & wetsuit storage…), second floor (dinning room, bathrooms, toilets, showers, rooms and kitche...
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Manipa Hostel Eco-Friendly

92 /100

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Manipa Hostel Eco-Friendly

Our house has 200 years old and is a typical Canarian house with patio and a terrace with views to the Natural Parc of Tamadaba. We care about the environment and want to make your stay here as much fun as possible but always becoming conscious with our planet and environment. We can also show yo...
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Canary Sun Hostel

92 /100

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Canary Sun Hostel

We offer different shared rooms for travelers, hikers, adventurers, groups, families in a spacious and clean house. Canary Sun Hostel is situated in a nice city, you will be 20 minutes from Las Palmas, 20 minutes from Maspalomas, 30 minutes from Tejeda to start Most routes 10 minutes from many beaut...
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10
El Warung Cave Hostel

92 /100

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El Warung Cave Hostel

A unique kind of construction. Our rooms are holes excavated into the mountain following the tradition of the ancient aboriginals of Gran Canaria. The cave is characterized by its isotherm, it keeps a constant temperature through the year, between 18º and 20º. The cave´s outdoor terrace offers the m...
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Columbus Rooftop Hostels

90 /100

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Columbus Rooftop Hostels

At Columbus we have a great atmosphere and the best rooftop in Gran Canaria for you to meet fellow travellers. Make sure you stay and enjoy our FREE DINNERS home cooked every day. Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful old town of Vegueta, Las Palmas, We offers a unique experience to t...
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Mountain Hostel Finca La Isa

90 /100

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Mountain Hostel Finca La Isa

Mountain Hostel Finca La Isa is a rural hostel with incredible views of the most emblematic mountains and rocks of Gran Canaria. Surrounded by nature that can be enjoyed hiking or cycling along the trails and routes prepared for that purpose. The nights at the hostel are magical, you can see the Mil...
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Del Pino Hostel

89 /100

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Del Pino Hostel

Welcome Home… welcome to the Del Pino Hostel! The hostel located in the famous village of Teror offers comfortable, clean rooms and fantastic access to Gran Canaria most famous sights and attractions. You can, also, enjoy a drink on our rooftop and admire the wonders of a sunset. All the rooms a...
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Pura Vida Hostel

89 /100

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Pura Vida Hostel

Pura Vida Hostel is a part of the Pura Vida Association project offering accommodation at a good price and quality located only 100m from Las Canteras Beach, the most privileged location for surfing. Open since the beginning of 2016. Two terraces, one with an artificial turf, common areas where y...
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LittleSurf House Las Palmas

87 /100

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LittleSurf House Las Palmas

Welcome to Las Palmas and get immerse in a blue sea and city culture. We are situated just 2 minutes walking from the beach, enjoy surf, body-board, paddle sup, scuba-diving & snorkel or just relax on the beach. Do shopping next to the hostel or take the bus and explore the city life culture. The...
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ATLAS - Las Palmas

84 /100

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ATLAS - Las Palmas

ATLAS - Las Palmas is the latest project of Atlas Gran Canaria! Atlas project gives travelers the chance to set off and explore authentic Gran Canaria. We want to share local insights to explore not only Las Palmas city but also the most remote and hidden spots of the island. Our motivati...
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Blablabla Tasarte

84 /100

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Blablabla Tasarte

Are you looking for a quiet place far away from the typical touristic places? Stop looking, Tasarte is the perfect location for your relaxing days on the island of Gran Canaria. The property is run by The SUMUS Association and your booking price is accepted as a donation. The sun shines every day...
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Downtown House

83 /100

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Downtown House

Ideally set in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Downtown House is the perfect place to enjoy this sunny island. Its impressive historic building is located right next to the famous pedestrian Triana shopping street, only a 2-minute walk from the Bus Station with direct services to Gran Canar...
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Hostal 7 Soles

81 /100

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Hostal 7 Soles

Hostal 7 Soles is 100 m. of the beach las canteras (one of the most beautiful in Europe where at low tide pools formed by volcanic lava We have wifi in all rooms and free internet in common areas, in the area there are many restaurants where you can taste fresh fish basket, offers all sorts of w...
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The House

80 /100

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The House

The House is located in the historical center of the city, in an emblematic building. We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector and a great knowledge of the city, elements that we capitalize to bring to our guests and travellers the best possible experience. The House is located in a q...
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Lua Lua Hostel Las Palmas

79 /100

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Lua Lua Hostel Las Palmas

Lua Lua Hostel Las Palmas is located right in city center of Las Palmas, 3 minutes walking to the beach and surrounded by all kind of shops, bars, restaurants, cinemas, public transport, etc. Lua Lua Hostel Las Palmas is a bright and cozy house. The living room is a great environment for meeting...
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Camino Art Hostel

76 /100

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Camino Art Hostel

Camino Art Hostel is your hide away place. We created a small farm style arty place for you to get inspired, connect to nature and meet similar travellers. You will find calmness and peace at this place. You will find tools to create. You will find silence outside and inside. You can take a walk on...
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Hostal Alcaravaneras

66 /100

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Hostal Alcaravaneras

Welcome to Alcaravaneras hostel, we are located in one of the best regions of Spain. We are just 50 meters from the beach and in a very safe area, our hostel has all the services that you need to ensure the quality of your stay. We are closer to major shopping centers, you will have only...
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CIW Hostel

57 /100

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CIW Hostel

CIWHostel hosting is a complex situated on the beach of Pozo Izquierdo offering its customers a comfortable stay either in their double or shared rooms. With large windows overlooking the sea, CIWHostel offers spacious double rooms or beds in shared rooms (hostel) at an unbeatable price. We welcome...
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La Fabrica Urban Hostel

56 /100

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La Fabrica Urban Hostel

La Fabrica Urban Hostel offers accommodation in shared rooms for 4, 8 and 16 people. Emblematic building, it accommodates up to 92 beds with free Wifi, elevator, laundry, is the ideal place to meet Las Palmas. A large cafeteria area with vending machines and the most common utensils to prepare your...
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Puerta del Sol

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Puerta del Sol

Spacious 4-bedroom-Cave with a spectacular view to the Rural Park Tamadaba and World Heritage Monument Risco Caído and a central place to explore the whole island by any kind of activity or as a retreat. Free WiFi inside and parking 100m above, an enormous terrace, roomy common areas and a self made...
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Playa del Sol

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Playa del Sol

The Aptos Playa del Sol , only for adults, are located in the heart of Playa del Ingles, with direct access to the CC Yumbo. Consist of 5 floors easily accessed via two lifts. The building is divided into 140 apartments of which 130 are singles and 10 doubles. All of them recently renovated. The com...
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Hotel Apartamentos Bajamar

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Hotel Apartamentos Bajamar

Welcome to Hotel apartment Bajamar! We have 19 different comfortable apartments, with kitchen, for 1 to 4 persons. Apartments with complete bathroom, TV of 22' to 32', safe and hairdryer. Wireless free connection in all the apartments. We are 100 meters far from Las Canteras beach, near th...
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Ecohostel Bettmar Las Palmas

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Ecohostel Bettmar Las Palmas

Live the experience of a different hostel´s concept based on a sustainable model. Enjoy yourself meeting new friends, in a relaxing atmosphere and save money doing it! The hostel is a typical Canarian house of the XIX century completely renovated. Recycled materials have been used in the constr...
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Pension Sea of Clouds

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Pension Sea of Clouds

The inn is located in a central location, between the Parque de Santa Catalina and Playa de las Canteras, one of the largest urban beaches and beautiful in the world. Within walking distance is the department store El Corte Ingles, about 10 minutes away, the shopping center Pier, the Auditorio Alfre...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Gran Canaria, Spain.

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Only 10 minutes from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: The Magnificant Waves of the North Shore

If you want to avoid the mass tourism on this beautiful island, your first tought should be to go to the North. In this area the ocean is wild, the coast line is black, jaggy vulcanic stone, the weather is changing every day, the winter is rainy, the summer is hot and humid, and evry second day the wind rises above the normal. But it’s still worth to spend a few days around here. Why? Because of it’s magnificant waves, green hills, hidden bays and clear water. Let’s see one by one. Only 10 minutes from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: The Magnificant Waves of the North Shore There are legendary stories about surfing the north shore of Gran Canaria. Some might travel days to get here, and spend most of the sunny hours in the water. San Andrés and San Felipe are the most popular destinations for advanced surfers, and yes, you have to be experienced. The waves are strong, the current is powerful and the bottom is rocky. On those perfect days you find magical tunels to ride in. There might be a slightly crowd on weekends (when the local surf boddies are out of town) but for weekdays there are not many queing for those waves. On holidays and weekends there is always an ambulance car with certified life guards watching the horizon for your safety. After surfing is worth to go for a good fish dish or a good jarra (big jar of beer) in one of the local restaurants on the shore.

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A way to have cheap holidays in a natural million star hotel in Gran Canaria.

A way to have cheap holidays in a natural million star hotel in Gran Canaria. In total I spend 8 months in Gran Canaria, traveling living, something in between. Most of the time I was in the beautiful Volver Beach Hostel! A super lovely place I can’t describe it you have to feel it. And believe me, you will always come back. It felt like home there. That’s why I think I can tell you guys a lot of stuff about it. But First of all, if you are up to have all inclusive holidays in a 5-star hotel and lying by the pool for one week, you are wrong here. I can only show you my point of a natural million star hotel by the beach. And to have cheap holidays in Gran Canaria.

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20. Sardina del Norte, Gran Canaria – Gran Canaria (Spain)

That’s why, here’s a top 20 of the places recommended to see the best sunsets in Canary Islands, based on different factors that I think makes a different sunset of another: the state of mind, the clouds, the season of the year , the place and the company! 20. Sardina del Norte, Gran Canaria – Gran Canaria (Spain) Photo: Midlands Beacon of sardine in Sardina del Norte, Gran Canaria – Gran Canaria (Spain) Sardina del Norte is located to the north of Gran Canaria (such as their name suggests). It is located on the side of the municipality of Agaete, both oriented almost to the west, which allows to see the best sunsets. What Favors the clean air and clean when it comes to a people away from the big city. The area of beacon of sardine has an architecture very characteristic that makes you feel like you’re in Santorini or in Ibiza; with white houses along the coast and natural pools in the crystalline to see reflected the sun’s rays. Come on. Without a doubt, a unique location to enjoy a walk, the quiet, the silence and the spectacle of the sunset.

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Canarian food: where to eat in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

When traveling, it is crucial to try some of the local cuisine. I’ve been living in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for over two and a half year. Restaurants are being opened and closed within one season but the ones I would like to introduce you to, either have been here for a long time or the quality of food talks for itself.

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