Where To Stay In Granada + Best Airbnbs • Indie Traveller

In this guide, I’ll share the best neighborhoods for Airbnbs in Granada, explain the differences between the barrios, and give you my suggestions for the best apartments. I’ll also tell you about the unique cave house Airbnb I stayed in!

Planning a trip to Granada? Great choice! It’s truly one of Spain’s most romantic cities, best known for the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Alhambra. It’s part fortress and part palace, built in the Middle Ages by the Moors who ruled over southern Spain — and you can see it looming from its hilltop position from many areas in Granada.

The view from outside my Airbnb!

Not only that, but Granada is famed for its tapas, being one of the few places in Spain where you can still get these small bites for free when you order drinks in most tapas bars.

Granada is also one of the best places to experience the Flamenco dance — more specifically the Zambra, a local variation that’s particularly intense.

Granada has several great areas to stay, which I’ll highlight here along with my top picks for Airbnb apartments in Granada.

Best Airbnbs in Sacromonte, Granada

Sacromonte has traditionally been the neighborhood of the Granadian Romani, who first settled there during the Middle Ages. The area is typified by its many whitewashed cave houses built into the hillside.

Although it’s not necessarily luxurious, this area is super charming with barely any traffic and lots of small donkey paths leading up to the houses. Expect to have to climb the hills a bit with your luggage in order to reach your Airbnb.

I recommend Sacromonte if you enjoy a bit of hippie charm (and don’t mind some poorer neighbors much further uphill), though if you like something more upscale you may want to look for Airbnbs in the Albaicín.

While Sacromonte is just slightly further outside of the city core, I do recommend staying here for its spectacular views of the Alhambra, not to mention the chance to stay in a cave house.

What really made my stay in Sacromonte very special was staying in a cave house, which is truly a unique kind of accommodation, and a lot comfier than you might expect from a ‘cave’! The air inside was great, the acoustics and lack of outside noise made me feel very relaxed, and I slept like a baby.