Granada is a relatively small, unknown town in Andalusia, Spain. Most people traveling or stopping over here don’t realise that there are so many exciting things to do in Granada.
The cobblestoned streets, hidden bars, intimate jazz clubs and Flamenco clubs add to the city’s old-world feel. It’s two greatest tourist attractions are the Alhambra and Generalife gardens.
Airbnb offers some of the best accommodation options in Granada. From budget-friendly apartments to luxury villas, this list of Granada’s Airbnbs will not disappoint. Whether you’ll be spending a night here or a month!
Quicklinks – Top Granada Airbnbs
In a hurry? Here are five Airbnb Granada, Spain options for those who know what type of place & experience they’re looking for. Whether you’re going all out or keeping a shoestring budget.
Most romantic apartment in Granada: The lovers attic
Best budget option for solo travellers: Historic centre apartment
Best Granada space for families: Penthouse with 2 terraces over Alhambra
Most unique accommodation in Granada: Andalusian villa overlooking Alhambra
Best luxury villa in Granada: Stunning mansion with pool and views
13 of the Best Airbnbs in Granada
Whether you’re looking for an Airbnb in a certain neighbourhood, have a specific budget or are wanting something special, one of these 12 apartments, suites and villas are bound to be the perfect fit.
Best suited to: Couples looking for a lavish, intimate getaway spot
Biggest draw: Rustic, open plan layout & private terrace
This suite is the perfect spot for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The open-plan layout, rustic interior and beautiful furnishings all add to this Airbnb’s intimate feel.
Watch the sky change colours as the sun sets while soaking in the bathtub, relaxing after a busy day out. You can spend your mornings on the terrace, sipping coffee and taking in the views of Alhambra.
This romantic spot is situated in the heart of Albaicin, the oldest neighbourhood in Granada. Spend your days walking these cobblestone streets, admiring the Moorish architecture. This area is also bustling with activity. When out on a walk, you’re bound to come across one of Albaicin’s many markets, hidden squares and live music performances.
Pop into Bar Aliator, known for its incorporation of snails into most of its dishes.
What guests say: “Perfect location to stay in the lovely Albaicin quarter! We loved the views of the Alhambra as well as the cosiness of the room with its own balcony. Absolutely recommend to stay in this quiet hideaway!” – Jasmin
Best suited to: Solo travellers
Neighbourhood: Realejo – San Matias
Biggest draw: Well-priced cozy room
This cute, cozy room is perfect for someone travelling on their own. It may be on the smaller side, but it has a comfortable bed, homely decor and a lovely host. The apartment is very peaceful, so you’ll definitely get to enjoy some quality time to yourself.
This Granada Airbnb is an incredibly well-priced option. This bang-for-your-buck means you’ll get to have even more fun exploring the town.
The private room is very close to the city centre, so most of the attractions of Granada are within walking distance. There are three lovely parks within close proximity, and a 10-minute walk will take you to the Cathedral de Granada.
What guests say: “Luisa was very friendly and polite. It felt like my home and very comfortable. The house was very clean with amazing decoration and the room was very beautiful and quiet. The location was very good and near the city centre and at my work. I recommend it 100%. Thank you for everything.” – Αναστασία
Best suited to: Families or groups of friends (4-5 max)
Biggest draw: A super host who goes the extra mile
This Granada Airbnb will feel like a home away from home. It’s situated on the ground floor, so there’ll be no hassles for parents with a baby and stroller.
It has all the amenities you’ll need: WiFi, a TV, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and air conditioning for the summer. The host is incredibly friendly and goes the extra mile to ensure you have a wonderful experience.
Just three blocks away is the Plaza Del Humilladero, a lovely park stretched along the Genil canal and a great spot for the kids to play. There are also many cafes and restaurants dotted along the park’s border.
A 12-minute walk will have you and your family standing outside the Parque de las Ciencias Granada (Science Park and Museum). This is a great activity for the kids where they can have an interactive session while learning about science.
What guests say: “Nacho is a wonderful host and the apartment is fantastic. It’s aesthetically put together and has a very warm and welcoming vibe. Great location. Nachos local tips were very helpful. Would definitely like to revisit.” – Akhil
Best suited to: Couples or a family of 3
Biggest draw: Sleeping in a natural cave
Live like a gipsy and spend a night (or a few) sleeping in a natural cave that’s been converted into a home. While it may not seem like much from the outside, the interior of this cave has a rustic charm to it.
Outside the front of the Airbnb is a lovely little terrace for guests to relax and enjoy a coffee or watch people walk by.
There are several Flamenco tablaos dotted in and around Sacromonte. At night, these bars and clubs come alive with musicians and dancers performing the Flamenco.
What guests say: “An amazing place. Such a cool experience and a very cosy world to relax after the days. Host was so kind and always on hand to help. Highly recommended :)” – Jack
Best suited to: Group of friends or family gathering (11 people max)
Biggest draw: Panoramic views & an incredible sunset spot
This villa in Granada, Spain has a million-dollar view! The Alhambra sits almost inline with the terrace and one can also see sweeping views of the town to the right. This is the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy a Spanish sunset.
The spacious Villa has both old-world charm and a touch of contemporariness. It also has a big swimming pool and well-kept garden – a perfect feature for families with children!
A 5-6 minute walk will take you to the viewpoint, Mirador de San Nicholás, and the Church of San Nicolás. This Gothic-style church was built in 1525 on top of one of the many mosques torn down after Granada was conquered by the Catholic royals, Isabel and Ferdinand, in the late 1400s.
What guests say: “Without a doubt, this is one of the best places in the Albaycin to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Alhambra. Perfect in every way.” – César & Emil
Best suited to: Family or group of 4
Neighbourhood: Central Granada
Biggest draw: Stylish contemporary decor
This sleek and contemporary apartment is located in the heart of Granada. The neutral colour scheme and bright, airy rooms will make you feel like you’re in one of the best hotel suites.
Step out onto the terrace where you can appreciate the architecture of the Granada Cathedral. There is an amazing Bohemia Jazz Club within walking distance of the apartment (500m).
What guests say: “Paloma is a lovely host, she was super helpful! The apartment was stunning and clean with amazing views from the balcony of the nearby Cathedral – not to mention the outdoor bath on the balcony! Everything was perfect. Thank you Paloma x” – Aisha
Best suited to: Couples looking for an intimate space
Biggest draw: A unique shower and private patio
This once-upon-a-time wine cellar entices you to enjoy its thoughtfully curated space. From the exposed brickwork to hand-crafted furnishings, time and effort have been put into every detail.
In an alcove behind an original, wrought iron gate, one can find the gorgeous shower. A large window in the lounge allows ample light to filter in. A wooden door opens up onto a private patio where you can lounge in the sunshine and listen to the hum of activity on the other side of the wall.
This Airbnb is situated within Albaycin, a neighbourhood that’s been declared a World Heritage Site. The Lover’s Den is just 5 minutes away from El Bañuelo, one of the few Arabic Baths that wasn’t destroyed after the Catholic monarchs took control of Granada.
What guests say: “WOW! Upon reflection of our two week road trip through France and Spain, Lovers Cave in the old town of Granada was an outstanding highlight. We are most definitely going to return to explore more of the area and use Lovers Cave as our base. Simply brilliant!” – Rudi
Best suited to: Couples / two friends or solo travellers who want to get out of the hustle and bustle
Neighbourhood: Just past Monachil
Biggest draw: Tranquility and natural surroundings
Just 12km outside of Granada, this tranquil spot is a prime spot for nature lovers. The small studio has all the essentials and has a lovely pool to swim in during the summer.
This Airbnb is situated in a farming area below Sierra Nevada. There are numerous hiking trails. An example is the Los Cahorros trail that will lead you across suspension bridges, through narrow tunnels and caves and take you past waterfalls and rock pools. In the winter, you can head to the ski station for a day in the snow.
What guests say: “Amazing view from a country house perched up in the mountains. Jose Luis was a very welcoming and helpful host. Not too far from Granada and just outside of cute and cozy Monachil village. Recommended!” – Sergiy
Best suited to: Solo travellers & couples
Neighbourhood: San Juan de Dios
Biggest draw: Cozy apartment in the city centre
This Granada Airbnb has cleverly utilised a small space and created a comfortable, cozy apartment. The loft is on the fourth floor of an apartment block and has three balconies. So, it’s a great spot to watch the sun rise and set over the town.
It takes about 10 minutes to reach the city centre on foot, but there are many things to do in the neighbourhood as well. You can explore the opulent interiors of the Basilica de San Juan de Dios or visit the Monasterio de San Jerónimo. These buildings are both within 5 minutes walking distance from the loft.
You can pop into Cafe la Cola for brunch or enjoy a Mediterranean dinner at Vino Y Rosas.
What guests say: “Jose’s place is amazing , very clean and very cute . The way it’s designed is adorable . If we ever come back we for sure will try to stay at that place again.” Samantha
Best suited to: Family of six / group of friends
Neighbourhood: Central Granada
Biggest draw: Beautiful courtyard and old-school gaming machine
This sleek Spain garden apartment is decorated simply, but tastefully. While the apartment is located in a busy area, the two bedrooms are located in the air-conditioned basement. So, you’re guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep here!
Take a 10-minute walk to some of Granada’s best tea houses. Here you can experience a custom introduced by the Arabic population who once inhabited Granada. There are also many interesting markets in the area with plenty of different foods to try.
What guests say: “A lovely apartment, great location, very comfortable beds, fantastic communication, sparkling clean, a true Spanish feel, overall, we had a nice time staying here. Lots of food options all around, easy access to old town, great communication with the host, our visit to Granada was perfect.” – Don
Best suited to: Family or group of friends (6 max)
Neighbourhood: Plaza Nueva
Biggest draw: Gorgeous rooftop terrace
Light, elegant and stylish is an apt summary of this Airbnb in Granada. The apartment also boasts large bedrooms and an open plan lounge and dining area. This Airbnb Spain apartment is so gorgeous, you’ll never want to leave!
The rooftop terrace has a shaded and sunny area to allow guests to utilise the space no matter what time of day it is. The views from here are just magical.
This penthouse is only a 700m (10 minutes) walk from the famous palace, fortress and citadel of Granada, Alhambra. The area around this Airbnb has many tapas bars and clubs that tend to attract an older crowd (late twenties and up).
What guests say: “Wow. Just, wow. The rooftop space is even better than I imagined. I really loved this place. Great views. Close to the sites in Granada. Spacious. And an amazing rooftop space with views. Stay here. It’s excellent.” – Matt
12. The Lovers Attic
Best suited to: Couples, of course
Biggest draw: Totally unique and lovely, and super romantic
This gorgeously romantic apartment is such a steal. Located directly in front of the Alhambra, it’s actually part of the World Heritage Site. So of course, the views are incredible.
Sit on the little balcony enjoying dinner and admiring the iconic Alhambra. Laze in bed with your perfect view, and enjoy a soak in the deep bath. Its wide-open layout, wooden details and special touches make it even more ideal for a romantic getaway.
Because of its fantastic location, you’ll also be right in the heart of the activity, and can reach Granada’s top attractions on foot.
What guests say: “Juan Carlos’s place is magical! It has without a doubt the best view of the Alhambra from the terrace and the floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom. The apartment is stylish, very comfortable and romantic. It is well located for tourist attractions and good restaurants. We would absolutely stay again. Juan Carlos was always quick to respond and gave us great local recommendations. If you’re visiting Granada to see the Alhambra this is a great place to stay!” – Frederika
Best suited to: Couples and solo travellers
Neighbourhood: San Pedro
Biggest draw: The absolutely phenomenal view through large, wall-to-wall windows
One of the most beautiful apartments in Granada Spain, this suite has unbeatable views of the Alhambra. Lay in bed soaking in the view, and have breakfast on the plant-filled terrace before heading out on your adventures.
The apartment is reasonably small, with a well-equipped kitchen, a large terrace, and a very cozy bed. It’s perfect for two people – just keep in mind that it’s on a hill, and the stairs leading up to it are quite steep, so decent physical fitness is important.
What guests say: “Excellent location and the views cannot be understated as the landscape of the Alhambra pans the entire bedroom window. Careful though, the views are so amazing that you won’t want to leave the room! Only downside to the suite is the staircase leading up to the room is very narrow, but it adds to the excitement of being in a fun, unique Spanish town like Granada.” – John
Final thoughts on these exciting Granada Spain Airbnbs
Granada’s rich cultural heritage makes it an ideal place to learn about Spain’s history. The monuments, tapas bars and friendly locals leave many visitors pleasantly surprised.
One of the best ways to have a more authentic experience is by booking out an Airbnb. We’re sure that you’ll love any of the Airbnb’s on this list. If Granada made you fall in love with the south of Spain, check out this itinerary for a 7-day road trip through Andalusia. You can also have a look at these incredible Seville Airbnbs, as the next stop on your road trip.