After so many requests for accommodation information we have decided to compile a detailed accommodation list. These include hostels, hotels, casas rurales and campsites.

At some accommodation it is essential to book in advance as they may only have a few rooms or you may need to arrange for someone to be there to meet you.

Places with a full description have been stayed at and are recommended. Others have not been sampled but if you have stayed at them please let us know your thoughts. ...

There is also now a baggage transfer service running on this section of the GR7 so you can send your luggage on ahead to your hotel and walk with just a day-pack. Contact:


El Riad Andaluz (952 21 36 40) c/Hinestrosa 24. Set in the historic quarter of Malaga and designed as a Moroccan riad. With 8 rooms: individual 45 euros double 55 euros Very stylish and run by a Frenchman who speaks Spanish and English as well.


Hotel Santa Isabel la Real, c/Santa Isabel la Real 19, Albaicin, Granada. (958 29 46 58) Set in the nicest part of the Albaicin near San Miguel Bajo. From 85euros for a double room including breakfast.

Hostal Moni (958 28 52 84) C/ San Bartolome 5. Competetively priced at 45euros. In the barrio Albaicin close to Plaza Larga with lots of bars and restaurants nearby.

Alhama de Granada

La Seguiriya (958 36 06 36) C/ de Penas 12. Run by Paco Moyona the flamenco singer/songwriter and his family. The excellent restaurant is only bettered by the amazing views of the tajos or gorge from the back terrace. With 6 rooms at 60 euros for a double. The GR7 is just round the corner from the hotel so makes this the best place to start your walk.

Hospederia el Ventorro (958 35 04 38.) About 3 kms on the way out of Alhama but right on the GR7. You can stay in caves with Arabic decoration and get a massage too. 40 euros for an individual room, 60 euros for a double, with breakfast included.

Hostal Ana (958 36 01 08) Carretera de Granada 8

Pension San Jose (958 35 01 56) Plaza de la Constitución 25. Single room 19 euros, double 32 euros

Arenas del Rey

Complejo Rural el Molinillo about 10 mins off of the GR7, walking, its about 3 kms beyond Arenas. It consists of a complex of small houses with a restaurant and pool. Outside of July and August you will probably find yourself the only person there. (958 10 18 77).

Camping los Bermejales, about an hours walk from Arenas by following the path round the western edge of the reservoir (958 35 91 90) 1 person and tent will be 10 euros. Dogs allowed.


Hospederia la Almijara (958 36 41 57) on the main road on the extreme west of the village. Traditional and friendly. The only accommodation in the village.


Cortijo del Pino (958 77 62 57)

Cortijo del Pino

A delightful, friendly and beautifully restored cortijo with a giant 200 yr old pine and tranquil garden. Access is by going up el camino de las ventajas, there is a sign off the main road to your left as you walk out of Albunuelas. English spoken.
Photo courtesy of Hans Carlen/Paso Libre

Casa Azul, c/ Horno 8 (958 77 63 66; 692 895 422) With room for 6 people it's ideal for hikers and run by friendly English Ken from Northampton. Must book in advance. Price 30 euros for single person and 45 euros for two people sharing. Includes breakfast.


Alqueria de los Lentos (659 912 961 On the western (Durcal) side of Niguelas on the edge of the village, the road is called the Camino de los Vientos. There are 10 rooms, some in the old mill, others separate in the garden. A great restaurant and beautiful patio. 75€ per night, pets an extra 10€.

Hostal/Albergue Almora c/ Solanilla 7. (677 685 800). In the centre of Niguelas on the GR7. Beds in a shared room for 12 euros per night or 30 euros for a separate double bedroom.

El Secreto del Olivo .c/ Agua 2 (673 346 700; 958 953 838). Prices start at 60 euros for individual or 70 euros for double. Luxurious accommodation in the centre of Niguelas.


Lanjaron has a popular health spa so there are numerous hotels and hostels. Here are the names and contacts of just a few:


Hostal Pampaneira (958 76 30 02) In the main plaza next to all the restaurants and bars and the tourist information centre. It also has its own restaurant. Competitively priced and friendly. Often there are other walkers here setting off for the peak of Mulhacen.

Hotel Rural Estrella de las Nieves (958 76 39 81). On the main road through Pampaneira with great views back across the valley. 32 euros for a single room plus breakfast.


Las Terrazas de las Alpujarras (958 76 30 34) Plaza del Sol 7. Ideal for hikers from only 26 euros per night for one person. With great views and its own restaurant.


Hotel San Roque (958 85 75 28) On the main road as you head out of town.

La Oveja Verde, (958 06 41 09) c/ Carretera 14.
This is on the main road through Pitres, just as you enter the village from the direction of Bubion. 12 apartments with a restaurant attached.

Refugio los Albergues (958 34 31 76)
Right on the GR7, just as you leave Pitres with simple dormitory room with bunks, shower and self catering. Run by an elderly German woman. 12 beds plus 1 double room. Environmentally friendly compost toilet and no tv no internet no microwave etc. Who needs it? 10 euros per person per night.


Casa Ana Just a couple of kms below Atalbeiter in the village of Ferreirola is casa Ana, c/Artesa, Ferreirola. (958 76 72 70) 35 euros per person. Tranquil, comfortable, worth the short detour off the GR7


Casa Sonia c/ San Francisco 5. (958 85 75 03) with room for 14 people. Very comfortable and attractive with spectacular views. 65 euros for a double room.


Hotel la Fragua. Situated between the barrio alto and the barrio medio La Fragua I is small and better for hikers, La Fragua II is more of a holiday complex. Prices 30 euros per person, 40 for a couple. The restaurant is famous locally and gets booked up quickly every night.

Camping Trevelez, (958 85 87 35). On the road to Busquitar to the south of Trevelez, about 20 mins walk out of town. With room for 360 persons the campsite is only rarely full at the peak time in August. Prices start at 4.50 euros per person plus 4 euros for the tent. Pets allowed.

Hotel Pepe Alvarez, (958 85 85 03). In the Plaza Don Francisco Abellan, on the main road through Trevelez. Light, clean rooms with heating and balcony at 25 euros per person or 44 for a double.

Hostal Regina, (958 85 85 69). In the same plaza as Hotel Alvarez and practically next door but with the price of 20 euros per room.


Hostal Nuevo Cadi in c/Real, in the centre of Cadiar next to the church. (958 76 80 64). A bar and restaurant with rooms upstairs.

Alqueria de Morayma Hotel Rural. (958 34 32 21)

Alqueria de Morayma

Very attractive, in a tranquil country setting just up from the river and the GR7. With a good and renowned restaurant. Silent at night except for the nightingales, the golden oriels and the scops owl. To get to it turn off the GR7 and cross the river 3km before Cadiar. Loads of activities available horse riding really nicely done out you stay in your own little house from 62 euros (Morayama was the wife of Boabdil, the last Moorish king of Granada).

Mecina Bombaron

Casa la Bombaron c/ San Rafael 3 (958 85 11 13) Run by Dutch people. In the barrio alto with room for 10 people. Its got a roof terrace with great views. Lots of information for hikers. 30 euros for a single person


Cafe Bar Hostel La Fuente, just down from the mainroad on c/Real next to the fountain and plaza (958 85 10 67)

Bar el Tinao de Yegen, la carretera 12, Yegen (958 85 12 12; 616 644 677) Run by Irish Loranne Dean

El Rincon de Yegen, calle las eras 2, Yegen (642890243) El Rincon is open again, run by Lara and Albert, a Belgian and Spanish couple. With both rooms and apartments, there is a garden and terrace and they serve breakfast, lunch and dinners


Readers are advised to check prices and details with all accommodations prior to booking.