Welcome to the Caves cave house colors. A cave is a special place to live for their ideal temperature, their silence and the feeling of returning to the sources with all the comforts of the present times. Located in the Albaicín heritage of humanity by its incredible historical value and very close neighborhood Sacromente, peculiar to be a neighborhood of caves and flamenco, also found near the Mirador de San Nicolas and the center of the city.
You will take a break from Granada's heat in this very nice and quite private bunk beds inside a cave. I've had many guests that were curious about the cave and after staying in the bunk beds, fell completely in love with it. The bathroom is front of it. You can have access and enjoy the sofas in the apartament and the common zones.
On the top of the cave many little terraces to enjoy the sunsets and the astonishing views of Granada. 18º Celsius temperature inside the cave, we have heaters as well.
Olga greeted me well~ She was waiting for me at her cave, and she let me use a private room instead of my reservation of banquet. (Cause there were nobody but me on that day) there are 3 balconies with great views. At first it was a little bit hard to find the place, but finally I found it. She gave me many informations of Granada and also about Barcelona where she came from.
you could feel a little bit afraid of neighborhood at first time, but Olga told me that her neighbors are nice. And place San Nicolas is very close from her place. Just 10mins by walk. Anyway it could be hard if you are carrying a large baggage or not comfortable with walking on stairs.
Recommends for new experience~!
First, about Olga's cave. It is a little hard to get to, and when I was first looking for her cave, I was wondering if I had made the wrong decision because it was a bit of a climb up. On your way to her cave, you'll go from quite normal-looking houses, to walking on a sandy path, and above her cave, I'm told there are hippie communities with horses and caves which they have artificially carved themselves. Her cave is quite high up but is still near Plaza Aliatar, which had parties going on in the nights which I was there. But when I got to her cave - all my doubts were quickly dispelled. The views from her terrace are magnificent, and as it was raining (and due to the natural condition of the cave), it felt a little moist but it really was still very comfortable. For solo travellers, Olga also has a little locker right next to your cave bunk bed, so your belongings are really safe! Olga also gave me duvets to ensure I was warm. I had a fantastic night's sleep and really enjoyed the experience, which was really lovely and peaceful.
I use AirBnB frequently and as a journalist, I'm quite a skeptic, particularly when people write about hosts being lovely and super friendly because I have not met many whom I think are really invested in sharing their homes with you. Olga, to me, really stands out as an AirBnB host.
Like many who have stayed with Olga, I was completely bowled over by her warmth and her exuberant loveliness. When she was explaining directions to her cave, she was incredibly patient and I could tell that she was really trying to help me understand the possible routes I could take. She called for a taxi for me to get to the Alhambra quickly, and fed me with the most delicious cakes (yes, plural! the best carrot and coconut cake I've ever had), and had the most fun travel stories to share. Having lived in Beijing for a year before moving to Europe, the last negative review I believe is a bit of a mismatch in cultural expectations. The cave is as shown in photos, and the entire place was cosy and clean. I thought Olga's cave was lovely, I think Olga is absolutely wonderful (she was responsive and accommodating to a spontaneous, single traveller like myself), and this was the loveliest stay that I had in Spain.
Staying at Las Cuevas Coloradas with Olga was an unforgettable experience that I would do over and over again. There were no other guests when I arrived so Olga upgraded me from a bunk to my own room with a big bed. The temperature inside the rooms was a perfect escape from the August heat. The views from the terraces were unbeatable and you were so close to the Alhambra you could see the flashes from the tourists' cameras. Olga is an incredibly hospitable and warm-hearted host. I couldn't recommend this experience more highly.
COLORFUL is the word that best describes the place and the Lady. I had a very good time Olga, thank you for the wonderful stay :)
Personally, I had hard time to get to her house, although she gave me detailed description. Walking hilly paths with my luggage, I almost regretted my decision to have chosen her place. But once I got her place, my regret just disappeared. I just loved her house and the view from her place.
Olga is a rare gem. It was always a pleasure to spend an evening talking to this amazing and thoughtful woman who is well-versed in life and bursting with energy. I always felt comfortable around her and anyone else that came through the cave house.
The city, Alhambra, and other sites are close by and it was nice to get away from the traffic and noise and climb back up to her place in this old, historic neighborhood. I'd absolutely stay here again.
Olga is a great and lovely host. I booked a bunk bed but since no one else staying, she gave me the twin bed instead. She invited me to taste her tortilla too which is super delicious.
Staying at this cave with Olga was with no exaggeration the highlight of my two weeks trip to Spain and Italy. I didnt even plan on staying in Granada for more than 2 days but I loved this place (and my host) so much I extended my stay. Do yourself a huge favor and book your room with Olga and have a spectacular experience. She is one of the most inspiring women I have come to know. It takes only a minute conversing with her to realize how wise, friendly, and sophisticated she is. She was so sweet, she took me and the other guest to a local art exhibition and from there to her friend's restaurant. Her friend is a great cook!! Ask her for the name of that restaurant and make sure to at least eat there once. You wont regret it.
Her place is beautifully decorated and is very clean. I had one of the bunk beds and loved the cozy feeling of sleeping in a real cave. There are beautiful hikes around the house and the view is simply breath taking. It is very peaceful up there. If you felt like going to town, it only takes you 15-20 min nice walk to the city and Alhambra. Make sure to catch a Flamenco show while you are there.
On my last day there, I had some difficulties booking my flight and needed to talk to the airport staff. Olga was really nice and helped me to call them and spoke to them for me to resolve my booking issue. This special place for what it offers you and with this price is a steal.
I can not wait to go back to this place! Highly Highly recommend it.
Looking for something special? I highly recommend this place! The cave was amazing. It was an unique experience to stay in a cave. Outside it was like 40 degrees (august) but inside you have this natural cooling, humidity is the word i think. This made it very pleasant to stay here. And not only this, the view is amazing. You can see Granada city, Albayzin and the Alhambra. From the cave to the city centre it's 20-30 minutes of walking (you will enjoy the walking through Albayzin), ofcourse you can take a minibus aswell.
Olga and her son are lovely people. From day one i had a good conversation with Olga. You can talk about anything with Olga. Olga is an open minded person, warm, and smiles a lot. She speaks English really well! Her son is enthousiastic and although he speaks a little bit English, it is easy to communicate with him. They have a nice dog Greta :-) I wish i could have stayed longer. I hope i can come back in the near future.
I only stayed one short night amongst the bunk beds but i enjoyed it. It is a great location up near the top of the hillside (be prepared to walk up hill through circuitous roads) looking out over the city & a short walk to the Sacramonte neighborhood as well as the Alhambra. Olga was a great free spirit to chat with and who is also well traveled. Well furnished & clean and a good opportunity to meet other travelers but without the typical obnoxious hostel vibe. Her kids were very nice as well. Research the location & commuting plans before arrival to avoid searching for it with your luggage. A couple different buses will get you most of the way there. If i return to Granada, this will be my first choice.