The 7 Best Cheap Hotels in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. | © © G.I.Dobner / Alamy Stock Photo
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19 October 2018

We’ve found a great array of cheap hotels in Gran Canaria, from charming guesthouses in the capital of Las Palmas to romantic B&Bs with tropical gardens and even hotels on the coast with outdoor pools and tennis courts.

The island of micro-climates, Gran Canaria boasts a number of accommodation options, from luxury beachfront resorts to surf hostels and mountain hideaways. If you want more privacy than a hostel, but don’t want to shell out for a luxury hotel, then you’re in luck, as you’ll find many cheap options too. Take a look at our picks of the best.

Bora Bora The Hotel

Budget Hotel
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Bora Bora The Hotel
Bora Bora The Hotel | Courtesy of Bora Bora The Hotel/

This simple and fun hotel is located right at the northern tip of the island in the city of Las Palmas. Each of the twin or double rooms is individually decorated, either with coloured stripes or huge photos of some part of the island covering one feature wall. There’s also a shared lounge area, covered outdoor dining room and shared kitchen. A basic free breakfast is also included.

La Casita de Las Palmas

Bed and Breakfast
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La Casita de Las Palmas
La Casita de Las Palmas | Courtesy of La Casita de Las Palmas/

Cute and charming, this budget hotel is located in the small town of Tafira Alta, 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) south of the capital of Las Palmas and 14 kilometres (8.7 miles) west of the coast. It’s housed in a traditional Canarian-style cottage, surrounded by lush plants and a private garden. The bedrooms are comfortable and romantic, decorated in pastel colours with heart motifs and floral pictures. Other amenities include a cute, country-style kitchen and quaint common dining room serving a daily breakfast. The highlight of the property is the gorgeous roof terrace with cabana and fantastic views.

Casa Cinzia

Bed and Breakfast
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Casa Cinzia
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Located in the centre of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Casa Cinzia is housed in an emblematic white and volcanic stone 20th-century townhouse. Inside it’s elegant, with lots of marble, polished wood and individually decorated rooms. Each room has a different theme, from Frida Kahlo and Don Quixote to nautical and New York in the ’60s. A daily buffet breakfast is also offered.

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  • Cala Blanca by Diamond Resorts

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    Cala Blanca by Diamond Resorts
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    Located in the small area of Taurito on the southwest coast of the island, this budget 3-star hotel is ideal for those who like lots of amenities but don’t want to spend too much. Set on a hillside, the hotel exudes a maritime theme with lots of blues and whites. It comprises a number of apartments, ranging from studios sleeping two guests to studios sleeping families of six. They are bright with lots of clean lines, wood and wrought iron furniture, and splashes of bright colours. It may be budget but it doesn’t lack in amenities, as here you’ll find everything from an outdoor pool and tennis courts to a restaurant and even a spa.

    Cactus Host

    Budget Hotel, Garden Hotel
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    Cactus Host, Gran Canaria
    Cactus Host, Gran Canaria | Courtesy of Cactus Host/

    Located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, just a couple of blocks from Las Canteras Beach, Cactus Host is housed in a lovely colonial-style townhouse. The rooms are cosy and shabby-chic with lots of driftwood, natural elements and cactus-print wallpaper in the bathrooms. There’s also a small shared kitchen and roof terrace filled with hammocks and wooden furniture. Bike rental and surfboard storage is also available.

    Hotel Pujol

    Budget Hotel
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    Hotel Pujol, Gran Canaria
    Hotel Pujol, Gran Canaria | Courtesy of Hotel Pujol/

    Found close to the Santa Catalina Park in Las Palmas, Hotel Pujol is a comfortable and simple budget choice. It comprises 48 bright and colourful rooms dressed in yellow with splashes of blue in the art, and soft furnishings. There are both double and twin rooms, which feature TVs, Wi-Fi and en suite bathrooms. There aren’t many other amenities, but there are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafés located nearby.

    Los Canaritos Guest-House

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    Los Canaritos Guest-House, Gran Canaria
    Los Canaritos Guest-House, Gran Canaria | Courtesy of Los Canaritos Guest-House/

    Situated close to the centre of Las Palmas, Los Canaritos can be found close to the Triana pedestrian zone, the Vegueta Cathedral and just 10 minutes from Alcaravanera Beach. It’s located in a historic townhouse from the 1930s, complete with an inner courtyard and brightly patterned, original floor tiles. It offers four beautifully decorated en suite rooms decked in a traditional style, making it small, friendly and intimate. Rooms come complete with mini fridges, TVs and Wi-Fi.

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