Looking for a budget place to stay, use the internet, wash your clothes or have a quick shower? Ananda’s mundo, named after the owners’ daughter, is the place. It’s also a shop selling clothes, incense and other Indian imports.
And if you’re having an impromptu music jam, a selection of instruments can be bought – like drums, shakers and bamboo xylophones.
Tucked away behind Órgiva’s church in a quiet street, the building has high ceilings and original features – including beautiful floor tiles and wooden shutters. The young German owners spent two years renovating the place, with little money.
It’s split in two; there’s an internet café where you can scan and print documents and a phone booth where you can make relatively cheap international calls. The other part of the building, entered via a separate door from the street, has basic, sparsely-furnished – but clean – rooms for rent (reminding S of her backpacking days in India).
There are three single rooms (€20 per night), one twin room (€40) and two double rooms (€40). All rooms share a bathroom and a communal kitchen and sitting room. The Wi-Fi is free for guests.
Being inside the building gave us an insight into what living in a grand old Spanish house must be like.
Basically, this place is for people on a budget. The owners are very friendly and the place well-run – even if the vivid artwork takes a bit of getting used to (we know what John Lennon looks like had he painted his face bright yellow).
If you’re travelling in, say, a camper van, it’s where you can shower and use the washing machine facilities for a modest cost.
When we went into the shaded, walled garden the tables weren’t yet set up but it would be lovely to have a drink there. The only thing to worry about is being hit by a falling lemon.
Here’s their website.
Ananda’s mundo: Calle Cristo de la Expiración 4, Órgiva.
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