who are we?
Ventana Azul is a project made by surfers and travellers! We are hosting backpackers and oudoor lovers of all ages on Gran Canaria since 12 years!
We are located in the young surfers "barrio" of Guanarteme right in the heart of Las Palmas and on the shore of the legendary Las Canteras Beach.
Thanks to our privileged location you will be able to watch the surfers from our rooftop, enjoy international bars & restaurants, go shopping or just chill at the beach.
Our international and friendly team can connect with you in spanish, german, french & english.
After 12 succesful years as a hostel and taking in account the moment we are living as ruman race right now, we also want to to our part to fight against globalization and climate change.
Thats why we created our new eco-project Ventana Verde.
We are looking forward to get to know your personally and make this house feel like home for you!
we are an eco-friendly hostel
meet our team
hostel star & cat
Selma is our princess of the house. Thats the official story. But insiders know that she is the real boss of the hostel. In the morning you will find her doing her crazy dances, during the day she does her siesta and in the night she will watch you and listen secretly to the crazy stories you tell to other guests. If you want a discount, also ask her 🙂
spoken languages: Miau!
Thomas is living on Gran Canaria since 2006. After a personal crisis he founded Ventana Azul Hostel back in 2012, and since then this hostel is already a part of the Surfcity Las Palmas. He is also the creator of the Sister project Ventana Verde, which is a 5000m2 organic farm with a reforestation project. Apart from continuing to improove the hostel he is now mainly focused on fighting against climate change and giving back something to Gran Canaria, the island that has treated him and his dreams so well!
Spoken languages: german, spanish, english, canarian (chacho mi niño, ños, ños)
Luz is originally from Valencia and she is managing our hostel since July 2023. She mooved to the island 2 years ago and apart from managing our hostel, she has her own massage business. Her passions are open water swimming, acroyoga and climbing, so you can also ask her about the best climbing spots on Gran Canaria. She is a lover of our island, she spent lot of time visiting natural and pristine places around all the archipielago. We love her positive energy and profesional attitude, giving a smile and a solution to every problem that might appear in the daily life of the hostel. Welcome Luz, we love to have you in the team!
Raffaela is a true multitalent. Apart from helping us with the hostel she is a great photographer, artist and carpenter. She arrived on the island as a guest and personal friend of Thomas and it looks like she wont leave the island voluntarily anymore (like all of us). She loves to go snorkeling on Las Canteras Beach and if she is not busy with one of her projects she might take you for a dive.
spoken languages: german, spanish, english
Intern / Reception
Lotta is our wonderful intern from south of Germany. She always has a positive attitude and the will to help you with everything you need at reception. She will stay with us until January 2022 but who knows maybe she will end of staying forever like the rest of the team 🙂
spoken languages: german, english, drunken spanish