who are we?

Front Friends Ventana Hostel

Ventana Azul is a project made by surfers and travellers! We are hosting backpackers and oudoor lovers of all ages on Gran Canaria since 10 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 10 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!

Front Friends Ventana Hostel

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. Normally you will see him attending his plants silently on the rooftop or checking out for Selma. He likes to be in the background but if you are not shy ask him for some info about the island and he will be your best source 🙂 He spends his time surfing, climbing, biking or hiking around in the wonderful nature of Gran Canaria.

Spoken languages: german, spanish, english

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Originally from the French West Indies, I was quickly led to travel. After many kilometers in South America, breathtaking landscapes, people with different lifestyles from ours, I came back with an exacerbated desire to travel. This continent marked me a lot and showed that there are many ways to have a positive impact on the environment through ancestral customs and know-how. Here, the island of Gran Canaria caught me with its special energy, which gives you the strength to return to your own essence.

Spoken languages: french, spanish, english




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

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