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Parque Empresarial La Finca
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The Spanish capital of Madrid is truly a city that never sleeps. There is always something interesting to do when stay in a hostel in Madrid.
There are of course the classic sights, including large avenues, small streets, churches, palaces, and museums including the football (the national sport) museum. When done with them, or if you need a break, why not trying the famous thick chocolate and churros (donuts) served al fresco in winter, or a fresh draft cerveza (beer) in a cool bar in summer. Tapas (small servings of cold or warm food) are at all the bars to tempt you. After that, why not go back to your hostel in Madrid for a short siesta (nap) before starting your night?
It is part of the local custom to eat a late dinner, have a few drinks, and then hit the clubs to dance until dawn. It is advisable to book your hostel in Madrid as close to the centre of the city as possible if you want to go back and forth between the attractions and your Madrid hostel (especially in summer when the outside temperature can reach almost unbearable levels at the peak of the day). If your lodging budget is very tight, suburban Madrid hostels can be a better choice, but public transportation is very limited at night and can be extremely crowded during rush hours.
You will do plenty of walking even if your Madrid hostel centrally based, because the city is very large. Something good to know is that the city can be very cold in winter. The cost of a taxi to get back to your bed after a long night can be more than the difference between a dorm room in the suburb and the city centre.
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Overlooking the pond in the parque de el Retiro
The Plaza Mayor in Madrid
Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid
The Palace in Madrid overlooking the park near Plaza de España
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La Posada de Huertas
"This hostel is located in a bit of a rundown building, but inside it looks much better. It has clean and modern-looking rooms and bathrooms, and a well-equipped kitchen. It's on one of the main streets of the restaurant and clubbing neighborhood, in addition to being a short walk from many of the main tourist attractions. The hostel has a very convivial atmosphere, in addition to relatively tight living arrangements, so don't come here...
Los Amigos Hostel Madrid
"Small hostel located in the center of Madrid and within half a block of a metro stop. It's on the 4th floor (5th in American-speak), but there is an elevator ("lift" in Brittish-speak). There is a common area with TV, bar, and kitchen. Male and female dorms are segregated to separate wings of the floor. The bathroom facilities are good and the staff is friendly. Extra €5 "day fee" if you want to stick around after your checkout time."...
Barbieri International Hostel
"Barbieri International Hostel is an old area of the city north of Grand Via. The area is full of charm, with many tapas bars and restaurants frequented by locals as well as the adventurous tourists. Therefore, if you want to "go native," this may be the area for you. The Location The small road seems rundown and on reaching the address, we were quite shocked, as the building looked abandoned and the old door is full of graffiti. We...
Students Hostel Luis Velez
"Students Hostel Luis Velez is fantastic. It is clean, cheerful, colorful, welcoming, and the staff are extremely helpful. The Location The location of this hostel is perfect -- it's about a five-minute walk from the Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor. It's a fifteen-minute walk to the Palacio Real and a fifteen-minute walk in the opposite direction to the Paseo del Prado and all of the famous museums. To visit most tourist stops, the...
"To get to this hostal, get out at the Gran Via metro stop. Walk a few blocks on Valverde and the hostal will be on the right. The building looks somewhat run down from the outside, but the area is reasonably safe. It does not have a party atmosphere, but if you want to go out, it is near the Chueca district where there are many interesting bars and restaurants. The overall feeling is cozy but a not very comfortable. Each room contains a...
Living Cat's Hostel
"Cat's Hostel is a beautiful little place tucked away in an unassuming street in the centre of Madrid. The Location Cat's is in a small side street off Calle de Atocha but is not difficult to find at all -- the closest metro is Tirso de Molina or Anton Martin. It's very close to Sol, Gran Via, and Plaza Mayor, as well as the smaller but prettier Plaza de Santa Ana, and only a ten-minute walk from the Rastro on a Sunday. Despite being...
"Hi, I was in Madrid in August with my friends. I was in a triple room with sink. There are two bathrooms on the floor, and surprise....they are very clean! I suggest this hostel because it's cheap, quiet and clean!" … "… walking distance of the Hostal. The best of Madrid as regards cinemas, theatres, restaurants, bars, pubs (area of Huertas Street and Santa Ana Square), discos, nightclubs, and shopping streets is in the area....
"MuchoMadrid is perhaps the best-located hostel in all of Madrid. Directly on Gran Vía, it is literally within a couple minutes of three Metro stations. It is surrounded by theatres showcasing world-renowned plays and musicals, and less than ten minutes by foot from the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, Callao Square (which has many movie cinemas), and the Príncipe Pío train station and mall. The hostel is located inside an apartment building....
RC Miguel Angel
"Miguel Ángel is a very clean but quiet hostel. The recently-renovated facilities are pristine. Each four-bed dorm room has its own private bathroom of such high quality that you could mistake it for a hotel’s rather than a hostel’s. The bunk beds are nice and sturdy, and bedside lockers are provided for hostellers for free. Each bed has its own lamp, which is a nice addition for people to read without keeping others in the room...
Albergue Juvenil Madrid Hostel
"Albergue Juvenil Madrid Hostel is very unique in its design, modern, and well maintained. Due to its size, it's not a very social place, but it is well located, clean, and has all the amenities you'd expect in a quality hostel. The Location The hostel is located a short walking distance from a central metro station. It is in a safe area, within the downtown area of Madrid. The airport is accessible by metro, thus making it very easy to...
360 Hostel Centro
"Hostel One Centro is a great place to spend a few days in Madrid, especially if you are looking for somewhere to meet other travelers and to party. They have a twenty-four-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and computers, lots of common space, and it is run by a young and friendly staff. The hostel is only two minutes' walk from Calloa metro stop, so it's very easily accessible from the airport, bus, and train station. The Location For being...
"Nice hostel for young people,usually female students in Winter.We are in the center.Five minutes from Cibeles Square. and ten minutes from Sol" … "From airport take the pink line until Nuevos Ministerios and then change to blue line to Chueca Station and look for our street.It's easy and very close from metro.From train Station is also easy." … Augusto Figueroa 47
Las Musas Hostel
"Musas Residence is a large, energetic, and youthful hostel located in the middle of all of Madrid's action. It's thankfully tucked away on a little side street so as to avoid a lot of unwanted noise and commotion. The Location It's easy to get to -- no matter where you're coming from in Madrid, just find your way to Metro Line 1 (the light-blue line) and head towards the Tirso de Molina stop. Once you arrive, hop off the metro and make...
"Way Hostel is an excellent, affordable hostel, especially for solo travelers, but is plagued by unreliable Wi-Fi and poor administration. The Location Way Hostel is easily accessible from the metro, which links to the airport and Madrid's two train stations. Once you leave to Tristo De Molina (the closest metro station), calle de Relatores is the street to your right. Relative to the sights, especially Puerta del Sol, Way Hostel is...
THC Bergantin Hostel
"Absolutely perfect - It was like staying at a beautiful hotel. A bit small, but nothing unworkable, especially not for a couple or single." … "Excellent deal - Comparatively this hotel was cheaper than many of the private en suite rooms we've had in hostels around Europe and yet it was much nicer. The room had nice furniture and a great bathroom/shower. Everything was clean and plus it had a nice tv on the wall and an extremely...
"… the Plaza Mayor and the popular area of La Latina. It is close to the Gran Via, Atocha station and all the city's museums (Prado, Reina Sofia ....) Hostal Marisol offers concierge and 24 hour security. It also has a tour desk. (We speak English and Arabic France). All rooms come with air conditioning, flat screen TV and Wii-Fi connection throughout the hotel, coffee vending machines and soda. The rooms of this affordable guest...
360 Hostel Malasaña
"Malasaña Traveler's Hostel is a decent option for those on a budget. The hostel fits the bill for basic amenities, but doesn't offer much else. The Location The hostel is located in Malasaña, which is known as one of the more young and alternative areas of Madrid. Even with the reputation, the area does not offer much in terms of cool places to hang out. It's located about a block from the metro, but it's an easy fifteen-minute walk...
"Quiet Place - It is a nice place if you want to spend a calm night. There is no big deal about the hotel, but the price and location are good and it is clean. Don't go there expecting a party hostel." … "… include: elevator, 24 hour reception (Only for Check in - Ring the bell in the entrance when you arrive and wait the person answers you), wifi, TV, coffee machine and cold drinks, safe box , sheets and towels included in...
Madrid Motion Hostel
"… lounge area. Also you can wash your clothes in our laundry room. If you are looking for culture and entertainment, we also organise free city tours, flamenco shows, activities inside our bar, like our tapas workshops & tastings, and visits to Toledo, Avila and Segovia among others. 'NEW OFFER: Get inside Shoko Disco Madrid with Motion Hostel: Make a reservation at Motion Hostel and ask during your check-in for VIP SHOKO...
"… magnificent views of this beautiful plaza, where you can bask in the sun or have great caas and food, day or night. You literally can't get a more central location in Madrid. We want you to enjoy every minute of your stay with us and we can provide tons of local knowledge so you get the best out of your time here. Breakfast is included, as well as free tea and coffee all day. The delicious Mercado de San Miguel is just around the...
No Name City Hostel
"Decent place to stay - It was a nicely situated area with a good view. They offered free dance classes, tapas nights and pub crawls with other hostels, so a great way to meet new people. The showers were hot, and the hostel was clean. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Wifi was only offered on the first floor and the common room was closed at midnight. There was only one power socket in the room but you can take your phone...
Hostel Meeting Point Madrid
"… is located in the very centre of Madrid, opposite to Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. Meetingpoint offers a 24-hour reception and a chill out lounge with a sofa and a TV. The accommodation has a laundry room with washing machines and dryers, as well as a shared kitchen. Offering private rooms and dormitories, Meetingpoint has shared bathrooms with showers. Some rooms have a private...
"Hostel Era was totally renovated in May 2012. We have shared rooms of 4 to 8 people, new showers and bathrooms, kitchen, a great living room to rest and plan the activities for the day, and a computers area. We are located in the first floor of the building, with an independent entrance and elevator. LOCATION We are located 50 mts. from Metro “Tribunal” in the corner of Fuencarral and San Mateo St. It’s a great place to walk around and...
U Hostels Madrid Hostel
"Great hostel -- Clean, plenty of activities, friendly staff - This is a great hostel that is in a central location with easy access to the metro. It is very clean -- bathrooms are cleaned every day and the common areas are kept neat and tidy. Beds are fairly comfortable and the staff are willing to help with any questions you might have. There are daily activities including free walking tours, pub crawls, tapas tours, and flamenco. These are...
Far Home Hostel
"… have memory foam mattresses. Some rooms have a private bathroom as well as a flat-screen TV. Linen and towels are included and a laundry service is offered. Far Home Hostel offers a lounge area with a TV, a computer with internet access and there is also free Wi-Fi throughout the guest house. There is a kitchenette and vending machines and a free continental breakfast served every morning. Plaza Mayor is around a 10-minute walk...
"Room007 Ventura is a new hostel located in the heart of Madrid. This is a fun hostel with lots of activities each day. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The Location The location is just excellent. It is located within a five-minute walk from the Puerta del Sol. This means that it enjoys very good connection with transportation, shopping, and the famous tourist spots. It is also surrounded by many good bars and nightclubs....
"Cramped room - Clean, and thank God I did not have anyone else in the room, it would have been crazy. Reception staff really nice, location really good, accessible but not too close to the busy area, now it could be different on a weekend." … "… upon arrival per person. Cash only. No minimum stay (Exception: New Year’s Eve revelers have a minimum 2-night stay, 31 Dec.–2 Jan.) Please note have several buildings around Plaza...
San Juan Hostel Madrid
"San Juan Hostel MADRID is a new Hostel. It is small so it makes it cosy and very social. We have dorms and private rooms as well. Lockers provided. Commmon areas as reception, dining and tv room, kitchen. Surrounding area is great since it meters from Puerta del SOL" … "… kitchen you can use to cook and store your food and drinks. Common rooms, TV room, free WIFI and maps. Free small breakfast and coffee and tea all day. Feel...
"Great place with great staff! - This hostel is a great place to stay! The neighborhood has a lot to offer, it's in the cooler, hipper side of town; close to bars, restaurants, and shopping (if you're into that). Madrid as a whole is easy to navigate by metro and there are two stops very close to Mad4You. The whole staff has been very friendly and helpful, from the the front desk to the cleaning/maintenance staff. There was a hiccup with one...
Room007 Chueca Hostel
"… dining, and do not forget to visit our open-air terrace at the top floor, or the Restaurant. Our nice staff will also help you to find the most interesting and exciting things to do in Madrid, and will take to different activities everyday to meet people in the hostel. Please note: Cancellation Policy: ONE DAY BEFORE ARRIVAL Cancellation total or partial are possible until one day before the arrival date to the hostel. No...
Los Amigos Opera Backpacker's Hostel
"… (1€) . A deposit requested Run by backpakers for backpackers! It is located in the heart of downtown you can walk to the main touristic, fiesta & shopping places from there, the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and ... much more!!! You'll be able to enjoy the amazing Madrid nightlife without any worries because there is no curfew, the reception is 24 hs open. Breakfast is included and Los Amigos offers you a...
H2 - H with H
"… coffee maker, microwave and a toaster. • Free Wi-Fi everywhere in the hostel. • We speak: Spanish, English, German and Dutch. • Central heating • Air-conditioning (under construction/soft opening). • Common living space with an office with a computer. Breakfast table and facilities (under construction/soft opening). Can be used as office or training room for teambuilding exercise. • Family friendly,...
Hostel Era Alonso Martinez
"… prepare basic meals. The breakfast is included, and served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. We have rooms of 4, 8 or 10 beds, with air conditioning, heating and free wifi. Bed linen are included, as well as lockers. Our great staff are here to make your stay as comfortable as possible, and will try to help you with everything. Please note: Check in from 12:30 to 23:00 . Check out before 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash,...
Platero Hostel World SL
"… Hostel World offers beds in dormitories, a games room and free WiFi. Tirso de Molina Metro Station is a 2-minute walk away.Dormitories at this hostel come with air conditioning, heating, a wardrobe, a desk and beds include bed linen. There is a shared bathroom with a hairdryer and shower and you can make use of the shared lounge and fridge.Platero Hostel World also offers tourist information of the area and organises nights out in...
Toc Hostel Madrid
"… or friends. If you like to meet new people from around the world and you are a social traveler you can choose our 8 beds and 6 beds dorms, with comfortable bunk beds and big lockers to store your luggage. If you are a group of maximum 4 friends or a family and you want some privacy, we have 4 beds rooms that will let you relax and enjoy our city in an unforgettable way . Please Note: Cancellation policy: 24 h before arrival....
Sun Gate Hostel
"… also offer: • Free maps • Laundry service (6€) • Towels available (2€) • Complimentary coffee & tea • Shopping mall nearby • Iron Sungate Hostel Polices: No curfew: reception 24hrs Check in from 13:00hrs Check out before 12:00hrs midday If you arrive before check in time (13.00 pm) can drop your luggage and enjoy our facilities until your room is ready. Cancellation policy: 48 h before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash,...
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Madrid Travel Tips & Suggestions
I love Madrid for the tapas, the people and all the many places you can visit -- Plaza Santa Ana, Puerta del Sol, Prado Museum, Retiro Park, and Rastro Flea Market. I would recommend everyone to enjoy a cold beer at one of the nice terraces at Plaza Santa Ana Square while listening the improvised live music from some amateur. I just loved it! Of course, keep your belongings safe. This is a recommendation to everyone traveling abroad. You may find pickpockets awaiting daydreaming tourists in Madrid and all major cities.
Madrid is not dangerous at all, providing you be very careful with your bag and wallet! I suggest sightseeing with a photocopy of your documents in the bag, and leave the originals in the hotel room, so if you lose your bag you don't have to spend your last few days of holiday in the council to ask for a new passport -- there's always a big queue!
I liked Madrid -- a great place to visit. I was there over Christmas of '06 -- flew from Faro-Madrid direct.
Spain is not dangerous, but there are petty crimes everywhere. You'll be safe -- just not your belongings. Definitely be more cautious and always check that your belongings are with you. Don't be obvious about being a tourist.
I've been to Madrid thousands of times, I've never been especially cautious or anything, and I've walked the city day and night... I never had anything stolen, the city is actually safe. As in any city of 5 million people, you need to be a bit more vigilant I guess, and leaving lugagge unattended or stuff like that is certainly not smart... just do what you would do back at home, no more, no less.
Be CAREFUL in Madrid. We had our cell phone stolen from our hostel and then two days later our bags stolen from a metro station! Despite what you're thinking, we were being very cautious. We heard lots of similar stories. Watch your pockets and bags, and if you obviously look like a tourist and someone asks you for directions, immediatly check that your wallet's there... that's how they get you!
— The two Gringos
Madrid is a GREAT city to visit! With two of the better museums in all of Europe, The Prado and The Reina Sofia, this is a city that the art lovers and those with a casual interest in art will not want to miss. Another site that is often overlooked is in the church San Antonio de la Florida which houses some amazing frescoes by Goya. They were so popular even in his time that the church goers were so overcome by tourists that they were forced to build an identical church next door so that they could worship in peace! Nearby is the hill where many insurgent Spaniards were executed by the French on May 3rd; the same powerful scene that Goya depicts on canvas located in the Prado. There is also an restaurant in the vicinity that serves whole roasted chicken and apple cider (the alcohol variety) that always packs people in. If you are there during the season, be sure to go to a Real Madrid futbol (read: soccer) game. Even if you don't know anything about soccer, you will be seeing one of the greatest teams ever assembled with superstars from all over the world. Hopefully you can make your way to Madrid, because it is a city that should be up there with London, Paris, and Rome as the premier places to visit in Europe!
There are a lot of cheap hostels and pensions near the metro station "Sol" which is in the middle of the city. Madrid is very quiet indeed.
Madrid is more of a working city than a tourist attraction. But even the locals leave during the summer because it's just so darned hot. Tip: look for a "Solero Smoover" (tropical smoothy in a tube... mmm) here and everywhere else in Europe to beat the heat.
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