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Parque Empresarial La Finca
Bahnhof Madrid Chamartín
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Chamartín train station
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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
"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...
Ole International Hostel
"I thought this hostel was alright! But yeah, a very rude female receptionist, but the rest of the people there were awesome. It was relaxed, clean and comfortable, with really warm doonas/duvets!" … "I thought the staff were helpful. The woman at the desk not only gave me a tour of the place, but she also helped me carry my bag to my room. The place is decorated and colorful, and the environment is friendly. They have a pretty good...
"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...
Living Mad Hostel
"Mad Hostel's location is probably what its guests find most attractive about the hostel. It is located near the train station, Anton Martin, and it is convenient for guests to visit most major tourist attractions in Madrid from the hostel. The Location There is not much to see or do around the hostel area, but it is located in a quiet and safe neighborhood. However, it might be a little tricky to find the hostel when guests first...
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." … "It's clean and convenient. But the room is too small - We booked a triple room. The room is too small. after we laid down our luggage, we barely couldnt walk through the room. The toilet is very small as well." … "… monuments that are part of the must see and visit of Madrid. You...
"… a friendly atmosphere and will delivery the necessary care to make your stay in the city much more enjoyable. Facilities include: Telephone Television Reception Air-conditioning Heating Elevator Internet connection Free WI-FI Internet The private room types available are: single, double/twin and triple. - Single rooms come with a comfortable single bed. - Double/twin rooms come with a double bed/two single beds. - Triple...
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...
"… Via metro station is just 50m from the hotel. All areas of Madrid are easily accessible by metro, bus and train. Breakfast not included Facilities 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 price, hair dryer (on request), luggage storage (Two Euros...
Equity Point Madrid
"After staying for two nights at Equity Point Madrid, we wouldn't go back. It isn't horrible but it just isn't worth the money paid. The atmosphere isn't so friendly, the staff hardly speaks English, and the amenities aren't great. The Location The only thing good about the hostel is its location. It's about five minutes from the metro station (Sol). When you get out of the station take your first left -- the street with Sephora. If you...
"If you're a traveler on a budget -- and aren't we all? -- Turis Madrid Hostel has some of the cheapest prices in town. The environment isn't especially conducive to meeting other people (it's a multi-storied building that's more like a student dormitory), but there are common areas just in case. Besides that, the location is perfect if you want to explore the city on foot, and if not, it sits directly across from a metro station (Plaza de...
Barbieri Hostel Sol
"… restaurants, bars and nightclubs. We are very close to the main museums of Madrid, The royal palace and Plaza Mayor. Our Hostel offers all you can need: 24 hour reception, helpful and bilingual hostel staff. Breakfast, WIFI and bed sheet included in the price. Full equipped kitchen, 4 and 6 beds dorms, all with their own bathroom and twins and doubles rooms all with shower and sharing W.C. Enjoy our fantastic and spacious...
Madrid Motion Hostel
"… 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 CARD (with no extra cost). This card will let you enjoy the best and most modern...
In Out Madrid
"Clean, central, modern - we checked in after 2pm when the reception was closed but easily worked out the pin code for the door and found our room keys at reception. the area seems a bit shady at night where you have to dodge the Indian restaurant touts and the Africans trying to sell weed, but it's probably not that bad, we were just tired from a long day's travel. breakfast was one piece of toast, mini packaged muffin and coffee. Had to go...
"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 corner, as well as Puerta del Sol metro station and the best shopping in the city! There's free tours, pub crawls, civil war tours and tapas experiences starting just from downstairs!...
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...
"… San Mateo, close to the best shops, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and museums in Madrid. We are also just 50-meters from the Metro 'Tribunal'. The hostel has a communal kitchen with microwave and refrigerator (no cooker or cooktop available) for you to prepare basic meals and a comfortable lounge with free internet and the breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff are here to make your...
"A 5 stars hostel - I was there for 2 nights and i liked it so much. Very friendly people, always clean, big rooms (everything is WHITE!) and a Pablo was so great that i'm sure that everyone there had fun. Recommended for everyone who want to visit madrid, located near downtown and not just a hostel, it's a 5 stars hostel (i loved the design!). Thanks everyone there for your work." … "Excellent - very clean, amazing location, nice...
Far Home Hostel
"… refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, etc ... Continental breakfast is offered each morning free for all our guests. Our attentive and friendly staff can give the necessary tourist information and recommend the most interesting places to visit, the best restaurants in the area and the best clubs and bars in Madrid. The reception also benefit from 24-hour service, luggage, luggage, ticketing and reservations for shows and...
"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." … "… to Plaza España Station. From the train station (Chamartin Station): Take metro line number 10 (blue), to Plaza España Station. From the Bus Station (Mendez Alvaro): Take metro line...
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...
"… facilities (with fee) • Towel rent for 2€ • Book exchange • Board games Mad4You Hostel is located in a quiet street in the center of the trendy Malasaña neighborhood, right off Fuencarral, and an easy walking distance from the main museums, theaters and sights. We are only a few minutes away from Gran Vía, Sol, and Chueca, in a popular neighborhood with a great energy and alternative spirit, often compared to Camden Town in...
"100% recommended - Perfect location, you can be back and forward from the street to the hostel all day long, is right in the middle of everything. Alexis is the best host ever, so kind and friendly, and ready to help you in whatever you need. Five minutes after you cross his door, you feel already at home, he makes you feel this way. And the energy of the house is the best. Very nice decorated, and super clean. Fully equipped kitchen and a...
Room007 Chueca Hostel
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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...
"… All beds are equipped with sheets, a comforter and a pillow. • Towels are available for rent. • A simple kitchen with a kettle, 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...
"One of the best good hostel - This must be the best hostel in Madrid for the price (very cheap) it has everything and it's close to everything (Museums, Atocha station), close to Lavapies, hot showers, free internet, free breakfast, lots of friendly cool guests." … "… tours, pub crawls, tapas and flamenco tours and Sangria or Mojitos surprise parties (depending on the day). Our staff will be happy to help you discover the city...
"I've stayed in quite a few hostels in Spain, and Bull's is by far the best! They make you feel like part of the family. Everyone is so friendly, happy and approachable. The atmosphere is very relaxed and happy. There's no curfew, which is great. There's a really clean kitchen you can use, and they have a store cupboard full of oils and herbs and stuff you might need. Every traveler staying at the hostel whilst we were there said it was the...
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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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