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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 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...
"Good location, five-minute walk to Gran Via - October '07. I stayed here for two nights because it was the only hostel in Madrid with a bed for both thursday and friday. All the others were full. I stayed in a five bed dorm room. The room was clean but the wool blankets in the closet need washing. I received five or six bug bites on my chin and neck. I think from bedbugs in the blanket. Also, guests are not allowed to use the kitchen it is...
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...
"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...
"… those already mentioned, like Plaza de Santa Ana (2min), Sol (3min), Plaza Mayor (1min ), Gran Via (10min), Royal Palace (15 min)... also available nearby subway stations to less than 2 minutes walk or bus lines that allow you to move easily through the city. ' Services: Digital TV with flat screen LCD monitor available in every room. 24-hour reception Laundry service Wake up call Hairdryer Credit cards accepted Radio...
"… 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...
"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." … "… 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...
"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 Sol Hostel
"Bad bed -- avoid this hostel - The kitchen is nice and the location is great but the actual beds I paid to sleep on were old, dirty, and disgusting. You know that feeling of sleeping in bed with bugs crawling all over you because the sheets are dirty. That's the feeling I had." … "… 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....
Madrid Motion Hostel
"… meet new people at our 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...
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...
"… with magnificent views of this beautiful plaza, where you can bask in the sun or have great drinks 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...
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...
"… 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...
U Hostels Madrid Hostel
"Clean, comfortable, great facilities, and location. - This is a fantastic hostel! Great location -- two metro lines nearby, easy to get to from airport and easy access to both major stations. This hostel caters for everyone and provides a welcoming and friendly environment. Helpful staff, good kitchen, great beds and rooms -- including individual power points and lights. Liked it so much booked again for when I returned to Madrid. Definitely...
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." … "… Eve revelers have a minimum 2-night stay, 31 Dec.–2 Jan.) Please note have several buildings around Plaza España within 3 minutes walking distance from each other. Great nightlife,...
San Juan Hostel Madrid
"… WIFI, small breakfast, fully equipped kitchen with fridge, common area, DVD and free maps. Lockers provided. Eventually we organize free diners for all guests as paella, lasagna, pasta and more. Small breakfast consists in coffee, tea and milk and bread and toasts with butter and jam. 24 hours check previous confirmation. Late check - in accepted (please notify)Early check in if it's available. 24 hours common area. Gay...
"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...
"Central, Clean, cozy and FUN! - Only a short stay in Madrid, but it was made better by Alexis at FUNsleep, he made sure I was settled and had everything I needed, even interrupting his holiday to make sure I got there safe and sound. Can not recommend this place enough if you want a chilled out place in the centre of Madrid." … "100% recommended - Perfect location, you can be back and forward from the street to the hostel all day long,...
Room007 Chueca Hostel
"Excellent hostel -- great location, staff, price, accommodations - As the title says, this is a great hostel. The location in Chueca is great, all major tourist sites are within walking/biking distance. The staff are super friendly and helpful and there are activities for solo travelers -- fair warning they are all geared towards early 20s ish party goers. No complaints from me!" … "… We provide free Wi-Fi internet access...
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
"… a brand new location in Madrid. It´s set up in a friendly Spanish cottage style which is very spacious and light. Our Facilities: Brand New! • A multiple room for 6 persons with bathroom en suite. • A multiple room for 8 persons with bathroom en suite. • A total of 4 bathrooms with 5 showers. • All beds are equipped with sheets, a comforter and a pillow. • Towels are available for rent. • A...
Hostel Era Alonso Martinez
"Hate the bathroom - Equipped, near the city center, kind stuff, and good breakfast. The only thing that was pretty annoying was the shower. Only a little water came out of it and sometimes the water was not hot enough. Also a lack of stands to put clothes in the bathroom." … "… 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,...
Madrid Serviced Rooms & Apartments - Tirso
"… Our apartments and some of our serviced rooms may have different entrance points on Tirso de Molina so exact directions will be emailed to you when you book. Please provide a correct email and mobile number so that we can easily communicate with you abut your booking. Our rooms and apartments are designated for the stated number of people, we have multiple apartments and locations around Madrid so can cater for any size group....
Toc Hostel Madrid
"EXTRAORDINARY - TOC MADRID deserves all of the extremely high ratings it has received. Deluxe in every respect; great value. Superb location close to Sol, metro stops, and lively downtown area. Delightfully old building, but recently renovated to the highest standard of urban hostel. Efficiently managed by helpful staff. Spacious kitchen, dining, lounge, and and bar areas. Beautifully furnished with lots of daylight." … "… with...
"Greatest hostel, best staff. Would recommend. - This is one of the best hostels I have stayed at. The location is fantastic, its only a 3 minute walk to the main area of Madrid, Plaza Mayor. As soon as you step outside there are shops on the same street and food shops are only a street or two away. The hostel staff are the most enthusiastic about their job and genuinely make an effort to ensure that all guests are having the best experience...
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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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