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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.
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No Possibility of Sleep, But a Fun Place
Fun place, great location. I could not get any sleep at all. Room with six other guys, and they came in from their night of partying individually or in groups, at 1 am, 2 am, 3 am, and later. Each time, the lights came on, the en suite bathroom used, teeth brushed, and conversations held. If you can sleep through a nuclear war, this place is for you!
Age 60 | USA
Great location, good hostel
Great location on c. Arenal. Right in between Sol and Opera. Great view if you're on the street side, though at night it can get a bit loud, so if you're a bad sleeper, get a room on the inside of the building. The breakfast is pretty good, the beds are good, the people are nice and helpful. One thing that is too bad is that the kitchen closes at a certain hour. But all together a good hostel that I'll definitely come back to!
Age 26 | Netherlands
Fantastic location is very central and the staff helped us at all times is a charming place.
Age 32 | Canada
Not all its cracked up to be
I stayed in this hostel two nights and wasn't really impressed; there was a better hostel across town for the same price! The one great point is the location; perfect! However, it wasnt that clean, especially the kitchen! The toilet was leaking when i was there, and there were no locks on the lockers, and the holes for your own padlock were so small i couldnt get my padlock onto it. The other people in the hostel were friendly enough; there was a sangria party one night we were there, and the common room is good for meeting people. The breakfast is so disgusting! I had some warm milk in my cornflakes, so moved onto the bread which was so hard i couldnt eat it! The coffee was awful too!! The main annoyance, however, was this one member of staff on reception, i dont remember his name, but he was so rude it was unbelievable. Really put me off, and i wouldnt go back, for sure.
I'll be back!
Very good hostel -- well located, friendly staff, clean, and safe. What else do you need? We stayed here only 2 nights but we feel like in home. Our bedroom was very clean, we had lockers, and a window -- very useful in the mornings. The showers are very clean and you have a lot of space in your stall to leave your clothes. The bathrooms are separated from the showers. The common areas are also very fine!
Los Amigos Sol is a clean hostel in a great location at a good price. It is a five-minute or less walk from Puerto del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the Royal Palace. The hostel is easy to get to from the airport (a fifty-minute metro ride that involves two transfers) and is a two-minute walk from a metro stop. It is located on the fourth floor of a building on a basically pedestrian street, one of the main streets in the tourist area.
The bedrooms, common areas, and bathrooms (coed) are kept clean by a cleaning crew that comes daily. Sheets and blankets are included in the price, and towels are available to rent. All beds come with a locker and a personal light on the wall. There are several computers with internet you can use for a fee.
The hostel offers a big, bright, well-equipped kitchen and a smaller common area with several couches, a TV, and DVDs. Unfortunately, these rooms close at 11 p.m. (which is also when all room lights are automatically turned off), which means that the only place to hang out is in the bedrooms. But since Madrid boasts a great nightlife, most people go out at night and the hostel can be relatively quiet. There is no curfew or lockout, and there's always someone at the front desk.
Because it doesn't have that much common space, Los Amigos isn't as much of a hangout spot as other hostels. However there was a nice mix of nationalities among the guests -- not just Anglophones. If you want a well-priced, clean hostel in a good location that's not too loud, this is a great choice!
I had an amazing experience here because of the people. The common room is arranged to maximize the amount of socializing. As for the facilities themselves: some of the cleanest I've seen. Bedrooms are clean, and cleaned daily. Washrooms are very clean, and the showers are clean and unclogged. Breakfast is bread and coffee. I mean, what can you expect? To be fair, the bread was NOT stale.
Jason from Toronto
I stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of July. This place is wicked! Very social hostel, I got along with everyone, and met amazing people here. The common room is ingeniously sets up the sofas in a way that everyone has to socialize. The staff were friendly and chilling. The breakfast was about standard (bread and coffee, but backpackers shouldn't be eating like kings anyway). Overall...WICKED WICKED. And in a good location, only 5 minutes from the Puedo del Sol central square.
It was very pleasant to stay at Los Amigos, the location is super good and the place had everything I needed. The staff was kind, cleanliness was good and nice atmosphere.
Great, clean hostel. Very small space so really not a good place to hang out in evenings but it works great for a bed to crash at. I stayed for three nights and every time I came back to the hostel they had literally made my bed for me (i.e. folded my sheets all neatly); at one point they even folded my shirt I had hanging. That's going above and beyond if you ask me... A big downside however is the complete lack of security. There's no key card or anything so literally anyone could walk in.
The Staff is Super friendly and helpful also taking care for the customers 24/24hours
People are great, the place is incredible and it shows they know what they are doing.
Liked: I really liked this hostel. It's right in the centre so you can walk pretty much anywhere, and it was clean too. The staff don't really speak English but were always smiley and happy. I would stay here again. Disliked: Nothing
Liked: Friendly staff and a great location. Disliked: Very small showers, but that is what you get in Spain.
Friendly staff, good location, good breakfast!
Liked: Nice place, great location...excellent kitchen always clean and well maintenance. Disliked: so the hotel is located in a pedestrian street plus summer plus people having fun almost the hole nigths...yes is a noisy place at nigth bring earplugs and patience!
The breakfast was kind of poor...
Everything was really good. My only complaint would be that the staff didn't seem to speak English very well, but it really wasn't an issue because we were still able to communicate everything necessary. They were very accommodating and friendly.
Liked: Great location, good free breakfast, clean. Disliked: Kitchen shut early, sometimes felt like we were intruding on someone's home (it is family run, the common room feels like the domain of the staff more than the guests).Not a very social hostel.
Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean, safe and a great, central location. Disliked: Everything was great; even the bed mattress was firm and comfortable!
Liked: Location and nice breakfast. Disliked: Less English spoken as of late ...it appears there are some management changes....shorter breakfast hours...having to beg for the airconditioning to be turned on.
Liked: THe hostel was cool, near metro, everything is walking distance, the staff were soooo kind and helped us with anything we need, the rooms and toiletd were clean. Disliked: The only thing I would change is the breakfast time, that starts late (at 09:00h).
Liked: - Staff are extremely nice & helpful!! I arrived much earlier than the check-in time . They let me sleep on the couch behind the lobby for a while. Then seeing how exhausted I was, they let me check in earlier so that I can rest in my room as soon as possible! They also explained me where to go, how to go and even which pieces/paintings in which museums I should take a look at! I MEAN HONESTLY, they make time for every individual costumer in this place.
- Breakfast is very generous. Here, you can get as many bread, milk, tea, coffee, cereal etc as you can, and it will cost you nothing. Many other hostels in Madrid promise that the breakfast is included, but they make you pay once you get there if you want more than a couple of slices of bread and orange juice. (So if you're a coffee/tea drinker, you can kiss that goodbye in other hostels)
- Beds are single, not bunk which makes this place even more special.
- Environment is great. I don't know if it's the great staff that attracts great people to this place, but whoever I met was very nice, kind & cheerful. Staff's sincerity is contagious! Kitchen, lobby, rooms, everywhere people are meeting new people and going out together. Disliked: - It was a bit cold at nights, so make sure you bring a hoodie or a sweater or something.
Liked: O lugar limpo, bem localizado, com uma tima equipe, uma boa cozinha...enfim, o lugar muito confortvel e vale muito a pena nele se hospedar. Disliked: A nica coisa ruim que a recepo tem horrio limitado. Mas apenas uma questo de planejamento.
Marcos Rolim da Silva
Liked: Got a 4 bed-room even though I booked a 12 bed-dorm. Kitchen is well equipped. Disliked: Breakfast was only until 10:15 which is why I missed it most of the times.
Liked: The staff were really nice and friendly. The hostel was very clean in all respects, the kitchen, bathroom, rooms. All the sheets were clean and the beds were comfy. Really liked the fact that there weren't bunk beds. The location is perfect, you couldn't get more central. The common area is small but comfy. Disliked: I hear you have to pay to use the facilities the day you leave, e.g if you want to cook lunch before you leave or something. It is understandable but no other hostel I've been to have done this. Also, the doors do not look automatically after you leave your room, so if another room is careless, your room could easily be left open for anyone to enter.
Liked: Great location, great staff, easy to meet fellow travelers, the facilities are great including the kitchen, and the lounge. The internet works well in the hostel in general. Disliked: It was not super clean, including the sheets and the bathroom, but not anything out of the ordinary.
Liked: Friendly travelers and staff. Disliked: A bit packed... but that's because it's a good place.
Liked: The location was fantastic! Disliked: Jordan left no negative feedback.
The Hostel Los Amigos is located in the center of Madrid, near the Puerta del Sol The property offers among other options, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free guided tour of Madrid.
All rooms have air conditioning, private lockers, large bright and airy. Both in private bathrooms and shared in a shower and hairdryer.
The Friends Hostel is the starting point for visiting the cultural spaces of Madrid. Guests can visit attractions such as a few meters, the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, the Almudena Cathedral ...
Location and Contact
• Take subway line 1 to Sol or line 2 or 5 to Opera, walk to the number 26 Calle Arenal. • And are near Sol just 3 minutes walk, with a metro station lines 1,2 and 3, along with the commuter train directions to the main train stations in Madrid and the airport.
Calle Arenal 26, 4th floor left door, Centro, Madrid,
Community of Madrid, Spain
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