Way Hostel Madrid

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The Hostelz.com Review

Way Hostel Madrid offers a very good location right in the centre, a good value for money, and a nice atmosphere. It is rather a place if you are into parties, but you can also get a good rest here.

The Location

This hostel is located in the centre of Madrid, meaning that a lot of the attractions are within easy walking distance. There is a metro station really close by and there are small shops, bars, and supermarkets very near. You have the nightlife just around the corner, you can go on foot to see sights and museums.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel has clean rooms and bathrooms. The rooms are named after famous artists. Every dorm has a bathroom attached or access to a bathroom on the hallway. The bathroom/guest-ratio is rather good so there are no big queues in the morning or evening. There is an extra toilet just in case the bathroom is occupied for too long. The rooms are partially equipped with bunk beds, which could be steadier, but are still ok to sleep in, even though you can still notice the one sleeping above or beneath turning around. There are big lockers in the room, you can even lend a padlock for a deposit or bring your own. The bathroom is rather small with a sink, a toilet, and a shower, but sufficient and clean.

Common Spaces

There is a large common area equipped with couches, beanbags, chairs, tables, computers you can use, and a corner for book exchange. Also in the kitchen there is a lot of space to sit down and enjoy your meal. Every now and then the hostel offers paella and sangria nights where you can have paella and or sangria for a small price. This also takes place in the common areas. Also for breakfast, there is free tea, coffee, and churros (at the time of reviewing).

Summary

Due to the inviting common spaces, it is rather easy to get in touch with other travelers in this Madrid hostel. It is a good starting point for the vibrant nightlife of Madrid, you have a good infrastructure around and the checkout time is ok for party nights too, as it is 11:30. If you don't manage to get up at that time, you can sleep longer for an additional fee. If you are not that much into parties and nightlife, you can still start from this hostel to discover sights and culture of Madrid, as the location is very good. Just bring earplugs so that the noise from the street outside and your dorm companions coming home later does not disturb you much. Overall it is not a very noisy place, as people can hang around in the common area and don't need to disturb your sleep in the room.
by Anique
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2019-05-14

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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Way Hostel Madrid" at Calle de Relatores 17.)

Location/Contact

Address
Calle de Relatores 17, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
Coordinates
40.412649, -3.703321 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.wayhostel.com
Telephone
+34-914200583
Fax
+34 914 200 583
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Good place to stay if you know what to expect from a hostel
This hostel is a good place to stay if you understand hostel standards and don't expect too much. Good -- GREAT place to meet people. big lockers (bring your own lock or rent one for 5 euros that you get back when checking out). friendly and helpful staff. cheap & quick laundry service at nearby sister hostel. location close to all of the major sights. free umbrella use. beer and water bottles always on sale. Bad -- shared bathrooms were way too small, shower water was too weak, some toilets didn't flush properly, and most of the time, bathrooms were very wet & dirty ... but that's what staying in a hostel is like ... it's part of the experience. no electrical plugs or individual lights beside each dorm bed. WI-FI IS NON-EXISTENT IN THE ROOMS; you must go down to the lounge to use wi-fi ... which can be very inconvenient. no breakfast.
Sunyong Hwang
Age 23, Canada
2014-10-07
 
Awesome place
Very well located, friendly staff, clean and easy to meet people. I'd go back for sure!
Claudia
Age 26, Spanish
2014-05-19
 
Great Vibe, Great Staff.
I stayed in this hostel for several nights over the summer, it was amazing. The rooms were comfy, there was lots of information about things going on and how to get around in the city, and the staff was phenomenal! Super friendly and knowledgable. Way has a great vibe with lots of people hanging out and meeting each other. Awesome location too. Totally recommend to anyone.
Amelia
Age 18, USA
2014-01-07
 
Great Place, Good People, Very Clean
The Way Hostel was the first hostel in our journey, and it was great. The location was fantastic, the staff were very friendly, and they kept the place very clean every day. The internet was good until it got loaded up with people uploading pictures and Skype-ing (but that is normal). My friends and I had a triple-private room, the window opened up onto the main street so earplugs were needed, but other than that it was good. The beds were comfortable, clean and didn't squeak which is all you can ask for. Laundry service was offered at their sister hostel about 2 blocks away for a small fee and it was great. I would definitely recommend this hostel for people looking for a simple place to sleep, or those who want to meet people. Way Hostel has it all.
Matt
Age 23, Canada
2013-05-28
 
Great place to stay
This was my 1st experience at a hostel. I found it very interesting. I am used to staying at top hotels, but wanted to experience this since I missed my flight home and needed a cheap place to stay for the night. I found this hostel by searching the internet. The staff were very friendly, internet connection was good and for the most part everyone was friendly. One guy came in drunk and abusive about 2am. The staff asked him to leave. He said he was going to post something negative, but if he does, know he was lucky to have been asked to leave or I would have threw him out myself. I found my room to be clean and those I shared it with respectful of my sleep and kept noise down. If I were alone or with my buddies I would stay here again. If I brought my girl, I'd stay at a nice hotel. Overall I would rate this a great place to stay.
Tommy
(USA)
2012-07-16
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 excellently located. It is a short walk to most major sights, and for further sights (like the Prado) the metro is less than a minute away. The surrounding area is relatively interesting with some bars and restaurants. Also, there is lots of shopping nearby in the direction of Sol. Finally, the hostel's evening tapas tour and pub crawl are both in the area. Rooms and Bathrooms The dorm rooms are neither spacious nor cramped, and the mattresses are fairly comfortable, but the pillows are rather uncomfortable. The rooms have adequately sized lockers which take either your lock or reception will lend you a lock for a deposit. The hostel uses key cards for dorm rooms and 24 hour reception to watch the front door. Because the hostel is rather large (but not to the point that it is impersonal), there is a wide variety of rooms. All of the bathrooms are spacious, clean, and private. Therefore, there is plenty of room to change and do your business in complete privacy. Also, the showers are not on push-button timers and the temperature control is excellent. However, there is no rack to put your toiletries on as you shower and thus you must use the floor. In the bathroom itself there are many hooks and shelves for placing your toiletries on and hanging your clothes and towel. Common Spaces Way Hostel has plenty of space for socializing, with a spacious common room, a large kitchen, and dining area. In the common room are couches and four computers, which work quite well. The common room and dining area serve as excellent places for meeting people, especially with the cheap beer the hostel offers. In addition, the social atmosphere is augmented by the free daily walking tours, nightly pub crawls, biweekly tapas tours, day trips to Toledo and Segovia, weekly flamenco show, tango night, and bi-weekly free paella dinner (which is fantastic). All of these activities present numerous and excellent opportunities for travelers to meet one another, making the atmosphere of Way Hostel very friendly and social. Summary Despite the praise mentioned above, this hostel does have some issues that must be mentioned. For one, while the staff are nice, they are not helpful and thus the hostel is not run very well. Both ourselves and other travelers (with whom we were not traveling) had their rooms changed during the duration of their stay -- in our case, without being informed prior to the move. In addition, while the Wi-Fi is extensive, it is not particularly fast and is very unreliable. Finally, laundry is not available in the hostel itself, but in a sister hostel nearby. Irregardless of this, Way Hostel is an excellent hostel, especially if you're a solo traveler.
Matt
(Canada)
2012-05-30
 
Super Hostel in a central part of Madrid
I really liked the kitchen although it's a little bit small for the number of guests. The airconditioned rooms had enough space for every client there. The staff is awesomely nice and the location is in a very good and central part of madrid.
Sarah Heinrich
(Austria)
2011-08-28
 
Awesome
Location is outstanding: near the Metro station, or a 5min walk towards the centre. Nice and helpful staff, please ask them for tips and you won't be let down. Every night there is a pub-crawl in the city. Access to the building during the entire night (staff is attending 24h) and free WIFI. The place is neat and clean, and breakfast is ok. A true recommendation, we'll visit again!
Tantje
(Netherlands, the)
2011-06-18

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