Hostels in Madrid, Spain

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Get to know Madrid (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Madrid. To help you make friends with Madrid before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Madrid (no more

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain, the capital of both Spain and the Community of Madrid, is the third-largest city in the EU. Madrid is known for its culture with bullfighting and flamenco dancing and history. You can visit the Plaza del Toros, a massive stadium with live bullfights and matadors. If watching bullfighting is not your thing, then you can still visit the stadium and the museum to learn about bullfighting and its cultural significance to the city of Madrid and Spain as a whole. There are many flamenco shows in the evening, or you can eat dinner at the oldest restaurant in the world, Botin, recognized as such by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Madrid's main tourist attractions include the the main squares, the Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor. If you are looking to stay in a very central hostel in Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain, then it would be best to stay near one of these main squares. The Metro is also very user friendly and provides cheap transport around the city, however Madrid is not a big city and it is also possible to walk everywhere from your central Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain hostel. Other attractions include the Royal Palace, Madrid's most beautiful building, with opulently decorated rooms. Take a tour of the palace to learn all about the history of the royal family. If you are from the EU or Latin America, you will receive free entrance to the palace in the evening.

Madrid's history is what makes it such a special city. Take a walking tour of the city to learn about the roots of the Spanish Inquisition, or to see Miguel de Cervantes' old home (the author of the beloved Don Quixote). Most Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain hostels leave brochures explaining how to take a free walking tour of the city; if not, do an online search or visit the Tourist Office in the Plaza Mayor.

Parque del Retiro is the main park of the city. It’s a lovely park in which to walk around, where many locals and tourists alike relax on the grass on a nice day. There is a stunning central pond surrounded by beautiful monuments where you can rent a little rowing boat, or you can visit the beautiful Palacio de Cristal, which is open for exhibitions. Museo del Prado is one of the more famous art museums in Europe and is also worth a visit.

Madrid is a worthwhile visit for the culture and history that the city provides. It is also one of the cheaper European cities, with very cheap food, lots of sunshine, and lots of things to do!

Written by local enthusiast for Madrid hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Madrid hostels Shannon Neuber

FAQ about Madrid Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Madrid. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Madrid. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Madrid costs on average $39 for a dorm. A hostel in Madrid with private rooms costs on average $135.
Hostelz.com shows all 50 Hostels in Madrid. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Sungate One and The Hat Madrid are the best rated hostels in Madrid for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 50 hostels in Madrid, Spain. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Madrid such as
  • 55 hotels
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Madrid.

Ok Hostel Madrid is the best rated hostel for partying in Madrid.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Madrid

Your Packing List for Madrid

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Madrid and Spain.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Madrid Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Madrid, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
50 Total number of hostels
$39 Average dorm price
$135 Average private room price
$21 Cheapest hostel in Madrid
Hostal Miralva is the cheapest
9 Party hostels in Madrid
Ok Hostel Madrid is the best rated
Most Madrid hostels are located in
Centro, Malasana, Arganzuela
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Parla (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Daganzo de Arriba (25 Km / 16 mi.)
Alcalá de Henares (30 Km / 19 mi.)
Navalcarnero (30 Km / 19 mi.)

Travel Tips for Madrid - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Madrid. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Madrid. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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