Best Places for Backpackers in Madrid, Spain.

Enjoy backpacking around Madrid, Spain without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Madrid, Spain.

Top 50 hostels in Madrid, Spain.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Madrid, Spain.

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Hispano-Argentino

100 /100

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THC Bergantin Hostel

99 /100

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THC Bergantin Hostel

Right in the middle of Madrids vibrant charms, the Property Bergantin allows you to experience first-hand all the city has to offer. Located in Puerta del Sol, the heart and epicenter of Spain, it is the perfect starting point to walk to the landmarks and premier sites of the capital. It of...
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Sungate One

98 /100

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Sungate One

We are a mixture of residents and travellers with different backgrounds, our travel experience has taught us a lot, that’s why we are able to help you with anything you need (we don’t promise you to find the perfect partner, but we will do our best ;) ) If you stay in our hostel we promise to show...
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Hostal Brua

97 /100

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Hostal Brua

Hostal Brua is located in front of the Prado Art Museum and is really well located. All the rooms are ensuite and the rooms have heater and TV. Our property is similar to a hotel but on a more modest level. For those people who don't need all the services of a hotel we offer you a cheaper optio...
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La Pepa Chic Bed & Breakfast

97 /100

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La Pepa Chic Bed & Breakfast

Rooms are with AA, free WIFI, TV, private bathroom. We are located in a privileged location called the Triangle of Arts. Museums, theaters, shops, boutiques, parks, cool bars, nice restaurants are our neightbours We offers our guests a careful and personal attention Come to visit us! Please N...
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Hostal Madrid

97 /100

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Hostal Madrid

Situated between Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor Hostal Madrid is in the heart of Madrid's tourist and commercial centre. Pleasant, light-filled rooms with a full-bath (including hairdryer), TV, air conditioning, heating, safe and free wireless (WIFI) internet access are available to guests. All...
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Ok Hostel Madrid

96 /100

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Ok Hostel Madrid

Welcome to our hostel in which every room has A/C. Everyday we host social events (dinner, beerpong, barcrawl...) that you will love. You must come and discover our great location, with an amazing service provided by an international award winning team that carefully thought the superb facilities fo...
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Open Hostel Madrid

96 /100

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Open Hostel Madrid

Open Hostel Madrid is located in the heart of Madrid, on the Gran Via, 5 minutes from Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Cibeles, Puerta de Alcala, Retiro Park, Prado and Reina Sofia, Thyssen, Chueca, etc. area full of restaurants and bars of all kinds. Metro stations within 5 minutes. Check in from 14:00...
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Hostal Victoriano

96 /100

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Hostal Victoriano

Our guesthouse is an ancient and elegant building, but we have free WiFi for your best comfort and air conditioning in all the rooms. Our friendly staff will be delighted to help you at any time because we are open 24 hours! We also provide you laundry facilities and hairdryers in case you need it!...
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THC Tirso Molina

95 /100

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THC Tirso Molina

This was the beginning of the concept of THC Properties. The property offers a total of 19 rooms, all of the rooms have private bathrooms with exterior balconies, along with television, air conditioning and free wifi in all areas of the establishment, along with daily cleaning of the rooms. The s...
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The Hat Madrid

95 /100

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The Hat Madrid

The Hat Madrid is the first Boutique Hostel in town. Located in a mansion in the best tourist area in the Plaza Mayor, 3 minutes walk from the Puerta del Sol, Gran Via and La Latina. Offers private and shared rooms, for girls, families and groups of friends. All rooms have a magnificent natural...
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2060 The Newton Hostel

94 /100

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2060 The Newton Hostel

More than 300 years ago Newton predicted the year the world would end. We at 2060 dare to officially start the Countdown and remind the world that life is meant to live it to it's Fullest. 2060 is no ordinary hostel. It is a new accommodation concept which will tingle all your senses, relax you an...
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Hostal Gala Madrid

94 /100

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Hostal Gala Madrid

Hostal Gala Madrid has got 22 spacious rooms with balconies, Single, double, triple rooms and a suite, Bathroom with power shower in every room, Air conditioning in every room, Iron and ironing board, WI FI Internet access. Services TV room and meeting room Coffee, soft drinks and juices availa...
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Way Hostel

93 /100

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Way Hostel

We're located in the quiet neighbourhood of Tirso de Molina, just around the corner from Puerta del Sol, the neuralgic centre of Madrid. We have selected our location in order to have all of the main touristic spots in walking distance to the hostel. in this beautiful and walkable city. Close to tr...
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Hostal Viky

92 /100

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Hostal Viky

Our Guesthouse with all the amenities is ideal for the travellers who fly from the international airport which is only 5 minutes away. We provide a free 24-hours airport shuttle service for our clients from both terminals of the airport and from the Barajas Metro station just gives us a call on arri...
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Hostal Arriaza

92 /100

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Hostal Arriaza

Hostal Arriaza is located in the centre of Madrid, 100 meters from the Royal Palace. This is a great beginning to visit Madrid city. It offers private rooms, free WiFi, TV. All rooms are decorated in warm colours feature large windows very clearly, private bathroom with shower, bed linen, towel...
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Far Home Bernabeu

92 /100

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Far Home Bernabeu

Far Home Bernabéu is a brand new hostel with elegant and modern design, air conditioning in every room, free Wi-Fi, terrace, common area and work stations. Far Home Bernabéu offers a variety of private rooms and single beds in shared rooms. We are the perfect match to discover and enjoy Madrid and S...
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Hostal Santa Cruz Madrid

92 /100

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Hostal Santa Cruz Madrid

Small guesthouse with 16 rooms all with bathroom, A / C, heating, TV, hairdryer, safe and free internet access. The guesthouse is located in the heart of Madrid. The Puerta del Sol;located 2 minutes walk and the Plaza Mayor to 1 minute. You can walk to the areas of commerce, culture and entert...
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Toc Hostel Madrid

91 /100

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Toc Hostel Madrid

In TOC Property Madrid you will feel in a unique property with a fabulous interior design that will make your stay cool and unforgettable. Whether you want a private room or just a comfortable bed in one of our shared dormitories you’ll find the perfect accommodation for your budget. You will f...
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Alvaro Residencia

91 /100

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Alvaro Residencia

Located in the heart of Madrid. Room for two person only. We offer superb accommodation for those wishing to spend some time in our city. 7 large rooms with a T.V and air conditioning. The rooms are fully furnished with a communal kitchen, fridge and washing machine. We also provide comfortable...
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Veracruz Puerta del Sol

91 /100

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Veracruz Puerta del Sol

With its great location, walking can approach the main tourist attractions. Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, not forgetting the museums (the triangle of great museums of Madrid: The Prado Museum, Reina Sofia and Thyssen), the best shows and theaters, the most diverse sh...
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Hostal JQ Madrid

91 /100

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Hostal JQ Madrid

Hostal Madrid JQ newly renovated rooms with private bathroom hydro massage showers, air conditioning heating TV CD and high quality mattresses free wifi just 70 meters from the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor from here you can walk to all places of interest of the capital, surrounded by tapas bars ty...
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Hostal Cruz Sol

90 /100

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Hostal Cruz Sol

Just 20m from Plaza Mayor and 50m from Puerta del Sol, Hostal Cruz Sol is ideally located for all sightseeing at all the major tourist attractions. We are close to all the most important museums including Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofia and Museo Thyssen. You will also find the historical...
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San Martin Hostal

90 /100

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San Martin Hostal

San Martin Guesthouse, a two-star accommodation, is located in the centre of Madrid (20 metres from Gran Via), on the fourth floor of a building with lift. Given its privileged location it is near all the main tourist attractions: Puerta del Sol Gate, La Cibeles Fountain, Plaza de Espana square a...
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MuchoMadrid

90 /100

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MuchoMadrid

Come and stay with us at the MuchoMadrid Hostel and your journey to Madrid will start with an experience that you will never forget! Our location, in the heart of the city centre, on Gran Va, is close to the best shopping and nightlife spots in a city that never sleeps. Were also near neighbour...
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Fun Sleep

90 /100

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Fun Sleep

Spacious, fully renovated, and modern flat with a touch of elegance, warmth, with an international atmosphere in Madrid´s best neighborhood. With a personable and casual atmosphere, this is ideal for friendly, sociable, and respectful people. Fun Sleep has rooms to accommodate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and...
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90 /100

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Hostal Castilla I Atocha

THE Hostal ' Castilla I ' (Atocha) is located in an historical building totally renewed in the center of Madrid. From our establishment, you can visit walking: : Puerta Del SoL (city centre) (5 min) Atocha Station (10 min) Plaza Mayor (3 min.) Royal Palace Chatedr...
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Mola Hostel

90 /100

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Mola Hostel

In our hostel you will enjoy the city of Madrid in a different way. We provide you all the amenities you need: common areas and many social activities to meet new people, city tours to get to know Madrid, full equipped bathrooms, and our reception is open 24 hours. Mola Hostel is a new conceptio...
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Hostal Buenos Aires

90 /100

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Hostal Buenos Aires

The Hostal Buenos Aires is a centrally located accommodation in the heart of Madrid, on the Gran Via has rooms on double and triple, and family. The services offered by the Hostal Buenos Aires: Private bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, Phone in room, Room safe, air conditioning, heating, fre...
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Far Home Atocha

89 /100

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Far Home Atocha

Far Home Atocha offering a variety of private rooms and single beds in both mixed and female dormitories, the hostel also caters for families and groups of friends. Welcome to Far Home Hostels! – High quality and economic price Hostels in Madrid. Far Home Atocha is a stylish and modern design h...
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Hostal Far Home Plaza Mayor

89 /100

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Hostal Far Home Plaza Mayor

Far Home Plaza Mayor B&B, is a budget hostel with a retro design but modern and cozy at the same time offering customers the chance to interact in a common area equipped with computers with internet , wifi , TV , zone reading . Guests can also enjoy a variety of activities organized by the hostel st...
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Safestay Madrid

89 /100

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Safestay Madrid

Safestay Madrid is Madrid's first luxury youth hostel at backpackers' prices! Located in a 19th century palace, is the most modern and stylish hostel of Madrid. Our privileged location, by Alonso Martinez square, makes us the ideal base to explore and enjoy our city Come & enjoy the Safestay Madr...
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89 /100

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Hostal Castilla II Puerta del Sol

The Hostal ' Castilla II Puerta del Sol ' is located in an historical building totally renewed oct 2014 in the center of Madrid., beside 'Puerta del Sol square', (Down town ). From our establishment, you can visit walk PUERTAL DEL SOL SQUARE Square (city cent...
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Casa de Huespedes Dolcevita

89 /100

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Casa de Huespedes Dolcevita

La Dolcevita is located on the third floor of a very beautiful, historic building. We have 17 rooms and 45 beds altogether. As our guest, you will therefore have a choice between individual rooms and rooms for two, three and four people. Each room includes a sink with hot and cold running water,...
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Room007 Chueca Hostel

89 /100

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Room007 Chueca Hostel

Room007 Chueca is an urban Hostel located in Madrid Downtown, in the most vibrant and fashionable area at the moment. In the middle of the triangule of Gran Vía, Malasaña and Chueca. As well as the main attractions and monuments of the Madrid. Room007 Chueca, has 32 rooms divided into doubles...
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Good Stay Atocha

89 /100

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Good Stay Atocha

Situated in central Madrid, a 3-minute walk from Antón Martín Metro Station, Apartamentos Good Stay Madrid Buenavista offers accommodation with air conditioning, heating, and free WiFi. Given their central location, the apartments are within a walking distance of a number of bars and restaurants, as...
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Mad4you Hostel

88 /100

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Mad4you Hostel

Mad4You Hostel offers travelers high quality accommodation at affordable prices; enjoy a fun and relaxed environment where you can mix with people from all over the globe, and exchange stories and tips! Our building is a charming typical 15th century Madrilenian household that has been recently ren...
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Wunderhouse Residence -Dormrooms

88 /100

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Wunderhouse Residence -Dormrooms

The property is a historical monument built for the Marques de Villa Magna and contains many unique architectural features, in particular in our many spacious common rooms, which make our guests´ stay a unique experience. Wunderhouse Madrid is perfectly located in the heart of two of the city’s m...
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RC Miguel Angel

87 /100

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RC Miguel Angel

RC Miguel Angel is located in Plaza Celenque. There is a Starbucks in the same building, while Puerta del Sol is only 150 metres away and Plaza Mayor is 400 metres. This is the best shopping area of the city, barely minutes from the most visited places in the city. We have a number of dorm rooms...
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Luz Madrid Rooms

87 /100

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Luz Madrid Rooms

Luz Madrid Rooms offers a varied range of rooms including double and triple bedrooms with private bathroom. The rooms are equipped with TV, safe box, minifridge, 24 hour heating and air conditioning and WiFi Internet. There is also a computer available for customers, free of charge, at the lobby....
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87 /100

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Santa Barbara

The best location of Madrid just 5 minutes walk to Gran Via , Sol or Cibeles in the middle of two famous ambient neighborhoods , Chueca and Chamberi (center of city) , excellent views from the property to Alonso Martinez square , you have a metro station just 20 meters from the Guesthouse, gr...
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Hostal La Plata-Good Rooms

87 /100

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Hostal La Plata-Good Rooms

A nice little hostel where you will enjoy the great location and the great attention of the staff. A hidden treasure in the heart of Madrid! La Plata is basic and comfortable, with star rating 2. A handful of rooms to choose from here creates an authentic and intimate atmosphere. You leave the ho...
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Room007 Ventura Hostel

87 /100

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Room007 Ventura Hostel

Urban Hostel located in Madrid Downtown. Close to Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Gran Vía. As well as the main attractions and monuments of the Madrid, such as Prado, Reina Sofia Museum, The Retiro Park, the amazing neighborhoods of La Latina (with El Rastro on Sundays), Lavapies or Malasaña. R...
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Open Hostel

87 /100

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Open Hostel

The Open Hostel has free Wi-Fi across the whole facilities, shared bathrooms with hairdryers, dining room to have breakfast, living room, Cable TV, coffee machine, shared kitchen with microwave and toaster, tourism counter and views to the inner garden. We also have towels for rental as well as prin...
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Mad Hostel - CATS CHILL OUT HOSTEL

86 /100

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Mad Hostel - CATS CHILL OUT HOSTEL

We promise to have you mad like the madrileños after your stay with us! Our central location, comfortable beds, and relaxing “corrala” atmosphere will make you never want to leave Madrid! Living Mad hostel’s location is unbeatable. We’re a 5-minute walk from the bustling center of the city, Pue...
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Room007 Select Sol

86 /100

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Room007 Select Sol

Room007 Select Sol is the new hotel of the brand Room007 that is operating in Madrid and it will operate soon in Barcelona and London as well. Our hotels are thought for all kind of clients, from young folks that are looking for tranquility to families and groups of friends that are going through th...
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La Casa de la Plaza

86 /100

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La Casa de la Plaza

This property offers good value for money and is located in a lively area of central Madrid, just 50 meters from the Plaza Mayor. It offers 24-hour reception and simple rooms with free Wi-Fi. The Casa de la Plaza is located at Plaza San Miguel, where there is a daily market. The Royal Palace is a...
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Barbieri Sol Hostel

86 /100

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Barbieri Sol Hostel

Located in the city center of Madrid (Puerta del Sol). Barbieri Sol Hostel has 12 rooms divided into double or dormitory rooms of 4 or 6 beds. All of them equipped with bunk beds, air conditioning and heating, free private lockers where you can use your own padlock, free bed linen, 24 hrs hot water....
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Puerta del Sol Rooms

86 /100

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Puerta del Sol Rooms

Nice place in the center of Madrid, overlooking Puerta del Sol, near the tourist sites, bars and clubs. Our B&B is in a very nice historic building with nice private rooms with private bathrooms. For those on a budget there are also rooms with a shared bathroom on the same floor. Step into Pue...
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Cats Party Hostel Madrid

86 /100

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Cats Party Hostel Madrid

There’s no better way to visit Madrid than with a stay at Cats Party Hostel Madrid. Our guests agree that our central location, comfortable beds, and vibrant party atmosphere will leave you wanting more! Just outside the Puerta del Sol, the center point of Madrid, you can easily and quickly make...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Madrid, Spain.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Madrid, Spain.

If you're already planning to visit Madrid, Spain - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Where to eat:

All in all, Alicante is such a special place. You can live a relaxing beach life there and take a train to Granada for some classic Spanish architecture or to Madrid for some shopping or to explore the history.

natalie-holland

Helpful Tips

Alcala is filled with different bars and clubs. I have become a regular at The Green Irish Pub, located at the end of Calle Mayor in the plaza de Santos Niños. People from all over the world visit the Green and is known for the grunge atmosphere and great beer. The bartenders are friendly and get to know your name and order fast. If you are looking for dancing, just go up the stairs and enter into their night club. They frequently have live bands or great DJ’s playing the latest music. Whatever atmosphere you are looking for; The Green is the place to go! Helpful Tips Utilize the bus system and the transportation app! There are bus routes for everywhere in the city. Eat near the plaza! Visit El Corte Ingles in La Garena for a department store experience. Stop at the town hall in the plaza for any tourist questions. Use Airbnb to find a place to stay! You can get the real feel of what it is like to live there! Remember that most shops and cafes close during lunch and siesta, around 2:30-4:30. The train station can take you from Alcala to the center of Madrid in under an hour! It is perfect for day trips. I hope this list of things to do, see, and eat will help inspire you to take a trip to Alcala de Henares. Alcala has become a second home to me and I really enjoy sharing all of my information that I have learned the past few months. If you have any questions, write a comment or send me a message and I would be happy to help!!

haylee-holbrook

Parque del Retiro

During the first period, I spent my time visiting and exploring my new city. As one of my flatmates loves running, one day I put my sneakers on and a comfortable outfit and I decided to go out with her. I discovered one of the most beautiful green areas of Madrid: the so-called “Parque del Retiro”. It is a quiet and calm place where you can go to have a moment of peace and to stay away from the chaos of the city center.

Ilaria Geminiani

San Sebastián: An Foodie Paradise in the Basque Country

When you think about Spain, what are the first places that come to mind? Let me guess—I bet you thought of Madrid, Barcelona, and maybe even Valencia or Seville. Well, that’s hardly surprising. Those are indeed the largest cities in Spain, after all. Let’s move away from these major cities in Spain and go north, into Basque Country (known as Pais Vasco in Spanish).

Siddhi Camila Lama

Madrid : First days in the capital city

Few words about me and my arrival in Madrid… Moving to another country was an opportunity for me to discover a new culture, new people and amazing places. Indeed, even if Spain and France are neighboring countries, they still have different habits and culture. So that’s why I’ve chosen to write a blog about my new experience. To talk about my trips all around this marvelous country and especially to share with you advice and good things to know about living in Madrid. If you should have any question about it, I’ll be pleased to answer you.

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Madrid: A Beautiful, Must See European Destination

At the geographical center of Spain sits it’s international capital city of Madrid; a top destination any tourist should have on his or her bucket list. With numerous sights to see, various museums to choose from, a vast array of open air markets, and wide mix of streets for shopping, eating and drinking; your to do list will be filled to the brim, keeping you entertained, and having you slowly falling in love with this vibrant city. And the best part of Madrid, it can be done even for a budget traveler.

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Book an Overnight Flight

When looking for long flights, price isn’t the only factor you want to be searching for. The time that you leave and arrive doesn’t only help you adjust to the new time zone better, but it can make a flight go by faster as well. Time zones are tricky, so make sure to double-check everything. I always make sure to book both my departure and arrival time during the night, so my body can sleep and naturally adjust to the changes. For example, when I flew to Spain, I left Chicago at 9:00pm. I slept through most of the flight, did my transfers, and then arrived in Madrid at 11:00pm the next day. Tired from flying, I checked into my hostel and went right to bed. It helped my sleep cycle naturally adjust to Spanish time and my flight went by really fast!

Elizabeth Barker

Madrid’s top festival for their patron saint!

Sights, sounds and smells of San Isidro 2016 Madrid’s top festival for their patron saint! Spain is known for its fiestas and San Isidro festival is celebrated each year across the city of Madrid, on the weekend closest to the 15th of May. Madrilenos celebrate San Isidro, the patron saint of farmers as well as Madrid, by dressing in traditional attire, and taking to the streets all across the city for parades, performances, fireworks, music and so much more. If you’re heading to San Isidro, the life of the party is at La Pradera de San Isidro, a park to the South West of the city centre, however just about every Barrio in Madrid has events to celebrate.

Hannah

Precious diamond of Andalucia – visit Granada

I guess the question you are asking right now is – why the hell did you choose Andalucia? Every single person who visits Spain goes to either Barcelona, Madrid or the islands. I was trying to do a „tiny bit less touristy“ route. I was traveling to Andalucia in late May – early June, so the weather was perfect.

Ruta

5 Months in Europe: First Stop Madrid

The itinerary was plotted in a spread sheet and a daily budget had been set to keep us in check. So what was the plan? 5 months of taking in 16 European countries starting with sunny Spain, first stop Madrid!

The Backpack Rambler

Living the perfect day in Madrid, Spain

Joaquin Sabina sings, “A mitad de camino entre el infierno y el cielo, yo me bajo en Atocha, yo me quedo en Madrid.”   Well, let me say the songwriter is totally right; you will discover it once you meet Madrid personally.

Andrea Bastien

How it all started or the beginning of my Spanish journey

In the past year, travel has become a huge part of my life. And surely when summer came to an end I started looking for a way to make it last a little longer. So with October coming, I thought what better way to enjoy a few more days of sunshine than a trip to Spain? Browsing through various destinations that countless people praised I was trying to avoid the megapolises like Madrid and Barcelona and was thinking more of a small and not as crowded city and definitely near the coast! And this is exactly how I came across Valencia. Valencia is a beautiful little city in the southeast part of Spain filled with historic buildings and charming little streets. Now in another article, I’ll probably tell you all about the beautiful sights we saw and the lovely experiences but now I want to share with you some travel tips I really wish I knew before I went and I believe will make your trip smoother. First of all, I should make it clear that probably like most Europeans nowadays I travel low-cost air companies. I’ve mostly had great experiences so far and this was the first time I had an unexpected surprise.

Monika Spasova

BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT VALENCIA:

I wanted to dedicate this article to show you my own city in SPAIN: Valencia. Some advises about how to discover best places to visit and also best places to eat! BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT VALENCIA: Geographic  location: East coast of SPAIN (Mediterranean Sea) Size: It is the third biggest city of SPAIN after Madrid and Barcelona. Its population is around 787.266 citizens. Weather: Hot summers (around 35ºC) and soft winters (it can vary from 12-18ºC). Important festivities: ¡The Fallas! Is the traditional festivity in Valencia celebrated every year from March 15th to March 19th. Typical plate in Valencia: Paella Transport: Valencia is a flat city so you can go almost everywhere by walk. However, buses and metro are available and they are in some cases the best way to move after all the day walking around the city. Spain: Valencia on the map

Irene Parrilla

A Weekend in Madrid for the Poor Hipster

Guys, I’ve been there… cringed as I typed “Hipster + my city of choice” into Google in an ashamed effort to find something to do in my next destination that won’t also include 100 other tourists. Truthfully, some of my best travel experiences have been ones I jotted down from those aforementioned Google searches. Sometimes you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. So, here goes… a weekend guide in Madrid for the (poor) hipster.

Kirsten Leigh

Salamanca: My Timeless Home

Of course , this was not my first time living in a foreign country, far away from the comfort of living with my mother and sister, but there was an extra excitement that kept me waiting,  since I saw my name on the list of students accepted to the University of Salamanca until I took the bus from Madrid to Salamanca.

Andrea Chirinos

Salamanca: The Golden City

When I found out I was going to be studying in Salamanca, I had no idea where I was going. All I knew was that it was in Spain and I was stoked to finally be studying abroad. Before living in Salamanca, whenever I thought of Spain, Barcelona and Madrid were the cities that instantly came to mind. Now, Salamanca is my home away from how where I met incredible people and discovered the beauty of Spain culture.

Emily Garcés

Spain: Small Town Life

There are a few things everyone thinks of when talking about Spain– Flamenco music and dancing, fútbol and its most famous stars Reynaldo and Messi, bullfighting, or perhaps tapas. Everyone knows about the bustling metropolitan Madrid in the heart of the country, the beautiful beaches of Barcelona, and maybe even the Southern charm of Seville. Spain is all of those things and those places, but there is oh so much more to be discovered off the beaten path, that rivals, if not betters the best known tourist spots in the country.

Jessica Jenkot

                            Siestas, Sunshine and Tapas

In September 2015, I packed all my bags, got on a plane and took a leap of faith.  I was off to start my new life in Madrid and I was nervous, scared and excited.  The previous year I was teaching middle school in Boston, in a job I loved (kids) and hated (conniving coworkers, difficult bosses and long work hours). I had nothing to lose.  So I accepted a teaching position and accepted an admittance to a masters program in teaching bilingual education.  I could not wait to see what Madrid, Spain had in store.

Laila Sholtz-Ames

Basque and Bilbao : Sun and Art in Spain.

Sun. Blue skies. Gelato for days. It sounds great doesn’t it? I’ll let you in on a secret – it is great! I visited Basque Country during the European summer of 2015, it was my first real taste of Spain outside of Madrid and it was well worth the trip north. Here’s how it looked.

Nina Barlow

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