Madrid is a city for sunbathing. Like all of Spain, the capital is operating at a leisurely pace. Madrileños love to pass the time with long lunches, cozy cafes in the afternoon and extended evenings with tapas and conversations. It’s a city that gets up after and stays out for a long time.
There are so many great things to do and see in Madrid, but with so many interesting options, it can be difficult to choose a great neighborhood to stay in.
1. The Hat
Located in the center, right next to the Plaza Mayor (the central square), this is one of the most popular hostels in Madrid. There are large indoor and outdoor common areas to hang out, including a large rooftop terrace and a bar, which is also popular with visitors and locals who are not staying at the hostel. The hostel also organizes evening social activities that make it easy to meet other travelers. It’s a good place to stay if you want to be social, but not a party.
The rooms are also modern and have custom-made bunk beds with individual reading lamps, sockets and luggage storage underneath.Moderna The rich buffet breakfast costs only EUR 6 and includes Spanish specialities such as Spanish omelette.
2. Sungate One
Sungate One is part of the Hostel One chain of hostels, which offers new and Moderna hostels all over Spain, as well as in Porto, London, Prague and Budapest. The location of Madrid is located a few blocks from Sol, the epicenter of the capital. The hostel staff is very friendly and organizes many activities, such as group dinners, walks and bar tours.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. There is also free tea, coffee and yerba mate 24/7, as well as a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meal.
3. Ok Hostel Madrid
The Ok Hostel is centrally located in the La Latina neighborhood, close to many famous historical tapas places as well as the main tourist attractions. The hostel is sociable and entertaining, with changing evening events such as hikes, bar tours and group dinners. There is also a bar at the place where you can hang out (although I wouldn’t call it a party hostel).
The beds have all the amenities you need, including individual reading lamps, sockets, storage space and privacy curtains (but only on the lower bunk beds). There are also private double rooms, some of which even have their own outdoor terrace. If you want to save on food, there is a fully equipped kitchen to cook your own meals, as well as a daily buffet breakfast for 6 EUR.
4. The Central House Lavapies
This new eco-hostel is located in the heart of Moderna Lavapie, a multicultural district full of brilliant street art, trendy cafes and cool bars. It feels like a luxury hostel with a lot of great amenities, like a game room (with Nintendo, VR and PlayStation), a rooftop terrace (with plunge pool) and an outdoor terrace. There is also a bar and a restaurant on site, as well as a buffet breakfast (6.50 EUR), although there is no kitchen to cook your own food.
The Central House offers a variety of rooms to choose from, including dorms (with an option for premium dorms with larger beds), private rooms and even an attic (with kitchen) for 6 people. The room was very clean and the bed was very cómoda.La bed was very comfortable and the bed was very comfortable.
5. Generator Madrid
The Generator hostel chain has some of my favorite hostels in Europe, and the location in Madrid is no exception. This 5-storey hostel is located a few steps from Gran Vía, Madrid’s main street, and close to many of Madrid’s main attractions and restaurants. If you prefer to stay inside, Generator has two bars, one inside and one on the roof, which also serve food (although there is no kitchen to cook your own food).
Without organized social activities, this is not the most sociable hostel. It’s more like a hotel with bedrooms. All bunk beds have a reading lamp, a personal shelf, USB ports and sockets, as well as lockers under the bed. It is a good accommodation if you are looking for a nice place to sleep or if you are traveling with the family (there are family rooms available)