Travelling to Madrid has got to be one of the most holistically invigorating experiences you can have. From the heart of Flamenco dancing and late night tapas to the rich history and culture, Madrid is a must visit location for any traveller. Foregoing a traditional hotel and staying at a hostel is a great way to make the most of your Madrid experience. Hostels are inexpensive, conveniently located and are full of other really neat travelers that can give you first-hand experience of great places to go and great places to avoid. In order to experience Madrid and all of its splendour, consider these top five hostels:
Address: Calle de Sagasta, 22
This great hostel is located close to the Malasaña district where you can find a great rooftop view of the city skyline in one of the local restaurants. Malasaña has great vintage shops to browse and find the perfect souvenir. U Hostel is also close to Puerta del Sol, the very heart of Madrid where you can take a short walk to the Royal Palace or the Museum Triangle that consists of Reina Sofia, Prado and Thyssen. U Hostels prides itself on knowing about all of the best live shows, and having a pulse on Madrid culture.
Las Musas Hostel
Address: Calle Jesús y María
This hostel is centrally located and very close to the metro. It is also very close to the city centre. Las Musas Hostel advertises several theatres close by, including Teatro Real Madrid and Teatro Apolo Madrid. Both offer wonderful musicals and life entertainment on a regular basis. A breakfast of churros and hot chocolate is provided every morning before you head out to see the area. This hostel is known for friendly people, and fun activities like paella nights. Flamenco bars are walk able from Las Musas.
Address: Calle Relatores, 17
Way Hostel is very close to El Rastro, the most frequently shopped open air flea market in Madrid. The market is open every Sunday and public holiday, from nine to three. The market is great for unique new and used items, and there are several antique stores with one of kind merchandise on the fringe of El Rastro. Way Hostel is also a short distance from San Miguel, one of Madrid’s most well-known markets. At the newly renovated San Miguel market, you can purchase over 100 types of cheese, fresh produce, fish, or you can visit the library and sip on wine and people watch. Way is also very near la Puerta del Sol, in the centre of the city. In addition to the great location, Way Hostel offers free wireless, and a kitchen for guest use.
La Posada de Huertas International Youth Hostel
Address: Calle Huertas, 21
La Posada de Hertas Hostel is centrally located, and close to many tapas restaurants famous for their vivid nightlife, the Museum Triangle and the Royal Palace. La Posada de Huertas Hostel is also close to the Parque del Retiro, the most beautiful and popular park in Madrid. It is common to see jugglers, street musicians, and artists in the park on the weekends. The park is 320 acres and a great place to take a stroll. La Posada de Huertas Hostel has wireless in its common rooms, and serves a continental breakfast. There is bike parking should you decide to sight-see by bicycle.
360 Hostel Centro
Address: Calle Carmen 16
360 Hostel Centro is located in central Madrid, a short distance to la Puerta del Sol, El Rastro, the San Miguel Market and Gran Via, also known as the Spanish Broadway. Gran Via has one of the best nightlife scenes in all of Europe. The large, picturesque buildings in Gran Via also offer great views and inside the beautiful buildings are upscale shops. Not only in 360 Hostel Centro in a great location for shopping, but also offers free wireless internet and kitchens available for guest use.
No matter what your travel style, there is a hostel in Madrid that can meet your needs. Not only are Madrid hostels clean, inexpensive and full of friendly people, but a the hostels are centrally located so that you can maximize your time in Madrid and experience as much as possible. Start planning your trip to today, and remember that hostels in Madrid add a flavour and personality to your trip that you won’t find elsewhere.