Are you looking for a list of the best hostels in Madrid? The city is loaded with cheap, well-run budget accommodations, making the city a natural choice for backpackers.
Where you stay often shapes your view of the city. While the location of the hostel is important, it’s the hostel’s amenities that make your stay relaxing and fun. And don’t forget people, because making authentic connections with strangers makes up some profound memories, and it’s also the best way to experience another culture.
Why booking a hostel instead of a regular hotel?
First, rates are extremely cheap compared to any other accommodation in Europe. Expect to pay approximately 18-25€ for a bed in a dorm, more or less the regular rates around Europe (except very expensive cities like London or Paris). The downside is that you have to share a room with a lot of people, but no one said that saving money was easy.
Then, even though good hostels are always hard to come by, hostels in Madrid are great value and cool places to meet other travellers. All of them give you a place to hang out and socialize with other travelers. These common areas encourage interaction and you will easily meet people.
Finally, the managers generally know your needs and offer a nice atmosphere. Everything from tapas tours, live music, and art exhibitions to free guided tours, hostels always have something going on.
Here’s a list of the best guesthouses and hostels in Madrid.
My Top 10 Hostels in Madrid
Sungate ONE: The mixed or female dorms and double rooms are spacious, bright and specially designed for backpackers. All of them are equipped with air conditions and lockers. There a nice common area you can chill out or socialize with fellow travellers and the staff, or make a good use of the fully equipped kitchen.
Ok Hostel Madrid: This hostel is housed in a historical building located in the bohemian neighborhood of La Latina. You are surrounded by restaurants, and tapas bars with La Latina metro station is only 200 meters away. The rooms are painted in a combination of bright red and white and are furnitured with pale wooden desks and bed frames.
Room007 Chueca Hostel: Not surprisingly, Room007 Chueca is located in the Chueca neighbourhood of Madrid. Officially the gay district, Chueca is very artistic and trendy and great for food if you are looking for traditional Spanish tapas bars without the tourist district price! With comfortable double rooms as well as dorms, this hostel offers all the privacy you need while also laying on a ready-made social whirl.
Far Home Atocha: Located at 45 Atocha Street in Madrid City Center, just 250 meters from Plaza Mayor Square and 300 meters from Sol Square, Far Home Atocha is a stylish and modern designed hostel with air conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi, on site freshly baked pastries for breakfast, patio terrace, common area and conference room.
Open Hostel: This Retro-Pop style, 80’s hostel is the perfect spot to spend some days enjoying the best of Madrid. Its nice and comfortable shared rooms, offer air conditioning and a lovey balcony with nice views. The lovely common areas will allow you to meet other travelers from all over the world.
Far Home Gran Vía: This hostel is the perfect election for travelers looking for a modern and nice place, located in the heart of Madrid. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, with modern design but at the same time elegant, with bathrooms, television and air conditioning. The beds feature memory foam mattresses offering you the best possible comfort.
The Hat Madrid: Just a 2-minute walk from Plaza Mayor, The Hat hikes up the standard of Madrid hostels with the style of a boutique hotel and lots of good ideas for a comfortable, fun stay without paying silly prices. Sights, shops and restaurants are on the doorstep and there is a groovy bar up on the roof. Unsurprisingly, it attracts all ages.
Toc Hostel: If you want to stay somewhere comfortable, fun and reasonably-priced in the centre of Madrid, this hostel might fit the bill. With double and family rooms as well as dorms, smart contemporary design and a handsome building, the TOC is a refreshingly modern place to stay.
Mola Hostel: The Mola feels fresh and new, offering a refreshingly 21st-century hostel experience with accommodation options to suit everyone. Guests can mingle in the laid-back lounge and join in all sorts of activities. A right-in-the-middle-of-things location means you can walk just about everywhere.
MuchoMadrid: Whether you are travelling on your own, with friends or as a family, MuchoMadrid has an option to suit you. With bright contemporary design and smiley staff, there is a very positive vibe going on. The hostel is handy for exploring traditional and trendy bars, as well as galleries and museums.
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