My 5 best hostels in Madrid (2024)

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What are the best hostels in Madrid? That’s a tricky question because the city is a backpackers hot-spot with an impressive number of great hostels at affordable prices.

I picked these 5 hostels as they stand out due to their design, facilities and vibes:

In fact, there are 100+ hostels in Madrid, and with so many hostels available, picking the right one can be a bit of a challenge.

But as you can imagine, only a few truly rise to the top…

I decided to condense it all to what I consider the 5 best hostels in Madrid with a

  • Great location.
  • Reasonable rate per night.
  • Ton of amenities and a good vibe.

Why only 5? Well, you only need ONE hostel, and there is really no point in sharing an endless list of 25+ accommodations with you. Otherwise you would have gone to Booking right away instead of reading this!

My selection is perfect for you, if you

  • Are tired of bad and crappy hostels.
  • Want to avoid “party animals”.
  • Don’t mind to spend 5-7€ for a better experience.

Below you can find the list of what I consider the best hostels in Madrid.

My 5 best hostels in Madrid

The Hat Madrid

Just a 2-minute walk from Plaza Mayor, The Hat Madrid is an award-winning youth hostel in Madrid that I love for its awesome facilities, friendly vibe, clean rooms, and funky designs. It has a hip design and upscale vibe, which includes an outdoor terrace, rooftop bar, solarium, and lots of common space.

The vibe of the hostel is lively and welcoming but it’s not a party hostel. You can’t really go wrong here.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Super friendly, helpful and fun staff.
  • Perfect location, so close to so much.
  • Great lounge and rooftop bar.

2060 The Newton Hostel

The rooms are extremely comfortable with spacious bunk beds, easy to access and with a fixed panel that isolates you from the rest. Every bunk bed has an individual adjustable light, Wi-Fi access, multiple sockets, a wall organizer and individual lockers.

2060 The Newton Hostel has a spa with Jacuzzi and sauna, a rooftop bar where you can meet people from all over the world and a multipurpose room. These features will surely enrich the your travel experience.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Simplistic approach with a real consideration for the guest.
  • Cool rooftop terrace and spa.
  • Silent hours.

Toc Hostel

If you want to stay somewhere comfortable, fun and reasonably-priced in the center of Madrid, this hostel is an excellent option. With double and family rooms as well as dorms, Toc Hostel is a cutting-edge place to stay.

This is a hostel for people who want a quiet, clean, and comfortable place to sleep that has a great location.

Unfortunately, it also lacks a social atmosphere, so it’s not the best place to meet new people.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Silent (not a party hostel).
  • In the heart of the city center.
  • Very convenient fingerprint key.

Onefam Sungate

The mixed or female dorms and double rooms are spacious and bright, and the beds are very comfortable. Also, no bunk beds!

There is a nice common area you can chill out or socialize with other travelers, or make a good use of the fully equipped kitchen.

The helpful staff members at Onefam Sungate are always ready to offer tips and advice to help you make the most of your time in Madrid, and you can book a range of tours directly onsite.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • No bunk beds, so rooms are spacious and not cramped.
  • Staff constantly organizing fun things for you to do.
  • Free coffee and breakfast. Sometimes free dinner too.

OK Hostel Madrid

One-minute walking from Metro Station La Latina, OK Hostel Madrid is housed in a historical building located in the bohemian neighborhood of La Latina.

The dorms are spacious and well designed, giving you plenty of privacy.

There is a bar and plenty of common space so that helps add to the social atmosphere.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Exceptional staff.
  • Mattresses are firm and large.
  • Excellent, unlimited breakfast.

Map of the 5 best hostels in Madrid

As always, you have all the information on a specific map of accommodation in Madrid.

And don’t forget that you can use this map at home and while you’re traveling in Spain. You have all the details on how to do so on the Madrid Traveller maps page, where you also have links to all the other maps.

5 tips to book your Madrid hostel

  • The best area to stay in Madrid is Centro. It should be your first choice if you are a first-time visitor and you are looking for the most central base to explore the rest of the city. Other  cool neighborhoods are
    • Chueca. The center of the LGBTQ+ scene in Madrid has epic nightlife venues.
    • Lavapiés. A multicultural and artsy area with amazing budget accommodations.
    • La Latina. A buzzing neighborhood that’s packed full of local color.
  • The average price of the hostels in Madrid is between 25-40€/night during the high season. Expect to pay around 15-25€/night during the mid and low season.
  • Madrid’s hostel prices are fairly standardized, but the quality can vary a lot from one hostel to another. The best options do get booked up quickly. This is particularly true during high season, that’s why you should book your hostel in Madrid as soon as you know your travel dates.
  • Madrid is a big nightlife destination so people come to party. As a result, Madrid receives much more visitors on the weekend. Hostels know this so they raise the prices on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Avoid hostels in Madrid that offer the cheapest price, especially the ones located in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.

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If you couldn’t find what you were looking for in my selection above, or you prefer to conduct your own research, use the following search box to look for other hostels in Madrid.


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