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d’Hostel is located on Luis VĂ©lez de Guevara, a quiet street in the city centre of Madrid. Plaza Mayor is only a 5 minute walk away. The living room is big and really nice decorated. You can see it’s not just stuff put together on a 10 dollar budget, somebody took care. Thought about practical use and details as well. There are a few couches facing a TV as well as enough tables to sit and eat your food.

We paid 15 Euro for a bunk bed in a mixed dorm on the night before the Hispanic day. Excellent price when you consider Madrid is fully booked, and you’ll get free breakfast as well! Fresh fruit, bread, cereals and juices. The communal kitchen is well equipped. Because it is an open plan kitchen you won’t bump in to each other all the time. Showers in the lady’s bathroom are ok, but not very convenient. There is no place to put your clothes. Not in the shower and outside there is only one chair while there are 3 showers. Hairdryers are provided.

Shared dorms have aircon and lockers (bring your own padlock). Bunk beds are well made: you’ll feel like you have a tiny private room. Mattresses are perfect and linnen is clean. Free WiFi is offered throughout the hostel. It works, but don’t expect it to be fast. Finally, it’s clean and there is 24 hour reception. Check out is before 11.30am.

Excellent location

Very nice staff

Good vibe

Good night sleep guaranteed

No space in showers

Very slow WiFi

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Our Rating:
dHostel – Madrid

Rated 4.5 / 5.0 (1 review)

From 15.00 EUR per person – dorm (available)

Good place for reasonable price.

(Last Reviewed: October 2015)

Backpackers Madrid is actually a student hostel which seems to rent out their vacant rooms to travelers. It is not recognizable as such "Backpackers" from the outside. The only signboard rather reads "Residencia Universitaria". It is located next to METRO station "PLAZA DE ESPAÑA" on Metro lines 10 and 3, close to the Gran Via shopping road. When you arrive by Metro make sure to take the right exit to Plaza de España (a square with a monument) as you might otherwise end up walking too far to another connected station named "NOVICIADO". One of the big hassles of the Madrid Metro are staircases in the stations. If you should travel with suitcase and not backpack be prepared to carry it up and down the stairs several times. More often than not there are no escalators or lifts to access the train platforms or between levels. Madrid Metro runs several levels deep. There’s a good bus connection to Barcelona to/from "Avenida De America" costing about 32-39 EUR, taking 8 hours by ALSA bus, the national bus company. To get to the terminal take the dark blue Line 10 to "Gregorio Marañon" (direction "Hospital Infanta Sofia" or "Tres Olivos") and change at this station to the orange Line 7 (direction Hospital Henares) and get off after just 1 station at Avenida De America. The intercity autobus terminal is connected to the Metro station, 2 levels up by escalator.

The hostel itself is clean and comfortable – and even the building being rather old, it also has a small lift. Besides beds, the twin room had a wardrobe, a desk and a chair inside. Everything in the room wasn’t brand new anymore – including lamp and heater – but still useable. There was also a window, but this was only facing the inside of the building complex. The heater did not always work (in winter), so that the room temperature can drop below a comfortable point. Management seems to know about this problem as they provide in total 4 blankets for each person. The beds and rooms are being cleaned up daily by rooms service, even you don’t want it. Staff is a bit reserved and a little hard to talk to, but generally friendly. Most staff don’t speak a word English – quite common in Spain. There is a shared bathroom with 2 showers and 2 toilets on the floor. There’s no kitchen, cooking or any hot water facility, but there’s a vending machine for snacks and drinks. There’s a coin laundry too, free fast WiFi, however no common room to sit down and meet people – if you liked to mingle with the local students. The hostel sells 2 EUR vouchers for breakfast in a place around the corner, but we never tried that. Instead, there’s a Carefour Express supermarket just about 3 minutes walk (up the hill and the next left) which is your cheapest option to buy food in this otherwise rather expensive city Madrid. Overall we can recommend the place, but do not expect any luxury or anything fancy here. It’s a basic place with a few add-ons for a modest price of 10 EUR/night per person (twin) in a good central location.

Reasonable price
Breakfast (2 EUR)
Free, fast WiFi
Room service
Vending machine (drinks/snacks)
Heater sometimes not working
No cooking/kitchen facilities
No common areas

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Our Rating:
Madrid Backpackers

Rated 3.0 / 5.0 (1 review)

From EUR 10.00 / Person – Twin Room (Available)

Good basic place to stay for a modest price.

(Last Reviewed: January 2014)

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