Madrid is one of the most magical cities in Europe with its glorious architecture and elegant boulevards. Madrid is also renowned for it's buzzing nightlife, tapas bars and parks. It has one of the best public transport networks in Europe. Below is a list of the best hostels in Madrid.
Some of the hostels in Madrid are among the best in Europe and normally offer some very cheap dorm bed options. The closer the hostel is to the centre (Centro District which includes Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Gran Via), the more expensive the hostel is likely to be. If you are prepared to stay a few metro stops from the centre, you will get a better value deal.
General Info on Hostels in Madrid
- Check-in/Check-out times – Check-out time for most hostels in Madrid is 12 noon. Check-in time for most hostels is between 2 pm and 4 pm. Please note that nearly every hostel in Madrid offers Free Luggage storage before or after you check-in or out.
- Free wifi – We all need Wifi when we travel. Every hostel will have wifi but some won't have it in the rooms, they just have it in common areas. My advice is to read some reviews on the speed of the Wifi. There's nothing worse than a slow connection.
- Kitchen – If the hostel you are staying at has a fully equipped kitchen, you can save money by cooking your own meals. Some hostels in Madrid only have partially equipped kitchens.
- Age Restrictions – With most hostels in Madrid, you have to be between 18 and 39 years old, but with some youth hostel, you have to be under 35 to stay in a dorm. If you are want to stay in a private room, there are normally no age restrictions.
- Costs - Hostels in Madrid are some of the most expensive in Europe. In bed in a dorm room starts at €10 per night (normally large dorm rooms) in the off-season, but expect to pay €15 to €22 per night in a medium sized dorm room (6 to 10 beds) in the high season. As with all other major cities in Europe prices at the weekend tend to be 20% to 40% higher.
1. Best Hostels in Madrid - Sungate One
Sungate One hostel is located in the centre of Madrid - easily accessible from the airport and the main train station. This backpacker hostel is in the heart of the city, in a neighbourhood called Centro, close to the historical, night party and shopping areas. Also, it's just seconds away from the main squares and most important city attraction's.
Sungate's mixed, female dorms and double rooms are spacious, bright and specially designed for backpackers. All rooms have air-conditioning. There is a large common area where you can chill out or socialize with fellow travellers. There is a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal.
Address: Calle de Carmen 16, Madrid.
Nearest Metro stop: Sol
Prices: Dorms from €22.66 & Privates from €91.68
2. Hostels in Madrid - Ok Hostel Madrid
Ok Hostel Madrid is located in the bohemian Barrio La Latina district which is to close Madrid's historical centre and only a few steps away from the metro line and major touristic attractions, such as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the world-renowned Museum Triangle.
Every room has A/C and every evening they host social events such as dinner, beer-pong, bar crawl etc.
Address: Calle de Juanelo, 24, Madrid.
Nearest Metro stop: La Latina
Prices: Dorms from €16.00 & Privates from €72.74
3. Best Hostels in Madrid - The Hat Madrid
The Hat Madrid claims to be the first Boutique Hostel in Madrid. Located in a mansion on the famous Plaza Mayor, just 3 minutes walk from the Puerta del Sol, Gran Via and La Latina.
They offer private and shared rooms, for girls, families and groups of friends. All rooms have air conditioning and free Wifi, breakfast for a small extra price. It has an outdoor terrace, solarium and spacious common areas.
They have Dual WiFi with every access point having both channels, so you won´t have any problems with the connection. Nor with the price, because it´s free.
Address: Calle Imperial 9, Madrid.
Nearest Metro stop: La Latina
Prices: Dorms from €16.50 & Privates from €50.00
4. Hostels in Madrid - Toc Hostel Madrid
Toc Hostel Madrid has a wide range of room types, private or shared, in case you come alone, as a couple, with family or friends. If you like to meet new people from around the world and you are a social traveller you can choose our 8 beds and 6 beds dorms, with comfortable bunk beds and big lockers to store your luggage.
They have some of the most advanced security technology, with fingertip keys, 24 hours reception, security cameras and other facilities such as a free wifi access, bar & restaurant, kitchen, communal lounge and a games zone.
Address: Plaza del Celenque 3 - 5, Madrid.
Nearest Metro stop: Sol
Prices: Dorms from €22.00 & Privates from €104.00
5. Best Hostels in Madrid - Way Hostel
Way Hostel is located in the quiet neighbourhood of Tirso de Molina, just around the corner from Puerta del Sol, the neuralgic centre of Madrid, within walking distance of most sights in Madrid and is near the weekly Rastro market, Puerta del Sol, La Latina and Plaza Mayor.
They offer a huge variety of rooms and prices, activities and services that will assure a great stay. From double private rooms ensuite to large dorms and only female dorms. Way Hostel recently refurbished its common areas and facilities include, reading lights for each bed, individual sockets, new and modern lockers and super high-speed Wi-Fi. They are an excellent budget option with dorms bed from only €13 per night and considering they are located in the heart of the city.
Address: C/Relatores 17, Madrid.
Nearest Metro stop: Tirso de Molina
Prices: Dorms from €13.40 & Privates from €47.40
6. Hostels in Madrid - Far Home Atocha
Located on Calle Atocha, in Madrid City Center, just 250 meters from Plaza Mayor Square and 300 meters from Sol Square. They offer a variety of private rooms and single beds in both mixed and female dormitories and the hostel also caters to families and groups.
Far Home Atocha is a stylish and modern design hostel with patio terrace, common area and conference room. The modern rooms come with free WiFi connection, desk, individual lockers, air-conditioned with either a private or shared bathroom, and some of them have a small balcony.
Address: Calle Atocha 45, Madrid.
Nearest Metro stop: Antón Martín
Prices: Dorms from €19.00 & Privates from €53.00
7. Best Hostels in Madrid - Safestay Madrid
Safestay Madrid is located in a 19th-century palace very close Alonso Martinez square which makes it the ideal base to explore and enjoy Madrid. They offer spacious rooms, Free Wifi, custom-made bunk beds with high-quality mattresses, all rooms have air-conditioned and have lockers, maximum security with RFID key cards for all rooms and reception is open 24/7.
Address: Calle Sagasta 22, Madrid.
Nearest Metro stop: Alonso Martinez
Prices: Dorms from €17.10 & Privates from €55.80
8. Hostels in Madrid - Mad4you Hostel
Mad4you Hostel is just a few minutes away from Tribunal and Noviciado Metro Station and features a shared kitchen, a bar and a laundry service. Free Wi-Fi is available in the common areas and in the dormitories. The hostel building is a charming typical 15th-century Madrilenian household that has been recently renovated.
Every dorm room either has its own bathroom or access to a shared bathroom with a shower. Bed linens are also provided. All the dorms have private lockers that can be used with your room key at no extra cost. The hostel provides discounted tours and a 24-hour front desk.
Address: Calle Costanilla de San Vicente 4, Madrid.
Nearest Metro stop: Tribunal or Noviciado
Prices: Dorms from €15.00 & Privates from €50.00
9. Best Hostels in Madrid - Las Musas Hostel
Las Musas Hostel is another hostel with a very central location. They're only a 5 to 10-minute walk away from the main attractions such as Puerta Del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the world-famous Golden Triangle of art museums: The Thyssen, The Prado, and The Reina Sofia.
The hostel runs highly-recommended tours and has a large, colourful common area and kitchen. It's just down the street from Tirso de Molina metro station and a supermarket, near La Latina, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. We have a wide selection of rooms, some with ensuites and air conditioning. Each bed has its own locker. Wifi is available in the common areas which include the reception, dining area and lounge.
Address: C/Jesus Y Maria 12, Madrid.
Nearest Metro stop: Tirso de Molina
Prices: Dorms from €15.00 & Privates from €52.00
10. Hostels in Madrid - MuchoMadrid
MuchoMadrid is on Gran Vía in the centre of Madrid and close to many famous sights such as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace and the Royal Opera which are within walking distance of the hostel. The location on Gran Via is close to the best shopping and nightlife spots in a city that never sleeps. They are also near neighbourhoods renowned for their nightlife, such as Santa Ana, Huertas, Chueca and Malasaa.
They have five comfortable and spacious rooms. Each guest has their own private locker, towels, bed linen, Wi-Fi and breakfast are included in price! They also offer a guest kitchen where one can prepare food and a TV lounge.
Address: Gran Via 59, 7 dech, 28013, Madrid.
Nearest Metro stop: Santo Domingo
Prices: Dorms from €19.00 & Privates from €55.00
I hope this list of the best hostels in Madrid helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Madrid. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Madrid is good but there are still some bad and mediocre ones. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad and mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Madrid.
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