Best hostels in Madrid/Spain

Best hostels in Madrid/Spain

Have you ever been to Madrid, the capital city of Spain? Is this stunning city on our bucket list? If so, check our blog post about the best hostels Madrid city center offers! Whether you look for a youth hostel, party or family hostel, Madrid has everything, we assure you that – for a better overview and to make your choice easier, we have prepared the list of the top 10 hostels in Madrid!

Madrid is the capital and most populous city in Spain. The city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants. It is the second-largest city in the European Union surpassed only by Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the second-largest in the EU, smaller only than Paris.

Madrid lies on the River Manzanares in the center of both the country and the Community of Madrid region, of which it is also the capital. As the capital city of Spain, the seat of government, the residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural center of the country.

Best hostels in Madrid/Spain

Madrid is home to two world-famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. Due to its economic output, high standard of living, and market size, Madrid is considered the major financial center and the leading economic hub of the Iberian Peninsula and of Southern Europe. Madrid is also the 10th most liveable city in the world according to Monocle magazine, in its 2017 index!

While Madrid possesses modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theatre with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro Park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain’s historical archives.

You can also admire many national museums in Madrid: the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three art museums: Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which complements the holdings of the other two museums. Cibeles Palace and Fountain have become one of the monument symbols of the city.

Are you ready to see the best hostels Madrid offers? If so, let‘s do it! Kindly be aware the price mentioned below each property is only average and could vary based on the chosen date and type of room/dorm!

#1 Sungate One

9.4 on Booking.com    9.8 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 92 USD Dorms from 20 USD

Sungate one

Located right in the heart of Centro, just around the corner from the main historical sites (plus some pretty epic nightlife). The Royal Palace of Madrid is a 12-minute walk from us and 7 minutes away you’ll find the Plaza Mayor area, which is packed with restaurants and bars.

At Sungate Hostel you will find a 24-hour front desk where the staff organizes a range of activities including the city walking tours and pub crawls and sells tickets to local attractions. They even cook up free group dinners! Other public areas include a shared kitchen and a shared TV lounge. 

Sungate one

Each air-conditioned room and dormitory has heating, a wardrobe, and access to a shared bathroom. Bed linen is included, while towels are available for a surcharge.

Pros and Cons of Sungate One

Pros

  • Various dorms and rooms available
  • Great central location
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Free dinner
  • Family rooms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • No bunk beds, only normal beds in dorms
  • Many activities organized
  • Free city tour offered

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast not included
  • No outdoor premises

#2 Ok Hostel Madrid

9.3 on Booking.com    9.6 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 75 USD Dorms from 19 USD

Ok Hostel Madrid

Ok Hostel Madrid’s in a beautiful historical building, plus has all the liveliness and modern facilities of the 21st century! With large common areas, an on-site bar (don’t forget to ask for your free shot) and an outdoor terrace, there’s a real community vibe going on here. To help you meet your fellow backpackers and feel at home, we host regular events, from walking tours and bar crawls to our famous communal dinners.

Whatever you need from a room, we’re here for you. Choose from a mixed, female-only dorm, and private rooms of varying sizes. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi, linen, and air-con, along with nice en-suite bathrooms with high-pressured hot showers. The custom-made bunks have individual reading lights, plug sockets, and luggage storage drawers, and you can get to all our rooms quickly using the elevator.

Ok Hostel Madrid

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property and set 200 m from La Latina Metro Station, Ok Hostel Madrid offers accommodations in Madrid. The property offers a bar and a shared kitchen. You can find several bars, restaurants, and shops within a 5-minute walk of Ok Hostel Madrid. Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol are 701 m away. Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport is 8.7 mi from the property.

Pros and Cons of Ok Hostel Madrid

Pros

  • Various dorms and rooms available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Meals available
  • Free dinner
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Bar and Café available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Tours and evening events organized
  • Family rooms
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee

#3 Hostel One Madrid

9.3 on Booking.com    9.6 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 97 USD Dorms from 18 USD

Hostel One Madrid

Hostel One Madrid is more alternative, located in the progressive, hipster and Hygge district of the city. This neighborhood is a local favorite for its cool and hip vibes. There are amazing experiences offered by combining the know-how, familiar warmth, friendly and family atmosphere of the hostel with the trendy vibes of the neighborhood – MALASAÑA.

This hostel also offers free family dinners, daily activities, nights out and get-togethers, day trips, etc. You just need to come and discover it! 

Hostel One Madrid

Hostel One Madrid is set in the heart of Madrid, 701 m from Calle Princesa. Around 0.8 mi from Puerta del Sol, the property is also 0.8 min away from Plaza Mayor and offers free WiFi. The accommodations provide a 24-hour front desk. All beds have a socket and a USB socket, and a reading lamp available.

Pros and Cons of Hostel One Madrid

Pros

  • Various dorms and rooms available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Meals available
  • Free dinner
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Café
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Walking tours and evening events

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast not included
  • Age restriction (18 – 45)
  • Farer from the city center

#4 The Hat Madrid

9.1 on Booking.com    9.4 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 110 USD Dorms from 21 USD

The Hat Madrid

Located just 150 m from Plaza Mayor Square, The Hat Madrid is a stylish hostel with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a rooftop bar with city and sunset views. There is a supermarket opposite the hostel. The hostel has a restaurant and a variety of cafés and bars are within a 5-minute walk.

Offering a variety of private rooms and single beds in both mixed and female dormitories, the hostel also caters to families and groups of friends. The bright rooms come with either a private or shared bathroom, and some have a small balcony.

The Hat Madrid

The Hat Madrid has a 24-hour front desk, offers free activities and can provide a nightlife guide. Bicycles can also be hired. They also put on free events, including city walking tours. As well as being the first boutique hostel in town, they’re also the first to use biomass as an energy source. 

Pros and Cons of The Hat Madrid

Pros

  • Various dorms and rooms available
  • Great location near the city center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meals available
  • Sun deck and the outdoor terrace available
  • Bar and restaurant available
  • Nightclub available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Tours and evening events organized
  • Family rooms
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle hire

Cons

  • Higher fee for private rooms
  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee

#5 2060 The Newton Hostel

9.1 on Booking.com    9.3 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 59 USD Dorms from 15 USD

2060 The Newton Hostel

At 2060 The Newton Hostel, they’re all about making the most of life, just in case Newton’s prediction that the world might end in 2060 is right! There are a jacuzzi and dry-heat sauna for you to take time out in style, plus free walking or cycling tours of the city. Reminisce with other backpackers about your travels in the laid-back lounge, or head up to our rooftop terrace bar for views over the city. Later, pop down to the bunker to recreate a mini cinema and watch a movie using the projector.

The Newton Hostel has air-conditioned accommodations and a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hostel has family rooms and offers a terrace. 

2060 The Newton Hostel

The hostel is located in Madrid, a 13-minute walk from Mercado San Miguel. You can join a trip to the beautiful World Heritage city of Toledo, or make new friends (perhaps for life!) on one of the all-night bars crawls this property organizes.

Pros and Cons of 2060 The Newton Hostel

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Great value for money
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Restaurant and café available
  • Walking tours, bike tours and bar crawls organized
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Shared kitchen
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor terrace and sun deck available
  • Spa facilities available
  • Family rooms
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Bicycle hire
  • Garage parking available

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee

#6 Mucho Madrid

8.9 on Booking.com    9.3 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 63 USD Dorms from 23 USD

Mucho Hostel Madrid

Located on the famous Gran Vía, this comfortable hostel offers colorful air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi. It is located 100 m from Santo Domingo Metro Station, and 3 minutes’ walk from Plaza España Metro Station. MuchoMadrid is ideally located in the center, within a short walk from bars, restaurants, shops and the main sites. It is just 10 minutes’ walk from the Royal Palace and Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s main square.

MuchoMadrid offers double, triple and quadruple rooms which are heated and bright. They have a desk, a free locker for each guest and access to a shared bathroom with a shower. Some rooms have balconies and windows overlooking Gran Vía. 

Mucho Hostel Madrid

The hostel has a communal kitchen-dining room equipped with microwave, toaster, and fridge. All common areas and rooms are air-conditioned. There are five comfortable and spacious rooms. Each guest has their own private locker. Bath towels, bed linen, Wi-Fi and Breakfast are included in the price!

Pros and Cons of Mucho Madrid

Pros

  • Breakfast for free
  • Great value for money
  • 24-hour front desk
  • No bunk beds
  • Walking tours and bar crawls organized
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Shared kitchen
  • Family rooms
  • Children friendly
  • Towels included

Cons

  • Not a party hostel

#7 Far Home Atocha

8.8 on Booking.com    9.2 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 95 USD Dorms from 24 USD

Far Home Atocha

Far Home Atocha is located in the center of Madrid, just 5 minutes’ walk from Plaza Mayor Square and 300 m from Sol Square. The air-conditioned hostel features free WiFi and modern decor. There are numerous shops, bars, and restaurants in the surrounding area.

Private and shared dormitory rooms are available at Far Home Atocha. Each room includes individual lockers, and some feature a balcony. Some rooms have a private bathroom, whereas others offer access to a shared bathroom. Forget heaving heavy bags up the stairs – jump in the elevator up to your room. Our mixed and female-only dorms all have air-con and every bunk has a reading lamp and locker. Free linen is included in your stay, but take your own towel or you can hire one on the front desk! 

Far Home Atocha

Start your day off right with a hearty breakfast of freshly baked pastries in the kitchen for a small fee. Later, save a few euros and cook up dinner in the shared kitchen.  There are also a terrace and a common area, as well as a conference room. Staff at the 24-hour reception can provide information about what to see and do in Madrid. 

Pros and Cons of Far Home Atocha

Pros

  • Various dorms and rooms available
  • Great location within the city center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Walking tours and bar crawls organized
  • Shared kitchen
  • Street parking
  • Wheelchair friendly

Cons

  • Breakfast for a fee
  • Towels for hire

#8 Way Hostel

8.7 on Booking.com    9.2 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 36 USD Dorms from 14 USD

Way Hostel

Just 5 minutes’ walk from Puerta del Sol, Way Hostel Madrid offers bright dorms with free Wi-Fi and free bed linen. It has a 24-hour reception and is less than 100 m from Tirso de Molina Metro Station. Each dorm at Way Hostel Madrid has heating and a shared bathroom. Décor is inspired by some of Madrid’s famous singers and artists.

You can make use of the property’s shared kitchen and there is also a lounge. Bars, cafés and restaurants can be found in the streets surrounding the property. The property serves the traditional castizo breakfast consisting of coffee or tea with churros.

Way Hostel

Staff can arrange a wide variety of activities such as a walking tour, tapas tour, pub crawls and flamenco shows. They also organize a weekly milonga, the famous tango dance celebration.

Pros and Cons of Way Hostel

Pros

  • Various dorms and rooms available
  • Great location within the city center
  • Great value for price
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shared kitchen
  • Outdoor dining area available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Walking tours, bike tours and bar crawls organized
  • Garage parking available
  • Family rooms
  • Bicycle hire
  • Wheelchair friendly

Cons

  • Breakfast for a fee
  • Towels for hire

#9 Cats Hostel Madrid Sol

8.8 on Booking.com    9.1 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 105 USD Dorms from 23 USD

Cats hostel Madrid Sol

Cats Madrid Sol is located in central Madrid, just 150 m from the lively Santa Ana Square. Organizes trips to visit Madrid’s nightlife. The dormitories at Cats Madrid Sol are set around a beautiful courtyard with an 18th-century Moorish-style fountain. Each one includes wooden floors, individual lockers, and a shared bathroom.

This property serves a daily breakfast in the coffee room and has vending machines for snacks and pastries. A fridge and microwave are available for all guests. There is a laundry room with coin-operated machines, as well as iron. The bar features computers which you can use for free. You can lie down on comfortable sofas, watch a movie in the Red Room, or try their own Cats craft beer in our bar. 

Cats hostel Madrid Sol

The building itself will leave you speechless. It was once a 17th-century Spanish palace and still retains its Andalusian patio style. You can walk from Cats Madrid Sol to the famous Puerta del Sol Square in just 5 minutes. San Sebastián Church is just 50 m from the hostel, and Antón Martín Metro Station is 200 m away.

Pros and Cons of Cats Hostel Madrid Sol

Pros

  • Great central location
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar and nightclub available
  • Meals available
  • Party hostel
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Daily activities and bar crawls organized
  • Wheelchair friendly

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee
  • Party hostel – possible noise in the night
  • Limited equipped shared kitchen
  • Luggage storage for a fee (for last day storage)

#10 Mola Hostel

8.8 on Booking.com    9.1 on Hostelsworld   

 Dorms from 17 USD

Mola Hostel

Mola isn’t just any hostel. In fact, we call it a ‘poshostel’ because of its cool design and great atmosphere! Located in the middle of Madrid’s old town, near all the famous sites, restaurants and bars in the Spanish capital. Get to know fellow travelers on a BeerBike outing, or experience the local culture at one of the fun flamenco shows. Thanks to the 24-hour reception, you can check-in and out any time you like. 

Offering cozy mixed dorms (perfect if you’re traveling in a big group), as well as female-only dorms. Beds have big drawers that are ideal for storing your stuff (bring a padlock). Breakfast is just 5 euros a day and you can grab a towel for only 2 euros (or simply take your own).

Mola Hostel  

You can also join the offered tours – they’ll take you to Toledo, Ávila and Segovia’s best sights.  The old town’s great for a pub crawl if you’re up for some fun – there is a game of beer pong organized!

Pros and Cons of Mola Hostel

Pros

  • Great central location
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Walking tours and bar crawls organized
  • Family rooms
  • Parking garage

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee

#11 Bastardo Hostel

8.8 on Booking.com    9.1 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 93 USD Dorms from 21 USD

Bastardo Hostel

Conveniently set in the heart of Madrid, in Tribunal district, Bastardo Hostel offers stylish private and dormitory rooms with free WiFi near all the main tourist attractions. Breakfast is available each morning. it’s served at the Hostel’s restaurant, Limbo. It offers grill-type meals during the day.

Offering an industrial décor, the Bastardo Hostel offers dormitory rooms and private rooms. Dormitory rooms include a shared bathroom with a shower, and each bed has access to a locker, night light, socket, USB connection, and a night table. For dormitory rooms, bed linen is included and towels are available for a surcharge. Private rooms feature a private bathroom and include bed linen, towels, and free toiletries.

Bastardo Hostel

Guest at Bastardo Hostel can relax and socialize in the shared terrace offering city view, a lounge with a swing and a bar; or enjoy the multiple cultural activities such as exhibitions, concerts, literary activities taking place in their bar & restaurant, located on the ground floor. Other facilities include a laundry room accessible for a surcharge and a shared kitchen accessible for all guests.

Pros and Cons of Bastardo Hostel

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Sun deck and terrace available
  • Bar and restaurant available
  • Fitness and yoga classes
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Daily activities organized
  • Shared kitchen
  • Meals available
  • Family rooms
  • Bicycle rental
  • Private parking
  • Wheelchair friendly

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee

#12 Toc Hostel Madrid

9.0 on Booking.com    8.9 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 131 USD Dorms from 32 USD

Toc Hostel

Toc Hostel Madrid is located in central Madrid, just 121 m from Puerta del Sol Square. This stylish, modern hostel offers smart, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. At Toc Hostel you can book private rooms or a bed in a shared dormitory. The rooms and dorms feature attractive décor with parquet floors and light wood furniture. Bunks are cabin style, so you get your own space as well as a light, locker and safe. There’s aircon all round and bed linen’s free.

The property has a bar where they hold themed parties, and there is a games room where you can play pool for free. Staff at the 24-hour reception can provide information about what to see and do in Madrid.  Drinks and food are on hand at the bar and restaurant and when you need downtime or fancy streaming a movie on the free Wi-Fi, head to the lounge this property offers.

Toc Hostel

There are numerous shops, bars, and restaurants in the surrounding streets, and Plaza Mayor Square is 250 m away.

Pros and Cons of Toc Hostel Madrid

Pros

  • Great central location
  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Mini-supermarket available
  • Daily activities organized
  • Shared kitchen
  • Family rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Facilities for disabled guests

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee

 

6 thoughts on “Best hostels in Madrid/Spain

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    1. Hello and thank you for visiting our website!

      We will be very happy if you recommend our page to your friends via facebook or any other social network, this is very kind from you!

      We are doing our best so the travellers save money or accommodation and still have great time in the chosen hostel. They also could spend the money for some trip to another popular place etc. Hostels are so nice and fancy nowadays so it is pity to spend a lot of money just for accommodation during travelling – this is the purpose of our website.

      We wish you al the best and thank you for your kind words!

      Bye Renata

  2. Comfort is what we human all craves for at a point or the other especially when on vacation. Spain has a lot of places you can find visit and you get nice hotels but Madrid which is the capital city of Spain offers the best relaxation one could ever crave for and you would get the best use utilization of your cash.

    1. Hello Evans and thank you for stopping by!

      Thank you also for your kind insight, Spain is really beautiful country and there is a lot of great places worth to visit. Madrid has a special position due to it is a capital city.

      If you ever appear in Madrid, don’t forget our website so you can choose some fancy hostel for your stay and still save some money.

      Have a great time!

      Bye Renata

  3. Unfortunately for me i have never been to Madrid and after reading such an in depth and thorough review i am now yearning for that beautiful city. It is definitely on  my bucket list now all thanks to you. Great job and your site is a lovely one and i will most definitely recommend it to my frequent flyer friends. Thank you(:

    1. Hello Elroy!

      Thank you for visiting our website!

      Madrid is definitely a city worths to visit, we completely agree. We will be happy if you pick some of the listed hostel and enjoy your next visit in this beautiful city!

      Have a great time!

      Bye Renata

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