We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hostal Gala

#47 of 453 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Costanilla de los Angeles 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Hotel amenities
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Hostal Gala
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Hostal Gala
Write a Review

349 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    177
    135
    29
    6
    2
See reviews for
58
116
26
14
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (28)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (349)
  • Mar-May only
    (80)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (86)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (96)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (87)
All months
Lisbon, Portugal
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It´s more B&B than a hostel. No common areas and kitchen inside but the rooms are nice, clean with private bathrooms and central heating. I was in Madrid for work so the place was perfect for me. Quiet and very central. Good base for visiting the old town. You have to pay for breakfast (4€ for a coffee, juice and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance to the Hostel is a bit underwhelming but once you enter the bright, clean, airy, room - all is well. The staff is helpful, competent and friendly and they provide anything you need. The Hostel is perfectly located with 2 Metro stations near and walking distance to great neighborhoods. Madrid is a great jumping off point to visit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear BramellJ. First of all, thank you so much for this nice review. I am especially pleased that you enjoyed the service provided by our staff. It is glad to read they provided to you an efficient service to help you. Your compliments of our clean rooms and good location are very much appreciated too. It will be a pleasure... More 

Flint, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
39 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although my taxi driver from the airport couldn't find the address in his directory, it's actually easy to locate - just ask for Plaza Santo Domingo and it's on the corner. Two flights of stairs to negotiate, but not too much of a problem and a nice secure environment. Room was OK, but lacking in power points and could have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear GilesP. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion about our establishment with all the other travelers. It is very important for us to know also our negative points to keep on improving constantly. We are glad to hear that all in all you had a good here. Your compliments of our staff, location and good beds... More 

Frasnes-Lez-Anvaing, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very friendly, clean, well decorated... Staff helpfull with advices, rates (flamenco evening)... Of course, the streets are noisy, but you are close to Gran Via, in madrid, right? The bedroom was small but smartly agenced. The best quality/price address.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Dominique, One more time, we want to thank you for taking a few minutes to share with other travelers your experience in our establisment. It was a real pleasure to have had you as our guest, and such a good opinion deserve our best efforts to continue improving and offering good experiences to all the persons who love to... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The location of the hostal is excellent! it is close to many restaurants and markets, so you can grab a bite quickly if you're hungry The facilities of the hostal was superb! clean and comfy beds, good bathrooms, wifi works really well and they clean your room every day! :) The staffs were also really nice, attentive and helpful to... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review
Google Translation

Estimado Andre. Muchas gracias por compartir sus comentarios con el resto de los viajeros. Nos esforzamos mucho para que los... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I stayed here in one of the small double rooms and could not fault the place. More of a boutique hotel than a hostel. The reception staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, the location is perfect and close to everything, the rooms are impeccably clean, there are many restaurants in the area, and best of all there was a very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Alexandria J, In first place we thank you for taking a few minutes to share your opinion about your stay at Hostal Gala. We are very happy to know that your expectations were not disappointed. We have a perfect location so we make efforts to stay high our other qualities: staff, cleanliness and good rest, it is great that... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

With 2 other friends, I stayed at a three-person apart-hotel (incl. kitchen) at Hostal Gala Madrid. It is located at the Plaza de Santa Domingo, which can't be more central and is a just mere walk away from all of Madrids main sights. At first we couldn't find the entrance to the hostel since it is hidden away at the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Cedric K, Thank you for such a good and detailed review about your experience at Hostal Gala. We remember you and your friends with very affection. You were an excellent clients!. We are very happy that your expectations changed since the moment you get in the reception. The building is the original one but the hostel is completely restored.... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I went to Madrid with my husband at the end of October to celebrate my Birthday. We stayed in hostel Gala and we just loved it!! The receptionists were so friendly and helped us with everything. Our room was very cozy. The bed was amazing and the pillows were so soft!! We couldn't believe it! They cleaned our room everyday!!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Cintia O, In first place, we thank you for take the time to share your experience at the Gala Hostel. We are very glad to hear that you enjoy your time at our establisment. All the qualities you mentioned are the reason why we try to strive every day. Thank you for making us feel satisfied with what we... More 

Haifa, Israel
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

the hostal is very clean and comfortable. the location is great - right in the center, but not in a very loud street (very close to gran via). the staff is excellent and very helpful. shower a bit small.. perfect for small people :-)

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Haifa. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion about our establishment. Your sincere and true comments are awesome, about our clean and comfortable rooms, good location and friendly staff. We know that in the center of Madrid sometimes is a little bit noise, so we apologize for it. Thank you for choosing to stay with us,... More 

istanbul
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We were well received, receptionists were friendly and informative. Was recommended a really great place to watch a flamenco dance. Price and location was perfect. Hostel is a stone throw away from a metro station, as well as in the heart of where things are happening. Lots of eateries. Would recommend for place to lodge.

Was this review helpful? Yes
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Undyntrav. First of all, thank you very much for this nice review. We are especially pleased that you enjoyed the service provided by our staff. It is glad to read we provided to you an efficient service to help you. It is very important for us to know that your stay was nice and comfortable. Thank you again for... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

501 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (118)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (26)
Viewed
Room/suite (50)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (16)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (18)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (376)
Viewed
Amsterdam Apartment (88)
Viewed
Double Room (39)
Viewed
Sydney Apartment (124)
Viewed
The Hotel (47)
Viewed
Triple Room (34)
Viewed
Twin Room (44)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
Explore this neighborhood

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question