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Hostal Puerta del Sol

Plaza Puerta del Sol, 14 - 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a gay traveler, I generally seek out properties that specifically cater to gay men and women. This property advertises itself heavily as the "Gay Hostal," and it's website is filled with photos of men in Speedos. It's a nice place and certainly a bargain -- and in a great location, but this is certainly not a gay hotel. I've... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although a little old and tatty at the edges the location and the friendly staff really made this the place to stay on a budget. the staff were really good at helping me to find places, to change money. The first room i had was a bit poor and they happily swapped me to a better one. Breakfast is basic.... More 

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Edinburgh UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

1st visit to Madrid and when looking for somewhere cheap as its only a place to sleep really, selected this hostel due to cost and location which would take a lot of beating. On line pictures were obviously taken be a professional estate agent. The rooms looked good. On arriving, discovered the hostel reception was on the 4th floor, missed... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is not the Ritz. Hostal Puerta del Sol is loacted above shops and offices directly on the Plaza Puerta del Sol, it is a great location right in the heart of everything! Imagine staying on Trafalgar Square or Picadilly Circus in London. The sqaure is noisy and full of life. There is a metro station right outside! but to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was fortunate enough to travel with a friend who had been to Madrid several times and knew how to maneuver the subway system. We lucked out and got one of the rooms on the top floor with a terrace and our own bathroom. The room itself was modest and smoke-free. The bathroom very adequate for our needs. The WiFi... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I really regret staying here. They say the coffee and tea are always hot? For about 3 hours in the morning! At night its freezing, so you turn on the heater which is too big fir the room and drys out everything. No this is comfortable. The beds are small and wires make them hard on the back. In normal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I would highly recommend this hostel. It is a great location right on plaza Puerto del sol. Easy to access from the metro station. The only complaint I would have is that to get to the airport it is two line changes on the metro, but it's worth the hassle when you get to stay right in the heart of... More 

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ruthin UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A good budget hotel in a period building overlooking the square at Puerto del Sol. Warm welcome and a clean en-suite room. Adequate breakfast and plenty of coffee and biscuits. Main plus is the location with easy access to all tourist areas and transport system.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I stayed here with my girlfriend a while back and we just loved our room! It was set further back in the hostel in a quiet corner. The view wasn't great but it was otherwise a very spacious, clean and homely room. Breakfast was typical continental, but with great fresh coffee, which was available all day. We enjoyed having a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed here with 2 other friends in a room for 3 nights. The location is ideal in Madrid. The hotel is slightly noisy is at is in the heart of the city. Definitely worth a consideration. Loved the charm of the place even though the breakfast was slightly below par. size of the bathroom or balcony is pretty small.

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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.
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