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Hostal El Pilar

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   C/Carretas, 13 (junto a la Puerta del Sol), 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in central madrid at a perfect location. We only stayed one night and had an early flight but the value for the location and for what you pay is fantastic. Everything can be seen by foot, plenty of restaurants around. Only annoyance was the receptionist did not make a mention of breakfast on check in. We didn't care as... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

very good location for those who want to visit Madrid , located very ,very near Puerta del Sol is easy to walk for many places of interest , in a very dynamic area is a clean and quiet hotel with nice people at the front desk . the location is very good also for the connection with airport .

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Weinfelden, Switzerland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I stayed at the Hostal for 4 nights...it is right next to the Puerta del Sol incl. Metro Stadion. I would recommend to buy a Tourist ticket for the Metro at the Airport. i bought one for 5 days for 26Euro..you can go with that ticket all over Madrid incl. the Airport (great value). It is the best and cheap... More

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Quebec City, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My mother and I stayed at Hostal El Pilar for 5 nights in September-October and it was a really great value for the money. They charge ONLY 55 Euros for a double room and it couldn't be in a better place, 2 minutes walking from la Puerta del Sol. You can visit everything by foot and it's a very pleasant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Seriously this is the best and cheap hostel if u wanna stay in the central of Madrid! This hostel located very near from Metro Sol, Plaza Sol also if u wanna go to Plaza Mayor it'll take u about 10-15 minutes walking. The staff are very friendly, good wifi coverage, and if u are shopaholic, this hostel located very strategic... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

El Pilar is one of those diamonds in the rough. It is right on Plaza Del Sol. It has beautiful, clean, safe rooms. And the building is old and has enormous character and "history". You really feel like you've been to old Spain when you stay here. The party outside rages all night long. And you are literally just steps... More

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Warszawa, Polska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I think that was the best choice for staying for few days in Madrid. Well priced stay for three people. The room was 4 beds with bathroom with windows to Carretas - the street leading to Plaza del Sol. You have to walk not more than 50 meters to reach the Plaza. To see Madrid we used Metro only twice.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Having lived in Madrid during college, I can say that coming back to visit and staying at El Pilar was a solid choice. The hostel is very easy to find once you get out of the metro and is close to all the sights in Plaza del Sol and nearby. Retiro, the museums and Atoche Renfe are all walkable with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

With a great location, very near of Puerta del Sol, and with a low price the expectations were not so high confirmed by the so so aspect of the reception. However, the staff was very polite and useful, the rooms, although little, were immaculate clean, with TV and wireless, and not noisy at all. A great place to stay at... More

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

the best feature of this hostal is the location, it is in plaza del sol, in the heart of Madrid. but it also offers clean and nice rooms, we were 4 girls and they gave us a big room with tv, free wifi connection. the service is good, they change papers and clean the room everyday and the reception is... More

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Address: C/Carretas, 13 (junto a la Puerta del Sol), 28012 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal El Pilar 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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