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Hostal El Pilar

C/Carretas, 13 (junto a la Puerta del Sol), 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #97 of 375 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well this is not a photo of the entrance we saw ! However Good value ,great location . This is a budget hotel – it is on the second floor, there is a lift. It is a bit dowdy but the staff are friendly and helpful. Our room had very little natural light so at first we were a bit... More 

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Wales
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27 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This hostal is located literally less than a minutes walk from Sol square. Couldn't have asked for more for the location. The rooms are very small but clean. We had a room at the back of the hostel so never had any issues of noise from the street. The adjoining walls are very thin however and could hear the guys... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Hostal it's very very clean with all the facilities you need. The small staff are very friendly. The location it's great. It's at the center of Madrid. Very convenient . The prices it's very convenient and you have all the facilities like a Hotel

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Niteroi, RJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This hostel is located right behind Puerta del Sol, so you can't possibly find a hostel with a better location. The rooms are small, but clean. The staff is always very helpful. Overall, it's good value for money if you are only staying for a few days. Tip: ask for a room away from the reception desk. My room was... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Hostal El Pilar is located steps from Puerta del Sol, KM0 of Spain. It is a stroll away from all the other major tourist attractions of Madrid. The best thing is that you have private rooms with en-suite bathroom. The only inconvenience is that the rooms are very small and the lighting on the hallway sometimes does not work. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Hostal El Pilar is an inexpensive budget hotel that is conveniently located right smack in the heart of Madrid. It is near essential Madrid tourist sights like the Gran Via, Mercado San Miguel, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. There are also plenty of shopping choices and eateries nearby. The Sol Metro Station is only a short walk away and... More 

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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This hostel was advised by a colleague - who also works for Travel Counsellors. Other customers had stayed there and gave a positive review of the hostel. And so do I. The name 'Hostal' can easily be changed into 'Hotel': you have your private room with private bathroom, air-conditioning in the room and daily housekeeping service (new towels, bed redone)... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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