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Hostal la Zona

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Calle Valverde 7 10 y 20, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Hostal La Zona and it didn't disappoint. The location is perfect, just off Gran Via. You are within easy walking distance to Metro Stations, shops, bars, cafes ect. Retiro Park is approx. 15min walk away but a great place to spend a few hours especially at the weekend. It can suffer from some street... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Hostal la Zona for the first time several years ago and its location, just a stone's throw from Gran Via and the Puerta del Sol, is ideal for just about anything you want to do in Madrid. On my recent visit I discovered again how being jammed in between Chueca and Malasaña "barrio de las Maravillas" is... More 

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The stuff always very helpful and welcoming!!!The location ot this hotel is excellent! its next to Gran Via metro station and zona Chueca. A lot of bars and restaurants around. I guess its my 10 time i stay in this hotel.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The staff were so helpful and welcoming, the breakfast was decent and the experience as a whole was value for money. We chose this hotel because of its location next to gran via metro station and avenue also to Puerta del sol. The room was fair, the bathroom was so tiny you couldn't sit on the toilet seat or take... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

La Zona is in an excellent location for gays, on the border between Chueca and Malasana. The street is very busy and quite noisy at night, but that wasn't a big problem for us. And don't worry about tourist guides warning you about prostitutes, they are very few and will not disturb you. Upon arrival we were greeted very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was my first visit to Madrid and my first time staying in a Hostal, which is a similar idea to a Bed and Breakfast. La Zona is located just off Gran Via and is close to everything, shopping, sightseeing and Retiro Park is about a 15min walk away. On arrival I was greeted by one of the co-owners, given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

If you are planning a trip to Madrid and you want a small hotel that is primarily for the gay traveller than you should stay at the Hostal La Zona. It is a great hotel in a very good location, close to all the bars and night life that Chueca has to offer. The hotel is situated on two floors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Lets start out by saying.. this is not a Marriott. If you are expecting hotel amenities and comforts, do not book here. If you are looking for a comfortable place to stay on a budget, this is your place. I was welcomed by a great employee who talked to me about Madrid, and welcomed me into the hotel 5.5 hours... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

I decided in a short notice to spend a weekend in Madrid. Looking for gay friendly cheap accommodation, I found this hostal thank to the esmadrid web site. The location is very centralized. Nice if you want to walk around, and go out at night. You're in the gay neighborhood. However, it is quite noisy at night, therefore, wearing ear... More 

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great location in Chueca - everything within walking distance - Prado Pl Mayor, Royal Palace. Clean, pleasant room. Good reading and shaving lights, good breakfast. Bathroom small but fine. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Can't beat this in central Madrid.

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Address: Calle Valverde 7 10 y 20, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Malasana
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal la Zona 1*
Number of rooms: 14
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