We have just completed a four night stay at Hostal Barrera and can only support the other excellent reviews. From the street, the hostal is the same as any other, but inside it's something special.
From the moment of our arrival until our departure we were met with very friendly, accommodating service. When we asked for a dinner recommendation, the lady at the desk (which is manned 24 hours) checked that her suggestion was open and made a reservation for us without a moments hesitation.
With regards to earlier reviews that suggest it is an inconvenience to have to ring the bell to get in, we did not find this troublesome at all. In fact, the feeling was very safe and secure.
The room was impeccable and one of the cleanest we've stayed in. The rooms are well decorated and cosy, but with plenty of room. The bathrooms are lovely and feel very modern yet tasteful.
The location is ideal, especially if you are arriving or departing from Atocha train station, the main renfe station in Madrid. The express airport bus also leaves from there and takes around 40 minutes depending on what terminal.
It is walking distance to the La Latina district for great Tapas, and around a 15 minute walk to the Plaza Mayor. The hills are not that steep, even up from Atocha station. This walk was about 10 minutes with packs on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostal Barrera is cozy hostal, offering newly refurbished rooms en-suite, FREE WI-FI,LCD tv, central heating and air conditoning .... and unbeatable rates.Ideal location in the city center of Madrid, just a walking distance of the main museums and attractions in town, and also to the main train station, Atocha Rail Way Station, to get to cities such as Seville,Barcelona, Toledo, Córdoba, Valencia ... We speak english, french, italian. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostal Barrera Madrid
- Hostal Barrera Hotel Madrid