I travelled to Madrid on my own for the first time this year and I stayed at the Hostal Oriente for 7 nights from 5 September. I picked this hostal because of all the helpful information I found on Tripadvisor, therefore, here I am to give something back.
I agree with all the positive remarks made by "Isenators". The price was very good.The whole place was very clean and smelt very nice. The shower was always hot. There is also a supermarket below ground level at a great department store called El Cortes de Ingles which is a very short walk from Hostal Oriente as you head towards Sol metro station. I didn't have a laptop so it was very convenient to have a computer I could use in the guests' lounge area.
All travellers have different needs. I was travelling in a fairly sad state of mind after the loss of 2 members of my family within 4 weeks of each other, so although the hotel had kindly chosen a room for me at the back, I needed to see and hear people. So I asked reception to be moved to a room at the front of the hostal and when a room became available, I did. Personally, the noise from the street did not stop me from sleeping because I was very tired by the end of the day, but of course, everyone is different.
The fact that the staff didn't speak English (one of the lovely cleaning ladies actually does speak English), was a bonus for me because I have been learning Spanish and it gave me a chance to practise it. In fact, I think they were all very patient with my lack of fluency.
If you are looking for a hotel with a gym or a restaurant, this is not for you. Otherwise, I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. I will certainly try to get a room there the next time I am in Madrid.
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- Also Known As:
- Oriente Hostal Madrid
- Oriente Hostal Hotel Madrid