We stayed at Hostal Gala for 4 days during our most recent trip to Spain and loved this hotel!
The room and bathroom were fairly spacious by European standards, spotlessly clean, and very tastefully and modernly appointed. The room was cleaned daily, if desired. Our room had a small enclosed balcony which looked over the small street running in front of the hotel. One comment is that the hotel can be difficult to find from the street upon your first visit - there is a small flag hanging from the front of the building, and reception is located on the third floor, which is not very clearly indicated anywhere.
The staff at reception were very friendly and helpful, and upon our arrival, the spent time showing us various attractions on a map of the city centre, as well as answering our questions about how to best navigate around the city. Very accommodating and polite.
The hotel is located in a great area, in our opinion. It's just off Calle Gran Via, and as such, is much quieter than a hotel you would find on a busier street. It's a 15 minute walk to Puerta del Sol and various other 'attractions' in the city centre.
Other reviews mention that the walls are thin and that this hotel is quite noisy. We did hear some noise from reception and from neighboring rooms, but it was by no means intruding or unbearable. I would recommend requesting a room that is located further away from reception.
Overall, we loved this hotel! Fantastic value, very clean and stylish room and bathroom, and fantastic location for exploring the city. Will definitely stay here again the next time we're in Madrid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique experience awaits you in the heart of Madrid. Everything in Hostel Gala has been totally refurbished and designed in detail to provide modern design, comfort and simplicity. You can enjoy your stay with all the shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs around. Everything you would expect to find in Madrid, just a stone’s throw away from your hostel. Our friendly staff is always here for you to give you all the information you need and to make your stay as pleasant as possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Gala Hotel Madrid