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Hostal la Macarena
Ranked #249 of 448 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect Madrid accommodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Clean, affordable and right in the heart of Madrid. Walking distance to madrid's most famous tapas markets and streets. We were very happy with our accommodation choice. Will definitely stay again. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ten22
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

My friends and I spent four days in Madrid and absolutely loved this place. Although the rooms were small, they were very clean, the beds were comfortable, and we had a nice little balcony. The bathroom was spotless, too. The only "complaint" would be that it's right in the middle of everything, so it's pretty noisy at night outside. Don't plan on actually getting to sleep until about 2am. However, it's pretty quiet in the mornings. We happened to be there during the soccer match between Spain and Italy (Spain won, so you could imagine the days of noise that followed). The owners were wonderful and very accommodating, despite the language barriers. We got really good at charades! Highly recommended if you're looking for a clean, friendly establishment in the middle of it all. Close to the Sol Metro station.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Karen Y
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birmingham
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112 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

basic but very charmiong old fashioned hotel. Staff very friendly although english limited but that adds to the charm. The location really could not be better to sample Madrid life, Plaza Mayor and
San Miguel market place are really buzzing. The Emma Cafe/restaurant around the corner was our favourite but you will be spoiled for choice of good value eating places.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank gerry r
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New Haven, Conn.
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

The Hostal Macarena could not be in a more perfect location, just under the Arco de Cuchilleros that leads to the Plaza Mayor, possibly the most scenic spot in Old Madrid. (To complete the picture, in the evening strains of traditional accordion and flamenco guitar rise from the street as the aroma of wood-fired stoves fills the air.) There are plenty of shopping, dining and tapas options nearby; it's also a short walk from the Mercado de San Miguel (San Miguel Market) and the Puerta del Sol, which is also the nearest Metro stop.

This is a simple, old-style private hotel atop a tavern in a gorgeous old building. The hotel itself is a second-floor walk-up with a tiny elevator crammed into the stairwell shaft. It is not luxurious, but to our tastes it was very romantic in an old-fashioned way. The interior is clean, simple and homy; rooms have commodious beds and some have balconies overlooking the scenic Calle de las Cuchilleros. (Some might find it a little bit noisy, although jet-lagged as we were it was not a problem for us at all.) The proprietors were helpful but did not seem to speak much English.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank edcro
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

I LOVED this little hostal. Stayed for 5 nights and will definitely be back. It is small but spotlessly clean and located in an amazing part of the city. Riccardo at the front desk (he may be the proprietor) did not speak a lot of English but we communicated well and he was a doll--so helpful. I paid 68 Euros for a double room (it was two weeks ago, in November). Highly recommend this little place. You can't go wrong.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Kellispec
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Nice to stay, quite and very clean. Two major issues: 1) a bit far away from the subway although in the most central area of Madrid. 2) breakfast not included in a already quite average price

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank siicorretto
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Norfolk
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73 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Well located hotel beside Plaza Mayor. You will need earplugs though as the area is busy throughout the night plus the internal walls are paper thin.
Rooms are small but perfectly satisfactory and the ones with a balcony are excellent value for money.

Room Tip: Balcony rooms are good value but very noisy
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank NorfolkFozzy
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Property: Hostal la Macarena
Address: Calle Cava de San Miguel 8, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
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Ranked #249 of 448 Hotels in Madrid
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal la Macarena 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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