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Hostal Esmeralda
Ranked #50 of 412 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

Never been to Madrid before so booked this as was central, didnt realise how central, right in the middle of everything and we loved it. Very friendly family who were always on call at reception and room and bathroom cleaned daily. Ok scaffolding still there so no sitting out on the balcony but didnt go to Madrid to stay in room, only time we were there was to sleep. very nice coffee fron machine in reception. Would definately stay at this hostal if lucky enough to visit Madrid again. Only complaint (nothing to do with hostel) the Prado, queue mile long on Sunday so we thought we would go the next day only to discover its shut on a Monday!!! Whats that all about.......

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

The hostal (meaning low-budget hotel, not hostel) Esmeralda is located in a great area, but buyer beware. They are doing major construction on the building right now and you will have scaffolding and construction right outside your window during your stay. This isn't a huge deal to us because we didn't spend a lot of time in the room, but it seems like you could do better in this area for the price.

The room was on the small side, but not bad. There were two double beds, which we pushed together with no problem. There was also a small desk with two chairs and a TV that we did not use. Th air conditioner in the room worked well, but it seems like the staff turned it off or something. It was erratic. The view from the living room window was construction scaffolding. The bathroom was small, but clean. There was s a decent sized wardrobe with no closet. There was a safe in the wardrobe that cost 1 Euro. The room was cleaned with no problems.

The free wireless service was spotty and slow. If having reliable Internet is important to you, look elsewhere.

The location is hard to beat. Easy to walk to the major sites and museums. There are a lot of hotels in this area. I imagine you can do better than this one.

The desk staff was friendly, but this hotel is tired and with all of the construction going on this is definitely one to skip, at least for now.

Room Tip: Honestly, there is no best room. They are all pretty much the same.
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2010

We stayed at this hostel for 2 nights during may 2010. It is located only 50 metres from the very centre of Madrid- Puerta del Sol (metro station Sol)- the best position to start exploring the city, good price, nice service, small but clean rooms with bathroom, TV & wi-fi access, two balcony doors to keep of noise from the street during night - what more needs budget traveller? I would definitely recommend it to anybody.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 11, 2009

We spent 3 nights at Esmeralda and were very satisfied with our choice. Central position, small room, but nicely decorated, affordable price, relaxed and familiar athmosphere, nice owners, everything perfect.

Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostal Esmeralda

Address: Calle Victoria n 0 1 20 Piso, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #50 of 412 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
Price Range: $64 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Esmeralda 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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