There are several affordable hotel rates in Madrid. With a whole host of accommodations available, Madrid has something for everyone from families and couples to business travellers, students and seniors.
For cheap hotel rates in Madrid, hostels are the best alternative. Hostels in Madrid, not to be confused with hostal, is a youth hostel or an Albergue Juvenile. Youth Hostels provide dormitory style accommodations with shared bathroom facilities. On occasion they will have family rooms or group rooms available.
Madrid offers several hostals for travellers. A hostal is similar to a hotel. They have a warm, welcoming vibe and are clean and pleasant places to stay. In a hostal you will be renting a bedroom to yourself and a private or shared bathroom. The major difference is that a hostal does not offer all the amenities a hotel does. You will find towels, bed linens and a television in your room but that is it. Hostals do not have mini-bars, WiFi, telephones or safes in their rooms. Most hostals do not offer breakfast.
Hotels are found throughout the city, and similar to North America they are rated with a star system from 1 to 5. The Paseo de La Castellana is home to some of the city’s most elegant 5 star properties.
An aparthotel is a great option when you are looking for the space of an apartment combined with the amenities of a hotel such as wake-up calls, reception desk and breakfast service. Basically an aparthotel is an apartment in a hotel building. Aparthotels are rated on a key system from 1 to 5. They are generally a more affordable option than hotels.
When staying in Madrid there are several neighbourhoods to choose from. If you are looking to be central without all the noise and action of the city floating into your room, try and find an accommodation near the Paseo del Prado (the avenue where the Museo del Prado resides). Love the hustle and bustle of a big city? Then the area surrounding the Puerta del Sol square will be ideal for you. Here you will be in the centre of all the city buzz.
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