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Madrid's Hostels Provide Clean, Shared Accommodation for All Ages



Madrid’s hostels provide travelers with a clean place to crash for the night in between all the museum visiting, tapas eating, heavy partying or whatever it is that attracted you to Madrid in the first place. And without breaking the bank, either. While some of Madrid’s hostels are more geared to the party hungry and others are more proud to be a tranquil oasis in this bustling city, most provide a combination of both experiences: keeping common areas interesting and the rooms as quiet as they can. Though Madrid’s hostels tend to attract a younger set to its low prices and shared accommodation typically consisting of dormitory-style rooms furnished with bunk beds, they welcome adult travelers of all ages who aren’t afraid to share a bunk bed and a bathroom. Some of the standard amenities in Madrid’s hostels include Internet access, luggage lockers, common rooms and a simple free breakfast, although some hostels also have kitchens guests can use. 

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Barbieri Sol Hostel


Barbieri Sol Hostel offers travelers a clean bed for a decent price. As its name suggests, Barbieri Sol Hostel is located beside the Puerta del Sol, the heart of Madrid, and is close to many shops, restaurants and bars. While the hostel isn't a party place (although parties can easily be found nearby), the hostel's best feature is the large open air terrace where you can hang out with other guests. The hostel has free Wi-Fi and free daily breakfast; guests are allowed to use the kitchen if they want, too. The reception desk is open 24 hours a day.

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Living Mad Hostel


MAD Hostel Madrid is a large hostel centrally located in the Barrio de las Letras neighborhood, where there is plenty of nightlife. All of the hostel's dormitory-style rooms hold between four to six people. Some rooms have an en suite bathroom while others have shared bathrooms close by. Guests can hang out in the common room with a bar, the courtyard patio and the roof-top terrace. The hostel provides free daily breakfast and Wi-Fi. In addition, guests can use the small kitchen. There is a gym on the premises, but walking around beautiful Madrid provides a more pleasant form of exercise.

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Cat's Hostel

Cat's Hostel is a good place to meet people and party as well as get a decent night's sleep. The Cave Bar is relaxing for the free breakfast in the morning, but at night it turns into a party bar complete with DJs a couple of nights a week. The interior patio is pretty and reveals the building's historic past. Cat's Hostel has rows of dormitory-style bathrooms so you won't have to wait to use the facilities when you need to. Guests have free use of computers with Internet access and the hostel is open 24 hours a day.

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Born and raised in northern California, Sarah grew up to become an expat, traveler and wordsmith. She spent seven years in Madrid, Spain and now calls Buenos Aires, Argentina home. She has had...  More About Sarah

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