Where to Stay in Madrid
The charming city is home to some of the most captivating, historical and trendy neighborhoods in Spain, which makes deciding where to stay in Madrid is no easy task! But with our insider’s guide to the city’s most popular regions and the best hotels, finding your ideal accommodation in Madrid will be simple and painless.
From low-cost hostels with all the must-have amenities and affordable centrally-located apartment blocks to luxury hotels with pampering spas and swanky lofts loaded with character, Madrid’s huge selection of accommodation options guarantee something for every budget and preference.
Where to stay in Madrid
The main avenue that cuts through the center of the city, Gran Via is the very heart and soul of Madrid. Always bustling with people, this area is ideal for anyone who wants to be in the middle of all the action and close to a huge selection of shops, restaurants, bars and attractions.
The Hat Hostel A boutique hostel set inside a historic mansion with a mix of private and shared rooms which all come with air conditioning and WIFI.
Hotel Orfila A grandiose hotel bosting unique architecture and decor in each room, with antique furnishings from the 19th century throughout.
Gran Melia Palacio de Los Duques An opulent five-star hotel with Elizabethan-inspired architecture and timeless luxury.
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Madrid’s literary gem, Huertas is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to be close to all the main tourist attractions, while still experiencing Madrid like a local. The city’s Avenue of Art is within easy walking distance and the area is buzzing until the early hours with lively tapas bars.
La Posada de Huertas A young, lively hostel with a buzzing vibe that offers simple and modern 4- 10-bed dorms, free WiFi access and great breakfasts.
Room Mate Alicia A charming design boutique hotel within easy walking distance of the biggest tourist attractions and Atocha Station.
NH Collection Palacio de Tepa Set inside a beautifully restored 19th century palace with elegant rooms, a 24-hour gym and contemporary gourmet restaurant.
Malasaña is an up-and-coming neighborhood with a distinctly young and bohemian vibe. Here you’ll find a mix of creative artists from all over the world who love this part of the city for its modern restaurants, thrift stores and trendy bars.
Pil Pil Hostel A bright and colorful hostel with private and shared rooms, surrounded by fantastic nightlife options and steps away from a subway station.
IBIS Madrid Centro This basic 2-star hotel boasts spacious rooms with great street views, a 24-hour snack bar and super affordable rates.
URSO Hotel & Spa A five-star boutique hotel with original features and artwork, nestled into the bourgeois neighborhood where old and new Madrid meet.