Hotels and hostels in Madrid
If you arrive in Madrid and you still don't have the accommodation fully confirmed either because you don't have any papers to sign or because you want to see the possible apartments calmly before making a decision, the ideal thing is that you stay for one or two nights in a hostel or hotel to be able to settle quietly. Then, you can decide where you are going to live for the rest of your stay and prepare everything you need. Next, we show you 5 ideal hotels and hostels due to their location, price and various factors, which will be the best option to spend your first days in the capital.
Hostal Atocha Almudena Martín
The best thing about this hostel is its location. Located between the Atocha station and Puerta del Sol, you will be in the heart of Madrid and be able to move to do all your paperwork in the best possible way. If you also want to enjoy the city during your first days in it, in this area there is an atmosphere at all hours. The hostel is recently renovated and offers breakfast and various services.
If what you are looking for is to stay at a very affordable price, this hostel could be ideal for you. It is located in the center of Madrid, a few meters from La Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Santa Ana. The rooms are shared by 8 people and each room includes a private bathroom, equipped with towels, shower gel, and shampoo. If you come determined to meet new people and open yourself to your experience from the beginning, you can test yourself by sharing the room with 7 other people while you get to know the city.
Hostal San Martín
This hostel is also located in the heart of Madrid, it has capacity for 23 people as it has 11 rooms: 10 doubles and one single. Some have a full bathroom and others have a common bathroom. It is ideal if you are going to spend the first few days with another person, so you can select one of the double rooms at a very good price.
If the most important thing is the price, we offer you an unbeatable one. In addition, in 2018 it was declared one of the best hostels in the capital. This place was formerly a gas station, and today it is a five-story building with 126 rooms. The rooms are shared between 8 people. However, for those who need more privacy, there is the option of reserving a double room (from 49€) or a family room (from 74€). Its location is also very good, as it is located on Gran Vía.
Hotel Príncipe Pío
This hotel has 7 floors and various facilities. Despite being a hotel and not a hostel, if you book with the right amount of time it can be a good price, and you must decide if it seems more profitable to pay a little more. It offers room and laundry services, so you will feel more comfortable during your first days in Madrid. The rooms in this hotel are modern and stylish, and the location is very central and you can even walk to many downtown areas, such as the Retiro park or the Royal Palace.
The price per night in all of them will logically depend on the date and many other factors. Take the opportunity to spend your first days in Madrid in a central and comfortable place while you try to settle down and complete all kinds of paperwork so that everything is ready once you move into your definitive apartment.