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Hostal Enebral
Ranked #278 of 414 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The security is very good, friendly owners, clean and overall a good experience. I like the location, its in the city centre and has a metro next to it.
Its not spacious but the service makes up for it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Hostal Enebral is a perfect option for those who travel in a low budget. It's cheap and you will save alot of money with the location of the hostal as well. You can walk to all the attractions, actually i only used the metro to go to the airport. If you don't like to walk you have a metro station really close. You have your own key during your stay there, so you can get in and out without limitations. The staff is very nice and polite and the rooms and toillets (shared) are very clean. This isn't a fancy hotel, so don't expect more than the basic, Although the rooms are very small, they have tv and wireless. The neighborhood is very nice and pretty, with cool cafes and many places where you can eat delicious meals.

If you aren't really picky, you just go to the hostal to sleep, and if you don't want to spend alot of money, you should give "enebral" a try. Very good option.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

The Hostal Enebral is rather a perfect for those who spend most of their time outside and use it just for sleeping. It is a budget accomodation and price is its biggest advantage. Downside are beds, they are not comfortable and for some people that might be the problem. We were so tired after all day sightseeing, that it was not the problem for us. Rooms include television, fan/heating and wireless internet access. It is quite good located, about 200 metres from Tribunal metro station.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

Stayed here for one night in Nov during a lightening quick visit to the city! Never been to Madrid before but loved it, and had never stayed in a hostel before so was dreading it! Its on a dodgy looking side st above a tattoo parlor and had a tiny sign that we nearly missed, but its really close to the metro stop which is really handy. Its basically a house, and it felt like crashing at a friends! The place is tiny. the room was only just big enough for the bed! but we only wanted a place to sleep and shower for the night so it didnt bother us. It took ages and ages to get checked in because the woman who runs the place was chatting on the phone while she was doing it, but you have to put up with this i suppose because the Spanish never rush for anything!
The bathroom was spotless at all times and the room was also clean and with 3 separate locked doors to get into the place it was very secure which was reassuring. It was fine for our stay and well worth the money, but i think it would be a bit too cramped for longer than 1 or 2 nights.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

Thus place is ideal for people who spend a minimal amount of time in the hostel and do not want to spend a lot of money on accommodation.
It is on the third floor of an apartment building and there are a small number of rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms are small and functional, with a fridge, a fan, and a television.
It was near to a square where there were a number of fun places to drink of an evening. The neighbourhood seemed to be thronged with students and so was a safe one. It was near to a bread shop and not far from a Dia supermarket.
Most important of all it is about 5 minutes walk from the Tribunal metro station and so you are only a few minutes away from the centre of Madrid.
The staff were always very friendly and helpful and their lack of English was not a problem, as we have some Spanish.
At the price, it was just what we needed and should we return then this will be a safe option for us to use again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

The Hostal Enebral or Pension Enebral is a small multi-room hotel/ hostel near the Tribunal Metro station in Madrid. A short 5 to 8 min walk.

It is located 4 floors up from the street (3rd floor) above a tattoo parlor. There is no elevator, but we only had to carry our suitcases upon arrival and when departing. The rooms are very small with minimal furniture- in many ways like an inexpensive business hotel in Japan. There was a fair sized flat screen TV and a fan mounted on the wall. A small window gave a a view of the other side of the building - about 3 meters (10 Ft) away. Our bed was large enough for two people, but the mattress - while firm, was also thin and we could feel the springs through it. Not a problem for my wife and myself, but it might be a problem for some travelers.That being said, the property is very clean. The shared baths are also spotless. Noise from fellow guests can be a issue, but we put the fan on and the white noise from the fan drowned out the chatter from other guests. Strangely, noise from the street was not a problem at all.

I can see where staying here in the middle of summer when it's hot would be an issue without air conditioning in the rooms.

The neighborhood felt very safe with a lot of foot traffic at night. Mostly young people going from Tappas Bar to Tappas Bar. On Friday and Saturday nights they are out untill 8:00 AM. Not a typo. When we were getting up in the morning there were still a lot of people out from the night before.

The women who runs the hotel is very friendly. She speaks only Spanish, but this is after all... Spain! We managed to communicate with our limited Spanish.


Should you stay here? It depends on want you want in a room. If you only need a place to sleep and shower because most of your time is spent out of the hotel, it's fine! If you plan to spend hours in the room - then this may not be the place for you due to the room size and lack of a common area like a lobby.

So..... Would we stay here again? Yes indeed. For the price in central Madrid, it's hard to beat. Clean and friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

The hostel is really nice place to stay for a few days. It's cheap, clean and it's located close to the center of Madrid. Our room was quite small but it contained everything we needed. The only problem we experienced was the fact that our air conditioning didn't work properly and sometimes the temperature in our room was too high. The staff is nice and friendly. Although the receptionist doesn't speak English at all, she always tries to help. The location is excellent for everyone who wants to sightsee - it's close to the main attractions in Madrid and simultaneously Calle Velarde is really calm and quiet street. You may have problem with finding the hostel because the board with name is very small. To conclude, I'd like to recommend this hostel to everyone who doesn't need to stay in luxury but just wants to spend a couple of unforgettable days in this beautiful city.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Address: Calle Velarde 22, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Malasana
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Ranked #278 of 414 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Price Range: £23 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal Enebral 1*
Number of rooms: 10
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