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Hostal Gala
Ranked #175 of 437 Hotels in Madrid
Reviewed 9 June 2011

Great place to stay. Clean, comfortable and in a great location. Love the ikea decor makes me feel at home. Yes the shower is amazing and so is the location. So close to the metro, Shopping and restaurants, allowing you to feel Spain. The walls are very thin, but that's the only draw back. My friend says give me fluffy robes and I'd never leave. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

Perfect location near two subway stations, but really walked everywhere.
Clean and well decorated rooms (Ikea style with some nice details), and bathroom with all the essentials plus great shower.
Well received by frontdesk staff, always with a smile every morning.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 March 2011

Can't say enough good about this place... Excellent location with easy access to the metro and in walking distance to the downtown attractions. The staff at the front desk was helpful and courteous. Our room was clean, well decorated and comfortable---and the shower was phenomenal! We had a small balcony, with great noise protection when the door was shut. The room wasn't spacious, but as good as they come for a hostel, really. I will be staying here again whenever I make it back that way...

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 February 2011

Really really nice staff, incredibly helpful too. Great location to the Metro although the area is a little business-district like.

Sound-proofing was unfortunately really terrible - I bought ear-plugs after my first night there. Overall the place was ok. We had what seemed to be one of the less attractive rooms in the place - windows that wouldn't open and over-looking the air-con units of the building next door, the place was like a little prison cell! I know I shouldn't get sucked-in by the photos on the website, but it is annoying that you book a double room with this place and the photo that pops up alongside what you are booking is massively different to what you end up with

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 December 2010

If you look at pictures of this hotel, you will understand it's appeal. Very classy and modern. The room was small but no smaller than other European hotels. The shower was awesome, loved the fancy massager shower head! The location was also fantastic. Plenty of restaurants/cafes in the area and less than five minutes from Gran Via. I highly recommend the hop on/hop off bus (tickets can be purchased at the hostal) if only for transportation. I love walking but it's a big city. I did the whole bus tour once to get the narration and a feel for the city. Then I went to areas I wanted to see again or eat near and travelled via the bus. Great shopping on Gran Via and great restaurants. Lots of shows in the area too. Very busy city so there was some noise throughout the night but nothing terrible. The staff were all very helpful. Loved this place!

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

The Hostal Gala is in a great location, very close to Metro Santo Domingo and very centrally located. A few minute walk to Gran Via, Plaza Mayor, Mercado San Miguel just to name a few. Very modern decor and a fantastic shower. Good value. Now...the cons: thin walls, we had to pound several times at people talking loud at 3am, very noisy outside until late, late hours. Also, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Very secure as well.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2010

I loved my three nights here. As other reviews state, this is a hostal, not a hotel. The rooms are wonderfully, but basically decorated. Saying this, I had the BEST shower I've ever had in a hotel here - it was wonderful. The location is fabulous, the staff friendly and the daily linen change welcome. The downside is that as every other review has mentioned, the walls are thin and it can get noisy - especially on Saturday night when the nearby club rocks on until dawn. I had room 221 jsut behind reception and could hear most things easily through the walls. Though not a place for light sleepers, I had no trouble (and had earplugs just in case). The free working WIFI was an added bonus - and really fast too. This is a great budget option.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hostal Gala

Address: Costanilla Angeles 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#33 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
#74 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#86 Family Hotel in Madrid
#98 Business Hotel in Madrid
Price Range: £50 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal Gala 1*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique experience awaits you in the heart of Madrid. Everything in Hostel Gala has been totally refurbished and designed in detail to provide modern design, comfort and simplicity. You can enjoy your stay with all the shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs around. Everything you would expect to find in Madrid, just a stone’s throw away from your hostel. Our friendly staff is always here for you to give you all the information you need and to make your stay as pleasant as possible. ... more   less 
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