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“Clean, good location, nice enough”
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Hostal Gala
Ranked #150 of 438 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Clean, good location, nice enough”
Reviewed 24 July 2011

Pros:
Good location, right next to a lively plaza and a two minute walk to Plaza Mayor and a really nice market. Room was clean with modern decor (sort of ikea style). Bathroom was really good, had a nice shower with all these weird different settings. Daily housekeeping and comfy beds, if not a little hard. Staff were helpful with getting to the airport and providing maps. Pretty sure all rooms have a balcony.

Cons:
The walls were quite thin so you could hear room-to-room, overheard people fighting early in the morning. Woke me up a couple of times. There was no communal kitchen or common room either, but wasn't such an issue.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

We are a family of 4 (2 young kids). We rented the apartment for 3 nights. Having a small kitchen and laundry was a nice bonus for a place that was not too expensive. Also having the space to spread out a bit after staying in some smaller properties in Europe was nice. The property is in a fabulous location just off a metro stop and in walking distance to several metro stops and plenty of things to do. Very safe area too. The apartment was very clean and decorated nicely (nothing fancy but well done). Staff was very nice and helpful. They offer free tours of Madrid; unfortunately we never took advantage of that but nice to know it was available. We were in Madrid when it was very hot...we had 2 ac units (one for living area where kids slept) and one in main bedroom. This was very nice!
Wifi did not work well in the apartment...we found one spot where we could access it.
They had good black out shades which came in handy with the sun setting so late in the summer and having young kids.
Our only issue was they were remodeling an apartment right next door. So there was quite a bit of noise. During the day, we did not mind b/c we were out exploring but one night they were working pretty late. As soon as we told reception, it did stop.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Edinburgh
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133 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2011

This is a great little property. Friends I was with found the rooms to be quite hot as the air conditioning wasnt up to much however they supplied a fan and were really keen to get the problem sorted.

The property is clean and the decorations and beds are fantastic for this end of the market.

I liked that it was kind of a secret door to get in...which was a bit weird on the day we turned up but just push the buzzer, walk up the stairs like some cold war secret agent and you're in! Overall very nice - presumably you are staying in hostels because you dont expect room service and flowers so you will be well impressed.

Room Tip: Stay away from rooms next to reception - loud!
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2011

I stayed in Hostal Gala with my sister, in the end of our one month trip around Spain.
It's was a lovely surprise! The room was a little bit small, but nicely decorated with VERY comfortable beds, and a tiny but cute bathroom.

The room had two large beds, with a soft and warm quilt, a wardrobe with room enough to fit our stuff and a little balcony.
The location ws excelent, really close to the subway, and next to Gran Via (one of the main avenues in Madrid).

The only thing that missed to me was a kitchen, where we could prepare a fast meal.

The staff was really nice to us! I would definitely stay there again.
It's a good option from people who are sick of staying in so so hostel, after travelling for while.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: ask for a room away from the frontdesk
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Hostal Gala

Property: 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:
#26 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
#74 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#86 Family Hotel in Madrid
#98 Business Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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