I was a bit apprehensive at booking a ‘Hostal’ rather than a hotel for our 1 night stop over in Madrid, however – we were pleasantly surprised. We booked the economy room at €49 as we hadn’t come to Madrid to enjoy a hotel room. It was clean, towels were provided, air con worked great, the standard double bed was comfortable and the shower amazing. Wifi worked great and plenty of sockets for phone/laptop charging. Location is excellent, right near 2 or 3 metro stops and also a stones throw from El Corte Ingles, the supermarket.
We didn’t have a balcony but weren’t too bothered as there were several bars nearby selling 5 or 6 bottles of beer for €3 - €5 which were great for people watching.
We didn’t have any problem with noise – probably because we were too tired to notice.
The staff on reception spoke great English and were very willing to help with any questions. The only problem we had was checking out. We had to wait a while as several people were checking in and out at the same time and this made us late for our booked bike tour. Just a small suggestion that they could give you the option of payment on arrival as you can’t add anything to your room anyway – this would speed up the checking out process.
Overall, great place to stay, I would recommend it and would definitely return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Gala Hotel Madrid