We chose Hostal Astoria for location - near major museums - and price - modest. There is no reason to go elsewhere: clean, firm beds, lots of hot water in the shower, good maid service, 24-desk multilingual staff and video security and a quick walk to good eating, Puerto del Sol and Plaza Mayor and museums. A couple caveats: if the sound of someone else's plumbing/shower bothers you, this might not be your choice. You'll hear it. Also, it might well be noisier inside during summer than it was in November, especially if the clientele is young adults rather than old farts like us. Part of the problem on the fourth floor was the curious choice of faux wood flooring. It magnifies the sound of every heel click. Get used to it. The place and staff are worth it. We'll book here again if we return to Madrid and will recommend it to our friends. It already has a 2012 accolade from TripAdvisor posted at the front desk. Oh, and the price(s). They go up on holidays and weekends and down other days. Range is from low to modest. Ask.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostal Astoria is in a 19th-century building, 250 metres from Madrid's Puerta del Sol, and offers free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have a hydro-massage shower, and some have a private sun terrace. Air-conditioned rooms at the Astoria feature wooden floors, and have a TV and safe. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer. The Astoria guest house has a lounge where guests can relax. There is a vending machine for coffee and drinks. Many bars, shops and restaurants are within a short walk. There is a 24-hour reception, and you can hire a car from the tour desk. The Prado Museum is within a 10-minute walk of the Astoria ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Hostal Hotel Madrid