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“Surpisingly nice budget hotel in the heart of Madrid”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostal Cruz Sol

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Hostal Cruz Sol
Ranked #297 of 445 Hotels in Madrid
San Francisco, California
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“Surpisingly nice budget hotel in the heart of Madrid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

If you want to stay close to the center of Madrid and all of the major sites/attractions, this is the best location and hotel for the money. The hotel looks questionable from the outside but once you are in, the rooms are nice, modern and clean, the windows are double-pane (which really helps since the hotel faces a busy square) and the staff is attentive (although somewhat limited in English).

We really enjoyed our stay and would have enjoyed it even more if not for a U.S. middle school group that came to stay at the hotel in the middle of our stay. Just think of being surrounded by 10-20 13-year olds :) but it was not hotel's fault that the kids were so loud and misbehaved.

I'd highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be in the center of Madrid while not wanting to spend an arm and the leg for hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

A great little hostel in a fantastic location between Sol and the Plaza Mayor. We stayed in two different rooms at the beginning and end of our trip. The first room was at the back and although small was comfortable with a good shower. The second room was on the other side of the hotel and was quite noisy throughout the night. It was also a lot smaller than the previous room and there wasnt really anywhere to put your stuff. However the beds were amazingly comfy and for somewhere cheap, clean and minutes walk from all the action you really coundn't ask for anything more!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Haifa, Israel
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Location is very central and price is not high.
The rooms are clean but maybe a little run-down. The bathrooms are comfortable.
Although the rooms are small there is a lot of storage space which is convenient.
There is a balcony in most rooms - which is very nice for smokers/others.
The staff is very nice and attentive but they don't speak much English and are not always around.
The location might be problematic if you are noise-sensitive - central means that you may hear the people partying in the street in the middle of the night.
All in all if you are looking to pay a low price this would be a very good choice, otherwise I am sure there are better (but more expensive) options.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

The location is impressive, but that said, it came with a lot of noise. Our room faced the back, and due to the warm weather and no A/C, we opened the window to cool down the room. We spent 58 Euro a night. For a few euro's more you could have a quieter nicer place.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

The hostel is located in a charming "plaza" on the 3rd floor. Elevator works perfectly, big enough for me and my bags. Less than a minute distance from Plaza Mayor and close to a lot of other sightseeing places.
Great value, would recommend to friends and family. Private room is small but very comfy, with a double bed and private bathroom.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Brno, Czech Republic
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49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

I booked a single room with private bathroom for 2 nights in February for 30 euros per night. Situated just next to Plaza Mayor and only few minutes from the Sol metro station, your location cannot get much better. Arriving to Hostal Cruz Sol too early to check-in (11:15 am), I was welcome by an older lady who did not speak much English but what she lacked in English, she totally made-up by her helpfulness. She explained that my room is not ready and to come back at 12:30 but I was able to leave my luggage and use the bathroom which was what mattered to me. When I came back, I was taken to 1st floor to my room, small but cosy with a large bed, a wardrobe, TV on a small table and 2 chairs. The room was thoughtfully decorated and both the room and the bathroom were clean. The window was to a side street with many cars during the day but with the window closed, I could not hear them much. The heating was on at night, so no chance to get cold. And if you just cannot make the stairs after a full day of walking in Madrid, there is a lift. The room was cleaned ok on the 2nd day. Check-out is at 12, so you can sleep in or do whatever and come back to check out. It is possible to leave your luggage and use the bathroom after checkout. Btw. to security: During the stay you have a card that allows you to enter the building (open during the day but closed at night), to your floor (all floors are closed off) and your room - so you can just come and leave anytime and the place feels very safe too.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013

Hostal Cruz Sol gave us exactly what we were expecting. As everyone here has said, the location is phenomenal - it is right next to the Plaza Mayor and very near the Mercado de San Miguel, and many attractions and wonderful restaurants are within walking distance. You'll want to walk anyway, the old sections of Madrid are enchanting, with new bars and restaurants around every corner.

On top of that, it was a great value. The rooms are small but adequate, and that should be expected in this price range. For the location, I don't think you can do much better. I would recommend to friends.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Cruz Sol
Address: Plaza Santa Cruz 6 Pl, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Cruz Sol 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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