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“A great budget hotel if u want to stay in Madrid.”
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Hostal El Pilar
Ranked #64 of 278 Madrid B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 January 2013

Seriously this is the best and cheap hostel if u wanna stay in the central of Madrid! This hostel located very near from Metro Sol, Plaza Sol also if u wanna go to Plaza Mayor it'll take u about 10-15 minutes walking. The staff are very friendly, good wifi coverage, and if u are shopaholic, this hostel located very strategic near to boutique such as Zara, Bershka, H&M, Pull and Bear and so on. I really recommend this hostel if u wanna stay in Madrid. Price for 1 night cost about 25€.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

El Pilar is one of those diamonds in the rough. It is right on Plaza Del Sol. It has beautiful, clean, safe rooms. And the building is old and has enormous character and "history". You really feel like you've been to old Spain when you stay here. The party outside rages all night long. And you are literally just steps away from the station and the party. Really enjoyed this place. Highly recommended. Don't miss this one.

Room Tip: Get an inside room. Otherwise you will be partying all night too!
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Ruben C
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

I think that was the best choice for staying for few days in Madrid. Well priced stay for three people. The room was 4 beds with bathroom with windows to Carretas - the street leading to Plaza del Sol. You have to walk not more than 50 meters to reach the Plaza. To see Madrid we used Metro only twice. Once to get to Santiago Bernabeu, second time to get back. All other places have been visited on foot. Including cable cars in Casa de Campo. Lot's of places to eat around the hostel - both breakfast and restaurants for something bigger.
The stuff is helpful and generally they speak english. No problems with basic conversation.
I can recommend this hostel to everyone who wants decent place to rest between numerous visits to Madrit's attractions.

Room Tip: Rooms with the view to Plaza del Sol will of course bring all the noise from there. But it is not th...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Piotr_piwar
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Having lived in Madrid during college, I can say that coming back to visit and staying at El Pilar was a solid choice. The hostel is very easy to find once you get out of the metro and is close to all the sights in Plaza del Sol and nearby. Retiro, the museums and Atoche Renfe are all walkable with a distance of about 25 minutes. The staff is friendly, the rooms are sparse, but clean and well maintained. We had an interior room with a window into the courtyard; noise was low and sleeping was easy. Our room had A/C, which was a bonus for air circulation.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper, the street the hostal is on can be quite loud on evenings - request a...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Erin Y
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

With a great location, very near of Puerta del Sol, and with a low price the expectations were not so high confirmed by the so so aspect of the reception.
However, the staff was very polite and useful, the rooms, although little, were immaculate clean, with TV and wireless, and not noisy at all.
A great place to stay at a low cost at the center of Madrid.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

the best feature of this hostal is the location, it is in plaza del sol, in the heart of Madrid. but it also offers clean and nice rooms, we were 4 girls and they gave us a big room with tv, free wifi connection. the service is good, they change papers and clean the room everyday and the reception is opened 24hrs.
if I had to go again to Madrid I would surely choose hostal el pilar!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 June 2012 via mobile

More like a hotel really! Rooms cleaned daily, new towels daily. The room was very clean, air conditioned, and we even had our own little balcony! The hostel is in a great location, just steps from Puerta del Sol and it's metro station!

If you are a light sleeper be sure to ask for an inside room. The city never sleeps and the windows aren't exactly sound proof. I did like having a little balcony though so I just dealt with the noise.

This is not a party hostel, however it is open 24 hours with no curfew. They keep your key at the desk when you go out. You have to get buzzed in so security is pretty good.

No real common hang out area or communal kitchen. The wifi was okay, just a little slow.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank savvyc
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Address: Calle Carretas 13 | Next Puerta del Sol, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
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Ranked #64 of 278 B&Bs / Inns in Madrid
Price Range: £47 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal El Pilar 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hostal El Pilar is a family business located right in the city center of Madrid. The rooms have private bathroom, television, telephone, safe, air conditioning and free WiFi. At the reception, which is open and staffed 24 hours, you can find snack machines with hot and cold products. Laundry service. ... more   less 
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