I recently stayed at Hostal Luz when I went to Madrid for 5 days on an impromptu solo trip. It was my first time in Madrid so I had no idea where to stay and the location. After some research here on TripAdvisor, I came up with this Hostel. I have never stayed at a Hostel before and to be honest, I never heard anything good about staying at Hostels. Well, I read all the reviews here and decided to take a chance. The price was well worth it. I took one of those shared shuttle vans from the Barajas Airport and gave them the address as to where to drop me off. Margarita at the front desk was exactly as the reviews said, very nice and gave great info and tips for a newbie like me. Loved her! The hotel is hard to find itself since it has a small unnoticeable sign on the outside, but again, go by the number since you can barely see the sign. I liked this, I felt like a local just going to a house. When you enter the building, it's on the 4th floor (I think) but there is a small modern glass elevator that is tine but it fit myself and 2 luggage. If your claustrophobic, then close your eyes. The walk up with luggage will not be fun. The elevators are great, with no problems. I had reserved a single room with a bathroom and that is what I got. It was perfect for me. I arrived about 11am so Margarita said she would put me in one of the "older room" for the day so I didn't have to wait. This room is No. 5 and literally the first room next to the Lobby. I truly had no problems at all with this room, it had 2 twin beds, small tv, heat, small bathroom, safe, window that opens and an big armoire. Again, it was perfect for me since I didn't need much, I didn't plan on staying in anyway. I told her that this was fine and I will stay there during my stay. She gives you 3 keys on the keychain, 1 for the big outside door (from the sidewalk), another for the hostel door on the 4th floor and then 1 for your room. They were all color coated so it was easy to remember. I was beyond happy with this place. I felt safe and it was very clean. One thing to know (which I didn't) was that they have a rule that they HAVE TO clean your room each day. I kept the "do not disturb" sign on the door thinking I was giving them a break since I don't need much housekeeping but when I saw the lady (can't remember her name) she told me she had to go in. That was fine with me, wish I knew so I didn't leave such a mess! She cleaned and did what she had to do and kept all my mess in a pile. I left things opened and nothing was missing, it's definitely a trustworthy place! Oh and I used their free Wi-Fi, which Margarita will give you the info and had no issues. It was always available. They also give you a breakfast pass for a local restaurant for each day you stay there. I went to have breakfast there and it was great. Again, this place is a gem for the price!! The location was AMAZING!! about a 4 minute walk to Plaza Mayor. You are in the middle of everything. There is everything near by grocery store, San Isabel station, San Miguel Food Market, pharmacy, shops and restaurants. I got pretty lucky finding this place! Oh one thing to mention is that I am a female and travelled by myself, not knowing the area or anyone in the country. This was totally safe! I came in and out of the Hostel at all hours of the day and night and never felt unsafe! So if that is a concern, don't let it be. I plan on going to Madrid again and I will definitely stay at Hostal Luz again. So worth it, you will not be disappointed at all. Save your money on other swanky hotels and spend more on the food and wine in Spain, which is outstanding!!! Also, leave a nice tip for the cleaning lady!
Thank you Margarita and Hostal Luz, I will definitely be back!!!
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