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“Hostal Esmeralda,Madrid”
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Hostal Esmeralda
Ranked #48 of 391 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
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Belgrade, Serbia
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7 reviews
“Hostal Esmeralda,Madrid”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Great location,small but clean rooms,frendly owners.Near to all great places -Sol,Gran via,Plaza Mayor.All around are small places with great food.At the corner is Museo de jamon.You'll enjouy staying in it-walking distance to everything.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Located on the second floor of an old building within 5 minutes walking of Sol station (for both Metro and RENFE light rail) and about 25 minutes of Atocha railway station. There is a large supermarket in El Cortes Ingles off Puerta del Sol within 5 minutes walking. All around are fast-food restaurants and more up-market eating establishments. Because it is close of the heart of Madrid, it is noisy at night.
I had a smallish room with two single beds, table, two chairs, bedside table, mirror and large wardrobe. There was quite a small bathroom, with a half sized bath and a shower. Linoleum flooring in main room, tiles to bathroom and very clean. Better for one person than two, but OK for one night for two people.
There was a very small lift available. Have to buzz using intercom for entry late at night, but it is open 24 hours. The room had air-conditioning, flat-screen tv and free wi-fi.
Reception staff were friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

Excellent choice if you are seeking value close to all the main attractions and easy to get to from airport or train station. Simple, but clean and good size room. 24 hr access. Museo de Jambon next door great for breakfast

Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

I stayed at hostal Esmeralda for one night on a Saturday and will definitely return if I'm ever in Madrid ! It it one small street away from Plaza del Sol which is the center of Madrid, so excellent location. It has Museo del Jamon right next to it which had very big and tasty sandwiches for just 1-2 euros. The hostal is in a building which hosts more hostals, each one on a floor. There's a big door with an intercom, a hallway and an elevator which takes you to the reception door at the 2nd floor. The lady at the reception was very nice, gave me tips about the city, helped me be in contact through the hostal's phone with a friend in Madrid who came to pick me up (we couldn't use our mobiles, long story). She spoke good English, i saw other reviewers complaining about this, maybe it was someone else. I got there at 10pm and wanted to go out a bit and explore the are, get something to eat and was worried about being able to get back into to room. It wasn't a problem, reception is open all night long, you just have to call on the intercom. The are is very lively until late at night but the noise didn't bother me. The room was clean, pretty large, confortable beds. It was a twin room with a balcony (i booked a single room, so i enjoyed the extra space). The bathroom was a bit cramped but ok. Free WiFi, good selection of tv channels. The price was excellent considering the location and the room, will go back there for sure. The only thing I'm disappointed about is they didn't have a free room the next week, when I booked another hotel and had a terrible experience. But that's another review. Hostal Esmeralda is a great choice.

Room Tip: all rooms seemed the same, they're all on a hallway on the same floor with the reception.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

The hotel has a very good location, few steps for metro Sol with 3 metro lines, lots of shops and restaurants. The room is very small, but clean and having all minimum utilities TV, phone, air conditioning.The staff is nice and try to help you, but don`t speak english, that is very bad.
No hot weather during the weekend and I saw some insects/beetles in the bathroom last two days, there were room insects, not coming from outside.
Very very noisy all night, can`t sleep at all, people talked loud until 7 in the morning.
I will not return there, even the location is great and the staff is nice.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012 via mobile

In the thick of things - on second floor (yeah slightly small, old elevator but I've been in worse and beats carrying bag up the stairs). Some slight language issues at check in but all good, room was very clean although small. Had tv and air-con (phew!). Great value overall! (especially considering it cost nearly as much per night to park our car nearby!)

  • Stayed July 2012
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Mendoza, Argentina
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Located in the heart of Madrid just where the action goes on 24/4. The entrance is scary as it also is the elevator but once you walk into it the place is impecable, clean and friendly staff.
A very good place for the money.
No complains and will return on my next stay in Madrid.
If you drive a car there is no parking on the premises you would have to look for a public parking place.

Room Tip: Try to avoid the rooms the rooms that are on the street the noise coming for the tapas bar all over...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hostal Esmeralda
Address: Calle Victoria n 0 1 20 Piso, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #48 of 391 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Esmeralda 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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