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Madrid was another one of those ‘surprise cities’. I didn’t expect much from it, and in turn, I was completely blown away. Madrid rocks!

There are a million fun things to do in Madrid and almost that same amount of hostels to match.

But I’m not alone in my praise for Madrid.

Madrid is a tourist hot-spot, and with so many hostels available, picking the right one can be a bit of a challenge.

So to fix that, we made this ultimate guide of the 23 best hostels in Madrid.

Madrid is amazing, and with the help of this guide, you’ll be able to book the hostel that perfectly suits YOUR travel style.

People travel for different reasons. So we’ve organized the top hostels in Madrid into different categories – leaving no travel-stone unturned.

So whether you are looking for the best party hostel in Madrid, or the best hostel in Madrid for solo travelers, this stress-free guide to the 23 best hostels in Madrid will show you exactly where to stay so you can focus on exploring this awesome European city.

 

Quick Answer: The Best Hostels in Madrid

Madrid is the stunning capital of Spain, and this guide to the best hostels in Madrid will help you save some money!

 

The 23 Best Hostels in Madrid

We’ve not only gathered a list of Madrid’s top places for backpackers to stay, but we’ve also split them into different types to make choosing a piece of cake.

Want the cheapest hostel in Madrid? A youth hostel in Madrid for couples? A Madrid hostel where Digital Nomads can get work done, just a cool spot to meet people at the best hostel for solo travelers in Madrid? This ultimate list of the best hostels in Madrid has got you covered.

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Overall Best Hostel in Madrid – Way Hostel

Way Hostel best hostels in Madrid

Way Hostel is our pick for one of the best hostels in Madrid for 2019!

– $$

– Café

– Bike Hire

– Book Exchange

Our overall best hostel in Madrid in 2019, Way Hostel is a cool pad in a peaceful neighborhood, yet also really close to the pumping heart of the city. Free walking tours show you Madrid’s highlights and the friendly staff members arrange a variety of fun events to keep things fresh and lively. From cheap dinners and tapas tours to flamenco shows and pub crawls, there are heaps to keep you busy. Plus, every Saturday night is tango time! When it comes to useful stuff, there’s luggage storage, free Wi-Fi, a book exchange, a tour desk, an onsite café, bike rentals, key cards for access, and airport transfers.

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Best Party Hostel in Madrid – Living Cat’s Hostel

Living Cat's Hostel best hostels in Madrid

Don’t let the masks scare you – Living Cat’s knows how to have a great time, making it one of the best party hostels in Madrid

– $$

– Bar

– Laundry Facilities

– Tour Desk

Living Cat’s Hostel is a cheap and cheerful youth hostel in Madrid’s central core. A place that knows how to do social, it’s also the best party hostel in Madrid. Join pub crawls every night of the week, take part in diverse activities that let you live the Madrid life, like tapas tours, salsa lessons, and flamenco dancing, and don’t miss Saturday’s paella parties. The onsite bar is always buzzing. Breakfast is cheap if you just can’t face going out to find food, and the comfy dorms and private rooms let you catch up on your beauty sleep, ready to start afresh come evening time.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in Madrid – Sungate One

Sungate One best hostels in Madrid

Sungate One is our recommendation for best hostel for solo travelers in Madrid

– $$$

– Laundry Facilities

– Tour Desk

– Luggage Storage

Situated in Centro, close to public transportation links, major sights, and nightlife, Sungate One is a comfortable Madrid backpackers hostel. The helpful staff members are always ready to offer tips and advice to help you make the most of your time in Madrid, and you can book a range of tours directly onsite. There’s a full kitchen where you can cook meals to stretch your funds further and free tea and coffee is available at all times. Wi-Fi is free too, and the common room is great for socialising and chilling, making it one of the top hostels in Madrid for solo travelers.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in Madrid #2 – OK Hostel Madrid

OK Hostel Madrid best hostels in Madrid

Great vibes and easy to meet other travelers, OK Hostel Madrid is one of the best hostels in Madrid for solo travelers

– $$

– Bar

– Key Card Access

– Luggage Storage

Located in the historical part of Madrid, in Barrio La Latina with its boho vibes, OK Hostel Madrid is far from being simply okay … it’s awesome! The best hostel for solo travellers in Madrid, the varied daily activities are heaps of fun and also give you plenty of opportunities to meet other travellers. Join in with bar crawls, communal dinners, and more. The lounge has comfy sofas and beanbags, as well as a TV and PlayStation, musical instruments, and a book exchange. The hostel has free-to-use computers in addition to free Wi-Fi. There are mixed and female-only dorms and access is by key card.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Madrid #1 – Scout Madrid Hostel

Scout Madrid Hostel best hostels in Madrid

The best cheap hostels in Madrid: it’s easy to save money (and buy more Tapas) whilst staying at the Scout Madrid Hostel.

– $

– Free Breakfast

– Laundry Facilities

– Tour Desk

A terrific base for budget backpackers, Scout Madrid Hostel is the best cheap hostel in Madrid. Breakfast is included in the price and there’s free Wi-Fi as well as free-to-use computers. There are indoor and outdoor common areas, so whether you want to soak up the sun or chill indoors there’s a space for you. The hostel also has a well-equipped kitchen and a professional meeting room. Dorms are spacious and accessed by key card. All beds have a personal power outlet and light and lockers are available. Other convenient features at this top hostel in Madrid include a tour desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Madrid #2 –Mola Hostel

Mola Hostel best hostels in Madrid

Mola Hostel is another one of the best cheap Hostels in Madrid!

– $

– Cafe

– Key Card Access

– 24-Hour Reception

More introverted than many other places, Mola Hostel is a recommended hostel in Madrid for people who want the affordability of a hostel while still having quiet time to themselves. That’s not to say that you won’t meet others; the large café and lounge area is good for grabbing a bite to eat, chatting, and chillaxing, The dorms are spacious and well designed, giving guests plenty of privacy. Each dorm has its own showers and toilets, and all guests have a big locker.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Madrid #3 – MuchoMadrid

MuchoMadrid best hostels in Madrid

If you are in the market for yet another budget option, Mucho Madrid is one of the best cheap hostels in Madrid without a doubt…

– $

– Free Breakfast

– 24-Hour Security

– Laundry Facilities

Sitting right on Gran Via in the heart of Madrid, MuchoMadrid couldn’t be much more central if it tried. Safe and secure with round-the-clock security, lockers, and female-only dorms in addition to mixed dorms and private rooms, airport transfers mean that you can easily travel right to the door when you land, should you so wish. The friendly staff members love helping travellers to explore Madrid, and the hostel is a comfy home from home to return to at the end of each packed day. The housekeeping team keeps everywhere gleamingly clean and there’s a lounge where you can meet other travellers, a kitchen where you can whip up a feast, and, not to forget the essentials, laundry facilities.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Madrid – Hostal Arriaza

Hostal Arriaza best hostels in Madrid

Solid for all types of travelers, Hostal Arriaza has great private rooms making is a top hostel for couples in Madrid

– $$$

– Housekeeping

– Tour Desk

– 24-Hour Security

Hostal Arriaza is our winner when it comes to the best hostel for couples in Madrid. The double rooms are spacious, comfy, attractive, and filled with light, and each room is en-suite. Sitting close to the Royal Palace, it’s in a great spot for exploring Madrid. There’s a shared kitchen with all the essentials to prepare a hearty feed, as well as a common space to chill and meet other travellers. Daily cleaning is provided and there’s a tour desk and free Wi-Fi too.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Madrid – Room007 Chueca Hostel

Room007 Chueca Hostel best hostels in Madrid

With a restaurant, bar, and plenty of work space, Room007 is a great hostel for all travelers (Digital Nomads especially!)

– $$

– Restaurant-Bar

– Housekeeping

– Bike Hire

Situated in downtown Madrid, Room007 Chueca Hostel is our pick for the best hostel for digital nomads in Madrid. It has free Wi-Fi and computers that you can use for free, plenty of space to sit and work in peace, and terrific facilities for when all your work is done. There’s an onsite restaurant-turned-bar where you can benefit from guest discounts, a kitchen, a cosy attic lounge with a foosball table, and a cool roof terrace. Free walking tours help you see the headline sights and you can join in with a bunch of other activities too.

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Madrid – The Hat Madrid

The Hat Madrid best hostels in Madrid

The Hat is one of my favorite places I stayed in all of Europe. They clearly are the best hostel with a Private room in Madrid.

– $$

– Restaurant-Bar

– Bike Hire

– Laundry Facilities

The Hat Madrid is an award-winning youth hostel in Madrid, loved for its awesome facilities, friendly vibe, clean rooms, and funky designs. The boutique hostel has mixed and female-only dorms for between four and ten, and there are also private en-suite rooms for two and four. The onsite bar is a great place to socialise and have a couple of pre-game drinks before heading for a night out on the tiles. You can also relax in the sunshine on the outdoor terrace. Housekeeping services help the hostel to maintain its sparkle, and there’s a tour desk, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, and a steam room.

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More of the best hostels Madrid

There’s no need to choose just yet, though; here are even more top hostels in Madrid:

 

Mad4You Hostel

Mad4You Hostel best hostels in Madrid

– $$

– Free Breakfast

– Bar

– Laundry Facilities

A recommended hostel in Madrid within easy reach of Noviciado Metro Station, Mad4You Hostel is a great place to socialise, relax, and meet other cool travellers from all over the world. Breakfast is free and you can practice your culinary skills in the kitchen. There are mixed and female-only dorms or, if you love the social aspect of a hostel but prefer a private space to sleep, there are also rooms for one. Large lockers are available and all beds have a power outlet and a light. The traditional-style house is arranged around an inner courtyard, giving you the choice of relaxing inside or outdoors in the sunshine. The bar is the perfect place to mingle.

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Los Amigos Hostel

Los Amigos Hostel best hostels in Madrid

– $$$

– Bike Hire

– Games Room

– Laundry Facilities

Hola, amigos! Los Amigos Hostel is one of the best hostels in Madrid for 2019. Located in the city centre, it’s easy to walk to many of Madrid’s major attractions without breaking a sweat. Get your bearings on a free walking tour and rent a bike to explore Madrid under peddle power. If you’re planning to linger for longer in Madrid the jobs board may come in handy. Free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a book exchange, and a comfy lounge are other bonuses, and you don’t even need to lug your bags up stairs—there’s an elevator!

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TOC Hostel Madrid

TOC Hostel Madrid best hostels in Madrid

– $$$

– Cafe-Bar

– Tour Desk

– Key Card Access

Maybe the coolest hostel in Madrid, TOC Hostel Madrid has pod-like beds in the mixed and ladies-only dorms, each bed with its own power socket and reading light for your comfort and convenience. High ceilings, interesting artwork from different time periods, and sleek designs make this a trendy place to stay. Safe and secure, fingertip access pads keep unwanted visitors out. Chill in the bar or lounge, have a game of pool, catch up on your laundry … there’s enough to keep you occupied.

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Las Musas Hostel

Las Musas Hostel best hostels in Madrid

– $$

– Book Exchange

– Laundry Facilities

– Tour Desk

The award-winning Las Musas Hostel is one of the most popular youth hostels in Madrid. There’s a wide choice of dorms and private rooms and the hostel has a well-equipped and spacious kitchen, a dining area, and a lounge. Funky artwork covers the walls inside and out. The whole hostel is bright and airy, perfect for enjoying Madrid’s sunny days. Other plus points include an elevator—give your legs a rest after all that sightseeing—laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, and 24-hour reception.

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Barbieri Sol Hostel

Barbieri Sol Hostel best hostels in Madrid

– $$

– Free Breakfast

– Laundry Facilities

– Tour Desk

With a 24-hour reception, there’s no need to worry about late arrivals or early departures when you stay at Barbieri Sol Hostel; it sure beats having to hunt around for a Madrid hostel near the airport. There are dorms for four and six as well as private double and twin rooms. Lockers are provided, although you will need your own padlock. Start each day with a free breakfast before setting out to discover the best of Madrid. Relax in front of the TV when you come back, surf the free Wi-Fi, and chat with other travellers in the kitchen and lounge. The roof terrace at this top hostel in Madrid is also great for mingling.

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Safestay Madrid

Safestay Madrid best hostels in Madrid

– $$

– Restaurant-Bar

– Laundry Facilities

– Housekeeping

A luxury backpackers hostel in Madrid, located near Alonso Martinez Square, Safestay Madrid is a lively hostel in Madrid. People know how to party the night away in the onsite bar! Plus, Madrid’s nightlife is within easy reach. Have a few beers or glasses of sangria with your new pals before going to paint the town red. Although breakfast isn’t included, you can fend off hangovers with a cheap breakfast in the mornings. There’s a kitchen too, though, if you want to whip up your fave food. Swap travelling tales in the lounge and unwind in front of the large screen in the cosy movie room. The dorms and private rooms are all clean, modern, bright, and super spacious.

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Far Home Atocha

Far Home Atocha best hostels in Madrid

– $$

– Laundry Facilities

– Luggage Storage

– Key Card Access

A perfect Madrid base for budget backpackers who want comfort and style in the heart of Madrid, Far Home Atocha sits close to Sol Square and Plaza Mayor Square. One of the best budget hostels in Madrid, there are spacious mixed dorms for six, eight, and 12, and dorms just for the ladies, which sleep six. Alternatively couples, BFFs, and travelling trios can book a private room for two or three. Shared spaces include modern bathrooms, a common room, a kitchen, and a patio. Wi-Fi is free, there are laundry facilities, and, if you wanna show off, there’s even a piano!

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Room007 Ventura

Room007 Ventura best hostels in Madrid

– $$

– Restaurant-Bar

– Bike Hire

– Luggage Storage

With small clean and spacious dorms (sleeping four or six), separate dorms for females only, bathrooms in each dorm, an onsite bar and restaurant, cool staff members, daily housekeeping, organised tours and events, and more, it’s easy to see why Room007 Ventura is a top hostel in Madrid. One of the coolest features is the shower deck on the rooftop; sit in the sunshine and then refresh. The lounge has basic DIY cooking facilities, like a fridge and microwave, as well as a TV and comfy seating. Freebies include daily walking tours, Wi-Fi, and toiletries.

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Living Mad Hostel

Living Mad Hostel best hostesl in Madrid

– $$

– Free Breakfast

– Tour Desk

– Age Restriction

A perfect Madrid backpacker hostel for culture vultures who also like to party it up and live large, Living Mad Hostel can be found close to Madrid’s major museums and the lively night scene of Puerta del Sol. Wanna be social? Head to the downstairs common area with its vibrant colours and comfy seat, or go upstairs to the roof terrace. No under 18s are allowed to stay, which means no kids to disturb you! Get your groove on with free salsa and flamenco lessons and join in with other fun activities and adventures.

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I Love Madrid Hostel

I Love Madrid Hostel best hostels in Madrid

– $$

– Café-Bar

– Laundry Facilities

– Luggage Storage

One of the most centrally located budget hostels in Madrid, I Love Madrid Hostel can be found just a short stroll from Puerto del Sol. It has dorms for four, six, and eight, with some dorms only for female travellers. Everyone has their own locker, reading right, and power outlet. There are basic self-catering facilities (read: fridges and microwaves) and common rooms with dining tables, sofas, and cable TV. Stay fresh with the laundry facilities, store your luggage safely after checkout, and book a range of tours easily onsite. This one is definitely a recommended hostel to add to your Madrid itinerary!

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Pil Pil Hostel

Pil Pil Hostel best hostels in Madrid– $$

– Self Catering Facilities

– 24-Hour Security

– Air Coniditioning

Pil Pil is a top hostel in Madrid for travellers who want to base themselves close to the Gran Vía and Plaza de España. Being right at the heart of Madrid means you don’t miss a thing! The Pil Pil team are always keen to help their guests and make sure they’re kept up to date with all that’s happening in the city. The self catering facilities are kinda basic, just a microwave, but why would you wanna cook for yourself when you’re just a few paces away from the Gran Vía and all those amazing Spanish cafes?!  Pil Pil has both female and mixed dorms sleeping up to 10-people per night.

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Fun Sleep

Fun Sleep best hostels in Madrid

– $$

– Free Breakfast

– Self Catering Facilities

– Bicycle Hire

Fun Sleep is a highly recommended hostel in Madrid , perfect for travellers who wanna experience the culture and get an early night too! Their biggest dorm sleeps just 6-people in a spacious yet cosy room. Fun Sleep is ideal for solo travellers who want to stay in a sociable but not overwhelmingly busy youth hostel in Madrid. There is a real homly feel to Fun Sleep as it’s set in one big apartment. Check out the high-back arm chairs in the common room if you wanna feel like a King, or Queen, while chilling out or catching up with your journal.

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Hostel Meeting Point

Hostel Meeting Point best hostels in Madrid

– $$

– Bar-Cafe

– Tours & Travel Desk

– Late Check-Out

With no curfew and a late check out Hostel Meeting Point is great for travellers who wanna get their money’s worth in Madrid. If you’ve got a late flight to catch the Meeting Point team will happily watch your lugagge for you while you go soak up those last rays of Spanish sun before you fly. Meeting Point is a top hostel in Madrid, located within a short walk of Prado Museum and Buen Retiro Park. The Meeting Point lounge and common room is a great place to chill out and their bar is a cracking palce to meet fellow nomads in the early evening.

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Bastardo Hostel

best hostels in Madrid

– $$

– Bar-Restaurant

– Tours & Travel Desk

– Outdoor Terrace

Bastardo Hostel is a relatively new player in Madrid and has quickly found itself on my best hostels in Madrid list. Why? I really appreciate how they cultivate a positive atmosphere. Bastardo Hostel does not cater to just one type of backpacker either. If you are a family, traveling as a group, or just backpacking solo, Bastardo Hostel will be a good fit for you. Its location couldn’t be better as well. The Tribunal Metro, the Gran Via, and Sol Plaza are all close at hand. The name might be a little crass, but don’t let that throw you. Bastardo truly is one of the best hostels in Madrid! 

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Open Hostel

best hostels in Madrid

Open Hostel rounds off my best hostels in Madrid list!

– $$$

– Cafe

– Tours & Travel Desk

– Air Conditioning

This retro themed hostel certainly wins cool point right off the bat. I am a big fan of the curtains that can be pulled back each individual dorm bed. That way, one can obtain a bit of extra privacy in a room full of other travelers. Breakfast is not included, however, it is only an additional 3.00 EUR per person per day. Open Hostel isn’t the cheapest hostel in Madrid. That said, it is clean, the staff are chill (but helpful when needed), and the common room is a very comfy place to meet new friends. The communal kitchen is kinda small, but it gets the job done in any case. To top it off, Open Hostel is a top hostel in Madrid simply for its location. You’ll find all the major attractions are within easy walking distance.

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Why you should travel to Madrid

Madrid is nothing short of majestic, and compared to other major European cities, it can totally be done on a budget.

There is so much in Madrid to keep you busy, the last thing you want to do is waste your precious time by staying in a bad hostel. On any backpacking adventure, finding the best hostel is crucial to the overall expereince.

We have all had one bad hostel expereince or another. So, in writing this hostel guide the goal was to offer up ALL of the best options so that bad hostel expereinces can be kept deep down in the depths of memory never to emerge again.

Rest is important. Making friends with fellow travlers is high on the list. Location matters.

All of these things are food for thought when one is making the choice to book the best hostel in Madrid.

With the help of this ultimate list, you’ll be able to sort through the very best hostels in Madrid, and quickly book the one that best suits your travel-needs.

Which hostel are you going to book? Tell us below!

And remember, if you can’t choose, just go with Way Hostel. You won’t regret it  🙂

Way Hostel best hostels in Madrid

 

Travel Safety Tips for Madrid

Don’t forget to sort your travel insurance! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads now, our favourite travel insurance provider.

 

Wondering if it’s safe in Spain? Check out our dedicated safety guide for all of your questions and concerns.

 

More Epic Hostels in Spain and Europe

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Madrid.

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Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Madrid has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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