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1. The Hat Madrid
2. MOLA Hostel
3. Onefam Sungate by Hostel One
We condensed it all to the 3 coolest hostels in Madrid with reasonable rate per night. Why only three? Well, you only need ONE hostel, and there is really no point in sharing now 30 accommodations with you.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…
are tired of crappy hostels!
want a social Hostel to actually meet people
are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience
This list covers the best hostels in Madrid for solo-travelers, couples, families and groups. If you’re looking for hostels that center around the party scene, you can also check out our in-depth guide to the Best Party Hostels in Madrid!
These are our favorite hostels in Madrid. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.
You are looking for the best hostels in Madrid, so you should definitely go for one with Air Conditioning. At The Hat? Check!
There is also free WiFi, that’s quick as a bunny!
Basically, you have all types of rooms. The Hat Hostel offers both private rooms like double rooms. They also have both mixed and female-only dorms.
The rooms and dorms come with either shared or ensuite facilities. The luxury version even have small balconies.
Who stays at The Hat Hostel?
The hip traveler! The Hat Hostel is a premium hostel, a quality hostel with cool people all over. Yet, it’s not the typical party backpacker hostel.
It’s one of the best hostels in Madrid for:
For us, this is the best hostel in Madrid for solo-travelers!
Some of the travelers staying here and looking for the real party until 7am in the morning head out to La Latina District.
Wonderful top location – seriously, you cannot go wrong here!
The Hat Hostel is located directly at Plaza Mayor, the main square in Madrid. It is also just a short walk from Puerta del Sol, the absolute city center in Madrid. This is where you find as well the cities iconic statue of the bear.
This means as well you have a wide range of bars, tapas restaurants and cafes nearby.
Right across the street you have a small supermarket for getting snacks and drinks. Yet, in Madrid you find many small supermarkets, open 24 hours.
Interested in party and Nightlife?
After meeting new friends at the roof-top, we recommend heading to La Latina District. The team at The Hat is an expert of the nightlife in Madrid. Ask them for bars and clubs before heading out on their own. Ask them for their best recommendation – but not for “guiris”, ask for the local stuff!
To make this listing complete for you, take into account: there is no kitchen at The Hat Hostel to use. Yet, they offer a huge breakfast and there is an in-house restaurant.
On top, other than Paris, Madrid is quite affordable and the Tapas are delicious.
2. MOLA Hostel
MOLA Hostel is a new player in town and got high ratings right away.
There is good reason for that: it’s luxurious, cool, and comes with high quality facilities.
We especially like the design of the rooms. The dorms come with cool and solid bunk beds and the chosen colors for the different rooms and floors add a nice warmth. Any questions on what to do in Madrid? Then don’t be shy and ask for help at the reception from sunrise to sunset – 24 hours.
There is also free WiFi in every single corner.
Mola Hostel is a new concept hostel you’ll certainly enjoy while exploring the Spanish lifestyle in the capital.
Fun Fact: Mola is Spanish and means “cool”.
The Rooms at MOLA: You can chose from private rooms and dorms.
Some of the rooms offer private facilities.
Just check the availability to see what is available for your travel dates. There is free and quick WiFi all over the hostel, the sleeping area as well as common room.
This accommodation is one of the many Madrid youth hostels we recommend.
What about the location?
Old town, central but near the metro station.
Simply put, this Youth Hostel Madrid has a great location! Only 5 min to the famous Plaza del Sol (Sol Square), which is the center of the city. There are beautiful places to visit nearby such as the Calderon Theater, the Plaza Mayor, San Miguel Market and Puerta del Sol.
If you prefer a small hostel in Madrid, then go with Onefam Sungate by Hostel One. The team behind is what makes the difference here. It is the kind of backpacker-type hostel that made hostels so comfy and homey.
The team always create a family atmosphere, including everyone.
This one is usually the cheapest option among our best hostels in Madrid.
They offer free breakfast.
Expect services like lockers, luggage storage and laundry as an extra.
Each room comes with Air-conditioned (for summer) and heating (for winter). For shared accommodation you can choose from Female-only dorms and mixed dorms. The dorms here have NO bunk beds. Every bed is a single bed.
As for private rooms, you have the choice between a double room, twin room and a triple room. Bed linen are included in the price. But towels are available as an extra.
We always recommend to bring your own travel towel. Check our hostel packing list for the best travel towels we recommend.
Location: Same as the other two places, the very city center!
You are just a 3 minutes walk away from Puerta del Sol and Gran Via Avenue for shopping. With all these three budget accommodations in Madrid you do not have to worry about the location. They are all three great and central!
Onefam Sungate by Hostel One is the coolest hostel for:
The only downside here would be the design. The two others hostels, MOLA Hostel and The Hat Hostels, are more design-led. That is not to say it is not cool. It’s really cool here, no creaking bunk beds and excellent vibes to connect.
This is the best backpacker hostel in Madrid!
Comparing all 3 Top Hostels in Madrid
Okay, okay. Here you have it. Pretty awesome hostels to choose from, right?!
Here is an overview of our handpicked top hostels in Madrid.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! You don’t want to miss Hostelworld best hostels in Madrid.
All of Madrids best hostels are popular. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
What about the cheapest hostels in Madrid?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Madrid.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Madrid
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
How about a cool Party Hostel in Madrid?
So we have covered the tranquil hostel, the cheapest one on a shoe-string budget and the epic places to stay in Madrid.
We hope that by now you already have a hostel Madrid Spain in mind and a pretty good idea where to stay in Madrid.
The Hat Hostel Madrid, Mola Hostel Madrid, and Onefam Sungate by Hostel One are our personal favorites and they really standout in our Madrid hostels review but there are a lot of other hostels that you can consider.
We think that the three are the best Madrid Spain hostels.
We listed more Hostels in Madrid Spain that you want to look at.
Cats Hostel Madrid Sol (formerly known as Living Cat’s Hostel)
Experience a relaxed atmosphere, clean spaces, and comfortable rooms in Cats Hostel Madrid Sol.
It is centrally located, near La Latina, Puerta del Sol and the Prado Museum.
The hostel was visually pleasing and the safety measures made me feel secure.
The hostel serves a daily breakfast in the café, and there are vending machines for sandwiches and pastries. A fridge and a microwave are available for all guests.
If you like to go clubbing, Cats Hostel Madrid Sol is definitely the spot. This hostel is perfect for people who loves party because it offers a fun party vibe. They are known for their Paella Party on weekends, plus a bar downstairs.
TOC Hostel Madrid has a good location, just 121 m from Puerta del Sol Square. This stylish, modern hostel offers smart, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.
At TOC Hostel you can book private rooms or a bed in a shared dormitory. The rooms and dorms feature attractive décor with parquet floors and light wood furniture.
They have clean rooms, bathrooms/toilet, comfy bed, good sized lockers, huge room and hospitable staff. There is even an elevator so you do not have to worry if you are assigned to a higher floor level.
It is walking distance to bars, restaurants, shopping area, public transport, and sites.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Madrid best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app
Our Favorite Hostels in Madrid put on a map + sights
A map of Madrid is always handy. This helps you to get a better understanding of the location.
We created a hostel map for Madrid with all the 3 best hostels (marked red in the map) and the sights (green in the map). As you can see, the sights are dotted around the centre. Staying around the center just makes sense, and actually saves you money in metro tickets.
The sights to visit are:
Puerta del Sol
El Oso y el Madroño (Statue of the bear and the strawberry tree)
Not all hostels in Madrid are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Madrid. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
Madrid is a huge European hub to fly in or out of Europe, especially for Latina American countries. You can score some really great flight deals. It is also well connected with the rest of Europe. However, we usually find cheaper flights to Barcelona.
So you might want to consider flying first to Barcelona and then take a bus or train to Madrid.
We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.
Skyscanner has a bunch of cool features like Multi-City Trip. Instead of doing this research step-by-step, Skyscanner offers this flight planning tool.
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.
Safe travels, The Hostelgeeks
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