We LOVE Madrid for its flair, culture, and nightlife! Madrid offers many culinary highlights, sights to visit, and bars to have your café con leche in the morning and your cold cerveza in the evening.
The royal city in the center of the Iberian peninsula is one of the main highlights when traveling through Spain. We wrote this guide by first reading about this article on fun things to do in Madrid.
Update: Find our guide to the 3 best hostels in Madrid.
And when around, it is common to hop over to Barcelona as well.
In cooperation with Madrid-Expert Lavi from Laviwashere.com we put together our 5 Secret Tips for Madrid we love to share with you.
It highlights for you the real authentic bars, cafés, and restaurants we fancy. The guide is 100% non-touristic and unique – for free to download!
7 Secret Tips for Madrid for free
Enjoy the guide, enjoy Madrid! No strings attached! Anna&Matt
The guide to Madrid covers:
- Hipster! This Café is the most trendy & easy-going café in Madrid
- a traditional Spanish bar with a youthful crowd
- go hiking and discover a beautiful view
- amazing Galician food for a locals price
- rent a bike, but where to go? We have the best bike-tour recommendation for you!
- From this spot you will have a beautiful panoramic view over Madrid
- A big piece of art hidden between the trees! Sounds interesting, right?!
Make sure you dive into the must-dos in Madrid as well.
No 5 Star Hostels in Madrid – no problem!
Do you need a great Hostel in Madrid? Currently, there is no 5 Star Hostel in Madrid, but of course we would be thrilled to help you!
Just check out our huge guide to the best and coolest hostels in Madrid.
Which hostels do we include?
On the article best hostels in Madrid we compare the three best hostels in town by location, facilities and vibes.
Hostel Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries