Venga, Madrid!

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.

Update: Find our guide to the 3 best hostels in Madrid.

And when around, it is common to hop over to Barcelona as well.

You can find 77 COOL things to do in Barcelona here. And of course, the 59 free things to do in Barcelona.

In cooperation with Madrid-Expert Lavi from we put together our 5 Secret Tips for Madrid we love to share with you.

Highlighting local secrets & actual hidden gems for Madrid.

It highlights for you the real authentic bars, cafés, and restaurants we fancy.

As always, our guide is 100% non-touristic and unique – for free to download!

But that is not all! If you have any plans for traveling around Spain, we got you covered. Besides Madrid and Barcelona, we have more secret travel tips for you including Sevilla, Córdoba and Granada!

All free, all unique!

5 Secret Tips for Madrid for free here:

Enjoy the guide, enjoy Madrid! No strings attached! Anna&Matt

The guide to Madrid covers:

  1. Hipster & digital nomad! This Café is the most trendy & easy-going café in Madrid
  2. traditional Spanish bar with a youthful crowd
  3. go hiking and discover a beautiful view
  4. amazing Galician food for a locals price
  5. rent a bike, but where to go? We have the best bike-tour recommendation for you!

Extra Tip: From this spot you will have a beautiful panoramic view over Madrid

Extra Geeky Tip: 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?

  1. The Hat Hostel
  2. MOLA Hostel
  3. Sungate One

On the article best hostels in Madrid we compare the three best hostels in town by location, facilities and vibes.

The Double Room with a balcony at THE HAT - Stylish, right?!

The Hat Hostel

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: Read the full packing list here. Download Hostel Packing List