So you are heading to Madrid, Spain? There are so many awesome and fun things to do in Madrid, Spain. We created this secret guide to give you access to the best activities we've enjoyed here.

On top of that, here are the 3 top things to do in Madrid, Spain.

For some of these activities you HAVE to get your ticket in advance. Don't miss this!

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Anyway, back to our secret tips for Madrid, Spain.

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. 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 drop us a tweet, or simply send us an email, and we will recommend you the best place to stay in Madrid!

Best Hostel in Madrid 5 Star Hostel - Hostelgeeks

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Hostel Packing List

Now that you found this amazing hostel, make sure you pack the right away and the right things.

Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 smart items you need to pack.

The main things to pack are:

  1. earplugs
  2. eye mask
  3. key chain flashlight
  4. the right backpack, the Lowe Alpine Lightflite 40 Pack
  5. packing cubes
  6. generic padlock
  7. quick-dry travel towel
  8. universal power adapter
  9. travel-sized toiletries
  10. The hostel address – written down
Read the full packing list here.Download Hostel Packing List

More FUN Things to do in Madrid, Spain

Enjoy our guide to Madrid, Spain, you will love it! If you got more questions, please send us an email.

And remember: For the main sights and activities you HAVE to get your ticket in advance. Don't miss out!