U hostels – A design hostel in a 19th-century palace

located in a 19th-century palace right beside the alonso martinez metro station and just a 15-minute walk to Puerta del sol, u hostels madrid is a great base to explore madrid. The hostel is located in close proximity to the malasaña district, which is a rich hive of bars and restaurants and easily one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in madrid.

in sync with the rest of the building, the whitewashed rooms have a clean minimalist design that is easy on the eye. dorms are air-conditioned and come with private lockers. Bunk beds are custom-made with comfortable mattresses. each bed comes with a private reading light and power points for charging your gadgets. You have a choice of dorms with an ensuite bathroom or shared facilities. There is also a female-only dorm. linen is included in the price, and the hostel has free luggage storage.

u hostels boasts its own private cinema room. guests can relax and or catch the latest football match or choose a movie from their extensive dvd collection. It’s so cosy that you can often find the odd guest dozing away during the day, sleeping off their nocturnal exertions Next to the cinema is a nice chill-out zone for guests where they can read a book or plot their travels across Madrid on the huge magnetic wall map of the city.

If you’re looking for a quiet drink after a day of seeing the sights, the hostel has an excellent on-site bar with very competitively priced drinks. Staff members Erica and Pablo run an excellent programme of daily activities to help guests plug into the city’s DNA. From excellent free walking tours to visits to Flamenco bars and pub crawls, there’s something for every type of traveller. The hostel has recently opened their rooftop terrace, which is perfect for enjoying Madrid sunsets and having a drink. The free wifi is excellent, especially for a hostel of this size, and on each floor are free computer terminals. There is a nice-sized kitchen for guests’ use with a fridge to store food items. The free breakfast is decent, but an extra €1 gets you a cup of Lavazza coffee and €3 gets you the special breakfast: coffee, fruit, and delicious Serrano ham. It’s worth every penny.

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