I am planning a trip through Europe. I?ll start with Madrid and then Barcelona. I start looking for accommodation and it seems Madrid is full of hostels and I don?t know where to start. Reading Madrid forums, I have noticed Metropol Hostel is quite nice. Is it true, have anyone gone there??
I am spanish and I live in Madrid.
Is this the hotel you asked for?:
Hotel Metropol - Montera, 47 - Madrid
Montera Street is in the city centre BUT is a very noisy street and, at night, it is full of whores (literally). Elsewhere, I can assure you that it is not a dangerous street and you will not have any problem.
I have never been inside the hotel so I cannot help you in that issue.
As unukalhal said, the street is full of prostitutes and pimps. I didn't enjoy staying at that hostel at all a couple of years back. The room felt somewhat like a prison cell, cockroaches and all. In fact, it is the only place to date that I have checked out of early. I would recommend you find something in a better area if possible.
Also it's worth members noting there's been some spamming going on recently regarding the Metropol hostel and it's worth taking any recommendations in this thread with a grain of salt at this stage. In fact, this question is remarkably similar in wording to one started only days ago. Doesn't reflect well on the hostel at all ..
Hi there....I am spanish and I´ve in madrid many times...acording the money it costs, (above all if you travel alone and so not want to share a room with some others), Hostal Metropol worth its value... single room (maybe very much like a prison, but what do you want to spend a night in a quite clean, bathroom inside enviroment) and it costed not even 40 euros,and it is just in the center of madrid in Gran via, 5 minuts walk from la puerta del sol, really convenient. I strongly recomend it.
If you are traveling with somebody else then you do not mind sharing a double...then some otre options could be considered.
Thanks for chipping in as someone who has been on the site a little longer!
I've been to quite a few hostels in my time and I still consider the Metropol the dirtiest one that I've come across. A lot of people seem to like the hostel because of the activities organised, but I don't care much for that kind of stuff; a bit of peace and quiet while I try to sleep is all I'm after. It's pretty hard to sleep with people yelling in the corridors at 4 in the morning though.
Well,, those are very different opinions.
For sure I don't want to sleep near any cockroach... Peter: have u stayed at any other hostel in Madrid?? a nice one???
No, we went to a hotel the next night. It was only fractionally more expensive (a few euros) for a double room and considerably nicer. I'm afraid I can't remember the name though. We basically just walked in off the street. Mind you, I think the whole city has problems with cockroaches, because I killed some there as well Anyway, at least they had hot water.
there is this page that seems useful.
They have a few "hostales" listed
Hope it helps