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safe to be in madrid alone?

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1. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 8y

hello there.

i am 19 this year, and im currently in paris on a student exchange program. thats for sure that i will be travelling around, and i am very interested in traveling to madrid, but was wondering how safe is it for just me (a girl) to travel around. please advise!

thank you so much!

2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 8y

Hey there!

No need to worry about travelling to Madrid on your own. I lived there for six months and didn't find it more unsafe than any other big European city (e.g. Paris). Just be careful with your valuables at all times (there are a lot of pickpockets unfortunately) and use common sense like you would at home. Besides that I'm sure you'll meet other travellers at a hostel and won't be alone anyway ;). Have fun in Madrid, it's a great city!

3. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 8y

i went there for 4 days, alone, in a random hostel, and ws fine, never felt unsafe at all!

4. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 8y

I had to walk past street of prostitutes to get to my hostel, I still felt safe! Aside from there it's quite a clean city really