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1. Posted by i c e (Respected Member, 317 posts) 5 Jan '11 16:40

Hello All.
I am planning a trip to Madrid for one (maybe a few people) to madrid in August. I am not going for tourism or to shop and dine... but need to be there for about a week for as little money as posible. I was there when IWas a little kid but haven{t been back.

can anyone-everyone help me to figure out how mucho I should estimate paying for the week.. mainly two things; how much are rooms/hostiles
2. is there cheap public transportation.. oh and 3.. can you get cheep (american priced) fast food?

and does anyone know any secrets for cheep flights? other than google.. etc..

I know this is rather broad but any info would help.

thanks people.

Ice

2. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive, 842 posts) 6 Jan '11 03:22

Hostels up in the centre of the city are around €25 a night. Most don't include breakfast and none of the ones I've stayed at were very exciting. However - I was walking, eating, drinking etc. and all I needed was a bed. They did me just fine. There are some excellent cheap restaurants all over the city - offering very good value for a capital city.
Public transport in Madrid is excellent and very cheap too - as long as you steer clear of the metered cabs.
Cheap flights to Madrid.... From where?

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Jan-2011, at 03:25 by flyingbob ]

3. Posted by i c e (Respected Member, 317 posts) 6 Jan '11 18:48

Uh.. from New York or Chicago.. I move around alot so could fly from nearly anywhere in the US..

25 Euros???????? Oh my!. that's so much more than I though. my travels in the last decade have been in South America.. pay about 4 Euros here a night. (at a really decent place with breakfast). *sigh. wow. Like they say...Europe is expensive.

but oh well. is what it is.

thanks.

ice

4. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive, 842 posts) 7 Jan '11 02:45

I figure the cheapest way to do this journey is to change aircraft/airline en-route.
National carriers will sting you a lot more for a direct flight from the USA to Spain. You can save around $500 by changing in the UK or the European Mainland - and getting a budget flight onwards to Madrid, rather than a non-stop flight from anywhere in the USA.

5. Posted by i c e (Respected Member, 317 posts) 7 Jan '11 15:31

okay, good advice Flying Bob. So Could you recommend how or with who I would go about doing that?

I like a travelocity to london then hop to madrid seperately?

thanks for the help.

ice