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Just two hours and five minutes after taking off from Gatwick we are landing at Madrid-Barajas. The terminal is eerily quiet which enables us to speed through passport control, customs, as well as baggage reclaim and we are soon on the Metro with our abono touristico! Even with two changes: at Nuevos Ministerios for linea (line) …
On first impression... I LOVE ¡MADRID! And I love the adorable area where I am staying. Called Plaza del Ángel, just south of the huge Plaza Major (built 1619) and just west of Puerta del Sol, the center of the city. It is a quiet, but happening pedestrian area where people live and work. All the major points of interest are a 20 minute walk from …
So since the last time we blogged so very much has transpired.
Let me start at the beginning, our final night in Dublin was meant to be quite a tame affair, I was using the hostels kitchen facilities to cook us up a huge steak and veg meal this was to be followed by a quite night watching some Irish dancing, now the Irish …
After missing the initial road to baggage, we navigate our way around and down to pick up our bags. There is no real customs check here, which we find odd. As we are leaving the baggage area, we are greeted by our Tour Director, Tiago, who is able to immediately pick us out. Meanwhile, we have not yet rendez-voused with Chase and we are wondering …
... i could smell them before we saw them.) Next a bar by the lake. with lovely sangria and a bit of eye candy. Ohh and so sunny and warm. Although Ann and Debbie insist on walking in the shade everywhere. Interesting planting a here the parks Next a wee siesta at which time Ann decded to try the bidet must have been rather too enthusiastic and simultaneously washed her clothes !!!!! Off into town for dinner( not that I needed any). We walked and walked and walked again , found another ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
Budget accommodation in an excellent location. Walking distance to the "golden triangle of art" - the Prado Museum, Reina Sofía Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, as well as Sol, Gran Via and Plaza Mayor.
The rooms are simply furnished, bathrooms are small and functional. But there is always hot water and both the bathrooms and bedrooms are spotlessly clean - this is my third visit. Whilst there may not be much drawer space, there is sufficient hanging space as well as small laptop safe. Some rooms have a Juliet balcony overlooking the plaza, which is pleasant, but can be too noisy with late night/early morning revellers, for some. Alternatively forego the view for a quieter room without a view at the back of the hostel.
I've never had breakfast in the hostel, there are plenty of places to grab a coffee nearby, but it looks well laid out and offers a social space to meet with other guests and fellow travellers.
The other asset that this hostel has is its staff who are always professional, friendly and accommodating.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.