The Best Hostels in Madrid for Travelling Canadians

Canadians looking to visit Spain need not plunk down hundreds of dollars per night on hotels. Instead, you can find the best hostels in Madrid that feature security and convenience for a fraction of the price of even the lowest-rate hotel.

Way Hostel, Relatores 17

Near the biggest sights of the capital of Spain like the Rastro market, Peurta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor, and La Latina, Way hostel is one of the most convenient places to stay as well as one of the most affordable. Boasting a ninety percent rating from hostelworld.com, this Tirso de Molina hostel features free tours and an excellent staff. Though it is within walking distance of the metro line, it is very quiet and clean. Activities include pub crawls, paella night, and even traditional drinking games.

360 Hostel Centro, Calle Carmen 16

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Nestled within the shopping district of Puerta del Sol, this hostel is small but has an excellent atmosphere of welcoming and inclusion. Ran by a younger staff rather than older landlords, it is excellent for those who want to peruse the clubs and nightlife of the Spanish city in a party atmosphere that is still quiet at night. With a small building but big rooms, this hostel books out quickly, meaning that any traveler needs to plan ahead. Featuring free wireless internet, air conditioning, and showers and laundry facilities, it is perfect for a night or more's stay.

360 Hostel Malasana, Manuela Malasana 23

Within walking distance of the metro station as well as the downtown area, this hostel is lauded for its family-like atmosphere, where the staff make traditional Spanish meals as well as free sangria, mojito, or margarita nights. The communal dinners are only part of the amenities of the Malasana, with planned events and tours in addition to free city maps that allow visitors to get into some of the lesser-known areas.

Musas Residence, Jesus Y Maria 12

Named the most popular hostel in Madrid in the 2011 "Hoscars" of hostelworld.com, the Musas has excellent staff who go well out of their way in order to make guests feel welcome at this small private home. The humor of the owners is complemented by highly recommended tours and information on the best sights to see and activities to do during both day and night. Their twenty-four hour reception allows visitors coming in at the dead of night to have access to their room and sleep off the jet lag. Located within walking distance of the "golden triangle" of Seville art museums, furthermore, affords visitors excellent proximity to the major culture centers of the city.

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Any Canadian looking to visit Spain can check canuckabroad.com in order to get information on traveling and immigration to overseas locations.

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