15 Cheap Hostels in Madrid For Every Type of Budget-Traveler

With elegant boulevards, splendorous monuments that are finest examples of baroque architecture, top-class museums, expansive parks, and a rich heritage, Madrid wows every person who sets a foot in this enchanting city. Drawing visitors from all corners of the world, this city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Planning on visiting this Spanish beauty but worried about burning a hole in your pocket? Take a look at this list of cheap hostels in Madrid to plan a budget vacation in this city! 

1. Casa 18

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Located within 800 metres of Palacio de Congresos de Madrid and 900 metres of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Casa 18 is like your home away from home. The comfortable and well-maintained dormitories featuring bunk beds, the friendly hostel staff, the convenient location, and the pocket-friendly prices at Casa 18 ensure that your stay here is a relaxed one. The neighbourhood where this hostel is housed is ideal for roaming and strolling around the city. The bright white walls and the wooden flooring all add to the elegant chic and classy vibe of this hostel. 

Address: Calle Avila 18, Tetuan, Tetuán, 28020 Madrid, Spain

Check In: 14:00 until 00:00

Rates:  20 Euros onwards

Amenities: Air conditioning, Free toiletries, Daily maid service, Free Wi-Fi, Shared kitchen

Things to be noted: There is no capacity for extra beds in the room, pets are not allowed, and cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today! 

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2. Hostel Era 

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Bequeathing you with a chance to stay in the heart of Madrid, Hostel Era is located just 500 meters from Gran Vía. The popular tourist attraction Puerta del Sol is just 10-minutes away from the hostel while the Madrid Cathedral and the Royal Palace too are within a walking distance of 15 minutes. The simple yet modern dormitories, the vibrant and colourful interiors, and the adequately-stacked kitchen makes Hostel Era a hit among backpackers.

Address: San Mateo, 2 - Planta 1, Madrid City Centre, 28004 Madrid, Spain 

Check In: From 12:30

Rates: 13 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Lockers, Luggage storage, Air conditioning, Free Wi-Fi, Shared Bathroom

Things to be noted: Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel as there is no capacity for extra beds in the room, pets are not allowed, and cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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3. Hostel Era Alonso Martinez 

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Your Madrid trip cannot get off to a better start than staying at an air-conditioned dormitory, just a 4-minute walk from Alonso Martínez Metro Station. Hostel Era Alonso Martinez, in addition to providing you with clean and comfortable lodging services, also offers you a lively common area, a communal kitchen with microwave and refrigerator as well as an opportunity to relax and intermingle with other likeminded fellow travellers. Breakfast is included in the stay and the hostel staff ensures that it is served to you piping hot, the first thing in the morning.  

Address: Serrano Anguita, 11, Planta baja, Madrid City Centre, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Check In: From 12:30

Rates: 13 Euros Onwards

Amenities:  24-hour front desk, Heating, Luggage storage, Air conditioning, Free Wi-Fi, Daily maid service

Things to be noted: Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel as there is no capacity for extra beds in the room, pets are not allowed, after check-out, guests may use WI-FI, communal showers and luggage storage until 23:00 for a EUR 5 surcharge per person, and cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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4. Scout Madrid Hostel 

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A funky hostel located in the proximity of the Madrid City Centre as well as the Madrid Airport, Scout Madrid Hostel is a vibrant and quirky space which has been welcoming budget-travellers since 2015. The vending machines, the communal terrace, the well-kept kitchenettes, and the friendly staff make staying here fun. Facilities like conference centre which can accommodate up to 140 guests also makes this hostel popular among business travellers on a budget. The modern and functional design combined with the open spaces and the ideal location make Scout Madrid Hostel a great pick to stay in Madrid.

Address: Entre Arroyos 19bis, Moratalaz, 28030 Madrid, Spain

Check In: From 13:00

Rates: 15 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Terrace, Garden, Air conditioning, Complimentary Breakfast

Things to be noted: All children are welcome, pets are not allowed, and cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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5. Casa de Huéspedes Cuenca 

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Nestled in the district of Arganzuela in Madrid, Casa de Huéspedes Cuenca is a quaint little guesthouse which promises you of an economic price, quiet and clean environment, and all the basic amenities to make your stay relaxed and memorable. Located close to the Metro Station in a safe and quiet neighbourhood, this accommodation option is great for people who wish to spend most of their time exploring the city.  Since all the rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, desk, TV and fan, you can rest assured that you will be able to live here comfortably. 

Address: Plaza Beata María Ana Jesús, 6, Arganzuela, 28045 Madrid, Spain

Check In: 12:30 until 00:00

Rates: 30 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Wardrobe/Closet, Luggage storage, TV, Heating, Shared Bathroom, Free Wi-Fi

Things to be noted: One child under 6 years stays free of charge when using existing beds, there is no capacity for extra beds in the room, and pets are not allowed. 

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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6. I Love Madrid Hostel 

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A top-rated and much-sought-after option to stay in Madrid among budget travellers and backpackers, I Love Madrid Hostel is a quirky space located right on the Puerta del Sol. Due to its convenient location, quite a few of Madrid’s popular tourist attractions like Plaza Mayor lie within walking distance of the place. The owners are super-polite and helpful and are often known to arrange personal tours for the patrons. The simple yet clean rooms, the friendly staff and the well-kept shared kitchen promise you of a comfortable stay at the I Love Madrid Hostel.

Address: Calle de la Victoria 2 1º Derecha, Madrid City Centre, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Check In: From 12:00 until 00:00

Rates: 15 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk, Air conditioning, Lift, Bar

Things to be noted: All children are welcome, pets are not allowed, and cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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7. RC Miguel Angel 

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The simple, modest dorms of RC Miguel Angel are located in central Madrid, just a street away from Puerto de Sol. All dorms feature bunk beds with clean linen and have shared bathrooms. In addition, there are vending machines that sell coffee and soft drinks as well as locker facilities. The convenient location of this hostel ensures that there are plenty of sightseeing options, shops, bars, restaurants, and cafes located nearby. 

Address: Plaza de Celenque, 1 4 Izq, Madrid City Centre, 28013 Madrid, Spain 

Check In: From 13:00

Rates: 17 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Airport shuttle, Free Wi-Fi, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Lift, Heating, Luggage storage, Laundry

Things to be noted: All children are welcome but there is no provision for children’s cots, cribs, or extra beds, pets are not allowed, and cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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8. Hostal Casa Bueno

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A guesthouse that offers excellent access to the shops and entertainment of Gran Via, and is surrounded by restaurants and bars, Hostal Casa Bueno is a reasonably-priced accommodation option that is often termed by visitors as value-for-money. Despite being located in the busy area of the city, this hostel boasts of a tranquil and a serene vibe that is perfect if for those looking for a relaxed and a laid-back lodging experience. The friendly management, the accommodating staff, and the well-maintained rooms add to the attractiveness of this place. 

Address: Fuencarral 10, 4ª Planta, Madrid City Centre, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Check In: From 13:00 until 23:00

Rates: 35 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Non-smoking rooms, Air conditioning, Lift, Heating

Things to be noted: One child under 3 years stays free of charge when using existing beds, there is no capacity for extra beds in the room, and pets are not allowed.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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9. Hostal Alonso

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With balconies facing the main street which offer you views of the complete neighbourhood, Hostal Alonso is perfect for travellers who love staying in busy, bustling areas. The modest rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi while the heated rooms also come with additional facilities like a flat-screen TV and a fan, in addition to free Wi-Fi. Other amenities offered in this hostel include a shared lounge and a vending machine.

Address: Espoz y mina, 17 3º, Madrid City Centre, 28012 Madrid, Spain 

Check In: From 12:00

Rates: 35 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Non-smoking rooms, Vending Machines, Air conditioning, Lift, Heating

Things to be noted: There is no capacity for extra beds in the room and pets are not allowed.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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10. Woohoo Hostal Madrid

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All the rooms and dormitories at Woohoo Hostal have private or shared bathrooms and are equipped with a TV, reading lamps and lockers to rent. The friendly staff helps you with information about what to see and do in Madrid. They also organise regular excursions and activities. The guest house also has a shared lounge area with a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. If you are too tired to do that, you can also head to any of the restaurants and cafes in this neighbourhood as there are plenty of options here. 

Address: Concepción Arenal, 6 - 3º, Madrid City Centre, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Check In: From 14:00

Rates: 35 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk, Air conditioning

Things to be noted: There is no capacity for extra beds in the room and pets are not allowed.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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11. Mola Hostel

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Mola Hostel features rooms that have bunk beds with curtains on every bed as well as a socket. The rooms are decorated in warm colours and that adds to its funky vibe and makes it a great place to chill and unwind. The top-notch facilities, the friendly owner, and the well-organised rooms ensure that your stay at this hostel is a comfortable one. The ample number of amenities like showers, free Wi-Fi, and super-delicious breakfast act like a cherry on the cake. 

Address: Atocha 16, Madrid City Centre, 28010 Madrid, Spain

Check In: From 15:00 

Rates: 19 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Air conditioning

Things to be noted: No capacity for extra beds in the room, pets are not allowed, and cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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12. The Hat Madrid 

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Cosy and fluffy beds, squeaky-clean floors, a quaint roof-top terrace, and wonderful views await visitors at The Hat Madrid hostel. The delicious breakfast, the piping hot coffee, and the pretty interiors add to the beauty of this hostel while the good storage space is an added bonus. Usually crawling with solo travellers, this is also a great place to meet fellow travellers and tourists. The central location of the hostel ensures that there are plenty of clubs, pubs, and hangout places in the vicinity of this hostel. 

Address: Calle Imperial, 9, Madrid City Centre, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Check In: From 15:00 until 00:00

Rates: 20 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, Restaurant, Facilities for disabled guests, 24-hour front desk, Air conditioning, Terrace

Things to be noted: No capacity for extra beds in the room, pets are not allowed, and cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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13. Pensión Lemus 

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The Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen Museums lying within a 20-minute walk from the Pensión Lemus make it a popular choice to stay in Madrid when travelling on a tight budget. Also, many restaurants and lively bars in the vicinity of this neighbourhood add to its popularity among young travellers. The spacious rooms with heating, hot water, top-class service, and other amenities like TV and air-conditioning are some of this hostel’s features that are worth-mentioning. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay right in the heart of Madrid, this one is a great option! 

Address: Hortaleza, 7 1º Izquierda, Madrid City Centre, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Check In: From 16:00 until 23:00

Rates: 22 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Family rooms, Internet services

Things to be noted: No capacity for extra beds in the room, pets are not allowed, and cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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14. D´Hostel Madrid 

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Bed with curtains to ensure privacy, big and clean bathrooms, welcoming lighting, and helpful staff give D´Hostel Madrid a feel of a comfortable abode in the heart of Madrid. Since it is located quite close to the city centre and metro station, majority of tourist attractions of the city are easily accessible from this hostel. The well-equipped kitchen, the comfy sofas, and the huge helpings of breakfast further amp up the attractiveness quotient of this place. Another plus point is that the staff is fluent in English too. 

Address: Luis Vélez de Guevara ,10, Madrid City Centre, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Check In: From 14:30 until 23:30

Rates: 16 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Air conditioning

Things to be noted: Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type, children cannot be accommodated at the hotel, and pets are not allowed.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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15. Open Hostel

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Walls adorned with world maps, ceilings decorated with dreamcatchers, plenty of wall-art, graffiti, and embellishments make Open Hostel a huge hit among the youngsters. The slightly hippish vibe and super-cool staff add to the popularity while the convenient location and the calm surroundings make it ideal for all types of travellers. This hostel boasts of spacious and well-kept rooms, comfy lounges and huge bathrooms. At Open Hostel, you are treated more like family members than guests! 

Address: Calle Infantas, 44, Madrid City Centre, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Check In: From 14:30 until 23:00

Rates: 18 Euros Onwards

Amenities: Airport shuttle, Free Wi-Fi, Non-smoking rooms, 24-hour front desk, Lift, Heating, Luggage storage, Laundry

Things to be noted: Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type, children cannot be accommodated at the hotel, and pets are not allowed.

To enjoy a memorable and cheap stay in Madrid, book this hostel today!

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Live like a hippie while enjoying the comforts of a luxurious hotel without emptying your bank balance at these hostels! What are you waiting for? Book today!

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