Just got back from a weekend stay in Madrid (first week of November) and chose to stay at Hostal Oporto. The location is excellent for its proximity to the shops on Gran Via, Atocha train station and to other attractions (eg. Thyssen Museum next door). The Hostal is located on a quiet street with not much passing traffic and the presence of security guards/police guarding what looked like a governmental building adjacent to the Hostal's entrance makes you feel safe and secure at all hours.
The Hostal itself was a perfect base for a short stay in Madrid:
- Easy check in (Maria Isabel at reception is helpful and very friendly)
- Easy and painless check out (They collect your keys without any trouble upon checkout and will order you a taxi, if needed. They also offer a shuttle service for EUR 9, which picks you up at the Hostal and takes you to the airport directly - v convenient)
- The Hostal is safe and secure (being on the first floor of a rather beautiful period building complete with wooden staircase, large windows and marble flooring when you first enter the front door from street level)
- All rooms are basic but extremely clean and tidy (especially the all important bathroom and shower areas!)
- Rooms are comfortable (there is A/C, a small TV and microwave in the larger rooms)
- Strong wifi connection and it was free and easy to connect to
- Quiet rooms, which made resting during the evenings and sleep at nights comfortable (perhaps this also had to do with the time of year I chose to visit)
- Great value for money and perfect for a short stay (whether on a budget or otherwise)
One slight criticism was the comfort of the single beds:
- The bed could have been firmer, less squeaky and all around more comfortable, as it was quite difficult to sleep at nights, which was a bit of a pain
(I was staying in a single room, but had family which occupied the Hostal's larger room and they had similar complaints about the single beds there, although the quality of the double beds were absolutely fine, were comfortable to sleep in and what you would normally expect from a hotel/hostal)
Would definitely go back to Hostal Oporto and perhaps book a stay in a double room for a little more space and a better bed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We all know the importance of getting enough rest when we travel, both on holiday and on business trips. The Hostel Oporto has always placed special emphasis on guaranteeing the necessary peace and quiet for these moments of rest. The main objective of our hostel is for you to feel comfortable with us and for your stay in Madrid to be within a pleasant environment with all the possible facilities. The Hostel Oporto offers a new information and reservation service which is more comfortable and efficient. We have also chosen to include useful data and tourist information which will guide you during your visit to Madrid. This is further evidence of our commitment to accommodate all those who wish to see our city, offering them a comfortable and clean place to stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Oporto Madrid
- Hostal Oporto Hotel Madrid