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Hostal Astoria - Madrid

2 star Hostal Madrid

Carrera San Jerónimo, 30-32,5 - Madrid

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 62 .00
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The Astoria hostal is situated right in the heart of Madrid, and its location makes it an ideal starting point for short walks to the most interesting sights of the Spanish capital including the Museum Triangle (Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen museums), Royal Palace, and Puerta del Sol.

The Astoria occupies a 5-story building from 1890, and offers a familiar atmosphere with all the comforts of a modern property including complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access. Some guestrooms offer a sun terrace. There is no onsite parking, but parking is available nearby for a surcharge.

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
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Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
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Facilities at Hostal Astoria

  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Internet/Email services

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 1:00 PM and 11:30 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hostal Astoria is also known as

Astoria Hostal
Astoria Hostal Hotel Madrid
Astoria Hostal Hotel

8.5

Clean

8.8

Location

7.2

Quiet

6.2

Spacious

8.0

Service

Hostal Astoria reviews

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

the room is simple, adequate for single traveller. It would be desirable if newer beds were installed, however I am satisfied with quietness and a/c. All TV channels were in Spanish. Internet access and air conditioned lobby are great.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

This hotel is amazing. It is refurbished to the highest standards (i.e. centralised fitted a/c system), and spotless clean. The staff is also extremely helpful; there is even a public computer and printer to use (and to print those boarding passes for your next trip!). Its location is impeccable: it is on a main street that is both very safe and with excellent transportation offer (both buses and taxis - there is literary a taxi stand outside the door!). It is close to all major attractions (Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, el Prado and Reina Sofia museums, Retiro park, Atocha station). Moreover, even though so central it is very quite in relation to other hostels that you might get in the pedestrial zone (it is on the fifth floor with open views). Its price is great for everything that you get and I would highly recommended to everyone!

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

excellent location for museums and restaurants.Nice balcony on the street side.Bathroom v. clean - background noise from boiler/heating system a bit loud at night - take earplugs if in room 414!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Malta

Very Central. was lucky to have an awesome sun terrace. Would definitely go again. rooms are a bit noise due to being over the main street

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

No fault of the hotel, but a women next to me would start talking very loudly from midnight until 2 am. I will take action next time. The staff were absolutely fantastic. Being desperate for wine, she told me where to find El Cortes Ingles. Though I did not like Madrid, I fell in love with Spanish people and culture. DG Canada

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

It was a bit confusing to find the hotel but the cab driver did. we were close to many places we went to. Restaurants near by and we felt safe. Our room was on the 4th floor and very nice. Yes we would go there again.

7.3 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

Madrid is second time. Hostal Astoria is first time. Near here,there is a same name hotel,I confused. Very conveniennt and cheep,staff is kindness.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

Excellent location, only 5 min walk to Prado, less to Thyssen. Fairly close to Atocha Railway Station, which is convenient for those taking early trains to Toledo or Escorial. Staff competent and friendly. Room exceedingly small (smallest I ever stayed in) but very tidy. May get a little noisy if neighbours happen to be on the boisterous side. Air conditioning perfect. Great value for money

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

1 euro everytime we need to use the safetybox? what's the point? Hotel is well located. the building is facing a very noisy and full traffic street, but we had a room facing interior court, we may be lucky.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great value, excellent location! Near Plaza Santa Ana, museums, etc. Nothing fancy, small room size is standard for large European city. Our room faced into the courtyard and was very quiet. Reliable internet service.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Good location, friendly english speaking staff, room was excellent, quiet, air-con worked well. Don't be put off by the traditional dark staircase/lift. Once insde the hostal is fine.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Czech Republic

This was my first time visit of the hotel Astoria in Madrid. The hotel is well located in waking distance from the main places of tourist interest (Royal palace, Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Galleries, old town). The hotel is located in the fifth floor away from the street noise. It was quiet; however, we were there in middle of May, i.e. before the main tourist season. We would use the hotel again in case of our stay in Madrid. . M.K. Prague, Czech Republic

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

That was the second time I stayed at Astoria. I would certainly stay there at the third opportunity.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I visited Madrid for 3 nights to go to a basketball game and explore the city. Hostal Astoria was perfect as a clean, safe, inexpensive base for my stay and I would definitely recommend it. The staff were friendly and welcoming.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Good service, I recommend it for your holidays

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hungary

Excellent location, the rooms could be a bit bigger. Nice bathroom, but again very-very small.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Thank you very much Astoria - I had a great time there. Sorry I almost left without paying, as I totally forgot your comment when booking that the payment will be taken at the end of the stay I wish you all the best

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

The location of the hotel is great, very close to all major sights in Madrid. Very small rooms but it didn't bother us because they were very clean and very compact. In general for that price it was a good bargain.

7.0 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

The Hotel is good and the rooms cleen even if not very large. the position in center of Madrid is realy good for traveling without metro and bus. The only raccomandation is: never ask for a taxi in the hotel, it comes a car with taxmeter off and the price is terrible expensive. Look for a taxy down on the street it will be cheeper and regular!!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

very good location and very good hotel staff, they can speak english and they are very helpful! although it's very noisy outside of the window, if u close it, it's quiet in the room. this hotel is better than the other one i lived in which is also next to the Sol.

6.5 Fair
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Malaysia

No proper directions given from metro to hotel resulting in having to walk in circles and ended up taking a cab. Room was tiny but clean and comfortable. Helpful and attentive staff

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Mexico

at first I was unconfident when arriving to this hotel, but then I was very pleased with the rooms, facilities and location. very good

7.7 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ukraine

The rooms are quite spacious and good looking as for hostel. Location is great. the only concern is unfriendly girl at the reception.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Perfect stay. Our room was a bit small but had a lovely private terrace

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We had an excellent stay at Hostal Astoria. It's close to all the nearby attractions and the people at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. Nice clean showers, good working air conditioning. The van service to take us to the airport was a bonus. We couldn't have asked for a better stay or service in Madrid. Will advise all friends and family to stay here if the opportunity arises.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

Good relationship between price/quality, I recommend it.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Kazakhstan

Hostal Astoria is for those who want to stay in a good place for less money. I stayed in individual pax which was small but cosy. Employees are friendly, smiley, and competent, and speak English.The location is wonderful. It's only a stone's throw away from Madrid's major attractions and the metro station - Sol.Eat your breakfast at Museo del Jamon on your way to SOL station. Cheap& mmmm absolutely delicious.I enjoyed my stay there and would consider this hostel again.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Excellent hotel, I will return. Near restaurants Puerta del Sol museums and metro.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

Very good location - nearby Plaza de Puerta del Sol, in walking distance to most of the sights. Lots of bars & restaurants in the area. Really pleasent place, facilities and services consistent with www description. Nice place to stay in Madrid.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Very nice Hostal in the best area of the city.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

You cannot have breakfast inside the hotel, but there is a great bakery/patisserie just next to it. Free internet available with public desktops (very handy when the ash cloud scrambles your travel plans...). We booked a normal double room and ended up in a superior double for the same price

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The location of the hostel was very close to the main attractions. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was modern and comfortable. The location of my room was great as you can't hear the outside traffic but the only down side was, being able to hear other people walking into their rooms through the corridor. I would recommend this hostel because it is efficient, fairly close to shops and transport. However, I would of appreciated if there was a mini bar in the room.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Excellent welcome! Nice hostal! It is my third time in this hostal I Will come back!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The location of this hostal is great! It's near the metro, shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing. My husband and I stayed in a superior double room on the 4th floor. It seems like mostly young adults/students stay here. We're in our 50's and it was fine with us. Although we could hear when guests talked outside our doorway and when they walked with heels down the hallway, it wasn't that bad. The computer in our public area was not working 2 of the 3 days but it was working in the public area on the 5th floor. The guest computer was very handy to check our emails and to get directions. I would go back and stay here again.

7.4 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Wonderfull position in the city center. Room cleam and comfortable

7.2 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

When we arrived we were very disappointed to discover that the room had two single beds. The booking site had given the impression that it was a double room, and I had also asked in the comment section for a double bed. This was completely ignored and the reception staff were completely unwilling to provide a room with a double bed. Noise wise, it is in the city centre on a busy street, the room doors are very thin too and our room was right next to the entrance so the buzzer was an issue. However we had earplugs so it was ok - bring your earplugs! Other than that you can't get a better location, all the main sites are reachable on foot, the rooms were clean and basic if very small, the nightlife and restaurants are close by - good value for the price. Would recommend for a budget stay if you don't mind twin beds.

7.7 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

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9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

Nice Hotel for cheap trips. Very frindly. Good price and awesome location. Near everything. Small rooms but clean and good facilities. Free wireless internet.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Estonia

We stayed for one night, booked twin room and got triple room, that was very spacious. Room was very clean. Windows were facing the street, but that wasn't a problem - no streetnoise. Location is superb, less then 5 minutes walk to porta del sol. Since there is a problem with house numbers (some of the buildings have numbers, that can be hard to find and some of then don't have numbers at all), it can be little difficult to find the hostal. Would stay deffenetly again.

4.2 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Very noisy room. The only window look at the elevator shaft! A/C didn’t work properly.

7.8 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

It is very good room.I had been tired so that I was happy and relaxed.

7.6 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very well situated no-frills hotel, good furniture but the room is small. Excellent quality/price ratio.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Perfect hotel cause it was near to the city centre!

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

We spent 6 days in Madrid, and Hostal Astoria is a really good place, nicely located just steps away from Sol, in the very centre of Madrid. The Room was quite spacious, very clean, a bit noising because of the lift, so if you can choose, avoid the room 510, infact the room window faces directly to the lift mechanism. I really suggest this hostal to all my friends and my parents too. It's a real good value for money, and the kind staff change your towels and bed lines every second day!

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

La posizione era eccellente per muoversi nei dintorni sia con i mezzi (MM a 2 passi) sia a piedi. I dintorni sono sempre pieni di gente, negozi, ristoranti e fast food. Si può mangiare a meno di 10 euro un po' dovunque; noi siamo stati al vicinissimo Museo de Jamon (menù turistico incluso dolce circa 8 euro). Le satnze (ne avevamo prenotate 2) ottime ( la matrimoniale un po' piccola, la doppia molto + grande)per il rapporto qualità prezzo. Aria condizionata, phon, bagno con doccia nuovo, tv lcd. Al piano disponibile connessione internet gratuita e macchinette distributore di bevande. Da segnalare che in 3 giorni di soggiorno non ci hanno cambiato gli asciugamani, ma glieli abbiamo chiesti e ce li hanno dati senza problemi. Aperto 24/24H, noi siamo andati via alle 4 AM e loro ci hanno chiamato un taxi puntualissimo. 33 euro per l'aeroporto. Lo consiglierei a tutti.

7.1 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Ukraine

A good value for money. Nice rooms - very nice as for hostel. Excellent surroundings! The only concern - the girl at reception is gloomy and not polite. She spoils total impression from the hostel

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

penso che sia il miglior rapporto qualità/prezzo che si possa trovare: stanza pulita e tranquilla, posizione OTTIMA e tutto corrispondente alle informazioni trovate su internet.

7.6 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Great value property. If returning to Madrid would definitely go back. Rooms small but how big do they need to be? Perfect location and friendly staff.

7.6 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

I would have no hesitation in staying here again, the big plus for Astoria is its central location. On our second visit we were put in a very small room, not suitable for two persons.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Nice hostel.Close to all the main attractions and easy to find by metro.Rooms were small but very clean.Price to quality was excellent.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

The hostel is very central and near the underground. Very easy to reach the main attractions on foot (Plaza Major, museums, night life...). The building entry is old and dark, but our bedroom was homely and the bathroom was clean. Not big but basic. Silent (but our window was on a inner court). Suggested for short time, good relationship price/quality

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

E' LA SECONDA VOLTA CHE DORMIAMO ALL'ASTORIA, E QUESTA VOLTA IL SERVIZIO ERA ECCELLENTE, CAMERA ESSENZIALE, BAGNO CON DOCCIA IDROMASSAGGIO E TERRAZZO AMPIO CON SALOTTINO E TENDA SOLARE(STANZA 413). I NOSTRI AMICI AVEVAMO UNA STANZA AMPIA CON SALOTTINO E BAGNO CON VASCA, QUASI UNA SUITE(STANZA 419). LA ZONA E' POI CENTRALISSIMA VICINO A PUERTA DEL SOL. LO CONSIGLIO SEMPRE AI MIEI COLLEGHI CHE POI CONFERMANO IL CONFORT E LA CORTESIA TROVATI.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Trattasi in effetti di una pensione molto confortevole nella sua semplicità, posta nel centro storico di Madrid e quindi con possibilità di visitare a piedi vari monumenti vicini. Ad ogni modo si trova a circa 100-150 metri da due stazioni della metro. Per me, l'unico vero neo è la mancanza del bidè nel bagno; l'impossibilità di fare la prima colazione si supera data la grande quantità di bar e caffetterie nelle vicinanze della pensione.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Great Location, the floor I stayed on was newly renovated, very clean, great service

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Even if the room I had was small, it was well furnished and clean. Sometimes few noise from others rooms and the corridors. I had an interior room. In general very well located. You can go to main attractives walking and it's not far from Atocha: 20/30 minute walking. There're many pubs and restaurants nerab

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The single room was tiny. but it was clean, had an excellent bathroom, and the location was great. I would definitely stay here again

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Philippines

3 nights the first time, then another 2 nights. Place is centrally located, close to the main tourist sights (Prado, Plaza Mayor, Plaza del Sol, Gran Via, El Rastro, and a selection of the best eating places).

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We had a great stay at Astoria; nice hostal in the perfect place!

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Excellent lieu d'hébergement. Bon rapport qualité/prix. Très simple d'accès par métro. Très proche des musées principaux.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Everyone was very helpful and I had no problems communicating with the staff in English. The staff was also patient with my limited Spanish. Great price for the location. As a single female I felt VERY safe at all times. My only complaint is that the walls were a little thin so I recommend earplugs. I would stay here again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Great hotel and location !

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Chile

Lo unico censurable,fue que el primer dia se hecho a perder el agua caliente y no fue repuesta hasta el dia que nos fuimos.(3 de 4 dias sin agua caliente) Converse con la encargada y le hice notar que habia pagado por un servicio incompleta y que se hiciera la compensacion correspondiente, a lo cual no accedio.

7.0 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

very small room (i was alone) very small window.Staff kind and available.Noise because work in progress in the floor. Very close to the centre of the city.Other hostal are at better price for similar quality.

7.0 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

We were in one of the new rooms on the 4th floor with our own private terrace - all excellent. Generally the hotel is very good value for money - but was spoilt by the sound of the disco from the new adjacent hotel which went on all night saturday and into the early hours sunday and monday nights. We did mention it to reception and they were aware of it - don't know what they can do about it though. Was great having unlimited free internet access at the three terminals in the common areas.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Ireland

We found this accommodation to be excellent - very clean and comfortable and in a great location for looking around Madrid.

7.2 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

The hotel is located near the GranVia and the Nightlife zone. Access to Metro and Turibus is very near.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Hostal Astoria met all of our expectations. Our room was clean, quiet, and had a great view. Although there was 3 people in the room we had plenty of space to store our bags and clothes. We especially loved the shower..it felt like we were at a spa. The front desk employees were very personable and knowledgeable. Overall a wonderful place to stay.

6.9 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Posizione centralissima. Camere tutt'altro che spaziose ma pulite. Complessivamente ci siamo trovati bene e lo consigliamo. L'unico lato negativo è che le ragazze delle pulizie hanno smarrito, inspiegabilmente, un mio capo di vestiario.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Room somewhat small but tastefully decorated and has nice bathroom facilities and a nice balcony.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

La camera era molto carina e pulita,anche se non molto spaziosa.Con la tv grande.Un po'di rumori dalla strada e dalla reception.Ma sopportabili.Eccellente la posizione dell'hotel!

5.6 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

- Hotel and room are clean. - The room #518 is quite small for 2 people. No much space to put the luggages. - The room #518 window is facing a courtyard: a little bit noisy in the nights with people discussion and cooking smell from a restaurant. - The cleaning room service is fine - except for the day before the departure, the bath towels are not changed. - Hotel location is very convenient for moving in the center. - Reception was not able to provide information on trains to Toledo or Segovia. - TV not well tuned to get CNN. No possibility to get TV5 of France.

6.5 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

We really enjoyed our stay in Madrid and in hostal Astoria. The hostal has a very unique location near the Prado museum

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Pleasant low cost hotel. Very well situated for art galleries. Very helpful staff.

1.6
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Although its strategic location near the Prado and generally high rating may seem appealing at first, I would advise everyone to exercise extreme caution when considering staying here. Our experience in Madrid was marred by a frightening experience in an elevator and the subsequent apathy of the receptionists. On the last day of our trip, my family and I found ourselves in a life-threatening predicament when stuck between floors in the hostel’s old and dysfunctional elevator. Panicking at first, we decided to constantly ring the elevator’s emergency bell, as the elevator had no emergency phone. Nevertheless, our efforts to gain help by ringing the bell proved futile, as no one even heard the bell, completely eliminating the sole purpose of an emergency bell. Deciding to then call the hostel from our family cell phone, we found the concierge extremely nervous and incapable of handling the situation in a rational manner, as she refused to call the fire department for any help. Instead, we were forced to wait gasping for breath for about 40 minutes for the hostel’s boss to open the elevator with the key and level the elevator safely. Expecting a simple “sorry” or some other form of an apology after we got out, though, our family instead received a silent, blank stare from both the concierge and the boss, highlighting their carelessness and incompetence. Thankfully, the concierge, at this juncture, spoke English; most of the hostel’s other concierge’s, however, do not speak English. If we had gotten stuck at a time during which no English-speaking receptionist was present, things would surely have been worse. The chance of one finding him/herself in such a quandary is quite high in this hostel, so taking this risk in order to save a few dollars is hardly worth it. Yes, though the rooms are nice and clean, the insensitive and faulty reception is enough to advise others to steer clear of this hostel. And, VENERE must include a cautionary note abou

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Room is good for a single person for a short stay as there is little space, but makes good use of the space available and is very clean. Hotel staff were helpful with questions. Felt very homely for a hotel. In a good location, very close to major attractions.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

This hotel is very well situated , close to calle de Alcala , cibeles , puerta del sol , paseo del prado (museo del prado), museo Thyssen Bornemitza and so on ...

7.1 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Value for money so you do get what you paid for, wifi a bit flaky, particularly down corridor, had to sit in corridor to pick up signal. Slap bang in middle of museum and palace and round the corner from metro station so with metro card can zoom around pretty easily. Bit hard to find as it is in building with 2 other hostels so keep a look out for the smallish sign else you'll shoot by.

5.4 Ordinary
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

price was really good considering period (Xmas holidays). Rooms are too small and noisy.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This is an excellent hotel. At first you may think you made a mistake the entrance to this hotel may make you raise an eyebrow. The entrance and reservation area is not too pleasant at first. They may of been renovating. It is shared with commercial businesses. Yet once you are lead in the direction of your room it is like you are in a whole another place. Rooms are spacious compared to european standards. The room was modern. Bathroom was clean. The balcony was an added touch. I would stay here again. It is convienant to all eateries, shopping, attractions and transportation. I gaurantee you will love it here.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We will say we had a bit of trouble finding it, not knowing it was #30 or #5(it was address 30, floor 5). When we did find it they let us check in early(around 10am) and we got a room on the 4th floor. Yes, there's an elevator(which made me giggle with glee after having an apt on the 5th floor the city before) I didn't realize this was a HOSTAL as venere doesn't mention it, so I was really worried. But once we got to our room I relaxed. It was the best hotel on our stay around spain and the least expensive. Had free internet/computer in the common area, awesome price for a night, soda machine which if you're thirsty enough is a godsend at 1.50 Euro. My boyfriend described the shower as the "Best of his life", it had jets, 2 shower heads & HOT water. We had a flat screen TV, safe, desk, very clean bath, and surprise! our very own private terrace?! yes. In a hostal. I was beyond shocked. I wish we could have stayed more then a night. It was about a block away from Puerta de Sol, the centre of Madrid, metro line is also there. Easy to get around. STAY HERE, its FANTASTIC!(just request the 4th floor as I hear the 5th is under renovations)

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

The Hotel location near the city centre was excellent to locate many of the available things to do in Madrid.We found the Hostal very clean. The price was reasonable (90 euro for a triple room) but our room wasn't spaciousness at all. The bathroom was very clean. Good organization and competence, employees very kind.

2.7
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Very disappointing. First of all it is not a hotel, it is a hostel. The room was very tiny. I have never stayed at a place that small. We only had two medium size suitcases and, believe or not, we did not have space to put them on the floor so that we could open them. The bathroom was very small too. Not too clean. You could find all kinds of hair on the floor and sometimes towels. After taking a shower the water was all over the floor. I am pregnant and to take a shower in that bathroom was a real challenge. I was always afraid that I would slip and fall. The staff was very nice though and location is perfect, which is why we chose this hotel. But it is not worth the money they charge.

7.5 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Taiwan

It's very noicy at night when our next door checked in a couple with 2 kids. Kids made lots of noises at night and we couldn't sleep well because the wall was thin.

5.0 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

It is ideally located. The room should be more spacious for two persons. Tv: only spanish and german. At night, we saw the light around the door: could it be possible to put something around it to avoid this problem (You can get asleep)?

7.8 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Perfetto al centro di Madrid a due passi da tutto. Si era in un'ala totalmente rinnovata con internet gratuito.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

The hotel is idealy situated, close to PRADO museum and other places of interest. Hundreds of bars and restaurants in the surroundings. Rooms have been newly refurbished, ours was very quiet though rather small. I would certainly return to this hotel. However, we asked for a large bed and got twins.

7.7 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This is in Spanish "hostal" not "hotel," but all that seems to me is that it is on the upper floor of a building rather than having its own location. There is an elevator. There are two floors, 5th and 4th. The 4th is newer and more desirable. Cons: walls are paper thin. Beds are very hard, although 4th floor was much better than 5th. They do not offer breakfast, but just go downstairs---there are places every 10 feet. Pros: It has rather modern conveniences for such a modest, tourist class hotel. Flat screen tv, phone, etc. Best of all... FREE wi-fi internet access (computers also available) if you don't have your own is a HUGE advantage for me. Most importantly: Location, location, location. You are in the very heart of Madrid, a block from Puerta do Sol, 2 blocks to Gran Via, an easy walk to the Prado, a little longer but still walkable to Palacio Real. Everything is at your fingertips--it is worth putting up with a little "no frills." Factor in the price with the location and free wi-fi, and it is worth putting up with a "no frills" and some minor inconveniences. The double rooms on the 4th floor are nicer, can even have a terrace, and the price escalates only to 75 euros.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Hostal Astoria is a nice place in the very heart of Madrid - and a bargain for the price. The web-pages did not indicate that the hostal has no facilities for breakfast - but many cafés nearby can be used. Rooms are small but nice and clean.

5.6 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • New Zealand

This hotel is just OK, the rooms are VERY small as is the bathroom. The hotel is central and close to the Metro. We got back to the hotel after a thunderstorm to find 2cm of water in the room (tiled floor), the night guy was very unhelpful, gave me a mop and a bucket and left me to it .. CRAP ! no help no other room , nothing .. wouldn't stay here again.

7.8 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Very nice place

7.2 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

first time to Madrid. The hotel was easy to find and everything was great till night time. It was very noisy as we were above the main street and if it wasn't people going home it was trucks then workers going to work. Unless you sleep heavily or request a room away from the main street wouldn't stay there again

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

The room that I stayed is very clean. Very convenient location. The price/value is excellent. I recommend this hotel to anyone.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great hotel. Quiet rooms.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Una struttura che consiglio a chiunque vuole andare a passare qualche giorno a madrid.la struttura è centralissima.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We would recommend the Astoria, it's in a good central (though touristy) location, and easy to walk around. We were in the refurbished section and the room was small, but clean. The shower and air conditioning worked well and having free internet is good. It's quite basic, would be happy to stay there again.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Sono veramente soddisfatto. Sono partito con mia moglie e tre amici (tutti intorno ai 45 anni) e volevo solamente un posto dove andare a dormire visto che avremmo "girato" tutto il giorno. Invece ho trovato un "hostel" completamente ristrutturato, addirittura con televisore lcd e doccia attrezzata con idromassaggio! Rapporto qualità prezzo assolutamente ottimo. Se a questo si aggiunge il fatto che, sebbene abbiamo fatto l'abbonamento alla metro, in effetti è servito poco, visto che eravamo a cinque minuti da tutto! Non offre particolari servizi e quindi per me è indicato soprattutto a coloro che siano intenzionati a visitare comodamente la città.

5.1 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The room was much much spaller than expected. Also, the room was very stuffy and it was hard to get any air circulation in the room. The AC wasn't strong enough or wasn't working properly. The hallway smelled like smoke even though there are signs saying that no smoking is allowed. Plus side is that they have free internet if you are lucky to be able to use it when it is available. First come first serve for internet. The staff was friendly but not as knowledgeable as I would have liked.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Korea

Please supply one bottle of water for each night. And Please share an internet PC for each person. Thanks!

7.6 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent value. Great location. Easy walk to the Prado in one direction and 15-20 minute walk to Plaza Mayor in the other direction. Our room was an odd shape and badly needed painting but was clean with good beds.

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Room Details

Hostal Astoria offers 26 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers visiting the Puerta del Sol area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes. Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hostal Astoria

By underground
The nearest underground stations are Sol (lines 1, 2 and 3) and Sevilla (line 2), only 150 metres from the property.

By train
The nearest train station is Atocha. From there you can take the underground line 1 and get off at Sol, which is the 4th stop.

By airplane
From Barajas International Airport take underground line 8 until Nuevos Ministerios and change to line 10. Get off at Alonso Martínez where you have to change to green line until Gran Vía stop, and change again to line 1. Get off at Sol.

Distances from Hostal Astoria

Monumental Theatre - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Teatro Espanol - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Ana Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Congress of Deputies - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Prado Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
CaixaForum Madrid - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro de la Zarzuela - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Royal Botanical Garden - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro Caser Calderon de Madrid - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Valle-Inclan Theater - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Museo Naval - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
El Oso y el Madrono - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Puerta del Sol - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Hostal Astoria is Madrid (MAD-Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas) - 12.5 km / 7.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.