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Hostal El Pilar - Madrid

2 star Hostal Madrid

Calle de las Carretas, 13 - Madrid

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 70 .25
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Hostal El Pilar is conveniently located right in the historical and cultural center of Madrid, by the famous Puerta del Sol square. Built in the 19th century, this good value for money accommodation is situated just a short stroll from the major sites, and train and metro stations, as well as many restaurants, cafes, and bars. It is the ideal place for travelers who want to make the most out of their holiday in the Spanish capital. The property offers welcoming staff, 24-hour reception, heating and air conditioning, TV room, and coffee machines. The property facilities will make your stay at El Pilar guesthouse very comfortable and relaxing while enjoying Madrid’s popular attractions and its surroundings. The establishment offers free wireless Internet access throughout the building. Pets and service animals are not allowed.
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Guest Rating 7.6 Good
Based on 66 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Single room. Tiny but had everything I needed. Clean. Excellent location right b...

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Facilities at Hostal El Pilar

  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • 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.

Check-in: after noon.

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.

Hostal El Pilar is also known as

Hostal El Pilar
Hostal El Pilar Hotel Madrid
Hostal El Pilar Hotel

8.0

Clean

9.0

Location

6.2

Quiet

5.8

Spacious

7.5

Service

Hostal El Pilar reviews

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

The rooms are a bit noisy but I mean it is downtown Madrid. They are also pretty small rooms but I did not spend a bunch of time in the room so it was alright for me. They did call a taxi for me to catch my 6am flight out which was very nice.

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

My friends and I liked it here and would recommend it highly. OK, the owners were a little quirky, but the central location could not have been better for where we wanted to be. Essentially, you can pretty much leave the 'Sol' metro station and fall into bed. Excellent value with a welcoming cafe next door.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Madrid is the city that never sleeps so if you request a balcony, be sure to bring earplugs. Ask for a room away from the maids closet or you will be awakened by the staff preparing for the day. The hostel is in a perfect location and as a single woman traveler, I felt perfectly safe. La Soberberia and The Museo de Jamon are two perfect places to grab food. The rooms are spotlessly clean and the front desk staff is awesome! I will stay here again on my next trip to Madrid.

6.2 Fair
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

OK for a single guy running around Madrid center. Not set up for a business center.

6.7 Fair
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

The location the hostal is very good, because the position is in the centre of Madrid. The room is small, in particular the bathroom is very, very small. And also the environment is very noisy.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

A very nice place.It was my first time I stayed at Hostal El Pilar and I hope I will return there many times.As I traveled alone my a room was single.A small one but very comfortable.El Pilar has a beautiful location at the center of the city and is near of La Puerta del Sol.I am very glad and recommend it to everyone who plans a journey to Madrid.

6.8 Fair
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hungary

The doors close very noisily, and the walls are thin, so it is very noisy especially at night.

7.4 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Basic but clean hotel, in a really central position

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Turkey

This is the second time for us at this hostal. Next time, again! Yes, no breakfast, but lots of cheap places around for different kinds of breakfast, lunch and dinner. The receptionist was helpful, the map they provided was good enough for our 6-night stay. The hostal is clean and in a perfect location for a tourist, right at Puert del Sol, the liveliest place in the city. The metro station is right there, so is the Madrid tour bus. This time I was here with my parents, 82 and 84 and had no problems what so ever. Very good value for the location and the service they provide. For newcomers, the hostal is on the second floor of the building and the bell for the hostal is put separately and labelled 'El Pilar'

4.7 Ordinary
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

It's a very good hotel for the location, really in the center of the city, but you don't have to have many expectations for the accomodations.

7.2 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Considering it is in a capital city it is reasonable value for money. Hotel is in an excellent location in terms of facilities and transport. Staff were very helpful. The only negative point was the noise in the next room (This was only 1 night). No noise could be heard from the street. Would we stay here again. Yes! We will be in a few weeks when we return to Madrid. For those travellers who dont like noice. Afterall this is Europe. Buy some ear/plugs. I use them everynight. Regards Shauna & Claude, Australia.

5.9 Ordinary
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

My original reservation was for one night, but after my flight was canceled, I returned for a second night. I had two different rooms for this stay then. In the first room, I was able to get WiFi in the room, but in the second, there was no signal. There was WiFi in the hallways, but even though they had a bench there, the lights were motion activated so they wouldn't stay on. Meanwhile, the lobby is quite small with only two chairs. Finally, when I used the buzzer to open the door when I was on the street, they took a while to respond and actually open the door. Still, it's a cheap room and next to Sol, so it's not a bad deal if you're just looking for a place to sleep.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

A perfect place when you want everything near. No luxuary but we got exactly what we needed: a clean and big family room, friendly nice staff and the Internet! Good breakfast at the café on the top corner.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

La camera dava su un cortile interno ed era silenziosa, come avevamo chiesto. Non é un albergo di lusso ma si stava bene. Portarsi il phon e il bagno schiuma perchè non lo forniscono. Il rapporto qualità/prezzo ottimo. Pulito, a buon mercato e a 50 metri da Porta del Sol, il cuore pulsante di Madrid.. Cosa chiedere di più?

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

7.5 Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.6 Ordinary
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

7.7 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

5.4 Ordinary
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.2 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

3.5
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

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7.0 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

7.5 Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Venezuela

7.7 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

7.2 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Venezuela

7.5 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Venezuela

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

5.6 Ordinary
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

3.9
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

2.3
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.3 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.9 Fair
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Venezuela

6.0 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

5.8 Ordinary
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

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Room Details

Hostal El Pilar offers 38 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 22-inch flat-screen televisions. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Puerta del Sol visit. Additional comforts include air conditioning. A turndown service is available. Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hostal El Pilar

By underground The nearest underground stop is Puerta del Sol. By train The closest train stations are Chamartín, Príncipe Pío and Atocha. By airplane Madrid Barajas International Airport is located 20 km/12.4 miles from the hostel.

Distances from Hostal El Pilar

Puerta del Sol - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
El Oso y el Madrono - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Teatro Caser Calderon de Madrid - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Santa Ana Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Teatro Espanol - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Joy Madrid - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Convent de las Descalzas Reales - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Plaza Mayor - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Mercado de San Miguel - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Plaza de Callao - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
San Isidro Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Monumental Theatre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Mosaic International Institute - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Monastery of Corpus Christi las Carboneras - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hostal El Pilar is Madrid (MAD-Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas) - 12.8 km / 7.9 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.