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Hostal Oriente - Madrid

3 star Hostal Madrid

C/. Arenal, 23 -1 Izda. - Madrid

1-877-662-6988
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Surrounded by wonderful places such as the Teatro Real Theater, or the Almudena Cathedral, Hostal Oriente is a budget central hostal in Madrid, that boasts an excellent location right in the center of the Spanish capital.

Travelers will find this good value for money accommodation in Madrid is the perfect place to enjoy fantastic holidays discovering this Spanish city, being easily reachable from famous sites such as the Palacio Real Palace, Gran Vía Street, and Calle de Alcalá Street. The hostal is also conveniently located near a metro station and within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Facilities offered by the Hostal Oriente include 24-hour reception, TV lounge, complimentary wireless Internet access, and an Internet point, as well as maps and tourist information about Madrid at the front desk. There is no on-site parking.

The hostal does not allow pets or service animals. 
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 305 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Facilities at Hostal Oriente

  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Lift/elevator
  • 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 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.

  • An in-room safe is available for an additional fee

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

Hostal Oriente is also known as

Oriente Hostal
Oriente Hostal Hotel
Oriente Hostal Madrid
Oriente Hostal Hotel Madrid

9.0

Clean

9.3

Location

7.5

Quiet

6.9

Spacious

8.4

Service

Hostal Oriente reviews

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Beautiful newly refurbished room and bathroom with balcony onto pedestrian street. Great location, seconds from Ópera metro stop and minutes to Sol

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

This was a great hotel in its location and the staff were very friendly. It could be a little noisy in the mornings but other than that it was perfectly located for Sol, Palcio Real and the Gran Via.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Portugal

I recommend this hostal,excellent situation,near of metro and many shops and restaurants around,bedroom and wc very clean.Staff was very kind.

7.6 Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Israel

good neighcourhood, close to the Opera, close to te metro. good value for money, friendly staff.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

If, as I did, you only need a place to wash and sleep then this is a great place. The hostal is in an excellent location and very easy to get to with the great Madrid metro. The staff were very helpful and always willing to help, especially Almanda (I am sure that is not how you spell her name) who ALWAYS had a smile. English is not spoken at the Hostal, but if you know a little Spanish as I do then you can get by. Access is by smart car so you can come and go as you please. There was some noise as the hallways do echo and you do hear the doors open and closing but not to the extent that I was kept awake. My only two issues - not complaints - I am 6ft2in and the bed was more like 5ft5in (didn't measure it) and the shower was about 4in wider than me, so not a lot of room to wiggle. All in all a very nice place to stay for the three nights I was there but would not like to stay more that a week in the single room I was in but I would go back.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

It is very comfortable hotel with very good location, it is very good price for that kind of service. All was absolutely good. We've had only one small problem with hairdryer, but it is not such a problem for us.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Amazing location for the price. The TV and air-conditioning worked well. The bathroom was clean but a bit cramped.

7.6 Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Thailand

It depends on the room location.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

very good position in the heart of Madrid, in front of Opera Metro Stop...good and conforteble hostel...book it ;)

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

excellent hostal, in full historic centre, very good finition of the rooms, rooms on the street side give a view but also some noise, rooms on the back no view at all but super quiet

6.9 Fair
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

excellent situation good ratio/price quality

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

This lovely Hostel is placed very handy for the underground and the livlier hotspots. It is in a quieter area though so after a hectic day, then a night out call in for chocolate and churros 5 minutes away from the Hostel, enjoy a stroll back to your comfortable and spotlessly clean room and sleep well. We had a double and a single, next to each other as I asked for and at the back of the building where the only sound was the birds. At a bargain price too. The staff were all very helpful and with my Spanish and their English they managed to help with any enquiries. Highly recommended.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Uruguay

Nice little hostal very well located. clean. Is the third time I went to it. Very recommended

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Nice hotel, well situated, nice staff. We prefered a room with a view on the street. It offers wi-fi but the connection didn't work in our room. All in all, a pleasant place to stay.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • China

very convenince location.I have recommended the hotel to my friends.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Small, friendly, very clean, would definitely stay again. Very central and easy to find, literally 30 seconds walk from Opera metro station. Despite being on a busy street I didn't hear a sound all night.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I was pleasantly surprised that all of the rooms did not face the noisy street where you enter the hotel. The room was extremely quiet.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

great hotel, just at the heart of the city...

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This is a reliable and well maintained hostal in a very central, safe and convenient area. Rooms are small, but so is the price. There is air conditioning, and it's free, but you have to ask for the remote to operate the unit. If you don't ask, you won't get it.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I would recommend this hostal to everyone because is located in the very heart of Madrid, it is very clean, the rooms have all the comforts and the free wi-fi is a great asset.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hong Kong

very clean, quiet place and very good location. we will stay again!!!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Perfect location. The metro subway station is literally right there. The room is nice and clean. The only problem is the noise on the street. I stayed for 5 nights. Got 2 absolutely quiet nights and slept lliked a baby. The other 3 nights, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, there were people talking, and joking around throughout the whole night. It was hard to fall asleep.My room was facing the plaza. Not sure if the noise on the street would be an issue at the other side of the building.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • PS

It is in the heart of a historical area and is highly recommended for those like to tour on foot

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

Excellent location, worthwhile for short stay. But the room is too small, and the amenity is not good.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

It was perfect place to stay to sightseeing. Especialy cleanliness was amazing and staffs were kind enough

3.9
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

Location is excellent. Only 30 seconds from subway Opera station. Space is very small.

7.9 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Brazil

great hotel, really nice staff, i'd go again for sure!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • India

fabulous location, just 5 - 10 minutes from some of the most sought after places in mAdrid. great rooms, very clean and spacious. i ended my 3 week trip to spain in madrid and the hostal was the icing on the cake. loved it. highly recommend.

6.7 Fair
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • China

Location is excellent. Room is small. Wifi is terrible.

7.6 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Cyprus

The location of the Hostal is excellent ! Near the Puerta del Sol Square and the Metro Station - Opera. Also it is a walking distance to the Palacio Real and the Plaza España. Calle Arenal, where it is situtated, is a pedestrian street with a nice vibe and full of restaurants and caffeterias and lots of shops !

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

This is the second year I stayed here. Great location, close to Metro and tourist areas. Many cafes nearby. Frindly staff. Had no problems with wifi access on the second floor. The room was small but OK for sleeping, had AC and flat TV. Shower is very small for bigger persons.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very nice hotel in the centre of Madrid. As soon as you walk out of the main entrance you are in a pleasant avenue with many shops and full of people. The hotel is clean and quiet. It doesn't offer many other services though (eg no breakfast). I really liked it :)

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Great location right opposite the Opera metro. Easy to get to from the airport. Just a 5 minute to the centre of Madrid and 2 minutes from the Royal Palace. LOts of cafes nearby for breakfast-no dining room at the hotel. Rooms cleaned daily. Overall very good value for money.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Africa

Hostal Oriente was a wonderful surprise! Rooms neat and pretty as a picture. Quiet too - at the back. Great value for money. Excellent location -within walking distance of the Royal Palace, the Market de San Miguel, Palza Mayor and many other attractions. Metro very close by and 24 hour supermarket directly opposite the hostal. Elevator so no lugging suitcases up stairs. Staff friendly but do not speak much English. Would recommend this to any traveller on a budget.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

Very good hostal; a bit noisy on the street early in the morning when people who has gone out bought something in the shop at the opposite of the hostal. Employers of the hostal are very helpfull. Happily they speak english. We could leave our luggage the last day at the hostal (our plane left at 19.20 hours). If we go again to Madrid we'll choose the same hostal!

7.4 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Malaysia

Well, the main staff could not really speak English which is not a big deal, it is just like Spain. The rooms were really clean and towels changed everyday. The metro station "Opera" is right in front and overall the metro system though thoroughly in Spanish language, is truly user friendly.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Excellent location right outside the Opera Metro stop. Easy access to all the major attractions. Very quiet even though the hostal is on the main square. Clean and comfortable. Take a day trip to Toledo or Segovia!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great location, very clean, helpful staff. Highly recommended.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Great hostal. Right outside Opera metro station, very easy to find and well connected. It's at the quieter end of c/Arenal, so not as noisy as I expected at all, in fact I found it to be quiet at night. (Other than, for example, hostels further up in Arenal where there is a large and busy nightclub) The place is very clean, and my room was as described. Compact, but with brand new furniture and well-equipped bathroom. Great shower, by the way. All the staff were very friendly, and there were always ladies cleaning, it was spotless. Although I would say that they are noisy when cleaning - this was around 10.30am though, so not too early. (Unless you've been out all night, of course!)The man on reception was very friendly and efficient, although I get the impression he doesn't really speak English. (I spoke in Spanish anyway, so I'm not 100% sure) The price is also good for what you get. There are a couple of cheaper places, but they are nowhere near as friendly and clean as this place. Overall, it was a good experience, and I'd definitely stay again.

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

I enjoyed my stay in this hotel. The room was small and noisy (you can hear the other guests in the hotel) but clean. Excellent location. Free WiFi internet. Friendly staff but keep in mind some staffmembers don't speak English.

6.9 Fair
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

small, clean room, good TV set, excellent shower. Not for late sleeper. Poor acoustic isolation (could hear guest nextdoor coughing). After 10:00AM sleeptime is over. Doors banging, voices, vacuum cleaner, you name it.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

the location of the hotel is excellent: well positioned in the city centre, close to the Metro station and walking distance from mayor attractions. the room was clean, spacious enough for a couple and the staff was cordial. Extremely good price-quality.

5.9 Ordinary
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Little room but convenient for a short trip in Madrid. Well located.

7.5 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Great location

7.4 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

the hotel is very closed to the main city attractions that can be easily reached and to the metro station. The room was quite small, but in any case very clean and with silence, the window opened on a closed space so that no street traffic disturbed me. The persons at the reception have been very kind and available for information and in helping me. I suggest this hotel, it is located in the centre near puerta del sol, the real palace an the cathedral. I will surely stay in this hotel next time I go to Madrid.

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

There were 2-points regretable. 1. Wireless internet was only available in the public area, could not access in the room. 2. It was prohibitted to keep hot water in the bath tub, I could take only shower.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Very well located and super clean. No problems.

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Arab Emirates

We booked this hotel for 3 nights it was the perfect location. In plaza Izabel II where Opera metro station just few steps from the hotel, under the hotel you can find Mcdonalds , pizzarea... In the area you can find all kinds of restaurants all of them offer breakfast (because the hotel doesn’t). Plaza Del Sol is 5min walk from the hotel as well plaza De Mayor, Cathedral of the Almudena and the Palacio Real… The hotel room was clean, warm with nice decoration but the rooms are v. small and has everything you need.

7.3 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

Location was the best, and price was very reasonable.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Venezuela

Excellent location, very clean hotel, confortable, good price. I recommend it

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Greece

Great location,metro station opera just outside the hotel.Friendly stuff.I had a small but nice and very clean one bed room on 2nd floor.Was quiet, too.I would stay again!

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The doorway into the shower stall may be too narrow for a large person. I asked for a quiet, interior room away from the street noise - and got it. The subway entrance is just a few steps from the hostel entrance. A bar across the street is handy for breakfast. The hostel is very close to Puerta del Sol.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

this hotel is very nice! Stuff, location, cost is excellent! I would like to stay here if I visit Madrid.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

For traveling as a single person; Location for accessibility and hostel services awesome. Although, would like to have had more space.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We really enjoyed this hotel. It is great value for the money, and the location was perfect. The rooms are small, but for the price, we were very happy. We liked it so much, that we booked another night before the end of our holiday

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

Simple but very good Excellent Location , Better than a hotel!!very private and clean!!

7.8 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

A friendly, small hotel, with a great room and property location. Staff helpful but conversing in English was difficult. Arrived late and finding the door to the hotel was a problem, hotel is in a large block with reception on 1st floor. Area is very central but due to the building of a new subway link very noisy/dusty from early morning. Rooms in front of hotel had this noise plus late night/early morning revelers. I would return again but ask for a room at the rear of the hotel. Also next time will be easier to find :-). Great value..

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

this hotel is well centered in Madrid, located between Plaza de Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Oriente and really near to Opera metro station. I was in a single room, it was small but nice and very clean. Wi-Fi internet connection works fine.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

As our last stop in our 3 weeks trip in France & Spain, Hostal Oriente in Madrid was our home for 3 wonderful nights (Aug 6 – Aug 9, 2010). We had a double room for 65€/night on the 2nd floor and have chosen this hotel/hostel for its amazing location and some really good reviews. Needless to say, it proved to be exactly what we needed to finish our incredible odyssey through France & Spain on a high note. GOOD: The location is simply outstanding with all the major Madrid sights within walking distance. The Opera Metro is at your door steps and the Palacio Real is only 5 min away on foot. The room was very clean and we enjoyed the setup of the lounge within the huge apartment divided in the various hostel rooms. The rooms are definitely hotel quality with all the regular comforts (except a fridge). The key card opens not only your door, but also the 2nd floor apartment door and the main entrance door which gives you a sense of security that no one can get in this hotel uninvited. BAD: The AC (even though it had a quiet setting) was positioned slightly above my side of the bed blowing directly onto me (fortunately it has some sort of direction swing which alleviated some of the draft during the night). The first receptionist did not speak a word of English, but I managed to get some information regarding parking. The safe available in the room costs 1€ per use (each time you close it) so we chose not to take “advantage” of this money grab. The free Wi-Fi in the room was convenient, but it was not available during the night. PARKING: Driving to the hostel can be very frustrating especially as it is actually located on a pedestrian walkway, but on which cars are allowed to travel for a short portion. Finding parking in central Madrid is even worse and the prices are the most expensive in Spain. The receptionist directed me to a nearby private underground lot on Calle de la Escalinata (open 7am to 11pm only) where we ended up paying 22€/day.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

I must say that I had an incredible time at Hostal Oriente. The best thing of this Hostal is obviously the location: just two steps from the Opera Station, in one of the main streets of Madrid's center (Calle Arenal), less than five minute walking from Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. Good souvenirs' stores on the surroundings and lots of restaurants and bars that gave me plenty of options to eat anytime I wanted. All in all, I had a great time at Hostal Oriente. As I was traveling alone, I can't complain about the room's space. Finally, the only problem is the air conditioner, that could be a little stronger - but that wasn't really a problem, once I didn't have any trouble to sleep.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great location, close to Metro and tourist areas. Many "cafes" nearby. Frindly staff. Had no problems with wifi access on the first floor. The room was small but OK for sleeping, had AC and flat TV. Shower is very small for bigger persons.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

fantastic location. free internet. even in june/july there was no problem with computer access.

5.7 Ordinary
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Too many women hairs on the pillow and in the shower!

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hong Kong

The room is tiny, but, it provided all the basic stuff. Considering the excellent cleaniness and the excellent location, this is a very suitable choice for budget travellers.

7.8 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Brazil

Is so near to downtown in Madrid and is a securit place too. The only problem was the smoke smeal into the room because was so strong and the bath that was so small and I had problems to take shower, but the rest of things was good.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Lack of competence: None of the employees could speek english. They managed by taking a telephonecall to somebody speeking english

7.6 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellent budget hotel. The only drawback is the non-existent sound proofness.

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

Very nice and convenient hotel in the center of Madrid (near Royal Palace). It offers free internet connection but no breakfast, anyway there are a lot of bars in the surroundings. Also El Corte Ingles stores are very near.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The hotel is not an hotel, but a hostal. It has not got any commun spaces, the room was clean, but there were many strange noises at night. The strong point is the location which is in the heart of the city: wonderful!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We were worried about staying here as we thought it would only be a step away from a Hostel but it was absolutely fantastic. It was spotlessly clean, the décor was lovely throughout and the room was well equipped, modern and had a lovely french window looking onto the street below - great for people watching! The common facilities were good, vending machines etc and the free internet access was a good touch. The staff didn't really speak English but they were very friendly and we managed to be understood just fine. The best thing about the hotel though is the location - right in the heart of old Madrid, seconds away from the Palace, Puerta del Sol and Plaze Mayor etc and surrounded by great restaurants. After our initial worry this hotel couldn't have worked out better for our 3 night break and I would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the heart of the city while remaining on a budget.

6.3 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Good position in the centre of Madrid, very clean and organized rooms. Wonderful permanence!

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We were in three different rooms; the last one was next to a general bathroom and you could hear the shower or toilet flushing. The bathroom ventilation in this last room was very poor.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Philippines

Great location, very near a Metro station. Staff was friendly and finds a way to communicate with you in English. My only beef was the rather lacking room (no minibar!). But over-all, nice place. I'd stay here again given the chance.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

It^s a really nice place. The service provided is excellent. The rooms are very clean. It^s very well located.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Well located hotel in pedestrian precinct. Nearby taxi rank, but you won't get dropped off at the door (an unassuming entrance, shared with apartments. Heavy if you're frail). Functional lift. Some construction work (when we stayed) and street nightlife means noise must be kept out with effective double glazed windows. Effective heating. Comfortable beds. Clean and functional bathroom. Wifi in room (101). Staff have very limited English, but are helpful. I enjoyed my brief stay here and am returning in a few weeks.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

I travelled with a friend and we shared a twin room at the Hotel Oriente. Staff were very welcoming, rooms very clean - the beds were made and new towels put out daily. Location is FANTASTIC!! Very central and right by the metro station. Price was great. For a city break in Madrid would definitely recommend this hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

Excellent location, within three minutes walk to Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real or Puerta del Sol and 15-20 minutes walk even to Prado. Very clean. My room was on the small side but quite all right for one who spent one's time running about Madrid. Only Spanish TV channels, which was fine by me. The walls were not exactly soundproof but things were suprisingly quiet at night. Altogether, a very decent hotel, and very good at the price

6.6 Fair
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Philippines

The door is noisy when opening. Ventilation hard to regulate. Staff not knowledgeable of basic services like where DHL, Fedex or the likes are.

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Very clean, close to underground station. I would recommend it!

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay so much that we booked another night at the end of our trip. We were surprised by the spaciousness of the 1st room we had; but we checked-in early the 2nd time around and got a much smaller space. Beds were firm; water pressure was strong in shower and hot water was good. The desk staff is very kind. Although they speak no English, one of the cleaning staff does and is happy to help. The location could not be better. Special note: although Calle Arenal is a pedestrian zone don't let cab drivers tell you that they have no access! We can't wait to return!

5.1 Ordinary
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Noisy and small hotel in great location

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Fantastic location, between Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, on a lively but not noisy street. Fantastic price, too. The hotel is basic but perfectly ok. My room was small but not absurdly so, and very clean. The bath was newly renovated. It was fairly quiet. There were many students staying (perhaps long-term, too?), which made for some loud talking in the hallways but nothing worse than that. Some music students practised violin in their rooms, but since they were very good that was not a hardship. No breakfast, but plenty of cafes on the street. There is wifi, and if you're lucky you can get it in your room; otherwise, in the lounge. I have no complaints and hope to return.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

A very affordable and pleasant hotel situated right next to Opera metro station, and only 10 minutes from La Latina. Staff are very pleasant and helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

I stayed in Oriente for 2 days. It is really beyond my expectation, big and clean room, newly decorated, and very nice location. Almost all the sites can be reached by walk. I will stay there next time when I visit Madrid.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Helpful pleasant staff, clean,comfortable and a fantastic location. Would stay there again anytime. We really enjoyed our stay at Oriente.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

I found this place on the web: needed a hotel to stay for 2 nights with my mother. Since we planned on sightseeing non-stop, we were concerned with finding a place at a convenient location, that was clean, safe and inexpensive. We found it! The Oriente is perfectly located a stone's throw from the Opera metro station, there are multiple neighborhoods and attractions that are within walking distance. The place is a lovely, renovated, old building with an elevator. It has a lot of green and modern amenities that I did not expect: lights on motion detectors, card key access to the street entry and every floor, etc. It is a little noisy due to being right at the entrance of the pedestrian zone, and there is currently construction at the Metro station. But i could not recommend this place more highly. It was perfect, and even my somewhat uptight mother did not have a complaint :) btw - the staff there are incredibly nice, and they even return email!

7.7 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

The hotel is perfect for long and short stays. Room and services are excellent. But cleaning ladies make much noise very early in the morning and you can loudly hear when your neighbour is having a shower... which is a bit annoying late at night. The rest (location, service, etc.) is perfect. 8/10 overall! :)

7.3 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

Hotel location is very good.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Loved the location. Got a balcony room. Very near to two metro stations and SOL connects to most of places. 5 minute walk from Palace. Right on shopping street, so feel like you are in action. Access to ATM, Pharma or QuickBytes were never a problem. Seemed very safe. Even though the main staff could not converse in english, but they were very-very helpful. Always eager to help. Let us use the microwave for our kid food.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The cleanest hotel I've ever stayed at!!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very good hotel, Come out of Opera Metro station and the hotel is just infront of you.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Located 1 block from Opera Metro stop. Walking distance to Puerta de Sol, Plaza Mayor & Palace. Great location. Hostal was clean and quiet. Opera Pizza next door. Shopping nearby. Flamenco a few blocks away at local Theatre. The room was small but was perfect for me as I don't hang out in the room. Had a single bed, desk with chair, closet, safe and private restroom. Perfect for me! One small issue - I reserved room with American Express but had to use Visa to pay as they do not accept American Express.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Really perfect hotel, spotlessly clean, absolutely basic, with a fantastic price to boot. Nothing more or less than needed. Staff speak no English, but were very patient, and attempting the local language adds to the experience. Reception is 24-hours. Location perfect - very easy to find, on a pedestrian street just off Sol, the absolute centre-point of Madrid. Was in a back room which had little natural light but no noise. Would advise you turn on aircon when you don't want to sleep as it blows onto the head of the bed, but can be quite hot and stuffy without. No breakfast included. Great value for money. Would unhesitatingly recommend and return.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Excelente bienvenida y personal muy amable.Habitaciones muy bien distribuidas y aisladas. Absolutamente recomendable.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

fantastic location, lovely hotel, great and helpful staff and at an affordable price. A jem. The only thing to be warned about is that the rooms are on the small side but that's alright if all you want to do in them is sleep at night. The hotel is very close to the Plaza Mayor and within walking distance from the three musea, the Prado, the Thyssen Bornemissa and the Reine Sofia. Wonderful

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

The nearest hotel, close to the metro station opera, not far away to plazza mayor and puerte del sol. Nice room, people welcoming even if only two persons could speak english.. There is wifi in the rooms.

7.6 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Good value for the money. Very small room, but very clean and well-maintained. Good location close to sights in the old city. Steps from subway.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Very nice!

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

A good service.

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Room Details

Hostal Oriente offers 34 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Gran Via visit. Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Rooms also include air conditioning and safes.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hostal Oriente

By airplane From Madrid Barajas International Airport:
At the airport take the metro line 8 towards Nuevos Ministerios and get off at Nuevos Ministerios; then take the metro line 10 towards Puerta del Sur and get off at Alonso Martínez; and finally take the metro line 5 towards Casa de Campo, get off at Opera and proceed on foot.

Distances from Hostal Oriente

Mosaic International Institute - 0 km / 0 mi
Plaza de Isabel II - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Royal Theatre - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Joy Madrid - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Convent de las Descalzas Reales - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Royal Monastery of the Incarnation - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Plaza de Oriente - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Mercado de San Miguel - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Plaza Mayor - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Plaza de la Villa - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Monastery of Corpus Christi las Carboneras - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
City Hall - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Plaza de Callao - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
St. Michael's Basilica - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Puerta del Sol - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hostal Oriente is Madrid (MAD-Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas) - 13.1 km / 8.2 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 kilometre.