I slept very good,People were kind, The shower was perfect, The place was clean,I felt safe, the location is excelent! what else can you ask for less than 40 euros per night? perfect!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Was good choice of central location. Easy bus and Metro connection.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small & old, ok location, good service"
The hotel is in a good tourism location - close to the castle and city squares. The hotel is quite old and out-dated. The hotel doesn't have free wi-fi and tried to charge for internet access I didn't have, but amended the bill in the end. Ok for budget.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small room but perfect for exploring Madrid"
Was very happy with my stay at Hostal El Pilar - it is very close to the Sol metro station and is within walking distance of all the main attractions in Madrid. It was a great place to base myself for my short stay in Madrid and I was very happy with the hotel. The staff don't speak much English but were pleasant, and the wifi sometimes didn't work […] very well, but the room was cleaned every day and the hotel is very secure. Would definitely recommend and would stay again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"lo unico q vale es su ubicacion"
Lo unico q vale, es su localizacion, oscuro de luz natural, antiguo en buen estado y ellos amables, calidad precio me parece caro, pero hay q pagar el sitio, es iniguanableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quarto minúsculo e com cheiro horrível."
O hostal é velho, o meu quarto (single) era minúsculo, com cheiro horrível. Tive que desligar o ar condicionado porque o cheiro de queimado que saía dele era insuportável. O aspecto do quarto era que ele não era limpo. Embora existisse internet, ela não funcionava. A única coisa elogiável era a localização, próxima da Puerta del Sol.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Pero en bastante mal estado. Creo que las personas del hotel deberían límpiese u poco más y deberían tener internet de mas vGenuine Expedia guest review
"Muy bonito todo, buena localizacion, buen personal"
Muy amable el personal del hotel, todo muy bien. Muy bien, muy bienGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotellet er ren, med alle faciliteter, venlig personale, men egnet mest for yngre menneskerGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Tre*** var 2 annars bra Stenhårda sängar dock!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hostal muy céntrico."
Muy buen hostal si la idea es estar cerca del centro de Madrid,tener un lugar donde dejar el equipaje,descansar un poco y darse una ducha.El personal fantástico y muy servicial.Mi habitación daba para el interior del edificio por tanto no escuché nada durante la noche salvo alguna cañería que otra en momentos puntuales ya que es un edificio antiguo […] . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
通りに面した入口はベルを鳴らさないと開錠してもらえません。そういう点では、セキュリティー面は安心できると思います。ホテルのフロントは３階（スペインでいう２階）にあり、１階はアパートの入り口のような感じで、最初は間違えて入ってしまったと思いました。部屋は必要最低限の設備で、アメニティーは石鹸だけですし、バスルームはやや狭いですが、宿泊だけなら問題ないと思います。コイン式（１ユーロ）のセキュリティーボックスがありました。マドリッドは治安がよくないといわれているため、パスコート等の貴重品はそこに入れて観光に出かけました。スタッフの対応もよかったです。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value, clean and good situated hotel (or hostel...?)"
12/04/14 NL-viajero Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
This hostel was advised by a colleague - who also works for Travel Counsellors. Other customers had stayed there and gave a positive review of the hostel. And so do I. The name 'Hostal' can easily be changed into 'Hotel': you have your private room with private bathroom, air-conditioning in the room and daily housekeeping service (new towels, bed redone) as you might expect from a hotel. Front door is open 24/7 (ring the buzzer - The door is locked due security). It is situated in the middle of Madrid, about 50 meters walk from Metro-station Puerta del Sol. From the airport it takes about 40 minutes by metro and coast 5 euro - get out the metro station situated prox 50 meters from the hostal. Around the corner are some small streets filled with all types of restaurant - from fancy and cheap till South American-style and 'dressed up'. And down stairs next to the hostal you find a restaurant that serves good coffee - (dubble expresso only EUR 1,25 as take-away). And off course, the whole centre of Madrid is one big culinary event, so many restaurants.... I would sure come back to this hostel (or hotel) and recommend it.
"Very good location, nice room"
11/20/14 Alex H Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Located in central madrid at a perfect location. We only stayed one night and had an early flight but the value for the location and for what you pay is fantastic. Everything can be seen by foot, plenty of restaurants around. Only annoyance was the receptionist did not make a mention of breakfast on check in. We didn't care as we had to leave early, before breakfast but it should be a forefront on welcoming.
"in the centre of Madrid"
09/02/14 Carmencita B Cluj-Napoca, Romania
very good location for those who want to visit Madrid , located very ,very near Puerta del Sol is easy to walk for many places of interest , in a very dynamic area is a clean and quiet hotel with nice people at the front desk . the location is very good also for the connection with airport .
"great location in the heart of Madrid"
05/17/14 Schutu Weinfelden, Switzerland
I stayed at the Hostal for 4 nights...it is right next to the Puerta del Sol incl. Metro Stadion. I would recommend to buy a Tourist ticket for the Metro at the Airport. i bought one for 5 days for 26Euro..you can go with that ticket all over Madrid incl. the Airport (great value). It is the best and cheap hostel in the central of Madrid. The staff is friendly and helpful.. Wifi is incl... i would stay there again....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Perfect location !!!"
03/09/14 SeventhWonder Quebec City, Canada
My mother and I stayed at Hostal El Pilar for 5 nights in September-October and it was a really great value for the money. They charge ONLY 55 Euros for a double room and it couldn't be in a better place, 2 minutes walking from la Puerta del Sol. You can visit everything by foot and it's a very pleasant area to be in. Everything was as described on the Internet site and we were pleased with every aspect: our room # 325 had view on the inner yard so there was no noise at all, A/C was working perfectly well, everything was top clean and we had our private bathroom with shower and half-bathtub. Beds were comfortable, housekeeping was done everyday and towels were changed everyday too. A mini-elevator brings you to the reception at the second floor or you can take the 4 flights of stairs, your choice. The welcoming was a little bit cold but always polite. Credit cards are accepted. There is no breakfast included in the price but on the Puerta del Sol, you can grab very tasty pastries at "La Mallorquina" for a cheap price. There are also some machines at the reception where you can buy coffee or soft drinks. Basically, if ever we return to Madrid, we'll definitely reserve again at Hostal El Pilar. Extremely well located, not expensive, comfortable and very clean.
"A great budget hotel if u want to stay in Madrid."
Seriously this is the best and cheap hostel if u wanna stay in the central of Madrid! This hostel located very near from Metro Sol, Plaza Sol also if u wanna go to Plaza Mayor it'll take u about 10-15 minutes walking. The staff are very friendly, good wifi coverage, and if u are shopaholic, this hostel located very strategic near to boutique such as Zara, Bershka, H&M, Pull and Bear and so on. I really recommend this hostel if u wanna stay in Madrid. Price for 1 night cost about 25€.
"Excellent Location. Lots of character. Worth the stay!"
10/27/12 RubenC791 Tampa, Florida, United States
El Pilar is one of those diamonds in the rough. It is right on Plaza Del Sol. It has beautiful, clean, safe rooms. And the building is old and has enormous character and "history". You really feel like you've been to old Spain when you stay here. The party outside rages all night long. And you are literally just steps away from the station and the party. Really enjoyed this place. Highly recommended. Don't miss this one.
"Best choice for Madrid visit"
10/20/12 Piotr_piwar Warszawa, Polska
I think that was the best choice for staying for few days in Madrid. Well priced stay for three people. The room was 4 beds with bathroom with windows to Carretas - the street leading to Plaza del Sol. You have to walk not more than 50 meters to reach the Plaza. To see Madrid we used Metro only twice. Once to get to Santiago Bernabeu, second time to get back. All other places have been visited on foot. Including cable cars in Casa de Campo. Lot's of places to eat around the hostel - both breakfast and restaurants for something bigger. The stuff is helpful and generally they speak english. No problems with basic conversation. I can recommend this hostel to everyone who wants decent place to rest between numerous visits to Madrit's attractions.
"Central to everything!"
10/08/12 erinyoung Boston, Massachusetts
Having lived in Madrid during college, I can say that coming back to visit and staying at El Pilar was a solid choice. The hostel is very easy to find once you get out of the metro and is close to all the sights in Plaza del Sol and nearby. Retiro, the museums and Atoche Renfe are all walkable with a distance of about 25 minutes. The staff is friendly, the rooms are sparse, but clean and well maintained. We had an interior room with a window into the courtyard; noise was low and sleeping was easy. Our room had A/C, which was a bonus for air circulation.
10/05/12 FPRLisbon Lisbon
With a great location, very near of Puerta del Sol, and with a low price the expectations were not so high confirmed by the so so aspect of the reception. However, the staff was very polite and useful, the rooms, although little, were immaculate clean, with TV and wireless, and not noisy at all. A great place to stay at a low cost at the center of Madrid.
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