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1 room, 2 adults
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4.1 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 48 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.5
  • Service
    4.3
  • Comfort
    3.9
  • Condition
    4.1
  • Neighborhood
    4.6
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
The hotel is really nice and the staff is very friendly, this is one of those rare Madrid hotels still managed and attended by the owner's family, who is always there to welcome the guests. The location of the property is splendid, steps away from Puerta del Sol and very close to the main attractions, the room is fairly big and very clean. Perfect! El hostal es muy bueno y el personal muy amigable, esto es uno de los raros hostales de Madrid donde todavia se encuentra el dueño y su família, siempre simpáticos en la recepción. Además, la ubicación es perfecta a pocos pasos de la Puerta del Sol y cerca de las principales atracciones de Madrid, la habitación tiene un espacio correcto y es muy limpia. Perfecto!
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Mar 29, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Explore Madrid by foot"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Excellent location to explore Madrid by foot. You can reach most of the attractions from that place just walking for 10 - 30 minutes. It is good value for the money. It is not a quiet street at night if the quietness is your priority.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Sep 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Not bad, but not great."
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
When I was searching for hotels, I wanted a hotel that was cheap and in central Madrid. With this hotel, I got that. It was a great price and literally at "kilometer 0" right in the center of Madrid. What I didn't expect was that the hostal would be rather uncomfortable - small, which I expected - but the towels were bricks. Literally - it was painful to dry my body off and impossible to use as a face towel. Also, beware that you will be required to leave your room key at the front desk when you're not in the room - and it's possible that even though the reception desk is technically open 24/7, its likely nobody will be there. And if they are there, they probably won't be able to speak any English. My husband and I had to even search for a map before going out to the city. On the flipside, if you want to be near clubs and bars, this is it. You could hear street noise most of the night - until about 6am or so. That wasn't so bad, but you could also smell the cigarette smoke coming through the windows - being pregnant, that annoyed me a bit. The city tour bus also drops very very close, which was really convenient and there were plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from very close by. I'd recommend this hostal only if you understand what you're getting yourself into and are prepared with your own towels and pillows (they only provide one for an entire double bed!)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Sep 5, 2014
RMS
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Decent room, but very noisy location!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
The hotel was convenient to just about everything, with restaurants on every corner, as well as bars and pastry shops. The only real problem was the noise. This can partly be due to the surrounding establishments, not so much the hotel itself. However, it wasn't sound proofed, which didn't help. All in all, a decent place to stay, but don't expect much sleep.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Feb 27, 2014
Earlene Laguna
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Near Plaza del Sol"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
This hitel is wonderfully located. The ensuite rooms are clean and very well maintained. Staff members are always helpful. Being English in a Spanish speaking famiky hotel did mean we were unable to enjoy the relaxed conversation that is sometimes helpful to a traveller - where to go, what is recommended etc. Our room was relatively small by our standards - little space around the bed - which was very comfy. The bathroom worked! Hot water, flushing toilets - no hassles. Being so close to the Plaza del Sol meant a lot of noise til about 6am. The double glazing helps - kept the windows closed. Two lovely balconies but too noisy to open the windows. Our lack of Spanish meant we were unable to request a quiet room. Overall well located to everything - but ask for a quiet room!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
9 night romance trip Sep 22, 2014
A Traveler
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"One block from Puerta del Sol"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Location was great, close to many bars, restaurants & shopping, room was overpriced for quality of facilities... tiny room, no room to turn around in bathroom etc. We stayed in a similar but much nicer Hostal nearby on C. Fuencarral for 15% less the previous week. My advice is to look elsewhere.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Sep 26, 2014
TABear
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great location!"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
being in the heart of the city. It was extremely convenient to travel to all places. metro is just 5 mins walk. lots of restaurants near by. although the staff there didnt speak much english, they were very friendly and helpful.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 23, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"excellent quality/price ratio"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
I was surprised to get basically a hotel room for the price of a bed in a hostel dorm: all the basic comforts of a hotel are included, and the personnel is very kind and helpful. The only difference with a hotel is that the reception is at the second floor. A no frills nor flashy place right in the center. Strongly advice.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 18, 2014
Stefano
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"great location"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Just next to Sol. Friendly staff and good WiFi. Would stay again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Jul 9, 2014
Mat
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Clean, great location, great wifi"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Great location in Puerta del Sol - easy to walk to most of the city's attractions. The room and bathroom were small but modernized and clean. The policy of having to leave your key behind and then buzz in to get access to the building was inconvenient at times, but never a problem. Overall it was great for our purpose.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night trip with friends Jun 3, 2014
rb89
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cheap and good place to stay"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Everything about this hotel is good except it is very noisy in the rooms facing the town centre. I would definitely stay there again under the condition to get a room not facing the main street.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 13, 2013
Visitor
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Bon rapport qualité-prix"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Bonne situation si on désire se trouver en plein centre de Madrid. La rue est bruyante le soir mais double fenêtre/vitrage dans la chambre. Hall d'accueil pas très avenant et chambre étroite mais lumineuse et propre.Accueil sympathique et bon rapport qualité-prix.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends May 22, 2015
martine
BE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Uitstenkend"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Goed service, kamer netje schoon, locatie goed voor openbaar vervoer, persoonelen zijn vriendelijkheid, internet commicatie goed verbinden.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night business trip May 5, 2015
Phuoc Tai
NL
2.0 / 5Fair
"On ne peut faire mieux en terme d'emplacement!"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Emplacement de l'hôtel juste parfait! Plein centre à quelques pas de la Puerta del sol et de tout ce qu'il faut voir dans cette ville qui vit intensément. Propreté sans soucis et personnes gérant l'établissement pleines de bonne volonté et sympathiques. Ne manque que le petit-déjeuner mais on en trouve très facilement plein tout autour, ce n'est donc pas un problème. Le seul point négatif serait peut-être soit le bruit de la rue ou celui des climatiseurs suivant la chambre que vous aurez...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends May 6, 2015
gregory
FR
3.0 / 5Good
"무난"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
좋네요
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Mar 26, 2015
kunho
KR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Muy buena relación calidad-precio"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Muy agradable la estancia. El personal es muy amable, la habitación muy limpia y apenas se escuchaban ruidos. Ubicación magnífica, en pleno centro de Madrid. Relación calidad-precio inmejorable. Totalmente recomendable. Volvería sin duda alguna.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Mar 5, 2015
Elizabeth
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
"만족스런 호텔!"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
솔광장 2분 거리로 관광하기 너무 좋았고, 부부가 운영하시는 것 같은데 두분다 너무 친절했어요~ 객실이 조금 좁은거랑 엘리베이터가 없는게 불편했지만 유럽은 대부분 그런듯 해서 문제될 건 없었구요~ 추천합니다 !
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Feb 24, 2015
HYOJUNG
KR
3.0 / 5Good
"Hotel Bien ubicado pero muy ruidoso por las noches"
  • Cleanliness
    2.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
hotel ubicado en una zona muy céntrica con muchos bares, lamentablemente las camas estaban separadas y no matrimonial como había pedido. Habitación pequeña pero cómoda con lo básico. Le mejor.. La ubicación que tiene, cerca de lo mas lindo del centro y la atención de recepción. Lo peor.. Los ruidos al dormir por las noches, el no tener desayuno ni cafetera al menos.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 17, 2015
sebastian a
AR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
100% recomendado
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jan 20, 2015
A Traveler
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excelente relación calidad-precio"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Excelente ubicación. Excelente relación calidad precio. Buena atención y habitación limpia.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Oct 31, 2014
Boris
UY
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Sijainti erinomainen"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Sopiva ja kätevä meidän lyhyelle vierailulle, hyvä latu / hintasuhde
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Sep 19, 2014
Tuula
FI
2.0 / 5Fair
"Hyvä ja halpa, liikaa yömeteliä kadulta !"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Sijainti loistava, keskellä Cityä. Meteli kadulta nimenomaan yöllä erittäin kova, unet jäi vähiin.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 2, 2014
Seppokalevi
FI
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Enkelt, rent rum till bra pris"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Vänlig service. mjuka, enkla, bekväma sängar (nästan som två "extra sängar" (cots) med mjuka madrasser). nytt uppdaterat rent badrum. egen luftkonditionering och TV i rummet. man behöver lämna nycklarna men personal är alltid tillgängliga när man ringer på porten, så det är ingen bekymmer.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Aug 8, 2014
Suzanne
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"利便性は最高"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
冷蔵庫があればなお良かった。利便性は最高。食べることに特化すれば最高。オスタルとしては良い方だと思います。
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night trip May 11, 2014
Buen tiempo
JP
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Top sauberes Hotel in absolut zentraler Lage"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Waren für 4 Tage in Madrid. Tolle Stadt die niemals schläft. Ein Highlight reiht sich an das Andere. Allerdings ist es immer laut, da Madrid keine Sperrstunde kennt.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 20, 2014
Ute
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
3 gg. hotel a conduzione familiare, tranquillo, persone gentili e disponibili
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Apr 29, 2014
A Traveler
IT
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A equipe de trabalho é maravilhosa e agradável."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
O hostal é no próprio centro da cidade, ou seja, super bem localizado. O ambiente é familiar, você se sente em casa. Enfim, gostei de tudo!!!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 14, 2014
A Traveler
BR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
La verdad que estubo mas que bien,muy atentos, excelente ubicacion, muy buen lugar para volver y recomendar.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Apr 3, 2014
A Traveler
AR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Recommende pour les visiteurs touristiques , situè dans un point proche de tout les sites touristiques de la ville , bon sejour
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Apr 5, 2014
Oradi
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excelente atencion"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Verdaderamente la atención de los dueños Pedro y Rosa es excelente, son gente muy amable y simpática, realmente los considero amigos y los recomiendo ampliamente, estaba solo y la habitación era pequeña pero tuve oportunidad de ver las otras y eran verdaderamente cómodas, te hacen sentir como en tu casa.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
11 night business trip Mar 24, 2014
Gonzalo
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Madrid enamora....es presioso,y en el hostal esmeralda me senti muy bien.Lo estado recomendando a todos mis compañeros de trabajo.Limpieza calidad y amabilidad del personal.Volvere a Madrid,y volvere al hostal Esmeralda.Gracias
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Apr 3, 2014
A Traveler
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Super beliggenhed."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Hostal Esmeralda ligger meget centralt, måske 100 m til metroen på Plaza del Sol. Værelset havde 3 enkelt-senge, eget badeværelse og tv. Sparsomt, men vi skulle ikke bruge mere, da vi kun sov på værelset. Personalet var meget smilende og imødekommende. Der blev gjort rent og der blev lagt nye håndklæder hver dag. Værelserne ligger på 2. sal og man bliver via en dørklokke ved hoveddøren på gadeniveau lukket ind, men der er døgn-bemanding, så det er ikke noget problem. Udsigten var dog kedelig fra vores værelse, da det vendte ud til en mur med nogle store rør, men igen, vi skulle ikke bruge udsigten til noget, vi skulle ud og opleve byen :-)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Mar 6, 2014
Susanne
DK
3.0 / 5Good
"treès bon emplacement"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
petite chambre mais bien situé et bon rapport qualité prix
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Feb 14, 2014
A Traveler
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Hôtel accueillant très bien situé"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Cet hôtel est très bien situé près de la plaza del Sol et donc du métro. Il est facile d'y arriver depuis l'aéroport, ou une gare ferroviaire. L'hôtel se trouve au 2eme étage d'un édifice. Il n'y a pas de restaurant dans cet hôtel mais cela n'a aucune importance car dans la rue à moins de 10 mètres de l'entrée se trouve un restaurant de très bon rapport qualité prix ( Museo del Jamon) et bien sûril y a pléthore d'établissements où se restaurer autour de la Plaza Del Sol et dans les rues adjacentes. Par ailleurs on peut demander une carte à la réception, qui permet de petit déjeuner dans un petit restaurant à moins de 10 minutes à pied . Le paiement des petits déjeuners se fait à l'hôtel à la fin du séjour . Les rues qui convergent vers la Place sont très commerçantes et on y trouve notamment un très grand Cortès Inglés. Je recommande très chaudement cet hôtel dans lequel nous avions déjà séjourné en 2012 . Nous avons d'ailleurs la ferme intention d'y retourner
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 4, 2014
Cohete14
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Super zufrieden, komme gerne wieder"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Kann ich nur weiter empfehlen, sehr freundliches Personal
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jan 12, 2014
Günter W.
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Super Lage, ca.300m Zentrum von Madrid"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Sehr freundliches Personal, sehr sauber, wenn ich wieder nach Madrid komme werde ich 100%ig wieder dieses Hotel buchen. Super Preis/Leistungsverhältnis. Der Preis vom Flughafen Transfer des Hotels sollte aktualisiert werden! Sonst habe ich keine Beanstandung. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Günter W.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jan 11, 2014
Günter W.
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Un Hôtel sympatique poche du centre de Madrid"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
L'acceuil a été très chaleureux. Les chambres sont simple mais confortables. L'hôtel est très bien situé dans le centre de Mardid (Porta del Sol). Les chambres sont propres. Nous avons été totalement satisfait de cet hôtel. Le rapport qualité prix rien à dire.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night romance trip Oct 13, 2013
FERRO
CH
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Apr 16, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip May 29, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Mar 9, 2015
A Traveler
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jan 15, 2015
A Traveler
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Dec 5, 2014
ANA
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Oct 21, 2014
A Traveler
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Sep 3, 2014
Mihály
HU
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 22, 2014
A Traveler
PT
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 8, 2014
A Traveler
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip May 25, 2014
A Traveler
ES
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3 night romance trip Mar 21, 2014
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TripAdvisor reviews for Hostal Esmeralda

Overall rating:Based on 97 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

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"Position and kindness!"
04/15/15 Steven L Rome, Italy
Perfect position and great hospitality. These are the main characteristics of this little hotel, placed in the middle of the awesome madrilena movida, just next to Puerta del Sol. Also the price is very reasonable!
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"Perfect situation!"
01/31/15 jenny F
Great little Hostal just by Puerta del Sol. Close to everything, tour bus passes. Plenty of shops, bars, restaurants. Expected some street noise at night, but was not much. Rooms are lovely and clean, warm and comfy. Recommended.
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"Great location, cheap and cheerful"
08/19/14 ckwl Brighton
The major plus side of this little hotel is that it is smack bang in the middle of the city. Pretty much 5 mins walk from the Puerta del Sol metro. It is surrounded by tons of activity day and night. Street performers are there day and night by the metro, whilst there are streets of restaurants within minutes walking. It was so easy to walk to a lot of tourist attractions, and get to the airport. Hotel was clean, air conditioned, with wifi. The staff was nice and very welcoming. There is a safe in the room but cost 1 euro to open it every time... Apart from that, we stayed for 4 nights, and the price was very good. They accept credit card and also you can pay on the last night you stay. Highly recommended place to stay.
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"Bring earplugs"
06/26/14 sofa55 Los Angeles, California
I'm not a light sleeper and the late night party-ers did not bother me too much, but I could NOT sleep through the trash can band that seemed to go on for hours and woke me up way too early Wednesday morning. On the plus side, great central location neighboring a Dunkin Donuts and Museo Del Jamon. As a tourist, it was really easy to navigate to and around, and I got to see a lot in one day.
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"Nice choice for a budget trip"
02/16/14 marrin2014 Moscow, Russia
Clean and nice place, friendly staff. Tended to be a little noisy on Friday nights as it is a minute walk from Puerta-del-Sol and that' s a noisy place. There is a locker in every room, costs one euro to open\close it. I visited in february and the room was chilly, although an extra blanket is provided.
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"Hostal Esmeralda,Madrid"
10/29/13 Branka55 Belgrade, Serbia
Great location,small but clean rooms,frendly owners.Near to all great places -Sol,Gran via,Plaza Mayor.All around are small places with great food.At the corner is Museo de jamon.You'll enjouy staying in it-walking distance to everything.
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"Close To The Action"
09/24/13 Michael T Leeds, United Kingdom
Located on the second floor of an old building within 5 minutes walking of Sol station (for both Metro and RENFE light rail) and about 25 minutes of Atocha railway station. There is a large supermarket in El Cortes Ingles off Puerta del Sol within 5 minutes walking. All around are fast-food restaurants and more up-market eating establishments. Because it is close of the heart of Madrid, it is noisy at night. I had a smallish room with two single beds, table, two chairs, bedside table, mirror and large wardrobe. There was quite a small bathroom, with a half sized bath and a shower. Linoleum flooring in main room, tiles to bathroom and very clean. Better for one person than two, but OK for one night for two people. There was a very small lift available. Have to buzz using intercom for entry late at night, but it is open 24 hours. The room had air-conditioning, flat-screen tv and free wi-fi. Reception staff were friendly.
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"Great value in a great central location"
08/22/13 David G
Excellent choice if you are seeking value close to all the main attractions and easy to get to from airport or train station. Simple, but clean and good size room. 24 hr access. Museo de Jambon next door great for breakfast
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"Great stay in the center of Madrid"
06/14/13 ruluca Bucharest, Romania
I stayed at hostal Esmeralda for one night on a Saturday and will definitely return if I'm ever in Madrid ! It it one small street away from Plaza del Sol which is the center of Madrid, so excellent location. It has Museo del Jamon right next to it which had very big and tasty sandwiches for just 1-2 euros. The hostal is in a building which hosts more hostals, each one on a floor. There's a big door with an intercom, a hallway and an elevator which takes you to the reception door at the 2nd floor. The lady at the reception was very nice, gave me tips about the city, helped me be in contact through the hostal's phone with a friend in Madrid who came to pick me up (we couldn't use our mobiles, long story). She spoke good English, i saw other reviewers complaining about this, maybe it was someone else. I got there at 10pm and wanted to go out a bit and explore the are, get something to eat and was worried about being able to get back into to room. It wasn't a problem, reception is open all night long, you just have to call on the intercom. The are is very lively until late at night but the noise didn't bother me. The room was clean, pretty large, confortable beds. It was a twin room with a balcony (i booked a single room, so i enjoyed the extra space). The bathroom was a bit cramped but ok. Free WiFi, good selection of tv channels. The price was excellent considering the location and the room, will go back there for sure. The only thing I'm disappointed about is they didn't have a free room the next week, when I booked another hotel and had a terrible experience. But that's another review. Hostal Esmeralda is a great choice.
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"excelent location, nice staff"
01/22/13 Anna294458 Bucharest, Romania
The hotel has a very good location, few steps for metro Sol with 3 metro lines, lots of shops and restaurants. The room is very small, but clean and having all minimum utilities TV, phone, air conditioning.The staff is nice and try to help you, but don`t speak english, that is very bad. No hot weather during the weekend and I saw some insects/beetles in the bathroom last two days, there were room insects, not coming from outside. Very very noisy all night, can`t sleep at all, people talked loud until 7 in the morning. I will not return there, even the location is great and the staff is nice.
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