Madrid is the biggest city in Spain, and it’s the capital city. It’s a famous travel destination for its art and culture scenes. Also, it is believed to have one of the most famous nightlife scenes compared to any city in the world. Also, a lot of young travelers visit the town to party the night away. If you want to see this side of the city, then any of these hostels will help you get started.
Top 5 Hostels in Madrid:
The 5 Best Party Hostels in Madrid
CATS Party Hostel
Price: $18.06 to $103.99
CATS Party Hostel is among the most famous party hostels in Europe. At the hostel’s on-site bar, you are sure to meet other guests and mingle with them. There are organized pub crawls even on weeknights as well as tapas and shopping tours, free dance classes, and a regular paella party every Saturday night.
The rooms are decent and diverse. You can choose from dorms with anywhere between 4 and 14 beds. Clean sheets and lockers are provided, and a complimentary breakfast is served. Wi-Fi is also available in the common areas, and public computers are available for your use.
The hostel is conveniently located just outside the center of Madrid, Puerta del Sol. It’s easy to reach any of the city’s most famous sites, such as the Prado Museum, Santa Ana plaza, and Retiro Park.
So, if you want to be at the best hostel in the city to party with other travelers, CATS Party Hostel should be at the top of your list. Read more..
- Great place to meet new people
- Lots of activities
- Convenient location
CATS Chill Out Hostel
Price: $19.12 to $35.85
CATS Chill Out Hostel is near Madrid’s ‘museum triangle,’ the bars and restaurants of Puerta del Sol and La Latina. With its central location, comfortable beds, and relaxing vibe, the hostel will make you never want to leave the city. The hostel’s location is unbeatable as it’s only a 5-minute walk away from the bustling center of Madrid, Puerta del Sol. Also, it is steps away from the world-renowned Prado Museum, Retiro Park, and Atocha Train Station. If you’re ready to have a break from exploring the city or want a little siesta, you can chill out in the interesting common room, with walls scrawled with graffiti of the best tourist spots in the city.
Also, you should head to the rooftop terrace, where you can bathe in the Spanish sun. Whether you’re ready for a party or looking to know more about Spanish culture, the hostel has activities for you anytime you want it. Their pub crawls are top-notch, the best way to party with your fellow travelers. They also offer tapa and shopping tours, and free Flamenco and Salsa dance classes.
Also, the receptionists are ready 24/7 to organize tours for you to explore the best of the city. The newly refurbished rooms vary from 2 to 6 beds, each with secure lockers and clean sheets. Also, breakfast is included and available every morning with a variety of pastries and cereals. Wi-Fi is also free, and there are computers available for guests to use. Read more..
- Great location
- Lots of activities
- Great amenities
Price: $22.03 to $38.02
Sungate One is in a prime, central location – easily reachable from the airport and the train station. This backpacker hostel is in the middle of the city, in an area called Centro. It is also next to the city’s historic tourist spots, nightlife, main attractions, and shopping area.
If you spend some time in the hostel, they promise to let you experience a new way to discover Madrid. Also, the staff will recommend restaurants, nightlife, and cultural activities that may not be on the typical must-visit list. The mixed and female-only dorms are roomy, bright, and designed with backpackers in mind. All rooms have secure lockers and air conditioning, while bunk beds are nowhere to be found.
In the common area, you can chill out or socialize with other travelers and the staff. The hostel also has a fully equipped kitchen which you can use to enjoy some beer and grab a bit. Also, free city maps, Wi-Fi, city tours, and linens are included with your stay, and towels are available for hire. Read more..
- Convenient location
- Lots of activities
- Social atmosphere
Price: $15.64 to $33.52
Mad4You Hostel offers travelers high-quality accommodation at meager prices. Enjoy and relax in a place where you can socialize with people from all over the globe. The building is a charming typical 15th-century Madrilenian household that has been recently renovated to offer guests every comfort.
Mad4You Hostel is just a short walk away from Noviciado and Tribunal Metro Station. Also, the hostel features a bar, a shared kitchen, and laundry services. Free Wi-Fi is also available in the lounges, common areas, and the dorms. Each dorm room either has its bathroom or access to a shared bathroom along with a shower. Bed linens and breakfast is included with your stay, and towels are available to rent.
Also, all the dormitories feature private lockers which you can access with your room key for free. The hostel provides affordable tours and a 24-hour front desk.
- Affordable price
- Great aesthetics
- Great amenities
Price: $16.61 to $19.90
Way Hostel is conveniently situated in the Tirso de Molina area, so it’s close to the city center. Also, there are some great markets nearby as well as museums.
If you traveled to Madrid to experience its nightlife, this hostel has a lot of activities for you. There are regular pub crawls, tapas tours, and Flamenco shows. Aside from that, they also regularly organize a walking tour around Madrid. Every Saturday night there’s also a tango dance party which is free for all guests.
The hostel also arranges day tours to several locations nearby, including Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial, & Aranjuez. It is a very active hostel with no shortage of activities or guests looking to make new friends. Read more..
- Great location
- Lots of activities
- Near tourist attractions
How Is The Nightlife in Madrid?
Madrid has more bars compared to any other city in the world. It is said that there are six bars for every 100 citizens, and wherever you are in town, there’ll be a bar nearby. However, bars are only one of your options. On regular nights in Madrid, first drinks, tapas, and wines then segue smoothly into the nightclubs and cocktail bars that have brought such renown to Madrid as the unrivaled scene of all-night fiestas.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Local watering holes that serve as centers of community life usually open throughout the day, from breakfast to last drinks.
- Trendier bars often get going around 8 pm and stay open until 1 am or 2 am during the week, 3 am on weekends.
- Nightclubs don’t usually open until midnight or 1 am and stay open until 5 am or 6 am. Some of them are open even on a weekday, but others only operate from Thursday to Saturday.
- If you plan to head out until dawn, taking a siesta in the afternoon before can help you feel more energetic.
- Also, it is essential to never drink on an empty stomach to survive the long Madrid night. So, you need to fill up on tapas or a late dinner wherever possible.
- Most Madrileños take a localized strategy to a night out – once they’ve started drinking and settling into the night, they tend to move to different locations within the same barrio.
- Even those nightclubs that let you in for free will play catch up with hefty prices for drinks, so don’t plan your night around looking for the cheapest entry cost.
The Best Bars and Clubs in Madrid
Going to Teatro Kapital is almost a rite of passage for everyone who went to Madrid to experience its nightlife. With seven floors encompassing all kinds of genres from Latin to funk to R&B, the legendary nightclub has made a name for itself as among the most iconic hotspots for the city’s nightlife. As the largest nightclub in Madrid and among the largest in Europe, it attracts eager visitors from all parts of the world. It features several bars (including the one on the rooftop), a cozy area for couples to watch movies, a karaoke stage, and so much more. It’s truly a one-stop wonder for the full nightlife experience in the city!
Another fabled destination in the heart of the city, Joy Eslava, stands out because it’s open for the whole year (unlike a lot of clubs which only opens during the weekends). The four-story venue opened its doors 150 years ago as a theater, and details of its ancient past are still evident. It was refurbished and launched as a nightclub in the 1980s, and the party hasn’t ended since. Visitors can experience a different theme every night of the week, so things are always fresh. The club enjoys international recognition as a benchmark for some of the best nightlife in Madrid.
If you want to visit a nightclub with a more welcoming, authentic atmosphere, you should go to Marula Cafe. This OG nightlife hotspot in La Latina district has been treasured by locals and tourists alike for several years now. Their playlist of the hottest global hits gives a pleasantly astonishing musical variety. It also houses one of the city’s best outdoor terraces, making it an excellent option, especially on warm summer nights. Also, the entrance fee is relatively reasonable compared to other clubs in Madrid. It also allows you access to a more laid-back atmosphere.
Madrid is the most populous city and capital of Spain. The city has almost 3.3 million residents, and its metropolitan area has a population of about 6.5 million. It is the European Union’s third-largest city, behind only London and Berlin, and its metro area is the third-largest in the EU. This population is behind those of London and Paris, respectively. Also, the city covers an area of 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).
Madrid lies on the Manzanares River’ banks in the center of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which is composed of the city of Madrid, the city’s suburbs, and surrounding villages). Also, the district is surrounded by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. As the capital city of Spain, the center of government, and the official residence of the Spanish monarch. Also, Madrid is the political, economic, and cultural center of the country.
While Madrid has modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its most famous landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Theatre with its renovated 1850s era Opera House, the Buen Retiro Park, the National Library building (completed in 1712) containing some of Spain’s historical archives. There are also many national museums, including the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and composed of three museums: Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Cibeles Palace and Fountain are now one of the most well-known symbols of the city.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We highly recommend you to stay in this part of Europe, and visit cities such as Barcelona, Porto and Lisbon. They will complete your Spain and Portugal trip!
Madrid is a safe city. With a rating of 85%, Spain is ranked as the17th safest county in the world. But Madrid is a bit more tricky because of the high number of tourists being targets for pickpockets.
The high-speed AVE train connects the nearest beach to Madrid, which is in Valencia. This beach is located about 40 minutes, and from there, one can take a taxi to reach the city beach. A. The most famous beach in Spain is the Es Trenc beach, located in Mallorca, Spain.
The best time to visit Madrid is September to November (during the fall) or between March and May, when mild winds blow through the city, making it come alive. However, if you don’t mind gloomy weather and a rather listless Madrid, visit in the winter when hotels reduce their rates.
Without any doubt, the train is the most pleasant way to travel to and from Madrid and Barcelona. It takes 2 hours and a half of travel by rail to traverse the 620 km (385 miles) that exist between both cities, at speeds up to 300 km/h (186 mph).
The prime tourist season across Spain is between July and August, and this is easy to see in the price of hotel rooms and holiday apartments. The lowest prices can usually be found around January and February, although early spring and late fall are generally cheaper than summer in any case.