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Way Hostel

C/Relatores 17, Madrid, Spain
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  • 90%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Way Hostel is within walking distance of most sights in Madrid and is near the weekly Rastro market, Puerta del Sol, La Latina and Plaza Mayor. Hostelworld guests frequently recommend this hostel's free tours as a 'great way to see the city', saying they're 'really helpful for those who come to Madrid with no idea on what to do'. Our visitors have also praised the staff for being 'extremely helpful and [having] a great knowledge of the city', saying the hostel 'gives you an inside look at Madrid' and is 'less than 300 feet from a metro station but in a side street which makes it very quiet'.

Property Information:

We're located in the quiet neighbourhood of Tirso de Molina; just around the corner from Puerta del Sol, neuralgic centre of Madrid. We have selected our location in order to having all main touristic spots by walking distance in this beautiful and walkable city. Close to traditional markets such as San Miguel or El Rastro flea market on Sunday mornings, the hostel is not more than 15 minutes walk to the Art Triangle: Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums.
The first idea of Way Hostel took place during summer 2008. By that time, there was not even a name, just a place that appeared to be ideal to reach our goal, the one that involved opening a new concept hostel in the city. We only knew the name should have 3 letters and rooms should be wide and diverse, because the new type of “backpackers” coming to town were not satisfied with the cheap accomodation that existed in Madrid. With all the will, and dreams ahead, we started the reform of the building and the first strategies to develop what soon became the best hostel of the city. A great place, with a great name and a great location was not enough, so our next move was to build up a young and multilingual team with ambitions. Today, after more tan 4 years, Way Hostel turned out to be the best location in it´s category, making the perfect spot for great memories to more than 150.000 guests that gave us a chance. Once here, you will be the judge.
Our motivation has been, and always will be the same: it is important that you come, but far more that you come back. That is why we offer a huge variety of rooms and prices, activities and services that will assure a great stay. From double private rooms ensuite to large dorms and only female dorms; from free, to “backpacker´s” price activities; from Spanish, to South Korean Staff; once here, you will never want to leave! And if you are planing a group trip, with friends, family, uni or whatsoever, we will offer the best prices of the market so you can enjoy everything else Madrid has to offer!
We offer a wide variety of activities such as a walking tour, tapas tour, pub crawls and Flamenco shows. We also organize 'milongas', the famous tango dance celebration, every Saturday night at the hostel free of charge for our guests! So if you happen to stay during the weekend, you should give your dancing skills a try.
Day Trips
Don't miss our day trips to Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial & Aranjuez from Way Hostel... We take you and pick you up, you just relax and enjoy!!
Breakfast not included but we offer FREE coffee and tea and different options for a full breakfast at our bar on the corner.

We'll make your stay in Madrid unforgettable.
Stay with us and be part of the Way experience!
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  • Way Hostel says

    We care above everything else about our guests and their needs. We generally attract people aged 18 to 60 years old who have a good vibe and are open to meeting other avid travellers. For fun we do pub crawls, a tapas tour, paella night and drinking games, or we go out to the nearby nightclubs and bars. Sometimes we just chill out in our recently-refurbished lounge.
    I think we really do offer the best value for price in Madrid, because we've got large, comfy rooms and lots of bathrooms. We're not more than 15 minutes away from Sol, the Rastro Market, La Latina, Retiro Park, the Royal Palace, Gran Vía, Plaza España and Plaza Mayor, but the one place I usually recommend that people see is the Templo Debod.
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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    I absolutely loved staying at the hostel. I ended up extending my stay twice because of a change of plans and the staff was so helpful. They had great suggestions on where to go and what to do and gave you advice and information with a smile. It was also wonderful being in place where the staff knew you by name. The rooms are super clean, and comfortable and the common areas were great.
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  • Latest Review

    The first night we stayed there, people were just screaming in the halls at 4 am...for no reason. That really didn't help our night much. The staff is super helpful and I like that they had activities available.
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      Anonymous, USA, Female, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Hostel Awards

  • 2015 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Most Popular Hostels Madrid
Hoscar Nominations
  • Nominee 2012
  • Worldwide Large Hostel
  • 2015 1st Most Popular Hostels Madrid

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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night�s accommodation. We accept groups of up to eight people. Bookings for more than eight people will be automatically cancelled without a refund of the deposit. Not all rooms have air conditioning.

Way Hostel Located at C/Relatores 17, , Madrid.
Way Hostel
Madrid 28012 C/Relatores 17
90% 6179
40.4127771 -3.7031006
Way Hostel
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