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Way Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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 Description

We're located in the quiet neighbourhood of Tirso de Molina, just around the corner from Puerta del Sol, the neuralgic centre of Madrid. We have selected our location in order to have all of the main touristic spots in walking distance to the hostel. 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 a 15 minute walk to the Art Triangle: Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums.
The first idea for the creation of Way Hostel took place in the summer of 2008. By that time, there was not even a name, just a place that appeared to be ideal for 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 accommodation that existed in Madrid. With all the will, and dreams ahead, we began to reform the building and create the first strategies to develop what soon became the best hostel in 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 than 8 years, Way Hostel turned out to be the best location in its category, making it the perfect spot for great memories to more than 200.000 guests that have given us a chance. Once here, you will be the judge.
Our motivation has been, and will always be the same: it is important that you come, but far more important that you come back. This 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 America members on Staff; once here, you will never want to leave! And if you are planning a group trip, with friends, family, uni or whatsoever, we will offer the value for the money of the market so you can enjoy everything else Madrid has to offer!
We offer a wide variety of activities including a walking tour, tapas tour, cheap dinner in the house, pub crawl and a Flamenco show. 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 try out your dancing skills!

Almost 9 years has gone by since we opened, so we thought it was time to update our facilities and fulfill our customer´s needs, keep up with the new competition in town and give a nice design to our common areas and rooms.
Now we are proud to welcome you to the new WAY, same location, same spirit, with newly refurbished common areas and facilities, reading lights for each bed, individual sockets, new and modern lockers and an even greater atmosphere with super high speed Wi-Fi.

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Overview

Here at Way Hostel, we're proud of our welcoming staff, central location and activities: think free walking tours, tapas tours, bar crawls and flamenco shows. We host free milongas – tango dance events – every Saturday night, so don't be shy about joining in if you're staying with us at the weekend. With free Wi-Fi throughout the building (including in our comfy common room), you'll be able to keep your loved ones updated on your Spanish adventures... or just catch up on Netflix after your siesta.

Location

While we're located in the quiet Tirso de Molina neighbourhood, we're also just around the corner from Puerta del Sol in the heart of the city. We're 15 minutes' walk from the Art Triangle (the Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums), and in the same area you'll find other must-see sights too, like El Retiro park. You can reach us easily from Madrid-Barajas airport and the main train station, Madrid Atocha, by metro – we're just around the corner from the Tirso de Molina stop.

Rooms and Dorms

If you're coming to Madrid with a group or are flying solo and want to make friends, go for a spot in one of our mixed or female-only dorms. Craving some tranquility? Choose a private room with an en-suite. Whatever you decide, all rooms have air con and come with storage lockers for your backpack. You'll also be able to save space with your packing, as we provide free bed linen and you can hire towels for a small fee.

Extras and activities

Stuck for what to do? Pick up one of our free city maps to make your own way around Madrid. Our multilingual staff are from all around the world, and they're there to help if you want any of their top tips – whether you want to find the best bars, the little-known cultural hotspots or the perfect paella.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Nov 2019
    My Experience was amazing! I planned to be here only for 2 nights but seriously i felt like i was at home so i stayed 3 more nights. When i arrived they immediately asked me if i wanted to go on an amazing bike tour! this was my first 10 minutes there, trust me the bike tour with Cristina was perfect. the sunset, christmas lights, woaw!!! The staff is amazing here seriously! Thank you guys for making my stay here amazing i enjoyed it! I will definitely come back!!!!
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Nov 2019
    Had a great time at way hostel. First and foremost the connections I made with not only the ppl but the staff were amazing. Staff were unbelievably friendly and would hang out with you in their off hours if you wanted too. Convenient location right next to a metro and a 24 hour carrefor. Highly recommend
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Nov 2019
    Great place to stay
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Nov 2019
    Very nice hostel with friendly hostel staff that organise many activities which are perfect opportunity for the solo travellers to socialise. Very clean bedrooms.
    Greece, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Nov 2019
    If you want a good time, and an amazing vibe this place is for you. The bunks were a little short for me but I am above average height but absolutely recommend, especially the pub crawl. Staff are friendly very helpful!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Dec 2019
    Great hostel, good facilities and always kept clean. Very friendly staff. Location close enough to walk to everything. Very happy with my stay and would stay again.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Dec 2019
    This hostel was in a perfect location, had some of the nicest comment spaces I've seen in a hostel, and was very reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone traveling to Madrid!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    25 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel in a good location! Free churros in the morning and cheap home made dinners on some nights! More of a chill hostel than a party hostel at least at this time of the year anyways. Rooms were clean. Showers were a little small and some lacked a shelf to put your stuff on which was annoying cuz the showers was too small to comfortably bend down to pick up your shampoo from the ground. Staff was friendly!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    29 Nov 2019
    It' s a perfect hostel for young people that are in their 20s. I would not suggest it for people over 28 years old. The atmosphere eas too young to me.
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Dec 2019
    Really nice spaces to chill out, sometimes loud music, but only in the lobby. Many tours to city and bars, and even though it says no breakfast, there still is coffee, tea and occasional churros in the morning. Maybe milk coming soon for the coffee for some coins :D Well equipped kitchen for cooking. You can buy beer and meet people easily, and don't get scared of the wild sense of humor in the instructions for washing dishes etc!
    Finland, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Madrid

Nominations

  • 2012

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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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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