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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 11 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 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Mar 2020
    I was happy aboutg my selection...It was a good hostel very well situated..very clean and the personnel were all very friendly and helpful..the free tour were really good and the guide Erika was superb..I will go again if I get the chance.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Mar 2020
    Lovely hostel that i would recommend to anyone, especially if you want to party! Really cool and helpful staff, I met a lot of cool people here, including my now girl friend. Location is good. Don't really have anything bad to say about this place.
    Norway, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Mar 2020
    I have been very nicely welcomed, the staff is friendly and relaxed, found the hostel clean in all areas and nice atmosphere. The bed was very comfortable and the thin blanket surprisingly warm 😊
    Hungary, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    01 Mar 2020
    You can stay here
    Russia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Mar 2020
    The host are very friendly and informative. It was really nice to stay in that Hostel but i guess there is only one problem. When you are going to the rooms the hallways smells a bit bad. But in over all i would still recommend this hostel. Everything is near to this place.
    Philippines, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    05 Mar 2020
    Way Hostel is the best hostel I’ve stayed at over 5 months of being in Europe. The atmosphere is so social and chill. I stayed once over Christmas and went back for my birthday to celebrate. Freddy working the pubcrawl is the best!! He gave me free pubcrawl for my birthday 🥳 Also special thanks to Evelyne who’s always super nice and helpful, and the rest of the staff in general, everyone is so amazing (especially Micky and Jaksa even though they weren’t there my second time).
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    05 Mar 2020
    Way Hostel was absolutely amazing! It has a really great atmosphere, especially as a solo female traveller looking to meet people. This is a good combination between a party hostel and a more chill place because there's certainly the option to go out every night, but there's lots to do even if you don't. I went on one pub crawl and Manuel, Edu, and Freddy all made it such a great time! Beds were comfortable and relatively quiet. Would definitely stay here again if I find myself in Madrid again
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Mar 2020
    Nice place, the rooms were very spacious and the common area was comfortable. I did the tapas tour one night and it was pretty fun. Also we played games at night which was probably the highlight for me.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    29 Feb 2020
    The location is great and the staff was very helpful. They provided us a map of the city and recommendations on places to go and eat. The hostel also has free walking tours that are definitely worth it! You will get recommendations from the tour guides as well. The hostel had lots to do and made it easy to meet people and enjoy your time. The only thing negative was there aren’t a lot of bathrooms for the number of rooms they have, so we had to wait a while to shower in the morning sometimes.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    26 Feb 2020
    Great Location, nice staff at reception and running pub crawl. Churros for breakfast and free tea +cafe a nice addition. Good value for money. Kitchen + a common room atmosphere depends on guests. Gracias chicos. Saludos desde Sevilla Marco.
    France, Male, 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
  • Flexible NRR
  • 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

  • 2020

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Madrid

  • 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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