It is in the middle of every things. Not expensive- spend your money to eat all those good food in the area and drink (five 8 oz beer in the ice bucket for 3 Euros) The hostel is clean and the rooms are large enough. Bathroom is very clean and shower is great. Other hotels you pay for the lobby. Very friendly staff even their English is not perfect, they will help you some how. It was better than 3-star hotel in the area that I stayed before.
Scott from Springfield IL
Located just by the well known central square of Puerto del Sol guests who book their stay at the Pretoria in Madrid Spain …More
We stayed for 11 days in a room with private bath and view of the Plaza del Sol. Best location in Madrid--you can walk to everything. Rooms are simple and beakfast lacks variety , but for the price the experience was unbeatable.
I had such a good experience at this hotel, a very pleasant stay. It is very basic; the rooms are small, the breakfast quite meagre and my view was of washing in a courtyard. However it is a bargain, especially when you consider the location. It is very clean and surprisingly quiet. Plus the staff are most helpful, yet not obtrusive at all. If you want to enjoy Madrid and simply want somewhere clean and secure to lay your head at night (or in the wee hours of the morning) This hotel would be your perfect choice.
(Room for 4 people).
Positives: The area is really nice and there's a MacDonalds for a quick breakfast or coffee if you want (it comes in handy). There's an Orange phone carrier store in the plaza outside so you can get what you need for your cellphone. Apartment is clean. Room size is ok but by North American standards small.
Negatives: The guy we met didn't speak any Spanish and there is no lobby. you have to call the hotel and meet them once you get there. The apartment is fine but the shower is tiny. If you are taller than 6 feet you will hit the ceiling. Kitchenette is very small.
Ideal for up to 2 weeks. Room for 6 will be better choice for 4 people. The rooms for 4 is just one room with a bed, couch bed, coffee table, tv and unit, and a wardrobe. Overall a 6
Was very happy with my stay at Hostal El Pilar - it is very close to the Sol metro station and is within walking distance of all the main attractions in Madrid. It was a great place to base myself for my short stay in Madrid and I was very happy with the hotel. The staff don't speak much English but were pleasant, and the wifi sometimes didn't work very well, but the room was cleaned every day and the hotel is very secure. Would definitely recommend and would stay again!
El Pilar Hostal is conveniently located right in the historical and cultural center of Madrid , by the famous Puerta del …More
We stayed in room 608 which had a good sized balcony. I was initially disappointed on arrival as we paid for a superior room with a terrace and I had expected a terrace like the one in the photographs with a full length lounger and instead received a smaller balcony with two wooden chairs. Once I got over that though I really enjoyed our balcony. The room itself was good sized and comfortable. The en-suite was a good size and had bathrobes which is unusual for a 3* hotel. The hotel was in an excellent location. Step out of the subway and straight into the hotel. It was extremely close to the Plaza Mayor and there was a fabulous bakery across the road and we would highly recommend the Museo de Jamon in the next street for breakfast €6.50 for both of us! We didn't try the food in the hotel and we weren't bothered by noise at all. Good wifi coverage too and pleasant check in.
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