01.How do I get to the hostel?
There are many ways to get to the hostel, some of them faster than others. Anyway, every one of them will take between 35 to 60 minutes. Keep in mind the rush hour traffic on the early morning and late afternoon. Let´s move on:
– From the airport
A) Train and subway
From Terminals 1 and 2 take the subway (line 8) to Nuevos Ministerios station. From there, you can take the city train (Cercanias) and get to Sol station in (aprox.) 5 minutes (lines C4A, C4B or C3).
The approximate time and cost is 40 minutes, and 5 euros per person.
From any of the airport subway stations (Terminals 1-2-3 or Terminal 4) take line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios station (last stop). There, take line 10 (Puerta del Sur direction) to Tribunal station. In Tribunal station, take line 1 (Valdecarros direction) to Sol station.
The approximate time of this way is 50 minutes.
Since 2014, there is a 30 euros standard fee for trips from the airport to the center of Madrid. The approximate time is 35 minutes, but it can take 60 minutes with traffic or in rush hours. Be aware of traffic jams.
– From Atocha train station
We are located really close to this station, as you can see in the following link.
– From South bus station
Through this link you can check the best way to come from here.
02.Do you have parking?
We have something better, a Low Cost Parking just 1 km away from the hostel. Three times cheaper than any other parking in the city center. Ask at the reception!
03.Which is the best way to move around in Madrid?
Given our location, the best way to move around is walking or using a bicycle. If you need to get to a bit further place, the best ways to move are subway and buses (during daytime) and taxis (nighttime). The good news is Madrid´s taxis are almost the cheapest of Europe.
04.At what time can we check-in?
You can do the check-in from 3:00 PM. Our colleagues in the reception are at your service 24 hours a day, so don´t worry, there will always be someone to help you. If you arrive early, we have a room with lockers where you can leave your luggage and go for a walk or a drink without worries.
05.Can I extend the check-out time?
Of course. You just have to let us know in advance so we can be ready for your departure. The late check-out is subject to availability and has a small cost, please ask us at reception.
06.Do we have to bring our own sheets, towels and padlocks for the lockers?
Don´t worry, the sheets are on us. Regarding the towels and padlocks, we can rent you both, so you don´t have to bring them. The towel rental is 2,5 euros and the padlock rental is 2 euros.
07.How does the breakfast service work?
The breakfast: 7:30 AM to 10:30.
The breakfast service includes coffee or milk, toasts and and yogurt. You will be able to complement it with other products that we will offer you at a very reasonable price.
08.Which are the best zones to go out at night?
Well, it depends on what you are looking for; mainstream music, electronic music clubs, alternative rock…We recommend you these districts: La Latina, Malasaña, Huertas and Chueca. A little bit further from the hostel you can visit Castellana st. and Alberto Alcocer st.
Please visit our “Madrid Guide” section, where you will find the best choices for your music taste and style.
09.Any advice for going out at night?
In Madrid, everything starts really really late. Usually clubs begin to get warmed up about 2 AM, so we recommend you to organize thoroughly your night out. We have dinner around 9:30 – 10:30 PM, and then continue with what we call “the first drink”. This should last until 2 AM, and then, all straight into the heart of the night…
10.What about going out in daytime?
In Madrid, we have a really healthy habit. We call it “take the appetizer”, and it consists in gathering with your friends on Saturday and Sunday, before lunch, to “have a beer or a vermouth”. Usually, when you do this, you don´t get to eat at your place, and you never come home sober. The best zone to practice this habit is La Latina. We recommend you to go there on weekends from 1 PM to infinity.
In our “Madrid Guide” section you will find the best selection of local bars, restaurants….everything that you won´t find in the Lonely Planet guide.
You´re in the right place. Our hostel is a few minutes away walking from Sol, Gran Via, Fuencarral, Chueca…so close you will be able to come back walking even with your hands full of bags.
5 minutes away in bus or subway you can visit Salamanca district, Alonso Martinez or Barquillo st. If you are looking for something a little bit more exquisite, you should visit them.
We have a lot more shopping recommendations in our “Madrid Guide” section.
13.Where can I enjoy a good Spanish paella?
We have a big respect for food. Eating a good paella is a bit complicated, even for a local. You will have to get away (a little) from the Madrid center and be willing to expend a little more money.
We would never recommend you a place where we wouldn´t go. Write this down: the three top paella restaurants are Casa Benigna, Saint James and Samm. Expensive, good, real paella.
Please visit our “Madrid Guide” section for more recommendations.
14.Can you help me buy sports and/or shows tickets?
In our reception we will help you find and buy any ticket you want.
15.Can I leave my luggage in the hostel after the check-out?
Of course. We offer you lockers so you can enjoy the last hours of your trip in Madrid without having to carry around your luggage.
15.Can minors be accommodated?
The Hat Madrid accepts reservations with minors as long as they are accompanied by adults. In addition, they must be housed in rooms with private bathrooms, and without sharing with other guests other than their reservation.