The Top 10 Party Hostels in Madrid 

Madrid | © Matej Kastelic / Shutterstock
Madrid | © Matej Kastelic / Shutterstock
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21 June 2018

Madrid is a great city renowned for its nightlife, and when visiting, many people want to find accommodation that provides a sociable atmosphere and the chance to meet like-minded fellow travellers. Discover our favourite party hostels to check out the next time you’re in the Spanish capital.

Cat’s Hostel

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Cat's Hostel | © ebifry / Flickr
Madrid’s most famous party hostel, Cat’s, has been drawing in backpackers for years and the cheap drinks deals in its cave bar are certainly hard to beat. The hostel is set in a 17th-century palace built around an Andalusian-style courtyard. Rooms are no-frills but clean and functional and the location is central. It sells itself as Madrid’s best party hostel and offers a range of free activities, from pub crawls and free walking tours to tapas and flamenco tours; or you can just chill in its popular bar and meet fellow travellers. Dorm beds start at €15.

The Hat

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel, Hostel, Hotel
4.4/5 (65 Reviews)
The Hat rooftop offers sunset views | © The Hat Madrid

If you’re looking for a more stylish hostel option, The Hat, just off Plaza Mayor, looks more like a boutique hotel than a rough and ready hostel. Its dorms are stylish and minimalist, while its rooftop bar is the place to mingle with fellow travellers, and you get a free beer on arrival. There is a range of activities available, such as bar crawls and city tours. Dorm beds start at €18.95.

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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Living Mad Hostel

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Learn how to make paella | © EstudioWebDoce / Pixabay

This cool hostel is located close to Lavapiés, a diverse neighbourhood that is the place to party in Madrid right now. It has a rooftop bar, which is, as the hostel says, the ideal place to ‘relax, sunbathe and dance under the moon’. There are lots of different activities that will allow you to mingle with other travellers, from bar crawls to paella-making classes. Dorm beds start at €15.

La Posada de Huertas

Hostel
4/5 (1 Reviews)
This international youth hostel might be pretty no-frills, but it attracts backpackers from all over the world thanks to its low prices and central location on one of Madrid’s most buzzing streets, Calle de las Huertas. The hostel has a good range of activities: free tours, tapas crawls and bar crawls are available throughout the week. Enjoy some free local tipple at its sangria parties, held at 9pm every Monday and Thursday, and learn how to make paella at its Saturday paella party. Dorm beds start at €11.
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Free Wifi
24 Hour Front Desk

TOC Hostel

Hostel
4.4/5 (292 Reviews)
 

This hip young chain, which also has hostels in Barcelona and Seville, is located right in the centre of Madrid, close to the Puerta del Sol. Its laid-back bar, with comfy sofas and good music, is a great place to start the night and meet other travellers, while its well-stocked games selection is ideal if you need a night in after all that partying. Dorm beds start at €22.

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Free Wifi
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Sungate One

Hostel
4.5/5 (142 Reviews)
It’s the little details that make Sungate One one of the best hotels in the world – it was voted the third-best small hostel in the world by Hostelworld – like the free ear plugs, which can be a godsend if you’ve got a roommate who snores. The hostel provides a free dinner every evening and chocolate and churros for breakfast, as well as €1 beers at reception. If you’re eager to explore Madrid’s famous nightlife, you can head out with the in-the-know hostel staff at 11.30pm every night. Dorm beds start at €21.
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Free Wifi
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff

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  • Mad4You

    Hostel, Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
    4/5 (50 Reviews)
    Hostel Sign
    Hostel Sign | © Pixabay

    Located in Malasaña, Mad4You is a great base from which to explore one of Madrid’s most popular neighbourhoods. Malasaña is full of quirky bars, restaurants and shops and is a firm favourite with students and travellers in Madrid. Mad4You has a bar where you can chill with a cold beer, and a relaxing terrace area where you can get chatting with fellow travellers. Dorm beds start at €14.

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    Free Wifi
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    U Hostel

    Hostel
    4.2/5 (310 Reviews)

    This stylish hostel is set in the grand surroundings of a 19th-century palace and is close to the buzzing district of Malasaña, one of Madrid’s top nightlife hubs. Billed as Madrid’s first luxury youth hostel, this is a great option if you want a more refined hostel experience. There are still plenty of fun activities on offer, as well as a bar and lounge area. Dorm beds start at €14.

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    Free Wifi
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff

    OK Hostel

    Hostel
    4.5/5 (253 Reviews)
     

    OK Hostel is located in the beautiful and historic neighbourhood of La Latina, the epicentre of Madrid’s tapas bar scene. It has a good range of social activities for guests, including walking tours, bar crawls and regular social dinners – a great chance to meet some fellow guests. Rooms range from private doubles to female-only and mixed dorms of six and four beds. Set in an historic building in the neighbourhood of La Latina, OK Hostel is on the doorstep of Madrid’s best tapas scene and the famous Sunday street market, the Rastro. It offers walking tours and tapas crawls as well as regular social dinners, which are good opportunities to mingle with fellow guests. Dorm beds start at €15.

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    Free Wifi
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Way Hostel

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    Way Hostel, close to both the centre of Madrid and the cool neighbourhood of Lavapiés, prides itself on being a sociable hostel and offers cheap dinners four times a week, when guests can all muck in and get to know each other. It also provides free sangria, drinking games, walking and tapas tours and flamenco shows. Dorm beds start at €15.

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