Sleeping in Madrid: the best areas to stay

Are you planning a trip or vacation to the capital of Spain? Do you want to know which are the best areas to sleep in Madrid? In this short guide we will give you useful tips for booking hotels, apartments and B & Bs in the best areas of the city.

Finding a good place to stay in Madrid is not complicated. Being one of the largest European capitals, the offer of accommodation is very varied, there are hotels for all budgets and types of travelers.

Madrid is also the largest Spanish city with more than 3 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Really a very active city, with a vibrant nightlife, busy shopping malls and bustling streets both day and night.

It is a city with a rich mix of cultures, since in addition to the people of Madrid, many inhabitants come from other countries, especially Latin America, which have made Madrid their second hometown.

Where to sleep in Madrid

So what are the best areas to stay in Madrid? The best neighborhoods to stay in are for sure the central areas such as: Gran Vía and Plaza de España, Sol, Madrid de las Austrias and Prado Museum. In these areas there are most of the attractions and things to see of the Spanish city.

Furthermore, the center, unlike other European capitals, coincides with the area where they are located the cheapest accommodation in Madrid. By staying in the center, you can better "taste" Madrid's nightlife, which is itself an attraction of the city and one of the main reasons for visiting the Spanish city.

The city has a vast offer for tourism, culture and leisure activities with excellent facilities and services. In addition, there are many of the institutions of the Spanish government and the residence of the Spanish royal family in the city.

In addition to a large and varied offer of hotel facilities, the city offers good public transport and many leisure facilities including some of Spain's best restaurants, shopping malls, theaters, famous museums and more. In Madrid you will find lots of interesting things to do and see, whatever your interests.

Gran Vía and Plaza de España

The tourist areas of Gran Vía and Plaza de España are the best areas to sleep in Madrid from a tourist point of view. They are centrally located, so many of the attractions and things to see in the city can be easily reached on foot.

These areas are very well connected by public transport, such as the metro, so even the most distant destinations can be reached easily. Furthermore, these zones have a lively and intense nightlife, much loved by young people and not only.

Migliori hotel Gran Vía and Plaza de España area

Vincci Capitol

Hotel Avenida Gran Vía

Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid

Gran Via 63 Rooms

Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via

VP Plaza España Design


Sun one of the best neighborhoods to stay in Madrid, because in the surroundings there are some of the most beautiful areas of Madrid such as: La Latina, Huertas and Malasaña. Well connected by public transport to other areas of Madrid and to the airport. Puerta del Sol is the heart of the neighborhood, with many good restaurants and shops for shopping.

Best hotels in the Sol area


Le Petit Palü

Hotel Europa

Hostal Mayor

Principle Pio

INTER Puerta del Sol

Madrid of the Austrias

Madrid of the Austrias è the most historic district of the city, rich in monuments. In the area, in addition to the Royal Palace, there are the most important squares of Madrid and historic churches. It is one of the most sought after areas to stay, so it is advisable to book well in advance. It is not an economic area, but very beautiful and suggestive.

Migliori hotel Madrid de las Austrias area

Plaza Mayor Suites & Apartments

Room Mate Mario

Hostal La Casa de La Plaza

Museo del Prado

This district takes its name from the homonymous museum it houses. The Prado Museum is the main museum of Madrid and one of the main attractions of the city. It is an elegant, clean, recommended for culture lovers. Accommodation and hotel facilities have high rates, suitable for aristocratic tourism.

Best hotels in the Prado Museum area

Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado

NH Collection Madrid Paseo del Prado

Mercure Madrid Center


The Chamartín area is a smart choice for various reasons, including: it is well connected to the center by public transport, there are good and excellent accommodation facilities at cheap prices, also in the neighborhood there is the Santiago Bernabéu. So, if you have to attend a Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid match, this is a good choice.

Best hotels in the Chamartín area

Hotel Puerta America

Hostel Boutique Roisa

Tryp Madrid Chamartin

Pick up

Retiro is a great area for those seeking tranquility. In the area there is the famous Retiro Park, the green lung of the city of Madrid. It is a very quiet area to choose if you don't like the hustle and bustle of the city center. It is not a cheap area, there are few hotels and they are quite expensive.

Best hotels in the Retiro area

Only YOU Hotel Atocha

Ayre Gran Hotel Colon

8Rooms Madrid


È one of the most elegant and exclusive neighborhoods of Madrid. It is not a good solution for those who want to visit the city, but for those looking for a luxurious area, with many luxury boutiques. The hotels are also quite expensive and of a good standard.

Best Salamanca area hotels

Heritage Madrid Hotel

ICON Wipton by Petit Palace

Luxury Suites


Chueca is a trendy neighborhood with a vibrant nightlife. It is also a favorite neighborhood among Madrid's gay community. It is advisable because in 10-15 minutes on foot you reach the central area and for the not excessively high prices of accommodation.

Best Chueca area hotels

Madrid Suites San Mateo

Le Petit Palü

Dolce Vita Guest House

Budget accommodation in Madrid

It is not difficult to find cheap accommodation in Madrid. Even in the city center there are hostels, pensions and cheap hotels, suitable for those who are planning a low cost trip to the Spanish capital. Prices range from 10-15 euros per person per night.

- hostels only the cheapest solution and are suitable for a young audience, who like to socialize and sleep in shared rooms with other tourists. For families and couples looking for budget accommodation better to prefer board e B&B, even if there are many hotels which offer even cheaper rates.

Best budget accommodation in Madrid

Far Home Plaza Mayor

Pension Stella

Prada Guest House

Pension Enebral

Small&Cosy Private Bedrooms

Hostal La Casa de La Plaza 

How to reach us

Madrid is easily reached with numerous flights departing from almost all airports. Many of these are low cost flights, and this has made a trip or a holiday in this city, symbol of Spanish culture, even more attractive.

His "Barajas" international airport, with three terminals, it is one of the largest airports in the world. Hundreds of domestic and international flights land every day making it the busiest airport in Spain.

Madrid is located right in the center of the Iberian Peninsula. So, it is easily accessible by train, plane or buss, from all Spanish cities, such as Valencia, Barcelona and Seville.

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