Cheap Hotels in Madrid

January 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Madrid is not only the capital of Spain, but a city full of magnificent architecture, sizzling nightlife and mouth watering Spanish cuisine. Home of the Prado Museum, which holds one of the largest art collections in the world, Madrid fills you with excitement and history wherever you go. You can find many cheap hotels in Madrid on HostelBookers.com to stay while you visit, and receive a friendly welcome from each of them.

Maria Elena Hotel Madrid

Maria Elena Hotel Madrid

Puerta del Sol is sometimes called the “Times Square” of Madrid for obvious reasons. It is the central hub of the city, and is the home of El Oso y el Madrono, or “The Bear and the Strawberry Tree.” This famous bronze statue is the symbol of the city, and visitors from everywhere make their way here to see it. The Real Casa de Correos is the clock tower that draws large crowds come New Year’s Eve. This is where everyone counts down the year’s end, and the tradition is to eat a grape for every chime of the clock at midnight. The Maria Elena Hotel is great for budget travellers and business travelers and includes a courtyard enclosed with a dome. It also features an exclusive restaurant which offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

There are plenty of tourist attractions in Gran Via, a lively street that is one of the busiest shopping areas. The Metropolis, or Edificio Metropolis, is a display of architectural beauty. Budget travelers may want to check out the Petit Palace Italia for high tech rooms which are elegantly furnished. Take a short stroll to Puerta del Sol, the Prada museum, or the Plaza del Callao. Cinema buffs will love the Plaza, as it boasts six different movie theatres.

Petit Palace Italia Gran Via Madrid

Petit Palace Italia Gran Via Madrid

Salamanca is the perfect spot to soak up some Catalan culture. A large city with a small village atmosphere, Salamanca is where you will find the National Archaeological Museum. This is a great attraction for families to visit. The Puerta de Alcala monument took over nine years to complete, and stands majestically outside the Plaza de la Independencia. Backpackers can enjoyu cheap accommodation at the Velazquez Hotel, located close enough to enjoy plenty of sightseeing. Be pampered with excellent service and dine on Andalusian cuisine at one of the two restaurants available.

Velazquez Hotel Madrid

Velazquez Hotel Madrid

The Habsburg District will take you back to old Madrid. Enjoy wine and tapas at their finest, and some awesome hospitality at the Plaza de Santa Ana. The chic&basic Mayerling is a budget hotel offering 22 contemporary rooms for a restful night sleep. Enjoy a free breakfast before heading out to visit the local galleries. Browse Thyssen, Prado and Reina Sofia, or head to the Plaza Mayor. Originally a famous spot for bullfights, it is still the home of many public celebrations.

The chic&basic Mayerling

The chic&basic Mayerling

Madrid is full of culture and attractions to fill your visit with excitement. Check out one of the cheap hotels for your next stay in Madrid.

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