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Hostal Gala

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hostal Gala is located in a very convenient part of town, within walking distance of everything you'll want to visit. The rooms are clean and modern and the staff is very friendly. It was a great place to start our visit in Madrid.

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Edmonton, Canada
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93 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I'm just appalled this place gets such great reviews. Its not horrible, but not worth such great reviews at all. First, the rooms are TINY. I knew we wouldn't be getting a huge hotel style room, but this was TINY. The rooms could also use a deep cleaning. Sure they were surface clean, but no one had washed the walls... More 

Thank WanderingBrunette
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear WanderingBrunette, We are sorry you did not have a pleseant stay with us. The boiler issue was fixed as fast as possible and we offered rooms that were not affected to shower in. As far as the size of the rooms, we have serveral categories. The "small double room" is intended for short stays with little luggage. Travelers on... More 

Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not a superb first impression as the hostal is located on the second floor of a multi-use building. Once we were shown our room however - WOW! We booked the Superior Double Room. Beautiful corner room with high ceilings and stunning views on to the street. Massive king bed and just very spacious - unusual for many European stays! Staff... More 

1 Thank k0stravel
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear k0stravel, We are glad that you had a good stay in our little jewel, the "superior double". The building is indeed historical and we are slowly undergoing soundproofing. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Best regards, Hostal Gala More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were a bit nervous about what to expect as it was quite reasonably priced, but the room was brilliant with a lovely balcony overlooking a square, nice and clean with modern decor, comfy beds and a great shower. The reception staff were lovely, very helpful and friendly. Very close to the Grand via and all other attractions. Would defiantly... More 

1 Thank elaine t
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Elaine, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Also, thank you for your comments on our staff. Theese are a great source of motivation for us. We would love to see you return to Hostal Gala in the future. Best regards, Hostal Gala More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights. Room was spacious and clean. Street outside is quite noisy so don't stay here if you want peace and quiet. Central location with all sites within walking distance. A good value place to stay

Thank Claire J
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Claire, Thank you very much for sharing your opinion with other Tripadvisor travellers. We hope to see you again whenever you return to Madrid. Best regards, Xurxo Hostal Gala More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel has small yet clean rooms with private bathroom. The location is perfect, you are at walking distance from all center sights. Plus the price is very good for the area. ** tip: bring ear plugs if the noise bothers you; sometimes the streets are loud and the neighbors snore :). Recommended!

Thank Maria Jose L
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad that you have had a pleasant stay at Hostal Gala and hope to see you again. Best regards, Hostal Gala More 

Cape Canaveral, Florida
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This little hotel is located in a very centralized location close to the Gran Via, Opera, and several metro stations. All the major sites in central Madrid is within walking distance. The hotel is on the second floor of the building so that was a bit confusing when arriving. The hotel is very clean and the staff is very helpful.... More 

Thank Jamie F
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Jaime, Thank you very much for your honest opinion and your remarks on our staff. Do note that we have rooms facing the inside of the building for travelers that demand more silence. Please let us know your preference when you come back. Best regards, Hostal Gala More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This small, elevator serviced hotel provides excellent quality rooms with generous comfortable beds and generous memory foam body pillows. The rooms are clean and fairly spacious with balconies overlooking a vivacious Madrid street and plaza. But fear not light sleeper, although the party below will go on well past 0400 the excellent windows and shutters will reduce the most raucous... More 

Thank wyrecairn
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear wyrecairn: Thank you very much for your detailed review! We are glad you had a confortable stay with us and hope to see you whenever you come back to Madrid. Best regards, Hostal Gala More 

Stone Mountain, Georgia
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161 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

An elevator provides access to this small Hostal on the second floor with just a few steps to manage. The en-suite rooms seem to vary in size and all are decorated in shades of grey, are comfortable and contain all the necessary features. The rooms overlook a friendly neighborhood irregularly shaped square which contains access to the Santo Domingo Metro... More 

Thank Tony1784
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Tony1748, Thank you for your opinion. Our en-suite rooms do vary in size and configuration. Whenever you want to come back to Madrid, check our website and we will give you any room you want as long as it is avaliable. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Hostal Gala More 

Tipperary, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The hotel is clean & in excellent location. Great spot for night life & shopping. So close to tourist destinations!!! Brilliant all round. The hotel had lovely & friendly staff, you have 24 hour ballet service. The bedrooms are big & the bathroom has a great power shower. It's only minor issue is it's outside signage is difficult to find.... More 

Thank Britawieve
HostalGala M, Director de Recepción at Hostal Gala, responded to this review

Dear Britawieve, Thank you for taking the time to rate us. Your opinion is very valuable. Also, thank you for mentioning our staff. Just to clarify for future travelers that may have read this, we do have an elevator in the building. We apologize if we failed to tell you. We hope to see you again whenever you travel to... More 

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Staying in Centro

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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A unique experience awaits you in the heart of Madrid. Everything in Hostel Gala has been totally refurbished and designed in detail to provide modern design, comfort and simplicity. You can enjoy your stay with all the shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs around. Everything you would expect to find in Madrid, just a stone’s throw away from your hostel. Our friendly staff is always here for you to give you all the information you need and to make your stay as pleasant as possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Gala

Address: Costanilla Angeles 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
Price Range: $75 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal Gala 1*
Number of rooms: 22
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Hostal Gala Hotel Madrid
Hotel Style:
#35 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
#75 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#86 Family Hotel in Madrid
#99 Business Hotel in Madrid
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“Superior Double was well worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles k0stravel, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a room that does not face the street.”
 of 5 bubbles JamieF252, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try for front room rather than side rom for less street noise. There is a club/bar in the street on the side.”
 of 5 bubbles DonMacalister, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We were looking onto street so essential to shut windows at night but good soundproofing”
 of 5 bubbles 412nicolaf, 23 May 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are on the second floor and well soundproofed. Rooms looking out on to the square have a better view”
 of 5 bubbles GilesP, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
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