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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Clean and nice place, friendly staff. Tended to be a little noisy on Friday nights as it is a minute walk from Puerta-del-Sol and that' s a noisy place. There is a locker in every room, costs one euro to open\close it. I visited in february and the room was chilly, although an extra blanket is provided.

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Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Great location,small but clean rooms,frendly owners.Near to all great places -Sol,Gran via,Plaza Mayor.All around are small places with great food.At the corner is Museo de jamon.You'll enjouy staying in it-walking distance to everything.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Located on the second floor of an old building within 5 minutes walking of Sol station (for both Metro and RENFE light rail) and about 25 minutes of Atocha railway station. There is a large supermarket in El Cortes Ingles off Puerta del Sol within 5 minutes walking. All around are fast-food restaurants and more up-market eating establishments. Because it...

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3Thank Michael T
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Excellent choice if you are seeking value close to all the main attractions and easy to get to from airport or train station. Simple, but clean and good size room. 24 hr access. Museo de Jambon next door great for breakfast

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 14 June 2013

I stayed at hostal Esmeralda for one night on a Saturday and will definitely return if I'm ever in Madrid ! It it one small street away from Plaza del Sol which is the center of Madrid, so excellent location. It has Museo del Jamon right next to it which had very big and tasty sandwiches for just 1-2 euros....

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 22 January 2013

The hotel has a very good location, few steps for metro Sol with 3 metro lines, lots of shops and restaurants. The room is very small, but clean and having all minimum utilities TV, phone, air conditioning.The staff is nice and try to help you, but don`t speak english, that is very bad. No hot weather during the weekend and...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2012 via mobile

In the thick of things - on second floor (yeah slightly small, old elevator but I've been in worse and beats carrying bag up the stairs). Some slight language issues at check in but all good, room was very clean although small. Had tv and air-con (phew!). Great value overall! (especially considering it cost nearly as much per night to...

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Mendoza, Argentina
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Located in the heart of Madrid just where the action goes on 24/4. The entrance is scary as it also is the elevator but once you walk into it the place is impecable, clean and friendly staff. A very good place for the money. No complains and will return on my next stay in Madrid. If you drive a car...

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Excellent value for money, and so central. I booked a single room and got a twin with a little balcony, and very spacious, room was sparse but very clean and the bathroom was spotless. I made use of the coffee machine in the reception and had it with a croissant or cake for breakfast. Location is excellent right on Sol...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Nice little place to stay. Very central just of Sol. I walked to all the major attractions. I booked a single and had a double bed in a small room with attached shower room - lots of hot water. Decor not flashy or particularly modern but this is one of the cleanest places i have ever stayed and it was...

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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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Address: Calle Victoria n 0 1 20 Piso, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
Price Range: $64 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Esmeralda 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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“phone before arriving to avoid double booking and ensure your room is available”
 of 5 bubbles carm250753, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“all rooms seemed the same, they're all on a hallway on the same floor with the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles ruluca, 14 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Try to avoid the rooms the rooms that are on the street the noise coming for the tapas bar all over never stop. Ask for an inside room!”
 of 5 bubbles bj8plus, 8 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Dont let them give you the ones that are on the left corner from the reception: 214, 215, 216”
 of 5 bubbles Pandrea_890, 29 May 2012 | Read review
“when making your reservation provide your request they will do their best to accommodate.”
 of 5 bubbles gabyj_12, 19 Apr 2012 | Read review
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