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“Excelllent for budget travelors”
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Pension Arcos
Ranked #189 of 390 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
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15 reviews
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“Excelllent for budget travelors”
Reviewed 3 December 2010

This is not the place for anyone who wants a modern hotel, but is excellent for anyone whose primary needs are for clean, safe, cheap and great location. There is no online booking - you must book by phone in Spanish.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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Reviewed 6 December 2009

I read about Pension Arcos in Rick Steves' guidebook and I LOVED it. A small double room with a full en suite bath was only 40€ per night, and it is seriously no more than a 5 minute walk to Puerta del Sol, the CENTER of Madrid. However, if you are looking for luxury DO NOT STAY HERE! If you want inexpensive, safe and, well, quaint, this place is a bonanza.
Anuncia and Sabino (proprietors) speak no English- you'll need your Spanish in order to reserve a room- no more than the day before your arrival. It's on the top floor of a building that has been given over almost entirely to hosteles/pensiones- but there is a charming, antique (small but powerful) elevator. When you walk in to the place, it is almost like stepping in to your Aunty's or Grandmother's place- NOTHING is new, but it is all clean and well maintained.
Anuncia made sure that we knew where we were headed- took us through the lounge area out to the terrace and pointed out the street we needed in order to reach our destination. That terrace alone would be worth 40€ during the warmer months of the year!
My ONLY complaint is that, when we returned to the room to study for the finals we had to take when we returned to Barcelona after a day out visiting museums, eating AWESOME food and flirting with CUTE Madrid police officers, it was COLD. So cold that we hunkered down under the bevy of blankets on our beds. We cranked the dial on the old radiator, to little effect, but when we returned from dinner, it had warmed up enough to be comfortable in street clothes. Full disclosure: I don't do well in the cold. I live on Maui and am currently attending school in Barcelona which is a good 20°F warmer than Madrid.
If you are a Rick Steves' devotee, you will ADORE this place- and Anuncia is a huge fan of Rick and the people that have come to her through his recommendations.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 August 2009

It's a really great location within walking distance of major sight-seeing places in Madrid. This seems to have been a entire floor (fifth) apartment when the building was built owned by one family. The elderly couple who lives there (Anuncia and Sabino) now has a couple of rooms with accomodations. Everything about this place says to you - 1940s Madrid - including the room, the building, the elevator, the endearing couple who keeps the place. I guess some people would not like it, but we loved staying there. It's pretty clean and the best price we have found around. You will need to speak Spanish to make the arrangement by calling them [--]. Great for student/budget travelers.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pension Arcos
Address: Calle Salud # 13, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
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Ranked #189 of 390 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Number of rooms: 6
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Pension Arcos Hotel Madrid

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