Looking for the best hostels in Madrid for solo travellers? Look no further.
I’ve been on a couple solo trips to Madrid, and have stayed at the majority of the city’s best hostels. This lively, Spanish metropolis is chock full of party hostels, budget hostels, and hostels great for solo female travelers.
These awesome spots offer a comfortable stay and the chance to meet other like-minded people through bar crawls, walking tours, and more! Whether you’re here for a week or a weekend, Madrid is home to plenty of comfortable, design-forward, affordable, and luxury hostels.
I’ve put together this list of hostels to help you find the one that’s perfect for you! No need to dig through reviews and spend hours researching the right fit. This guide will help you find the Madrid hostel where you’ll feel most at home.
Let’s take a look at the best hostels Madrid has to offer!
Quick Guide: Best Madrid Hostels
Best Hostels in Madrid for Solo Travellers
Madrid is an incredible place to visit on a solo trip or with friends and family! There are so many affordable hostels perfect for adventurers, sports lovers, males, females, backpackers, digital nomads, families, couples, and even those seeking luxury and style!
1. 2060 The Newton
Private Rooms: Yes
2060 The Newton is the best hostel in Madrid for solo travellers. This was my favorite hostel thanks to its many organized social activities from tours to bar crawls to dinners and drinking games.
Any activity you may want to do while in Madrid, you can sign up for through 2060 The Newton which guarantees you’ll make friends from your hostel. When I stayed here, the friendly vibes were immediately noticeable! (PS: Read my full 2060 The Newton Hostel review!)
Plus, this intriguing concept hostel is just a fascinating place to stay when visiting Madrid. Newton predicted the world would end in 2060 and the creators of this Madrid hostel used it as inspiration to remind us that life is meant to be lived to the fullest.
2060 The Newton features a sleek modern, minimalist design and includes a rooftop bar, restaurant, A/C, hot tub and sauna. Plus: free chocolate and churros in the morning. Their dorm rooms range from 8-12 occupants.
2. The Hat
Private Rooms: Yes
The Hat Hostel is another great hostel for solo travellers in Madrid. I was very pleased with the private room, the amazing rooftop, and the cool industrial, chic vibes. Plus, the location is incredible. It’s right next to Plaza Mayor, one of the main squares in Madrid, making it super easy to get to places like San Miguel Market and Madrid’s best tapas street in La Latina.
Perfect for design lovers and first-time visitors, this LGBTQ-friendly hostel and its accompanying rooftop are totally swoon-worthy. If you want to stop reading now and just book, I totally understand.
Even though this Madrid hostel is without a kitchen, it’s still a great place to meet people as a solo traveller. They offer free tapas and sangria almost every night and offer a delicious breakfast each morning (for an upcharge) where it’s easy to connect with fellow travelers.
3. The Central House Lavapies
The Central House Lavapies is a brand new hostel located between the central Madrid neighborhoods of Lavapies and La Latina, a few steps away from El Rastro, Madrid’s famous flea market which takes place every Sunday. I highly recommend a visit to this unique attraction.
Surrounded by bright street art, hip cafes, and cool bars, it feels like a luxury hostel with a lot of cool amenities like a game playroom, rooftop terrace with plunge pool, and outdoor patio. With plenty of organized events like silent disco, there are plenty of opportunities for solo travelers to join in on the fun. With the tagline “sleeping is optional,” It definitely has the vibe of a party hostel. There’s also a bar and restaurant on-site.
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4. Generator Madrid
Average Price: $$
Generator hostels are always a good choice and Generator Madrid is no exception. This trendy, urban design hostel is located right off of the bustling Gran Via, Madrid’s main thoroughfare.
I’ve always had a good experience at Generator hostels, especially when I’m dying for some modern American ammenities that other budget hostels don’t seem to have. However, I haven’t found this chain to be the best for making new friends.
With no organized social activities, this isn’t the most social hostel. It’s more like a hotel with dorm rooms, but you could still meet someone by hanging out in the bar or other common areas. Generator hostels are always a reliable chain if I don’t know where else to stay, because I know they’ll have elevators, A/C and feel closer to what I’m used to in the United States. There’s a rooftop bar, downstairs cafe, hot tubs, and A/C.
Traveling with kids? Generator is also one of the best family hostels thanks to its laid-back, hotel-like feel.
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5. Room 007 Chueca
Average Price: $
Another one of the best hostels in Madrid for solo travellers is Room 007 Chueca. This cool design hostel has a great location in the middle of the triangle of Gran Vía, Malasaña and Chueca. One look at their cool art will have you ready to book a bed or a private room!
They organize daily walking tours around Madrid along with pub crawls, flamenco shows or tapas tours for guests of their two hostels so you have double the chance of making friends with other likeminded travelers during your stay in Madrid!
Beautifully designed with exposed brick and a minimalist, modern, industrial feel, this is definitely one of the coolest places to stay in Madrid. (Plus, free towels!)
If I were to visit Madrid with a boyfriend or girlfriend, I’d opt for a private room at 007 Chueca. It’s a great couple hostel, because you’ll get plenty of alone time for a romantic trip, and opportunities to meet other travelers, all for a reasonable price.
Average Price: $
Meaning cool in Spanish, Mola! is a brand-new addition to the list of best hostels in Madrid, Spain. Located in a large, beautifully renovated building. Just 3 minutes from Puerta del Sol, Mola! is very centrally located and equipped with A/C, but no kitchen.
This Madrid hostel has all the activities a solo traveler could want with bar crawls, walking tours and more. Mola! is perfect for sports fans since you can book day trips and a visit to Real Madrid stadium through the hostel.
7. Petit Hostel La Latina
Neighborhood: La Latina
Looking for the perfect hostel for your solo trip to Madrid? Petit Hostel La Latina has tons of cool features and is the perfect solo travel hostel fo anyone making a quick stop-over in Madrid. Say goodbye to check-in worries with their 24-hour self-check-in service. Arrive at any time, day or night, hassle-free.
But that’s not all. They’re also conveniently located near all the best foodie hotspots. Want to squeeze in a tapas crawl at Madrid’s best tapas street: Calle Cava Baja or hit up San Miguel Market before your next flight? No problem!
Petit Hostel also offers sleek and modern amenities for a truly contemporary experience. Say hello to high-tech key cards and state-of-the-art cooling and heating systems. Plus, an innovative ventilation system that constantly refreshes the air with oxygen, and the best part? Free towels!
8. Way Hostel Madrid
Looking for a cozy, friendly backpacker hostel? Way Hostel is a great place to meet new people and share a unique adventure.
There’s a fully equipped kitchen and a variety of rooms to choose from (ranging from 2-person private rooms to shared rooms for 6, 8, or 12 people). You’ll have all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.
Whether you’re traveling solo or with friends, the staff wants you to feel at home. From early morning coffee to free tours to nights out on the town, get ready to make some memories at Way Hostel.
Not to mention, the central location near the train station makes this hostel a great choice if you’re planning a day trip to Cordoba from Madrid where you can see the exquisite Mezquita and marvel at the city’s famous courtyards.
9. OK Hostel Madrid
Neighborhood: La Latina
OK Madrid Hostel is located in a stunning historical building with a fresh new look. One of the best hostels Madrid has to offer, you can choose from a variety of rooms, including female-only dorms, mixed dorms, and private rooms for couples.
No matter which room you choose, you’ll enjoy free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and en-suite bathrooms with hot showers. And if you’re feeling adventurous in the kitchen, the fully equipped cooking space is ready for you to whip up a delicious meal.
This hostel is close to some of Madrid’s top attractions, including Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the Reina Sofia Museum. It’s a great option if you want to visit any of the incredible royal palaces in Spain, like Madrid’s Palacio Real. But what really sets them apart is the community feel.
The hostel was designed to be a relaxed hangout for travelers from all over the world – whether you’re sharing a meal in the spacious common area or joining a tapas tour, there’s always plenty of fun to be had.
10. Cats Hostel Madrid
Cats Hostel is the ultimate Madrid party hostel for young travelers and anyone ready to have a good time. Housed in a 17th-century palace, this fun and friendly hostel revolves around a central courtyard and fountain, creating a lively atmosphere.
With their famous motto “New Cats. More Cities. Same Passion,” Cats Hostel embraces freedom and hosts crazy parties. It’s easy to mingle and make friends at the hostel’s bar, where you can enjoy affordable drinks or participate in shared dinners held a few nights a week.
Cats is also one of the most budget-friendly hostels in Madrid. Not only are their rooms affordable, but they have plenty of super cheap dinners like paella for less than €5, fueling the fun-filled nights ahead. And don’t forget the free drinking games every night!
11. Safestay Madrid
Safestay Madrid is another of the best hostels in Madrid for solo travellers seeking an extended stay in the city. Great for women and older travelers, this stylish and affordable luxury hostel offers a range of features that make it stand out. With its all-girls room option, female solo travelers can feel safe and comfortable throughout their stay.
I loved that Safestay provided an array of free daily tours, movie nights, and a rooftop bar, ensuring plenty of opportunities to socialize and meet fellow travelers. Reviewers consistently rave about the comfortable beds, guaranteeing a restful night’s sleep, and I can’t disagree!
For digital nomads, Safestay Madrid offers great WiFi and a dedicated coworking space. Additionally, special long-stay rates make this hostel a perfect choice for remote workers looking to enjoy an extended and productive stay in Madrid.
12. Sungate One
Sungate One Madrid is the ideal and safest hostel for solo female travelers seeking a safe and welcoming environment. As an intimate backpacker hostel, it offers a small and cozy atmosphere, fostering a sense of community among residents and travelers from diverse backgrounds.
With female-only rooms and no bunk beds, I could tell that this hostel really prioritizes the comfort and security of its female guests. Located in a prime inner-city location, Sungate One Madrid is easily accessible from the airport and the main train station, ensuring a convenient arrival and departure.
The staff goes the extra mile to ensure the safety of women, providing assistance and creating a supportive atmosphere, making it the best choice for solo female travelers in Madrid.
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