Lodging questions Madrid

Mar 29th, 2009, 04:57 PM
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Lodging questions Madrid

My wife and I are planning to stay in Madrid on Sat and Sun April 18 & 19.
We want quiet, comfort and reasonable price.
Our son, who is at the University of Salamanca spoke of a place with Hostal in the name. There are 2 places in Rick Steves book Hostal Acupulco and Hostal Triana.
Any comments on the above two?
Also, please write back with any other lodging suggestions.
Many thanks,
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Mar 29th, 2009, 07:29 PM
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LostinBoston, I'm pretty sure "hostal" means "hotel" or some variant. Maybe its a variant of "hostel", although they aren't like the hostels you think of when you hear that word. There are many many "hostals" in Madrid, usually one floor of a building, so a 5 story building might have 5 different "hostals". Sorry, I don't know the specific ones you've asked about. Do you have a budget in mind?
sf7307 is online now  
Mar 29th, 2009, 07:46 PM
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Now this is really a challenge! I hope your son can be more specific. sf7307 is correct as that is a word to describe a type of lodging.
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Mar 30th, 2009, 03:49 AM
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I keep getting e-mails from Hostal Alfonso near Nuevos Ministerios. I think they have a web site.

If you're just in Madrid Saturday & Sunday, I would look for a better location (i.e., near Museo del Prado & Parque de buen Retiro).

Madridman.com has listings & reviews of many Madrid Hostals.
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Mar 30th, 2009, 04:21 AM
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I hope he doesn't give you a street with Calle in the directions.

On a more serious note, a student's idea of what is acceptable accomodations and what his aprents might consider quiet and comfortable are three different things. Just the fact that he included hostal in the name indicates he is spending your money wisely by staying in more spartan consitions.
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Mar 30th, 2009, 07:06 AM
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Adu that's funny (calle!)

Lin B I am sure you have looked over trip advisor?

What is your budget per night for the accomodations?
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Mar 30th, 2009, 07:22 AM
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Hostal Acapulco is a great place to stay. The people there are friendly and speak English. The rooms are smallish, but clean and come with a mini-fridge which is great because there is an Corte Ingles grocery nearby.

It is a couple blocks from the Puerta del Sol and very close to the Gran Via metro station.

No pool or spa, no frills, but a great value.
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Mar 30th, 2009, 04:14 PM
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We lived on Ramon de la Cruz in el Barrio de Salamanca, written: c/Ramon de la Cruz. The 'c/' prefix is similar to the 'St.' suffix in English. How can that be funny, AnaMari?? That's my Madrileña wife's name, by the way.

LostinBoston writes: "My wife and I are planning to stay in Madrid on Sat and Sun April 18 & 19.
We want quiet, comfort and reasonable price."

My guess is that the OP isn't much interested in nightlife, and is more interested in 'quiet and comfort.' That's why I suggested the Museo del Prado area.
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Mar 30th, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Nedsireland, I think amsdon was referring to Aduchamp's post, not yours. Its funny because Hostal means hostel or hotel (so there are hundreds of them in Madrid), and calle means street (so there are hundred of THEM in Madrid).
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Mar 30th, 2009, 09:16 PM
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Hi guys yes SF7307 is right, I thought Adu was funny
Hey Ned is your wife the same one that did the Camino? I wish I could.
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Mar 31st, 2009, 09:54 AM
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I am actually going to be staying at the Triana in May for a couple nights. It is very affordable and I read the reviews from various travel sites and most of the travellers were happy with the services provided.
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