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igemini48 Dec 30th, 2013 11:07 PM

Place to stay in Barcelona and Madrid Spain
 
Hi
We are a retired couple going to Barcelona and Madrid in the beginning of July. Having problems finding a decent inexpensive place to stay. All we saw look like a dorm. We don't want to spend much money on hotel where will be only coming to sleep, but comfortable beds are important. Looking for a clean and safe place to stay, for no more that $60.00/night for 4 nights. All suggestions greatly appreciated.
Happy New year and many new safe exciting trips in it.

ribeirasacra Dec 31st, 2013 03:08 AM

No idea of what dollars you are writing about.
So maybe have a look at http://www.booking.com/
Choose your currency, choose your location and read the genuine reviews.

danon Dec 31st, 2013 07:42 AM

Barcelona is very popular in the summer...
I am not sure there is much i. either city for45 euros ..perhaps some studen logging in BC???
Inexpensive hotels in Madrid are called hostels . I doubt you can find much in that range with AC.
The temp. in both cities will be in the 90s .

euromom Dec 31st, 2013 08:40 AM

I was there in summer of 2012. Both places quite expensive. We stayed in some pretty pricey places, but spoke with some youth in both cities and saw the hostel in Madrid as we were curious as to what they looked like. My teenager wants to go backpacking through Europe soon. They are clean, and not very expensive. Very hot during this time of year.

mcburja Dec 31st, 2013 08:46 AM

It's probably obvious, and you may not have any choice, but if you can travel outside of July and August, the prices will be much better. Also, you may want to try looking for B&B's; they tend to be far less than hotels.

Best of luck.

Robert2533 Dec 31st, 2013 08:55 AM

A room for $60.00/night would be a cheap hostel, which are available in both Madrid and Barcelona, but most offer only dormitory type rooms at that price point. It would be an adventure for someone just out of high school, but not quite what I would picture for a retired couple on the go.

Bedar Dec 31st, 2013 09:35 AM

Try the Hostal Lisboa in calle Ventura de la Vega. It's €65 for a double, but you'll have A/C. This is for Madrid.

danon Dec 31st, 2013 10:13 AM

One understands some travelers are on a tight budget and don't
have a problem being outside all day in hot weather...
I cannot think of a major European city where a clean, safe and comfortable logging( for seniors)
is readily available at such a low rate.
The time of" Europe on Five Dollars a Day " is no more.

Bedar Dec 31st, 2013 11:07 AM

Five Dollars a Day is no longer, but have a look at Frommer's Madrid and Barcelona online for cheap hotels with a review of each. Also list the Ritz, if interested.

BigRuss Dec 31st, 2013 01:04 PM

<i> We don't want to spend much money on hotel where will be only coming to sleep, but comfortable beds are important. Looking for a clean and safe place to stay, for no more that $60.00/night for 4 nights.</i>

Your budget is low.

This is the simple fact: You're looking at visiting cities the size of Chicago (Madrid) and Philadelphia (Barcelona) and seeking to pay flophouse prices for lodging. For that price, you will receive flophouse quality lodging if you can find anything (the 65E someone quoted above is pushing $90, already 50% more than your budget).

You may find some place(s) with clean rooms, but truly comfortable bedding (assuming this means a high quality mattress and support) won't be available at the rates you're wanting to pay.

Note that Madrid will likely have weather akin to what you'd find in Central Oklahoma - very hot and very dry. You will need AC.

igemini48 Dec 31st, 2013 03:32 PM

Thanks everyone for responding. It's OK, we will go higher if there is no other choice....

kimhe Jan 1st, 2014 05:03 PM

Here are two basic hotel standard (private bathroom, 24 desk, A/C, safety box) and great value places in excellent and central locations in Madrid and Barcelona. Have stayed in both:

In Madrid, La Perla Asturiana is next door to majestic Plaza Mayor and in the very heart of the city. Double for 30-58€/night: http://www.booking.com/hotel/es/la-perla-asturiana.html
http://www.perlaasturiana.com/

The area: http://www.gomadrid.com/sights/plaza-mayor.html
200 meters from bustling Plaza Santa Ana: http://www.gomadrid.com/sights/plaza-santa-ana.html

The hotel is 150 meters from excellent and genuine Revuelta tapas bar: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...ta-Madrid.html
http://www.smart-travelling.net/en/n.../show/details/
The famous cod/bacalao at Revuelta: https://guidepal.com/madrid/restaurants/casa-revuelta

In Barcelona, Hostal Orleans is on the edge of the vibrant El Born area and close to "everything". We've used to pay some 55-60€: http://www.booking.com/hotel/es/hostal-orleans.html

About the area: http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.c...s/el-born.html

The hotel is almost next door to this fabulous pintxos/tapas place: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...Catalonia.html

buzzybuzz Jan 1st, 2014 06:25 PM

Barcelona - Hostal Oliva
Madrid- Hostal Adriano, Hostal Adria Santa Ana


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