Hostal Numancia1.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
It's a one-star hostel, and if you are a poor student, this is somewhat the place. Be aware though; the beds are 1 1/2, and we went 6 friends, where two dudes needed to share a bed. There was very little room. I shared it with my girlfriend, and for us, there was lots of place. Another thing: the walls are very thin. Apparently, you can hear people having sex. It is although a great central place, and you really get what you pay for. as said; if you are a poor student, this is just the place.
Simple accommodation on 5th floor of building Staff on arrival at 21.30 friendly and helpful. Room basic but comfortable and spotlessly clean. Good location for bars and restaurants. Good value basic accommodation in Madrid. Would certainly recommend to budget treaveller.
Excellent location! As they said at their website... Very simple and cheap hostel, easy to find, near main railway station in Madrid. No one speaks English language, small rooms, very old building and furniture
Upon arrival, the staff for doing the actual check-in routine wasn't there yet but another staff member who only spoke Spanish made sure we got settled into our rooms and postponed the check-in formalities till later. Their credit card device wasn't working, but the staff was accommodating and said they'll try to fix it after the weekend. We ended up paying cash. My suggestion is to be prepared to pay in cash or to send an email before arriving to confirm payment by card is possible. We were in a double bed room. Very simplistic. Double bed a bit too small for two people. Shared bathroom, very clean. Enough bathrooms on the floor, so no waiting to use them. Walking distance to bus stations and Tirso de Molina Metro station (line 1). Plaza de Mayor were in <10 min walking distance. Small supermarket right across the street. More supermarkets further down the street.
Scary place. Demanded money, wouldn't get get off the phone to provide apparent free wifi password (finally after waiting 25mins they gave us two possible password because they couldn't remember the right one which neither were. Keys did not unlock doors. Do not wish to describe bathrooms as they were ridiculous. There were 4 or 5 men standing in the 'reception' who looked us up and down in the most revolting ways. My friend and I have stayed in some very basic places, this is by far the worst and made us feel so unsafe we had to check out almost immediately, so glad we didn't stay the night. Would recommend anywhere before this place. Do not stay here.
They asked me to keep my bag with them when I wasn't in the room and when I was sleeping so no one would come in my room and steal anything. The only time my wallet left my back pocket was at night when I had it in my bag and gave them the bag. I woke up the last day, looked in my wallet and €70 was missing from it! I confronted them about it, they spoke in Spanish for about a minute then said sorry there's nothing we can do. I would stay away from here at all costs!!
A few years ago, I spent a year of high school studying in Spain and went for a 5-day long weekend to Madrid, staying at Numancia. I have to admit that we had one of those straight-out-of-the-movies moments of absolute horror when we saw the room, and instantly thought about getting a nicer room in some other place. We did stick it out, and it was a bonding experience that we still talk about, for better or worse! My two friends were paying with credit cards and the machine didn't even work, and I think it might have charged one of them twice, which was of course not an ideal start to the trip. We actually went out and bought huge blankets to sleep in because the sheets on the bed looked so nasty that we didn't want to touch them. However, for what we were there for, it pretty much served our needs. The bathrooms could certainly have been worse, they were fine and pretty clean. We hardly slept because we were out ENJOYING Madrid so much (which is very easy to do), so we were really never in the hostel. So it was a good price, we had a private room which was great, and it was a good location to explore the city. One really unfortunate thing was that we only got 1 set of keys for the 3 of us, with 4 different colored keys on it that each connected to a different door. Spend a week with that and you'll understand why newer hostels have those wristbands that buzz you in automatically. One of the (ancient) keys broke, and one night one girl went home earlier than another friend and me, and didn't wake up to throw us the keys, so we had to wake up the manager who was NONE too happy. Another group of friends were staying at Cat's Hostel down the street and we were just so jealous the whole week, I would definitely switch and stay there next time. However, it was great to get a cheap room and spend money on the plenty of other things to do and see in Madrid, so I can't complain too much. If you need a cheap place to rest your head and you don't get too freaked out by grimy lime green bedding, go for it!
I came to this hostal one year ago but I wrote the review now. The reason is they finally sent us to another hostal called Xucar which even doesn't exist on tripadvisor! Plus I need to carry all my baggages by myself from one end of the street to the other end! This is a family-run hostel and don't expect the staff to speak any English understandable. When we arrived, I saw some half-naked man coming in and out from the rooms. If you want something more than a bed, please avoid it!
I thought this placed looked decent, but when I arrived it looked was old and cramped. For some reason I was brought to the hostel below, Hostel Graciela, the room was miniature, extremely old, and felt very unclean. I was in a room right next to the front door, so the buzzer to get in was going off all night. I came home and checked Graciela's website, the photos are very misleading and the room should have been 8 euros less then what I had paid. I was there only ten hours and was very happy to leave. Pension Adeco, however, also in Madrid was a nice, clean, comfortable place to stay for only 2-5 euros more!
Stay in this hostal to save money while enjoying a convenient location near to a metro station and within walking distance of the Plaza Major, Gran Via and most sights. While I would NEVER take my girlfriend here, I can recommend it for the budget savy. Bring along a can of Lysol to give the room a good spay down!
Located in Madrid City Centre, Hostal Numancia is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Plaza Mayor and El Rastro. This 10-room hostal welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, express check-in, and express check-out. Prado Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum are also a short walk from this Madrid hostal.
The 10 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Free newspapers and free local calls are other standard amenities. Bathrooms are shared.
At Hostal Numancia, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
17% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 34 reviews