Hostal Oporto2.0 out of 5.0
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This hostel is in the very center of Madrid in a quite and nice neighborhood. Rooms are a little small, but nice and comfortable. Service is pretty good, they were very polite and attentive. Next to the hostel there are a lot of very good restaurants too.
I spent five nights at Hostal Oporto with a friend. It's a simple and clean hostel located at the first floor of a nice building in a quiet street. It's very well located, 5 minutes from Puerta del Sol and Gran Via and very close to Parque del Buen Retiro e Museo del Prado. The staff was nice and willing, the only point was that one of the 3 guys at reception didn't speak English, but we always find the way to communicate. The room was cleaned everyday and the towels changed every time we needed it. The only bad point was that sometimes there was a bad smell in the room. I recommend Hostal Oporto to anyone who wants a strategical and cheap place in Madrid.
While on convention, we stayed in four hotels, this was the second of the four and by far THE WORST! Let's begin with the fact that if you're arriving with suitcases, its two flights of stairs with no elevator. There isn't necessarily someone at reception and they gave us only one key. One day my roommate came sooner and I stood outside ringing the door bell for 20 minutes, baking in the hot sun. We engaged with two different guys at reception, one was absolutely rude and not only didn't speak english and didn't offer any help with the luggage, he also seemed annoyed at everything. The other reception person was much more sweet and receptive. We were two collesgues who reserved a double room, but only a single one was offered to us, it was tiny, and we hardly had room not to stumble over one another. The second night we were moved to a double room, but here the air conditioner didn't work, finally on the third night we were moved to a descent room. I.suppose that for this price I shouldn't complain, cause you pay for what you get. The location is great, and the wifi worked well but the poor attitude from the guy who welcomed us, the stairs and carrying our luggage, the messiness and disorganization made it a really unpleasant experience. I would not stay here again.
This is a very basic room and would only recommend if you are staying for no more than 3 days. It seemed clean and had a TV. Not what I thought a hostel would be like. Our flight was delayed by an hour which resulted in us arriving quite late and was charged 15 euro by the man covering reception (he spoke no English and I think we woke him up) My friend was bitten numerous times by something in the bed.... I probably wouldn't stay here again however if you are on a flying visit and don't intend on staying in the room for more than an hour after waking then this will do
I'm a budget traveller and am happy with no-frills as long as its friendly, clean and quiet. This was all of these and more. I had the room opposite the entrance door: double bed (which I requested), spacious, little balcony with full length window doors, decent en-suite, comfortable bed. I was here mainly to rest and the staff respected the sign on the door and were friendly but discreet. In the centre of Madrid and huge variety of bars, restaurants, parks, museums very close by. Easy to get to from Chamartin Station - metro to Sol then 5 - 10 mins walk. 15 min walk to Atocha Station. Highly recommended. It is a tiny hostal and easily missed on arrival so keep a careful look for the name on the doorway.
As some travelers said before, the walls are like non existent and you can hear everything people are doing next door. Run like a maniac from room 114, since it is closet size and I mean it. If you extend your arms, you can touch the side walls in this particular room. The bathroom is the tiniest thing you can imagine and water spills out not matter what you do. Check in was easy and the guy in the front desk was very friendly. Wifi is good. Perfect location, but no way I will go back to this place.
I stayed in Hostal Oporto for 3 nights in May 2015. The people at the desk were nice. They spoke limited to no English which was fine since HELLO we're in Spain and not England. I consider myself a budget traveller, and as long as the room is clean and there are no creepy crawlies, I am a happy camper. Well, folks, this was the first time I was truly floored by the size of a room. It was so small, that when I lied on the bed, I could almost touch both ends of the wall. I am only 5'5"! Because of the wood panelling in the room, it felt like I was sleeping in a coffin LOL. The bed wasn't very clean, and I kept finding someone else's long hairs on the sheets. On the plus side, the bathroom was bright and clean, and funnily enough, almost the same size as the room.The only annoying thing is that the shower had a tendency to flood and there was no drain on the floor of the bathroom. The location is very good, and there are many restaurants around. Wifi was excellent. Overall, I would say maybe keep looking, and if you can't find anything at all, this will be OK. Just don't be too tall! PS- there seem to be rooms with kitchenettes. So maybe my room was just a crummy one.
I stayed 5 nights at the Hostal Oporto with a friend last week, and it was a cozy place. Easy to find and close to the action (Puerto del Sol, Plaza Mayor). The owner doesn't speak a lick of English, but he was the kindest guy ever- he booked a cab for us and gave us directions in our basic Spanish and hand signals. My friend and I had to share a bed, which wasn't ideal (make sure you specify you want a room with 2 twin beds). The bathroom was tiny, especially for my large American body, but we made do. Unlike other hostels, there was no common area to socialize and hang out with other travelers, so if you are looking for that, it is not for you. If you are looking for a quiet place to sleep and an easy walk to the action, stay here! It was so cheap! And clean!
Just got back from a weekend stay in Madrid (first week of November) and chose to stay at Hostal Oporto. The location is excellent for its proximity to the shops on Gran Via, Atocha train station and to other attractions (eg. Thyssen Museum next door). The Hostal is located on a quiet street with not much passing traffic and the presence of security guards/police guarding what looked like a governmental building adjacent to the Hostal's entrance makes you feel safe and secure at all hours. The Hostal itself was a perfect base for a short stay in Madrid: - Easy check in (Maria Isabel at reception is helpful and very friendly) - Easy and painless check out (They collect your keys without any trouble upon checkout and will order you a taxi, if needed. They also offer a shuttle service for EUR 9, which picks you up at the Hostal and takes you to the airport directly - v convenient) - The Hostal is safe and secure (being on the first floor of a rather beautiful period building complete with wooden staircase, large windows and marble flooring when you first enter the front door from street level) - All rooms are basic but extremely clean and tidy (especially the all important bathroom and shower areas!) - Rooms are comfortable (there is A/C, a small TV and microwave in the larger rooms) - Strong wifi connection and it was free and easy to connect to - Quiet rooms, which made resting during the evenings and sleep at nights comfortable (perhaps this also had to do with the time of year I chose to visit) - Great value for money and perfect for a short stay (whether on a budget or otherwise) One slight criticism was the comfort of the single beds: - The bed could have been firmer, less squeaky and all around more comfortable, as it was quite difficult to sleep at nights, which was a bit of a pain (I was staying in a single room, but had family which occupied the Hostal's larger room and they had similar complaints about the single beds there, although the quality of the double beds were absolutely fine, were comfortable to sleep in and what you would normally expect from a hotel/hostal) Would definitely go back to Hostal Oporto and perhaps book a stay in a double room for a little more space and a better bed!
We have been to Madrid multiple times. This was our first time here at this accommodation. We loved it and wished we had known about it in the past. Okay, the single room bathroom was small, but the room itself was roomy. Our double room was perfectly fine for two people and we had no issue with the size of the room or bathroom. They do have a 2 night minimum policy, however, the booking agency we used assured us one night was fine. We only stayed one night, but wish it were more. We had come from Cadiz earlier in the day and we flew home the next day from Madrid. The one worker had limited English, but was great with charades. The other gentleman spoke more English. However, this should not be a deterrent. They were ultra sweet.
- Walking distance to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Prado Museum
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Centro, Hostal Oporto is within a 5-minute walk of Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Prado Museum. This 14-room hostal welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Madrid, the hostal is also a short walk from Plaza Mayor and El Retiro Park.
This hostal has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.
All 14 air-conditioned rooms provide desks. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi.
At Hostal Oporto, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 183 reviews