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San Lorenzo

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for four nights with the Missus and found this place to be the ideal base for exploring the beautiful city of Madrid. The hostal itself was very basic with our room being quite small, but all amenities you need are here and the shower was pretty good and powerful.Maid service cleaning room every day too. Did not have the breakfast as there was much cheaper and better options in the surrounding streets. Staff were very friendly and helpful. But the location is the real winner for this place. Everything is within easy walking distance. Its situated very near to the Metropolis in the Grand Via, and only about 15 minutes walk to Puerta de Sol, Plaza de Cibeles, Plaza Espana. Plaza Mayor and the Mercado de San Miguel about 20 minutes....with the Royal Palace and Temple Debod about 30 minutes walk away. There is also some very good wee traditional tapas bars next to it where the locals are very friendly and welcoming. If you want to see Madrid on a budget.....this is the perfect place to base yourself.

The hotel located right next to Gran Via, the place a bit old but very warm. Breakfast was poor but the staff were amazing. Perfect place to stay in when you look for something cheap in beautiful Madrid.

Ideal location only a stones throw from Grand Via & all it's amenities. The rooms are very small & sleep will be disturbed by other guests during the night, of our 3 night stay only the first night was undisturbed. We are no party poops by any stretch but when people are returning past 1 a.m you would think a little thought would go to other guests who may already be trying to sleep, unfortunately this wasn't the case. The hotel staff are very friendly/helpful & the rooms are despite the size clean & tidy. We can't complain about the room size to much as the price we paid was very reasonable. Buffet breakfast is served from 08.00/10.30 for 7.50 euro, we ate out to maximise our Spanish experience a bit further & found the eating prices very reasonable. We found Madrid to be a very safe & enjoyable place to visit. It's worth paying either 21 euro's for a 1 day tour bus ticket or 25 euro's for the 2 day one. For this you can hop on/off anywhere on the tour that take's your fancy.Two routes are covered by this ticket, route 1 the historic tour or route 2 the more modern side of Madrid. Unfortunately we didn't allow enough time to do route 2 but dare say it would have been worth it as route 1 covered all bases for our needs. Definitely recommend you get your euro's at home though. I know the pound isn't great against the euro at the moment but getting it in Madrid we were getting less than like for like i.e 96 euro's for £100, not good. For a capital city the price of eating out is unbelievably reasonable with plenty of eateries to suit all tastes, booze isn't overly expensive either. Overall a great place to visit & only a stones throw away from the UK.

Me and my boyfriend spent 5 nights at the San Lorenzo. As soon as we arrived everything was well organised, the room was small but really clean, fresh towels every day. The location was perfect, 5 minutes away from Gran Via station. It can seem a bit loud at night but that what Madrid is about. Definitely recommended!

We spent four days at the Hostal. Everything was as expected. The service is very simple, rooms are clean. Some (like ours) are pretty small. My parents room on the other hand was a decent size. Friendly staff. We never did the breakfast as it seemed expensive for what they offered. You are better off going downstairs to the bars right down the street (better quality and cheaper breakfast). Keep in mind you have to leave the key at reception every time you exit the building, also the use of the safe is 1 euro.

For a fair price right in the center - you can walk everwhere from here. Rooms are new and confortable for a few days holidays. The breakfast is expensive for the quality and variety. If you are traveling by car you will need to add an extra 30€/day for the parking

The hotel is amazing. Clean rooms. Nice breakfast. Superb location. Helpful staff especially Sara who did all the best to help with conciergerie services. Laura and the two guys at reception are great too. Amazing stay. If i come back to Madrid, will definitely stay there. İbrahim

The pros to this hotel is that is has a good location (near the Gran Via), the staff were friendly and the WiFi was good. Now onto the cons… The room was small, freezing cold, dirty and noisy. There is no control of the room temperature, I was shivering the entire night. Bed was uncomfortable. The fleece blanket on the bed clearly isn’t washed regularly, it was covered in hairs – gross. If your room is facing the road, prepare to get no sleep. You can hear everything outside – cars beeping, people shouting, mopeds speeding past. Thank goodness I brought earplugs, if you’ve already booked to stay here I highly recommend you bring some! The bathroom was not clean, there was a pubic hair in the bidet and the shower rack was all rusty. Also the safes you have to pay 1EUR every time you open it, and you don't get it back. Not good. Some members of the group I was here with had to change their rooms several times due to the fact there was no windows that would open in the rooms, so there was no natural light coming through or access to fresh air. There is no way this can possibly be a 3-star hotel, I have stayed in many other 3-star hotels which are so much better.

Stayed here with a group of people for one night only. We paid €95 for a double occupancy room which was basic but clean. We weren't planning on spending much time in the room so this was fine with us. There was a safe in the room but be warned you need to put in €1 each time you want to lock it and this is non-refundable. Our room was very quiet so we had a good night's sleep. Some of our group had to change their rooms as the original rooms they were allocated had windows that did not open. The hotel staff we saw were friendly. Our room did have a slight sewage smell but soon went as long as we had the window open. The hotel is in an excellent central location (in the LGBT district) with lots of shops, bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk. We went to the Supermercardo San Miguel which we all enjoyed and I would definitely recommend that to pass some time!

I only stayed for one night - so cannot give an in-depth appraisal. The location is very good, only a few minutes walk from Plaza del Sol, and a few more to the Plaza Mayor. Reception is on the first floor. Check-in was quick and efficient. The single room was simply furnished: double bed, TV, built-in wardrobe containing small safe, a chair and table, air-conditioning, and an ensuite bath/shower and loo. The shower was excellent - very hot and powerful. The room was away from the street, facing into a small dingy courtyard, so very quiet except early in the morning when I was woken up by (what sounded like) some bins being moved. My friends had a twin room facing the street, which they were very happy with, although it was a bit noisy with traffic noise. For the single room I paid EUR75 for room only (no breakfast), although continental breakfast is available, we chose to get a hot breakfast elsewhere. There is a sitting area in reception, with 3 sofas and a few chairs. I only came across3 staff members: one at check-in, one at check-out and the chambermaid - all were friendly and efficient. I'm not sure of the definition of a 'quaint' hotel - so I said yes, because it's basic and simple.

Calle Clavel 8 Madrid Madrid

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Plaza Mayor and Prado Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

San Lorenzo places you in Centro, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Plaza Mayor and Prado Museum. This 45-room, 3-star hostal welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Plaza de Espana are also a short walk from this Madrid hostal.


Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 45 air-conditioned rooms feature free newspapers, safes, and phones. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and TVs. Hair dryers and desks are also standard.

Property features

At San Lorenzo, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-in. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request). Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers and laundry facilities.

Room options

Double or Twin Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

56% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 382 reviews