Pop Hostel, Madrid – Review

Located near the center of Madrid, about 15 minutes walk from Puerta del Sol,  Pop Hostel is a good choice for any backpacker traveling on the budget.

I’ve been in Madrid for 4 days, this October, with my girlfriend.

We found Pop Hostel  on HostelWorld.com.  We got convinced by the low price and the high rating( 77%) and we’ve booked a double room for three nights. 

We hoped more from this hostel, but we got exactly what our money’s worth.

My rating for Pop Hostel is 7 out of 10.


  • The staff was nice and helpful;
  • The breakfast was decent: toast, butter, milk, cereals and coffee;
  • Reasonable priced;
  • The location is pretty good, there are a lot of  local restaurants and bars around;
  • 15minutes walk to the city center, Puerta del Sol;
  • 3 minutes to the nearest Subway station(Tribunal);
  • Free WiFi. Even in our room;


  • It’s located next to a fish store and  the building hallway smells like fish so bad(not in the hostel though);
  • The double room is small. The shower cabinet in the room was the smallest I’d ever seen;
  • We did not have a feeling of cleanness;
  • The hostel needs a general cleaning/uplifting;

Overall, it was good enough considering the money we payed. But, next time I’ll visit Madrid, I will search for a different hostel.

For more reviews on Pop Hostel, Madrid check HostelWorld.com.

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