El Pasaje

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Address: Calle Pozo 4, Madrid, 28012, Spain

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.2

A good budget option in Madrid which is handy for shops and sights.

The Pasaje is a small hotel which occupies a building that dates back to 1900 on a narrow pedestrianised street. While on the basic side, it has all the facilities you’re likely to need on a short stay when you’re out most of the time anyway. It is officially a 'hostal', which just means a basic hotel, and not a 'hostel' as stated on the English version of their website. Don't worry, you're not going to be stuck in a dorm with a load of backpackers!

Location
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
4.2
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.8
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

Near the Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Santa Ana. It doesn’t get more downtown than this. Really handy for shops, bars and restaurants and about a mile from the Prado. Between Sol and Sevilla metro stations.

Bedrooms

The décor in the 14 double rooms is neutral in the extreme, but at least there’s nothing to object to. It’s a lovely old building though, so it’s a bit of a shame that the rooms are devoid of character. Bit snug too, but rates are so reasonable, I shouldn’t really gripe about that. There’s air-conditioning, mini-bars, televisions and safes, and a cable internet connection. While there’s no traffic noise, you might hear people walking past after a night out, so ask for a room at the back if you think that might bother you.

Public areas

Small open-brick lobby area.

Eating and drinking

There's no restaurant, but a buffet breakfast is served in the adjacent Café de Levante.

Service

Fine for this level of hotel. Reception staff are happy to help you book trips, hire cars etc.

Who stays there

Tourists who want to be somewhere central and just need somewhere clean and comfortable to sleep.

Price advice

The rate for a double room including breakfast is pretty good value. Free cable internet in rooms.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • Central
  • Good value
  • Rooms lack character
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