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1 room, 2 adults

Hostal El Pilar

2-star2 stars
Calle de las Carretas, 13, Madrid, Madrid, 28012, Spain

City-center hostal, steps from Puerta del Sol
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  • It is smack bang in the middle of the city - couldn't get a better location. It is…Oct. 6, 2019
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Hostal El Pilar

  • Single Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Private Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room, Private Bathroom

What’s around Hostal El Pilar


  • In Literary Quarter
  • Puerta del Sol - 1 min walk
  • Plaza Mayor - 5 min walk
  • Gran Via Street - 8 min walk
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum - 11 min walk
  • Royal Palace of Madrid - 12 min walk
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia - 16 min walk
  • Prado Museum - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) - 27 min drive
  • Madrid Recoletos Station - 18 min walk
  • Madrid Atocha Station - 21 min walk
  • Atocha Cercanías Station - 22 min walk
  • Sol Station - 3 min walk
  • Tirso de Molina Station - 6 min walk
  • Sevilla Station - 7 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 38 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-4:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 22-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hostal El Pilar’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostal El Pilar Hostel Madrid
  • Hostal El Pilar Hostal
  • Hostal El Pilar Madrid
  • Hostal El Pilar Hostal Madrid
  • Hostal El Pilar Hostel
  • Hostal El Pilar Madrid
  • Hostal El Pilar
  • Hostal El Pilar Hotel Madrid
  • El Pilar Madrid
  • Hostal El Pilar Madrid
  • El Pilar Madrid


Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Measures to reduce infection (Spain) guidelines.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 25 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hostal El Pilar

  • Does Hostal El Pilar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hostal El Pilar does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Hostal El Pilar?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Hostal El Pilar.
  • Are pets allowed at Hostal El Pilar?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostal El Pilar?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 4:30 AM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hostal El Pilar?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Rosi La Loca Taberna (1-min walk), Taberna Malaspina (1-min walk), and Dubliners (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 117 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great! Very central and friendly staff. No iron though and says on request.
Jonny, gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ideal city centre location
Great city centre location, friendly check-in staff, 24 hr reception / check-in facilities. Clean functional rooms with sufficient space & en-suite facilities, including good hot powerful shower. Excellent wi-fi throughout the hotel.
Quentin, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful basic Hostel
Great basic accommodation. Clean bedding,great airconditioning. Situated in the heart of Sol area, minute walk to metro. Staff all friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.
Dawn, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent location, clean, cheap, nice staff
The place is spotless and at an excellent location. It's quite literally off the Plaza del Sol (which has a subway station and a commuter train station). The lady at the front desk was super nice, which is honestly refreshing as Spaniards have a very different idea of customer service in comparison to what we have in the US. Back to the hostel, the room is quaint and clean, the wifi works (although I didn't test the speed I was watching netflix to fight the jetlag at 4 AM). The rooms are small but don't expect anything different for the price and location. Definitely would stay here again for a day or two. I was staying in a private bedroom with bathroom.
mx1 night trip
Good 6.0
Alright for the price
Hotel is okay. The pros are great location, price and cleanliness. But this isn’t a fancy hotel so don’t expect too much.
us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Right for the price
I was spending just one night in Madrid and would only be sleeping in my hotel. So, I wanted something inexpensive, convenient and clean. It was under $50 and all of those. But the walls are paper thin so I could hear conversations word for word and the tv’s picture was only acceptable. But again, it was the right price, very clean and there was no noise at night while I slept.
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
El Pilar
The location is perfect for being central and if you are thinking about walking to other parts of the city. The hotel is ok. It was very well kept clean. There was only one front desk person that said hello and goodbye with a smile - the rest seemed like they could learn some hospitality mannerisms. It could get noisy with people in the hallways from time to time late at night - only for a short time, but when it was quiet it was super quiet.
us5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
This was a excellent experience. The hostal was excellent, and also the location.
Maria, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent!!! 👍
We had a very good experience, the place is located in a nice location, less than a block from Plaza del Sol. Excellent chopping and food area. I highly recommend this place, room was clean with friendly staff.
Jorge, us1 night family trip

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