Beyond the city with history, the culture and the aromas of tapas, lies an urban-hipster neighborhood that once housed Europe’s biggest prison, Carabanchel. A south-western suburb of Madrid, Carabanchel is considered one of the most authentic neighborhoods in the capital but with good exposure to various cultures across the globe. The town is even compared to New York’s Williamsburg, given the hip, the buzz, and the youthful aura all around. Carabanchel is mostly known for its prison that once housed political prisoners during the Spanish Civil War. It was also the biggest European prison until 1998 when Paris’ Fleury-Mérogis Prison took the spot. The prison was demolished in 2008, but the neighborhood is a cultural potpourri, hosting people from other Spanish-speaking communities from around the world. If you’re a traveler looking to make new friends and explore cities in a new dimension, a stopover in Carabanchel on your way to Madrid will serve your purpose! Scroll down to see the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals here.
Located in a lively Madrid neighborhood, this penthouse is perfect for a couple exploring the Spanish way of life. Start your day with a breakfast in a cafe down historical Leon street; take a walk through Santa Ana Square; grab some fresh produce in Old San Miguel’s market, or just take a break and sample wine and Manchego cheese. Head straight to the apartment, cook yourself a nice meal, and bask in the bright Spanish sun! In the evening, head straight to Barrio de Las Letras.
Penthouse with Premium Room. Luxury Area & MuseumsMadrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Top guest reviewsthere’s a comfortable bed with smooth white sheets and a great view from the roomtheir place is decorated really nicely and we enjoyed the rooftop view from our roomif you aren't bothered by the cons then book this room don't hesitatethe bathroom is private the kitchen and dining area are cozy and the space is invitingthe rest of the apartment is nice and tidythe apartment is exceptionally clean and quietthe space was clean and comfortableroom and apartment were clean and tidyeverything was clean and perfect for a stay in this wonderful cityandrea's place is very clean and stylish
Host:owners friendly and hospitableandrea and daniel were fantastic hostsandrea and daniel are amazing hoststhe host are very respectful peopledaniel was very friendlyRead more reviewsperfect location close to everythinggreat location and super valueprobably the most central spot you can find in madrid to walk everything interestingits walkable distance to all the main attractionslocation: seriously the best you are centrally located by everything - restaurants hotels public transportation nightlife
Located in the center of the historic district of Lavapies in Madrid, this one-bedroom apartment with two beds can accommodate up to four guests. It’s ideal for culture buffs who want to soak in as much of Madrid as possible! If you’re in Madrid to relax, learn about the Spanish culture, and master Madrid’s gastronomy. Staying in this apartment will make it easier for you to achieve your objective. Every way you turn, there’s something new to explore!
Precioso apartamento en el centro :)Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Top guest reviewsclean apartment with all the mod cons and great internetapartment is located three stairs up with no lift very much enjoyed our stay in this apartmentit was very clean and well decoratedvery stylish and clean apartmentit was clean and very spacious and comfortablewe had a great stay at this clean and nice apartementvery clean well organized tastefully furnished and well looked after
Host:the host was very kind and responsiblejorge was also very friendly in answering our queriesjorge and juanje are very helpfulthe hosts were extremely sweet and communicativethe hosts were very kind and very helpful with everything we neededRead more reviewsthe neighborhood was lively and close to everythingnear from the metro and easy to staywonderful apartment in a great locationset in a central location you can easily walk to different areas of the cityit's walking distance to many things and in a safe location with great dining options
The three-bed shared room is bright and roomy and is ideally located in Madrid Rio, minutes away from the metro. The apartment is close to the historic Prairie of San Isidro and the Hermitage of Santo but is still quiet and peaceful if you want some time to relax during your travel. The apartment comes with a friendly kitten to engage you and to keep you company!
Amplia y luminosaMadrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Top guest reviewsremember there's no ac but she had a big fan that i kept on all night :)the apartment has great amenitiesvery nice room with a cute viewone room has two good sized beds a small table and windowthe bathroom was modern and in good conditioneverything was clean comfy bed and spacious roomhouse is clean and niceher apartment is clean and her cat is quietthe room wae clean and lightfullher place is clean and well equipped
Host:carmen is a very nice hostcarmen is a lovely hostcarmen is a lovely hostcarmen was a great hostcarmen was a great hostRead more reviewsthe location is greateasy access to metro/busthe neighborhood was good in walking distance of public transportationthe metro station is also very close and easy to usecarmen is nice very good location and not far away from metro
The pet-friendly double room is great for couples who want to revel in the busy streets of Madrid. Right next to the Aluche Park, the area here is known for the splendid views from the balcony and terraces. Well connected with restaurants and supermarkets around, you might never run out of Spanish things to explore here!
Habitación doble al lado del parque AlucheMadrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Top guest reviews+the apartment has a very complete kitchen a good shower and good heatingwe like it although our room was so hot my baby was cranky everytimethe apartment was clean and spaciousthe whole apartment and the single room were clean and nice furnitured
Host:fernando javier was a great host and we really enjoyed our stayfernando was a great host we could arrange anything always very easyfernando is a great host and a great person he is always very helpful the apartment is very homey+excellent communication with host: fernando and victor were always prompt to response and to resolve any issuefernando is a great host the apartment is on a wonderful place and it is very friendly and homeyRead more reviewsgreat location and great value for the pricea great park (aluche park) is right at the doora great authentic market is only 2 min walk closethe location of the apartment is great it has a nice big balconythe atmosphere is wonderful there is an authentic local market around 3 min close by walk
Another one-bedroom, two-bed fully equipped modern space, this apartment is just minutes away on foot from Plaza Mayor, Sol, and Gran Via in the heart of Madrid. Public transport is also minutes away. If you and your significant other want to spend your vacation the way Spaniards do it, this is an ideal accommodation for you! The rental can sleep up to four guests in one large bedroom with two beds and one bath.
ELEGANT & BRIGHT | PLAZA MAYOR - A/C - PARKINGMadrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Top guest reviewsall the facilities in the apartment are excellent and we had everything we wanted including perfect heatingthe apartment itself was very nice as seen in the photosapartment as described and shown by photos clean and friendly well-equipped kitchenjust a few steps from plaza mayr this is a conveniently located small apartment with great amenitiesdaniels place was neat clean and it met all of our expectationsthe apartment itself is clean modern and comfortablecommunication was clear and swift and the space was clean with plenty of space for 2it is neat clean and well equippedthe flat was awesome so clean and very quaint
Host:daniel was a great host he accommodated our needs throughout the staythank you daniel for being a great host - we enjoyed our stay :)great host very quick response to emails very uncomplicateddaniel was a nice helpful guyhe was very responsive with any questions that i hadRead more reviewsthe location is outstandingthe location is superb very centrally locatedgreat location right in the center of madridthe location was very centrally located and was great for a short trip to madridgreat location of the apartment right in the heart of madrid
This is a modern, airy, and well-lit penthouse in a rustic alley in the Chueca neighborhood on the other side of Madrid. The one-bedroom loft can accommodate up to four guests in its two beds. It has a fully equipped kitchen, all modern gears for communication, and a spacious living room that can accommodate two more guests. Despite the distance from Carabanchel, you’d probably like to come back to this peaceful neighborhood for a good rest.
Designs Penthouse with terraceMadrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
The walls of this chic rental are painted in bright yellow and orange colors. The loft is located in an active neighborhood of Madrid, with locals frequently reveling on the street! It can accommodate up to four guests in one large bedroom with two beds and one bath. The loft’s two balconies face Plaza del Angel, The rental basks in plenty of sunlight and has great views of the surroundings. It has a full kitchen, and the neighborhood has excellent markets that sell the best of Spain’s fresh produce!
LOFT IN DOWNTOWN WITH A/C. MADRID CENTERMadrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Top guest reviewsthe wifi was seamless- i watched netflix without any problemsthere is a washer/dryer unit wifi and a nice terrace overlooking the bustling street belowwe found that closing the shutters and using the a/c certainly helpedso we enjoyed sleeping in up in the cozy and quiet atticthe apartment was perfect and it looks exactly the same as in the picturethe apartment was very clean and brightvery clean and an overall great staylovely clean apartment in an awesome area loved staying herebeautiful apartment and very clean amazing locationthe place was clean and well located
Host:the people are kindandrea and daniel were very kindandrea & daniel is very friendlyhost was most helpful to make sure we were comfortablethey were extremely communicative and very nice hostsRead more reviewsthe location was perfect close to everythingoverall cute place in great locationgood location in city centerthe location was perfectexcellent location right in the center of madrid
This duplex is just a minute’s walk away from Puerta del Sol and Gran Vía, Madrid’s center. It’s located on the Passage of Commerce or Passage of Murga and was built in the mid-19th century by a young architect of the Royal Academy of San Fernando, Juan Esteban Puerta. It is a French-styled apartment inspired by the Parisian Galerie Vivienne. The fully equipped loft is well lit, well decorated, and is sure to make your stay memorable. The duplex has one bedroom and accommodates four guests, but it’s still perfect for a young couple exploring Madrid. The host also is the perfect source for all things Madrid!
Duplex Gran Vía-Sol **Cute Duplex**Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
If you’re looking to mingle with the locals and make some new friends, this private bedroom in a modern and luxurious loft should be your pick. The rental accommodates up to two guests in one bedroom. The house is located in a peaceful and calm neighborhood of Madrid but close enough to a transport station where you can hop on a bus or a train to visit attractions outside the town. It’s comfortable, and the host is helpful and definitely knows the area very well!
Loft de diseñoMadrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
This one-bedroom apartment for two is situated in the center of Madrid, right in the pedestrian area of Fuencarral Street near the corner with Gran Via. Fuencarral is the best shopping area in Madrid and is full of restaurants, bars, shops, clubs, and many other charming places. The apartment is so centrally located that you won’t have to rent a cab or use public transport to visit many of Madrid’s famous attractions. Just use your feet to go everywhere!
4 TOCHO’S PLACE “LIQUENES"Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Top guest reviewswe especially enjoyed the kitchen and spend a very nice evening with some vino tinto therethe common spaces (bathrooms and kitchen) are super tidy and with full equipmentthe room was great and the entire place was beautiful especially the bathroomnice bathroom and kitchenmy room was spacious and the bed was super comfortablevery clean and comfortable accommodationalso the flat is clean and the room really bigvery clean quiet easy to rest great experiencethe apartment is impeccably cleanalso very clean good kitchen with everything you need
Host:host very responsive and fixed all issues promptlythe neighborhood was really friendly and everyone was nice tocho is a really friendlyquite comfortable bed easy communication with hostRead more reviewsamazing location and good roomgreat location and beautiful spacethe location was great thoughlocation is outstanding best bang for your buck location wisethe location is great right in the center of the city and close to all the sights
Livin' La Vi Da Loca!
Carabanchel, Madrid is a fun-filled, history loaded, culture-rich and gastronomy-fused community. It’s perfect for those who want to explore the romantic Spanish way of life! We’ve picked the best of the Airbnb vacation rentals in the area that will surely provide you a comfortable stay. In any of these accommodations, you have options to cook for your loved ones or your travel buddy. From these rentals, you can also easily visit all the attractions and shop at Spain’s finest markets.
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