Traveling to Spain surely requires prior planning because there’s so much to see, do and eat once you arrive there. If you are fun-loving and keen to save time as well as budget, staying in a hostel would be mostly ideal. One recommended budget-friendly hostel with a perfect location near the city centre in Madrid, for example, is Way Hostel. Here are the reasons why staying at Way Hostel would possibly make your trip to Madrid one of the best travel experiences ever!
Activities and parties are organized everyday
As soon as you enter the hostel, you will see a blackboard next to the front door, where the schedule for all activities’ is written. During day time, Way Hostel offers free walking tours, bike tours around Madrid and day trips to other famous nearby cities. All you need to pay for the free walking tour is a small tip for the guide organized by Way Hostel.
Night time is filled with Tapas experience, flamenco night, drinking games and pubcrawl. A guide will take you throughout the city’s best places to enjoy Tapas - Spanish appetizer or snack often served with alcohols. If you order 2 drinks, one tapas plate is usually offered for free. This is ‘the perfect dish any time of the year’.
Way Hostel staff are also experts in taking you to best flamenco places in town, with discounts or low prices. And if you are keen to dance, there’s Tango night every Saturday. Don’t worry if you can’t dance, because practising is the best way to learn! Lastly, spare your energy for the last hours of the night in a pub-crawl. With 12 EUR (13 USD), you would get access to the most three famous bars and clubs of Madrid while taking shots.
Don’t worry about being alone - the staff are your friends
Though there are already many activities for guests in Way Hostel, some may still be shy and afraid to meet new people, especially if you are alone in a foreign country. One of the best things about Way Hostel is the hospitality of the staff here. You would be surprised to hear ‘Hello’ from the receptionists every single time you enter the hostel or come across them. The reception is open 24/7 and the staff team would be happy to help you with to-do guide, transportation tips or whatever problem you occur while traveling in Madrid.
Spanish breakfast included
Every morning, free breakfast with coffee and churros (Spanish sweet fried-dough pastry often served with sugar or chocolate) is offered between 8 AM to 10 AM. This is the best time to chill, or do some work with your laptop as there’s fast Wi-Fi connection, before getting ready for the active day with various activities to do around town. There’s a huge fridge in the kitchen where you can store food, but don’t forget to mark your name on it.
More travel tips in Spain
Staying in a hostel enables you to have some spontaneous time to meet new friends and try things you never knew before! It’s recommended to stay in Madrid for at least 5 days, or you would be overwhelmed by visiting too many attractions within a short time. Expect to have not much time to sleep some day, because you will be joining many tours and activities. But as Spanish people are always energetic and excited to be around with, you would hardly be tired or bored.