We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Pension Cartagenera

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Pension Cartagenera
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 15: English reviews
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

+ Great location in the heart of Malasaña, a great neighbourhood full of bars and cafes. + Definitely a very clean and neat place. + Decent size of the rooms with a nice bathroom. - Hardly any furniture - which is perfectly fine if you're only going to be there for a couple of nights. - Rather thin walls -... More 

Helpful?
Thank Me7roiD
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The location couldn't be better. At literally 5 minutes from Gran via and all the shops, the hostel is ideally located but surprisingly quiet! The rooms are spacious, modern and clean and the beds are very cosy. The air con in the room is very handy too. Very friendly staff and free wifi all throughout the property. And the prices... More 

Helpful?
Thank Neal R
Cartagenera P, Recepcionista at Pension Cartagenera, responded to this review

Dear Neal , thank you very much for your words! We are glad that you had a good time in our guest house!! Best regards, Georgiana - Reception More 

Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The hostel is located near gran via, madrid's main street. We didn't need to take any transportation to the major sightseeing spots. The rooms are small but very clean. I really recommend it. The negative side is the street noise and for some people, the hookers wandering nearby (although there wasn't any threatening incidents from them) just the noise.

Helpful?
Thank haguer
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We visited this hotel in April 2016 for 4 nights stay and were so impressed by the staff and atmosphere. The location of the hotel is perfect - 2-3 minutes on foot to the biggest commercial street in Madrid - Gran Via street. We were in a small doble room with big king size bed. There weren't so many furnitures... More 

Helpful?
Thank Plamena B
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Stayed here for a night on a stop over while making a cross country trip from Lisbon to the Spanish east coast. Brilliant value, extremely clean and quiet. No bar or amenities in the hotel itself but it is very near shopping/bar district (but on side street so no noise) so no real need. Staff very friendly and helpful and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris S
Santa Maria di Licodia, Italy
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and our room was brand new, clean and comfortable. The staff were so friendly and willing to help. Location is amazing, just few minutes walking from Gran Via and really close to all the main attractions. I strongly recommend it!

Helpful?
Thank Federica C
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2015

An extremely well very located place just in the heart of in the old center of Madrid. So many cozy bars in the neighborhood and several of them had live music. The small bar just opposite the pension Cartagenera is worth visiting. So nice staff.

Helpful?
Thank Linda M
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
106 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

There is NO SIGN. you must find the street number and then look at the buzzer directory where you will see the hotel name. it is on the 1st floor (2nd in europe) and has a lovely well working elevator. The street the hotel is on has a bar and a nice cafe right across.....however......there are a lot of prositiutes...and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank crocifixia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

It was extremely Well located. It was an old building between Malasana and Gran Via close to Gran Via subway station (two blocks away a 3 minute walk). The lady who was at the front was extremely accommodating and kept the place very clean. It was very good value for our money.

Helpful?
Thank Titorodrigo
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

Good location, rooms clean but very noisy! Just a few steps from pension was a lovely little bar/cafe where the staff where so friendly especially solle, nothing was to much trouble for her lovely girl! All and all a very enjoyable break.

Helpful?
Thank Kath G

64 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (54)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (46)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Madrid hotels
Chueca
Hostal Zamora
Hostal Zamora
#163 of 447 in Madrid
214 reviews
Malasana
Hostal Ballesta
Hostal Ballesta
#121 of 447 in Madrid
539 reviews
Malasana
Pension Meyra
Pension Meyra
#58 of 272 in Madrid
42 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Malasana
Flat5Madrid
Flat5Madrid
#23 of 272 in Madrid
318 reviews
Centro
Hostal Jerez
Hostal Jerez
#40 of 272 in Madrid
237 reviews
Malasana
Hostal Besaya
Hostal Besaya
#30 of 272 in Madrid
183 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Malasana

Neighbourhood Profile
Malasana
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighbourhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Pension Cartagenera

Address: Puebla Street, 14 | First floor, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Malasana
Price Range: $63 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Pension Cartagenera reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Pension Cartagenera staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Pension Cartagenera staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay