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We stayed at the Hostal Tijcal on the night of April 17, 2017 and, as before, it was special. Great location, very reasonable prices, good room and helpful staff. For me, as I've said in earlier reviews, this is the place to stay.
Based on the location, by Plaza Mayor, and the friendly staff this could be a great budget hotel. Regrettably it is so rundown and shabby that it turned into quite a disappointment.
We stayed in a private twin room for 6 nights in early December....More
I stayed at Hostal Tijcal since it was the only budget option available when I booked super last minute. Since it was also near Sol, I went for it. This is a hostal (a budget hotel) and not a hostel, so don't expect any place...More
The hostel is located between Plaza Major and Puerta del Sol, where there is the metro station. Reception opened 24h, kind staff. The cleaning is okey, but my room was really small, and for what I've paid a single room I expected a bigger one....More
Stayed here one night before returning home. We booked a triple room for 59€, so don't expect much. Bathroom run down and very tiny i.e. had to sit on toilet sideways as shower was in the way. Not sure why a shower/ bath was put...More
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.