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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located in Alonso Martinez, Hostal Asunción is near the Malasaña rock 'n roll neighborhood and lots of up-and-coming artist galleries. First off, we like the Asunción for its non-touristy location. This is the place where the cousins and friends of Madrid locals—rather than your average tourist—stay. It sits almost directly above the Metro stop, across from one of our favorite cafés in town, Santander. Rates are reasonable for services rendered, and include free Wi-Fi.
Of the ten rooms, only a few have air-conditioning. Sweaty sorts should make sure to request one of these. Eight rooms have balconies.
All rooms are aesthetically identical and run on the small size. There's little in the way of decoration, but rooms are physically comfortable and cute, to boot. Wood flooring and smart-looking white sheets lend the room a strong sense of modern minimalism. In every room, there's an oversized desk. Their massive size surprised us at first, since rooms aren't very big, but then we realized how well they save space! Large suitcases fit in them nicely, as do shoes and jackets.
The bathrooms smell like they've been scrubbed hard with cleaner. They're graced with step-up toilets, attractive blue towels, and matching Chinese-print shower curtains.
Note that the entrance to the hotel is slightly misleading, as it's not quite as modern as the rooms themselves are. We did love the reproduction of Edward Hoppers "Hotel Room" hanging behind the reception, though.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
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Plaza de Santa Bárbara, 8 - 2º D
Chueca, Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 91 308 23 48
Fax: +34 91 391 13 06
About the Hostal Asuncion neighborhood
This up-and-coming area to the north of the Gran Via includes the main streets Hortaleza, Infantas, Barquillo and San Lucas and is considered the epicenter of gay Madrid. The center of life in this area is the buzzing Plaza de Chueca, packed with people on any spring or summer night, and close to Madrid's trendiest new restaurants, bars and dance clubs.