Doubles from: $78 to $94
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First off, let's settle the name issue. In Spanish, "TIJCAL" stands for "Work, Equality, Justice, Culture, Friendliness, and Liberty." Move over Best Western—this place promises an ideology!
As for the hostal, it has recently been given a makeover, with freshly tiled floors, the renovated bathroom, and a pleasing new paint job. All renovated rooms have air-conditioning units installed. They even hung a Van Gogh print on the wall. (Well, somebody got fancy on us!)
Owners Gabriel, Marcelo, and Ramon have put a lot of time, hard work, and fresh paint into their endeavor. The Tijcal's 31 rooms are painted in bright, happy hues and equipped with private facilities. Fourteen of these have views, and, possibly, balconies (make sure to ask ahead). Best of all, the hostal is located just steps from Madrid's famous Plaza Mayor, making it one of the most convenient hostals on our site.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
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About the Hostal Tijcal I neighborhood
This tiny but central neighborhood with two names is is jam-packed with people, attractions and excitement. Also known as Barrio de las Letras (or "Neighborhood of the Letters"), it was a hot spot for literary gents of Madrid's Golden Age, and remnants of literary life still abound, including the Mueseo Cervantino, the Ateneo library and plenty of theaters and bars.