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Reviews of Hostal Continental Gran Via 44 2 stars

Gran Vía, 44, Madrid City Centre, 28013 Madrid, Spain

#262 of 374 B&Bs and Inns in Madrid

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Based on 1026 hotel reviews

7.9

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.9

  • Comfort

    6.9

  • Location

    9.4

  • Facilities

    7.2

  • Staff

    8.3

  • Value for money

    7.5

  • Free WiFi

    7.2

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  • Reviewed: 8 October 2018

    9.6
    The hotel is located very close to all the attractions and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The hotel is located very close to all the attractions and shops,, easy to get to from the airport, and very quiet. The room was spacious and the bathroom super clean; the towels are changed daily and the staff have been very helpful. There's a wonderful breakfast place just around the corner. Overall, excellent value for money.

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2018

    7.5
    Alll in all it was very nice stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 10 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The beds and the pillows were Not satisfied or comfortable the internet was awful upstairs only inside the rooms There wasn't any coffee facilities despite when I make my reservation it was mentioned that there is a service of food and beverage

    The staff was great except one person was not friendly at all. The manager of the hotel was extremely helpful and give USB enough informations about where to go and his assistance Luis was a great person and was very helpful as well The view and the position of the hotel was incredible

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2018

    7.5
    Centric and clean but very noisy
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    While the location is very good in regards to being centric, the street is extremely noisy and you can hear EVERYTHING! So if you cannot sleep with noise do not go to this hotel. People appear to be partying out till very late at night so really noise does not stop until around 5 am or so. The walls are paper thin and you can hear the neighbor snoring also. I would think about it before staying in this hotel again just because of the noise. Maybe something not so centric but well communicated with metro would be better in this regard. It depends on what you are looking for. If you also want to join the party at night this might be fine. If you travel with kids (although they sleep through everything) this may not be so good.

    The place was correct and clean. Rooms are crunched to make use of space. So it looked as most rooms had a double bed and two singles so they can be used as triples or quadruples. The bathroom was small but had a small bath tub and was very clean. The location was very centric and easy to get to all the main sites of the city, either walking or by metro.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 February 2018

    8.3
    Friendly, clean, safe and a great location next to Callao Metro
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Construction work in the building opposite was a bit noisy, not the hotel's fault at all. I could have done with an extra blanket on the bed as it was a little cold at night (in February). I would not say that the room was a cold room though.

    The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean. The staff let me keep my bags at reception for the day after checking out and use the communal bathroom to clean up after a long day in the city before heading to the airport. Thanks.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 February 2018

    7.1
    The location is perfect !
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    - It was too cold in the room! I turned the heating on full-mode, nevertheless it was too cold! - The hairdryer was not working - they thought that our empty shopping bags was for dumping and throwed it away without asking us if there are necessary things

    The location is perfect !

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 October 2017

    5.4
    Good location, but the rooms are not too clean.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    We didn't get the room with the promised 'city view'. We found many long hairs on the ground and even in the bed sheets. Quite disgusting. 2 of the 3 electricity spots in the room didn't work or were making weird noises. The shower took more than 10 (!) minutes to get to a normal temperature. The hostel, in general, was noisy. The elevator and doors make a lot of noise. Someone behind the desk smoked, whereas they have signs that smoking is not allowed.

    The location was very good, next to Callao metro station. The staff was very friendly and spoke English too.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 October 2017

    2.5
    I have booked for a friend of mine so.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I have booked for a friend of mine so...before arriving they took off the money from my account... So far so good...when he arrived there they just decided to ask him to pay the stay and refund the ones to my account...first of all this is really annoying cause if I have paid already he didn't expect to be asked again...second as the rate pound/euro was different in those days I have paid about 180 and been refunded about 160.....so nothing else to say.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 September 2017

    9.6
    A friend recommended a nearby hostel, but it was full. So glad Booking.com suggested this one.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    No negatives, we wanted a real Spanish experience, within easy walking distance of all the action, with a clean, comfortable, 'value for money' base to return to each evening and that's what we got!

    My wife had reservations about staying in a hostel rather than a hotel, but when she saw the room and the location, right in the middle of the Gran Via, she was delighted. I take every opportunity to improve my Spanish conversation, so Hector, with his clear Colombian accent was great to chat to!

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2017

    7.1
    The staff were very stressful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff were very stressful. Seemed like they wanted you to check out earlier, even if it said that you had the room until 12. The telephone in the room rang 10 minutes before 12. So a stressful check out!

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2017

    5.4
    Worst travel nightmare !
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    NOTHING to be liked. The location is the only positive thing of this hostal. Did not sleep at all during my stay ... A real dump !

    Oscar and Hector stand out from the rest of the staff they were very helpful, respectful and amicable. Paid over 240 euros per night, sure a prime location but the conditions of the room did not justified the price. The bed sheets were never changed in my 4 night stayed . They were old and over used mismatched. Balcony door did not lock so the banging lasted all nigh every night. The room door was so cheap that every time someone opened their door it created a draft and a loud noise in my room. A classic dump !

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 June 2017

    7.5
    Excellent location and lovely staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    My sister and I had a cramped room with no natural light.

    The location of this hostal is excellent and the employees are very nice and helpful. The wifi worked perfectly. The price was good.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 June 2017

    9.2
    Does what it says on the tin..
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The noise - from the street and from the surrounding rooms. Made it difficult to get to sleep some nights, and the traffic in the morning was quite loud; bathroom was quite tiny; would have been nice if there was a kettle/coffee facilities in the room, or possibly a snacks machine

    Fantastic air conditioning; lots of space; amazing location making it easy to get around; easy to find; good-sized bed

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2017

    7.5
    I booked this hotel because of the reviews.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No air con and the elevator sucks.

    I booked this hotel because of the reviews. It nailed it. It was all about location,location,location. U cannot be at a better location than that.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2017

    7.5
    good clean budget hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    We had an inside room, windows opened to an enclosed area. Opened windows at night, but noisy from other properties that shared enclosed area. No air conditioning. We didn't need it in May but kept windows open for circulation and to keep it cool.

    clean, good location. Basic hotel.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 March 2017

    9.6
    Excellent value and location, great staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Could have done with Tea/Coffee making facilities in the room but not sure if this is the norm in Spain like it is with the UK.

    The staff spoke fluent English and were very polite and helpful. The room was basic but was cleaned every day, got fresh towels every day without having to ask for them. If you want a central location to the main street of Madrid then this is a good place to stay, only a minutes walk from Gran Via and Callao Metro stations,

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 February 2017

    9.6
    Stayed for 4 days but did not spend too much tile in the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    The windows might have the facility to be opened - a minor problem.

    Stayed for 4 days but did not spend too much tile in the place. I was out all day. The staff were most helpful and the room was spotless and well serviced each day.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 October 2016

    6.7
    it can help
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Quiet rooms have a very ugly "view".

    Central location in Madrid. It was the last available room in the city at a reasonable price so I was happy to have were to sleep. The weather was hot and there was a fun in the room.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 18 September 2018

    7.5
    Good for that price
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Little old rooms

    Geographic position

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2018

    4.2
    Really bad experience as we couldn't rest properly after a very long day.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very noisy place from outside and inside the property, we couldn't sleep at ALL !!!!!

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2018

    9.2
    Very good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very good location Friendly staff

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2018

    7.5
    It was about what you would expect for hostel pricing with a...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    It was about what you would expect for hostel pricing with a fantastic location! The staff was very friendly and rooms clean.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2018

    6.7
    Location
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Bad wifi signal, not too comfortable

    Location

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 October 2017

    7.1
    the location was simply perfect.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room with City View
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    the prices are over the quality.

    the location was simply perfect.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2017

    9.6
    Enjoyble
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Small lift for a big building

    Friendly staff

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2017

    7.1
    Not bad for the price
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    The lift was busy during the day and thus had to use the stairs

    The location was perfect. City center and the metro was just a couple of walks.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2017

    8.3
    small cheap place in a best location :)
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    small cheap place in a best location :) wi-fi is good and the staff is always ready to help

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    10
    Great stay
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bathroom feels a little cramped

    Great location, helpful and friendly staff, 24/7 reception.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2017

    9.6
    good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    no

    location and staff's friendly attitude

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    3.8
    Great location but room old and unconfortable!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Dirty room and bed with lots of hair... Tiny bathroom! No air conditioned, just a small fan. Window was broken... Really bad!

    Staff was nice!

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2017

    8.8
    Room it very cleaner
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room it very cleaner

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2017

    7.1
    The Continental Hotel is a good starting point for discovering Madrid.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Noisy hotel.

    Fantastic situated, however noisy location.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 April 2017

    9.6
    Excellent service would definiatly return good value for money excellent location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Happy smiley

    Staff excellent good not do enough to help you always happy anything you needed or I needed another pillow within minuites it appeared

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 December 2016

    6.3
    The location is very close on the city centre
    • People with friends
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bathroom is very small and doesn't clean enough.

    The location is very close on the city centre

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 19 December 2016

    7.9
    A modest place to stay right in the centre of Madrid!
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    A good hostal right in the middle of Madrid.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 October 2016

    9.2
    Full recomended to stay if you are visiting Madrid!!!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Nothing...everything was perfect!!!

    Perfect location,clean and excellent service!

    Stayed in October 2016

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  • Reviewed: 25 March 2016

    7.5
    This is my third time here, so obviously I like this...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The wifi was extremely slow, if I could even connect. There is current construction going on in the building so it was very noisy from 7:50 AM to 8:00 PM. with jackhammering, banging, etc. I would avoid staying here until the construction is done - another 3 months. You can hear sounds in the halls and sometimes in the room next to you. This is very typical of Spain.

    This is my third time here, so obviously I like this property. It has a great location, the staff is really nice; many speak English, the rooms are clean and comfortable, they have an elevator, and plenty of hot water. The rooms have radiant heat, but no a/c. I have not stayed here in the summer when it is hot in Madrid so I don't know how the rooms would be. Some of the rooms have views of Gran Via and the Puerta Callao, other rooms have windows that open onto an interior light well. No smoking allowed. Free Wifi. The room is a good value.

  • Reviewed: 7 November 2015

    7.5
    The accomodation is directly in the heart of the city, near...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The TV-set is receiving only Spanish programmes, no English or other languages are avaliable! For a hotel intending to attract tourist, this would be a must (and does not cost anything).

    The accomodation is directly in the heart of the city, near to Plaza Mayor and Sol.

  • Reviewed: 3 August 2015

    4.6
    The location of this hostal is perfect.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    The front desk person was not kind and understanding. The wifi conection in my room was really poor and they did not help at all. I could not check my emails, unless going to the front desk area. The air conditioning was a fan that was not strong enough to keep the room cool. At the check out time, the front desk person changed to be more friendly and attentive but would have been better if he would have shown this kindness at the check-in time.

    The location of this hostal is perfect.

  • Reviewed: 22 July 2015

    8.3
    The location was great for tourist purposes, just at the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    If you cannot sleep in a loudly place, don't take it.

    The location was great for tourist purposes, just at the metro station, very close to most of the tourist attractions. However it was very loudly, our windows looked straight to Gran Via and Plaza de Callao, where there was a party most of the day and night. The rooms were very clean and comforatble. Keep in mind that it is not hotel just hostel, however a good one. Very good price/value ratio :)

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2015

    3.8
    The location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Everything. First I booked a non smoking room and I got a smoking one. Second with NO AC, that is crazy, and finally, the 3rd time we change the room, now with AC, we have to pay 5€ extra per day for the use of the AC.

    The location

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2015

    10
    the hostle is in city centre, and all the staffs are helpful...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Sometimes the wifi doesn't work properly.

    the hostle is in city centre, and all the staffs are helpful and friendly. We travelled will two granny, Hector always gave us great advises. We had a great time in Madrid. Thank you very much:)

  • Reviewed: 6 June 2015

    7.9
    You couldn't ask for a more central location, right on...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Nothing, comfortable place.

    You couldn't ask for a more central location, right on Gran Via opposite Plaza Callao. The staff is very nice and helpful and speak English. The hostal is located on the 3rd and 4th floor in a very old building. My room was quiet as it was at the very end of the hall. Small room, firm bed, had my own bathroom. The wifi did not work in this work, but fine in the lounge area. They do not offer food as there are cafes everywhere near here! Not a fancy place, but I would stay here again and recommend this for a budget traveler.

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2016

    10
    Great staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Decor

    Great staff. Quiet rooms

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2016

    8.3
    Great location, value for money.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great location, value for money.

  • Reviewed: 11 March 2016

    9.2
    Excellent location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    A little bit noisy. Difficult to find.

    Excellent location. Comfortable. Worth the price.

  • Reviewed: 19 February 2016

    8.8
    cheap and excellent service
    • Business trip
    • Group

    wi-fi connectivitiy was terrible.

    cheap and excellent service

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2015

    3.3
    su mala limpieza y confort en general
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    su mala limpieza y confort en general

  • Reviewed: 10 December 2015

    7.5
    Superb location, close to everything.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Superb location, close to everything. Also the staff is very helpful and kindly inquires if you're fine even if you do not need assistance.

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2015

    7.1
    Central location and cheap price, typical 2*, no problems
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Central location and cheap price, typical 2*, no problems

  • Reviewed: 13 October 2015

    8.3
    The friendly staff (who spoke excellent English) made life...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The friendly staff (who spoke excellent English) made life really easy. Check in was quick and trouble free.

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2015

    9.6
    The staff and location
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Nothing, both Oscar and Hector were fantastic staff, very helpful, kind and friendly

    The staff and location

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2015

    10
    Very well located and nice staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    wifi was not working well. It was available only in some areas in the room

    Very well located and nice staff

  • Reviewed: 18 August 2015

    7.9
    Localization (in Gran Via)
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Terrible wifi

    Localization (in Gran Via)

  • Reviewed: 18 August 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    I was surprised that air conditioner cost is 5 EUR per day

  • Reviewed: 18 August 2015

    6.7
    There is a charge for air conditioner 5Euro per day, but...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    There is a charge for air conditioner 5Euro per day, but nowhere was written about it

  • Reviewed: 20 July 2015

    8.3
    I really liked the staff especially Hector and another staff...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Everything was fine.

    I really liked the staff especially Hector and another staff member from Ecuador who were kind, warm and gentle.

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2015

    8.3
    Location, friendliness of staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Location, friendliness of staff

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2015

    7.9
    Staff very friendly, our room was cleaned daily and also...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Staff very friendly, our room was cleaned daily and also towels were changed.Location is great and surprisingly the room was not noisy.

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2015

    7.9
    The position is the most important aspect
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    The position is the most important aspect

  • Reviewed: 20 June 2015

    8.8
    Perfect location, good price and nice staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Only the isolation of the Windows was not that good, woke up several times from the outside noise.

    Perfect location, good price and nice staff.

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2015

    9.2
    The location of the hostel und the cleanliness of it made us...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The bathroom is a bit small

    The location of the hostel und the cleanliness of it made us feel home

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2015

    7.9
    Good value for money
    • Business trip
    • Group

    WiFi was not working most of the time

    Good value for money

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2015

    9.2
    staff are very helpful and friendly
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    bit noisy..but acceptable due to location..

    staff are very helpful and friendly

  • Reviewed: 20 March 2015

    8.3
    Great location, close to
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    A very small room, but again worth the cost!

    Great location, close to everything! Nice crew definitely worth value for money

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