About this listing
Comfortable studio in a typical 19th century "corrala" building. Located in the heart of Madrid, between the neighborhood La Latina and Lavapiés. Very easy transport from the airport: the train to Atocha station, then Metro line 1 to Tirso de Molina
Staying in my cozy studio will give you the opportunity to enjoy life in Madrid as a local. The neighbourhood still keeps the flavour of a small-town village preserved in Madrid downtown. It's just a few minutes walk to main spots like Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía, Plaza Mayor, Paseo del Prado or Plaza de España. The El Prado and Thyssen museums are a 20-minute walk away. The Reina Sofía or Puerta del Sol are 15 minutes away. Many theatres are within 10 minutes, and La Latina is just a 5-minute walk away. On Sundays you can't miss the flea market "El Rastro", 2 blocks from the apartment.
My studio is fully equipped with high-speed WiFi, cooling / heating air conditioning, closet, 32” LCD TV and a stereo. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, and all the necessary cooking utensils and tableware. The bathroom has a sink, toilet, mirror and a hot shower. There is an iron and ironing board.
There are towels, linens and bedding. There is a coffee maker, a kettle, coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast. The bathroom includes a hairdryer, shower gel, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and everything you need for your stay.
Interaction with Guests
Apartments in corralas are laid out around a patio, so they are quiet and peaceful. My studio is on the top floor, a fifth with no elevator. It has 4 windows and receives a lot of natural light. You can see the dome of San Cayetano Church and the roofs of other buildings from the living room windows. There are many books and CDs you can enjoy.
The bedroom is 2 meters above the kitchen and living room, it has a double bed with a viscoelastic mattress fitted with a massage motor you can use if you wish to relax. The living room has a sofa which can be converted into another double bed.
How to get there:
The apartment is very well connected to the public transport network. From the airport, (website hidden).
take the "Cercanias" C1 line to Atocha Renfe station. Then transfer to the Cercanias C5 line to Embajadores, or take Metro line 1 to Tirso de Molina (3 stops).
El piso está muy bien comunicado, cerca de varias estaciones de metro (Lavapies, Embajadores, Tirso de Molina) y cercanías. Desde el aeropuerto, coge la línea C1 de Cercanías hasta Atocha Renfe. Desde allí puedes hacer un transbordo a la línea C5 de cercanías hasta Embajadores, o coger la línea 1 de Metro hasta Tirso de Molina (3 paradas).
Other Things to Note
bus from the airport to Atocha:
24-hour trip takes 40 minutes
and then metro line 1 to Tirso de Molina, 3 stops
Please, treat it as if it were your own home.
Le logement était parfaitement décrit, nous étions 2 et les 2 lits (1 canapé lit) était confortable.
Il est bien situé, nous avons tout fait à pieds. Maria nous avait préparé des cartes, décrit le quartier et conseillé quelques endroits sympathiques.
Nous avons passé un super séjour!
The studio was perfect for us and for our 3 days trip. Maria José was nice and efficient, she gave us tips for cheap parking and good area or restaurants, it was a pleasure to stay at her place. The arrival and departure were easy, we felt welcomed and home and spent more time Inside than outside. The location is very good, in an alternative and cool area, closed Latina, to Reina Sophia Museum and Retiro Parc, and other main place to see.
We recommand her studio without hesitation !
María José was a very nice and considerate host. She initiated all necessary communication and made sure I have all the information I need, including train times for my day trip to Toledo.
Her studio is in the city centre within walking distance to a lot of tourist and important places, train station and main squares, in Madrid. I found it very well equipped for everything essential and it was comfortable for 2 people. I would definitely stay at her place again.
Great stay ! Great location.
Small room with everything's needed.
Je n'ai pas eu le plaisir de rencontrer Maria José mais mon séjour s'est très bien passé. Maria a régulièrement échangé avec moi pour s'assurer que tout allait bien et m'a communiqué de bonnes adresses. L'appartement, bien qu'un peu petit, a beaucoup de cachet et est superbement bien aménagé. Il se situe dans un quartier très vivant, à 5min à pied de la Plaza Mayor. Je recommande fortement ce studio!
This cute, cosy, lovely apartment was just what I needed for my short stay in Madrid. It's central while at the same time being completely quiet. It's very safe and secure too. It's clean and easy to find everything you need. Maria was always on the other end of the phone if I needed any help. It's on the top floor so it's a bit of a work out especially in the heat but I didn't mind! It is a very small apartment so if there's more than two of you it might feel pretty crowded. Also if you're sleeping in the main bed it requires climbing up on top of some shelves and pulling yourself over a beam so be prepared for that! Its not a manoeuvre you can really rush haha. Thank you so much Maria I'd certainly stay here again next time!
About the Host, María José
Disfruto viajando, me encanta conocer las costumbres de los lugares que visito y participar de sus formas de vida. Vivo en Madrid en un barrio castizo, multicultural y con mucha personalidad, y ofrezco mi casa a quien quiera saborear la autenticidad de la zona.