Far Home Atocha Madrid Hostel Review and Information

Really central hostel, great for the train station (puerta de atocha), clean facilities and helpful staff! - English Guy
Overall Rating
Beds Starting At $18.83

What sets them apart?

If you're arriving or leaving by train, then this hostel has a great location within walking distance to the train station. The hostel has a hotel vibe with clean facilities and a quiet and comfortable setting. It's centrally located, affordable, and a great option for short trips in and out of Madrid.

Hostel Personality

  • Community Atmosphere

Who's staying here?

This hostel is convenient for travelers who want easy access to the train station, a central location, and a relaxed environment. It's popular with budget travelers but also appeals to families who want somewhere affordable to stay.
  • Long Term Travelers
  • Female Travelers
  • Couples
  • Young Backpackers
  • Families with Kids
  • Young Professionals

Insider Tip

Try to get a bottom bunk, because the top bunks can be a bit challenging to climb into.

Far Home Atocha

Far Home Atocha Hostel is a reliable hostel in a comfortable setting. The rooms are nice and the vibe is a bit like a hotel. Many people pass through the hostel staying only one or two nights because it is conveniently located walking distance to the train station. If you're staying longer, you'll appreciate the central location, helpful staff, and comfortable amenities.

The Facilities

Dorm Bed $18.83
This hostel has a wide range of sizes for dorm rooms. There are four, six, eight, and twelve bed rooms, so there's something for every travel style and price range. Rooms are either co-ed or female only, and some rooms have en-suite bathrooms while others use shared bathrooms.

The beds are solid and comfortable, the rooms are air conditioned, and each room has wi-fi for guests. Some rooms even have balconies.
Private Rooms
Private Room $24.74
This hostel also has several private rooms to choose from. There are doubles and twin rooms that sleep up to two people as well as triple rooms that sleep up to three people. Room amenities are variable and some rooms have televisions, closets, balconies, and different furnishings. You can also choose between shared or en-suite bathrooms.
This hostel has dorms and private rooms that use either shared bathrooms or en-suite. The bathrooms are clean, but the shower water could be a bit hotter. The showers are also on a timer which is a bit annoying, but not uncommon in hostels throughout Spain. This is part of their effort to reduce wasted water, so expect it no matter where you end up.
Common Areas
There are several nice common areas at this hostel where guests can hang out and relax. The outdoor patio terrace is probably the nicest and most popular place to relax and soak up the Mediterranean sunshine. This is a nice place to enjoy your breakfast or read a good book.

The hostel also has a common area and even a conference room where you can get some work done and spend some time on the computer.

The Location

Centro, or downtown Madrid, offers visitors a central location, lively plazas, plenty of shopping, and no shortage of entertainment. The area is filled with people, both local and foreign, who are exploring the neighborhood's great restaurants, hitting up some of the most popular shopping streets, or simply soaking up the atmosphere of street performers and a colorful atmosphere.
What's Nearby?
This hostel is located in central Madrid near many of the city's top sights and attractions. It's located on Calle Atocha and is just 250 meters from Plaza Mayor Square and 300 meters from Sol Square.

The area has plenty of great restaurants, nightclubs, and galleries. This isn't a party hostel but the surrounding area is lively and there's always a party nearby, particularly on the weekends.
Nearby Transportation
This hostel is centrally located so it's easily accessible by metro. The closest metro stations are Anton Martin on Line 1, and Tirso de Molina, also on Line 1.

This hostel appeals to travelers either arriving or departing by train as it is walking distance to the Atocha Train Station (about a twenty minute walk). The walk is in a safe area and most travelers feel comfortable making the trip.


This hostel has many great amenities for guests. There are laundry facilities, breakfast (for a price), vending machines, and an elevator. Travel information is available as well. There's a shared kitchenette with a microwave and fridge, which is convenient for quick snacks or light meals.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast (Paid)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Quiet Rooms
  • Bed Linens
  • 24h Reception
  • Security Lockers
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour & Travel Desk
  • Hair Dryers
  • Reading Light
  • City Maps
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Keycard Access


The staff here are friendly and professional. They keep the hostel well organized and can address any concerns you might have. The atmosphere is quiet and respectful, and the staff work hard to make sure everyone enjoys a good nights sleep.

Heads Up

This hostel is near a nightclub so it can be a bit loud on weekend nights. It also feels a bit more like a hotel than a hostel, so it's hard to meet other travelers. This is Madrid though, so if you're looking to party, you don't have to go far into the city to meet new people.

Far Home Atocha

Beds From $18.83
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