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Mola! Hostel

A hostel in the Center of Madrid? Mola!

A hostel in the Center of Madrid? Mola!

A ten minute walk from the start of History

Staying at Mola!Hostel means being very close to where the earliest records point to the start of Madrid’s history. In the second half of the 9th Century, the emir Muhammad I built a fortress where the Palacio Real  is today located.  Can you imagine staying in a hostel in the Center of Madrid that is only a 10 minute walk from this point? Mola!
 
Are you looking for a hostel in the center of Madrid? Mola!
Hostel in Sol Madrid

Puerta del Sol: the clock that marks the new year 

If you ask anyone “Where is the center of Madrid?” everyone will give you the same answer “la Puerta del Sol”. This is because it is precisely here where “kilometer zero” is to be found, from where all the roads in Spain radiate out.


 The clock tower that every Spaniard watches each 31st of December while waiting for the New Year is just a few meters from our hostel in the center of Madrid. The square is also where the “Bear and the Strawberry tree” is to be found, the unmistakable symbol of Madrid.
Mola a hostel in Madrid city center, five minutes to stroll through the Old Madrid

 Madrid of the Austrians: It’s all so regal...

Princes, princesses, kings and queens have strolled down the streets of Madrid, and they continue to do so, but the first royals arrived in the 16th Century when Madrid’s population barely reached 30 thousand inhabitants. It seems difficult to believe but, according to the latest census, there are now more than 3 million people in the inner city.



Philip II, the first king to settle in Madrid, began expanding and developing the city. It was this king and his dynasty, the Austrians, who were behind the first historical and tourist sites:  the Royal Palace and surrounding gardens, the Plaza Mayor, Calle Toledo, Plaza de la Paja, Calle Segovia,….Strolling through this labyrinth of streets will transport us in time, but with no need for the DeLorean in Back to the Future. ..
Mola hostel in Plaza Jacinto benavente Madrid

Plaza Jacinto Benavente: from playwright to city square

Mola!Hostel is in a centrally located square called Plaza de Jacinto Benavente. Jacinto Benavente was a Spanish playwright in the 19th Century who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1922. This is rather curious as, when he received the prize, the square in which Mola!Hostel is situated did not actually exist. It was four years later, and after a few buildings were knocked down that this space was opened up, and it was in fact used by the Bank of Spain as its headquarters during its early years. If you find all this interesting, there is still a lot more!



Madrid is full of interesting stories. What are you waiting for? Come and visit us!
Mola hostel five minutes from Gran Via,downtown Madrid

Gran Vía and Plaza de España: Shopping & partying

Not everything is History. Modernity, the latest trends and entertainment are all to be found on the Gran Via, just a few minutes away on foot from your Hostel in the center of Madrid. Mola!



The  flagship stores with the best known Spanish fashion brands take up several floors of the buildings that line this avenue in Madrid, and getting away without a bag in your hand is quite difficult…But consumerism aside, the best cinemas and theatres are to be found here, and the  street is known as the Madrid Broadway. Should you need a ticket for the best musicals Mola!Hostel will help you.

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