The recently opened Generator Hostel Madrid is a modern hostel located just off Gran Via in Madrid’s city centre. Housed in a converted 1930s gas station, this 5-storey hostel is seriously spacious – with a large rooftop bar, hostel bar…
If you're looking for all the gigs, parties and events that are happening when you visit Madrid, check out these websites.
If you’re looking for gay clubs and parties, Patroc is a very basic but informative website. It’s more gay than queer, with a predominantly cis male focus for the events in its listing but if that is what you’re interested in, then it’s a very reliable guide.
If you love live music, Songkick is a great website/app for finding out what's on now or if you want to book a gig in advance for your upcoming trip. They link out to all the major ticket sites as well as sometimes selling tickets directly.
Resident Advisor has the best listing for club nights in Madrid. Whether you're looking for a minimal techno night or a big banging disco party, this website should have every club night you need to know about. They also sell tickets directly and you can check out the attending list to see other people who are going.
Time Out's Madrid city guide is pretty basic, with a limited amount of information about exhibitions. Not sure how regularly this information is updated but still worth checking out.
Duolingo is a fantastic free app for learning languages. Just 5 minutes a day is all it takes to understand the basics before your travel. Click here to see their Spanish course.
As a gluten-free traveller, I recommend using this handy Spanish restaurant card by Coeliac Travel when querying gluten-free options on a menu. Click the image to visit their website.