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It is easy to be confused as to the differences between a hostel and a hostal. A hostel in Madrid is a youth hostel, which is otherwise known as an Albergue Juvenile. Youth hostels have shared sleeping dormitories and sometimes a couple of family or group rooms for rent also. They are one of the cheapest forms of accommodation on a backpacking holiday in Madrid, and a bed will cost you about 15 euros a night. They are a great place to meet other travellers and students, and a good place in which to gain information about what’s going on in the city from other residents.