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The City in My Pocket

  • 2 guests

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

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A modern and practical base in the vibrant and multicultural Lavapiés neighbourhood, this apartment offers a fuss-free stay on the doorstep of the Tabacalera cultural centre and Reina Sofía Museum. Some of Madrid’s most eclectic restaurants are on the doorstep, though your kitchenette is well-equipped for nights cooking at home. It’s worth noting there isn’t a lot of natural light here, but the decor is contemporary and has all the basics you could need for an easygoing stay.


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What to expect


Highlights

Peruse the stalls in Antón Martín Market, a short walk away

Peruse the stalls in Antón Martín Market, a short walk away

Unwind with a glass of sangria and your holiday read

Unwind with a glass of sangria and your holiday read

Whip up some tapas with the produce from your market haul

Whip up some tapas with the produce from your market haul

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Home truths

    This host does not accept bookings from groups of young people.

    Parking in Madrid can be tricky, so we recommend skipping the car here. This apartment is a short stroll from Lavapiés and Antón Martín metro stations.

    Given the home's location, you may hear some street noise. Light sleepers may wish to pack earplugs.

    It's located within an apartment building, with a shared entrance. Expect to bump into other guests during your stay.

    While we love the overall design of this home, it is slightly lacking in natural light. This home was purpose-built for rentals, so it's not the most soulful space.

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Lift access

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

1 bathroom

Extras


Additional fees

  • If you'll be arriving before 3pm or after 10pm, you'll be charged an additional fee of €40.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Lavapiés

Like many neighbourhoods on the rise, Lavapiés proudly displays its rough edges. The Times Magazine has recently included it in the 50 best neighbourhoods to live in the world, and it’s not hard to understand its appeal. It’s a melting pot of cultures, bravely experimenting with international influences. Lavapiés is full of contrast — some streets have already embraced a more luxurious vibe with chic boutiques and fusion restaurants popping up every month, while others are still filled with artistic squats and street vendors. It’s the ultimate antidote to boredom.

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Get a taste for Spanish food at Mercado Antón Martin

Get a taste for Spanish food at Mercado Antón Martin

This is a traditional fresh food market with numerous stalls and tapas bars, many of which also serve Madrid's favorite Sunday aperitif–vermut.

5 min
See some legendary art at the Reina Sofia Museum

See some legendary art at the Reina Sofia Museum

Come face to face with Guernica, or simply admire the masterful architecture of the modern art museum. Quick tip–if you come after seven in the evening, it's free!

10 min
Visit the Caixa Forum Museum

Visit the Caixa Forum Museum

Make your way over for world-class exhibitions in this architectural gem, as well as one of the best vertical gardens designed by Patrick Blanc.

11 min
La Finca de Susana-restaurant

La Finca de Susana-restaurant

Good quality Mediterranean food in a luxurious restaurant and at a good price

9 min
Enjoy a massage in an Arabic spa at Hammam al Ándalus

Enjoy a massage in an Arabic spa at Hammam al Ándalus

Let the relaxation flow in an exclusive, unique setting. Hammam al Ándalus aims to recreate the feeling of old Arabic Andalusia.

8 min
Listen to jazz virtuosos at Café Central

Listen to jazz virtuosos at Café Central

American jazz magazine Down Beat named Café Central as one of the best places in the world to listen to jazz, the only Spanish venue to make the list. A must for jazz lovers.

6 min
Enjoy a mojito at La Negra Tomasa

Enjoy a mojito at La Negra Tomasa

Giving its guests a real taste of Cuba, La Negra Tomasa has become a favourite with Cuban expats and aficionados alike.

9 min
Buy fresh produce at San Fernando market

Buy fresh produce at San Fernando market

Since it's opening in 1944, San Fernando market has become a very unique urban space. It's one of the five biggest markets in Madrid's Centro district, so make sure you check it out.

6 min
Get your avo toast at La Rollerie

Get your avo toast at La Rollerie

A locally recommended brunch café with a beautiful interior. La Rollerie has a good variety of breakfasts and an outside terrace for those want their eggs al fresco.

6 min
Be a culture vulture at La Casa Encendida

Be a culture vulture at La Casa Encendida

This multipurpose cultural space plays host to avant-garde exhibitions, live concerts, and workshops concerning social matters, culture, and the environment.

7 min
Enjoy the best churros con Chocolate

Enjoy the best churros con Chocolate

Maestro Churrero with it’s original proposals and a creative range of possibilities, without forgetting the Madrid tradition of the famous churros con chocolate.

7 min
Share and Enjoy the best pintxos and wine in Plaza santa Ana

Share and Enjoy the best pintxos and wine in Plaza santa Ana

This modern restaurant is famous for pintxos and a great assortment of wines.

7 min

Get around

Airport

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas

42 min

Subway station

Lavapiés

4 min

Train station

Embajadores

10 min

Bus stop

San Carlos

1 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

2 min

Cafe

2 min

Pharmacy

2 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Not suitable for children under age 12

Not suitable for infants under age 1

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 11:00

Has a lift

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    24

    hours

    Cancel at least 24 hours before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 24 hours away.

Host


This home is managed by Emilio

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Emilio and his team are fully focused on making your stay in Madrid a unique and unforgettable experience. They go above and beyond every time, leaving you to focus on creating memories that last a lifetime.

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