Madrid is one of the most gay-friendly cities in Europe. The Spanish capital is one a true meccas for LGBT tourism worldwide thanks to its lively nightlife, a cultural scene that’s unparalleled in southern Europe and the warmth and friendliness of its people. Read more about the best areas to stay in Madrid.
The Chueca neighborhood, in the heart of Madrid, is one of the liveliest gay neighborhoods in the world. In this area you will find most of Madrid’s gay and gay-friendly restaurants, bars, clubs and hotels. Read more about staying in Chueca.
Chueca and the neighboring district of Malasaña played a fundamental role in the strive for equal rights in Spain. They’re also the birthplace of the “Movida Madrileña”.
The “Movida Madrileña” was an alternative cultural movement born after the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. This cultural revolution dabbled in every artistic category imaginable; cinema, music, theater, painting, sculpture and design, among others, and promoted the career of icons such as Alaska, Pedro Almodóvar, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada or Mecano, all considered huge Spanish LGBT icons.
Over the years, Madrid has established itself as one of the most vibrant gay capitals in the world. In 2017, Madrid will host the World Pride Parade, an event that hopes to attract more than four million people to celebrate the diversity and equality of all people, regardless of who they love.
Here you will find a list with the best areas to stay in Madrid to enjoy its gay nightlife and a selection of gay hotels in Madrid, as well as gay-friendly accommodation in the Spanish capital.
All the options on the list are located near a metro stop and have free Wi-Fi for your convenience. If you want more info, see more photos, or book, just click the “Book Now” button.
It is an establishment with private rooms featuring basic decor and more than friendly rates. This pension caters exclusively to gay people.
The nightlife options of Chueca are a ten-minute walk away and Gran Vía Street is about seven minutes south. The hotel also has free Wi-Fi.
It is located on Pedro Zerolo square, in the middle of Chueca neighborhood and seconds walk from the nightlife and the crazy party scene.
Óscar is a classy hotel, decorated with exquisite and contemporary taste. It has a large cocktail bar.
This fantastic hotel also has a rooftop swimming pool.
Room Mate Oscar boasts spacious and modern rooms. There is also wifi throughout the building.
Gay Hostal La Zona is located on Valverde street in Malasaña, very close to Fuencarral Street and the gay life of Chueca. Gran Vía is a one-minute walk away.
It is a simple pension located in an old building. Very clean and functional rooms with basic decor. It has very good rating in the booking engines thanks to its good service and excellent value for money.
Hostal La Zona has Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Room Pride lives up to its name, as it is one of the best located pensions to stay during Pride of Madrid.
In the very heart of Chueca, this hostel comes highly recommended for any LGBT tourist visiting the Spanish capital.
Located on Puerta del Sol, in the heart of central Madrid, Gay Hostal Puerta del Sol is an exclusively gay pension offering simple rooms just a few steps from the main attractions of the Spanish capital.
It is a simple b&b, with basic decoration and completely no-frills.
Staying in Sol does not mean you can’t party, Chueca and Malasaña are about fifteen minutes walk from here.
Hostal Puerta del Sol has free Wi-Fi.
The Lusso is a high class hotel with refined style, with excellent service and spacious and comfortable rooms. It is not an exclusively gay hotel but it is gay-friendly and very well located.
It has free Wi-Fi.
This accommodation has clean, modern and functional rooms, decorated in a minimalist but stylish fashion.
It is a gay-friendly accommodation in the heart of Madrid. It also has wifi.