In Bastardo there’s two things we know with absolute certainty: we don’t want to be just a hostel, and pizzas with pineapple shouldn’t exist. As we prepare a long essay on the second, we are going to focus on the first in this post.
Not only do we offer you a room between Chueca and Malasaña and cultural events. We also make it easy for you to discover and explore Madrid with our walking tours, pub crawls, bike rental and Wible parking.
Walking tour around Madrid
If you want to get to know Madrid with the most expert guides and the best fun facts, you don’t need to move, there are several Walking Tours around Madrid starting at our hall, led by Sandemans.
First of all we have a free tour that lasts three hours, and covers places as emblematic as the Royal Palace, the market of San Miguel or Plaza Mayor. If it sounds of your interest, just be at our front door at 10:15. There is no better way to start the day after a good night’s rest in our rooms.
We have a somewhat more illustrious tour, with a walk that takes us back to Madrid’s Golden Age. In this walking tour you can pass by the Congress and Paseo del Prado while learning a little more about the life of Lope de Vega or Quevedo.
If what interests you the most is the gastronomic culture of Madrid, we also make routes through the bars with the most typical (and tasty) tapas.
And if you want to give it an extra touch of excitement, you can also book a tour that runs through the darkest side of Madrid. Here you can learn all about the legends that circulate about Madrid, such as the aquelarres or stories of the Inquisition.
Pub Crawl in Malasaña
If you’ve already walked the whole city and the tourist areas don’t hide any secrets from you, maybe it’s time to take a step further in your Madrid experience…
It’s time to party!
Madrid is famous for its nightlife, and it’s something you really shouldn’t miss on your visit.
That’s why at Bastardo we organize pub crawls in Malasaña and Chueca with very international groups. We have planned several routes through the most iconic and modern bars in the area. What is not planned is what the night will bring.
In Malasaña alone there are 600 bars, but in the pub crawl we don’t go to everyone, we’re sorry.
You can join our pub crawl by showing up in your fanciest clothes (actually, you can come casual) at our reception at 22:30. When? EVERY day! Mondays are the new Fridays, haven’t you heard?
Bikes for hire
If these guided routes are too restrictive for you, what better way to make use of your freedom than with a bicycle to go wherever you want, whenever you want.
In Bastardo we have several electric bikes that you can rent and move around Madrid in a different, fun and ecological way. Our bastard bikes have 6 gears, a 36V battery and hydraulic brakes for greater comfort and safety.
The rental service is operational every day from 10am to 12am, and you can book in advance to make sure they are available. Here are the rates, with helmet and insurance included.
- 15 euros 3 hours
- 20 euros 4 hours
- 26 euros one day
- 49 euros two days
Car-sharing in Madrid
Wible opera por el centro de Madrid y cada día se extiende a más zonas y ciudades cercanas, como Alcobendas y Pozuelo. Es la manera más sencilla y libre de moverse por la capital, desde estaciones de tren, IFEMA… ¡Tienen más de 500 coches en su flota!
And if you’re more interested in comfort over the adventure of cycling around Madrid, we also have the perfect solution for you with Wible, the car-sharing service.
Wible operates in the center of Madrid and every day it extends to more and more nearby areas and cities, such as Alcobendas and Pozuelo. It’s the easiest way to move around the capital, from train stations when you arrive, IFEMA… They have more than 500 cars in their fleet!
In our garage we have 5 spaces reserved for Wible, so you can get there and park in the hostel without complications.
In addition, new users will have 25 minutes of free driving using the code ‘BASTARDO’. You can’t complain about options to explore Madrid in Bastardo!
For more information about our tours and services or about what to visit in Madrid, our team will gladly help you and guide you through our email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at (+34) 682 519 535 or (+34) 918 193 798.