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Room Mate OscarRoom Mate Oscar  

Room Mate Oscar
Plaza Vazquez de Mella, 12, Madrid
3 star hotel, 74 rooms, 612 reviews, score 8.3

Room Mate Oscar is a stylish hotel located in central Madrid, between Gran Via and the Chueca district. It offers free Wi-Fi, rooms with flat-screen TVs and a rooftop bar.

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Tourist guide to gay Madrid

Madrid is one of Europe's largest cities, located at the very center of the Iberian Peninsula and becoming a popular gay destination. It is a modern, active city offering innumerable attractions to the (gay) visitor. Chueca is Madrids gay area, with lots of shops, restaurants, bars and sauna's catering the gay visitor.

Gay Pride Madrid

The gaypride in Madrid is one of the biggest and most popular in Europe. The massive parade attracts over a million spectators. Madrid pride is usually held the first weekend of July from Friday till Sunday, but it has changed in the past so make sure to check the offical date. The activities are mostly concentrated in the area Chueca and Sol. The gay parties are on locations around the city.

Gay pride Madrid

Book your hotel in the gay area

We selected some (gay) hotels in the gay area. You can directly book these hotels with our partner booking.com. Nighttours provides an interactive hotel map of Chueca so you can find your hotel as close to the gay bars, clubs and restaurants as possible.

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Reviews by visitors

Noctox

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23 days ago   

Got there at midnight, the place was half-full. For some reason the foam only appeared by 2 a.m. and stopped at 4 a.m.The quantity of foam is also under the norm, some 40 cm thick. So dont expect a real foam party.
I was there during the pride week so there was a good mix of people of all ages and nationalities, but outside Pride rvent it is probably not so busy.

Bambalinas Bar

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2 months ago   

This is my favourite bar in Madrid! Not just for musical lovers, this little bar makes you feel as if you’re in a private party every night. The owners make everyone feel welcome from the minute they walk through the door, and by the end of the night you know everyone in the bar. Sing along to the musicals, be surprised by ones you’ve never heard of, or get up and sing on Friday night open-mic night – whenever you go, you’ll have a great night.

Bambalinas Bar

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2 months ago   

This is my favourite bar in Madrid! Not just for musical lovers, this little bar makes you feel as if you’re in a private party every night. The owners, José Luis and Frieder, make everyone feel welcome from the minute they walk through the door, and by the end of the night you know everyone in the bar. Sing along to the musicals, be surprised by ones you’ve never heard of, or get up and sing on Friday night open-mic night – whenever you go, you’ll have a great night.

Strong Center

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2 months ago   

This place had its hey days back in the 90's when it was a gay institution by its own right. But those days are gone and the management is fialing to attract people due to high prices and lack ambient control. What you end up with now is ugly desperate people who show up at three o'clock in the morning coming straight form home for the sex. Lots of South American hustlers and all in all nothing worth the west of money and energy. Parties on Saturday are old and tired and half full at best. The dark room is tired and smelly and people on drug going arround frantically to have sex with whatever. No quality of anything. It is gone down hell and it is not coming back any time soo

Sauna Adan

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2 months ago   

Not just Brazilian rent boys, also -and especially nowadays- from the new european East, and these I find dangerous, or in any case I don't feel safe during a date with them anymore. Be very careful, they might be fabulous and nice guys, I am not saying anything against foreigners, but their survival instincts and learnt behaviours from their home regions, is not someting you will be able to handle by the time (or if) you loose control of the situation. Keep in mind they have barely anything loose, and you probably do. Even if the 'date' (in here or outside) goes well, you may be dissappointed when suddenly agreed practices are no longer in the deal and it's too late to back off and it's blamed on a misunderstanding (either your misunderstanding, or your language barrier's fault; it will never be their fault, though).

You get one for much less than €50 both in here and on the Puerta del Sol (same type of crowd, though). So if you're into bored thugs and dirty rat type of rentboys, you may as well go to the Puerta del Sol at night, at least you're in the open and on relatively neutral ground (unlike in the Adan sauna).

The entry above says "If you have any problem with the Boys tell it to the Staff". My view: don't rely on that 'backup', there is nothing of the kind. I have stopped going to this place not just because of the 'lord of the flies' type of jungle some boys turn this into (&dangerous for you), because because the Staff was actually conquered, frightened, desperate and powerless.
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Kind of place: yes a Sauna, but a rentboy Sauna and not just ocasionally, but nonstop and for many years and decades now.
how big: quite big, on 2 or even 3 floors (it won't matter or make a difference), but empty and you WILL be approached by demanding boys and they will keep insisting.
what kind of people: You won't find a genuine local (spanish) hustler in here perhaps one or two southamerican boys (i.e. speaking spanish if that's a value-add for you), but these (including most Brazilian) can only be found on the Internet now.
what music: the telly is on and that's what you are going to be hearing as background 'music'.
cheap or expensive: entry ticket is expensive given the fact that you are paying for a cesspit and
best days/times to go here: anytime, there are 'resident' hustlers as the ones I have described.

If you happen to travel check the places listed in planetromeo (under 'guide', 'detailed Guide search' and then with criteria 'escort services') plus the Paragonya in Zürich and the Hühnerfranz in Cologne which are not listed.

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Hotels in Madrid

Visit our Madrid hotel page for information on where to stay. You can also try our online Madrid hotel map to see and book hotels near the gay venues. Please book via the links on this website thanks!

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Catalonia Gran VíaCatalonia Gran Vía  

Catalonia Gran Vía
Gran Vía, 9, Madrid
4 star hotel, 185 rooms, 1911 reviews, score 8.1

Catalonia Gran Vía offers a heated rooftop pool with views of Gran Vía Street, free Wi-Fi, a spa and a small gym. It is situated in central Madrid, between Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Cibeles.

Gran VersallesGran Versalles  

Gran Versalles
Covarrubias, 4, Madrid
4 star hotel, 143 rooms, 1463 reviews, score 8.4

Gran Hotel Versalles is located in a quiet area of central Madrid, next to Alonso Martínez Metro Station. It is a classic-style hotel offering 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.

EmperadorEmperador  

Emperador
Gran Vía, 53, Madrid
4 star hotel, 232 rooms, 1294 reviews, score 8.2

This classic hotel, conveniently located on Madrid’s Gran Vía, has a seasonal rooftop swimming pool and a seasonal terrace with fantastic city views.

Best Western ArosaBest Western Arosa  

Best Western Arosa
Salud, 21 (Gran Via, 29), Madrid
4 star hotel, 126 rooms, 1006 reviews, score 7.8

The Best Western Arosa is set next to Gran Vía Avenue, 400 metres from Puerta del Sol and 15 minutes’ walk from the Prado Museum.

Senator Gran Vía 21 HotelSenator Gran Vía 21 Hotel  

Senator Gran Vía 21 Hotel
Gran Vía, 21, Madrid
4 star hotel, 136 rooms, 913 reviews, score 8.1

The Senator Gran Vía 21 Hotel is set next to Gran Vía Metro Station, in the centre of Madrid. It offers a 24-hour reception and stylish accommodation with free Wi-Fi access.

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