I'm moving to Madrid at the end of July, but will need a hotel/hostal for 2 nights before my apartment is ready. Since I've already paid for a full month of rent, I'd hate to blow a ton of money on two nights accomodation.

I've found the Bestwestern Trafalgar for 46Euros which is pretty good. If I can get by with 25 - 35 Euros for a single at a hostal, I'd go for that. I'm just worried about security as I will have my laptop and life in general in my suitcase.

Any suggestions for hostals in the North of Madrid (willing to stay in other areas). I've looked through the posts and found some options, unfortunately the hostal w/ best (recent)reviews, Hostal Acapulco, is full.

I'm probably aiming too low at 25 Euros, but if anyone has suggestions please let me know.