Oh Madrid IS a major party city, even more so than Barcelona...but you gotta go during a festival or special event. The block parties are simply massive. I would recommend Los Amigos Opera... my favorite hostel. This was the onlly hostel in my entire trip that I stayed in an entire day, talking to people in the hostel.
Barcelona - i stayed at Alberg Palau (a hostel in the Gothic Quarter), it was one of the best hotels I stayed at... it was clean, very unique, and cozy, i met great people that I still keep in touch with today!
WHen in Barcelona, you gotta up hit up the 300 shot bar aka. Espitit Chupitos (i think). Order the Vaporizer.. you will not be dissapointed!
Have fun =)
Vincent: "So what you gonna do?"
Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."
Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)
"Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it."