Staying with a host family in Madrid offers you a great way to increase the amount of Spanish you speak during your stay. You will also get a good understanding of the Spanish culture, and an insider view of daily life in Madrid.
Your host "family" may be a family with parents and children or a couple who take in students because they enjoy company.
You can choose from 3 types of rooms, a single room, a shared room or a single room with its own bathroom.
The food options are: breakfast, half-board (breakfast and a cooked meal in the afternoon at about two o'clock) or full-board (breakfast and two meals).You'll eat at local hours - usually later than what you may be accustomed to- and you'll eat local food. Tell your host what you like, they will try and cook to your taste.
You will also be able to receive phone calls at the host family home.