Travelling in Europe can get expensive, and the best way to save on accommodations is to try and Couch-Surf. You make good friends, most hosts will be willing to take you around their city, one gets to see parts of the city with the locals, places you might not have seen otherwise. Did couch-surf in Madrid with an amazing Spanish couple. Dinner with the Spanish Hosts and friends at an all you can eat Sushi place, picture below
In Madrid took the Hop-on Hop-off Bus to see the City, bought the ticket for the bus from a souvenir store outside the Plaza de Mayor
|Plaza de Mayor|
Night Picture of Palace and Cathedral Madrid
I took the train from Atocha station in Madrid to Toledo, travel time about 40 Minutes. A day's trip is enough to see the city, I walked all day, no buses or taxis.