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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   CL Valverde 1, 28 012 Madrid, Spain (Malasana)
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Galicia Hostel
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Ranked #261 of 364 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The hostel is dingy, with spiders and old dirty walls. The worst was the bedspread which had obviously not been cleaned in a very long time as it was coated in long blonde hairs! Worse yet, there were awkward white stains on the bedspread of highly suspicious origin.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Two friends and I went for a 4 days trip in Madrid for clubbing. We didn't had much money so we booked Galica hostel. We would do that again because location is really, really good. Breakfast is poor buy fruit at the market but coffie ok.Cleaning ladys every morning do rooms and bring new towels.

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Rhodes Town, Greece
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

I stayed in this hotel in last year Easter and it has a great location on Gran Via, 2 minutes from the metro station and 5 minutes from Plaza Mayor and other interesting sites. Don't expect luxury for the very low price you are paying, but the rooms are clean and you will be lucky if you get a room... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2010

We stayed in this so called 3 star hotel in augest 2010.Based on 4th floor with 1960 type lift Decor throught the hotel is 1970 pebble dash with magnolia and white paint dirty. In ternal doors and window must have about 5to 6 layer of paint. No air condition and they wont supply fan, temrature was in 32,34. If you... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

We stayed at this hotel in May 2010 for three nights and while the hotel was in a very central location (handy for the underground network and within walking distance of all the main attractions), I certainly wouldn't be back. Firstly, the biggest problem is the noise, not the hotels fault I know, but despite being five or six storeys... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2008

After reading some of the other reviews i was a little apprehensive, but yet again I found a hotel with a lot of negative reviews perfectly acceptable. The hotel is in great location just on the gran via so right in the heart of the city. It is not an expensive hotel and you get what you pay for, it... More 

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Canberra, ACT
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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2008

for the price I paid I wasn't expecting much of this hotel, but even my low expectations weren't met. With one exception, the staff at reception were rude and surly . Not that the hotel could do anything about this, but it was also the noisiest hotel I've ever stayed at with people coming and going all night, slamming doors... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2008

I stayed at the Galicia for 3 nights earlier this month. It is a decent, cheap and safe place to stay. The location was excellent right in the heart of the city. The staff were friendly although they didnt speak much English at all. The breakfast was included, it was basic but ok. The only problem i experienced was with... More 

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Donostia-San Sebastián
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2008

I was a bit leery about this place after reading some of the comments but I found that it wasn't that bad. It's not the Ritz but it is clean. The price and location are excellent. It is right on the corner of Gran Via, so you don't really have to run into strange or scary people. My sister found... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2008

I read the two reviews after I had booked the hostel and took my 78 year old mother here for her birthday, mainly for Madrid rather than for the accommodation. The best point had to be the location. Right next to a metro stop and all the shops in the old town. Definately not a place I would go back... More 

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Address: CL Valverde 1, 28 012 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Malasana
Hotel Class:3 star — Galicia Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighborhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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