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Hostal Santa Isabel

Santa Isabel 15, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

3.5 stars for a hotel that is hard to get into, but once in, will please you with very clean accommodations and a great location relative to key Madrid sites and activities, including what seem to be frequent protests, riots, and sundry (pun intended) Plaza del Sol activities. As others have noted, the system for entering the Hostal before you... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have been staying in this hostal for years. Love the location. love the elevator. And that's about it now! I did not even see the owner this time, even though I spent 3 nights there. The room service lady was there to meet me and she was really unfriendly. She did not smile even once, even when she realized... More 

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Split, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

If You are looking for a safe base to rest after spending days exploring the city, don't look any further. Here you'll have everything as advertised on their website. It is true that you'll be able to hear some street noise. You'll also hear other guests taking shower, passing by hallway or talking. However, I don't take this as a... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

This was my fifth time staying at this hostal. On the one hand - it's still great: central location, nice rooms. I like the fact that there are keys now and I don't have to ring the bell every time. On the other hand - the staff used to be nicer. The owner, like a reviewer here mentioned, has little... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

The hostal was clean and had a good location. It is walking distance to the three big museums,Atocha train station, Puerta del Sol, nice cafe on the street called Cafe Bar Alma. The rooms are small but I expected that. The shower in room #4 is a nightmare. No matter what, you will get the whole bath soaked. The other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This has been our favorite Madrid bolt-hole for several years, but last week we noticed the quality is slipping. The 24-hour "concierge" who attended the door is gone now, replaced by new sets of keys that are very difficult to use. Automated lights in the hallways plunge you into darkness at the worst possible moment. And the toilets, always noisy,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

We went for a valentinesweekend to Madrid. Romantic trip, eating, drinking, lingering. Stayed in hostal Santa Isabel. Good location, nice B & B in the centre of town as it was recommended bij people from Madrid we know. Stay was great, payed our lodgings with a Visa card. So far so good, arriving home we discovered that our credit card... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

We spent 4 nights at the Hostal Santa Isabel earlier this month. It's very clean, the staff is friendly and helpful (we arrived straight from the airport at 9:30 AM and were allowed to check in a short while later, as soon as a room was ready) and the location is very convenient. My only suggestion would be to request... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

The hostal has a very good location (specially if your coming by train to Atocha station, like from Barcelona for example) and is convieniently located at a short walk from the Reina Sofia Museum as well as a subway station. It is located on the 4th floor of a building, and has lots of shops in front. The value was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in September. The hostal is walking distance to all the museums, popular plazas, and subway stations. However, I am not sure how safe it is at night as my husband got pickpocketed on our first night. Despite this, the hostal itself was clean, modern, and the staff was friendly though they... More 

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Lavapies
Walking into this neighborhood is like entering a different country ... except it's hard to tell which one it is. One side of Calle Lavapiés is lined with Indian restaurants, the other with kebab shops. Men in traditional African clothing convene outside their businesses for long chats, and people shout to each other across plazas and streets. Interspersed among ethnic specialty shops are independent theaters and dance studios, and two large arts and cultural centers — the beautiful Casa Encendida and the Tabacalera, a former tobacco factory — all of which attract young crowds. Along Calle Argumosa, the place to go for drinks, artists and art appreciators with piercings and dreadlocks convene in the street’s eclectic array of young, hip bars. Though some of the side streets can get a little seedy at night, Lavapiés is still the place to go for those seeking a unique blend of arts and culture in an international and funky neighborhood.
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