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Hostal Santa Barbara

Plaza Santa Barbara 4, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #185 of 242 Madrid B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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warsaw
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The hostal is - as it was already said - difficult to find as it is in an old historic building which can't bear any ads on its facade. My tip: it's just one door down the road after you pass Santander Cafe. The sign is attached on the wall inside the doorway with openwork iron gate. The hostal is... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I rented a room here with my best friend in May. We picked a double bed room, because there was nothing else available. When we arrived however, the receptionist told us there was a larger room with 2 single beds available, and we switched to that one free of charge. The room was big, cool enough in the 30 degrees... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The hostal is in an excellent location but unfortunately this is the only good thing i can tell about it.The building is old and it is also very noisy.Not because of the traffic or the outside but because of the inside.The door bell would ring any time of the day or night.The reception phone ringing and nobody picking up.You can... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed last weekend for the second time in Santa Barbara. The rooms are descent and clean for a good price. The hotel is located in a very cheerfull area, with a great variety of bars and restaurants. All the monuments are within a 15-30 min walk and the metro is literally on the other side of the street. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

In August 2013 we stayed here for 3 nights; it was perfect for us. Our room was clean, the staff very cheerful, and it is right across the street from the Metro stop. There are many nearby restaurants and the museums are close enough to walk to. There is a small grocery just a few blocks away that also has... More 

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El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Decent hostel - cheap, so I decided I won't complain. The surroundings are nice and it is located very near the centre, which is absolutely fantastic. The staff is friendly and pretty much unintrusive. The beds were okay. The bathroom was tiny and not the best, biggest or cleanest I've seen, but not too bad, either. In other words, for... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

I stayed with a friend for 2 nights, we booked a twin room and got a double bed instead...The lady who seemed to be the receptionist and a cleaner and generally the only member of staff was very nice she didn't however speak the word of English (so I'd Google everything before going there and not hoping to get any... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

When we read the comments we were in doubt because the hostel was described badly. Whoever wrote the reviews was certainly very strict and had no sense of adaptability. In fact the prices were cheap and the room was little but comfortable and clean. It is family buisiness and the owners are kind and heplfull even if they can only... More 

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Tbilisi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

It is located in the part of the city where there is a lot of young people. next to the hotel there is a small grocery shop and pizzeria. At night restaurants throw garbage to the garbage boxes which are located on the street. It makes qute loud noise and please take it into consideration. Because of this reason I... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We've just come back from a 5 night stay at Hostal Santa Barbara and I feel I had to write this review to offset the negative comments I read about the hostel on Trip Advisor. When we read the negative review, we had already booked and we were so shocked that we were about to cancel our booking. Fortunately in... More 

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