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Hostal Alicante

Calle del Arenal 16, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #159 of 240 Madrid B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great location in Madrid and there was no street noise late at night. The rooms do have thin walls, so bring ear plugs. The staff was very welcoming and accommodating!! They made the stay very enjoyable.

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Sydney, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Hostal Alicante is located in Calle Arenal near Sol, so in terms of location you cannot do much better. The price is good too at 60 Euros a night for a private room for two with its own bathroom.. The Hostal is clean and quiet. The ambiance, however , is not fantastic. The different men who work at the desk... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I look for two things when choosing somewhere to stay; a clean bed and a hot shower - I didn't get either. I stayed for 4 nights with two girlfriends in a tiny three bed room. When we first got there it seemed fine and cute but it had gone 1am and we were very tired! When we woke, there... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The hostel is located right in between Opera and Sol Metro stations (aka the height of the tourist area). The room I stayed in was quite small, but it suited my needs just fine. There was a bit of noise throughout the hostel, but nothing more than you would expect during the busy season in Madrid. My room was not... More 

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Riga, Latvia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

I stayed in this hostal for one night and this was more than enough. It is really hard to get a room in Madrid at this time of the year so I didnt have much choice. Maybe there are rooms like in the pictures. However my (nr.7) was different. Small, with signs of leak on the ceiling and mold in... More 

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Warrington, PA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

Hostel was located a short wlak from the Royal Palace, the Plaze Mayor and the Plaza del Sol. make surre you get a "quiet" room since it is located ona street that never sleeps.

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North Bergen, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

the hostal was very clean because it was maintained by the best workers in the world, Filipinos! it was right at the heart of the shopping and tourist district... best priced for euros... the only thing is, if you are a night owl like me, don't get spooked by the owners of the hostal, they sleep on the living room... More 

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