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hostal gonzalo

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c/ Cervantes 34, 30, madrid Madrid, Spain
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, great location, quiet street, lovely space. The owner was a gentleman who you can tell really prides in making sure his guests are well taken care of. Perfect location, we could walk to main sightseeings in the centre, but if necessary it was not far from the Metro station. Even airport bus stops just few minutes from the hostal.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The best thing about Hostal Gonzalo were the hosts, who were very friendly and helpful, the Hostal is on the 3rd floor, and the building has a small elevator, we had help getting our bags downstairs on departure to meet the reasonably priced taxi to the airport that was organized for us, the rooms and the Hostal in general are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Fantastic location and the best hosts in Madrid! My first time to Madrid and I found a gem of a place to stay. Javier and his brother Antonio were so kind and helpful with everything! I had an eye irritation that made my eye red and swollen and finally I decided it was not going away so I asked Antonio... More 

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We, as a mature couple, stayed two nights at Hostal Gonzalo, and was very satisfied with the friendliness of the owner, the excellent location, the cleanliness and size of the room. A minor point of criticism is the fact that the air conditioner could not be adjusted. As with many hostals in Madrid, breakfast is not available as an option.... More 

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Kailua, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Family-run hostal, spotless, excellent location just around corner from famous tapas bar street and many small restaurants. 2 blocks from the Prado and beautiful parks. Friendly, helpful Javier who emailed promptly. Close to laundry. 10 minute walk to Puerta del Sol. Our first experience in a hostal, and we would definitely return!

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This little Hostal is off a main walking thoroughfare. It had easy access to Madrid and had wonderful security. It was very clean and we were very apprciative that the manager upgraded us to a little apartment with two twins since I was traveling with my adult daughter.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

5 stars because it is terrific value. We paid 60 euros per night for an ensuite room overlooking Calle Cervantes. Clean, quiet, basic, air con, welcoming owners, a classic antique lift, and the perfect location, being equidistant from the galleries and Retiro Park to the east, and the busier tourist areas to the west. 10-20 minutes walk gets you to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Javier, (proprietor, concierge, Madrid insider and an all-around good guy) is cut from the cloth that created Nineteenth Century hoteliers. Never intrusive, filled with suggestions, attentive to his guests' needs, it was a pleasure having this gentleman as our liason to one of the world's great cities. Hostal Gonzalo is meticulously clean and scrupulously maintained. Our street side room reflected... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Our 3rd visit to this Hostal. We had room 5 which is a twin facing the small courtyard. The room is very basic but the beds are very comfortable with fresh white cotton sheets and the towels were changed every day. It does not have a coffee machine or fridge and people might wonder why it is rated so highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Hostal Gonzalo is a block from the Prado, and a 20-minute walk to the Atocha train station. Many nice restaurants within one block. Javier and his family were friendly and accommodating. They allowed us to store bags several hours after we checked out. Wifi worked well. Rooms were clean. There is an elevator to access this 3rd-floor hostal.

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