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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostal is on the third floor (but there's a lift) of an old street right in the centre of Madrid minutes from the Prado and the other museums. The position is fantastic, quiet, safe, with cafes and bars all around but in the next streets. Right opposite is a cafe which serves anything you might want for breakfast and... More 

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East Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was absolutely perfect. The rate was great, the rooms were very clean and comfortable, and you are walking distance from all the main attractions. The staff was truly remarkable. Javier helped us with two major issues, including retrieving a camera we left in a cab and mailing back souvenirs we left in the hotel. All of his recommendations... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hostal Gonzalo is very cozy and is in the very heart of the city where all significant sites are accessible by foot. Javier who is managing the hostal was very very helpful. He's very patient with all my inquiries and responds to email promptly which helped us decide to proceed with the trip. When we got their he provided us... More 

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Lakeside Park, Kentucky
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16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My wife and I stayed at hostal gonzalo in March of 2015. We arrived and were greeted by Javier, the proprietor. We couldn't have asked for a more congenial host! The hotel is a small establishment on the 3rd floor of a building in the museum district of Madrid. It was just a short taxi ride from the airport. We... More 

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Chicago, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Hostel Gonzalo offers some of the best elements of a small hotel and a home stay with a nurturing family in the heart of Madrid. The hotel is contained within an elegant old residence with an atmospheric, old lift (elevator) and has clean, quiet, reasonably priced rooms under the care of Javier, someone who is very supportive of his... More 

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Kiel, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Hostal Gonzalo is a very small and cosy place in a great location! The staff is really nice, but I must admit, we didn't have a chance to meet them very often. The room was very clean and we loved the small spanish balcony!

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Denia, Spain
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stayed for three nights in is wonderful little hotel, perfectly placed in a quiet side street just 100 metres from all the nightlife you could want and walks g distance to the three art galleries. It was spotlessly clean, quiet and comfortable and very reasonably priced, as well as having free WIFI. Our host, Javier, could not have been... More 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We could not have been happier with our accommodations in Madrid two weeks ago. This hostel sparkles with cleanliness and is as charming as our hosts, Javier and Antonio. We were only sorry that we were not going to spend more than three nights in Madrid. They even provided us with sunny, clear weather! It was a perfect reunion destination... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Javier and his brother Antonio were so gracious and helpful, they made us feel at home immediately. The hostal is located near Atocha and all three great museums. The rooms are comfortable and clean. I would recommend this hostal highly to all my family and friends.

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you are looking for a hostel where you wouldn't be embarrassed to take your mother then Hostel Gonzales is an excellent choice. This hostel is classy and sophisticated. It is run by two brothers. Their personal oversight over the hostel and its guests is filled with caring and absolute professionalism. I stayed for two nights in a twin-bed room... More 

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