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2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Calle Atocha 79, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Huertas)
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Hostal Rivera
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Ranked #194 of 238 Madrid B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Limburg Province, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hostel has a perfect situation in the middle of Madrid and is very close to metro Anton Martin, yet all is on walking distance. Its 'antique' look and small rooms might result in bad reviews but it'll fully depend on your own expectations. Personally I expected small rooms and old furniture but if the room is clean and the... More 

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Zhengzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The location was excellent; it was less than 1km to train, airport express bus and shops. The walk from the station is on an incline, so if you are dragging luggage, I suggest you take a taxi there. Though the metre showed 3.15E, I was charged 7E I guess because I had a lot of luggage. The walk back down... More 

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Θεσσαλονίκη, Ελλάδα
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The worst experience ever . The room too small. Without a balcony . Rude hostess . We stay only one night ! Too dirty .Too far from the center ,only near to train station .the wifi too slow . At this bed only Hobbits can sleep .

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The photos don't really do this hostel justice, when we arrived the room was nicer than expected. A decent size, the bathroom was compact but adequate-all clean. The guy who booked us in was pleasant and spoke some English. Our room faced the courtyard so it was quite. The window was tiny, but as we we're spending much time there... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Okay, so we wanted to stay cheaply in Madrid, and this place is cheap. The bathroom (and one toilet) is shared, which is okay, but it is damn small and there is only one shower for the whole hostel, which is not okay. The rooms with a balcony have nice light, but they are also small and the sheets had... More 

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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We payed 10 euros per person per night for a double without private bathroom: even price. It's really just a place for sleep. No reception, no breakfast included. Unfortunately the bathrooms in common weren't all that clean. The position is a bit strategic because is really next to the station and to Sophia Reina museum and 10 minutes from Prado.... More 

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Stayed here with friend my first couple nights of a very long trip. Not a very social place but very clean and comfortable. Wifi is good and the people who run the place are very nice. Good location but not great a bit of a walk to get to central Madrid.

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Moscow, Russia
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Chose it because it was cheap and right next to Atocha station. The location and price were excellent. The room (we stayed at a double room without a private bathroom) was quite small and basic, we hardly fit two suitcases in it. The room opened to Atocha street, and although it could get a bit noisy, the view was great... More 

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Address: Calle Atocha 79, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Rivera 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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