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Hostal Rivera

Calle Atocha 79, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The owner/manager or whatever she is, is an absolute witch. We arrived just after midnight which we specifically put down as our estimated arrival time when booking. First she tells us there is no booking under our name even when I have show her our reservation number etc. She took us into the office and right on the screen is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We arrived after midnight, but there was no problem with it. Problem appeared, when we wanted to communicate in English - the owner called to somebody and he translated everything. We had to move to the other hostel (Hostal Asturiana, I strongly recommend it!), because there was no place in Rivera (I don't know how was it possible, becaue we... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The place looks nothing like the pictures, so that sucked. The room and bathroom in the pictures looked pleasing and also looked like it would smell nice but that's not the case. My room smelled like box of cigarettes. Location was great though and the gentleman that checked me in was really cool.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 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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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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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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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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