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Hostal San Isidro

Calle Principe, 17, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #82 of 369 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the staff were friendly, but very disorganized. The room was very dated and smelled faintly of cigarettes. They really should get new bedding. We also did NOT have wifi in our room, which was pretty frustrating. Overall the room was adequate and in a good location, but not what I expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was in Madrid last year for summer and stayed here, great hotel, with AC and great location. The staff was very kind! We had an excellent experience as the hostal was located in the middle of Madrid where we could easily reach the most important landmarks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I knew what I ordered so that´s what I got. Small hostel, noisy, but I dont mind it, that´s why I go to Madrid. Rooms are nothing special and not impeccably cleaned (shower curtain is of fabric and the soap container filthy) but it´s ok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Room was small but clean. Our host was very welcoming and helpful. Towels were changed everyday. Very close to puerto del sol. Lots of restaurants to eat out. The only downside is noise at night. Not an issue if you are the type that stays out late. Wi-fi was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Located just five minutes walk from the Puerta del Sol (now also called Sol Vodafone). Narrow street has several bars & restaurants. Less than a ten minute walk to the Plaza Mayor and the large "El Corte Ingles" department store. On the third floor, meaning you must walk up 4 flights of stairs. No elevator, so not for senior citizens... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Fab location for exploring a fab city. The owners were more than helpful and welcoming on arrival... It felt a bit like a family by the end of the week! The accommodation was clean, homely and affordable. It's 'bog standard', but perfect if you're just looking for a base that'll you feel safe and warm in after a hard days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Small, but very nice and clean room. Located on a noisy street, the hotel is on the second floor of the building. The Staff is kind and helpful. Perfect place to stay for the visit of Madrid. The WiFi connection is poor in some rooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Located on a noisy nighttime street we found this place clean and comfortable. Located right off plaza Santa Anna we found we could walk to anywhere with ease then come back to the plaza for drinks or tapas. We had a nice large double bed and a small balcony with a clean private bath. The only downsides were the noise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We stayed at Hotel San Isidro for three days. The location is excellent, next to Plaza del Sol, perfect to walk around the city center. The Hotel is at the second floor of a building. Rooms are quite wide and very clean. Staff is very kind and helpfull. The price is very competitive. We had a beautiful stay and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We stayed at Hostal San Isidro for three days. Overall very satisfied, for 20 e/night. Pros: perfect location (as few mentioned), clean, kind and helpfull staff. Cons: a bit cold (it was around 15 degrees), noisy (inside and out side) Great value, would recommend and will be back.

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