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Hostal Playa

C/Victoria 2, 40 Izqda, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #151 of 240 Madrid B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was very clean. But the walls are very thin so you can hear every single word, and other things in another room. The price was too expensive for this room! But it was very central. we had no balcony, but we paid for it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I stayed at this hostel while passing thru Madrid to Gibraltar. The staff was pleasant, the room was clean and it was all that I needed. It was very close to many restaurants and bistros. The room was of average European size. I recommend this place for what I needed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Great price and excellent location right off Puerta del Sol. The hotel is close to the metro and several great restaurants. Rooms were air conditioned and each had their own bathroom, tv, and safe box to store valuables during the day (even though the rooms were very secure). My room had the best blackout curtains I've ever seen. The sun... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We were received in a friendly and efficient way, and the room cleaning was done regularly. (The reception was not always available, though, and more information about getting around in the city, as well as utilising the transport system would have been very useful, especially when contacting visitors after confirmation. One example is the diffference in transport cost between a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Buget accomodation in an excellent location just a few steps from Puerto de sol. The rooms where cleaned daily, had aircon and an comfortable bed and their own bathroom. The hotel also offered free wifi. I guess that this place is a redone Spanish apartment and therefore a little noisy from the hallway since the doors are thin, if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

Stayed for 3rd time in Hostal Player Calle De Victoria, Sol, Madrid. Its on 4th floor of an appartment block of typical spanish disign. Little balcony to look out onto the street and feel the hussle and bussle going on. Loads of places to eat and drink. Plaze Mayor just up the road and also Plaze Santa Ana round the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

I recently stayed in the Playa Hostal arriving late and lost one cold night. The best thing about the place was the price, and I negotiated a better price on a longer stay. I think it was excellent value for money. I liked the room; it was just so in every respect. (Slightly small mattress, but hey I'm tall :)... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

We reserved a room—and paid a deposit—at the Hostal Playa nearly two months before arriving in Madrid from Morocco. We were exhausted and it was late, but when we arrived we discovered that they had our booking, but were booked solid. Unapologetically they recruited their sad-looking teenage employee (someone's son?) to lead us about a dozen blocks—to a worse neighborhood—to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2009

First, a hostel in Spain is not the same as a hostel in most other places, which tend to lean strongly towards backpackers. A Spanish hostel is what would be called a Pension in France or Italy, and amounts to a 2-star hotel. They are nearly always a floor or three above street level, and usually have a lift/elevator. Now,... More 

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