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Hostal Alhambra

C/Espoz y Mina, 6 | Second Floor, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Hostal Alhambra
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

What a little gem - so glad we found it! Tucked away up a side street just off the Puerta del Sol, entry is via a slightly tatty looking staircase, and you could be forgiven for thinking you're in for a disappointment - how wrong you would be! The whole thing looks freshly refurbished - decor is smart and funky,... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It doesn't matter how many times I stay here, I never get bored of the place. Just meeting all the staff again is enough of a reason to come back. They are all so wonderful. location is perfect! Very close to Puerto de Sol square! Good Recommended place! :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very convenient but in a seedy neighborhood. Room was large, clean but dark and poorly lit. Almost impossible to read. Staff was very helpful. TV had no English channels. Our room faced the street and noise from cafes and occasional drunks continued to 3-4 in the morning. The hotel is actually on the second floor and required an ancient elevator... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Don't judge the outside! Nice, clean, modern, cozy interior. Nice view of the streets from our balcony. On our first day we walked all the way to Retiro Park. Along the way we saw many of the featured attractions. Very very near to the metro station and lots of shopping to do. I recommend this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Was worried booking this hotel as we usually book four stars, but the only draw back was that this hotel was difficult to find as there are two signs for it and it is upstairs. After the initial drama of entering from the old, worn and creaky lobby next door, however, the rest of the stay went smoothly. Small hotel... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I found this hostal on Tripadvisor and booked it for 2 nights in June. It was just a stated, a real find. It was a little hard to find at first because the taxi couldn't go down the street due to the new king being in town. Also it is on the second floor so look up! Once I settled... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We spent 4 nights in this hotel and loved the location. It is just a half-block off of Puerta del Sol, and within walking distance of all the major sights in the central area. The room was large, clean, and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast, which is at a cafe around the corner, was basic but adequate. The water... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We booked into this hostal via a groupon deal and when we arrived the room we were given was in between the laundry room and a storage room and had obviously been a storage room they had converted. It was awfull with no natural light, tiny and claustophobic. The shower was fine but the bed was so close to the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

My wife and I stayed here on a week long trip through Spain in November 2012. We bought a Groupon voucher for a 2 night stay in this hotel. We followed the instructions on the Groupon to book the room well in advance. When we showed up, the guy running the front desk couldn't find our reservation and would not... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

stayed for 5 days in hotel with wife, found the inside of hotel much better than first impressions from outside. reception staff friendly and helpful. room was quiet and clean , even though main square only 2 minutes away. lots of bars /cafes on street and metro station just 100m away round corner, made it very easy to connect to... More 

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