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Hostal Dolcevita

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C/ San Bartolome 4 | Esquina con calle de San Marcos, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolce Vita is located in Madrid's gay neighbourhood which is right in the heart of the city. It has easy access to Gran Via, the metro station and many bus stops which you can use to navigate across the city. The area has tons of eateries, bars and pubs. Party goers throng the lanes but that causes no inconvenience to... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Overall a centrally located place with adequate accommodations. I was in a single self-contained room-very quaint and had everything I needed. The hostal was very quiet which was a bonus. As many people have mentioned the stairs are quite a nuisance if you have a good amount of luggage. The gent at the reception was very helpful in assisting me... More 

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Duisburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for one night on my way to a business trip to Albacete. The location of the hostel is very convenient in a gay neighbourhood with heaps of nice bars. The hostel is located on the third floor and is a bit hard to find. There is no elevator, so not ideal of you are physically... More 

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Dromore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Situated in Chueca and above two gay clubs, I came prepared with two bags of earplugs expecting a bit of night time noise. Completely unnecessary. Room 403 gets absolutely no street noise at all. The clientele range from single people to young families. Quiet people but very thin walls. The centrally located hostal/hostel is only a few minutes walk from... More 

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San Sebastián - Donostia, España
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

You get more than you pay! The hostel is charming, the owner was really nice and welcoming (he even gave us a room + bathroom, when our booking was for a room without it), good price (36 euros!) and great breakfast. From now on this is gonna be our hostel in Madrid for sure!!! <3

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Mainz, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

When I booked the hostal, I was directly asking for the drawback, as I found the price incredibly reasonable. And now, after my stay, I can honestly say, that there was none, Ignacio was right ;-) Unless, you expect a modern 4-stars-hotel with all the luxuries, you might (eventually) find some - but honestly, if you go in this kind... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I'm Tugce from Istanbul. I've stayed for 9 nights at Dolce Vita. And If I ever visit Madrid, I'll definitely stay at Dolce Vita! Here is why: Location -> Wonderful! So close to the center and you can go visit everywhere on foot. Staff -> Very friendly! :) Very nice people. Also helpful when you ask for an advice. Hygiene... More 

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Ibiza, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

I stayed as a single traveller 22-25 jan 2015. Arrived at 12.15, pleasant young man on reception. The room was ready.it was basic, clean and good value for money.staff all friendly.yesterday they looked after my bag so as not to have to carry it all day. Perfect location, 1 min walk to Gran Via.would I repeat? Yes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I stayed here one night in oct 2014 being in transit.The good thing is the location, pretty central in Chueca, 15 min walk from Renfe (takes you directly to the airport). Pretty much everything is in walking distance.The not so good thing - everything else. The room wasn't ready for 1.5 hrs, the receptionist didn't speak any english (although nice),... More 

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Staying in Chueca

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Chueca
Chueca is the hip, gay neighborhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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