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Cat's Hostel

Canizares 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #73 of 339 Specialty lodging in Madrid
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hostel was clean and had a great atmosphere. Staff was friendly and helpful. Really nice lounge areas. Cool bar inside hostel (cheap beer and good happy hour prices). Cons- internet never worked. Keys to rooms are tricky.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Convenvenient location, helpful staff, enjoyed the free Salsa lesson with Monique. Went to an awesome salsa dance bar not far from the hostel and had an great time. Breakfast was good. Sharing a 16 bed dorm was ok, people coming and going alot which could make sleeping difficult but not a problem for me as I was out for most... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised about our stay at cats hostel. There were electronic and secure lockers and multiple plug sockets by each bed. Very sociable for backpackers and multiple activities were organised and available. Bedding very clean as were the toilets/showers. Only disappointment was breakfast and lack of it! Overall highly recommend staying here as we had a brilliant time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Stayed four night at Cats hostel and it was great. The have good installations and nice staff. There is many people from around the world so you get to meet people with different cultures and backgorunds. Of course you have to stay in a bedroom with people you do not know, but if you are open-minded you will enjoy... More

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San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cat s offer everything, a good breakfast and for free, a good international atmosphere, a really good bar and lots of events and tours. All a travaller need. Every day there are different events, entretainment and fun! It s right in the center of Madrid and staff is super cool..what else? It s part of Europe Famous Hostels!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to the Cat's Hostel with a group of 108 people, and I have to say there were no major problems and it was a nice stay. The staff is really friendly (especially Roberto and Marco) and are willing to organise plenty of stuff for you if you're interested. We had a nice Sangria and rooftop party (the Sangria... More

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Aviles, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The location and maybe the breakfast are the only positives. Our room was STINK. We were in a 6 bed dorm with all guys. I imagine sweaty feet had a lot to do with this. But there was absolutely NO ventilation. There was one plug in the room to serve everybody. Only one main light. No lights beside beds. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The location is at walking distance from main venues and just minutes away from the metro. The staff was friendly, warm and welcoming; although the abundance of English speakers limits the Spanish-learning opportunities. Particularly enjoyable was Carlos' walking tour: it gave life to Madrid, gifting each historical monument with a story. The rooms are clean, comfortable and easy to share... More

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Marta H, Manager at Cat's Hostel, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us here at Cat's! Yes, the free city tour is one of our favorites too. We are glad that you found the rooms to your liking as your comfort and safety is our top priority. Thank you for your comments, and we hope that if you find yourself in... More

Norrkoping, Sweden
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Great location in the city center, clean and comfortable for a hostel. Really cheap, engaged and friendly staff who really made the experience so much better. There were some things about the place I didn't like; weird showers, bathroom pretty far from dorms, poor breakfast, small lockers etc but the atmosphere compensated for it. Anyway, great hostel if you want... More

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Marta H, Manager at Cat's Hostel, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Cat’s! We are very partial to the location as well as it is very close to everything. Yes some people don’t like the push-showers, but they are very common for hostels that are located in Europe. Thank you for your comments; we will see what we can do to... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We chose this hostel because of the excellent recommendation by lonely planet... Very disappointed. Staff are disinterested and unhelpful, couldn't even give us a map of the city. Although the dorm room we stayed in was clean, there were no windows and freezing cold air con on all night. The showers had a push button system so that you need... More

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Marta H, Manager at Cat's Hostel, responded to this review

We are sorry that your stay here at Cat's wasn't perfect. We are constantly trying to do everything that we can in order to make everyone's stay here as comfortable as possible. We are sorry that you did not find our staff helpful as many people have reported our staff as extremely friendly and willing to help. As for the... More

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Address: Canizares 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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ust outside the Puerta del Sol, the center point of Madrid, you can easily and quickly make it to the city’s most famous sites, like the lively Santa Ana plaza, world-famous Prado museum, and refreshing Retiro Park. But don’t worry – we make it easy to fit in that siesta in our Andalucían style common area, beautiful evidence that Cat’s was at one time a 17th century Spanish palace.As the sun goes down, the madrileños come out! When you start your night at Cat’s Cave Bar, it is sure to be a blast! Every night of the week we will take you on the best pub crawls, where you will meet your fellow travelers and truly experience the Madrid lifestyle. During the week we also offer you tapas and shopping tours, and free Flamenco and Salsa dance classes. And of course we’ve got the basics. Our newly renovated rooms range from 4 to 14 beds, each with clean sheets and secure lockers for each guest. Breakfast is included in the price and you can choose from a variety of cereals and pastries every morning. Free wifi is available in the common areas and there are also available computers for guest use. And on departure day, we have secure luggage storage where bags can be left while you get your last tastes of the city! ... more   less 
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