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Alvaro Residencia

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Conde Romanones, 8 ext, 20D, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is actually a private home and a unit within a residential building. If you don't go looking for it, you could easily walk right by it. There is also another hostel in this same building. The rating should not lead you to believe that it is either luxurious or modern. It is safe enough, clean enough and in... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for only one night but it was perfect for our needs. The owners were friendly. They spoke little English but our Spanish is non-existent so we can't complain! She was still able to show us all the key places to visit on a map. The room (a twin) was clean and comfortable and within minutes of us... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I spent 3 nights there with my girlfriend and it was a very good experience, we were warmly welcomed at a rather late hour and even had some recommendations to visit, where to eat an even a map to visit those places. Owners are super kind and they worry for the comfiness of their guests. The location is flawless, you... More 

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Thank Omarklish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is a family house located in a perfect and central place. Offers all the facilities that you need (wc, kitchen, wasching machine, great wifi). But what I liked the most is the staff. Dora is a sweerheart and helped us with everything!

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I really enjoyed staying here, even if it was for just one night. It's perfect if you are on a budget, because it costas like an hostel, but way more enjoyable if you are looking for rest and privacy. There's a well equipped kitchen, it's clean and perfect for long stays. It is so close to the centre yet it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Its good but kind of weird. At night the street is very empty. And the owner lives there with her daughter. The bathrooms are clean but reaaaally small. We own 2 keys, one to enter the building and another one to enter the "hostel", the door is very hard to open. We have our own space in the kitchen to... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

A warm welcome and clean rooms but the building was being renovated and consequently there was a lot of noise outside from around 8am. Shared kitchen, shower rooms and WC's. Free internet. Great central location and easy to get to by Metro from the airport.

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Perugia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We totally lucked out with this place, but would highly recommend it. It's about five minutes walk from the Plaza del Sol metro stop (confusingly called "Sol" on the maps) and in the very heart of Madrid. The owner, Dini, is super-nice and speaks some English and Italian as well. It is sort of like a B&B and a hostel... More 

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Mariacalvo, Propietario at Alvaro Residencia, responded to this review

22 Marzo Hi, thank you very much for sharing your opinion with us. We are very glad to know that you have been comfortable in our place. This is what we wish, that people who come here feel as if they were home. Yu have also left a very nice souvenir as very nice people and I am aware that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights in October. The feel was great, with the hostel only having about six rooms. It felt like a home stay and we felt welcomed by the hostess Great location - right near Plaza Mayor and a metro stop. The rooms had a wonderful antique charm about them. My only negative would be that as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We spent a nice night at Residencia Alvaro. The location is GREAT! You can see the Tirso de Molina metro stop from the front door, and its only about a 5 minute walk to Plaza Mayor. And its right behind a movie theater that shows films in their original language (a good place to see films in english!) The hostel... More 

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