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Mad Hostel

Calle de la Cabeza, 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable, small cozy rooms...rooftop bar, lots of events hosted by the hostel...Breakfast, nice workers, close to everything...Loved it! I booked an 8 bedroom room but they put me in a 6 bedroom, so that was nice! I guess because it wasn't too busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bargain hostel centrally located and with some of the best facilities I've seen yet. So much space in the common area and a chill sofa lounge area in the courtyard. Rooftop bar, which makes up for the no outside bought alcohol policy. Strong wifi, good free breakfast. No hidden extra costs. Showers could be better but fine overall. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I´ve traveled to this hostel and I only have good things to say. Excelent location, you can go by foot to basically anywhere and it´s a 15m walk. wc´s always clean. Lot of activities to do. Go on the tour with the twins. It´s a must!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a really nice experience with Mad Hostel for spending an entertaining weekend with friends in central Madrid. And our friend Marco contributed a lot to the fun, I am really grateful for his help in organization. The only chance for improvement in the hostel concerns the ventilation of the rooms.

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Marta H, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

At Mad hostel, we are glad to have a great staff, each of them bringing something to the table; and helping our guests stay confortable, and fun. We are happy to hear that your stay was great, we are alwaying tring to improve our hostel. Next time you're in town stop by to see what improvements we've made.Thank your for... More

Seville, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

When I booked online, I saw that there was the possibility to book a 4-person room for only 3 people, paying a higher price for each one. Since we found that option really interesting, we made up our minds and chose that one. Once in Madrid, we arrived at the hostel at 11:00 am. We went straight to reception, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

It is difficult to put into words just how much I enjoyed staying at Mad Hostel! My friend and I stayed in a 2 bed private room which was a good size. The beds were relatively comfy and bathroom was clean (and cleaned every day)Only annoying thing was that the showers only run for about 30 seconds/1 minute so you... More

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Marta H, General Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

We are really please that you enjoyed your stay with us at Mad Hostel. It is through our guests feed back that we are always exploring new was to make our hostel and our guest's stay a great one. Thank you for your amazing review and hope that on your next visit to Madrid, you come by and stay with... More

Lyon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A really nice week with the mad hostel, with their excellent view on the rooftop's terrace ! Good rooms, good atmosphere, and really nice staff (thank you Marco and Matt for this time in Madrid, and the Hector's show in cat's bar) I will come back, and you have to go there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 5 nights while travelling through Spain. We had already been travelling for a month and this is without a doubt the best place we stayed. The staff are amazing and the activities are so good, the river trek with Marco was our favourite day, Marco was so nice and helped everyone get on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This hostel is affordable and in a perfect location in old Madrid. you can literally walk anywhere from here and we did. The service was pretty good. The bad is that my phone was stolen while staying here. it is not necessarily a reflection on the hostel but rather on the clientele. I would recommend staying here...but lock your valuables... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had such an amazing time while in madrid and learned some spanish with julio and atr amaZing burgers that Mat the barman mad!! Honestly would recommend this hostel!!!!!!!! Also its in a great location by metro and plaza Sol!!!!!!

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Address: Calle de la Cabeza, 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
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