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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

The room are tiny and very cold. the common room is too cold.the staff instead is great and very disposable.the showers are too much tiny and the bathroom are very cold too. The hostel is nice but it can be improved a lot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The good- location, lockers, cleanliness, kind staff. The not so good- I paid for a four bed room and was placed in a six. When I inquired, I was told that as they were completely full for the night but I could switch the next day. The next day, they told me there had been a mistake and that they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you are looking for a place that is not too crowded yet gives you just the right amount of everything during your stay in a hostel, Mad Hostel is the place you'd want to consider. Comfortable, small cozy room, and a rooftop bar! Easy walking access to the center of Madrid, including Plaza Mayor and Mercado de San Miguel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

that's a best hostel with such a good service! there are a good atmosphere, Mateo is the best man that I ever met. there is a cool bar and good living room as well. fast Internet connection and just an amazing terrace on top of it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Its a great place to stay in madrid. After all Mateo is the best barkeeper just ask him for a shot :D ... Mad hostel is in the center of madrid and its prices are really fair! A lot of party but the breakfast can be improved .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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 October 4, 2014 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 October 1, 2014

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 September 24, 2014

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 

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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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Address: Calle de la Cabeza, 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Lavapies
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
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Walking into this neighborhood is like entering a different country ... except it's hard to tell which one it is. One side of Calle Lavapiés is lined with Indian restaurants, the other with kebab shops. Men in traditional African clothing convene outside their businesses for long chats, and people shout to each other across plazas and streets. Interspersed among ethnic specialty shops are independent theaters and dance studios, and two large arts and cultural centers — the beautiful Casa Encendida and the Tabacalera, a former tobacco factory — all of which attract young crowds. Along Calle Argumosa, the place to go for drinks, artists and art appreciators with piercings and dreadlocks convene in the street’s eclectic array of young, hip bars. Though some of the side streets can get a little seedy at night, Lavapiés is still the place to go for those seeking a unique blend of arts and culture in an international and funky neighborhood.
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