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Calle de la Cabeza, 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #93 of 341 Specialty lodging in Madrid
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are working as Au Pairs here in Madrid and have stayed here a couple times on the weekends. Really nice hostel and the staff is awesome, especially Queen Julio. He made us feel so welcome and was so much fun! We love him. Also lots of very good looking males seem to stay here, no complaints. Love this place... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very decent hostel! Very close walk to a metro stop, so a half hour ride to the main train station. Also close to parks and shops. Staff were super friendly and helpful. The 6 bed room we stayed in was pretty small when all of us were in there, but there was a good secure locker system. The kitchen... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hostel is close to supermarket and the metro station. Bathroom and shower room were quite out dated and relatively clean. Beds were not that comfortable and top bunks did not have anything to keep you from falling. Door handles were extremely difficult to open. Nothing like I've seen before, took a few days to work it out. Room was very... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights in a private room. The room was ok, very small but clean. There was no natural light coming in. The breakfasts at the hostel were very good- lots of cereals, breads, etc. the wifi was also very reliable. The main thing we didn't like about this hostel was the dead atmosphere. We were not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

You can't expect a lot from a hostel but this one won't let you down. It has wifi available in the rooms, a decent breakfast, clean rooms and bathrooms. It's very close to the Anton Martin metro station, so it has a decent location as well.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Pretty good location for a Madrid hostel because it is very close to the metro. Rooms are decent but the locks are terrible and confusing to open. I would skip breakfast because there is not much and they seem to advertise tons of bar crawls. Can be pretty loud when younger groups stay but the staff is friendly and helpful!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is well located but it was dirty and noisy. The bathroom was smelling vomite and there was hair everywhere. Many drunk people. Noisy street. I slept 3 hours during my whole night at mad hostel.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I love centrally located stays, and this one fit the bill. Minutes from the metro and close to a number of good restaurants, the only downside is that the bars are open very late so ear-plugs are a good idea. The room was clean, the bathroom was well equipped (including blow dryer) and everything looked exactly as the photos on... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I thought this hostel was great! Free breakfast in the morning was awesome, cereal, toast and pastries and it gives you the opportunity to meet new people. I did the walking tour offered by the hostel and it was really good. Learned a lot about the city and again was able to meet new people. The bathrooms were always very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

So the reason why I rate it like this is just the price, because you really get a lot for such a cheap stay. The room wasn't very good (door to bathroom couldn't be opened easily) and it was really noisy during the night. But if you want to be in the centre of Madrid without spending much money...

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

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us at Mad. We will look into the bathroom door problem to see what we can do to fix it. We are sorry that you thought it was noisy, as we try to encourage everyone to respect those staying around them. Thank you for commenting because it will help us... More

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Address: Calle de la Cabeza, 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
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