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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a lone female traveller from South Africa, doing some backpacking and I spent the last 2 nights at this hostel. It's the first time I've stayed in a foreign hostel and I'm very glad this was the hostel I chose! Very friendly front staff, clean airy rooms and bathrooms, bright and cheerful decor and a simple but satisfying... More 

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Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Lovely to hear you enjoyed your holidays in Madrid. We are here to welcome you any time you come back to Madrid :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very close to Madrid city centre, everything was in a short walking distance. There was a small kitchen that guests could use. The common room was a great place to meet other guests; furthermore there were 2 computers with Internet we could use for up to 20 minutes. During breakfast in the common room I met an American guy and... More 

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Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, nice to hear that you had a good time in Madrid, in our hostel and you made friends. See you soon! :) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful crew! Even when I tried get to wrong room, I locked there my suitcase and was complaining that magnetic card doesn't work, they were patient and ready to help! International people, great company to talk, cheap, clean, like at home. Very near to metro station. Big + for included breakfast! Wi Fi. The only problem are magentic cards.... More 

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Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, the key to open your locker and the door is so safe that sometime is a bit tricky to use, but do not hesitate to contact our reception and they will help you as many times as required. Best regards Mad Hostel. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time looking for a hostel I was worried about hygiene, staff and the rooms etc due to certain stigmas the name 'hostel' carries with it. However after staying at MAD Hostel this perception for me changed drastically. Rooms and showers are very clean, there are lots of showers/toilets/sinks so no need to worry about waiting. The staff were... More 

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Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, Is great to hear that after staying with us you changed your expectations about hostels :) Is very important for us that our guest have a great time, therefore all our departments work together to ensure it. We hope to see again one day! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were here in May 2014 in a private twin room. the hostel was very noisy. it wasn't in the centre of town but not in a bad location. nice rooftop bar and area to relax in the evening. reasonably priced.

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Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, sorry to hear that you found that it was noisy, did you speak with our receptionist about this issue? Apart form that, I can see that you enjoyed our cool rooftop and cosy living room :). Regards Mad Hostel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The room was clean, the position is like 10 minutes walk by puerta del sol!! The staff was very kind, always smiling and trying to help you and the building is very nice, with a big common area. They had a roof top too! If i have to tell a bad thing, the breakfast ends up at 10am (and in... More 

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Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, sorry to read that you think that our breakfast closes a bit early, although during the weekend it closes at 10:30. Is great to know that you had such a good time! Mad Hostel. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I spent two weeks in Spain running around from city to city and what I found was that the hostel truly made the experience. mad hostel was a roaring good time. clean showers and bathrooms, an open bar (open twenty four hours, by the way) with cheap drinks, a super friendly and fun staff, and the best pub crawl I... More 

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Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, many thanks for your awesome review! As you say, we make every effort possible to ensure that our guests feel like at home. We hope you come back again! :) More 

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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I paid €23 for 3 nights in a 6-people dorm. The cheapest hostel I've ever been to but also the most fun. Plenty of free activities and opportunities to meet new people. The free breakfast was good. I also like that there were 4 computers for everyone to use. Lockers come with locks and there are hairdryers available to borrow... More 

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Hi there! Glad to hear that you had a great time with us, we hope to see you soon again! Mad Hostel More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

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 via mobile

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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