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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 NEW

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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

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

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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

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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Address: Calle de la Cabeza, 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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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