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Hostal Avenida

Gran Via 15, 4-A, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Hostal Avenida
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Ranked #114 of 240 Madrid B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Thornhill
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The hostel was very close to the subway, and a short walk away from Puerta del Sol. The building is a little bit shady, but its very secure. Theres a door man for the whole building (which holds a number of different hostels) from 2300-800, so you can only enter the building with a pass. The owner of the hostel... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 7 nights in July. Pros: - excellent location, steps from Gran Via metro station and a short walk to Sol. So central!! - the street view was beautiful. Although there is lots of traffic outside, the double windows blocked out most of the sound. Impressive! - good air-conditioning. - staff was very friendly. The lady speaks English... More 

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Singapore
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We spent 3 days in Madrid staying in Hostal Avenida. Arrived by train from Barcelona on 1 Jun, it was so easy to get there from Atocha train station, the building is just meters away from the Gran Via metro station. The lady at the reception speak good english and provide us all the information such as where are the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Location: I can't say enough about its location. Very central and easy to find. Once you get off the metro station, look for McD and it is in the same row with it. Gran via is the place for shopping so if you are into shopping this is the right place. Also very close to metro station and accessible by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Great location 2 minutes away from Gran Via Metro. I had a single room at the front of the hostal but there was no real road noise and I slept very well. The weather was quite chilly but It was very warm in the room , I had to turn the radiator off. The room was compact and very clean.... More 

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Rome
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

It's difficult to find anything particularly thrilling to say about the Hostal Avenida: it's very central, very clean and reasonably priced; the back room we were in was very quiet with a functional, clean little bathroom; the beds were comfortable. The only thing that might be problematic for some is that not all the staff speak good English, but in... More 

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CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

This hostel did not even seem like one. It is in a beautiful building (full of other hostels on other floors) on a main street (gran via), which made it close to the subway and within walking distance of everything we wanted to see. The staff was wonderful. They stored our luggage, gave us wonderful directions, and welcomed us. Unfortunately,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Granted, it's a little noisy sometimes with the cars passing along the Gran Via and occasionally, the demonstrations (which could be a good thing too, since you can just watch the action from your balcony), but that's a given since the hostel is so centrally located. You're barely a couple hundred meters from Puerto Del Sol and the Gran Via... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2009

The big selling point of this hostal is its location on the Gran Via very near to the metro station and easy walking distance of the whole of the centre of Madrid. WE paid 65 Euro a night for a room with a double bed. Number 15 was quite easy to find once you work out building numbers and there... More 

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Sydney
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2009

Hostal Avenida is a relatively decent guesthouse in a very convenient location on Gran Via, however what really lets the place down is the service and there were a few frustrations staying there. • Firstly, it's location on Gran Via is excellent. It's only a 2min walk from Gran Via Metro underground. Many of Madrid's main attractions are within walking... More 

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