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“Bare bones. Really near airport. Excellent basic crash pad” 4 of 5 stars
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Hostal Emilio
1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Calle Canal de Suez 24, Madrid, Spain (Airport / Barajas)   |  
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Ranked #257 of 354 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
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“Bare bones. Really near airport. Excellent basic crash pad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If it's august in Madrid you want a/c. The Emilio Hostal delivered. Bare-bones room but really acceptable, great night's sleep. Helpful staff, quiet. And it's a pretty nice neighborhood surrounding the place. Perhaps the best feature is it's a few minutes' dash to the airport. Thumbs up!!

Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain
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31 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As I've already tried some hotels close to the airport, I decided to save a little bit and went for the budget option - turns out in the end it was more pricey than nearby Ibis aeropuerto Barajas!!!
First thing was as I made the reservation, I called to ensure it's walking distance from the airport, no english spoken, but clumsily I was assured I can walk to the hotel... yes I can, but along a huge road with no sidewalk! I ended up taking metro and one stop is 4.50 eur... going twice, the price equalized with nice and clean Ibis with great service and airport shuttle!
The place itself is not very pleasant. The room had weird smoke and moldy smell and looked like it was taken care of a decade ago. I felt unwelcome and regretted my stay immediately. The rooms are small and darkish, the AC was super loud.
The entrance to the hotel also look very strange. They arrange perhaps the most expensive transfers to the airport around - 9 euro (other hostels charge around 6 or have free service).
If you can, book stg else, the price will equalize and you wouldn't get this crappy experience.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is not suitable for families. My 4 year old saw the room and started to cry- refused to stay there. Good we needed only for few hours to sleep. We didn't got the room with beds as booked. Room was not nice at all- carpets with unknown stains on the walls. Door lock was not working properly. Did not got any shampoo only soaps. In reception nobody spoke english and noone helped with our luggage ( we have a baby and two kids 5 and 4y). There was no drinking water or any kind of drink available to purchase. Ours finished and we had to help our selves with bathroom tap water not to get very thirsty. Horrable looking room, nothing like on picture at all. The sheets were clean. The towels were clean too but very ruff ( probably saving on softner). Over all did not felt cosy and confortable at all. Suitable maybe to back packers or students on budget for short stay. I won't be returning there ever again and not going to recomend to anybody.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stayed here 1 night, a total of 20 hours, in october 2012. With plane transfer requiring a night in madrid, this was a good alternative close to the airport. Very old but clean rooms, fairly small too. Staff was friendly enough with conversation held in my school spanish. The short stay went very smooth. The neighborhood was nice middle class with plenty small nice restaurants, bars, etc full of locals mostly. With metro near by its also a decent starting point for seeing madrid, but it takes a whil to get to the centre. The hotel is located about 10 km by air from the centre of madrid and it takes about an hour incl 2 transfers by metro to get there. If you are well prepped with google maps and light luggage its just a 15 min walk from the airport. Price for a double room no meals was EUR 31 per night. All in all a good experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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sanjoseca
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

We stayed here because we were dropping car off at Madrid Airport. Ten minute walk to Metro and one Metro stop from Airport. Taking Metro to downtown required a few transfers, but was qquite easy. Rooms are small; owners speak zero English; luckily another person staying there spoke enough English to help us. A number of restaurants and markets nearby.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

Hostal was only a few blocks from the metro station in Barajas, about a block from a supermarket, and near many restaurants. Room was very clean and included air conditioning and tv. Bathroom included soap and shampoo, but the shower area was tiny and hard to bathe in.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Canal de Suez 24, Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Airport / Barajas
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Ranked #257 of 354 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal Emilio 1*
Number of rooms: 12
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