Our first trip to Europe and Madrid was our first stop. We had never had a hostel experience before and trust me it was a beautiful beginning to a beautiful holiday. Marlasca is situated at a 2 minute walking distance from Sol- in fact, we used to just come out and take a walk around the area whenever we needed- it was so lively with beautiful people, bustling bars, street performers. However, since the hostel is situated in one of the by lanes off Sol it was not too noisy once we were inside the room. There was a tiny balcony in the room overlooking the by lane. The room was not large but spacious by European standards- in fact our hotel rooms in the other cities in Europe were sometimes smaller than this hostel room! There was a small LCD TV and wardrobes. Lockers were available. However, the cupboard only fitted our small suitcase not the large one and we had to keep it on the floor. T
There was no breakfast service but we were already aware of that and in a place like Sol it was much more fun to just step out and have a nice late breakfast at a nearby cafe and people-watch.
Rooms were very clean and cleaned every day and well decorated unlike other hostel rooms which is sometimes very bare. The common areas like the reception and corridors and small lobby on each floor is really nicely done up with paintings and installations- which will really give you an European feel. In fact we took pictures in the corridors! And among all the hotels where we stayed during our European trip Marlsca was the best decorated.
The staff who are at the reception during the day were always helpful and offered to make reservations for us at restaurants/ gave us good directions to attractions. The staff who were there in the night did not understand English so it was a bit difficult.
The free wi-fi in the room was also good and had good speed.
I highly recommend it for young travelers and if you don't mind stepping out for breakfast. The location gets a huge thumbs-up from me!
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