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Hostel Era
San Mateo 2 - Planta 1, 28004 Madrid, Spain (Centro)   |  
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Ranked #61 of 354 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good hostel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Nice sized shower rooms. Not enough bathrooms. The kitchen area is barren but okay. The Internet worked well. There was not a real luggage room. Great value for the hostel. Decent location. Continental breakfast would have been nice since there are not a lot of options nearby for food.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

This hostel was only a few months old when I got there in Sept 2012, but it was already functioning really well. Rooms are spacious and so is the living room, employees are always ready to help you. The common areas including the bathroom are clean. The only thing missing is a kitchen with fire to cook your own meal. Thanks everyone at Era!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The hostel is fairly new and needs time to adjust but there is quite a lot they need to adjust... Firstly there is 1 x 8 bed doom room which does not have air conditioning so please ask when booking for an aircon room. The cleaning schedule is slightly strange conflicts with time everybody is waking up and wanting to use the facilities. Also with the cleaning i stayed a couple of nights and my bed sheets were taken off my bed, which is a pain when you return to the hostel at 12 at night and you have you make your bed again. Also the staff are very friendly and all but we were given bad information twice, the first time was an incorrect staring time for one of the walking tours, which lead to the tour being missed. The second was we were trying to catch a bus to Valencia for La Tomatina and was told to go to the wrong bus station.

However they are very nice people and i'm sure given time this hostel will be excellent

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

By complete chance I booked into this hostel without seeing any reviews and it was the best choice I made. The hostel is relatively new and the team are just getting settled but this did not make the stay any less memorable. From arrival I was greeted by a warm and genuine welcome and throughout my stay (5 days in total) they were so helpful, including letting me use their ipad when my own laptop died a death.
The hostel is one of the cleanest I have ever stayed in, not just because it is new, but because the staff are constantly cleaning it and the morning clean up is not a small job, they do a thorough deep clean bleaching floors etc.
Its location is perfect to explore the Madrid night-life and while the streets is filled with noise until the early hours, the hostel is kept very chilled day and night meaning you can read, work etc in the open common room.
When I return to Madrid later this year I will definately be booking this hostel.

Room Tip: The location is smack bang in the middle of Madrid so there will be noise from the streets, which is...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The brand new Hostel Era in the center of Madrid is about as expensive as other hostels in the area, but it offers a lot more comfort! The rooms are shared by 3 to 4 people, all the beds are full sized, and most importantly, there are no bunk beds! :D The rooms are facing the street, so there might be some noise during the night, but nothing unreasonable. There's a very inviting lounge and kitchen area where it's easy to meet other travelers and where you can cook your own meals and store your feed in the fridge. Last but not least, the hostel staff is one of the friendliest I have ever encountered! I warmly recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a clean, uncomplicated and friendly place to stay during their visit to Madrid.

Room Tip: The rooms have A/C, you just have to ask the reception for a remote!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: San Mateo 2 - Planta 1, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
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Ranked #61 of 354 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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