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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had very high hopes for this hostel having read all of the reviews but were left disappointed on a number of important factors. 1. We had booked a 'deluxe private twin ensuite'. This was incredibly misleading as the room was not an ensuite. There was a separate WC and a another separate shower on the other side of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was hot and had a funny smell to it. Wifi wasn' great at all. Breakfast is included so that is a bonus but it wasn't anything special. You get what you pay for. The common area was an awesome space and the interior decoration was special. Wouldn't stay here again.

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Thank Georgia B
Manager L, Manager at Cat's Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, we can not belive that you do not like our breakfast!!!!There’ is plenty of pastries, breads, jams and yoghurts. Also fruit, 5 types of cereals, ham and cheese and much more options. If the room is hot, just ask for the AC to be turn on/off at reception, not a big deal. Thank you for your comment. Regards More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cat's Hostel was one of my favorite hostels I've stayed at, and I spent several months backpacking across Europe. The accommodations are standard, but I think what makes Cat's stand out was the quality of the staff, who were incredibly personable and made the atmosphere lively and fun. Special shout outs to Pablo, Izzy, and Mike, who were always around--manning... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were extremely upset with our room (4-person private room). The room was tiny, very humid, with mold and even some bubbles on the walls (probably formed because of humidity) under the paint. Some of the paint was very old and peeling off; some parts of the walls, though, were covered in new paint which smelled horribly. Narrow window opening... More 

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Manager L, Manager at Cat's Hostel, responded to this review

Hello there, Thanks for taking the time for writing a review about us. However, I must say that your description of the 4 bed dorm where you stay is far from accurate. For starters that room hasn't been painted recently so it's impossible that you smelled paint. There was, however, maintentance works going on in the hostel which might explain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was supposed to stay here but I messed up my travel dates and ended up staying in their sister hostel, Mad Hostel, but I still spent every night at Cat's in their bar or on their bar crawl. Their drinks are dirt cheap, their bar crawl goes to the best clubs, and their staff was super friendly and fun... More 

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Manager L, Manager at Cat's Hostel, responded to this review

hahahaha It makes me laugh to imagine Izzy and you dancing Macarena on the bar. So glad you had fun, you are sooo welcome next time :D More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Cat's for 6 nights and was so sad to leave… Izzy & the staff were amazing and by the end they felt like family. The pub crawl was so good that I did it every night, and they managed to mix it up so it was never repetitive. The hostel always had something on for people to... More 

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Manager L, Manager at Cat's Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thnak you for your review!!!!! Our staff is good and Izzy is great!!!! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!!! More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights with friends and had a great time. Hostel is nice and great atmosphere with the bar downstairs, and staff were very helpful. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to meet people and have a good time!!

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Landau in der Pfalz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a 14-dorm, its clean, and comfy, staff super friendly and the bar is a big plus if you want to meet new people. The included breakfast is to imagine as a free hostelbreakfast and nothing more - but absolutely enough. Super fair prize-level!

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Thank Trinaty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay! Awesome staff (especially the gorgeous Isabelle) and one of the best pub crawls I've done in Europe. Recommend staying here. Also the pingpong vase challenge for a big cervesa!! Will be coming back next year for sure!!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in a 14 bed mixed room, and had a great time at Cat's. I met so many amazing people and had loads of fun. The pub crawls were an absolute blast and the staff were great, especially Izzy. I can't wait until I get the chance to go back!

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Staying in Huertas

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Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ust outside the Puerta del Sol, the center point of Madrid, you can easily and quickly make it to the city’s most famous sites, like the lively Santa Ana plaza, world-famous Prado museum, and refreshing Retiro Park. But don’t worry – we make it easy to fit in that siesta in our Andalucían style common area, beautiful evidence that Cat’s was at one time a 17th century Spanish palace.As the sun goes down, the madrileños come out! When you start your night at Cat’s Cave Bar, it is sure to be a blast! Every night of the week we will take you on the best pub crawls, where you will meet your fellow travelers and truly experience the Madrid lifestyle. During the week we also offer you tapas and shopping tours, and free Flamenco and Salsa dance classes. And of course we’ve got the basics. Our newly renovated rooms range from 4 to 14 beds, each with clean sheets and secure lockers for each guest. Breakfast is included in the price and you can choose from a variety of cereals and pastries every morning. Free wifi is available in the common areas and there are also available computers for guest use. And on departure day, we have secure luggage storage where bags can be left while you get your last tastes of the city! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cat's Hostel

Address: Calle Canizares 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
Price Range: $18 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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