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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice, large hostel. Really enjoyed our stay there. Only negatives would be small rooms, the locks are too tricky though I do understand they are very safe. Also, although I love air conditioning it was too cold at night especially with such a light bed sheet, and lastly being given out to about our noise levels while talking... More 

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Thank maireadclancy
Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your nice comments and also your honesty. Knowing the bad things help us improve. Alvaro will be so happy to read your review! And sorry about the cold aircon... We will make sure it's at a higher temperature from now on. Hope you stay with us again next time! Kind regards More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Isabel was the best part of this hostel. She was so funny and cool to hang out with. The reception staff were friendly but not social, whereas Isabel was always up for a chat! Love her. The reason I don't give 5 stars Is because you have to pay 2 € to store your bag after check out. This needs... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel itself is clean with great activities from free salsa classes to tapas tours !! The best part was the pub crawl!! Thanks so much to Izzy for being such a fun guide and terrace bartender! She also took an afternoon to bring us to the temple Debod. Such a sweetie !!!! I will most certainly be returning !

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Thank TaylorBeechey
Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hello!! Thank you so much from Izzys behalf and also from us! All the best More 

Niteroi, RJ
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The hostel in comfortable, has a LOT of activities, staff is friendly and helpful, and it offers free breakfast. However, it took me a long time to open the doors, specially the one in my room (little harder than the main one). It was so boring to try to open the door 5 times whenever going to the bathroom or... More 

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Thank JuliaaNev
Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave your comments and valuing our staff's work :) About the bathrooms, they are shared but split by gender..However if you wished to have more privacy we also have ensuite rooms and they are very affordable! Keep it in mind for a next visit ;) More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This hostel is just great! I love the entire house. Rooms are a bit small and hot but other than that everything about this hostel you'll love, for sure! Doors are tricky, you'll see why. But staff is always there to help you out figure out the doors or anything else you need help with. It is very well located.... More 

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Thank Harel D
Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you sooo much for your nice review!! Hope to see you soon :) More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Within walking distance of many of the sights of Madrid, good restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Clean, nice common spaces, quiet and great staff. The hostel organizes a lot of activities for free or low cost with the other hostel they own around the corner, Cat's, which is good for solo travelers and meeting people. Only complaints are the rooms are... More 

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Thank Morgan T
Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hello! Glad to know you had a good time! It's true that Malasaña and Chueca are mostly where locals mingle, but we are also everywhere else... The good thing about Madrid is that there is not such a place as a tourist only site... locals are really everywhere and we love that our guests get to know the areas that... More 

Buffalo, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This Hostel was the best. Everyone who works at the hostel is wonderful. Our luggage was lost at the Madrid airport and the hostel folks were extremely helpful. We then needed to extend our stay (waiting for luggage) and they made sure to find us a space on a very busy weekend. They helped us with finding a good (cheep)... More 

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Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hiii! Really appreciate your wonderful comments!! Thank you so much, come back soon! :D More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This hostel has friendly staff and they do what they can to make your stay comfortable. The rooms are quite cramped and some with small windows, all facing in so you will hear a bit of sound from outside. There is air conditioning that you can use so yoy can shut the window. Top bunks don't have railings so request... More 

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Thank Rebecca D
Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks a lot for your review. Since we saw there is a lot of demand for the rooftop bar, we decided to open every day. So...we hope that makes you come back :) Kind regrds More 

Tepic, Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Rooms as rather small but comfortable and cheap for those who do not carry lots of baggage. People -both staff and guests, are nice and helpful. However, internet access in rooms is rather limited or out of range. Receptions were very kind and always willing to answer questions regarding local transportation, events, and the like.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We stayed for 4 nights in a 6 bed dorm, which on first inspection was rather small (but not unbearable) with a very small window- and we wondered how it would go throughout the evenings since it was so hot. The A/C unit was a God-send, and we were actually able to all sleep quite comfortably. Positives; free lockers, hair... More 

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Staying in Lavapies

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Lavapies
Walking into this neighborhood is like entering a different country ... except it's hard to tell which one it is. One side of Calle Lavapiés is lined with Indian restaurants, the other with kebab shops. Men in traditional African clothing convene outside their businesses for long chats, and people shout to each other across plazas and streets. Interspersed among ethnic specialty shops are independent theaters and dance studios, and two large arts and cultural centers — the beautiful Casa Encendida and the Tabacalera, a former tobacco factory — all of which attract young crowds. Along Calle Argumosa, the place to go for drinks, artists and art appreciators with piercings and dreadlocks convene in the street’s eclectic array of young, hip bars. Though some of the side streets can get a little seedy at night, Lavapiés is still the place to go for those seeking a unique blend of arts and culture in an international and funky neighborhood.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Mad Hostel

Address: Calle Cabeza 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Lavapies
Price Range: $19 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mad Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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