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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mad rocks! The breakfast is free, the beds are comfy, and the rooms are clean. As if the aformentioned reasons weren´t good enough, the hostel is both centrally located and super close to the metro which makes getting around the city easy as pie! Plus, Dani the receptionist, is amazing and makes sure every guest feels welcome. If you´re in...

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Lima, Peru
Reviewed December 11, 2016

We stayed 2 nights fortunately. Positive: the location, it was close to almost everything just walking, the private room was comfortable, the receptionist was helpful although she had a poker face, the cleaning person was kind. Negative: We couldn't sleep well, as it is in the centre, despite we stayed in the highest floor, we heard the noise coming from...

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Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

This is my 3rd or 4th stay at mad.. It has always been great. They keep it clean and really take care of the guests. Sorana zuri and natalia have been great! Thank you mad hostel! Happy hour, rooftop bar and nightly pub crawls! Free breakfast and surprise free dinners too

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Accrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

As a young person, this hostel did the job for our stay. We expected to be disturbed by noise by other young travellers, however this was not an issue. We were spending the days and evenings out so just needed somewhere to sleep. However, the rooms are extremely small and cramped and the bunk beds are very squeaky, and therefore...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed November 8, 2016

I stayed three nights. Very well located, walking distance to Madrid´s major landmarks and bustling tapas bars. Clean, cozy, friendly. I couldn´t ask for more. Very affordable price wise, even for a private room with bath. Breakfast is also offered and though simple has everything for a healthy one. On top of all the building itself is a masterpiece, a...

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

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words and for valuing our lucky location! We hope to see you soon All the best

Beijing, China
Reviewed October 27, 2016

I only stayed a night and was only in Madrid to grab a visa for China. Staff were friendly, room and bed was fine. There was a free locker in the room for my belongings. Nice spacious communal areas including a roof terrace to go have a cigarette. Location was great, I didn't bother exploring on this visit to Madrid,...

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Ramat Gan, Israel
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This hostel could have such a good vibe if the staff smiled and showed a little care when greeting new guests, and if there weren't signs with threats all over the place about a €100 fine if you bring drinks, about losing your key deposit if you're late for check-out or about not using the elevator if you have legs....

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Reviewed October 22, 2016

- Great social environment especially for lonely travellers and helpful, friendly staff. - The decor was edgy and they had great social events! - The hostel is close to all points of interest but located in a quiet street. - That's the only hostel we have been with a hairdryer in the room, plus a lot of free generous bonuses:...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Good place to stay, nice staff. Clean, spacy lobby, unless big groups arrive for weekend. Shower is narrow, maybe kitchen can also get bit narrow if many people around. Loction is good (this time the closest metro line was under construction). But this is over then

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed October 20, 2016

I enjoyed my stay at this hostel. They have a rooftop bar but it is only open until 11pm but you can then continue socializing and drinking down in the lobby which has plenty of space. The room I stayed in was a tight fit for four people but was still nice enough with individual lockers that have electronic locks...

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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

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mad Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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“I'm a little older now and wish I had spent a bit more on a private room, even if it was just for the night.”
 of 5 bubbles TheSnowball, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors might be better and don't forget to ask reception to activate your air con!”
 of 5 bubbles elleay, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one with a window if possible!”
 of 5 bubbles iamsakurasunshine, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a corner room at the back of the hostel for minimum noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Waffle_10, Sep 11, 2016 | Read review
“Loved the third floor”
 of 5 bubbles mccartsa, Jul 5, 2016 | Read review
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