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Mad Hostel

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are nice, clean staff are great. But I found that the men just wander into the girls bathrooms there are signs but not in the best location to see. But given that the shower cubicles are so small you can't get dressed in them stepping out the shower to find a man there is not great. I chased...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just a regular hostel, nothing amazing but not bad at all. Breakfast could be better and rooms are quite small. The location is actually it's best feature, very near to touristic attractions and 2 metro stations.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made 2 reservations because I have changed my plan. However I didn't know it would be a punishment to myself. When I checked in, the receptionist told me she is arranging a bed for me so I don't have to check out and check in again. I was appreciated and also made sure for many times. The first night...

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

Hi there, First and foremost, my apologies for the situation you had with the lockers. It looks like there was a big misunderstanding or comunication problem regarding your reservation... Most of the times when some one has two reservations it's possible to join them and avoid having to check out and check in again. If your reservation was during the...

Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic location, located around all major attractions of the city. It is very easy to walk to anywhere in Madrid from here. It is also very close to a metro station. I stayed in a double room with its own bathroom which was very clean and nice for a hostel. The wifi worked great. Breakfast was also very nice for...

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Reviewed March 5, 2017

Nothing really stood out about this hostel. Wasn't the best and it wasn't terrible. However the sister hostel (CAT) was awesome! This hostel seems like an overflow for CAT as we ate at CAT and went on their pub crawl.

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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

The rooms are quite small and the wine i had at the reception was the first bad wine i had in spain. The towels had weird black hairs in it (im blonde). Apart from that, common areas are good and the price is fair.

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Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

One of, if not the best hostels I've stayed at in all my travels through Europe. I definitely recommend it. Cheap, clean, good kitchen, great staff, and a good partnership with Cats around the corner for pub crawls and the bar. Many good nights there, especially those with the live music from Emanuel.

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Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time staying at Mad Hostel. Mickey was the best guide/friend we could've had. He showed us around the city, told us all about Madrid, and gave us great food/drink recommendations. Highly recommend Mad Hostel and Mickey.

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Reviewed January 23, 2017

MAD Hostel and Cat's Hostel were an incredible experience located in a prime location of Madrid. The atmosphere is great with the bar in Cat's. The workers especially Mickey were extremely helpful, laid back and showed us how to have a great time Madrid-style. I would def. recommend this place for anyone looking to explore the city and have a...

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Reviewed January 6, 2017

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

Additional Information about Mad Hostel

Address: Calle Cabeza 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Lavapies
Price Range: $18 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mad Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Sister Hostel is worth looking into (CAT)”
22jacobg, Mar 5, 2017 | Read review
“Stay in this hostel and the sister Cat's Hostel as well”
mattmW6471UE, Jan 23, 2017 | Read review
“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.”
TheSnowball, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors might be better and don't forget to ask reception to activate your air con!”
elleay, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one with a window if possible!”
iamsakurasunshine, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
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