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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can't say this is the best hostel I've been to. We had a private room with 2 single beds but no private bathroom (a mistake on my part. Must read websites more closely!). Prices weren't as low as I would expect given the facilities in the room were very basic. No toiletries, one sheet each and a dubious looking blanket... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was ok, served it's purpose but probably would look to stay in a different hostel in Madrid next time. We booked only a couple of days before staying in this hostel, but the price wasn't that cheap at £110 for 2 nights for a double room with private bathroom, I expected better quality. Pros: - Great location, just... More 

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London
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Mad Hostel as we were looking for a cheap alternative to a hotel while we were in Madrid for a wedding. We booked a double room with ensuite. It was perfect. Lovely staff, modern amenities, perfect location, all at the fraction of a hotel price. While we didn't get a chance to experience them, there was a... More 

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Milan, Italy
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: location staff breakfast (breakfast included!) price Cons: lack of atmosphere despite many activities organized cleanliness Overall a pleasant stay if you are looking for a budget, good price-quality place!

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Thank giuliazanelli
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good hostel - extremely happy with my stay here. Location & security is good - even though the doors are a little tricky in the beginning (until you learn how to open them!). Good wifi, free breakfast and great atmosphere. Enjoyed evening social activities & rooftop bar - had the best time at the karaoke night at the nearby... More 

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Thank Tatjana U
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pretty nice hostel, but there are some downsides -- -Good lockers, but the room (4 bed dorm) was a bit cramped -Breakfast was not great (sugary cereals and mini croissants in individual plaster wrappers -Staff we met were nice but not all of them were totally welcoming; we didn't feel like their friends These are of course nit-picks. All... More 

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Thank Paul T
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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 July 30, 2016 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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Thank Josh C
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

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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
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • 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 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mad Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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