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Madagascar Underground

18 Lalana Rainitovo, Antananarivo 101 Madagascar
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#1 of 45 Specialty lodging in Antananarivo
Madagascar's very first and only Hostel located in the heart of Antananarivo. Super cool and comfortable accommodation at an unbeatable price. We can hook you up, advise, and get you to all the best spots around Mada, the fastest and most stylish ways possible. At Madagascar Underground we offer 3 super epic dorms and one private room, with shared shower and toilet blocks, and one cool as private room with ensuite. We have other awesomeness around the place like a bar, Mexican restaurant, games room, library, cinema, gardens to chill and much more. We love surfing, cave diving, reef diving, trekking, kite surfing, and Madagascar's unreal fauna and flora. And although there aint too much of that in Tana, we know where it is everywhere else around the country! Our aim is to get you to these places, and other places you desire, hooking you up with other travellers with common interests to make your stay cheaper, more comfortable, and generally more enjoyable, and of course unforgettable. Even if your not staying with us, come have one of our tasty margaritas, and enjoy the coastal feel in the centre of Madagascar. We are located in the coolest suburb of Antananarivo, right in the centre of the city, next the old american embassy. Easy walking distance to all the best bars, restaurants and shops. Its a nice and quiet street with parking and no traffic...which means no pollution. Come and say G'day :D
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Erin L wrote a review Dec 2019
13 contributions1 helpful vote
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The rooms are like little beach huts and the beds are very comfy. It has a great social vibe and is equipped with a foosball and pool table. The food is delicious as well. The staff are exceptional and helped us arrange a driver to show us around the country. Overall it was a lovely stay and I'm definitely coming back!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Katana107 wrote a review Dec 2019
Abbotsford, Canada242 contributions159 helpful votes
The staff was very friendly and helpful in organizing tours for us. The location of the hostel was nice. The margaritas were good. The vibe was really nice and I enjoyed the pool table. We did two nights in the family room which was really nice, although very hot. It would be nice if the top bunk had a mosquito net. I spent one night in the double room and it didn't feel as clean. The toilet had urine stains and looked quite dirty. I had friends that stayed in the dorms and said that there were little bugs crawling on them all night(didn't look like bed bugs) I really enjoyed breakfast , huevos rancheros but one of my breakfast the rice was a hard ball. I had some of their nachos and I wasn't a fan of those but really enjoyed their quesadillas.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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elishemay wrote a review Nov 2019
Juba, South Sudan27 contributions1 helpful vote
Depending on what you want in an accommodation, Madagascar Underground can suit you just fine. We stayed in a private room which was relatively clean, large in size, old mattress, clogged shower drain, and no fan. When we arrived in the middle of the night, there was a very kind, French-only-speaking man to greet us, but he was unable to find us a fan. The room was not expensive and we had our own bathroom, and we were able to walk to many places in the old town, so it was a good value. Also, the staff were friendly, helpful, and bilingual during the day.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Request a fan ahead of time if you need it to sleep
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Stephen M wrote a review Nov 2019
Plymouth, United Kingdom173 contributions35 helpful votes
We stayed in the double en-suite room which was spotlessly clean. Not a lot of space, as you’d expect in a backpackers. Staff were friendly and helpful in terms of the stay, but to me there was not enough info given or available about moving on and continuing around Mada, something you would expect from a backpackers. Also our transfer from the airport did not show up, so we had to get a taxi ourselves in the early hours (not difficult in the end, but disappointed the pre-arranged one didn’t show). Food was okay, drinks were great, atmosphere was subdued on one night despite there being many guests there but improved afterwards. I guess that’s just down to who is staying. Location is good though, very central, and it feels safe. I’d recommend as a first stop in Tana because of the social element but will probably stay elsewhere if we pass back through.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Paolo M wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Great hostel - I have spent in total 3 nights here. The great thins about it is that the staff is super friendly and that not only you get the opportunity to meet with other backpackers but also local guys. I had also the chance to witness a great concert by local people. The atmosphere was super cool. The hostel itself is also very clean and well located.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
$16 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Madagascar Underground
Which popular attractions are close to Madagascar Underground?
Nearby attractions include Analakely Market (0.2 miles), Le Six (0.2 miles), and Ambohitsorohitra Palace (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Madagascar Underground?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Madagascar Underground?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Madagascar Underground?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Varangue, Nerone Ristorante Italiano, and La Chocolaterie Robert.
Does Madagascar Underground have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Madagascar Underground offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Madagascar Underground?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Madagascar Underground?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.