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Hostal Dulcinea
Ranked #275 of 441 Hotels in Madrid
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This place is really straight forward, cheap and no frills. It can be a but noisy first thing in the morning, so if you like sleeping in, ear plugs are essential. It was clean, the owners were friendly and there's free wifi. For me, the noise in the morning was definitely worth it for the price and location. We also had breakfast at the cafe that's right next door and that was good too.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Positives:
Great location, in walking distance of museums, subway and lots of restaurants and bars.
Owner does not speak English but was friendly.
Room were cleaned daily.
Elevator.

Negatives:
Wifi did not work.
Heating did not work.
Very noisy at night.
Short beds.
Very small bathroom, not recommended for people with mobility issues or people over 5'7 (I am and could not sit on the toilet without my knees bumping the wall).

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

The Hostal Dulcinea is a small hotel located on the third floor (US) of an older building. It is very clean -- linens were changed daily in the week I stayed there. It is very basic, with bathroom and TV. If you have a laptop, you can connect to the INternet in your room; if not, there are a couple of Internet cafes a 10-minute walk away on Calle de Leon. The Prado and Thyssien art museums are a 10-minute walk away. You can walk to the Rastro flea market in 20 minutes. Buses are just a couple of minutes away, but the Banco de Espana subway is probably 15-20 minutes depending on how fast you walk. It's relatively quiet, though the people who lived in the apartment over my room were noisy around midnight. Jose, the hotel manager, is very pleasant but has only limited English.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed in the Hostal Dulcinea for more than a week. The location was excellent, walking distance to The Prado and other nearby museums and the metro. Maria, the woman in the office, was very friendly and accommodating. She gave us a lot of information.

Free Wifi, air conditioning, very immaculately clean and comfortable beds. They clean the room every day and next door to the hostal, there's a nice cafe, good for breakfast and lunch. If we ever go back to Madrid, we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

We staid at Apartamento Dulcinea I, just a few steps from the hostal. Everything was perfect: cleaning every day, fully equipped with all you may need, plain good furniture, free wi-fi, air con, elegant location in the real heart of Madrid, the Barrio de Letras which is full of typical small restaurants, cafés and food shops, but pretty quiet to be there for families. Not to say about the cordiality and helpfulness of the owners. Well, it's understood as you are travelling, you have to repay trying to speak a little Spanish.
Absolutely to be recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Stayed for five nights in a single room.
Best location for museum enthusiasts: within a short walk to Prado/Reina Sofia/Thyssen.
The room was small and basic, had a/c, private bathtube and toilet. The window looked into a small patio. Everything was perfectly cleaned on a daily basis. The staff were helpful and very friendly.
The hostel itself is on the 2nd floor of a typical restored 19th century building with atmospheric elevator and old wooden doors. The neighbourhood is quiet and nice.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is a little gem of pension. Within walking distance - a gentle stroll really - of two metro stations, the Puerta de Sol, the Plaza Mayor and the centre of Madrid. The three great art museums - the Prado, Thyssen-Bornimiza and Reina de Sofia are within spitting distance. The airport bus stop is an easy 300 metres away and the delightful cafe/bar next door also provides wifi access and a fantastic breakfast.
My room was small but tidy with clean towels provided daily. It could however have been cleaner. The bed head had not been dusted for some time, and I did find the cigarette smoke that drifted up into the room when I opened the windows into the central well of the apartment building, in preference to using the air-conditioning, disconcerting. For people who don't mind dust or cigarette smoke this will be an ideal pension.
It does offer excellent value for money. I will certainly consider staying there again and will recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Address: Calle Cervantes 19, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
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#31 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
Price Range: $52 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Dulcinea 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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