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“Amazing hostel in Madrid!”
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U Hostels
Ranked #9 of 410 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
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“Amazing hostel in Madrid!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

If you look for a nice hostel in Madrid, you have just found the right place to stay! it is very easy to meet travelers and dorm rooms are beautifully designed and comfy!
If I am ever back U hostels is my choice!

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Alvaro H, Gerente at U Hostels, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thanks very much for expressing your experience at U HOSTELS. We are very happy you were satisfied by our services.

We always work hard to be the best hostels.

We hope to meet you again in your next holiday!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

I stayed here for one night at the beginning of my trip to Spain and one night at the end. It was a great experience. The rooms were incredibly clean and the bunk beds were surprisingly comfortable. All my roommates were polite and very quiet (which was a bit of a surprise as one of the nights I stayed there was New Year's Eve.

The hostel is very intelligently laid out with plenty of bathrooms and showers that were very, very clean. The common area is beautiful and large enough to fit all the guests very comfortably. Even the lockers in the dorm rooms were bigger than usual. And the kitchen was one of the cleanest hostel kitchens I've seen. Whoever designed this hostel was really thinking about the comfort of the guests.

The staff were great. They may not come across as "friendly" in the way that Americans typically expect hostel staff to be, but they were very helpful and knowledgeable. The hostel was perfect, and as I stayed there at the beginning and end of the trip, it was a relief to know I'd be heading back to Madrid with such excellent accommodations.

Room Tip: The twelve-room dorm is actually set up in a U shape so that it feels more private. The six-bed dorm...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Alvaro H, Gerente at U Hostels, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear guest!

Thanks very much for your review and for choosing U Hostels for your recent stay in Madrid

We are happy we were a part of your great experience in Madrid. Our rooms are cleaned daily and we always try to choose the most comfortable beds and mattresses to satisfy our guests.

We hope to meet you again in the near future.

Best regards

U hostels team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

stayed at U hostels for two nights and wish I'd had time to stay longer- made my trip to Madrid that much more amazing! the location is ideal, with really welcoming and helpful staff and a great atmosphere. Great thing is FREE breakfast, spacious dorm and great facilities, bathroom was ensuite and very clean! Ask stuff for all activities they organize, they will give you a lot of tips! If I'm ever back in MadridI wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

Room Tip: 8 bed dorm was nice and spacious with small balcony
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

A great hostel, very clean and good situated in the city centre. The staff was also great and very helpful. I recommend it especially to those that want to meet new people, as there are lots of activities organized by the hostel!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

A great hostel, great location very near the metro stations. The rooms are very clean and modern. Friendly staff and able to leave our luggage on the last day for a few hours to have a last wander around the city.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

A great hostel, very conveniently situated. within a walk of the shops, the Prada Museum and the Retiro Park. We had an ensuite twin room, very clean and modern. Friendly staff and able to leave our luggage on the last day for a few hours to have a last wander around the city. Would definitely return.

Room Tip: Room 57 on the top floor was very quiet
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

I stayed in an 8 bedroom mixed dorm, ensuite, and I had the entire room to myself! The room also had a nice balcony where I had decent views of the city from my 5th floor pad.

The rooms and hostel are very clean. The staff was excellent and very helpful. I rented a car when I was in Madrid and parking there was very tough. The staff was great at showing me where to park and how to navigate back to the hostel which made things very easy.

The hostel is located about a 20min walk from La Puerta del Sol which is a very popular, central meeting point in the city which has a lot of shopping, night life, theatre, restaurants, etc. The hostel is also about 2min walk to the metro station so getting around to other parts of the city is quite easy.

The hostel has a free city walking tour that departs from the hostel everyday so you don't have to walk and try to find the meeting place; they come and pick you up. They also offer a private Flamenco show a few nights a week for 10euro and it comes with a drink. The show is in the downstairs bar and a few other hostels are invited as well. It is a very intimate experience because they actually let you ask questions of the performers and really get to hear about the history and passion of flamenco dancing. If you have any interest in learning about or seeing Flamenco, this is definitely a good deal. Other Flamenco shows were about 40-50euro and are performed in a large theatre where you wouldn't be abel to talk to and ask questions of the performers.

I met some awesome travelers here. I would definitely stay here again!!

Room Tip: The beds don't have a curtain on them which was about the only small complaint I have....
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Property: U Hostels
Address: Calle Sagasta 22, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Chueca
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Ranked #9 of 410 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
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Hotel Class:2 star — U Hostels 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
U Hostels is Madrid's first luxury youth hostel at backpackers' prices! Located in a 19th century palace, is the most modern and stylish hostel of Madrid. Our privileged location, by Alonso Martinez square, makes us the ideal base to explore and enjoy our city Come & enjoy the U Hostels experience! In addition to our free daily tours, our guests can enjoy the Spanish sun on the roof top terrace (expected for sept. 2013), Be connected thanks to our Free WiFi, relax watching a movie in our In-house cinema or party in our cool bar! Whether you just wish to relax, meet new people or party away in Madrid, U hostels is the ideal choice. Having travelled around the world, we know how a hostel should be! - Spacious rooms! Some of our rooms have 35 sqm - Free Wifi, also in the rooms - Custom made bunk beds & first quality mattress! Big enough for U - All our rooms are air conditioned & have lockers - Maximum security with RFID key cards for rooms - 24h Reception - Girls only rooms, including a make up table with all U need - Cool designed double rooms with ensuite bathroom - U dorms for 4, 6, 8 & 12 people with shared bathrooms - Premium U dorms for 4&6 people with ensuite bathroom A FREE breakfast is offered to our guests (2 toast and orange juice or milk), you can upgraded with espresso coffee for 1€. In addition, you have the option to get a full breakfast for 3 Euros, It includes 4 toasts, coffee, orange juice, ham, cheese, cupcake and fruit No doubts, this is Ur hostel! ... more   less 
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