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“Still a solid stay for quick trips to Madrid”
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Cat's Hostel
Ranked #22 of 390 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
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Washington D.C.
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68 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Still a solid stay for quick trips to Madrid”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

I've stayed at Cat's Hostel a few times over the course of the past 6 years in travels around Europe. It has remained a go-to choice for me for the past few visits. For a night or two, it can't be beat. It is simple but clean and probably one of the best bargains in Madrid. Centrally located, great atmosphere, helpful staff that is ready and willing to give recommendations.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2012

the oriental chillout space is very cool. the rooms and showers/toiletts are ok. it is in the very city center so you can walk from there anywhere you want.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Madrid
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

i was in this hostel last summer really need to reform the instalations, the computer are older & dirty (the cristal is with alot of dust) and in the shower area find alot of mosquitoes biting you while showering

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Auckland
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8 reviews
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

This hostel is gorgeous first of all, the decor and architecture is amazing. The beds are comfy and clean. There was a great bar with good drink specials and as a solo traveller I found the vibe was awesome to quickly make friends. Walking distance to all the good stuff to see - highly recommend :)

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Chiang Mai
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

Amazing architecture really adds to this cute hostel, great prices, and drink deals, the service was always great. A kitchen would be a good addition and cheaper vending machines. Above all the noise, all rooms are off the central patio or beside bathrooms. The doors are very slim and do not soundproof at all!! After 4 nights i think i slept well on one of them.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

It's one of the best Hostels in the world. I might be exagerating, but I had for sure the best time ever there. It is a beautifull old building with amazing architecture details inside. There's a bar downstairs, beers are cheap, internet is available. I did not like my trip to spain at all, exept when I stopped there... Once I got back to Paris, I missed it really bad.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

A gorgeous place! You get what you pay for, and at Cat's you'll have some indifferent service at times, but it's beautiful, well located, and adequate. It needs wifi, however, and if you plan to go out on a planned night event (such as a pub/restaurant tour), don't be surprised if it's delayed or cancelled due to low numbers. What annoyed me about that was being kept waiting for an hour when I could have gone exploring on my own. It is a bit of a party house, but as someone who doesn't really "party" I didn't find it obnoxious or intrusive.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Cat's Hostel
Address: Calle Canizares 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 390 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ust outside the Puerta del Sol, the center point of Madrid, you can easily and quickly make it to the city’s most famous sites, like the lively Santa Ana plaza, world-famous Prado museum, and refreshing Retiro Park. But don’t worry – we make it easy to fit in that siesta in our Andalucían style common area, beautiful evidence that Cat’s was at one time a 17th century Spanish palace.As the sun goes down, the madrileños come out! When you start your night at Cat’s Cave Bar, it is sure to be a blast! Every night of the week we will take you on the best pub crawls, where you will meet your fellow travelers and truly experience the Madrid lifestyle. During the week we also offer you tapas and shopping tours, and free Flamenco and Salsa dance classes. And of course we’ve got the basics. Our newly renovated rooms range from 4 to 14 beds, each with clean sheets and secure lockers for each guest. Breakfast is included in the price and you can choose from a variety of cereals and pastries every morning. Free wifi is available in the common areas and there are also available computers for guest use. And on departure day, we have secure luggage storage where bags can be left while you get your last tastes of the city! ... more   less 
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