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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are quite small and the wine i had at the reception was the first bad wine i had in spain. The towels had weird black hairs in it (im blonde). Apart from that, common areas are good and the price is fair.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of, if not the best hostels I've stayed at in all my travels through Europe. I definitely recommend it. Cheap, clean, good kitchen, great staff, and a good partnership with Cats around the corner for pub crawls and the bar. Many good nights there, especially those with the live music from Emanuel.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time staying at Mad Hostel. Mickey was the best guide/friend we could've had. He showed us around the city, told us all about Madrid, and gave us great food/drink recommendations. Highly recommend Mad Hostel and Mickey.

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

MAD Hostel and Cat's Hostel were an incredible experience located in a prime location of Madrid. The atmosphere is great with the bar in Cat's. The workers especially Mickey were extremely helpful, laid back and showed us how to have a great time Madrid-style. I would def. recommend this place for anyone looking to explore the city and have a...

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Mad rocks! The breakfast is free, the beds are comfy, and the rooms are clean. As if the aformentioned reasons weren´t good enough, the hostel is both centrally located and super close to the metro which makes getting around the city easy as pie! Plus, Dani the receptionist, is amazing and makes sure every guest feels welcome. If you´re in...

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Lima, Peru
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stayed 2 nights fortunately. Positive: the location, it was close to almost everything just walking, the private room was comfortable, the receptionist was helpful although she had a poker face, the cleaning person was kind. Negative: We couldn't sleep well, as it is in the centre, despite we stayed in the highest floor, we heard the noise coming from...

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is my 3rd or 4th stay at mad.. It has always been great. They keep it clean and really take care of the guests. Sorana zuri and natalia have been great! Thank you mad hostel! Happy hour, rooftop bar and nightly pub crawls! Free breakfast and surprise free dinners too

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Accrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

As a young person, this hostel did the job for our stay. We expected to be disturbed by noise by other young travellers, however this was not an issue. We were spending the days and evenings out so just needed somewhere to sleep. However, the rooms are extremely small and cramped and the bunk beds are very squeaky, and therefore...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I stayed three nights. Very well located, walking distance to Madrid´s major landmarks and bustling tapas bars. Clean, cozy, friendly. I couldn´t ask for more. Very affordable price wise, even for a private room with bath. Breakfast is also offered and though simple has everything for a healthy one. On top of all the building itself is a masterpiece, a...

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Manager L, Manager at Mad Hostel, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words and for valuing our lucky location! We hope to see you soon All the best

Beijing, China
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I only stayed a night and was only in Madrid to grab a visa for China. Staff were friendly, room and bed was fine. There was a free locker in the room for my belongings. Nice spacious communal areas including a roof terrace to go have a cigarette. Location was great, I didn't bother exploring on this visit to Madrid,...

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Staying in Lavapies

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Lavapies
Walking into this neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood.
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Mad Hostel

Address: Calle Cabeza 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Lavapies
Price Range: $20 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mad Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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“Stay in this hostel and the sister Cat's Hostel as well”
 of 5 bubbles mattmW6471UE, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I'm a little older now and wish I had spent a bit more on a private room, even if it was just for the night.”
 of 5 bubbles TheSnowball, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors might be better and don't forget to ask reception to activate your air con!”
 of 5 bubbles elleay, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one with a window if possible!”
 of 5 bubbles iamsakurasunshine, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a corner room at the back of the hostel for minimum noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Waffle_10, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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