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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cats is exactly what you read... a party hostel. It's cheap, cheerful and encourages you to get absolutely blind drunk. I was on the second floor and it was extremely noisey past midnight. There are signs saying to be quiet after that time. The staff clearly didn't implement this rule. You get what you pay for. A good location, decent...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled to Madrid alone and the people I met at Cat's Hostel made the experience unforgettable (although things did get hazy). The first night I arrived, I signed up for the pub crawl and had so much fun that I did it the following two nights as well. My tour guides, Taylor, Gabby, and Guille, were all professional and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Madrid for a weekend to visit a new city. Cats hostel was very welcoming and exactly what a young traveler wants. Great atmosphere and located in the hear of the city. Went on two pub crawls which were great value for money and very well organised. Gabby sold it to me on the first night, making sure I...

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Legendary customer service and an amazing one night stay catered by the staff. I couldn't be happier with the adventure they provided, especially Emanuel Kovacic! His tapas tour was as excellent as his company and for a great bargain. The hostel itself was beautiful to look at and I have no complaints about my stay. Thank you so very much!

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I've stayed in different hostels throughout my entire life and this is by far the worse experience I've ever had. After a long day of flights and taking the metro all I wanted was a bed to sleep as I was exhausted. Upon arrival I was greeted with a very impersonal welcome and the check in process was very simple...

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Manager L, Manager at Cat's Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. We have taken care about the situation that you are talking about and our recepcionist said that he really took care about it and spoke with the 3 girls that day. After the first day, you never came back to reception and we thought everything was solved. Then, we received your mail asking for...

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were stuck at the sister Hostel, MAD. We ate at Cat and went on CAT's pub crawl though. Everything about cat was amazing, wish we had've stayed there. More of a family vibe compared to MAD. The Cave Bar below was so cool also.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Pretty decent staff, thanks for the great night out Mickey !! Pub crawls are always a good idea and a great way to get to know a city's night life. Definitely enjoyed Madrid! Hope to get back soon ! Cheers

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This hostel is an awesome place to enjoy the real madrid experience. We took around town with Mickey, a realy cool guy who works there. He first took us to some incredible tapas and afterwards we went out to have a sick party night. Had a blast there, thumbs up guys

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This hostel located at the centre of Madrid, is the perfect place to meet new people. The enthousiast international staff will for sure give you a good time when they take you on one of their 'tapas-tours' or 'pub crawls'. Special thanks to Mickey who was so kind to take us to one of the best clubs, you were great....

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Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Location is great, only a minute or two from Plaza del Sol and 10-15 from el Palacio Real, and nearby lots of food. Walk in the hostel to a small lobby and the in-house bar, then go through the doors to the Muslim-esque enclosed patio. Around 11 I went on a free tour provided by the hostel and led by...

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Staying in Huertas

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Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighbourhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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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 

Additional Information about Cat's Hostel

Address: Calle Canizares 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
Price Range: €14 - €62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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