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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel is perfect for meeting people. It is a bunch of young people and they offer events every day including trivia, free dinners with the purchase of beer, and bar crawls. There are a lot of people here and it was a great time. Only complaint was that the wifi was horrible and never worked, and the locks on...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

I was passing through Madrid for 3 nights and needed a place to stay with a central location, basic amenities and the opportunity to meet other travelers. After reading a few reviews online I chose to stay at Cat's and was not disappointed. It had all of the above, the only issue I had was that the Wifi was poor....

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Lived here for 2 nights on the weekend. The staff is friendly and helpful and the rooms are bright, airy and clean but the beds were noisy in my dorm. They have a decently-priced bar inside the hostel which was packed on Saturday night. The wifi needs frequent re-logins. You can store your luggage in the lockers for 2 euros....

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I had a great stay at cats hostel. I stayed in a mixed gender dorm with 12 beds, it was very clean and comfortable. They have lockers in the rooms, and you get a wrist watch that unlocks the doors to your room and your locker. The showers were very clean and much nicer than I expected. There are free...

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I came to Madrid for the first time and needed a place to stay. The location is great, very central and easy to get to and from airport. The rooms were clean but a bit noisy at times. The common area is great, very beautiful architecture, if you're into this kind of stuff. Staff was helpful. You got to pay...

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Stayed here last week and I must say its absolutely buzzing. Great bar full of people, fantastic bar crawl and the rooms are air conned and nice. Will definitely stay again when I come back. Dont stay here if you're looking for a quiet stay though.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Very good place, joyful fiestas in the evenings. Very very nice interior. ● WiFi - OK ● Showers/restrooms - OK ● Free breakfast (occasionally) - OK ○ Noise - sometimes too much at midnight from the street.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great atmosphere and staff, helped with many of the various issues with associated with moving to a new country. Would definitely recommend but have one criticism, the lack of kitchen and food facilites means you have to spend a fortune eating out but that's not really the worst thing ever. All in all great value for money and would go...

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Cat's hostel for three night while I was looking for flat in Madrid. The hostel has a great atmosphere, you can meet here people from all around the world. They have breakfast for 2 euros, if is not included in price for your room, and it's really good breakfast for that amount. I stayed in dorm for...

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

My first visit to Cat's hostel seemed to really be good. I got in really early in the morning after a terrible ride on the night bus. They made me check in early! (its not until 2 normally) so I could have a shower and get some sleep. The shower however, was cold. Ice cold. The room was icy cold...

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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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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Cat's Hostel

Address: Calle Canizares 6, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
Price Range: €20 - €67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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