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Ramat Gan, Israel
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel could have such a good vibe if the staff smiled and showed a little care when greeting new guests, and if there weren't signs with threats all over the place about a €100 fine if you bring drinks, about losing your key deposit if you're late for check-out or about not using the elevator if you have legs....

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

- Great social environment especially for lonely travellers and helpful, friendly staff. - The decor was edgy and they had great social events! - The hostel is close to all points of interest but located in a quiet street. - That's the only hostel we have been with a hairdryer in the room, plus a lot of free generous bonuses:...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Good place to stay, nice staff. Clean, spacy lobby, unless big groups arrive for weekend. Shower is narrow, maybe kitchen can also get bit narrow if many people around. Loction is good (this time the closest metro line was under construction). But this is over then

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I enjoyed my stay at this hostel. They have a rooftop bar but it is only open until 11pm but you can then continue socializing and drinking down in the lobby which has plenty of space. The room I stayed in was a tight fit for four people but was still nice enough with individual lockers that have electronic locks...

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Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This hostel is a good place to stay when in Madrid. It has a real 'travelers vibe'. The staff was friendly, the location was good (very quiet area/street). The room was nice & clean and the bed was good. The only 2 negative things we experienced was that there was just a very small window in the bathroom and no...

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

If you want start for your Madrid trip it is good point. They serve is basic breakfast. It is good for this price. Cleaning not bad. They want extra pay for your luggage stories! If you don't disturb noise pollution and want go to all central point by walking. Yes you can stay...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is just a basic hostel, a little more on the quiet side, which suited me just well. There is a free breakfast offered (cereal, toast and such). The room was ok as well, but the communal bathrooms and showers could be cleaned more often. The rooftop bar is a nice place to chill in the evening with a cheap...

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very safe and fairly clean (clean most the time. it's just so large). While it has the potential to be a very social and fun hostel it just felt very sterile. It was hard to meet people as a solo traveler compared to other hostels. It felt like cheap college dorms during a summer sports camp. Very much an institute...

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

Hello! Thank you for giving your feedback in all aspects..It really helps us. Mad hostel could be kind of quiet and that's why we are partnered up with Cat's Hostel, which is great for partying and socializing. But then again, it's good to rest after all day walking around and all night partying...:) We offer all kinds of drinks at...

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Can't say this is the best hostel I've been to. We had a private room with 2 single beds but no private bathroom (a mistake on my part. Must read websites more closely!). Prices weren't as low as I would expect given the facilities in the room were very basic. No toiletries, one sheet each and a dubious looking blanket...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place was ok, served it's purpose but probably would look to stay in a different hostel in Madrid next time. We booked only a couple of days before staying in this hostel, but the price wasn't that cheap at £110 for 2 nights for a double room with private bathroom, I expected better quality. Pros: - Great location, just...

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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
About the property
  • 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: €14 - €69 (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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