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Hostal Barrera Reviews

Calle de Atocha 96, 2�, Madrid, Spain

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92%

Rating
198 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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71%

Very loud room; how to work blinds on windows was not explained. Directions (supplied prior to arrival) from train station were confusing. on arrival to address how to access the building was not addressed; neither was the fact the hostel is on the 2nd floor once inside the building. Shower was most excellent; no issues w/cleanliness. Onsite Staff very helpful!

  • 30th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I´m sorry to hear directions to hostal were confusing, and how worked blinds not explained. Arriving to a different country with different customs is always a bit confusing but We are always pleased to help and explain everything, just need to let us know. We will be happy to accomocate you next time and try to provide you with a quieter room, just need to tell us. Best regards

94%

We really couldn't fault this cozy hostel on anything. It was definitely worth what we paid. Everything was nice and clean. We slept very well and the location is about a ten to fifteen minute walk from Atocha railway station, although Calle de Atocha, the street where Hostal Barrera is located, is quite steep when you're lugging heavy bags so you need to take it easy. Going back down towards the train station was obviously a lot easier. The room was nice and quiet.

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
HI there, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Hostal Barrera. We are really happy you found our hostal nice, clean, cozy and worthy for the money. We´ve been working hard and we have updated our rooms so new windows to improve the quietness, all rooms painted, and so on. We will be very happy to accomodate you next time you visit Madrid. Warm regards. Nieves Mollo

100%

This hostel was immaculate! Even though the room was small it was charming and all that I required. Very secure, quiet, and the room temperature was comfortable. The staff were also welcoming and helpful. I would highly recommend Hostel Barrera.

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, All staff at Hostal Barrera appreciate your time sharing your experience and also your positive comments about our hostal. Happy to know you found your room immaculate and you had everything you needed. We will be very happy to accommodate you in your next trip to Madrid. Warm regards.

97%

An amazing place! I really enjoyed my stay. I had a single bed and it was kept very clean. I used their laundry service and found no problems. I personally loved the ambiance of the area and I felt safe since it was in quite central, near the main station Atoche. For me, Biggest pro: very close to Hop on/off bus near the Jardin Real (10mins walk). Small con: the tv doesn't really work, but that didn't affect my stay at all :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Reading your comment, we are grateful to you and that our work is fulfilled ,you have enjoyed your stay. This is our main goal, and we are glad to hear that you enjoy your visit to Madrid and we are part of it. We wish you the best and hope to host you again in the near future. Best regards

94%

My daughter and I spent 4 days at the Hostel Barrera in late June and can highly recommend it! The location is fantastic... We walked EVERYWHERE! Atocha station 10 minutes, La Latina 10 minutes, the restaurants and bars of Huertas just 2 minutes away. Nieves and all the staff were wonderfully friendly, helpful and ( despite the fact they all speak perfect English) VERY patient and supportive as we practised our limited Spansih with them! Many thanks, Lisa and Lucy Dean

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Really happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Madrid and we are thankfull for your words. It is true our location is very convenient to visit the city by foot, but also the neighbourhood is very alive with many restaurants, bars, cafes, etc.... Besides, it was a pleasure to practicar español con ustedes. Muchas Gracias y hasta la proxima!!!!

89%

This is more of a hotel than hostel but we didn't mind too much as we'd been travelling a lot and liked a bit of quiet. Location was excellent, so close to train station, metro and airport bus. Place was very clean and staff were helpful - especially with restaurant recommendations! Would definitely stay here again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Appreciatte your comments about the staff and the cleanliness of the rooms. Yes, our location is convenient to visit the city, we are in the art neighbourhood so main museums are just a walk , but also city center, train station and bus and train to airport. Thank you very much and hope to accomodate you again

97%

We booked a twin room, it was spotlessly clean and towels/shower gel, soap etc were provided. The staff were absolutely brilliant, really friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this Hostel as value for money and only 10 minutes walk from the city centre. The Uvepan Café 1 minute walk away for breakfast was excellent too.

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, We really appreciate you pointed out the cleanliness of our rooms and the work of the reception staff. We are happy to wellcome our guests and help them to enjoy Madrid, a beautiful city. And besides, our location helps to visit the town by foot , and this offers the oportunity to explore the city . Thank you for your words. You will be welcome at Hostal Barrera any time you visit Madrid again. Sincerely

100%

We loved our stay at Hostal Barrera,stayed there 3 times.Rooms are clean and nicely decorated.The staff is so pleasant and helpful.It's a 10 minute walk from Atocha train station, in a very cool part of Madrid. Prado is a 10 minute walk along a beautiful tree lined boulevard. Great restaurants nearby for all tastes. Handy convenience stores for wine, water or snacks. We arrived in Madrid by plane, car and train. Shuttle bus to Atocha station from airport.Car rental at Atocha too. Great location!

  • 28th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Nice to hear you had a confortable stay at our Hostal. We all are happy to know you enjoyed yous visit to Madrid and you found our hostal with a good location and rooms clean and nicely decorated. Appreciatte your comment and hope to accomodate you in near future. Warm regards.



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