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Hostal Rivera Reviews

Santa Maria de la Cabeza 2 primero 3, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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142 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 53%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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The room was small and bed was also small for two people.

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good location, a short walk to the inner city attractions. Was a little noisey in the hallways so wear earplugs. The kitchen was great and the staff were friendly. The lockers under the beds were great and the shower was amazing! Our room had a little balcony which was a nice touch. And there is an elevator. Wifi didn't really work in the rooms but that's ok :)


The accomodation was just fine to sleep for an affordable price. It is well located with every hot spot reachable by foot and a metro+train station next door. Do not expect a charming atmosphere, space is limited (small room, small bed for couples), only one shower is available for all (but this wasn't a problem, and there was a sink in the room), no other common rooms, but wifi. So, all in all pretty much ok if you spend the rest of the day outside as we did.

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Luxembourg
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Well, the location is really close to many attractions like the Museo Reina Sofía or Parque del Retiro. Unfortunately the hostel is at one of the busiest corners in whole Madrid, the Ronda Atocha. It's quite noisy, even in the night, so bring earplugs! We had the room with the balcony. Outside is a Burger King and a Sandwich Place which are busy almost 24/7. Only one bathroom (with Bidet!), another small toilet. All in all recommendable for a few days, especially if you're going to the museum!


This was a good experience. The halls smell like smoke and the entrance smells like old cooking but the rooms and bathroom were clean and the girl who lives there was nice, though she didn't speak much English. We paid her and got the keys and didn't see anyone else the whole time. I actually recommend this place because it was a great value and it's very central. Just don't mess around with the electrical! The outlets all spark. Charging things is fine but be careful.

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