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Hostel Era Reviews

San Mateo 2, Madrid, Spain

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81%

Rating
379 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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89%

Hostel Era is in a fantastic location - we easily walked to every spot we wanted to visit in Madrid during our 4 night stay. Unfortunately this served as a double-edged sword - because of the central location, there was plenty of street noise at night.

  • 21st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

Lockers are provided, however the other guests always keep hte door to the dorm unlocked. Very noisy from outside as well as from inside, despite tome from 23:00 to 7:00 is considered "quiet hours". Not a place to have your sleep, but seems a good place for those who like to chat all night through. Generally not very clean, but it's common when so many backpackers stay. Staff is very friendly, nice and helpful. Only lacks knowledge of english. Breakfast is slightly more then toast and butter.


74%

It does what it needs to do. It's in a nice area very close to the Metro, it has lockers etc. The breakfast is a bit hit and miss, but it's free, the kitchen only has a microwave but there are places to eat close by and supermarkets. Supposedly there's quiet time after midnight, but I'm not so sure about that, it's not party time at any time, no alcohol allowed inside anyway, the atmosphere is more people looking for a plug so they can be on the internet.


83%

Lockers are too small to put bags into, staff are nice, did have to hunt out more info at other places to see what was on in Madrid, due them only wanting to sell tourist bus passes. No oven or stove to cook on just a microwave.


77%

Rooms were smelly and humid. Ventilation was not working.


77%

It's a good hostel in the city but in my room i don't have Wi-Fi.

  • 22nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

I liked the hostel well enough, but I did not like two things about it. One, the water that came out of the bathroom sinks only had one temperature: freezing cold. It hurt to wash my face, that's how cold it was. Two, there was a dim light over the door in the dorm room that stayed on all night. I get that it's probably there in case of an emergency, but I was in the top bunk right next to the door, and even the little amount of light that it gave off was enough to make it hard to fall asleep.


91%

The kitchen lacked an oven, and it was quite cold in all areas but overall it was a good stay.


86%

I would recommend this hostel to my friends.


60%

Location is perfect, Bf is fine but that's it. After check out i had to leave the hostel or pay extra. Also extra paying for luggage storage. Tv is running all day, no music no daylight anywhere. Cleaning staff enter room at 9am, impossible sleeping longer. Atmosphere is not existing. Lockers to small to put your bag in it(somebody stoled money from my bag, but thats not hostels fault). All in all, can't recommend this at all!


89%

It was a great location, staff was friendly and helpful, and the place is really cool and comfortable.


100%

Nothing to complain


100%

It's my first experience in a Hostel and I have to say that it was very good, clean and all the people are friendly and serious, I would recommend it to friends

  • 25th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

GOOD THINGS great location, nice breakfast, good staff. BAD THINGS Don't have a cooker, so you cannot cook in the kitchen. The showers are weak and not so hot (specialy if have another person in a bath). You cannoit drink at the hostel. Um ótimo hotel para ficar se vc tem pouca grana e quer ficar no centro de Madrid. O café da manhã é ótimo (a única cosia ruim é que você tem que ficar pedindo pra eles reporem a comida, o que é meio chato porque parece que eles estão fazendo um favor pra você).


69%

Conditions were nice, the hostel is clean and it's located in a good neighborhood, not far away from the main attractions in the center. Their policy of not making any noise during the night might be a bit too extreme for those who are used to party a lot, but if you want a hostel where it's sure that you can sleep at night (because it's really quiet) you can choose this one. Overall, it was time and money well spent!


77%

The internet doesn't work in the rooms, just in the common area. Lockers are not good and safety. Location is perfect, near Tribunal Metro station, in the centre of city.


69%

The staff at night was kind of rude


86%

Although I only stayed one night, my overall experience was great. Good location, good facilities and very kind staff. Would definitely stay there again if I come by Madrid again.

  • 15th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


49%

This hostel has no any vibe although it has a quite big common area. Its location is very good. The kitchen is 0. There is no any possibility to cook. Only to warm up meals. Even its not enough to prepare a prepared pizza. Room number 1 has no heating and the wifi is not working there. Its a quite calm hostel if you need to rest after a big journey you can do it here!!:)

  • 14th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


60%

We decided not to stay at this place after visiting it, because easily found better options (location, conditions, price) in Madrid.


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