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C/ Cabeza 24, Madrid, Spain

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2733 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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I only wish the wifi worked in the rooms, great hostel nonetheless!!!!


The hostel is well maintained and very clean. The rooms were tiny but the lockers were a good size. We enjoyed the walking tour with Carlos and also went on a graffiti tour. Breakfast is free but all sugary cereal and toast, so if that's what your into, it's worth getting up for. Otherwise there were cafés/supermarkets near by. The AC was nice to have on for a bit but too cold if it was on all night bc it there were no adjustments in temperature possible.


Great location and value for money. The hostel is very social and runs activities daily which helps you meet new people everyday. Cheap food and drinks. Very friendly place, would definitely recommend. Carlos' free walking tour was fun. Only downsides were the very cramped rooms and weak air conditioning.


The rooms were small but it worked. I was disappointed by the lack of staff at the desk, causing long lines at check in and check out. Having to ask the staff to turn on AC was inconvenient. My AC stopped working, which was not good in the Madrid heat. Overall my stay was good and I would go back. The walking tour and events were great.


The hostel has a safe and nice environment, the bathroom and showers were immaculately clean, all day long. Breakfast was good too.


Air conditioning was advertised but wasn't working. Rooms were very small. Pub crawl was fun however


The hostel was really great! It had a fun atmosphere and you meet a lot of other travelers. They have walking tours all the time and even other activities through the week. I was there for paella night, and it was good!!! They are relatively close to most attractions and very close to the metro. The rooms are normal,nothing too big or too small. Just good for what they are used for.... Sleep! The showers are great as well as the roof top terrace bar. Thanks guys!


Was a fairly average hostel. Met the requirements. Nice to have breakfast and air conditioning :-)


I stayed here for a week, and loved it, they have lots of activities through the week, many of which were run by Alvaro who was an excellent tour guide in Toledo, and the various free tours in the city, as well as a really cool alternative tour by Drew with the street art. Even when I was pickpoceted while out in the city (obviously not their fault) they helped to try and get it sorted. this is the chilled of the 2 sister hostels, but if you want to party its a 2 min walk around the corner and y


Excellent location in the centre of Madrid. Lots of people coming and going and great rooftop bar upstairs. The common room downstairs lacks a little bit of atmosphere though possibly because of the number of people coming through. Breakfast was good and was very clean hostel. Only qualm I have was with the rooms where the packed too many bunks in, and with people coming and going it could be hard to sleep. Overall a nice hostel and good value for money


in the center of partytown. the breakfast is quite bad, that's the only bad thing about this hostel


Rooms were clean. Air conditioning was working fine and location was fantastic.


Staff were super friendly. Air con broken in the room. Room was tiny. Sleep quality not great due to no air con.


Bathroom not so clean, and confusing if unisex or not. If you're in Madrid to get wasted, this is your place. If not, look elsewhere.


Very comfortable hostel with an exceptionally friendly staff. Special thanks to the Italian girl in reception, the Scottish guy and Dani, who was really impressive to watch. He handled the high volume of customers (and their questions) with grace, and remained friendly the whole time. I also loved the rooftop Paella- it was delicious! Shoutout to America guy who made it (can't remember his name). And also to Wasim, the hilarious bartender. Would def stay here again.


The only think I didn´t like were the sizes of the rooms (a little bit small) and the toilets/bathrooms

  • 3rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good hostel to party


Not sure why this hostel gets such good reviews. The kitchen was so tiny only 1 person could cook at a time & had no cutlery. The showers were horrible so tiny you could barely fit in and close the door, nowhere to put your belongings so have to get completely naked in the bathroom in front of everyone and then get in the shower, no privacy! Bad security a girl in our room brought 5 men in at 3am who were not guests. Locker had no lock. Walking tour with Carlos was great and breakfast good.


The air conditioning unit in room 221 (I think) drips water like crazy, and the lock on locker 2 in the same room doesn't work with the keycard


No wifi connection to our room, so that was kind of annoying, but otherwise pretty good hostel, great crew and good atmosphere.

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