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C/ Cabeza 24, Madrid, Spain

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2873 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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The location is perfect and I was really happy with the stuff too,everybody was helpful and also I cannot complain about the room either,they were nice and tidy,my absolute favorite was the rooftop and the bar good atmosphere ,totally recomennded!

  • 14th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel Had to wait about 40 mins to check in at midnight unfortunately as they were changing staff just as I arrived. But there was a nice restaurant/bar down the road so that was fine. There seemed to be a lot of people hanging out in the downstairs section and there are lots of people to hang out. Beds were kind of tiny and i felt like i might fall off the top bunk a few times.


Very good hostel. Clean toliets and dorms. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooftop bar was brilliant and breakfast was really good. Very close to the metro and city centre. Recommend this to anyone. Would defiantly go back.


One of the top stays iv had. There was plenty to do at this hostel with free city walks and daily activites, I was never bored. The staff from the joint partnership hostel were always up for a party and was fun to go out with them. I stayed in a corner room which wasn't the best because it lacked windows, but overall was a pretty good value for money.


Cheap and they have some cool events but it's nothing special. Not the best for solo backpackers since everyone seems to mind there own business.


The key system they have at this hostel was really annoying and confusing! Rooms were pretty small and didn't have much floor space. Good breakfast though and nice communal area.


Está muy bien localizado, con buenos tours todos los días, el personal agradable y dispuestos a ayudar siempre. Lo único a mejorar sería que las camas rechinan mucho, y cuando alguien llega en la madrugada y los demás duermen es una misión imposible no despertarlos.

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hostel was nice, and the staff were very helpful. I did a free walking tour the first day with Carlos and paella the following night both offered by the hostel. Hostel offers lots of things to do while staying in Madrid and a comfortable place to sleep.


Great location and value for the price. The hostel is pretty, but the dorms are quite small. Lots of to meet fellow travelers. I definitely enjoyed the alternative tour. Prices at the bar are too high for Madrid though. Friendly staff.


The beds were incredibly uncomfortable but the downstairs area was great for meeting people. They bar could probably be used more effectively


Nice hostel, the room was rather big, the doors are closed by card, there are lockers for every bed. Not very easy to find, but actually it's near a metro station. A comfortable common room. Good breakfast for free. The hostel organizes some activities every day. A good option to stay in Madrid.


there was no working aircon in my room which was a bummer, but there was a nice common room downstairs, and the guy that was working in the rooftop bar was really good to chat to


Everything was great.Room and shower was quite clean.Staff really friendly.The only thing breakfast was so poor.


I was only here for one night but it seemed like a really cool place. The staff are friendly and helpful, there are lockers in the dorms for each person, nice lounge area and kitchen. There's a shuttle to the airport for 12 euro hourly through the night. The paella they made for an event one night was pretty bad but only 3 euro for a good sized plate, so oh well. Wish I could have stayed longer! Right in the middle of town.


Great hostel, no problems at all


it has been one of the best hostels ive stayed in, they have everything very well organized. is just perfect !


The free walking tour was definitely the highlight of my stay. I really learned a lot from Carlos! Hostel was otherwise very clean - bathroom and facilities were always taken care of.


The location is good, the rooms all clean and the Pub Crawl and Tapas Tour were really worth it. The staff was friendly and helpful. However, the beds were unsteady and made annoying noises with every little move, and the breakfast was a bit one-sided (only sweet, no cheese or fruits) and produced much plastic waste (normal dishes would be more environmentally friendly). All in all, it is a nice hostel for less money.


great hostel . greAt atmosphere. I wish I could spend more time here. I only had one night here. I had a stop over day flight . if you go by yourself it would be easily to meet people. they have a schedule With many things to do. it's very close to the center. you can walk by and suddenly you'll be knowing the touristic things . love the area. good wifi good breakfast included ! clean and secure.


One of the best hostels that I stayed at during my trip. Perfect location, great atmosphere, tons of events, organized walking tours, decent breakfast, and friendly staff - all for a fair price! I would definitely recommend staying here.

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