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The only problem I had during my stay was that the wifi had a strange habit of cutting out from time to time. The hostel is right by Plaza Mayor and all the sights in the old city are within walking distance. Breakfast is the standard hostel fare, but they have a bit wider selection than the average hostel. The downstairs has some suggestive imagery on the wall, so if you're not into that sort of thing be aware.
My only issue was that the mattress needed replacing.
There were four of us and we all agreed it was the best hostel any of us had ever stayed in. It was so good that we actually changed our travel plans and opted to stay an extra night in Revolutum instead of travelling on to Madrid. The staff were very friendly and the kitchen facilities were second to none. The adjacent café which forms part of the hostel was lively, tasteful and their music choice had a touch of class about it.
Key card is needed to enter main door (off hours), elevator and room, so it feels secure. But 3 rooms on the same floor share a common balcony so people from other rooms can enter if balcony door is not locked. Locker is fragile. Found mine broken on 2nd day, got exchanged for a good one, but the same broken locker was given to another later on the same day, and then again to another on the follow day. Also remember to get deposit back the day before if you are leaving early. Room is cramped.
For me it wasn't a hostel; but a sort of residences. The reception is in one bar, the guy i check in with couldn't speak english. Everything clean and good breakfast, but no common area and defenetly not an atmospheare I suppose to find in one hostel.
Neither the city nor the hostel have a backpacker vibe, the majority of visitors are people that are visiting study abroad students or on a larger tour of Spain, because of this the hostel didn't have a very good vibe for meeting people. There was a nice cafe but it is also open to the public so it is not just people from the hostel that are there. Great location. Clean, but small rooms. Elevator and minimal breakfast.
I was disappointed that most "receptionists" did not speak English very well. It was difficult communicating. I wouldn't advise staying here if you are traveling alone, it is difficult to meet new people. The hostel was very nice otherwise, but the bar downstairs was also very overpriced and a much more mature crowd.
You can't beat the location. Right across from plaza mayor and located in the center of all the night life it's so great. However, the staff consisted of the bar's bartenders, the kitchen/ common area was not a nice to hang out and there just want that hostel vibe. It was a hotel. I wouldn't stay here if you're traveling alone because you'll have a hard time meeting people. Also wake up early if you actually want breakfast otherwise they run out
A stylish place w/ helpful staff, it does however lack in hostel comradery because the common area is essentially a bar in a more fashionable sense. So no low key lounging spot without buying drinks. For the very few using the kitchen, it's quite exc. and particularly well appointed w/ all necessary appliances/crockery/etc at a much better than average level. Electronic card keys needed inside the dorm to access lights and worked poorly if someone else in bathroom. Also no charging devices away.
Friendly staff, excellent location. Rooms are just regular, could be more plugs, atmosphere is quite ok.