Spent the whole stay covered in what we hoped were mosquito bites,
- Avid Traveller
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (12 reviews)
The hostel was basically OK. Nothing special. Didn't have a very nice atmosphere. Lockers would have been nice. However, was really cheap so I guess you get what you pay for.
Really nice hostel, good kitchen facilities. Staff are all really friendly. Free breakfast was great, they even had chocolate milk. Loved the balconies in the dorm rooms.
You could just tell the owner had not gone out of their way at all to make this place even slightly nicer than it needed to be - the rooms feel like a cell because they are all plain white; the kitchen has nothing in it, and you have to put down a deposit to use a pot or a pan; there is no washing up liquid, only bleach, to wash plates with; the hot water always ran out in the shower. But, worst of all, there is no atmosphere at all and the common room is dismal.
This hostel is the best. The dorms are like tiny flats with their own kitchen and bathroom, which creates such a friendly atmosphere with the other guests. Everything was so nicely decorated as well, which really made a difference. Great facilities.The staff were really lovely as well. Only downside is that the heaters were left on pretty much all the time so it was waaaay too hot and stuffy. And also a light in the left luggage room would be great. Other than that, absolutely fantastic hostel!
This hostel was crazy-good value for money; free breakfast and free dinner all for £5 a night. Stayed in a 24 bed dorm and the only complaint was that maybe it was a bit too squashed because I couldn't stand in the aisle next to my bed at the same time as the person opposite me. Asides from this, everything was perfect. The free club entry was amazing as well, and it was so good that something different was organised every night. Some of the staff were a bit moody.
Really good hostel, always a lot going on which is great for solo travelers! Free breakfast is really good as well. Maybe it would be good to allow 24 hours access to the computers - the internet connection was a bit slow and quite hard to access in the dorm rooms. The location is amazing though, you can walk to Plaza Mayor in about five minutes, Reina Sofia in ten and Parque Retiro in fifteen. The staff are really friendly and helpful as well. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Maybe not the best hostel in the entire world but for the price it is really good. I was quite worried after seeing some of the reviews on here, but the showers worked fine while I was there, and there were certainly no bed bugs - the beds were actually really comfortable. My dorm was actually really cool, it had a small balcony attached to it which was very nice.
Hello Hostel was really lovely, very clean. Only complaints: -that twice our keys stopped working and we were locked out quite late at night - fortunately not an issue, but potentially very dangerous for solo travelers. -the shower had no door or shower mat so the bathroom was always SOAKING wet, which was more annoying than dangerous (although I did slip over...). Right next to the metro stop which was really good. Also NOT in the 'ghetto' or even a remotely dangerous area. Would recommend!
Really thought some of the other comments were being melodramatic when they complained about the noise, but when we arrived at around 8pm the reception area was FULL of teenagers, Probably about 100 plus (and I'm sure at least half of them werent staying at the hostel...) as you can imagine this made it incredibly noisy all night. They were also running about in the corridors screaming & repeatedly knocking on our door. this isn't really the hostels fault but it did detract from the experience.
The hostel is great, 24/7 reception was really good, as was the free breakfast - especially when one considers the price. The dorm room was fine; a few of the plug sockets and lamps didn't work which wasn't really an issue for us but could be for other guests. The dorm doors were really soundproof as well. Would definitely recommend!