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Cats Hostel Madrid Lavapies

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Cats Hostel Madrid Lavapies is near Madrid's 'museum triangle', the bars and restaurants of La Latina and Puerta del Sol. Hostelworld reviewers tell us this 'quiet and easy-going' hostel has 'lots of common space downstairs and a great terrace when the weather is nice' which is 'awesome for meeting people from all around the world'. The hostel is frequently praised for being clean and friendly. We like that the hostel is in a corrala-style building, a traditional 19th-century design unique to Madrid.

Property Description

The location of Cats Hostel Madrid Lavapies hostel is unbeatable. We are 5 minutes’ walk from the bustling city center, Puerta del Sol, a few steps away from the triangle of museums, and the Atocha train station. Our neighborhood, the multicultural Lavapies, is one of the trendiest districts. You will love walking and admire the graffiti, always in constant evolution. You can have a drink in the craft breweries and try international food in its many establishments and markets. And you'll want to browse the local businesses full of original products!

Cats Hostel Madrid Lavapies is designed for those travelers who want to explore the Spanish culture: it is close to all the most emblematic sites of Madrid. Also, for travelers wanting to enjoy the Madrilenian nightlife: it is close to the party areas within walking distance! But we welcome the most relaxed travelers too: you can sit in our cozy common room, having a coffee or tea, or go up to our rooftop and soak up the magical Spanish sun!

Our rooms: You can choose between private rooms or shared rooms with 4 and 6 beds, these have individual security lockers, as well as personal plugs and reading lamps per bed.

Our activities: We have one of the most fun pub crawls in the city, the perfect event to meet the other travelers who stay at both of our Cats hostels in Madrid. In the city walking tour, our guides will give you very interesting information, so you can learn a lot about the city in a very short time! But there is also a tapas tour, craft beer tour, etc. There is something suited to each person's taste! And if you are looking for other types of activities, our receptionists are available 24/7 to help you discover Madrid and its surroundings.

Services: Breakfast is included, it is buffet-style and it is served in our common room. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building and computers for guest use. On departure day we offer the possibility of storing your luggage for a little extra while you say goodbye to Madrid!

We look forward to welcoming you and helping you have the best travel experience! View House Rules

Overview

Inside the artsy Lavapiés neighbourhood, the boutique CATS Chill Out Hostel gives you a little taste of 19th-century Spanish culture. The real show-stopper is our courtyard – the centrepiece of this classic Coralla-style building, it's the place to mingle and meet new people. We've also got plenty of (more modern) social spaces: choose from co-working desks where you can settle in with your laptop if you're working remotely, to our breezy rooftop terrace for basking underneath the sunny Spanish skies.

Location

It only takes 37 minutes to get to our chilled-out hostel from Madrid Airport. We're just 8 minutes by foot from the central Puerta del Sol plaza in the city centre, and from there you can hop on the C3, C4 and Intercity trains as well as metro lines 1 (blue), 2 (red) and 3 (yellow). Our neighbourhood, Lavapiés, is a lively melting pot where traditional tavernas sit side by side next to exotic eateries. In August, the neighbourhood goes wild for the San Lorenzo feast day, with bars and restaurants setting up stalls in the streets.

Rooms and Dorms

With private rooms, small dorms and large dorms, we've got something for everyone, whether you're a social butterfly or craving peace and quiet. We've got female-only or male-only rooms too. Every bed has free linen, a reading lamp and three electrical outlets so you can charge every device you own. Lockers with electric keys keep your bags safe while you're out taking on Madrid. And for a little extra privacy, some of our rooms have en-suites.

Extras and activities

At our 24-hour reception, friendly staff are happy to offer tips to help you get the most out of your stay. If you fancy partying like a true madrileño, join us on our epic pub crawl. We also do craft beer and tapas tours for a little local flavour. And, although breakfast isn't included, it is available every morning in our cosy bar-slash-reception. With its soft couches and fully stocked bar, it's a great place to relax.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Jun 2019
    You CAN NOT miss out on this hostel. Made my time in Madrid truly spectacular.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    04 Jun 2019
    Great value for your money! Nice free breakfast and great location! The only issue was that it was almost impossible to open my door- the key wouldn’t open it properly and none of the other people in my room could figure out how to open it either so we had to prop the door open all night
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    12 Jun 2019
    Falta un poco de ambiente pero tienes el otro justo a una cuadra si quieres un poco de fiesta
    Costa Rica, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    12 Jun 2019
    Very friendly staff along with updated security! Awesome atmosphere though it was very noisy in the morning. It’s a big hostel so you can’t really expect it not to be. Would definitely come back or go to another Cats Hostel on a travel adventure!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    21 May 2019
    It was ok! The location is the best feature.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 May 2019
    Gets the job done but definitely better hostels out there. We booked a private room and the air conditioning didn’t work, I asked reception and they said they would send someone up and they never did. Our room was right next to the bathroom so I could hear the toilets and hand dryer every time someone was in there. Clean place, has free breakfast so that’s a plus. Again not anything bad, but nothing special.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    07 Jun 2019
    The booking was very decieving, I booked the cats party hostel down the road and was placed in chill out. Not a bad hostel as far as cleanliness and a place to sleep but the staff sucked and weren't friendly and the people staying there weren't the good vibes you expect from a party hostel. They also kick you out if the rooftop bar at 11 pm???? Super dumb
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    06 Jun 2019
    This hostel su***d. They let 4 girls check into our room at 2:30am with 12 pieces of luggage between them which made it impossible to walk around. Our room had no window and got unbearably hot. The interior looked like a prison set. The reception was unfriendly and refused to tell anyone there were pickpockets on the corner resulting in 5ppl we know of in the hostel getting their phones stolen. Only good part was Erika from Wolves tours. The events are for all the hostels so pick a better one.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    01 Jun 2019
    A bit pricy for the overall facilities. It was a fair experience but definitely overpaid (this could be do to the football finals happening that weekend).
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    31 May 2019
    Wouldn’t recommend. The room stunk of sweat and alcohol. There was no space whatsoever. I woke up to what I can only describe as an orgi going on in the next room. There was constant noise and people constantly faffing about. I was out on a top bunk which had no barrier which consequently led to me falling off in the sleep crashing onto the floor. Considering I paid over €50 a night I am not happy with my stay, I would’ve been better sleeping in the street. 😐 The security was ok though.
    England, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines


Cats Hostel Madrid Lavapies says

The hostel was constructed in the typical style of 19th century Madrid and has so many common spaces where you can meet people, like the terrace, solarium, bar and the gym. We've got a lot of little extras to our guests that put us ahead of other hostels, like 24hr reception, air conditioning, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, TV and the laundry room.
We're located right in the centre of Madrid and from here you can discover nearly all the most famous monuments, museums (Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen are a 10-minute walk) and beautiful squares of Madrid, all within walking distance. And if you don't want to go out, we've got activities onsite as well, like karaoke, games, casino, Spanish classes, flamenco and salsa classes, pub crawls, tapas tours, walking tours and much more.
I think we're ideally suited for travellers that want to experience all that Madrid has to offer and live for a few days as a true Madrileño. Just remember - Madrid never sleeps! Marta, Director of Expansion

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