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Cats Hostel Madrid Sol

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 Sol has been described by Hostelworld guests as a lively party hostel, with a highly-praised Paella Party on weekends, plus a bar downstairs. Our visitors have recommended that guests 'definitely do the walking tour and tapas tour' to get to know Madrid. The hostel is centrally located, near La Latina, Puerta del Sol and the Prado Museum. We like their Andalucían riad-style courtyard, which many reviewers have called 'totally beautiful'.

Property Description

There’s no better way to visit Madrid than with a stay at Cats Hostel Madrid Sol. We have been creating unforgettable travel experiences for 15 years, which makes us experts! Our guests agree that our central location, comfortable beds, and a vibrant party atmosphere will leave you wanting more!

From our door, you can easily reach on foot the city’s most famous sites, like the beautiful Plaza Mayor, the lively Puerta del Sol or the world-famous Prado museum. And after a long day exploring out, there’s nothing like arriving at our facilities, recently renovated and perfectly prepared a good rest.

We have a wide variety of common areas to relax or socialize with other travelers. You can lie down in our comfortable sofas, watch a movie in the Red Room, or try our own Cats craft beer in our bar... The building will leave you speechless, it was at one time a 17th-century Spanish palace, and still retains its patio style Andalusian.

The rooms are comfortable, functional and prepared for 21st-century travelers, with personal lockers, reading lights and power outlets and USB outlets. You can choose between shared dormitories from 4 to 14 beds or book your own private room!

And what can we say about our activities? If we have to define us in a few words, we would say we are a very social hostel. Our most popular activities are the city walking tour, tapas tour, and of course our famous pub crawl. Every night we visit the best bars in the center, being this the perfect moment to meet other travelers and mix with the locals. But there's even more: depending on the season and the day, we will have karaoke nights, dance lessons and paella cooking show. The hard thing won’t be choosing what to do, but what not to do!

We offer a buffet breakfast for only € 3 and we have towels to rent for € 3. Free Wi-Fi is available in all the hostel and there are also available computers for guest use. On departure day, we have secure luggage storage where bags can be left while you get your last tastes of the city!

Our reception is open 24/7 and we will be happy to help you with any of your requests. We are not just a play to sleep, we are a whole travel experience! View House Rules

Overview

Get a real taste of Spanish history when you stay at Living Cat's Hostel Madrid. Our stunning Andalusian-style courtyard is left behind from the hostel's days as a 17th-century palace, and we'll serve you sangria straight from the fountain! Start your night in our bar then join in our tapas tour to get a flavour of the city as you dive right into its social scene. Our weekend paella party is not to be missed!

Location

We’re centrally located, so you can be checked in and having a beer within 45 minutes of leaving the airport – just jump on the metro to Anton Martin, a 3-minute walk away. Arriving by train? Atocha Station is 15 minutes on foot. Once you’re sorted, make for the public plaza that's a hub of the city, Puerta del Sol, a 5-minute stroll away. Go for a wander through La Latina – Madrid’s oldest neighbourhood, and reachable in 10 minutes – and stop for tapas and shopping in the Sunday flea market. Or, tick off one of your 'musts' and visit Museo Nacional del Prado – 13 minutes from our door.

Rooms and Dorms

Our rooms are newly renovated and we have mixed and female-only dorms with comfortable bunks. We'll give you clean linen, so you can keep that sleeping bag stowed away, and each bunk has a locker. Like to have your own space? Book a single, double or twin room with an en-suite.

Extras and activities

After a morning exploring, cool off in the courtyard or find a spot in our lounge with air con, where you can use the free Wi-Fi to Skype home. If you need some down time, plan your next day with the help of our free city maps, or grab a book from the exchange. When the siesta's over and you're heading out to discover the city's nightlife, dance as long as your legs allow you – our reception's open 24 hours.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Aug 2019
    Awesome place to stay. Staff were such great people easy to get along with and were a great help if you needed anything. The bar although a bit expensive makes it so easy to meet other people from the hostel and just have heaps of fun. Heaps of showers and toilets never a line, rooms a little warm but it’s in Madrid, so of course it’s gonna be warm deal with it. Overall had an awesome time it seems from my experience that the hostel just attracts great people who want to have a good time. 10/10!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Aug 2019
    The only thing I would change is to make the rooms cooler. They were too hot and I had to ask to have the air turned on several times. Other than that, it was an amazing time and I really didn’t want to leave!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jul 2019
    This is my favourite hostel that I have been to so far! Every night it is so lively and full.of such cool/nice people who want to chat. They have cheap special nights (lots of sangria) and cheap pub crawls hosted by the amazing staff. Lots of common space to relax and a fun bar :) Rooms and bathrooms are clean and comfortable with good security. I would seriously recommend this hostel! Even if you don't want to party the rooms are generally quiet.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 Jul 2019
    Everything was awesome, staff was very nice and kind, they helped me and gave me info about the city, they were always there to help me and the atmosphere is really cool since there’s a bar near the reception!
    Colombia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 Jul 2019
    Superb hostel, very clean. really enjoyed my stay in Madrid.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Aug 2019
    really nice hostel. Some mix of nice and not so nice staff.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    12 Aug 2019
    Great place to go alone or with people. It’s a party hostel so great place if you what to fiesta and meet fellows travellers!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    08 Aug 2019
    Only stayed one night but they were super nice and helpful! Good and fun atmosphere at the bar in the hostel. They do activities there that I’m sure are fun.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Aug 2019
    The hostel was centrally located which was ideal. The rooms were okay but the air conditioning was poor at times in the rooms. Therefore, it was harder to sleep in the heat. Some of the other travelers weren’t very friendly. The bar was good especially just before the pub crawl. However, it is more expensive as you cannot bring your own alcohol into the hostel.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Aug 2019
    Very clean hostel with good overall facilities but breakfast is pretty sad for the price. You also have to pay 2 euro for baggage storage during check-in/check-out if you have an early arrival or late departure which is ridiculous. Not great kitchen facilities so hard to make your own food. Pub crawl and hostel bar is fun but a bit of a rip off again, with expensive and weak drinks. The rooms themselves are well thought out and very clean so thats a positive.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi


Cats Hostel Madrid Sol says

Our 17th-century Andalusian/Moorish patio definitely sets us apart from other hostels in Madrid. We're the only hostel in the city with its own nightclub, plus we've got free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and more. We're located in the centre of Old Madrid, just one minute from Madrid's best nightlife, which we highly recommend to all our guests. A five-minute walk from the hostel will bring you to Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor. I especially recommend Puerta del Sol if you're looking for the best shopping area.
Our hostel is ideally suited for travellers looking to have a good time and get to know people from all over the world, while at the same time enjoying maximum comfort and competitive prices. If you want to party and meet new people from all over the world, this is the place to be! We've got tons of activities going on, like karaoke, games, casino, Spanish classes, flamenco and salsa classes, pub crawls, tapas tours, walking tours and much more. Marta, Director of Expansion

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