Be careful when you book here. The staff and owner are known for trying to rip off foreign customers and find ways to charge more. There are many other hostels right next to it and in the vicinity that offer a more trust worthy service for the same price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Under maintenance / dishonesty"
Upon arrival the room we rented was undergoing major construction and unusable. The desk clerk said we would have to take a single room and pay for another single room and that no room with two beds was available. As soon as I dialed hotels.com on the phone and it started ringing, a room with two beds immediately became available. I would recommend […] removing this property from hotels.com. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Magnífica ubicación desaprovechada con la habitac"
La ubicación magnífica. La habitación tenía lo imprescindible pero con un estado visible arcaico: Al armario le faltaba una puerta, los cabeceros estaban sueltos, el suelo de dos colores. La habitación con balcón es estupenda. El baño es lamentable, excesivamente pequeño, apenas una persona se revuelve dentro, si es alguien voluminoso ya ni entra, y […] la limpieza del baño es muy muy mejorable Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
LO UNICO BUENO LA SITUACION POR CENTRICO.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Muy discreto y comodo en general muy bien calidad, precio, ubicacion, repetiriaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
centrico pero antiguo en buen sitio para hacer turismoGenuine Expedia guest review
"très bruyant-bon emplacement"
Lit pour 2 personnes alors que nous avions réservé pour 4.(chambre de 4 soit disant finalement pas disponible) donc équipée pour 2 personnes (2 serviettes de toilettes....)- aucune isolation phonique - très bon emplacement dans rue piétonne en plein centre de Madrid - Station de taxi proche -Genuine Hotels.com guest review
spazi limitati nella camera; infissi fatiscenti; servizi minimali ma, considerato il prezzo e la ottima posizione ...non potevamo aspettarci molto di più. L'accoglienza e la disponibilità della reception sono state buone, consigliato per chi bada al sodo e non ha alte pretese.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"qualità prezzo posizione ottima"
Ottima posizione, impossibile chiedere di meglio, ma in strada i rumori non finiscono mai anche se è abbastanza insonorizzato Ottimo prezzo 66 euro a notte per una quadrupla. non è climatizzato, quindi se andate d'estate non si dorme dal caldo, in stanza c'era solo un ventilatore.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good price, great location but not much else"
11/20/14 margaritaparrish Sydney, Australia
Hostal Alicante is located in Calle Arenal near Sol, so in terms of location you cannot do much better. The price is good too at 60 Euros a night for a private room for two with its own bathroom.. The Hostal is clean and quiet. The ambiance, however , is not fantastic. The different men who work at the desk are not cheerful or particularly helpful and the credit card facility at the Hostal for whatever reason never works. So be prepared to pay cash on arrival for your stay.
"Owners decided to remove our door in the middle of the evening - worst place i've ever stayed!!"
05/09/14 Sam H Chelmsford, United Kingdom
I look for two things when choosing somewhere to stay; a clean bed and a hot shower - I didn't get either. I stayed for 4 nights with two girlfriends in a tiny three bed room. When we first got there it seemed fine and cute but it had gone 1am and we were very tired! When we woke, there was no hot water so cold showers all round. We then found that none of the staff spoke a word of English so we tried to talk to them in Spanish and had a good laugh but it went straight down hill later that day when we started to get ready to go out - still no hot water! We got back to the hotel around 1am (not a late one considering Madrid never sleeps!) but our neighbour insisted on knocking on the wall and telling us to be quiet - I should mention now that this hostel is opposite one of the biggest clubs in Madrid so no one could possibly get to sleep until 7am! The cold showers and no sleep continued the whole time. The WORST part of this hotel came Monday evening - after a day of walking we decided to head back to freshen up before we went for dinner... When we got back we found that we had no door!!!!! They had decided that we needed a new floor fitting whilst all our luggage and valuables were in there so they removed the door and started laying some disgusting laminate on top of the already disgusting laminate! They moved all of our stuff, covered our clothes with all sorts of rubbish and left allsorts on the bed I was sleeping on! We tried to ask what was happening but, because of the language barrier, they could not explain - there was no hint of apology; I was just happy I secured my case with a padlock! We felt violated and so disappointed!!
09/12/12 Danielle M Belmont Shore, California, United States
The hostel is located right in between Opera and Sol Metro stations (aka the height of the tourist area). The room I stayed in was quite small, but it suited my needs just fine. There was a bit of noise throughout the hostel, but nothing more than you would expect during the busy season in Madrid. My room was not near the street so if you require a good rest, request a room closer to the front desk. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. If you want a (cheap) place to stay in the middle of the city, this is the perfect place!
"worst hostal I have ever seen"
04/05/11 ipoksane Riga, Latvia
I stayed in this hostal for one night and this was more than enough. It is really hard to get a room in Madrid at this time of the year so I didnt have much choice. Maybe there are rooms like in the pictures. However my (nr.7) was different. Small, with signs of leak on the ceiling and mold in the bathroom. TV has just 2 channels. No hair dryer. Impossible to open the window because of the smell coming from the kitchens of the nearby restaurants. And the worst thing - noise! People in the reception are talking (for me it sounded more like shouting) between themselves with no paying attention if there is somebody in the room or not. And it doesnt matter whether it is 9 pm or 9 am. There is a luggage storage like they say on the webpage. They just didnt mention the cost 1 euro.
"Good Location otherwise average"
10/23/10 Fred G Warrington, PA
Hostel was located a short wlak from the Royal Palace, the Plaze Mayor and the Plaza del Sol. make surre you get a "quiet" room since it is located ona street that never sleeps.
"simple and neat"
10/23/10 miegz North Bergen, New Jersey
the hostal was very clean because it was maintained by the best workers in the world, Filipinos! it was right at the heart of the shopping and tourist district... best priced for euros... the only thing is, if you are a night owl like me, don't get spooked by the owners of the hostal, they sleep on the living room sofa where the computer is... lol
"Bueno pero podría ser mejor"
Esta muy bien ubicado pero eso implica que tenga mucho ruido... Entre el cambio de horario y el ruido me fue difícil dormir y sería muy bueno que sus empleados fuesen poquito más amables hospitalarios
"NO TENGO INTENCION DE VOLVER"
12/15/14 197felipe Zamora, Spain
Lo único mejor la situación , céntrico. Habitación , cama y ducha para personas de poca talla , osea todo mínimo por lo menos la habitación que me dieron a mi. Esta bastante anticuado , le vendría bien una reforma.
11/05/14 mioooo3 Miami, Florida
Al viajar a Madrid quería conocer economizar ya que pretendíamos ir a otros lugares mire varios sitios y quería quedarme en uno que me quedara cerca a todo mire varios y encontré este hostal. Los comentarios hacer a de el no eran los mejores pero me aventure mi esposo y. Yo viajamos de miami desde el aeropuerto nos aventuramos a montar en tren. Metro llegamos relativamente fácil nos atendieron con amabilidad nos dieron un cuarto en la parte de adelante del hostal no ala calle este estaba limpio con dos camas un baño nada de lujo pero si muy limpio que es lo que nosotros buscamos cuando vamos de viaje por que ya que el tiempo que permanecemos en el cuarto es poco en la noche que nos habían dicho que el ruido de la disco que esta enfrente no deja dormir a mi no me molesto para nada descanse muy bien y todo me que daba súper cerca hicimos el tours en los buses los cuales me pareció una estafa ya que uno mismo puede hacer este recorrido o caminando o en tren el bus solo toda la vuelta por el mismo sitio lo hicimos caminando y pudimos tomarnos fotos,comer y conocer mucho de Madrid mas de cerca y no es difícil .
10/13/14 mimo2220 Bilbao, España
Nos hemos alojado 3 amigas en una de las habitaciones triples de este hostal un par de veces y en breve repetimos, tiene una ubicación perfecta, pegado a la puerta del sol. El personal muy atento. Ofrecen desayuno a la habitación por 2.50€, calidad precio perfecto
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