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Calle del Arenal 16, Dup. 2da. Planta, Madrid, Madrid, 28013, Spain, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.6 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 38 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    3.5
  • Service
    3.9
  • Comfort
    3.2
  • Condition
    2.9
  • Neighborhood
    4.6
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Smallest room. Nice Location."
Arrival was fine, but you have to ring a door bell EVERYTIME you arrive. This can be a slight annoyance as you paid for a room but you need permission every time you come and go. You'll have to leave your key with front desk upon leaving which I was fine with. The twin sized room was miserably small. No bigger than a Queen sized bed and a half. Literally! The flat screen tv was mounted at the foot of the bed about 5.5 feet high on the wall and tilted towards the head of the bed. My eyeballs hurt because there was no good point to see the screen unless you stood in the doorway. There is a fan which keeps it cool and the small bathroom needed a shelf or two to place your items. The top of the toilet worked perfectly as a second option. As a bonus the room came with two towels, both of which were damp to the touch along with bleach spots and few holes for added effect. The room is not a quiet respite as there's a kitchen the staff uses to bang dishes and plates around all day and conversations are had at the front desk all times of the night which traveled perfectly to my room. Along with the sound of that buzzer which lets people in. Lastly, laying down at the head of the bed enjoying tv at the oddest of positions I began to notice a smell of sewage. Be warned the smell somehow seeps out into the room of twin sized rooms. I couldnt understand it then, but understood why the window was ajar when I arrived as I left to check out.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Aug 19, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"sol"
So nice service with good location
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Jun 9, 2015
Ali
US
3.0 / 5Good
Too noisy outside, next door. In the bath room there was only shower curtain and smells bad. Staff was very kind and skilful.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Nov 8, 2014
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Dishonest"
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
2 night trip with friends Sep 6, 2013
Alan
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Oct 18, 2013
Dave
US

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"mis cuatro dias en el hostal alicante"
mi estancia a sido buena solo le falto una cosa al hostal tener sala de descanso para poder comer,cenar desayunar etc por lo demas todo muy bien
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 14, 2015
Josefina
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"BON EMPLACEMENT"
etape voyage
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jul 30, 2015
lysiane
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"가격대비 굿~"
먼저 위치는 최상이었어요 솔광장과 오페라 사이에있어서 항상 유동인구가 많은곳이라 늦게까지 놀다가 들어가도 위험하지 않아서 좋았고요 호스텔 서비스도 친절해서 좋았고 와이파이도 잘터져요 다섯군데정도 호스텔 이용했었는데 가장 잘터졌습니다 욕실도 깨끗한편이고 물도 잘내려가고요 가격대비 좋았던 호스텔이었습니다
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 15, 2015
Yongseob
KR
2.0 / 5Fair
"Situación, no busques nada más."
Es perfecto para ducharte, dormir y salir corriendo. No le pidas más a este establecimiento. La cama, corta, apenas 1.80 metros. Para mi, que mido cerca de dos metros, como si fuera una caja de zapatos. El baño, si eres un poco más grueso de lo normal, te costará girarte dentro de el. La limpieza la justa, justa. El personal, correcto. Lo mejor, la situación y el precio. Llegué a las 00.30 de la noche y salí a las 08.00h, apenas algo más de 7 horas, pero si quieres dormir en Sol por poco dinero y menos aspiraciones, es tu local sin duda.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jun 19, 2015
JORGE
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Atendimiento 10 y comodidad 4"
Buenas, me ha encantado el atendimiento. Los dos chicos recepcionistas son súper simpáticos y nos han tratado genial pero el gran problema ha sido que los clientes empezaron a llegar y al tocar el timbre no nos dejaban dormir. No volveré al hostal por eso.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 19, 2015
A Traveler
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Si vuelvo a Madrid vuelvo a Alicante"
Excelente ubicación, la atención recibida fue muy buena, la limpieza de la habitación y baños perfecta!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends May 22, 2015
KAREN VICTORIA
MX
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Hostal Alicante recomendable"
Hotel sencillo, limpio, confortable, trato amable, excelente ubicación. Si vas solo a dormir y ducharte esta perfecto
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip May 13, 2015
DHIO
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
"agréable"
Quartier très sympa animé beaucoup de bruit mais supportable. Hôtel très bien placé. Chambre spacieuse et très propre staff très sympa et réactif. Petit bémol pr se faire comprendre ils ne parlent pas anglais. Pensez à apprendre l'espagnol avant de partir ☺
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 16, 2015
wissem
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great place to stay in Madrid"
Perfect place to stay with Madrid city outside the door, yes that also means the sound of the city life from the street at night, but it is difficult to live in the city center with out that! Nice and helpful Staff in the reception at all time.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends May 13, 2015
A Traveler
SE
3.0 / 5Good
"Hostel midden in het centrum"
Aardige Hostel met vriendelijk personeel. Doordat het in het midden van het centrum ligt, is het wel lawaaierig. Er is geen dubbel glas, dus de geluiden van uitgaand publiek en dergelijke zijn goed hoorbaar. Ook zijn het dunne muurtjes. Allemaal niet erg zolang je een goede slaper bent.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 13, 2015
A Traveler
NL
4.0 / 5Excellent
"위치 짱"
위치는 정말 좋네요. 호텔도 그런대로 좋았고요. 가격만 맞으면 추천하고 싶어요
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip May 3, 2015
cheolhee
KR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beste Lage um die Stadt zu erkunden"
Zentrale Lage um alles zu Fuß zu erkunden. Beste Flughafenanbindung, 1 Min. zur Metro, Zug, Bus.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 7, 2015
Katharina
DE
2.0 / 5Fair
"Sehr einfache Unterkunft absolut zentral"
Lage ist optimal für einen Madrid-Trip, das wars dann aber auch an positiven Eindrücken. Sauberkeit lies zu wünschen übrig Frühstück bestand aus 1 Tasse Kaffee, 2 eingeschweissten Brötchen und einem Glas O-Saft. Sollte man sich sparen gibt es an jeder Ecke besser und günstiger. Nicht empfehlenswert.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 11, 2015
Ingo
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hostal Centrico y bien comunicado"
Es un hostal centrico, el personal es muy amable, las habitaciones son un poco pequeñas pero muy acogedoras, la limpieza excelente
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 5, 2015
Skar
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
"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
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Dec 26, 2014
CARMEN
ES
2.0 / 5Fair
"NO VUELVO"
LO UNICO BUENO LA SITUACION POR CENTRICO.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 13, 2014
JUAN ANTONIO
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Bien"
Muy discreto y comodo en general muy bien calidad, precio, ubicacion, repetiria
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 5, 2014
A Traveler
ES
3.0 / 5Good
"sin mas"
centrico pero antiguo en buen sitio para hacer turismo
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 23, 2014
A Traveler
ES
2.0 / 5Fair
"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
1 night trip Nov 1, 2013
A Traveler
FR
3.0 / 5Good
"buona posizione"
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
5 night trip Sep 6, 2013
giancarlo51
IT
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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
5 night business trip Sep 6, 2013
famiglia
IT
4.0 / 5Excellent
Excelente servicio
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip May 31, 2013
A Traveler
ES
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Dec 7, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jul 15, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Jul 5, 2015
A Traveler
IL
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Aug 10, 2015
José
PT
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jul 1, 2015
A Traveler
ES
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jun 9, 2015
cristina
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Mar 9, 2015
A Traveler
FR
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 17, 2014
A Traveler
ES
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Sep 13, 2014
A Traveler
ES
2.0 / 5Fair
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 31, 2013
A Traveler
FR

TripAdvisor reviews for Hostal Alicante

Overall rating:Based on 33 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Great location, a room with a WC at a low rate. Be prepared to deal with the quirks."
08/23/15 realcapricorn2001 Las Vegas, Nevada
Arrival was fine, but you have to ring a door bell EVERYTIME you arrive. This can be a slight annoyance as you paid for a room but you need permission every time you come and go. You'll have to leave your key with front desk upon leaving which I was fine with. The twin sized room was miserably small. No bigger than a Queen sized bed and a half. Literally! The flat screen tv was mounted at the foot of the bed about 5.5 feet high on the wall and tilted towards the head of the bed. My eyeballs hurt because there was no good point to see the screen unless you stood in the doorway. There is a fan which keeps it cool and the small bathroom needed a shelf or two to place your items. The top of the toilet worked perfectly as a second option. As a bonus the room came with two towels, both of which were damp to the touch along with bleach spots and few holes for added effect. The room is not a quiet respite as there's a kitchen the staff uses to bang dishes and plates around all day and conversations are had at the front desk all times of the night which traveled perfectly to my room. Along with the sound of that buzzer which lets people in. Lastly, laying down at the head of the bed enjoying tv at the oddest of positions I began to notice a smell of sewage. Be warned the smell somehow seeps out into the room of twin sized rooms. I couldnt understand it then, but understood why the window was ajar when I arrived as I left to check out.
Overall Rating
"The buzz of Madrid at your door"
06/04/15 Catherine W Keswick, United Kingdom
This was easy to find from either Opear or Sol metro stations. A few minutes from Plaza major and Mercado San Miguel. Bed was comfy but only double size, shower tiny but water hot. Needed nothing more, so much was at our door.
Overall Rating
"Great Hostel"
04/23/15 aimerlavie618 Greensboro, North Carolina
This was a great location in Madrid and there was no street noise late at night. The rooms do have thin walls, so bring ear plugs. The staff was very welcoming and accommodating!! They made the stay very enjoyable.
Overall Rating
"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.
Overall Rating
"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!!
Overall Rating
"Great Value!"
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!
Overall Rating
"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.
Overall Rating
"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.
Overall Rating
"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
Overall Rating
"Un hostal en muy buena ubicación y buenas instalaciones."
07/12/15 Marietallorca
Nos gusto mucho por ubicación y las instalaciones para el precio que tiene el hostal esta muy bien! Pienso que su ubicación es inmejorable y que la atención fue muy buena!! 😊 lo recomendaría y mas si van por motivos de visita rápida, es evidente que si es por turismo seguramente es mejor otro tipo de alojamiento.
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