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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The Hostal is a great value both in location and the spotless and nicely appointed rooms. The only downside is having to leave your room key and having to buzz the front door to be let in. The staff was extremely helpful and kind. The hotel is almost right next to the Reina Sophia and blocks from the Prado. All... More 

Thank Momntucci
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A very good relation quality/price, a very good location but is a simple and limited experience of lodging. It's ok if you want a centric and clean lodge in Madrid. That's all! Take care if you go by car because is strongly difficult and expensive to park in this area.

Thank Alejandro S
Nerja, Spain
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74 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I think we´ve stayed at the Barrera a gazillion times (every time we go to Madrid, we stay there), and every time we leave happy. Centrally located on c/ Atocha - it´s an easy walk from the train station - you find yourself in between Lavapies and Huertas with easy access to great bars. You´re probably a 10-minute walk to... More 

Thank Carolyn T
Nieves M, Gerente at Hostal Barrera, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn T Always our pleasure to accommodate and have you at our hostal. You are always welcome and we are really thankful for your words and happy to see again , and how you enjoy our city. We miss your bear Tedy :))) You´ll be always welcome!!!! Our best, warm regards!!! More 

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64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I love the Hostal Barrera! I stayed there for the third time for 2 days last week. I have traveled by myself, and I've always felt very safe and comfortable at this lovely place---which I like to describe as a guesthouse. I think some people may be confused about the term hostal, thinking it is a place for backpackers (a... More 

Thank Nancy H
Nieves M, Gerente at Hostal Barrera, responded to this review

Dear Nancy H, I have no words , thank you for your nice, detailed and great feedback, I´m red ( I´m not sure if you say this is english jajajaja ) You have explained very well what we do at Hostal Barrera when someone decides to stay with us and our beautiful neighborhood I have a great time talking with... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Clean room, much more than i expected from a hostal :) there were also double rooms, laundry service at a price, and a safe in the room :) woild def stay here again, very close to the main train station, u can just walk to it from there

Thank Zeyad S
Nieves M, Gerente at Hostal Barrera, responded to this review

Dear Zeyad S, Very appreciated your feedback, and happy to know you appreciate the relation quality and price , we are happy about it and hope to accommodate you in the future. Best Regards More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to stay.Clean rooms,very friendly staff,especially the young lady.very close to the metro and in madrid you only need a bed to sleep.Life is all in the street :) Bed are comfortable and toilets are clean. Will definitely stay in this hotel if i went back to madrid

Thank mad611
Nieves M, Gerente at Hostal Barrera, responded to this review

Dear mad611, Thank you very much for your words, we are happy to hear you liked your room and found beds confortable, and the staff was helpful and nice . And yes, our location is very convenient in Madrid, near the min attractions in the city as well as the public transportation. Hope to accomodate you in the future. Regards. More 

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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This hotel was very well located near the train station and within walking distance of the Old Madrid city centre. It had lovely staff, and was very clean. However the room was small with basic facilities and very noisy. We were unfortunate enough to have the room near reception and I was woken up constantly even though normally a heavy... More 

Thank Janine C
Nieves M, Gerente at Hostal Barrera, responded to this review

Dear Janine C, Thank you for your positive comments about our staff and clean room , we are happy to know everything was ok. Regarding the facilities, we offer more facilities than the ones required by the spanish law and turism regulation according to our category,. For instance , we offer services, as FREE WI-FI that, in many of the... More 

New Delhi, India
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Excellent people at the desk all 24 hrs, very helpful, nice little rooms and very close to atocha railway station, the shower area is tiny so not advised for a large person. On a longer trip another location more central to the main tourist areas may be recommended but this worked great for our short trip close to the museum... More 

Thank gautamver
Nieves M, Gerente at Hostal Barrera, responded to this review

Dear gautamver, Thank you for your comments and feedback. We are happy our location was convenient during your visit and that staff and services were good. Hope to accomodate you in the future. Sincerely More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and booked a double room with washroom inside. Very nice room and tidy. Staff is very nice. they will clean the room and replace the towel everyday, which is quite unexpected for its price per night... Location is fair, it is located 15mins away from Atocha station... And there is an upslope to the hostel.

Thank Talsum10
Nieves M, Gerente at Hostal Barrera, responded to this review

Dear Talsum10, Thank you for your feedback and your comments. Nice to know you appreciatte the chambermaid work and the staff . We are really happy your expectations were completed and you liked everything. Hope to accomodate you next time. Regards More 

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60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We are such fans of the hostal that when we decide to travel to Madrid we find out about availability here first before confirming our travel plans and flight bookings! There is always a warm welcome and the team are very pleased to help in any way to make us feel comfortable. In a changing world Hostal Barrera offers the... More 

Thank elizabethisabel
Nieves M, Gerente at Hostal Barrera, responded to this review

Dear elizabethisabel, We are fans of you!!! Always a pleasure to enjoy with you everytime you visit Madrid. We are so happy you keep on choosing us for your visits to Madrid and hope to keep the same , but always trying to improve. All the best for you and waiting for your next visit.!!! Always very welcome Warm regards More 

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Staying in Lavapies

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Walking into this neighbourhood is like entering a different country ... except it's hard to tell which one it is. One side of Calle Lavapiés is lined with Indian restaurants, the other with kebab shops. Men in traditional African clothing convene outside their businesses for long chats, and people shout to each other across plazas and streets. Interspersed among ethnic specialty shops are independent theaters and dance studios, and two large arts and cultural centers — the beautiful Casa Encendida and the Tabacalera, a former tobacco factory — all of which attract young crowds. Along Calle Argumosa, the place to go for drinks, artists and art appreciators with piercings and dreadlocks convene in the street’s eclectic array of young, hip bars. Though some of the side streets can get a little seedy at night, Lavapiés is still the place to go for those seeking a unique blend of arts and culture in an international and funky neighbourhood.
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Hostal Barrera is cozy hostal, offering newly refurbished rooms en-suite, FREE WI-FI,LCD tv, central heating and air conditoning .... And unbeatable rates.Ideal location in the city center of Madrid, just a walking distance of the main museums and attractions in town, and also to the main train station, Atocha Rail Way Station, to get to cities such as Seville,Barcelona, Toledo, Cordoba, Valencia ... We speak english, french, italian. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Barrera

Address: 2nd Floor Calle Atocha 96, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Lavapies
Price Range: £56 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Barrera 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Hostal Barrera Madrid
Hostal Barrera Hotel Madrid
Hotel Style:
#59 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#70 Family Hotel in Madrid
#85 Business Hotel in Madrid
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