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“Clean. Comfortable” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hostal Oxum
Ranked #332 of 407 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Clean. Comfortable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2011

Clean room, decent size. Nice view of the street but could be noisy - i was out late too - so it didnt bother me. Shower a little small. Great breakfast in your room - its set up in the fridge and you just help yourself when you are read.
Good internet connection.
No lift - and its 3 flights up!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled solo
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra Australia
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22 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2010

The website looks fantastic and the staff are very attentive with emails before you arrive. But that is the end of the positives unfortunately. Like other reviewers, we were moved to an overflow apartment which was clearly someone's home judging by the half used food in the fridge and washing in the machine. The bed was in a loft (foam mattresses directly on a hard wooden floor) with too little headspace for my husband to sit up. My husband ended up sleeping on the couch near the fan, which was probably the best option. I left the window open to try to get some cooler air in the loft, and listened to loud people, restaurants and trucks until 4am when I gave up trying to sleep. While it is centrally located, it is extraordinarily noisy if you have the window open - which you need if you want to try to get some cooler air to the loft.
On paper/website this place looked very promising, but it reality it was the worst place we stayed on a 9 week trip.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2010

location is very good thats probably the only positive. when we arrived there was no one there so we had to wait on the door step for over an hour we tried ringing and they said they were on there way . they had overbooked so we got taken to an different complex which was obvious it was someones apartment and we stayed for 3 nights there so we didnt get any breakfast which was supposed to be included. 8 months later the place has gone on to charge me again for the room so i would recommend you pay cash and dont let them have your credit card details

Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2009

Stayed at Hostal Oxum, Madrid for three nights as part of rail tour holiday of Spain.

The hostal is less than 10 mins walk from three metro stations and so you are well connected with the city.

The entrance is off putting: you enter through a caged door, down a corridor and up several creaky flights of steps in an old building to reach the rooms and reception. The staff spoke little english, though just enough. The hotel is on the third floor with no lift, so this would not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

Our room was great: had a contemporary feel with balcony. Bathroom was adequate and with shower unit but no bath. There was free WiFi, but the connection was erratic. Breakfast was included and provided as packs to the combined room cupboard and fridge. The fridge was a good size and useful if you wanted to bring your drinks back. Once the balcony doors were shut, the room was quite, so sleep was not a problem.

The hostal is a great part of the city: the Chueca area which is full of lively bars and late drinking in the nearby square of the same name. This is a gay area of the Madrid, so might be more enjoyable for same sex couples or gay travellers generally.

Most of the major attractions were less than 20 mins walk from the hostal. Though if that's too far to walk, Madrid's Metro is excellent and cheap at €1 per trip. So getting around is never a problem.

Would certainly return, if only for the lively area and lovely rooms.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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London
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2009

Lovely looking room. Decent continental breakfast, though a kettle would have been nice as opposed to a microwave to boil water. It was a bit cold, the heating didn't seem to be doing much.

Lights in hallway are not very well planned nor did they work very well. One kept flicking on and off and the one in the entrance could only be turned on at the door (ok if you're coming in, but not good at all when leaving your room) so left you to negotiate a stretch in complete darkness.

First morning we didn't have any hot water for a shower. Toilet also broke on the last day (cystern wasn't filling so we had to fill it from the tap).

Overall a good experience.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Iceland
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241 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2009

Great accommodations in Madrid. Only complaint is that there is no elevator and the rooms are 3 floors up. Other than that it is a great place. Cozy and great location.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brasov, Romania
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166 reviews
110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2008

Me and my boyfriend booked a room for two nights at this hostal in July, as well an airport transfer, and we also paid a small amount in advance. On December 1st, subsequent to an e-mail sent by me, we were informed that the airport transfer was no longer possible. Two days later, we were again informed - by e-mail!!! - that one of the pipes of the hostal had broken down and that it was no longer possible for them to offer us accommodation... No refund was offered. We were to arrive in Madrid on December 6th, so we were very very lucky to find any rooms available in another hotel... I was very disappointed and they've nearly ruined our holiday, because of their lack of professionalism!!

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  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hostal Oxum
Address: Calle Hortaleza 31 | Piso 3 ext, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Chueca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #332 of 407 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal Oxum 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed and Breakfast Hostal Oxum in Madrid conveniently lies in the heart of the Spanish capital, less than 5 minutes from two metro stations, Chueca and Gran Vía, and within easy reach of the city's attractions. This Madrid B&B offers guests a choice of 7 guest rooms, all en suite and well equipped with a great selection of today's mod cons, including mini bar, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and laptop (on advance request only). Reception is not open 24 hours a day at B&B Hostal Oxum, so guests receive a copy of the keys, in order to come and go as they please. The professional and multilingual staff will be happy to provide any info and tips you require during your stay in this exciting city. ... more   less 
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