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Astoria Hostal
Ranked #30 of 277 Madrid B&B and Inns
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
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“Great”
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

This hostal was really great&cheap. It's in the centre of Madrid-great location. Hostal was clean, modern. Every room has got own TV, bathroom and toilet. It's very small hostal, but it doesn't matter. Most of the day we were out of the hostal, basically it was just for sleeping, but it was nice.

Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Budapest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights from 24th January in a triplet (Room 4o3). It is like a palace at the entrance. We stayed on 4th floor, but the lift was always operating. The room was comfortable, the bathroom was really nice (and clean). First it was hard to find how to operate the tap at the tub, but I think it was just that we had not met this type before. The hostel is located in the very centre, a corner away from the Prado, and right in the heart of the restaurant area. We were absolutely satisfied, I can recommend to anyone. Probably only one negativ comment: the matrass was a bit uncomfortable.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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CINCINNATI
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69 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We chose Hostal Astoria for location - near major museums - and price - modest. There is no reason to go elsewhere: clean, firm beds, lots of hot water in the shower, good maid service, 24-desk multilingual staff and video security and a quick walk to good eating, Puerto del Sol and Plaza Mayor and museums. A couple caveats: if the sound of someone else's plumbing/shower bothers you, this might not be your choice. You'll hear it. Also, it might well be noisier inside during summer than it was in November, especially if the clientele is young adults rather than old farts like us. Part of the problem on the fourth floor was the curious choice of faux wood flooring. It magnifies the sound of every heel click. Get used to it. The place and staff are worth it. We'll book here again if we return to Madrid and will recommend it to our friends. It already has a 2012 accolade from TripAdvisor posted at the front desk. Oh, and the price(s). They go up on holidays and weekends and down other days. Range is from low to modest. Ask.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Great central location just a few mins walk from Puerta del Sol, and very friendly, welcoming staff. This place really fell far short of expectations; the two rooms I stayed in were very different from the selection of photos. The rooms were very tired and in need of updating, and the sanitary ware in the bathrooms was very worn and chipped.

My main problem was with noise from neighbouring rooms. I don't believe that the fellow guests were being particularly noisy, but I could overhear every phone conversation, every text message alert, and what they were doing in their bathroom! In summary, great if you want somewhere cheap and central but make sure you bring earplugs!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

The hostal has a great location, close to important touristic points. The staff was always friendly. The room was not to small compared to other places with the same budget. It had good beds with a good air conditioner. The only problem was that at the first day the shower was not working well. I asked to fix it, but it was only done on the following day. I thought it was a very good deal for the price we paid (135 euros 2 people 3 nights).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Hostel is perfectly situated in the heart of Madrid, only a few minutes walk from Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Cibeles and the strip of museums. What makes it better is how affordable the rooms are!

Our experience would've been better if they had nicer staff. They were not warm at all; they seemed hesitant to answer our questions and it felt like they wanted to end our conversations immediately. It would help to be nicer to guests ;)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Bonn, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2013

If you are visiting Madrid, and you are looking for a 5 star Hotel because you want to walk around much, than this is the right one. Absolutely. 30 Euros for one night and in the very center of madrid, plaza mayor, sol, gran via, huertas, everything is in waking distance, and it is soooo quiet, you can enjoy the day and night! the room is absolutely clean, staff are funny and helpful. the room is maybe little, and they dont have room service or spa, but again,this kind of hotel in this situation will take you more than 70 euro in cities like paris or berlin. So take it!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Astoria Hostal
Address: Carrera San Jeronimo 30-32, 5th floor, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 277 B&Bs / Inns in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Astoria Hostal 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostal Astoria is in a 19th-century building, 250 metres from Madrid's Puerta del Sol, and offers free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have a hydro-massage shower, and some have a private sun terrace. Air-conditioned rooms at the Astoria feature wooden floors, and have a TV and safe. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer. The Astoria guest house has a lounge where guests can relax. There is a vending machine for coffee and drinks. Many bars, shops and restaurants are within a short walk. There is a 24-hour reception, and you can hire a car from the tour desk. The Prado Museum is within a 10-minute walk of the Astoria ... more   less 
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