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Hostal Cervelo
Ranked #88 of 420 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Reviewed 10 October 2011

The hostal Cervelo is located near all the major attraction and sites in Madrid. Within walking distance from the Atocha rail station. They provided exact information on how to get to this location from the airport via rail and it was easy. Clean rooms, friendly staff, great value. If you are looking for a 4 start location, this is not it, but if you are looking for a good deal, safe, clean and in a central location to Madrid, this is it.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Although the location of this hotel is excellent, particularly given its price, we got little sleep for the two nights we stayed there. We were in one of the rooms near reception overlooking the main road. Whilst the the busy street was fairly noisy this was nothing compared to the buzzer used by guests in order to enter the hotel. Throughout the night we were continually awoken by the sound, similar to an alarm clock without the button to switch it off!

All in all a great location but our stay was ruined by the terrible sleeping conditions. Would be hesitant to recommend, possibly better for groups of travellers rather than couples.

Room Tip: not near reception at all costs
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Susan2378
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Reviewed 21 May 2011

Within walking distance to all the attractions. The hotel staff spoke excellent English, and were very helpful. Very clean rooms, with nice bathrooms. Quiet as well. PC available for use.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Cyclistyo
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

It’s a hostel, but it can be treated as something much better. They have several buidings, and we were moved to another one (comapratively to the address of the hostel). The room was wonderful: creative interior, good furniture and bathroom. We felt like at the appartment, not in a room of a hotel!
Location was very convinient, not far from the metro station and Prado museum. Quality-price ratio was very good. They had the PC for the joint use, but we did not try it.
With pleasure will come back there again.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Goscha
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Reviewed 3 March 2010

I selected this hostel because it was one of the cheapest I could find that still had a great location. Note: Hostel Martin and Hostel Cervelo are the same hotel, just on different floors of the same building. Not sure why they have different names. We stayed on the Cervelo floor. When we checked in, the receptionist asked us if we would be willing to stay at another hotel of theirs a block away that had also been recently renovated. We said no and she did not press the issue.
The location cannot be beat. We hardly even had to use the Metro because it was so easy to walk to most places we wanted to go.
The room appeared to be recently renovated and was cleaned daily. Our bed was comfortable and the wi-fi worked in our room perfectly. The room itself and adjoining bathroom were both small, but this was only an issue when both myself and my boyfriend were trying to get ready at the same time.
We requested an exterior room so that we could have a window. There was quite a bit of street noise, garbage pickup every morning, car horns, etc, but for us this was not a concern. The interior walls are quite thin. I could hear the noises from the neighboring room and hallway quite well. It was annoying, but not ridiculous. If you are a light sleeper, I would bring earplugs or stay somewhere else.
The staff was accommodating to us. A few of the staff were very friendly/nice and others not so much.
You cannot print directly from the lobby computer. We needed our boarding passes printed for a flight and we had to e-mail them a pdf and received the print out a day later. Not that big a deal, but annoying that we had to wait and it was more of an ordeal than it should have been. We were unable to purchase train tickets online because we couldn't print them immediately.
Over all I would recommend. There are some things lacking, but for the price, I feel it is a good value.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank NatalieR82
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Reviewed 8 November 2009

OK place to stay, pretty good location, not much in terms of amenities. If you need a reasonbley priced place to stay that won't break the bank this is fine.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 November 2008

I was not sure what I was gonna find when I booked it because a friend recommended me this hostel but when I got there It was a relief , the receptionists spoke English and they were very helpful. The room was very clean and cleaned in a daily basis and I think it was renovated recently also there was a safety box in the room. It was very close to the museums and the area has many good restaurants and cafes. I will definetely recommend it to my friends!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled solo
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Thank Sue0978
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Address: Calle Atocha 43, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
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Ranked #88 of 420 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Price Range: £43 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Cervelo 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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