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“A pleasant stay in Madrid” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostal Cervelo

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Hostal Cervelo
Ranked #97 of 407 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“A pleasant stay in Madrid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Hostal Cervelo is within easy reach of several Metro stops which makes it very easy to access. It is in a good part of town for tourists, but may not be ideal from a safety perspective if you're travelling as a single female. We arrived at the main property and were told that we were going to be accommodated at the second property which is just down the street (this is quite common in Europe). The second property has been renovated and the room was excellent - more like a hotel room than a hostel. We had a twin room wtih private bathroom and it had everything we could want. The kitchen and laundry were on the floor below, and 24hour reception the floor below that. You didn't have to go through the reception to exit the building, and this resulted in a somewhat clinical feel - again more like a hotel than a hostel, which is probably fine for most travellers. The kitchen did not appear to be well equipped but had the basics, again probably not an issue for most travellers.

I marked sleep quality down as there was an 'emergency' light in the room that was impossible to turn off - this was no problem with an eye mask, but could be problematic for a light sleeper.
Cleanliness was very good, fresh towels and room serviced daily. Service at reception was adequate but not engagin - available 24hrs which is helpful. Internet connection excellent.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

i've been here for one night. the room was clean, with air condition, a bit small and the bathroom to, but it's ok. the staff is verry friendly and there to help at any hour.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

The hostel has been a very comfortable place where to rest. In a very central position, it is very clean, you have your own bathroom and free Internet wifi connection! The personel doesn't talk too much, but obviously if you need help, they are there to give you assistance. You have lots of different bar or place where you can have breakfast or lunch. It is also very near to the metro station (anton martìn, exit "impares" for the first arrival). Very good prices as well!
I do suggest this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Martinez C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Moscow, Russia
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249 reviews
169 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Goscha
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Property: Hostal Cervelo
Address: Calle Atocha 43, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
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Ranked #97 of 407 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Cervelo 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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