We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Mad Hostel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Mad Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

344 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 172: English reviews
Start your review of Mad Hostel
 Click to rate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location, located around all major attractions of the city. It is very easy to walk to anywhere in Madrid from here. It is also very close to a metro station. I stayed in a double room with its own bathroom which was very clean and nice for a hostel. The wifi worked great. Breakfast was also very nice for...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank inabeh
Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nothing really stood out about this hostel. Wasn't the best and it wasn't terrible. However the sister hostel (CAT) was awesome! This hostel seems like an overflow for CAT as we ate at CAT and went on their pub crawl.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jacob G
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The rooms are quite small and the wine i had at the reception was the first bad wine i had in spain. The towels had weird black hairs in it (im blonde). Apart from that, common areas are good and the price is fair.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Karina H
A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

One of, if not the best hostels I've stayed at in all my travels through Europe. I definitely recommend it. Cheap, clean, good kitchen, great staff, and a good partnership with Cats around the corner for pub crawls and the bar. Many good nights there, especially those with the live music from Emanuel.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great time staying at Mad Hostel. Mickey was the best guide/friend we could've had. He showed us around the city, told us all about Madrid, and gave us great food/drink recommendations. Highly recommend Mad Hostel and Mickey.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Justin E
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 23 January 2017

MAD Hostel and Cat's Hostel were an incredible experience located in a prime location of Madrid. The atmosphere is great with the bar in Cat's. The workers especially Mickey were extremely helpful, laid back and showed us how to have a great time Madrid-style. I would def. recommend this place for anyone looking to explore the city and have a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Matt M
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Mad rocks! The breakfast is free, the beds are comfy, and the rooms are clean. As if the aformentioned reasons weren´t good enough, the hostel is both centrally located and super close to the metro which makes getting around the city easy as pie! Plus, Dani the receptionist, is amazing and makes sure every guest feels welcome. If you´re in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tyler F
Lima, Peru
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stayed 2 nights fortunately. Positive: the location, it was close to almost everything just walking, the private room was comfortable, the receptionist was helpful although she had a poker face, the cleaning person was kind. Negative: We couldn't sleep well, as it is in the centre, despite we stayed in the highest floor, we heard the noise coming from...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This is my 3rd or 4th stay at mad.. It has always been great. They keep it clean and really take care of the guests. Sorana zuri and natalia have been great! Thank you mad hostel! Happy hour, rooftop bar and nightly pub crawls! Free breakfast and surprise free dinners too

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Marty W
Accrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

As a young person, this hostel did the job for our stay. We expected to be disturbed by noise by other young travellers, however this was not an issue. We were spending the days and evenings out so just needed somewhere to sleep. However, the rooms are extremely small and cramped and the bunk beds are very squeaky, and therefore...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lauren C

85 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (35)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (50)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (13)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (19)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Madrid hotels
Huertas
Cat's Hostel
Cat's Hostel
#22 of 411 in Madrid
787 reviews
Huertas
Way Hostel
Way Hostel
#8 of 411 in Madrid
546 reviews
Lavapies
OK Hostel Madrid
OK Hostel Madrid
#12 of 411 in Madrid
283 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Lavapies
Las Musas Hostel
Las Musas Hostel
#19 of 411 in Madrid
650 reviews
Centro
The Hat
The Hat
#3 of 411 in Madrid
788 reviews
Huertas
Room007 Ventura Hostel
Room007 Ventura Hostel
#14 of 411 in Madrid
595 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Lavapies

Neighbourhood Profile
Lavapies
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.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Mad Hostel

Address: Calle Cabeza 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Lavapies
Price Range: $24 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mad Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your Mad Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Mad Hotel Madrid
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Mad Hostel staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Mad Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Sister Hostel is worth looking into (CAT)”
22jacobg, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay in this hostel and the sister Cat's Hostel as well”
mattmW6471UE, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I'm a little older now and wish I had spent a bit more on a private room, even if it was just for the night.”
TheSnowball, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors might be better and don't forget to ask reception to activate your air con!”
elleay, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one with a window if possible!”
iamsakurasunshine, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5