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Reviews of Hostal Berlín Madrid 1 stars

Independencia, 2 - 1D, Madrid City Centre, 28013 Madrid, Spain

#338 of 372 B&Bs and Inns in Madrid

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Review score

Based on 190 hotel reviews

7.3

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.7

  • Comfort

    5.9

  • Location

    9.1

  • Facilities

    6.2

  • Staff

    7.8

  • Value for money

    6.9

  • Free WiFi

    8.8

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  • Reviewed: 29 May 2018

    9.2
    Good location, clean, friendly. Would recommend and stay again.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The only ventilation was small window that opened onto the hallway and entry which didn't afford my much privacy or ventilation. It didn't end up being too bad for the end of May but I am not sure how comfortable it would be at the height of summer. Also, it tends to be noisy since there is no carpeting, everything echoes. Also, just a word of warning for those that do not speak Spanish: the owner does not speak English. However, there was a young man (son, perhaps) that speaks a little English. However, they are very hospitable and we were able to communicate fine.

    Extremely close to opera theatre and the Palace. The staff were very nice and accommodating. Everything was clean. Rooms were small but functional. Towels were lent for €1 Euro. Bed was made each day. Owner made sure that I understood how things worked and where things where. As a solo female, I felt safe.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2018

    8.8
    Nice location and helpful staff, ideal for a short stay in the centre of Madrid
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 6 nights

    First I was offered a room with no window, but a wash basin, but I was offered to change for one with a window but it had no wash basins and there was just 1 socket that was not comfy. You can't have it all, I guess. Also it is too cramped.

    The staff was friendly and hospitable, the location is superb and the rooms and bathrooms clean and nice, if tiny.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2018

    5.0
    The localisation is very good just by the opera house and...
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room was claustrophobic. It had no window. I only got there to sleep through the night and nothing else but still it was not comfortable at all. For visit in April it was ok, but in summer without neither the window nor the air con it would be terrible. Also the lady in reception spoke only Spanish

    The localisation is very good just by the opera house and subway station

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 March 2018

    9.2
    Very good location for a quick visit in Madrid
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The water pipe system was noisy during the day, but it did not effect our sleep.

    Perfect location, very friendly and nice people, perfect to visit the city for two days with friends. Fast free wi-fi. We had huge suitcases, and there is an elevator.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 March 2018

    7.1
    The bathrooms were very clean and the cleaned our room every...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 3 nights

    There was no window in our room so the air was not good. Also the neighbors were smoking, so it was difficult to stay in the room due to all the smells.

    The bathrooms were very clean and the cleaned our room every day.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 October 2017

    3.8
    Worsted room ever had.
    • Solo traveller
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not recommended. There were no windows and it was not clean and comfortable. The laday was friendly, but she cannot speak any word English. I had to wait half an hour in front of the dor till a neighbor comes and let me go inside the building. The beds makes sound. It was loud in early morning, even in Sunday. It was not allowed to open the window. I booked an smoking room, but I had to smoke in WC. The bathroom was an open shower tap in the corner of room. It was not possible to take shower, because it was small and no windows! Poor facility...!

    Nothing...

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 June 2017

    10
    Very good location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Mattress on the bed was awful.woke up in the morning with a bad back

    Very good location. 1 min walk from opera metro. Quiet after midnight for sleeping

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2017

    6.7
    No bargain hostal
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The beds. Left with a back ache and heavy eyes from NO SLEEP

    Good Wi-Fi and good location, but very noisy from the street and other blogs. Terrible bed with old pad and unable to sleep or rest. I spent very little time in the place. THE host spoke no English and only interested in the money. The place needs a makeover and new bed mattresses.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 December 2016

    7.1
    GREAT LOCATION.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    All tiled flooring so very cold to walk on .

    Very central and next to metro Opera....lots of cafès and bars nearby...hostal itself was very clean including bathroom with plenty hot water at all times but shower curtain in need of attention.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 8 November 2016

    7.1
    The owner was very helpful and pleasant.
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very noisy neighbours and thin walls. You could hear noise from the bar and the street and neighbour next to you with tv on all the time.

    The owner was very helpful and pleasant.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2016

    7.1
    good value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room was tiny and windowless!!! Room looked and seemed more like a prison cell.

    Excellent location, just a few minutes walk from Royal Palace. Nice cafès and restaurants close by. Wifi worked and bed while small was comfortable.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 July 2016

    7.1
    Great location but average facilities.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No facilities to make a cup of tea. Not allowed to do any washing. No windows in first room, very hot & stuffy. Charged for a bath towel. Extremely noisy at night on our return to a different room with balcony.

    Location was perfect

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2018

    7.5
    Clean.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Clean. Quiet. Value for money

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2018

    8.3
    Location is excellent, within walking distance to everything.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location is excellent, within walking distance to everything. A warm welcome and our room was ready for us.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2017

    7.5
    Great location, basic, good value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower, the regulation of water temperature imposible

    Location

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 May 2017

    8.3
    Very good service, the staff was very nice.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very good service, the staff was very nice.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 November 2016

    8.8
    Good hostal for what you pay for
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good hostal for what you pay for

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2016

    6.3
    Cheap and the place reflects the price. Great location tho
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Can hear everyone in the place, every word from the next door rooms

    Great location

    Stayed in October 2016

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  • Reviewed: 15 October 2015

    3.8
    The location is central and within easy access to Opera...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    No towels provided. Not particularly clean. Furniture old and decrepit. Toilet facilities outside of the bedroom. The minuscule shower and sink within the room are in very poor condition. Lights not working. Mattress from hell. Room was a box without a window that couldn't be opened. No natural light.

    The location is central and within easy access to Opera Underground station.

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2015

    6.3
    Good location and very clean
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    when you book a room you should be made aware that the room has no windows , spending 4 nights in a box room with no windows is something I would never have booked , it should be mentioned in the room description

    Good location and very clean

  • Reviewed: 25 May 2016

    7.5
    Big bathroom
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Long lines at the reception (the hostel seems understaffed)

    Big bathroom

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2016

    6.7
    Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No privacy in room. U can hear the conversations from the other rooms.

    Location

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2016

    6.3
    Location in the center, very close to metro station Opera
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    No window in our room. No towels available Extra fee for luggage storage (3 Eur)

    Location in the center, very close to metro station Opera

  • Reviewed: 8 April 2016

    10
    Staff was exceptionally nice and helpful, the hostel very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Staff was exceptionally nice and helpful, the hostel very clean and the location perfect.

  • Reviewed: 10 February 2016

    10
    Everithing
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Nothing

    Everithing

  • Reviewed: 13 December 2015

    6.7
    There wasn't window in the room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    There wasn't window in the room.

  • Reviewed: 24 November 2015

    8.8
    Location!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Can be a bit noisy at night from the Bar downstairs, but the noise was not so bad.

    Location!

  • Reviewed: 10 November 2015

    7.5
    Location is one of the best possible, just 20 metres from...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    No windows and sufficient ventilation in the room.

    Location is one of the best possible, just 20 metres from Opera and 100-200 m from Royal Palace.

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2015

    7.1
    Location, location.
    • Solo traveller

    hot water hard to control

    Location, location. THAT SAYS IT ALL.

  • Reviewed: 22 April 2015

    7.1
    Location couldn't be improved on.
    • Solo traveller

    Water temp in the bathrooms was very hard to control

    Location couldn't be improved on. Very pleassent Owners

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2015

    7.1
    location
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    location

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