Hostal San Antonio1.0 out of 5.0
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Right in the city centre, withing a couple of minutes walk to the nearest metro station, restaurants and bars all around. Beautiful balconies to the street!!! Very quiet rooms although, very clean and really friendly staff. Willing to keep our luggage s after checkout. More than we expected for last minute booking!!! Totally worth it!!! :)
If you are looking for luxury this is probably not the place for you. If you do not mind walking up 49 steps to get to your basic room which is clean with a safe, basic single beds, shower and non satellite TV but within walking distance of Retero Park, Plaza Mayor, Prado and only 5 minutes walk from Anton Martin metro, then you have a bargain. People who run it speak English, are helpful and are there if you need them.
I booked this place on booking.com and unfortunately wasn't able to fulfil my trip so therefore I asked for a refund.The Hotel totally refused and I wasted my money with them.The management were very rude when I asked and said it was part of the booking conditions so be aware when booking with this hotel.
The key thing to remember is that there is a difference between hotels and hostels. I know that it seems an obvious point to make, but if you book here expecting a hotel you'll be disappointed. However, as a hostel, it's a bargain, in a great location. Just off Calle de Las Huertas, it's superbly located for bars and restaurants and only a short walk down into the interesting barrios of Lavapies and across to La Latina. It's also well located for a short stroll up to Sol, over to Retiro Parc, or if you must, Plaza Major and Gran Via. The hostel itself is within a secure building. You get a key to the main building, the hostel and your room, so there is no reason to feel unsafe, or worried about leaving your belongings in the room. The building is being variously restored, so it's a bit dusty, but there are no such issues with the hostel which is lovely and clean. It's a basic hostel, so practise your Spanish to make things like checking-in easier. My room (No.6) was a small, but ideal size twin/double. The en suite was similarly compact and clean, but as I said, remember this is a hostel, not a hotel. You chose a hostel for a room while you do other things and if you want somewhere cheap, clean and safe, in a great location, I recommend San Antonio.
I had stayed at the san antonio between 11th to 15 September. It's location is its USP, just too good and centrally located. Every important landmark of Madrid is within walking distance. As per price that's the best private room you can find in that location. The elder lady who manages things is amazing and friendly. Me voy a volver, Señora. Muchas gracias por su ayuda. Me gusta mucho san antonio. Hasta pronto! Piyush from India, estuve para practicar mi español. :-)
A quiet, lovely little gem in one of Madrid's best areas, the Plaza Santa Ana. Clean, comfortable and run by very sweet, helpful people. The price, for the area it is in, is just terrific. I stay there now whenever I go to Madrid and highly recommend it to anyone. Victor Distler Paris
Vey clean, fantastic location. Apace is the only problem but for the money i spend on the accomodation, it was more than worth it. Vey happy for my teip ans for sure when ill be back in Madrid i will use the location once again!
Although the people were nice not much English is spoken. Also I had a room on the street side and it was very noisy late into the night. Be prepared to walk a lot of stairs as the property is on the third floor. All in all the stay was pleasant enough for the price.
This hostel is an fifth level in a building in Calle León. Is perfect for 2 or 3 nights. In weekend could be noisy, but Monday to Wednesday is quiet. Staff is nice and rooms clean. The hostel is in downtown, for that reason all places are two steps. Atocha Station, most important terminal in Madrid is just 10 minutes by step.
We stayed here when we returned to Madrid to catch our flight home. We decided to stay here rather than the place we stayed in when we arrived so we could have a look at something different (the first place was really good). This hostal was walkable from Atocha station (even though uphill). The place was easy enough to find. You ring the bell to be admitted and then hike to the second floor. The stair well was dark and somewhat ominous. When we arrived at the hostal to check in, we were told we needed to pay an addition 20 euros. The lady asking did not speak English and our Spanish is very limited so we were not really able to determine why we needed to pay more. We had already paid for our stay on-line. The room was small but very clean. It was on the corner of the building and overlooked two streets. The Bathroom was a reasonable size. There was TV and an in-room safe. The beds were comfortable but the towels were rough. We discovered that they dry the towels on lines inside the courtyard/air vent. Our first night was a Saturday and there was street / bar noise until the early hours. Another issue was that they only gave one set of keys. That meant it was not really convenient for either of us to out separately. There were three keys - one for the street door, one for the hostal door and one for the room door. We did discover light switches for the stairwell. The location is excellent - close to the centre of town and all the sights. The neighborhood (Huertas) has lots of bars, shops and restaurants. Walkable to the train station and most of the museums and galleries. It was an "OK" stay but I believe there are better places in the area.
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88% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 114 reviews