We are not bragging or something but this month we want to dedicate our blog-post to our lovely hostel, its facilities and all the services we offer at Mad4You Hostel. Some of you have already stayed with us, but for some of you our accommodation is still a secret garden. Fasten your seatbelts ladies and gentlemen, we are taking you on a tour through our lovely hostel!
We would like to start with the reception, which is the place where everything begins and ends.
Once you arrive at our street you will see an outstandingly gorgeous building (See? Not bragging at all!) Anyway, just ring the bell! Our friendly receptionists will buzz you in and welcome you for a smooth check-in. The reception area has all you need: a common computer, which is free for everyone to use, comfy couches and a small bar with various snacks and drinks. We recommend you not to miss the offers on drinks and ice creams! Also, feel free to grab a free city- or metro map or some of the local magazines. The reception is open 24 hours, which means you can always come down and talk to our receptionists for whatever you might need.
One of the most important things that you need on a trip is the free internet, for sure! Make sure that you get connected to our WiFi network at check-in. It works throughout the entire building.
Here is a list of things you can get at the reception:
-You can rent a towel for the whole stay for only 2€, which means you can change it as much as you like, without paying extra. Nice offer, right?
-Now you have got a towel, but perhaps you forgot to bring shampoo or body wash? Do not worry, we have got your back. You can get a mixture of shampoo and body wash at the reception only for 0,50€ per unit!
-We also have a dental kit, including toothbrush and toothpaste, for 1,50€.
-If you are coming from outside of Europe, you will probably need a universal adaptor to charge your electronic devices. We sell these adaptors for 5€ and they will give you the freedom to charge your phone anywhere in the world.
-Have you forgotten or lost your phone charger? We provide phone chargers for Iphone and Android for only 5€, including cable and charger.
-Hopefully you will not need them, but as we are still a hostel with mostly shared dormitories, we sell earplugs for 1€ per set.
-Last but not least, hairdryers are available for free. We just kindly ask you to leave a document of identification as a deposit for the time you keep the hairdryer.
If you have everything you need, follow us further inside our hostel…
Our building, renovated end 2015, offers every comfort while maintaining the charm of a typical 17th century Madrilenian household with rooms overhanging a central courtyard (or “corrala” in Spanish).
Our open patio is decorated with plants, sofas and a fountain. It is seriously the best place to have a drink, listen to some relaxing music and meet new people. Next to the courtyard you can find the fully equipped shared kitchen, where guests have access from 8am till 12am to store their own food in the common fridges and prepare their own lunch, dinner and/or snacks. Lastly, next to patio you can also find the laundry room, with self-service machines, the common room and toilets for boys and girls.
Smoking is not allowed in the whole building of Mad4You Hostel. Not even in the patio!
Every morning between 8am and 10:30am our guests can enjoy our breakfast buffet, which is always included in the price. The buffet contains fleshly baked bread, cereals, croissants, butter, jams, fruits, yogurt, tomato spread, cheese, ham, coffee, tea and juices.
We know the struggle is real when you travel for days or months without being able to wash your clothes! That is why we offer an affordable laundry service for our beloved guests.
We have two laundromats; one washing machine and one dryer. Each program is 3€ and we take care of the detergent for you. Ironing is free of charge!
If you have already read our previous blog, you know that we turn our common room into a cinema every Sunday afternoon, but did you know that you can also exchange books at this area?
We have a small library where guests are free to leave a book and pick one up one in exchange.
Board games and TV
Not a bookworm? No worries! At the common room you can also play chess or watch tv with fellow travelers.
Our building consists of three floors in total, and all of them boast dormitories and private rooms.
All our common areas, like the kitchen, courtyard and common room, are closed at midnight in order to maintain silence and guarantee our guests with a good night sleep. But this does not mean that you cannot hang out at the reception area and chill on the couches.
As you can tell, Mad4You Hostel is more than just a “bed and breakfast.” On the contrary, we make sure that you feel at home during your stay in Madrid.
Please, do not forget that for anything you might need in Madrid or any questions you might have about our hostel, you can always contact us writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 0034915217549. We are more than happy to help with whatever you might need.
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Hope to see you soon at Mad4You Hostel!
The Mad4You Hostel Team