Where did the name MAD Hostel come from?
MAD, a part from being lodging with crazy fun, also is the abbreviation for Madrid. We love saying “We are crazy for Madrid!” We are sure that when you leave Madrid, you will feel a little “crazy” as well.
Is there a place to leave your things in the rooms? Or the day that you check out?
Each guest has a locker with a lock in his room where they can leave their things. The lockers are secure but we are not responsible for valuable items left in them.
On checkout day, we have a free consignment service. You can leave you things with us during the day.
You can only leave your things in the consignment on checkout day, and you should claim them before 10:00 pm on the day that you leave for safety reasons. Whatever luggage exceeds the specified timeframe will be inspected by our staff and in the case that it cannot be opened, the police will be called and the luggage may be destroyed. In this case, Cat’s hostel will not be responsible for lost or damaged luggage. If luggage is not claimed but Cat’s hostel has deemed it safe, it will be stored but it will accrue a daily storage fee that you must pay before claiming your luggage.
What Activities do you have at the hostel?
MAD hostel has the most intense daily activity calendar in Madrid shared with our sister hostel Cat’s Hostel. If you aren’t sure about what to do in Madrid, we offer activities everyday (the majority of which are free): Guided tours of Madrid, shopping tours, Tapa tours, Spanish classes, salsa classes, Ice breaker games, and of course, Madrid’s best pubcrawl. And of course if you are fireproof, the pubcrawl is different every night. Ask the guys at the reception if you have any questions, they are awesome and they’ll help you plan your trip here. Also, you can enjoy our Chillout Lounge and our Terrace Bar (Open on hot days). Every night there are different activities from karaoke to Spanish classes to parties. Saturdays we have themed parties.
Drug Policy at the hostel: NO DRUGS
Our policy is simply, No drugs. At MAD Hostel it is not allowed to consume any type of drug. Although we are a fun hostel and partiers, we are serious about this. Therefore, any person that consumes drugs in the hostel will be immediately thrown out and will be denied entrance in the future, apart from the legal measures that might be taken. The consumption and possession of small quantities for personal consumption doesn’t constitute a misdemeanor, however if it is consumed in public places, trafficking is strongly persecuted.
Can you smoke in MAD Hostel? Do you sell tobacco?
No, you cannot smoke on Cat’s Hostel premises. Spanish law completely prohibits smoking in enclosed common areas since January 2011. We don’t want any tobacco in the building.
Do we need to bring sheets or a sleeping bag?
The clean fresh sheets are included with your reservation at MAD Hostel This is included in the price of the bed. If you need, we will also provide you with a towel, however we do ask you for a small deposit that will be returned to you when you return the towel when leaving the hostel.
Is there a kitchen that the guests can use?
Yes, If you are a cook, at MAD Hostel, the guest can use the kitchen from 7 am until 3 am, so feel free to prepare your own favorite foods.
Is there breakfast included at MAD Hostel? What type of breakfast do you have?
At Mad Hostel the breakfast is included in the price. Breakfast is from 8:00 am until 10:00 am every morning. It consists in an open buffet. We have three types of cereals, milk, juice, a variety of pastries and breads and of course, tea and coffee. More than enough to recharge your batteries and start your day with energy.
What is a botijo?
A botijo is a vase that is made from a well known clay. The vase is used to refresh water.