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Old 06-19-2007, 02:42 PM   #1
 
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we cannot decide on a place to stay in these two places. help!
27 and 28...we want clean and able to sleep but not shack up with the elders! any suggestions?
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if you're looking for a hostel where you can meet people there is only one place to go in Madrid & that's Cat's Hostel. They do however have many double/single bed hostels that you can stay in if you want more privacy. I stayed in one of those my first night, but I hated it because I didnt meet anyone. As for barcelona....I stayed in the HI hostel kind of out of the way but it was beautiful, not too full of people/crazy partiers & it was made out of like an old monestary or something. Really nice. Only thing is that when you come in past a certain time they only open the doors every half hour so you have to wait to get in. Kabul's a great party place...although I dont think you'll be getting much sleep there....
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if ur lookn for hostels then...

An option in Madrid is 'Mucho Madrid'. I don't think it's as social as Cat's Hostel but I did meet people and the staff is amazing. It's on Gran Via (one of the most populat avenue's in Madrid), its very clean, i think they only had 8 person rooms, not sure though, but it was good and i got plenty of sleep. They serve a pretty nice breakfast too.

In Barcelona DO NOT stay at Ideal Youth Hostel. It is pretty social and the location is good but the beds were made of aluminum and popped whenver I moved on it, plus I did find tools in my bed on a number of occasions, like actual tools; screwdrivers and plyers. I just didnt get a good vibe from there at all haha.
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Out of the way, but I still look back way fondly at Home Guesthouse in Barcelona - or in the suburbs thereoff. 15 min. into town by metro but I found it so worthwhile staying there.
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