central, cheap, basic apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Travesía del Conde Duque, Madrid, Madrid 28015, Spain
Your host, Rafael
49 Reviews
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The Space

Simple top-floor apartment, with living room, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. 4th floor walk-up, very bright.
Both bedrooms have typical attic-style sloping ceilings, with skylight windows.
One bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, table and shelf.
The other bedroom has a single bed, wardrobe, desk, table and shelf.
The living room has a sofa that seats three (suitable also for sleeping), coffee table, dining table, and TV.
There is also an additional mattress available for a fifth person.
The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwave oven and basic cooking utensils.

Great neighborhood, located between the popular districts of Malasaña, Opera and Arguelles, and a stone's throw from Gran Via and the Royal Palace. Charming area in the heart of Madrid, partly residential, but also has a lot of local flavor, with small shops, markets, restaurants, cafés and bars.
Excellent public transport connections. Very close to three metro stops: Plaza De España (lines 3 and 10), Noviciado (line 2) and San Bernardo (line 4). Also close to Tribunal (line 1)
The apartment is perfect for people who aren't looking for anything special and want to save money. It is, however, equipped with all the essentials, and habitable and comfortable in a simple way.
Highly recommended for groups of friends who want to have privacy or be in a central location without paying much.
Price negotiable for stays of over 2 months.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $1303 /month
Security Deposit: $140
Cleaning Fee: $42
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Todo perfecto. El apartamento es lo que se ve en la foto. Hacía un poco de calor pero lo solucionamos con 2 equipos de aire acondicionado portátiles.
    Por poner una pega, está en un 4rto sin ascensor.

    July 2014
  • Rafael es una persona muy servicial y que nos ayudó en todo lo que necesitamos. El alojamiento cumplió totalmente nuestras expectativas y el vecindario es genial.

    July 2014
  • El apartamento es amplio y esta limpio. Rafael muy amable y atento, así que repetiré seguro.

    June 2014
  • che dire:::molto molto grezzo e rustico, quasi appartamento da film horror Hostel... il prezzo basso per la zona nasconde qualche insoddisfazione. infatti pariamo dal palazzo, portone di ingresso con graffiti, entrati bisogna fare cinque piani di scale in legno tipo da cantina, mal tenuti ragnatele ovunque, arrivati al piano porta di ingresso inesistente.. con una spallata si apre... entrati stanze molto piccole, alcune parti delle mattonelle del pavimento del soggiorno e delle camere sono risultate rotte. cucina con piano cottura dell anni 70, bagno localizzato dopo la cucina in condizioni scarse e che sanitari molto vecchi. l'appartamento vicino abita una signora vecchia dove la sera appare come una strega e ti invita a non fare rumore. PER CHI VUOLE RISPARMIARE SENZA PRETENDERE NULLA. TRISTEZZA ALLO STATO PURO

    June 2014
  • Tout a été parfait !
    Rafael a été très serviable et à l'écoute de nos requêtes.

    Le métro est proche, un quartier agréable et tranquille, les magasins de proximité sont bien équipés et le " Mercado de Mostenses " est un pur bonheur pour faire la cuisine.

    L'appartement est très calme, très lumineux, tout correspond aux photos.

    Nous garderons un bon souvenir de cette semaine passée à Madrid dans l'appartement de Rafael.

    Marie - Christine et Yves.

    June 2014
  • Rafael was very pleasant! He was so kind and helpful with suitcases and knowledgeable information, very accommodating. The apartment was cozy and just what we were looking for based off of the description provided.
    Perfect experience!
    Great location, very central!

    May 2014
  • Rafael was very helpful with directions and was very reliable
    The apt very well located, clean and cosy.
    Great place to explore Madrid!

    Thanks for the help Rafael.

    May 2014
  • Ideaal appartement op zeer handige locatie. Metro is op 10 minuten loop afstand en ook het centrale plein Sol is lopend te bereiken. Wij waren met twee personen in het appartement, dan is het appartement ruim. (Voor 5 personen lijkt het me wat krap). In de keuken is het wat behelpen, er zijn maar twee pitten die werken en de keuze aan ( schoonuitziende) pannen in beperkt. Er is geen vaatdoek aanwezig en weinig ruimte voor het neerzetten van uitlekkende vaat. Maar met een beetje oefening hebben wij ons prima kunnen redden ( wij kookten steeds voor 4 personen). Bedden slapen goed. De trappen waren een hele uitdaging, met name na een lange dag sightseeing en dus lopen, is het een hele klus. Maar we zijn iedere dag toch weer boven gekomen. Rafaël was ook vriendelijk en erg makkelijk over in- en uitschenk tijd. Al met al een goede ervaring.

    May 2014
  • L'accueil de Rafael est cordial. L'appartement est lumineux et calme, bien disposé et aménagé. La rue est jolie et le quartier agréable. Grand potentiel de promenades variées, proximité d'un parc et du métro.

    April 2014
  • This apartment was exactly what we needed, and was more than we expected. The photos are exactly accurate. It's a very tidy, accommodating space with a modern kitchen and bathroom. The bedrooms are a good size with openable skylights. Private WiFi via a dsl connection. Spotlessly clean. Rafael is super helpful and friendly, flexible in helping us settle in and then discreetly gone for the rest of our stay, while always available via text. He does speak English, and is good-humored with those attempting, poorly, to speak Spanish.

    Next, the location. Pretty much everything is walking distance in central Madrid, but this apartment is perfectly located between the Palace district and the Malasaña neighborhood and just north of the Puerta del Sol. Down the west side of the hill is the Plaza de España metro stop, down the east side, the Noviciado stop. There's a good-sized Carrefour grocery story around the corner and down a block. Tons of little neighborhood joints, like La Pomarada, but also chains like the ubiquitous (but great for the cheap traveller) Café y Té on the Calle de la Princessa, on which you will also find Starbucks (but why?).

    The main consideration with the apartment is that it's a fifth-floor walkup. There's a tightly coiled 19th century staircase which is charming and safe, but it's a whole lot of steps. I'm a fit 50 with my 14-year-old son, so we saw it as good exercise, but it's work. Be prepared. Yet the whole city of Madrid is pretty much like that.

    I couldn't have been happier with the decision to book this place. We were there for a full week. It was great.

    March 2014
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I'm a friendly, sociable person who is easy to deal with. I love meeting people from different countries, and helping visitors in whatever way I can to have a great time in Madrid. I've travelled around Europe, America and Asia, and speak Spanish, English (not perfect), Italian and some French. I shared my apartment for many years with Spanish and foreign roommates, short and long term. I now rent the whole apartment, but I don't mind sharing some times. I love my city and I'm an expert on Madrid, its neighborhoods, buildings, history ..... and of course great places to shop, eat and go out and have fun.
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