About this listing
My house is in the center on Madrid, rigth at Malasaña area, the modern and trendiest district in Madrid. The house is located in a very quiet street, being great located parallel to the main street, but nice and calm in the nights, when pubs and restaurants all around the area are opened until late.
Its a great neighborhood for shopping vintage and fashion clothes and having lots of fun at cafes and terraces.
The apartment is big (100m2), faced to the street at the living room with two balconies, the rooms are located right after the living room, one to the left and the other to the right.
The apartment's living room is bright and spacious, divided in two areas, one for chilling and the other one for dinning.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the facilities (fridge, oven, microwave, washing-dryer machine, toaster, ketle, iron, etc).
A 20€ cleanning fee will be charged at the comming-in, in cash, (since reservations made from 27th of May 2013).
~ Please leave the apartment the same way you found it. I don´t expect you to change the beds and towels, only to leave the apartment clean and tidy.
~ Remember to turn off every light in the apartment before you leave and the heater or airconditioner when you are not at home.
~ Please lock the door 2 times when you leave.
~ You can use every tool in the kitchen, but after you have to leave it the same way you found it.
~ I will leave showering towels for you, and a nest with hand towels at the bathroom. Please use them carefully (dont leave next traveller without clean towels!!)
~ A 20€ cleanning fee will be charge to reservations made after 2th of May 2013. This should be paid at the comming-in, in cash.
~ I hope you have a great time. Feel at home and call me if you need anything.
We didn't meet Laura but were met by her friend Gus who explained how the apartment worked and gave some tips for the area. The apartment is clean and large and in a modern and trendy neighborhood (Malasana) that's very safe (kids walk their dogs at 11pm). Nearby are banks, convenience stores and some very cool bars and cafes so you don't have to go far for something cool. The fuse blew a couple times on our first night- we only had a few items on like AC, stove, lights so just be mindful of your usage. Washing machine worked fine, I wish there was a kettle. Gorgeously decorated apartment with a lot of charm, you'll have a nice place to kick back for sure.
Apartment was beautiful and very clean. Gustavo showed us around the apartment and was very nice. The area that the apartment is in is amazing. It is very central to everything we wanted to see and great places to eat. We had a great time and would love to stay there again.
They made us feel very welcome as we arrived. The directions and communication were excellent. The apartment itself was very relaxing and had a great feel. It was definitely lived in. It made us feel at home. We also loved the area, great restaurants and everything you need within a five minute walk.
As far as the beds, the one was hard and the other soft, so something for everyone. We also really liked the fact that people left unopened food and the hosts didn't throw it away. We used some and left so for the next person. Really, overall a great experience.
We were met and greeted by Gustavo. He was very helpful. It's an interesting and active neighborhood. The apartment is as described in terms of equipment and supplies.
It was a great pleasure to host Gail and her husband. They stayed in my apartment for two weeks and they were a wonderful couple. I only wished treir time in my aparent would have ended up differently. I can only say im terribly sorry and that i did my best to give them support and help. I hope they felt it and are okay. I will try my best to get the most back from the insurance.
El tiempo en el apartamiento de Laura era genial. Ella nos contactó antes del viaje para planificar nuestra llegada de una forma muy bien organizada pero tampoco demasiado complicado y no hubo ningún problema aunque el vuelo fue restrasado.
Así disfrutábamos de unos días muy buenas en su piso - un piso superguay con un ambiente maravilloso - y se sentía un poco como estar "en casa". Todo está muy bien ocupado y muy limpio.
El lugar del piso en el barrio de Malasana está perfecto como está situado en una calle tranquila pero sin embargo a dos minutos de unas plazas y calles con bares y tiendas interesantes.
Muchas gracis para todo!
Un abrazo - LEA
A week before our trip I reached out to Laura and she was extremely helpful by providing maps and she answered all my questions.
The day we checked in Laura was not available, but Gustavo was there to greet us. He was very nice, polite, answered all our questions and went above and beyond in helping us get information on the Renfe, as we needed to take that when we checked out.
The apartment itself is bigger than it seems. I found it to be centrally located. We practically walked everywhere and felt safe in the neighborhood. There were tons of restaurants and tourist attraction very near by.
Just a couple little things: one, even though the apartment is not on a main street, it is still very busy and at times loud. We heard our neighbors often, having what I will say, was a very good time. The other little issue was that there wasn’t enough toilet paper left for us, however there was a supermarket around the corner so purchased our own.
Aside from these two things Laura and Gustavo were amazing! Thank you for all your help. It was appreciated. I was very pleased with the location, the size of the apartment and the area.
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About the Host, Laura
Im 33 years old. I speak english and italian. I have been sharing the apartment for the last 10 years with all kind of different people, so i consider myself a good hoster.
I like watching movies the most in the world!. Its my hobby and also part of my job, because I do costumes for movies. I have a room at my place where i have my workshop, in where i make sewing projects, jewllery or restoring old furniture. For fun and for living.
I also like to spend a lot of time with my dog, she always comes with me, everywhere i go. She is well educated, obedient and loving.
I like travelling, visiting friends all over the world.