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#437 - 09/23/00 10:13 AM HOSTELS BOOKED HELP!
monique Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
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Loc: miami,fl usa
I HAVE EMAILED ALMOST ALL OF THE HOSTELS LISTED ON MM BOARD INCLUDING RESIDENCIAS AND AM UNABLE TO GET RESERVATIONS.

I HAVE TWO THAT I AM UNABLE TO CONTACT BECAUSE NO EMAIL. IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE TO CALL INADDITION MY SPANISH IS LIMITED.

ANY IDEAS? IM DUE IN MADRID ON OCT 2.

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#438 - 09/23/00 12:48 PM Re: HOSTELS BOOKED HELP!
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OH NO!!!!! (OUCH! MY EARS!!!) Monique, if you've tried all the hostels (called "hostales" in Spanish) on MadridMan's Madrid Hostels page then you've done all you can do.

I think I heard somewhere that there is a convention in town, not to mention the Feria de Otoño bullfighting festival extending until October 12th.

You may have to upgrade yourself to a hotel in this case, Monique. I just tried Hotel Plaza Mayor near the....umm.. Plaza Mayor! , but they have no rooms for Oct. 2. Your next option would be to try other hotels through the HotelSearch.com Spain hotel search site. Best of luck to you!

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#439 - 09/23/00 03:15 PM Re: HOSTELS BOOKED HELP!
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Try the bestwestern website for one of their many reasonably priced hotels in the downtown area... Suerte!

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#440 - 09/23/00 03:31 PM Re: HOSTELS BOOKED HELP!
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Best Western has 9 hotels near the city center.

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#441 - 09/23/00 03:32 PM Re: HOSTELS BOOKED HELP!
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Remember, there are literally HUNDREDS of hostels in Madrid and only a small percentage of those have websites. It's probably logical to assume that all those WITH websites would become full first and those without don't (usually). How about getting a hotel for your first night and then, after having that first night secure, going door-to-door to the other hostels you see around Madrid. Be sure to ask to see the room you'll have before paying.

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#442 - 09/23/00 04:31 PM Re: HOSTELS BOOKED HELP!
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Registered: 05/07/00
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Just to warn anyone coming to Madrid during September and October. These are the busiest months of the year for hostels / hotels.

There are many people coming to Madrid for a number of reasons. Madridman said Feria de Otoño but this is next week. There were also the Semana Internacional del Regalo, Joyería y Bisutería . And, of course, many people come to Madrid to take advantage of the not-so-hot weather during September and October.

It's going to be very difficult to find accommodation in Madrid but not only at hostels, but also at hotels. Last year there were people who had to go sleep to Toledo or Guadalajara because there were no accommodation in Madrid (neither cheap nor expensive). I don't know where people are going this year but we are all the time receiving requests for rooms by e-mail, phone, ringing at the bell....

We even have problems to accommodate the people who had already booked rooms. Shawn is staying tonight at Hostal Massachussets because I wasn't able to find a room for him on Saturday (I told him not to cancel his first night there). Hope he survives . Tomorrow he will come to Hostal Chelo to take the only room we will have available.

Hope you have good luck in your research,

Antonio

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#443 - 09/23/00 11:25 PM Re: HOSTELS BOOKED HELP!
derek Offline
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Registered: 07/30/00
Posts: 34
Loc: London. UK
I'obviously read the guide books about people taking their holidays in August in Madrid but last year I visited Madrid in early July and it seemde much quiter than this year when I visited in early September.
I still managed to book accommodation but there were more people about,for sure.

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#444 - 09/25/00 11:49 AM Re: HOSTELS BOOKED HELP!
Sarah Offline
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Registered: 09/02/00
Posts: 17
Loc: Scotland
Monique, do you know the Rough Guide site? (www.roughguides.com) Their Madrid page has a fair list of hostales - not with email I don't think, but I find it reassuring to have a list of fallbacks when I arrive in a place without a booking (or even with one).

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#445 - 09/25/00 12:13 PM Re: HOSTELS BOOKED HELP!
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Loc: Charlotte, NC. U.S.A.
Monique - try Hostales Americano - right in Sol - fax is 011-91-522-11-92. Check your phone book - make sure I included all the area codes (Spain then Madrid). I've stayed there in Feb/March - immaculate, reasonable, etc. Don't know what it's like nor the prices during October. They are not on the web - Good luck

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#446 - 09/25/00 12:21 PM Re: HOSTELS BOOKED HELP!
monique Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 6
Loc: miami,fl usa
thanks all you guys
still looking but have some promising leads

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