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A ghost hostel in Madrid? :D

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1. Posted by Fuzzy Llama (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Hi guys :)

At first I want to appologize if you find the post I'm writing rather crazy, but there is something that bugs me out.

I am making a trip (an 'urban' one) to Madrid. I have a flight, a plan etc. - right now I'm hostel-hunting.
I've came across something that's clalled "Fabrizzo Guesthouse". It's dirt cheap, great location the photos looks very nice, it has free rooms and all - in short it's a great deal. But one thing threw me off.

The guesthouse has no webpage. A phone number is nowhere to be found. Only places in the web that mentions it are (numerous) hostel search engines. There is only one review of this venue, very enthusiastic one, made in June. It's supposed to be located at no. 6 Calle Felipe III. I thought that I'll check this location with Goovle Street View, but no luck there - it is a very small, pedestrianized street and there is no imagery. But I've found an image on Panoramio, here it is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/madridlaciudad/5610327936/sizes/o/in/photostream/ . As you can see, it is a clear shot of no. 6... And there is no sight of any guesthouse there :D

Guys, what do you think of it? The photo is from April 2011, the only, enthusiastic review of the hostel comes from June. Could it be that this guesthouse is so new, that they didn't manage to put a webpage of it yet, and dight now I'm writing nonsense?
Or maybe it's some sort of scam?
Is there any Spanish yellow-pages or something where I can search if any entrepreneur is registered under fore aforementioned address?

Cheers,
FuzzyLlama :)

2. Posted by morro (Full Member 102 posts) 5y

how did you find the hostel? if you have used a reputable hostel booking website like hostelworld or hostelbookers than I think you should be safe. Not every hostel has a website either.

If you are that concerned, just find another hostel. There are plenty of good ones in Madrid.

3. Posted by Fuzzy Llama (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

I've booked another hostel, just to be on a safe side.
But I will personally inquire this weird situation during my stay :)