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Hostal Ballesta

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good stuff..... Exceptionally clean Lovely helpful staff (secure bag storage available) Perfect location (there were some working girls in the vicinity, but were never any sort of issue) Spacious room with comfortable bed Value for money Even better if.... We had room B01 on the ground floor. There was a little noise on the first night from the staff kitchen... More 

Thank Simon G
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is great as it the price! Would recommend to others for somewhere central and affordable. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Clean rooms, bathrooms are a little older but great powerful showers! Go for a room on the end of a corridor if you can as we noticed on our last night that the rooms aren't very sound proof... More 

Thank Julainne
HSBallesta, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostal Ballesta, responded to this review

Dear Julainne: thanks a lot for your comments, we are happy for your recommendation Regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

Cairo, Egypt
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65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the heart of the city good price and great location Its 30 seconds walk off Gran Via. hotel is near the metro stations also some rooms dont have good views staff is very friendly and speaks English and willing to help anytime

Thank msimago
HSBallesta, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostal Ballesta, responded to this review

Dear Msimago: thanks a lot for your words. I wish you come back in another trip. Regards Patricia Carrasco More 

San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The hostel is very well located, just one block from Gran Via. The hostel is between two metro stations with a short walk to either. The rooms are very clean and spacious along with the bathroom. It is possible to hear the other people in the hostel, as the walls are somewhat thin. The hostel has an internet area if... More 

Thank Berentrippers
HSBallesta, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostal Ballesta, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time and for the comment so positive. From the hostel Ballesta, the whole team appreciates your visit. regards Patricia Carrasco More 

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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is my second time staying in this hostal (Hostal is a small hotel, not a Hostel). Its 30 seconds walk off Gran Via. Two minutes walk from the Metro Station. Its very clean, beds are very comfortable, and well worth the price. The staff are so nice and really helpful. So good that Ive already booked to return at... More 

Thank David S
HSBallesta, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostal Ballesta, responded to this review

Dear David: Thank you a lot as positive feedback. We hope to return on another occasion by Hostal Ballesta Patricia Carrasco More 

Calgary, Alberta
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49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nicely priced, clean comfortable beds, good water pressure and A/C. Very close to city centre and we walked everywhere- Sol, Gran Via, Plaza Mayor. Lots of "ladies of pleasure" hanging around outside in the street so definitely not for kids! They didn't bother us so, didn't really mind.

Thank rommel_lanceta
HSBallesta, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostal Ballesta, responded to this review

Dear Rommel: Thanks a lot for your words. We believe that the people adult see more problems that the children cannot see. In the corner, in ballesta street, there is a school and there is not any problem with the neighbors Regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Is my third time here, and still like it. Very good price and confortable rooms. The only problems is the cleaners in the morning making too much noise sometimes when cleaning. Will definitely stay here again.

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Thank bryan841
HSBallesta, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostal Ballesta, responded to this review

Good morning Bryan: thanks a lot for your time. All the staff will be happy for your comments. And sorry a lot for the noise. Regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This hotel is fair for the price in relation to the location. The hotel is all tile and the rooms are not sound proofed so you can hear when people walk through the hallways and are dragging their luggage as well as when the cleaning staff are cleaning the hotel. The room was large in size. The bed was terrible.... More 

Thank TheRichard
Ballesta5, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hostal Ballesta, responded to this review

Dear Customer: welcome your comments, it is how is that we have to solve problems and grow. Thank you Patricia Carrasco More 

San Antonio, Texas
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59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Pros: Good value. Close to centre. Room looked nice. They stored our baggage after checkout till flight (separate storage room and number system). Waiting room with access to wi-fi, computers and printer. Comfortable bed. Cons: Walls are bit too thin (we could hear night receptionist talking ; neighbours watching TV). Could have more comfortable shower.. Wi-fi wasn't very good. Street... More 

Thank Yoveeta
Ballesta5, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostal Ballesta, responded to this review

Dear Yoveeta: Sorry a lot for the noise. We try to grow up and be better and with your comments you help us. Regards, More 

Haifa, Israel
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel with my mother and son. It was very clean and great located right near the Main Street gran via. No food at the hotel but a lot of places to eat right outside. The staff are very nice. All you need to have a great low budget vacation. There are some prostituts outside but they... More 

1 Thank ill12345
Ballesta5, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostal Ballesta, responded to this review

Dear Ill: Thanks a lot for your words about us. We hope that in the future, yo can arrive again in Madrid. Regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

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Staying in Malasana

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Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighbourhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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The Ballesta Hostel is an economic and modern hostel, situated right in Madrid´s city centre just a few metres away from La Gran Via (Madrid´s high street). Its unbeatable location gives guests a great variety of possibilities for public transport connections, whatever their plans are, business or pleasure.The Ballesta is recommended among Madrid´s downtown hostels, due to its proximity to Gran Via, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, the Old Town, Royal Palace and the Prado museum, as well as offering a wide variety of venues for entertainment, eating out and shopping. Putting all Madrid’s hotspots on our guests’ doorstep!It has recently been refurbished and is modern and economical with all the services needed to offer a pleasant stay for our guests, making it one of the best options for accommodation in Madrid’s city centre.With 35 rooms, singles, doubles and triples with private bathroom, lcd television, telephone, heating, air conditioning, free Wifi….the Ballesta hostel is a great choice, offering superb quality at an incredibly low cost. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Ballesta

Address: Calle Ballesta 5, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Malasana
Price Range: $52 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Ballesta 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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#11 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
#89 Family Hotel in Madrid
#99 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
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“Try go for a room at the end of the corridor, we noticed on our last night that the rooms aren't sound proof!”
 of 5 bubbles Julainne, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room away from the street on the higher floors.”
 of 5 bubbles Berentrippers, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Very reasonably priced, centrally located Madrid hotel with extremely comfortable bed with high quality furnishings. Very quiet at night even close to elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles BEVERLYS409, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the 4th floor.”
 of 5 bubbles onatc, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We had a room with a street view and balcony on the top floor and it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidandPascal, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
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