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Hostal Ballesta

#92 of 453 Hotels in Madrid
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Ballesta, 5, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Irving, Texas
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing special to say about the rooms and the beds are super hard. We had a room right off the main staircase and we could hear everything, even the phone ringing at reception. The doors slam as well and everything just seems to echo in this place, so needless to say I was woken up many times. The... More 

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

Dear Customer. Sorry delighted that your stay was not what you expected . At the reception we are to solve any problems , and as far as possible we had changed their room . We apologize for the noise may cause other customers . Best regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

Indonesia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is not hostal but it is a hotel. In Madrid, hostal is inside a building and that building is shared with other hostals and residentials. Hostal could be in a high floor and if it s only one elevator and it doesnt work, then good luck for you to go up with your luggage. Hotel Ballesta is in one... More 

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

Dear Mike: thank you very much for your comments and for your recommendation of our hostel of tripadvisor readers , we greatly welcomed . thousand thanks Patricia Carrasco More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A very central,comfortable and clean establishment.Was very quiet at night despite being close to lively town centre.The staff at Reception were very helpful and friendly.The free computer access was really useful.Very easy to walk everywhere from here.Good air conditioning.Would definitely recommend.

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Estimada Sally: Nos alegramos que su estancia fuera tan agradable con nosotros. Le mandamos saludos desde el Hostal, Patricia Carrasco More 

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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A basic hotel, modern, clean, good wifi and very well located close to the centra of madrid. Despite being so close to the centre it's off a side street and so surprisingly quiet for its location. Hotel itself has tiled floors so noise travels from other parts of the building (ie. Take earplugs for a good nights sleep). Otherwise I... More 

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Buenos días: Lamentamos muchísimos esos ruidos que no le hayan dejado dormir, desde el hostal Ballesta tratamos siempre de mejorar... More 

Berlin, Germany
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The staff is really friendly and the Hotel is located right in the middle of the Gran Via but yet in a quiet street. I´ve asked them kindly to provide me with a quiet room and so they did. The room was quiet and clean, everything I needed. Wel, the cleaning staff gets started really early and once it´s a... More 

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Estimado Cliente: Le agradecemos enormemente que valore nuestro trabajo en cuanto a la asignación de habitaciones. Siempre tratamos de cumplir... More 

Tbilisi, Georgia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was good with a small balcony and free in-room WiFi. The hotel is centrally located, very near to Gran Via. Good location if the prostitutes won't bother you. Besides, it might get very noisy sometimes.

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

We are glad that your stay has been very favorable, and we apologize those little noises. Sincerely, Patricia Carrasco More 

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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90 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This hostel is perfect for when visiting Madrid and planning to be out most of the day. The rooms are small, but have all the amenities. The location is ideal for tourists, as the Gran Via is just around the corner. The staff speaks perfect English. I would book here my next trip.

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

Dear Customer: Thank you for your opionion. All the staff of Hostal Ballesta we're waiting for your next visit to Madrid. Patricia Carrasco More 

Sheffield, England
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Good location, just off Gran via so nice and central. Metro and hop on/ off bus within a few minutes walk an not too far from attractions if you do wish to sightsee on foot. Receptionists are great, full of advise and you can check in 24 hours a day, Room, fantastic if you want a base to sleep in... More 

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

Good morning: thank you for your opinion so positive. We appreciate it a lot, Greetings from the Hostal Ballesta. Patricia Carrasco More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Everything is great at this hostal. The spot, although its in a "busy" street, nobody will annoy you. Very close to the Gran Via, great restaurants nearby and a great enviroment at night. The rooms are clean and spacious. I went in september and it was not too hot or cold.

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Estimado Andreiaro: Nos alegra que la epoca del año elegida fuera de su agrado. La verdad que primavera y otoño... More 

Milan, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We slept for 3 nights at this place, location was very central and receptionist were happy to help with the place to visit and gave tips abput where to eat/drink something. The room was clean and comfortable, there was no head dryer, but when I asked the girl at the reception she was happy to give me one. We definetly... More 

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Buenos dias Sara: Agradecemos sus comentarios tan positivos hacia nuestro hostal. Para futuros viajes a Madrid les estaremos esperando de... More 

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Malasana
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 neighborhood 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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