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Hostal Ballesta

#101 of 456 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
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Javea, Spain
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27 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great little hotel! Room was spacious for price, safe in room, minutes walk to shops, cafes, restaurants ... beautiful Madrid! This Barrio is just up and coming .... and while it may seem a little questionable for the non-traveller ... for the initiated - this is very cool! Staff were brilliant. We had excessive noise our first night ... it... More 

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

Dear guest, we greatly rejoice as their positive feedback for us it is a pleasure to meet and exceed customer expectations. Thanks for your insights, we will take into account. Thanks and receive a warm welcome. Mercedes More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

You can't beat Hostal Ballesta for cleanliness, location and price. I hesitate to call it a hostal. It's more of hotel. The location is excellent! 5 minutes walk to Puerta del Sol and 7 to Plaza Mayor

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

Dear customer, the team of Hostal want to thank your opinion enormously; for us it is a pleasure to read comments like yours because our hard work in this way is rewarded. Hope to see you again. Greetings. Mercedes More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Centrally located just off Gran Via.Extremely clean rooms warm shower.Perfect for a weekend break.Great to have a reception groom for a meeting point.Friendly recovery helpful reception staff.Would definitely return.

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

Dear customer, we cheer her so much positive feedback for us it is a pleasure to meet and exceed customer expectations. Thanks and receive a warm welcome. Mercedes More 

Purmerend, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Super hostel. In centrum of madrid. The room look realy good. They clean room every day. Staff is nice. I will come beck to this hostel. From me ballesta get 4 stars. Only one minus is the ladis on the street.

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Dear clienre, we greatly rejoice as their positive comments, it is a pleasure for us to meet and exceed customer expectations. Thanks and Yours faithfully. Mercedes More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Stay here November 10th to the November 16th brilliant value for money and really friendly staff. Would definitely recommend this hostel it's only a two minute walk to the city centre with plenty of taxis buses and metors so your never stuck for a lift anywhere. The room wasn't the biggest but this didn't disappoint it was very clean and... More 

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

Dear Customer, Hostal Ballesta team wants to thank you chose us for your stay in Madrid and his comments in triAdvisor. Thanks and Yours faithfully. Mercedes More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was my first time staying In a Hostal in Spain, And didn't know what to expect. Turned out its basically a small hotel. The rooms were not as big as a normal hotel room. But that didn't matter. We only used the hotel to sleep in(barely!). The staff were helpful at check in. Only took a few mins. Yes... More 

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

Dear David, we greatly rejoice as their positive comments, it is a pleasure for us to meet and exceed customer expectations. Thanks and Yours faithfully. Mercedes More 

Leek, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I stayed here with one of my friends - we both had single rooms and they were a decent size with plenty of space for all your clothes. Comfortable beds and a good sized bathroom. The location is excellent, just off the Gran Via and within easy walking distance of plenty of bars and restaurants - very close to the... More 

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

Dear customer, we greatly rejoice as their positive comments, it is a pleasure for us to meet and exceed customer expectations. Thanks and Yours faithfully. Mercedes Larroca More 

Cairo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A cozy hotel, you'll feel like home. Small rooms but the hotel's great location (just 30 seconds from the heart of Gran Via) make up for any disadvantage. I would stay there whenever travel to Madrid.

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

Dear customer, the team vastly Hostel wants to thank his opinion; for us it is a pleasure to read comments like yours because our hard work in this way is rewarded. Hope to see you again. Greetings. Mercedes Larroca More 

Tehran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

very near to everything but I'm not sure is it worth or no. The staff was good but room no! I had problem with my bed because I have backache. there are many sex worker near hotel and it was not good for families.

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

Dear customer, thank their opinions both positive and negative, as this makes us learn and improve every day. We regret not meeting their expectations. Thanks and Yours faithfully. Mercedes Larroca More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very good location, lot of restaurants around and very helpful staff. Room is clean and quite big. Everything is near to hotel (gran via, metro station, parque del buen retiro etc.) If you wanna see madrid We recommend this place.

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

Dear Customer, Hostal Ballesta team wants to thank you chose us for your stay in Madrid and his comments in tripadvisor. Thanks and Yours faithfully. Mercedes Larroca More 

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Address: Ballesta, 5, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Malasana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Ballesta 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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Hostal Ballesta Madrid
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Hotel Style:
#101 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#139 Family Hotel in Madrid

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