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Hostal Ruano

Mayor, 1, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

When we came up stairs from metro at Sol (from airport) Hostal Ruano was right across the road. location was roght in the centre of madrid, El duena did not speak English so yake a print out of your booking. The rooms are old fashioned but spotless. You will have to share toilets but our room did have a shower... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My friend and I booked this Hostal unaware that there was a difference between Hostals and Hostels in Spain. We had booked for 4 nights but didn´t even stay 3 hours. When we arrived the owner had no idea who we were or that we had made a reservation.The whole place is creepy and made us feel so uncomfortable. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Stay in this hostal, during my short visit in Madrid really help me to maximum use of my time. As the location in the city centre puerta de sol which is the busiest area where shopping along the street with kind of things, restorans and only walking distance to some madrid tourist destination. Easy to reach where you can access... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

The hostel in itself isn't much, it's a building's floor made into a hostel - there are 3 others just like it in the nearby buildings. It is excellently positioned in plaza del Sol, which is the starting point for the busiest shopping street in Madrid and pretty much where everything happens. We walked like crazy from the metro stop... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2009

This is most noisy hotel I have ever stayed in! The staff are ok but the owner is crazy and deaf. I stayed only 1 night which was more than sufficient! Arrived about 11 am after overnight journey and needed sleep and rest. Within a few minutes of arriving there was a fight in reception between the owner and someone,... More 

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