It's definitely the location which sells this small 'hotel' ... it's located just a 2 minute walk from Gran Via, very central to all the main Plaza's, nearest Metro about a 5 minute walk. The hostal itself is definitely only 2 star, although it really wouldn't take much to offer that bit more ... tea/coffee making facilities and a fridge would be great!! We overlooked the street, right opposite a nightclub, but we stayed during the week and didn't have any noise at all - I'm not sure what the weekend would be like?? Yes, the walls are very thin and we did have a couple of very noisy lads next door who went on till the early hours, but were good enough to turn it down after a few raps on their door!! The rooms are compact, but totally adequate for a city break, because you really don't spend much time in there!! A couple of UK TV channels and a very good free WIFI signal, very powerful shower and plenty of hot water. Oh .... and the prostitutes are really not an issue at all ... yes they're there, as they are in various parts of the City but they don't hassle you at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Ballesta Madrid
- Hostal Ballesta Hotel Madrid