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Hostal Ballesta

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Calgary, Alberta
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44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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 

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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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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 

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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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 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 

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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 

SAINT PETERSBURG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This hotel was spotlessly clean and very well appointed. Everything that you could need was provided. The buffet breakfast was incredible. The food was delicious with every item well stocked. The price for the buffet was minimal compared to the quality of their offerings. Check-in and check-out was very efficient. The hotel staff became our immediate friends especially Ana, Paco... More 

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

Dear Beverly: we like your comment, but unfortunately not for us. Hostal Ballesta has no food service. Regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

london
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89 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

ballesta is friendly and clean, good wifi, but basic. as a hostal, there is no breakfast available. but its location by gran via means many options for eating are on hand (e.g. mama ines on c/ hortaleza). the immediate environment is gentrifying, but doesn't look to have fully left behind its previous red light incarnation.

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

Dear Dan: Thank you very much for your positive comments and we hope to see you soon . Regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

The hostal has a hotel feel to it. The staff was very friendly and helpful, they even store our bags while we did a quick trip to Paris. Rooms were clean and nice, not super big but good enough for two people. It was quiet and on a good location, right around the corner of La Gran Via. The only... More 

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

Dear Maria: We are glad to know that your stay at Hostal Ballesta has been to your liking and we appreciate that you so positively values our service and the staff . Unfortunately , from the hostel, we cann´t control people who are on the street . Regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Hostal Ballesta is very good located in the city center of Madrid - ideal for sightseeing, shopping and nightlife (everything in walking distance). Because we had a room backyard on third level it was very quiet. The window was only facing a wall and did not have french balconys like the ones to the front of the hostal. But thus... More 

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

Dear customer, We are glad to know that your stay at Hostal Ballesta has been to your liking and we appreciate that you so positively values our service and the staff friendly. If you come to Madrid do not hesitate to contact us previously, we are delighted to welcome back. Regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

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67 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

It is right in the city center, the price is just amazing, though you need to walk into the inner street to the entrance of hotel. It is tidy and bit small for the room. The lobby is small. Beware of the rooms near the lift as it is a bit noisy.

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

Dear Pigpighk: Thanks a lot for your comments. We always work really hard and we are very appreciative of feedback that allows us to become better Patricia Carrasco More 

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Staying in Malasana

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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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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 

Additional Information about Hostal Ballesta

Address: Calle Ballesta 5, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Malasana
Price Range: $49 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Ballesta 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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Hostal Ballesta Madrid
Hostal Ballesta Hotel Madrid
Hotel Style:
#31 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
#89 Family Hotel in Madrid
#99 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
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