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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Multilingual Staff
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Location
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
611Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
130Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
Neighborhood
Malasaña
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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Reviewed September 9, 2018

My room was clean, had private bathroom and safe but no balcony. Its location and price are not bad. They close the front door during the night and you have to ring the bell. Morning receptionist seemed to be annoyed when you ask questions.

Thank Tufshin
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The hostel is a very well kept property. It was everything I required for my two week stay in Madrid. It was a very convenient location, very clean and orderly, and most of all, a really good value. Despite a reputation for having a permanent...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

I liked the location and the value for a single room. The room was small but it had all that I needed; private bathroom, closet, mirrow (long) and small balcony. The tv never worked (not that I needed) but just for future references.

Thank Yuriko85
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Very mixed feelings about this. I was put on the top floor where the noise of washing machines started around midnight. By 3:30am it became intolerable and I complained. In fairness, the person on duty had no English and it was kind of my place...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The staff at Hostal Ballesta has always been very helpful, the rooms are clean, the location is great, near everything you want o do in the center of the city. I have been here several times, wont hesitate to recomend it

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Richard C
January 15, 2018|
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Response from AnselmColom | Reviewed this property |
Don’t worry about not speaking Spanish. Everyone in the world speaks English including the guys at this hotel. I had a room with a balcony but you may need to ask. Mind you, there is no view whatsoever unless you like... More
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April 10, 2017|
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Transfer costs from 19.95€ for 2 people. Best Regards, Claudia Carrasco HOSTAL BALLESTA
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"Try to get one away from others if possible. See above."
Pakrat2014
Sep 6, 2018
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"Cant think of anything"
anitaurbachi
Aug 7, 2018
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"Don't come with family or moral objection"
cvides86
Jun 18, 2018
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"The room was very spacious and clean,and we got it on time.Housekeeper Yolanda it was very friendly and..."
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Dec 1, 2017
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PRICE RANGE
$51 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hostal ballesta madridhostal ballesta hotel madrid
LOCATION
SpainCommunity of MadridMadridMalasaña
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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