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Hostal Ballesta

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Baugy, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Very interesting for the low price. Near to the center town and to all common transport such as metro and renfe. Hotel employees are very nice and always available if you have any problem. The only negative point is the prositutes that are always near the hotel.

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

Dear Cedric: Thanks you very much for your comments, unfortunately the people wandering down the street is not the responsibility to the hostel . cheers, Patricia Carrasco More 

Santiago, Chile
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Nice and cozy hostal, located 2 blocks away from La Gran Vía, very centric and just near many turist attractions. Bedroom was OK, not big but comfortable. Everything seemed very clean. Does not include breakfast. Contains safety box in the room.

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

Dear Feltrucci: Thanks a lot for your comment. We usually try to be better everytime and your words help us. Regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Was my second time in this Hostal and again I really enjoyed it. For the people who complain about thr location just do your home work before going on holidays! They are nice places around for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And is few steps away from Gran Via. Next time I will stay here again.

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

Good morning Bryan! We love knowing that our customers are happy with our service. we hope to remember our service reception for your next trip regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Spent 2 nights in the Hotel Ballesta and had a very pleasant stay. The rooms though small are very clean and comfortable and have all you need. The staff were very friendly and allowed us to leave our bags in before and after we checked in/out. The lobby area on the ground floor is nice and there are 3 computer... More 

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

Dear Neil: Thank you very much for your comments, We are working to improve day by day and you help us. Cheers. Patricia Carrasco More 

Cairo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

The room was very clean and very nice decoration plus there was a balcony. The location is very central just behind Zara and Lefties Gran via stores. Tribunal metro station is the best option from Airport to the hostal just less than 10 minutes’ walk. Gran Via and Callao are 5 minutes’ walk. The only negative point is the thin... More 

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

Dear AMR: Thank you so much for your comment. We are delighted that you keep us in mind for future visits Patricia Carrasco More 

Marbella, Spain
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Good hotel, I have stayed here on various occasions.Nice and clean. Good friendly reception. Located wright in the center just of the mainroad. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Hotel is quite small so reserve in advance

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

Dear Laurens: Thank you very much for your positive comments and we hope to see you soon at the hostel. regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I spend two nights here with my boyfriend and we both like the location so much. It's close to a lot of shopping stores and good restaurants. Near the hotel is the gay friendly zone and you might see some sex-workers on the street. The room is not big but it's quite clean. You can borrow the hair dryer from... More 

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

Dear Customer: Thank you very much for your time and your comment. We hope that in your next visit to Madrid we will see him back at the Hostal Ballesta. Greetings! Patricia Carrasco More 

Paris, France
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Conveniently located near the Gran Via and handy to the train station. The street the hotel is in looked a bit rough but we never felt unsafe or had any trouble there. The hotel is clean and has everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay in Madrid. Easy check in and check out. We would happily stay again.

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

Thanks a lot for your oppinion. We are glad to read you. Hostal Ballesta is waiting for you in your new travel.. Regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

Ankara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Hostal Ballesta is incredibly convenient to everywhere in Madrid. 2 mins to Gran Via which is Madrid's Times Square. From the airport, take the metro for 4.90 Euro (Line 8 for 5 stops, in Nuevos Ministerios take line 10 for 2 stops, in Alanso Martinez take line 5 to Gran Via). I walked to every point of interest from the... More 

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

Dear Onat: Thanks a lot for your opinions. We are glad to see you in next travel to Madrid. Regards, Patricia Carrasco More 

Ashdod, Israel
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

the location is 2 min walk from the main street, but when you go outside the hostel there are a lot of prostitute and their "pimp", and it's not pleasent to walk outside! the rooms are clean, but you can hear every little noise. the price is fair enough.

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

Dear Gaveldan: We are sorry that your stay has been disappointing. The girls that are on the street we can not control them. so we can improve are the noises in our hostel.we work about it. regards, 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: $48 - $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
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#31 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
#89 Family Hotel in Madrid
#99 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
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