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“Hostal Persal”
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Hotel Persal
Ranked #120 of 436 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Hostal Persal”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

My wife and me spent 4 nights at the Hostal Persal. We were part of a group of Brits attending the commemoration of the International Brigade's role at Jarama during the Spanish Civil War. We came last year and were satisfied with the hotel. It is well located, the staff are helpful and friendly. The rooms are basic but clean, though the beds are a bit hard for me! Breakfast is a bit limited but for the price, still decent value. We would recommend the hotel and we will use it again no problem.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Cartagena, Spain
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

This hotel is in an excellent location, just off Plaza Santa Ana in the centre of Madrid. All the museumns and Art Galleries are within 10 minutes walk. Breakfast was delicious and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, they stored the bags after check out as our train was later and we didnt want to drag lugguage around.
The Hostal is very close to lots of lovely restaurants.
Our bedroom had double doors out onto the plaza below which had tables and chairs from the restaurants. Sound proofing is excellent and so we were not disturbed by any noise at all. The delivery vans in the morning were noisier!
Excellent value for money. I would thoroughly recommend this for a budget trip to Madrid and a very central location. Its nice when you visit a city to be really central and not have to use taxi´s buses or the metro to get to places of interest. This Hostal offers just that!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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San JUan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed for one week and really enjoyed this place. We traveled with our three year old daughter and was very convenient and safe the location of this hostel. Best location in Madrid! You can walk everywhere, lots of restaurants, bars and stores in the neighborhood. We really enjoyed eating at El Madroño (next door to the hostel). The look and feel is much more than a hostel. Very nice lobby and breakfast area. Our room was in the first floor looking to Plaza del Angel and it was great. Very clean and spacious room. Good value for price and very helpful staff. Definitely will recommend Hostal Persal!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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York, UK
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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

The location is excellent, just adjacent to a square with bars and restaurants, and within walking distance of all the major attractions and close to the underground. The hotel itself is a bit of a mixed bag. The lobby and breakfast room is pleasant and looks to have been fairly recently updated. Our particular room was fairly sparse on first appearances, with no natural light and poor electric lighting, and seemed a bit depressing. However, it was clean and had all the facilities you would need. The free wifi worked all the time, and the breakfast (included with our room rate) was pretty decent. The staff were all friendly and welcoming. I'd recommend this hotel if you just need a base and somewhere to sleep on a short break - it's nothing special but perfectly adequate given the price, and the location is hard to beat.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ancona, Italy
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

This hotel is really nice. The rooms are very simply furnished and not very spacious but the staff is really friendly and helpful, the breakfast is good and it is avery central hotel at a reasonable price.
It is quiet, away from the noiseespecially if you ask for a room looking onto the courtyard.
The bed is small but really comfortable.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

This hostel is not the typical hostel you may imagine. The place is very nice from the inside and outside and has a great location. A few blocks away from Puerta de Sol which is the central part of Madrid. Around the hostel you have restaurants, bars, clubs, and stores. The staff is friendly and the place is clean. Had a good experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Davis, California
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Let me start by saying that this is not your typical hostel, at least the way we americans thinks about hostels.This is a 3 start hotel with a privilege location just next to Plaza Angel. It is located 3 blocks away from Plaza del Sol and the subway station, and steps away from Plaza Santa, Plaza Mayor Ana and Plaza Jacinto Benavente. There are tons of restaurants, pubs, bars and places to hangout steps from the hotel. I think we went to at maximum 10% of all the restaurants/bars/cervecerias just in this area. As you can see, location-wise, this place is perfect.

The outside of the hotel and the lobby area seems that were renovated recently. We were four in our group, so we asked for a double bedroom. We got exactly that, two bedrooms that shared a bathroom. The rooms were of decent sized (again, not Texas style rooms) and very clean, although the decor was dated. We didn't mind that because we were barely in the room.

For as good the location is, it is also the course of the place. The plazas around the hostel are never empty. Well, let me correct that, one could barely see people in those plazas at around 7 am when all the spaniards go home to get a nap and start their day. We got rooms that faced Plaza Angel. The noise at night (between 11 pm and 5 am) would be unbearable for a light sleeper.Because we were walking and drinking and eating all day and night long, we would get to the room so tired that the noise didn't affect us, although it woke us up several times. So be aware that if you need your beauty sleep, this may not be the place for you or ask for a room that doesn't face the plaza.

Overall, great place to stay as it is close to major attractions and walking distance from all the restaurants/bars/cervecerias and many other things that one would like to see and go when in Madrid. The four start rating is because of the noise and the dated decor (although this part is not very important for me).

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Persal
Address: Plaza del Angel 12, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#66 Family Hotel in Madrid
#97 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Persal 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in a building dating back to 1871 which preserves its original structure, Hostal Persal is located in Barrio de las Letras, in the very heart of the historical and tourist centre of Madrid, 100 metres away from Puerta del Sol, beside Plaza de Santa Ana and very close to Plaza Mayor and Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía museums…Hostal Persal is located in a pedestrian area with access for taxis and private vehicles to its doorstep. There are two public car parks just 50 metres away from our establishment (Plaza Santa Ana and Plaza Jacinto Benavente). Plaza de Santa Ana is famous for being an area for tapas and nightlife. ... more   less 
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