We stayed for two night, using three rooms - two with double and one with single occupancy. I have stayed at this hostal many times, and have always been very satisfied with the rooms, the situation and the price. I found that I could have found - because it was such low season - better rooms in better hotels and cheaper prices this time. The hostal is situated just off the Gran Via, in an area close to a lively area. The area seems to have suffered from the economic downturn, as the square is quite dirty with lots of litter. The hostal itself seems less busy too. Previously I had always been convinced of the cleanliness of the hostal, but this time I did find stains on the walls of the bathroom, and hairs - not mine - on the towels. The bathroom in the room I had this time was so small it was uncomfortable to use, and the shower was almost unuseable as the shower head was broken. Still, it is very central and convenient.