Hostal Ballesta
Hostal Ballesta
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9.2
Exceptional

"Nice location and easy to get the main spots."

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November 15, 2017

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Hostal Ballesta

Exceptional location
- Inside city center
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8.3
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10
Excellent cleanliness
8.8
Recommended by 95% of guests
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0.0 Km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportMadrid - Barajas Airport (MAD)
Distance to airport13.2 km
  • 210 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Madrid

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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8.3
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Room comfort & quality
Double Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Single Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 1 semi double bed
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Double for Single Use
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
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              What to eat nearby

              Spanish cuisine
              Spanish cuisine
              La Pepita
              120 m Spanish, Vegan
              antorchacafe
              140 m Spanish
              Valverde Cafeteria
              150 m Spanish
              American cuisine
              American cuisine
              Zombie Bar
              210 m American, Bar
              Ribs
              250 m American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
              American Kitchen
              260 m American, Mexican
              Mediterranean cuisine
              Mediterranean cuisine
              La Tasquita de Enfrente
              30 m Mediterranean, Spanish
              Restaurante Casa Perico
              40 m Mediterranean, Spanish
              Bufalino
              80 m Mediterranean

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              Real reviews from real guests

              Agoda Reviews (103)Booking.com Reviews (1052)
              8.3
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              10
              Cleanliness8.8
              Facilities7.4
              Location9.1
              Room comfort and quality8.3
              Service8.5
              Value for money8.6
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              9.7
              Exceptional
              Chiungpei from Taiwan
              Solo traveler
              Triple Room
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
              Nice ”
              Very good location, clean room, friendly service.
              The hotel is located very near the busiest shopping area, just walking one minute,you can shop in hundreds of stores. I don't take any food in the hotel,even don't remember they can offer food or not, because you don't need to worry about food, there are too many restsurents near it. Go walking two minutes you can get metro, and most important sightseeing views can be arrived by walking. The room is clean, Their clerks are very friendly.We had a very nice staying there.
              Reviewed February 21, 2015
              8.3
              Excellent
              David from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Double Room
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2012
              Great location, clean, good value”
              Great location, very clean, good value for money, adequately friendly staff
              Hostal Ballesta is in a great location just off Gran Via for the metro, on the edge of both the central districts of Madrid for most of the sights, museums, squares, tapas etc; and in the other direction two of the more alternative districts of Malasana and Chueca for bars, tapas, clubs etc. Staff were helpful. Room was a good size for the money and scrupulously clean - I was there only 2 nights and they made the room up perfectly after day 1. This is much better than a 3 star hotel in most other European capitals.
              Reviewed June 19, 2012
              8.7
              Excellent
              Colin from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Double Room
              Stayed 4 nights in November 2011
              Lovely, helpful staff and convenient location”
              Easy walking to metro and Madrid centre
              despite the ladies hanging around, which was a surprise at first, the area seemed quite safe and alive. the hotel itself is pleasant and clean but the rooms are not well sound-proofed from one another. i enjoyed my stay and have no complaints - it was good value.
              Reviewed November 21, 2011
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Hsun from Taiwan
              Solo traveler
              Single Room
              Stayed 1 night in November 2017
              Very nice!”
              Nice location and easy to get the main spots. Although there are many old ladies on the alley for earning money, but it's in the center and many people around so not too dangerous. The staff are friendly as well, help me to leave my luggage and early check-in. The room is big for 2 ppl and big suitcases, also clean and soft beds. It's really a great place to stay in Madrid.
              Reviewed November 15, 2017
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Kimberly from United States
              Solo traveler
              Double Room
              Stayed 4 nights in July 2015
              Great value in great location”
              Location, quiet, clean
              I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Ballesta. I felt safe, my room was clean, and I was in a great location. The only thing that was subpar was the air conditioner. It worked but took a while to cool the room and would randomly turn off at night. I would recommend this Hostal (hotel really) to others.
              Reviewed July 26, 2015
              5.3
              Rudelene from Finland
              Couple
              Double Room
              Stayed 6 nights in July 2015
              Central Location”
              Central location, walking distance to places of interest, shops are everywhere
              The hostal is centrally located so we walked everywhere. Those who are going for shopping, shops are everywhere. There are also many restaurants close by. The room is basic. Bed sheets were not changed daily but the towels were. The elevator is very slow so rather not use it.
              Reviewed July 15, 2015
              8.0
              Excellent
              Jennifer from United States
              Couple
              Double Room
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2015
              first trip to Europe ”
              Location, comfort and staff
              It was very safe, we had no complaints. The staff was kind and very helpful. They always managed to make sure to go the extra hand. We came during a very hot season but the air conditioner was simply perfect so it was not an issue for us to sleep comfortably. I will recommend hostal balllesta to anyone.
              Reviewed July 09, 2015
              8.3
              Excellent
              Aini from Indonesia
              Couple
              Double Room
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2015
              great location”
              location was great, fast wifi connection, very near with grand via. halal food nearby (2 blocks away)
              I stayed 2 nights in this hotel. Everything was ok. Location is 5 stars and its near with grand via and metro ststion. McD nearby, halal food 2 blocks away. Very nice staff since they were responsive when we contact via email (since i sent football ticket to hotel before check in day, they take care of my tickets). Cleaning service were also great, i left some used plate and spoon (my own) on bath room, and they cleaned it all! WIFI connection very fast.
              Reviewed March 16, 2015
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Clementina from Switzerland
              Solo traveler
              Double Room
              Stayed 3 nights in December 2014
              Great hotel with top location”
              location,cleaness,price
              We had a great time and cannot complaint about anything. Room was clean,modern.location top.staff was friendly and very helpful. I would recommend it to other young travellers as value for money is very good.
              Reviewed January 07, 2015
              9.3
              Exceptional
              APICHIT from Thailand
              Solo traveler
              Double Room
              Stayed 3 nights in May 2014
              Very neat and great location”
              Great location, Very comfortable room, and great staff
              It is close to the subway station and very close to all tourist sites in a very close walking distances. It is close to clubs and bars and several restaurants. The room is very comfortable. I love the bed. The staff is very helpful in every single way. Wifi is very fast. It might be a bit difficult to find if you come at night because the way the alley is set is a little weird.
              Reviewed August 23, 2014
              9.3
              Exceptional
              catherine from New Zealand
              Couple
              Double Room
              Stayed 3 nights in September 2012
              Great location for budget travellers”
              Location, price
              This hotel is simple and clean, with nice service. There is a lot of street noise outside, although I suspect this is going to be the case anywhere in central madrid, and the price you must pay for getting a room with a balcony. Overall great value for money
              Reviewed October 01, 2012
              8.3
              Excellent
              Judy from United States
              Couple
              Double Room
              Stayed 1 night in March 2012
              Great location, updated rooms”
              Location, nice staff, good sized room
              We stayed here one night after reading reviews that it had an excellent location to explore the sites of Madrid. The reviews were accurate and this hotel is fairly inexpensive for the location. It's tucked back off of the main road so it's not noisy but you are within walking distance to two metro stops. The desk staff was nice and spoke enough English to help us. They had a menu for a nearby restaurant that turned out to be great - only 9.50 Euro for a three course meal plus drink (for lunch). The room itself was spacious and clean. I would recommend this hotel to other travelers trying to stay on budget.
              Reviewed March 18, 2012
              7.6
              Very good
              Samantha from Singapore
              Couple
              Double Room
              Stayed 6 nights in January 2018
              Very good”
              Hotel is centrally located but not advisable for family stay due to vice activities near the hotel.
              Reviewed April 09, 2018
              9.3
              Exceptional
              ALEXANDER from Russia
              Solo traveler
              Single Room
              Stayed 3 nights in February 2015
              Good as always))”
              Location, staff, price
              Amazing! For sure I will stay here again!
              Reviewed March 22, 2015
              9.7
              Exceptional
              ALEXANDER from Russia
              Solo traveler
              Single Room
              Stayed 5 nights in January 2015
              Great once again!”
              Hospitality, location and hot deal rate (thanks to Agoda.com!)
              Wonderful! It's not the first time I stayed here and certainly not the last. Gonna come soon.
              Reviewed January 10, 2015
              9.0
              Exceptional
              ALEXANDER from Russia
              Solo traveler
              Double Room
              Stayed 5 nights in May 2014
              Perfect as always!”
              Absolutely everything!
              Amazing! For sure to come back again!
              Reviewed May 12, 2014
              8.0
              Excellent
              Chiu from Hong Kong
              Couple
              Double Room
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2011
              Excellence hotel for price, Great location”
              Low price but excellence hotel
              the price is good and located in famous area, convenient for shipping and Metro travel.
              Reviewed October 22, 2011
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Judith from United States
              Couple
              Double Room
              Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
              Amazing stay and great location!”
              Will stay here again!
              Reviewed January 06, 2018
              6.8
              Good
              Archan from India
              Solo traveler
              Double Room
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
              Basic and ok for a few days”
              Location is central yet on a street largely frequented by hookers. The hotel is quite basic and the towels could do with some replacement. Staff are ok. Wifi was patchy. The room given to me didn’t exactly look like the ones in the pictures and was quite compact. Ok for one person and for couple of nights.
              Reviewed November 03, 2017
              7.7
              Very good
              Rory from Canada
              Couple
              Double Room
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
              A good option for Madrid”
              Location, service, cleanliness
              We stayed in two separate areas in Madrid. One was on the edge of Salamanca, so in a conventional upper class area. The Hotel Ballesta is in a more downtown and somewhat area, but safe and in the end we preferred it to our more upscale accomodation. This was in part because while the hotel is basic and straightforward, the service was excellent, and speaking English possible. (Unlike the more upscale place, and the Ballesta also had a safe.) The room was quiet and clean. We really enjoyed the neighbourhood as it felt more full of locals than tourists and there were a number of little cafes and boutiques that were clearly much loved local businesses. Turn right from the hotel door and you are on Gran Via in 5 minutes. Turn left and walk to the nearest plaza for a coffee or a beer and you will find a more multi-ethnic crowed than is the norm. This area also seems to be both a student area, so there is lots of life--in the best way. I will comment that along Ballesta, day and night, there might be 5-10 women, but the feeling of the street is safe and unless you are interested in them, they have no interest in you. Smaller kids probably would not notice and older kids who have watched TV have seen more. We would definitley consider staying here again.
              Reviewed November 04, 2014
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