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Nice size room (Room 102). Nice staff. Relatively clean room. Convenient location. The staff also doesn't bother visitors if you're having friends visit (like many hotels in Spain do). The "working girls" outside the hotel are harmless and it's really not a sketchy location regardless...More
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Great location. A little noisy outside sometimes but that doesn't bother me. Room was pretty clean overall and spacious (room 102). Reception doesn't bother you or your guests so that's also a good thing. Great, reliable wifi service. I'll stay here again and again when...More
This hotel was really difficult to find in a small street poorly marked. I would not recommend this hotel as you need to walk past 'street girls' up and down the street and at the door . Across the road is Club 69!
Really enjoyed our trip to Madrid and staying at Hotel Ballesta. We knew it would be a basic hotel with the ladies in the street but it didn't bother us. Free safe in the room and we had a very quiet room with great Wifi...More
Response from HSBallesta, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostal BallestaResponded 9 June 2017
Thank you for your time and comments
We hope to see you again by the hostel
First of all my room smelled. There was no proper bedding only thin blanket and one small pillow. Coffe aviable from vending mashine. Payed extra ofcource. Totally not worth the 100 eur I paid. It's not the best location all though it's centre. I was...More
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Response from Ballesta5, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostal BallestaResponded 30 May 2017
All the beds have sheet and the thin blanket, and if you need another pillow, just had to ask for it in reception or at the staff
we apologised that yo didn´t like the people on the street, but we cannot control it....More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
US$47 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#26 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
#89 Family Hotel in Madrid
#98 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
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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 neighbourhood 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.