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Hostal Ballesta

2-star2 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Calle Ballesta 5, Madrid, Madrid, 28004, Spain

City centre hostal, steps from Gran Via Street
  • Free WiFi
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From 753 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Best value for money
Fantastic service
Breakfast can be improved

Hostal Ballesta

from £51
  • Standard Room
  • Single Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around Hostal Ballesta


  • In Centro
  • Gran Via Street (3-minute walk)
  • Puerta del Sol (7-minute walk)
  • Plaza de España (10-minute walk)
  • Plaza Mayor (11-minute walk)
  • Paseo del Prado (12-minute walk)
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum (14-minute walk)
  • Almudena Cathedral (16-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Madrid (MAD-Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas) 22-min drive
  • Madrid Recoletos Station 17-min walk
  • Madrid Principe Pio Station 22-min walk
  • Madrid Atocha Station 29-min walk
  • Gran Via Station 3-min walk
  • Callao Station 4-min walk
  • Santo Domingo Station 6-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 35 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Hostal Ballesta’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostal Ballesta Hostel Madrid
  • Hostal Ballesta Hostal Madrid
  • Hostal Ballesta Hostel
  • Hostal Ballesta Madrid
  • Hostal Ballesta
  • Hostal Ballesta Hotel Madrid
  • Ballesta Madrid
  • Hostal Ballesta Hotel Madrid
  • Hostal Ballesta Hostal
  • Hostal Ballesta Madrid


Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 25 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 60 per person (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 164 reviews

Good 6.0
Not impressed..
Staff unfriendly. Very basic. Bed and pillow uncomfortable. Shower was rubbish. Wouldn’t stay here again.
gb2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Modern and comfortable
Nice quiet room with balcony,very central location close to metro
Joseph, gb4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Fab location, clean but basis.
Location was amazing: 2 mins from Gran Via station and all the shops. The street itself is quiet and safe (although there seems to be a lot of escorts around - but they are harmless and do not bother anyone). The hostel rooms themselves are quite dated, but bed are comfortable. The pillows were very flat. Overall the rooms very clean and the staff were efficient but not the most friendly (but this didn't effect out stay).
gb3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Super location
Great location. The beds were not so comfortable but OK. The room was clean.
Ahmed, gb5 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
great stay
Had a nice stay here. Room was clean and quiet and pleasant. Nice bathroom. The air conditioning was actually too cold and you couldn't control it from the room even though there was a thermostat in the room. Apparently it was controlled from the front desk but they couldn't make it like 2 degrees warmer but I was happy at least it wasn't too hot during the heat wave. There was no refrigerator in the room but a large one downstairs that you could use. Also a microwave and coffee maker and a hot water kettle. Free internet and computers downstairs. All very good. Great location for our activities. Would definitely stay again.
Michael, us5 night trip with friends

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