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1 room, 2 adults

Hostal Ballesta, Madrid

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

City-center hostal, steps from Gran Via Street
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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Great location
Best value for money
Fantastic service
Breakfast can be improved

Hostal Ballesta, Madrid

from $46
  • Standard Room
  • Single Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around Hostal Ballesta, Madrid


  • In Centro
  • Gran Via Street - 3 min walk
  • Puerta del Sol - 7 min walk
  • Plaza Mayor - 11 min walk
  • Royal Palace of Madrid - 13 min walk
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum - 14 min walk
  • El Retiro Park - 18 min walk
  • Prado Museum - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Madrid (MAD-Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas) - 33 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 1 PM-6:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 6:30 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals 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
  • Elevator
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (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, Madrid’s small print

Also known as

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


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

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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

Optional extras

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.

FAQs for Hostal Ballesta, Madrid

  • Are pets allowed at Hostal Ballesta?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hostal Ballesta?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 60 per person roundtrip.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostal Ballesta?
    You can check in from 1 PM to 6:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hostal Ballesta?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include La Tasquita de Enfrente (1-min walk), Taberna Agrado (1-min walk), and The Lab (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 145 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Location Location!!
Excellent location, 3 minutes walking to Gran Via and very close to Plaza del Sol.
Jose Carlos, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay!
We had a great stay. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Maria V, us3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
The room was a bit small but clean and adequate for our needs. The location was very convenient -- we walked everywhere from the hotel. People should be aware that it is also at the edge of one of Madrid's red light districts, but despite that it never felt unsafe.
Jerome, us3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great hostal, good value for money
Hostal Ballesta is a nice little hostal (budget hotel) in a great location in central Madrid. I thought it was well-priced, and the front desk staff were always active and friendly (they spoke only a little bit of English but that was fine). There's a little lift, my room was cleaned every day, and although I wasn't staying there during the weekend I didn't think there was much of a noise issue at all, which can be a small miracle when staying in central Madrid! The location is excellent, with lots of vibrant bars, restaurants and shops just a stone's throw away. Madrid is a compact and extremely walkable city in the centre, but for getting around there at least two metro stations very close by (though, as of October 2019 Gran Via station is still closed). The art galleries, Plaza Mayor and so on are all in walking distance. It's true, the area may not be entirely appropriate if you're staying with children, but it's safe. I never felt threatened there. On the downside, there are a few comfort things that could be improved, just little things like providing another pillow or two, or a softer mattress. The decor was fine but the room I stayed in could probably use a fresh coat of paint in places. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay here, so thanks guys, and I hope people found this useful. :)
Andrew, gb5 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Could not get a more perfect location! Right off the Gran Via and close to many local bars and restaurants. Rooms are nothing special, but do the trick! Staff was excellent and welcoming.
Sara, ca2 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
It was horrible experience overall. There were ants in the room, one of the staffs was very unfriendly and it is very close to the Gran Via but it is in the prostitution alley, so it is not for a family trip.
ca4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very recommendable
very friendly staff, sometimes noisy during night (new supplies for Primark ..), excellent location, can walk everywhere, supermarket nearby, can fully recommend
Netty, nz7 night family trip
Good 6.0
Not impressed..
Staff unfriendly. Very basic. Bed and pillow uncomfortable. Shower was rubbish. Wouldn’t stay here again.
gbTrip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Modern and comfortable
Nice quiet room with balcony,very central location close to metro
Joseph, gb4 night trip

Hostal Ballesta, Madrid

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