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Hostal Ballesta, Madrid

2-star2 stars
Calle Ballesta 5MadridMadrid28004Spain

City-center hostal within easy reach of Plaza Mayor
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Delicious food
Fantastic service
Breakfast can be improved
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Hostal Ballesta, Madrid

from $50
  • Standard Room
  • Single Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around Hostal Ballesta, Madrid


  • In Centro
  • Plaza Mayor - 11 min walk
  • Prado Museum - 19 min walk
  • El Retiro Park - 23 min walk
  • Gran Via Street - 2 min walk
  • Teatro Lara - 2 min walk
  • Preciados Street - 4 min walk
  • Teatro Rialto - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Madrid (MAD-Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas) - 22 min drive
  • Madrid Recoletos Station - 18 min walk
  • Madrid Principe Pio Station - 21 min walk
  • Madrid Atocha Station - 29 min walk
  • Callao Station - 4 min walk
  • Gran Via 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.
Airport shuttle service is available on request. 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 (12 years old and younger) 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 on request) *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* 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 -
  • Elevator/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, Madrid’s small print

Also known as

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

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

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

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.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 163 reviews

Hostal Ballesta, Madrid
Very Good8.0
Location Location!!
Excellent location, 3 minutes walking to Gran Via and very close to Plaza del Sol.
Jose Carlos, us3 night trip
Hostal Ballesta, Madrid
Great stay!
We had a great stay. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Maria V, us3 night trip
Hostal Ballesta, Madrid
Very Good8.0
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
Hostal Ballesta, Madrid
Not so comfy
First of all the beds are extremely hard. The sheets had holes in it. The noise from the streets is terrible. Also, the housekeeper left us an open soap and I went downstairs to claim and the women in the front desk was really rude. This hotel is good for staying one night, not for vacation, you need to rest but it is really difficult to do it there.
Gianfranco, us2 night romance trip
Hostal Ballesta, Madrid
Convenient and very clean and friendly people.
The service was good, the room was big and very clean. We could walk to almost all the places to visit. CHELO the girl in the front desk gave us an excellent service,very kind and helpful. If we come back in the futrure this the hostal tio stay.Excelent like a 5 star hotel.
Silvana L, usRomance trip

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