Stay in the heart of Madrid Excellent location – show map

You're eligible for a Genius discount at Hostal Ballesta! To save at this property, all you have to do is sign in.

Hostal Ballesta is a stylish, modern guest house in the center of Madrid, 500 feet from Gran Vía. It offers 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi in all areas.

Rooms at the Hostal Ballesta have flat-screen satellite TV. They come with a work desk and a safe, as well as a private bathroom. Some rooms have a private balcony.

The Ballesta has a lounge with a large flat-screen TV, and a computer room with free internet access. There is free national and international press, and drinks and snacks are available from the vending machines.

Hostal Ballesta is 650 feet from Gran Vía Metro Station, and Callao Metro Station is also a short walk away. Public parking is available nearby.

This is our guests' favorite part of Madrid, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Hostal Ballesta has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 3, 2008

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Madrid, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3!


Availability

When would you like to stay at Hostal Ballesta?

Sorry, reservations for more than 90 nights aren't possible.

Enter your dates to check availability.

Your departure date is invalid.

Check-in date
Check-out date
 
Approximate prices in USD for a 1-night stay
Loading dates...
Sleeps
Room Type
 
Show prices
Show prices
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Lock in a great price for your upcoming stay

Get instant confirmation with FREE cancellation on most rooms!

4 reasons to choose Hostal Ballesta

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English

Host Info

8.6
Host Review Score

It has recently been refurbished and is modern and economical with all the services needed to offer a pleasant stay for our guests, making it one of the best options for accommodation in Madrid’s city centre.
The Ballesta Hostel is an economic and modern hostel, situated right in Madrid´s city centre just a few metres away from La Gran Via (Madrid´s high street). Its unbeatable location gives guests a great variety of possibilities.
The Ballesta is recommended among Madrid´s downtown hostels, due to its proximity to Gran Via, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, the Old Town, Royal Palace and the Prado museum, as well as offering a wide variety of venues for entertainment.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Gran Via
    0.1 miles
  • Principe Gran Via Theatre
    0.1 miles
  • Rialto Theater
    0.2 miles
  • Victoria Theatre
    0.2 miles
  • Muñoz Seca Theatre
    0.2 miles
  • Preciados Street
    0.2 miles
  • Monastery of las Descalzas Reales
    0.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Al Cuadrado
    0 miles
  • Restaurant La Tasquita de Enfrente
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Bodega Ardosa
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Casa Julio
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Puerta del Sol
    0.3 miles
  • Plaza Mayor
    0.5 miles
  • Royal Palace of Madrid
    0.6 miles
  • Temple of Debod
    0.8 miles
  • Prado Museum
    0.8 miles
  • Retiro Park
    1.1 miles
  • Atocha Train Station
    1.2 miles
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
    2.2 miles
  • Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
    2.5 miles
  • Chamartin Station
    3.6 miles
Public transit
  • Subway Callao Metro Station
    0.1 miles
  • Subway Gran Via Station Metro Station
    0.2 miles
  • Subway Santo Domingo Metro Station
    0.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport
    8.2 miles
Amenities of Hostal Ballesta
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Laptop safe
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Hostal Ballesta takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 1:00 PM

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB American Express Hostal Ballesta accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Hostal Ballesta

  • Hostal Ballesta offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at Hostal Ballesta include:

      • Twin/Double
      • Single
      • Triple

    • Check-in at Hostal Ballesta is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Hostal Ballesta is 1,800 feet from the center of Madrid.

    • The prices at Hostal Ballesta may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.