This is a small hostal, on the 4th floor of a building (ring bell to enter), with an antique but perfectly working lift. Note there are maybe 5 of so steps to reach the lift.
The staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient, but just be aware they don't speak any English at all, so have your phrasebook handy! We didn't find this to be a major problem, though.
The rooms are decent sized, and probably better than what one would expect for the price paid. Due to it being in an old building though, there may be some plumbing issues - not major problems, just water taking a long time to drain and things like that. Some rooms face the street, which give better views but also more noise, so if you're a light sleeper, ask for a quieter room - we were too tired to let any noise keep us awake!
We had some hesitation booking it due to there being no English reviews at the time, but relied on the foreign language reviews and the help of google translate :) We now think this hostal should rank higher than in currently does.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Santa Isabel is located in one of the most prestigious district of Madrid in terms of museums and restaurants: the Center district. Opened in 1969 and refurbished in 2005, the Hostel Santa Isabel has everything you need to make you feel at home; a family hotel with meticulous cleanliness and a good price-quality ratio. Rooms with full en-suite bathroom and toiletries, air conditioning, central heating, colour television with remote control and Wi-Fi access. ... more less
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