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“The centre location with no facilities” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hostal Ruano
Ranked #313 of 407 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Bandung, Indonesia
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126 reviews
60 hotel reviews
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“The centre location with no facilities”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Stay in this hostal, during my short visit in Madrid really help me to maximum use of my time. As the location in the city centre puerta de sol which is the busiest area where shopping along the street with kind of things, restorans and only walking distance to some madrid tourist destination. Easy to reach where you can access by metro no 4 and stop at sol the hostel location just in front of the metro in the old building near the KFC. Dont thing you get anything from this hostel only the room, no heater in my room and I only found toilet I didnt find shower room and I have trouble since no one can speak english in this hostel. The room was big can accomodate upto 3 persons. For euro 25 I cant expect more........

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Masrura R
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2009

The hostel in itself isn't much, it's a building's floor made into a hostel - there are 3 others just like it in the nearby buildings. It is excellently positioned in plaza del Sol, which is the starting point for the busiest shopping street in Madrid and pretty much where everything happens.
We walked like crazy from the metro stop (which was literally in front of the hotel door) all the way up the main street because the hostel wasn't signaled in anyway, we had to ask some locals and eventually we found it.
There are 2 toilets one next to each other, very cold, separated by a thin wall (as any other room in the building). Also there is a shower down the hall. The owner is a really really old lady which only spoke Spanish, eventually we got along.
To our surprise, the wireless Internet worked perfect upon the owner granting us the network key. She also handed us with keys to our room, to the hostel door and to the building gates downstairs, in case we arrived back late in the night.
Other than this, we were constantly too tired to look for more quality, since we stayed for 2 nights and slept the third at Barajas airport on the departures floor.

All in all, Hostal Ruano makes for a super central, excellent position in Madrid with the very basic accommodations for a minimum price - works great if you're not picky.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2009

This is most noisy hotel I have ever stayed in! The staff are ok but the owner is crazy and deaf. I stayed only 1 night which was more than sufficient! Arrived about 11 am after overnight journey and needed sleep and rest. Within a few minutes of arriving there was a fight in reception between the owner and someone, which continued very, very loudly for about 1 hour. After which there was a lot of banging of doors !! Other prospective guests arrived to discover the rooms they had been promised were unavailable and had to make alternative arrangements in other hotels.

In general there are insufficient toilet and bathroom facilities for the number of rooms in the hostal and they are not very clean. The bedsheets and towels are ancient and our room needed cleaning. The walls are thin and you can clearly hear guests in adjoining rooms having sex! After having stayed in hostals in Santiago de Compostela, Vigo and Lugo this was a big let down.

Never stay in this hostal unless it is unavoidable, it is not that cheap and there is a lack of security with reception being un-staffed most of the time.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Santlon
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Property: Hostal Ruano
Address: Plaza Mayor 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
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Ranked #313 of 407 Speciality Lodging in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal Ruano 1*
Number of rooms: 30
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