Plusses: situated right in the center, within walking distance to many sights (Prado, Opera, Plazas), room spotless, good beds, friendly and familiar atmosphere. Breakfast ok for 3 euros. Great chance to practise your Spanish since hostal personnel hardly able to speak decent English.
Minusses: loud environment, so impossible to sleep with window open; strong smell of chlorex in the room. Considerable fly in the ointment: new Camper shoes, bought on the Calle Arenal on Monday, Oct 31 for 160 euros and kept in a shop paper bag by the bed, disappeared from the room! Nobody knows "whodunnit", so when adding this loss to the room price, the room price stopped being a bargain - although the shocked receptionist offered not to charge for breakfast. Too bad.More
- Free Wifi