Ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Lake in the Hills, IL

Nice location.Close to all major attractions

Posted Jul 3, 2014
Pros: The location was good and the price very reasonable.
Cons: It will be good if they carry more converters for American electronic appliances and cell phones.
Location: Shopping, shopping and more shopping.
Reached there close to midnight. Very pleasant young man at the check in counter. If you are coming from Sabiha Bocken Airport, ask the bus operator for a bus that can drop you off close to the Blue Mosque. The bus operator did not recognize the hotel address and dropped me off at Tahrir square. Had to take a taxi from there to the hotel for an extra 20 Lira. This hostel is close to all major tourist attractions. Do not shop at any store in the grand bazaar or outside without comparing prices and negotiating.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ran from London

Excellent location.... brilliant staff

Posted Jun 16, 2014
Pros: Location, Service,
Excellent hotel, the room was very tidy… clean and fitted with all you might need… Staff were very helpful … Loved it .
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveler

close to all must-see sights

Posted Aug 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
very good location
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by Stig from Norway

Bad start

Posted Aug 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
It started badly. We got there quite early and sat outside their office waiting for our room or some sort of information. The one guy who worked there, kept looking at my friend in a creepy way, making her feel really uncomfortable. After half an hour of waiting we were taken to the guesthouse where our room was. It was ok. The shower was small, and there was little power in the shower head, and there was no air conditioning, so we woke up at 5 am not being able to sleep because of the heat. Having said this, everything was clean, and it was quite cheap, so I would recommend it to anyone who just wants a nice bed close to the center.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Interesting situation

Posted May 31, 2013
We went to the address and were escorted to a different apt complex. Good location, clean, secure! There were three rooms: ours had two double beds so we were comfortable. No orientation to the building! The location was central but a lot of night time activity on the street!!! We also were kept awake by the extra curricular activity prone of our suite mates. Not a good situation!!! Cancelled follow upresetvations for this reason!
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

in the heart of historical district....

Posted Jul 8, 2012 on Hotels.com
the hotel reservation was not properly done and the location is hard to find , it is like an apt building and u stay there.. Luciano is the kindest man and he sure knows how to make u feel at home..he does go out of his way to make sure u have the nicest and most pleasant stay... all i have to say is next time i travel to madrid i will book here !!
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from Liverpool

Babel Guesthouse, Madrid - convenient, well-priced

Posted Mar 28, 2012 on Hotels.com
I enjoyed my stay at Babel Guesthouse in Madrid - I was just looking for somewhere conveniently located and inexpensive and this provided both. The room wasn't huge, but was big enough for two. The location was really good, near Plaza de España and only 10-15 minutes walk from the very centre - we spent the whole weekend walking around the city, and only needed to take the metro to get from the airport and back, and although we are keen on walking around cities I would definitely count this as a central hotel. The area felt safe and was well-lit, and Madrid is buzzing at night, so there are always plenty of people about. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and there is access to a small kitchen where you can make tea, coffee etc on the hob (there was also a microwave, but we didn't use it). The only downside is the shared bathroom - we sometimes had to wait a little bit to use it, as there were about 8 people sharing it in the guesthouse, but it was spacious and clean. We had our own set of keys to the building, flat and our specific room, so we could come and go as we pleased, and there was a member of staff there from about 11am to 11pm, I think. I would recommend this hotel, and I would stay here again were I to return to Madrid.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from U.K.

oh dear

Posted Sep 27, 2011 on Hotels.com
The operative word here is Guest House, we where shocked by the poor condition and standard of this establisment. The facilities advertized were there, it did have a mini fridge in the room, it had air conditioning, it did have a tv, But (theres always a but), the room was very, very small with only two bedside cabinets, and a rack on the wall to hang your clothers, the fridge was noisy, (we unplugged it), the tv a tiny and cheap affair that because of its location high on the wall was unwatchable with a very dark picture. The air conditioning worked properly. The bathroom sorry, shower room contained a shower cubical, sink, loo and a cupboard with no doors on so you could see all the cleaning products on display, it was cleaned frequently but was sad and run down. The owner/manager was very helpfull and offered the use of a washing machine and kitchen facilities but if felt like you were use the owners own facilities. The office was down a hallway and was occupied most of the time, unfortunately they smoked almost constantly which resulted in the whole place including our room smelling of stale smoke. If you are used to on-suit facilities, tidy rooms with a wardrobe to put your things then this is definately not the place for you. The very worst feature (not under the control of the owner) was the amount of noise in the evening and early hours from the small road at the back of our room, it was impossible to sleep without earplugs,cars travelled at high speed down it all throught the night, it was also traversed by people returning home from the late bars ect and frequently used as a public urinal which we witnessed on several occasions. Avoid at all costs for a few £,s more you can get vastly superior accomadation.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from Paris, France

Babel Guesthouse in Madrid - highly recommended

Posted Jun 16, 2011 on Hotels.com
We chose the Babel Guesthouse because it was very affordable and quite conveniently located to all the major areas in Madrid. We didn't know what to expect, but when we arrived, we were very pleased. Our room was spacious and clean; there was never a wait for the bathroom; and Luciano, the man who runs the hotel, was super nice and accommodating. He helped us with directions and recommended a place for dinner -- he even made us coffee in the morning! I would tell anyone going to Madrid to stay here.