We had a wonderful stay at this charming property, we highly recommend. The location is great, we walked everywhere and there is a metro around the block. The Plaza Oriente is beautiful, the Royal Palace is in front of the plaza. The cafe downstairs for breakfast is charming, don't expect a huge breakfast, it offered several choices of variations of continental breakfast. Try the bread with tomato/ olive oil , pleasantly delicious, fresh squeezed OJ and great coffee. BTW the taxi we took from the airport (30 Euros) couldn't drop us off in front , the area is a no car zone. We just walked a short distance. The room was a large inner room (504) sparkling clean, it was very nice to have a small bottle of Cava and red wine complementary. We were a bit warm and opened the window to an inner courtyard , it was a little noisy ( I always travel with ear plugs and a mask so I was fine). All reception staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Alina checked us in and recommended several places ( Cafe de Chinitas for flamenco (great) and Chocolateria San Gines (must go). When leaving they called us a taxi that was able to pick us up in front. Madrid is a lively, beautiful city with amazing food (dinner is late) bring comfortable walking shoes. We would absolutely return to this Hostal but would try to have a room with a view ( the plaza is beautiful).