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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

All receptions staff are kind and helpful. All clean and good location Security is good at tge hotel. I like business center which I printed a very important documents Room for single is very small Breakfast need more varieties

Thank Nasser A
ResaInn, ResaInn at Residencia d'Investigadors, responded to this review

Hello Nasser, It is great that you enjoyed our central location as well as our common areas and services! Thanks for your feedback regarding the need for more varied breakfast, it will be very useful to improve. Thanks again for your comments. We hope you will come back soon! Cheers,

Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

This is a special short stay residences for academic people but accept walk-ins via bookig.com. It is recently renovated. The rooms are spacious, the amenities are good. Moreover you are minutes away from La Ramla. And the prices are much less than three stars hotels.

Thank Kasikci
ResaInn, ResaInn at Residencia d'Investigadors, responded to this review

Hey Kasikci, It is great that you enjoyed our central location in Barcelona as well as our renewed rooms! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you soon back! Best regards.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 December 2015

The hotel is only a five minute walk from Las Rambles and the metro. The room was pretty spartan but clean and the breakfast was good and the front desk staff were uniformly helpful with excellent English. Rooms on the street have interesting views but may be noisy; we had an interior room which was quiet but a bit gloomy....

Thank marcopolo314
ResaInn, ResaInn at Residencia d'Investigadors, responded to this review

Hi marcopolo314, Many thanks for your nice review! We are glad you enjoyed staying with us and we would like to thank you for your kind review about our staff. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Best regards.

Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The hotel is right in the Old City, very close to a subway station and most of the places one wants to visit or dine at. It is decorated quite simply, but our room was spacious, neat and clean. Upon seeing that we were in the senior guest category, the staff immediately changed our room to an interior one so...

Thank Marilyn T
Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

This very functional hotel is situated just off Las Ramblas in the centre of Barcelona. The rooms are clean and spacious (but not luxurious if that's what you're looking for) with a TV and good sized bathroom. The buffet breakfast is very generous. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. Will certainly be back. Thank you!

Thank Neil P
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Very nice hotel. the room was pretty big and clean. staff was great and very helpfull. the location is great, very close to La Rambla and metro station. loved it breakfast was very good. we had a very nice stays

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

The hotel has a really good location, just on a side street of La Rambla. This can be and advantage when it comes to visiting the city but it also means that it's extremely noisy. Also for some reason the door needs to be slammed for actually being closed, i.e. if you have a light sleep you will not rest...

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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

So we love this place. Clean comfortable , friendly staff includes breakfast at a very reasonable price. Don't let the idea of a hostel deter you !! A few blocks walking to Las Ramblas , metro stations, food , grocery !! We will stay here again !!

Thank sharon c
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

This hostel is very basic with dorm like rooms, I missed the cosyness of my room in madrid! However, it was clean and had everything I needed. The location is really good, just a short walk from las ramblas, and metros near by. 24 hour reception with helpful staff. There was a free breakfast which was very basic, but better...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

No complaints about the place as it was very average in terms of the room. The price was fairly affordable, especially for that area which by the way is The area to be in in Barcelona. The room was very basic but clean so that is nice. I hardly spent any time in doors so didn't really mind. I would...

Thank Bella M

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Investigadors Residence Hall is located in the centre of Barcelona, beside Rambla del Raval, only 250 meters from Las Ramblas, Barcelona's Contemporary Art Museum and the Liceu metro station, and only 200 meters from La Boquería market. It provides single and double rooms with AC, en-suite, free WiFi connection and TV. It also has a business centre, facilities for meetings and auditorium. The cafeteria serves breakfast all week long. Weekends and holidays consist of a cold buffet breakfast and hot and cold dishes are served during the rest of the week. This is the perfect option for staying in the centre of Barcelona, close to the city's interesting tourist spots. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Residencia d'Investigadors

Address: C/ Hospital 64, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Price Range: £60 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Residencia d'Investigadors 2.5*
Number of rooms: 85
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“Choose lower floor to avoid use of slow elevator”
731allanl, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms to the street may be noisy in the night”
Bozidar2012, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The exec double rooms are modern and very spacious”
jda090, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“interior rooms are quieter”
marcopolo314, 9 Dec 2015 | Read review
“It's probably best to get an interior room to avoid noise.”
361marilynt, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
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