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Hotels/B&Bs/ Hostels?

Which is better value in Barcelona ? Hotel/ B&B , Hostel ? We would appreciate any recommendations . Our budget is apptox 70- 100 US / night . We are a retired couple but happy to rough it a little.

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1. Re: Hotels/B&Bs/ Hostels?

Hi,

In Spain there is a class of accommodation between hotels and hostels called hostAls.

Hostals are usually small family run hotels that typically have a breakfast room but do not have a dining room or bar. One that is consistently recommended on this forum is Hostal Oliva, and it was no.14 in the Sunday Times Travel 'World's Best 100 Hotels' in 2009

http://www.hostaloliva.com/

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2. Re: Hotels/B&Bs/ Hostels?

It is hard to know what is better value. Sometimes you pay a little bit more and gain a whole lot in quality.

I would look through something like http://www.booking.com you get nearly 600 hotels listed for the city.

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Thank you - will check it out

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I am staying in Hotel Curious in Feb with my father and son, it seems to get good reviews and is just off Las Ramblas so a decent spot. Do not think it would be too far off your budget.

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5. Re: Hotels/B&Bs/ Hostels?

Hola Gallavant!

A few weeks ago, another member was asking about a B&B located down near the harbourfront. I don't know what he decided (since he never wrote back) but we DID figure out that his B&B cost more than a 3-star hotel. In that case, his B&B was not such a good value because the 3-stars can be quite nice, with more services and amenities (like a swimming pool!).

Try searching for hotels here on TA Barcelona Hotels, booking.com or Venere.com. You can input your price range, dates and other parameters. The area around Placa Catalunya is very convenient for airport arrival/departure, sightseeing and dining. We stayed in L'Eixample, near Passeig de Gracia, and loved strolling at night on the way back from dinner.

One place near there which a foodie friend uses on his regular visits to Barcelona is Hostal Goya. Hotel Curious, recommended by Linz68, has a sister hostal down on La Rambla. It's the Hostal Mare Nostrum.

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187497-d239531…

Good luck and have fun!

Edited: 27 January 2011, 14:40
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6. Re: Hotels/B&Bs/ Hostels?

Thank you Guigis - am still searching so your info is great .

Gallavant!

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