We stayed here in late May for 5 days as we were going to Primavera festival a little down the coast. We opted for this hostel because it was a good budget option and the nearest we could find to the festival.
Arriving around midday we had to use the self service check in machine which was actually very straight forward, once we got inside and to our room we were very pleasantly surprised - before coming we had been a little skeptical because of the 2 star rating and the fact it had not had a Trip Advisor review in over a year (not any more!) but found ourselves very glad we had not changed to a different, more expensive option as it was clean, quiet with good looking modern decor.
Our very reasonably priced room had it's own bathroom and 2 decent sized bed, a window that opened a fair way AND excellent free WI-FI, no catch!
When we had to pay for our room the receptionist was very friendly and helpful despite our speaking little if any Catalan, with his small amount of English we managed to sort our room for the whole trip on the second day.
The area it is located in is quite a residential area so it was peaceful and there was a fantastic bakery just a couple of doors down from the hostel which we frequented throughout our stay.
Overall it was a great stay, I hope this up to date review will encourage others to stay in this top class budget hostel especially those destined for Primavera Fest as the bus to the festival stops just a few yards away and for those visiting the city it is just a 5 minute walk to the metro where you can get to anywhere from!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostal Athenas is a modest but clean hostel that occupies the 2nd ,3rd and 4th floor of a comercial building. Hostal Athenas is located at the heart of Sant Adrià de Besòs, a seaside city just off the city limits of Barcelona following the coast. It is very well comunicated (as little as 25 min. from the center of Barcelona city center by underground). The area is a commercial but quiet zone and counts with many shops, bars and restaurants.SERVICES- We provide hot and cold snacks and drinks- Internet point (Wi-Fi)- Laundry- Fax service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Athenas Sant Adria De Besos, Spain