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AinB B&B Born-Via Laietana
Ranked #232 of 305 Barcelona B&B and Inns
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Decent Central Hotel”
Reviewed 20 June 2012

All in this was a surprisingly nice stay. We had read some negative reviews but we found the stay to be above average. The room was clean, basic but for our purposes fine, and was serviced most days. Clean towels available on request, the kitchen was always well stocked. Shared bathrooms clean and plentiful. Less of a hotel more or a guest house/hostel but the staff were excellent, particularly Marvin. Always there to answer questions or assistance. The Main draw of this place is the price and location. Its smack bang in the city centre. Walking distance to most places and minutes away from the Metro. I'd use it again no problem.

The only negative, but it didn't bother me much was its on a main road in Barcelona, so traffic is LOUD. But with the windows closed its not so bad and its a small price to pay and an obvious one considering such a central location.

This is a budget hotel, don't expect 3 or more star service. If you spend 50 euros a night to stay in the city centre then your an idiot to expect luxury. Great hotel for people who are not uptight!
:P

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

very dirty and showerhead broken from the only shower which would have been comfotable to use(room floor and bathroom). I did not expect much of a breakfast but this was realy not good at all. We went to the shop and bought some ourself.
The aircondition was not working so we had to sleep in a room with bad air. Could not leave the window open because the house is right on the noisiest street of town (which is not the problem of the hostal, only that the aircondition was not working!). We couldn't open the window because outside in front of it was a mashine standing. Changing rooms was not possible, was all booked out. (that's what they said)
I will not stay in this hostal again!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Great cheap rooms. No ensuite but plenty of bathrooms , so no problem. In situ staff very helpful but difficult to gain initial entry to apartments. Waited 50 minutes.
Very noisy because of traffic. Advise earplugs. Slept well the second night as so exhausted.
Good selection of self service breakfast.
Excellent location.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2012

I stayed in this apartment in May 2012 for a night, and it was terrible. Really hard to find and the property lady was right up there with the rudest, money-hungry person I've met. Terrible breakfast where the only thing was a stale cereal!!
Showers are cramped and base fills up with water leaving your feet soaked in soap

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

This accomodation is very bad.

- There is no signing, not even on the doorbells. So it's really hard to find.
- The staff is just rude. Not friendly or helpful, not even smiling.
- The rooms dont look anything like the pictures presented on the internet. They are dark and very simple. Just a bed, a closet and a chair.
- The bed is uncomfortable.
- The rooms are on the street side, so it's extremely noisy the whole time (day and night). Cars, people, metro's.
- The showers are very very small. It's not even possible to bend over to wash your feet. Also if you shower with two perons at the same time, the water pressure is very low and the water is cold. And they are dirty. The towels didnt get changed for over three days.
- Breakfast is bad. There is no normal coffee and no cheese (only once, in five days)

Do not go here!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Kavala, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2010

A nice hostel on a noisy road....
Clean and chip!! :)

Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2010

I booked this bed and breakfast based on how clean and stylish its rooms looked when we booked it through booking.com and looked at it on various other websites. However, the pictures the company use to draw you in are fake. When we arrived the room was dirty and not at all well maintained. The showers were stained and the toilet seats were broken and of a very poor, cheap quality. The kitchen was also old and in a general state of disrepair. Breakfast was not worth it. They serve the cheapest bread, juice and jam possible and the milk just sits on the side for the whole morning while all the guests help themselves. This bed and breakfast is obviously run without any love or care in the cheapest way possible so as to generate the most money for the owners. Don't think you might be lucky and get the nice bedroom featured, I looked round them all and none of them were of a good standard. Stay here only if you are not bothered about the quality of the rooms or their overall standard or cleanliness. It isn't nice and you will be waiting for 30 minutes when you arrive for someone to let you in. It ruined the first day of our holiday.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Carrie069
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Property: AinB B&B Born-Via Laietana
Address: Via Laietana 46, ppal 2, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #232 of 305 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — AinB B&B Born-Via Laietana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully Renovated on January 2016 This Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Barcelona, surrounded by the picturesque streets of the Gothic Quarter, offers charming rooms in the cultural heart of the city.The Bed & Breakfast via Laietana is one of the most emblematic streets of downtown Barcelona, very near the Cathedral of Barcelona. It is also just minutes from the famous Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and the lively Born district.The rooms are decorated in a simple and informal, with typical floor tiles and exquisite curtains. High ceilings and French windows lend charm of this establishment.The rooms have communal baths, and between the facilities of the hotel include a TV room with DVD player and a kitchen 24 hours. ... more   less 
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