The reason for choosing this hostel was it's apparent handy location between the Plaza Catalunya & the Arc de Triomph. However, on the day of our arrival my partner and I had trouble finding the hostel. When we got to the 'Ronda de Sant Pere' (the street of the hostel) , our first impression of it was : not good. There were no clear signs that lead us to the hostel, in fact it was hidden away on the first and second floors, had we not been tourists, we would've mistaken it for a normal apartment.
The room we stayed in had no proper air conditioning, there was only a small window looking onto a closed courtyard and there were noises from the kitchen or cafe during the night which disturbed our sleep....there were also noises coming from one of the walls (presumably the water pipes) which did unnerve me a little. The door to the actual landing where our room was located was hard to open and jammed a lot - we had to call the owner a few times for help to open it late at night.
All in all I'd give this hostel a 2 out of 10.
- Also Known As:
- Hostal Subirats Barcelona, Catalonia