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Hostal Barcelona
Ranked #280 of 760 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“do not go here!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

If you have seen the "professional" photos of this hostel you probably had the impresion that the place is nice, confortable, clean.... when you come inside of the room you will se the real situation. Bed is very uncomfortable, pillow is hard and connected for two people together, room size is tiny tiny, hardly place to walk around.
In the bathroom the shower is from the 2nd world war and it hit's you so hard with the level of presure that the bruisees remain on you skin.
We did not sleep until 4 AM because of the noise from outside ( and it was a regular day) and slept hardly at all because of the low confort.
Had the booking for 4 nights and ran out like crazy after first night and found other accomodation.
The only thing that I can say as a possitive is the near by of La Rambla but Barcelona is very convinient to be seen through metro that distance should not be a an issue.
In total- one of the worst hotel experiences and the price is not at all approachable to this level of service!!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Hi,

First of all the area near the hotel is a little bit funky but i had no issues, also it is very good location, only a 10 minute walk down to the waterfront and the same to the ramblas.

The hotel staff were always very helpful and spoke very good english, the room was also ok basic but you get what you pay for.

The only downside was the sparce breakfast but there are plenty of cafes nearby.

Would i come here again, yes.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zabbar, Malta
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

The hotel was quite as described although room was a little small than expected. Window led to the internal shaft so anyone who talked could be heard. Nonetheless, the hostal in general and the room were very very clean which is a plus. The breakfast is quite normal with toast, yogurt, fruit and cereal but is enough to keep you going.

The staff were very nice and extremely helpful with every query we had. Thank you :)

Location was great too. It is only minutes away by walk from the Metro station. The area is very lively full of restaurants and bars. Also to mention the hotel is in walking distance from La Rambla which makes it perfect for someone who wants to stay up late.

Room Tip: Great Location, staff & value for money
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

The title pretty much sums it up. The location could be somewhat better as it is a bit out of the way from the main attractions but it is still located within a neighbourhood where there is always something happening in the evening (not too far from some €5 Sangria!). The rooms were all clean, as were the bathrooms (thank god) and it was more of a hotel than a hostel in comparison to the hostels I've stayed in previously. Quite pricey, but as are most things in Barcelona it seems. Staff are lovely and very helpful, and they get you a good discount for the Barcelona Hop on/Hop Off bus service (which is a good idea if you've only got a day in Barcelona, as we did). However I can't quite recommend the breakfast as it was nothing special, and definitely not worth what you pay for it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vicky1995
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Bklyn, Ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

I am long overdue in writing this review, but here it is. Hostal Barcelona is basic in its amenities, but clean, centrally located (off the one of the main thorofares - Avenida Para-lel), with an efficient staff throughout. Stayed there with a group of friends in the summer of 2012 for a full week b/4 leaving on a cruise, and then returned there with my roommate for the overnight before returning home. There are real rooms (read: with private bath) and the traditional dorm style rooms.The private rooms are small and not fancy, but serve the purpose well. It is in an excellent location both for those who prefer to walk around town and for those who like to use public transportation. The side street it's on is a bit on the 'grungy' side, but this group of 5 women and 1 man had no problems. The clientele itself was a nice mix of older couples on holiday, small families, single travelers. Although the hostal was full when we stayed there, thankfully it was quiet. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone who wants somewhere to use as a good 'home base' from which to daytrip around Barcelona and it's environs. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

this was my first time in a hostal and i was pleasantly surprised. i had a twin room for single use and the room was spotless, soap and towels were changed every day, and the continental breakfast was just that. i was worried about noise as i had read some reviews complaining, but apart from a couple of rowdy episodes the first night i had no problems, the double glazing is very effective in keeping out the street noises. a good mix of clientele age- and nationality-wise. would recommend and would definitely use again

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank betty p
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Property: Hostal Barcelona
Address: Carrer Roser 40, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Montjuic
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #280 of 760 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Barcelona 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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