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Poprooms Barcelona
Ranked #312 of 739 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Reviewed 8 November 2010

Actually, this hostel is very noisy! And when them recieve your money, their attitudes become quite unpatience and unfriendly. Please image, if you can't sleep well, how can you enjoy a good time in barcelona!
Ps: there is no internet as they promised, since the password and the name of WiFi does not match and they are not willing to solve this problem. Besides, the strange smell here make you hardly for breathing.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2010

We booked two double rooms with bathrooms. They gave us one six bed room buth with one bathroom, The room smell bad. One cleaning during 6 days. We paied 180 Euro per night. For the same average person rate of 45 Euro you can find a 3 or 4 stars hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 July 2010

Hello,

I stayed at ramcat this summer for 10 days and was really really impressed. I was very worried when i read some of the reviews on the internet, but the place turned out exceptionally good. the location is with no doubt perfect, you will find yourself at the center of the center of barcelona. Security was my first worry, the building is very secure, it has cameras on the stairs and you will be given 3 sets of keys (building, apt, and room). Cleaning is provided and the place is always very very clean. The kitchen has everything you might need and more and on top of that, there is a PC with internet connection from 10 am to 10 pm. It is very close to the supermarket.

Everytime i go back to barcelona, i plan on staying at the ramcat hostel, especially for the price they charge.

I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled solo
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Thank aymane07
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Reviewed 29 June 2010

Ramcat is a series of apartments in an extremely well located building. It is just off La Rambla in a secure building. It was extremely clean, and had good facilities - great kitchen, free internet, and hot shower. It was also about €20 pppn for a (very small) private double, which is good value.

HOWEVER, be warned of the following:
- It was ridiculously noisy. Not because of the streets outside, but the people inside! Maybe we were just unlucky in that we had some shouty Germans and inconsiderate Spaniards staying there during our stay, but the walls are paper thin and every slammed door reverberates through your body. It's not very relaxing - bring your earplugs!
- there was only 1 bathroom between 2 big dorms and 1 private room. If these were all full, that would mean 12 people sharing one shower and toilet! Even though it wasn't full, there were long queues!

On balance, I wouldn't stay at Ramcat again. However, if you simply want a clean and very central place to lay your head for a weekend, it's not a bad shout and it's good value.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2010

Having spent the previous night in a random hostel where I shared a room with 3 other people, this was definitely a step up. Although I booked a room with a single bed, I got moved to one with a double. The apartment was modern and clean, and the rooms were quiet and comfortable. Although it's been done on a budget, it feels like someone has made actually made an effort to decorate the place.

I think this apartment is in two different locations, which may explain the varying quality of the reviews. The place I stayed had 4 rooms with 2 people in each, a kitchen, and a bathroom.

Downsides? Because it is an unmarked door down a side street, it can be a little difficult to find when you come back late at night after knocking back a few beverages. Also, the internet wasn't working on the computer while we were there. All in all though, it was decent place to stay on a budget.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank movint
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Reviewed 6 May 2010

Stayed at RamCat in a 5-bed room for three nights. I think the only problem is the check-in system, as the reception is open only frmo 12 to 21, otherwise you have to pay a very very high additional fee. We managed to check in through a friend of us who lives in Barcelona, so did not have not pay additional costs or had any problem at all.

RamCat is SUPER central, very quiet little street (not dangerous at all at night) just behind the beginning of La Rambla. The room was big enough for 5, beatiful window on the street, shared bathroom (was our booking choice) but found it always clean. There is also a shared and well equipped kitchen and a free internet point.

I would definitely reccomend this place, especially for young people.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank eos1
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Reviewed 22 March 2010

We chose this accomodation as we wanted a romantic city break, on a rather tight budget. We tended to use the apartment only for sleeping, showering and making dinner. luckily Barcelona has so much to do so we hardly stayed in.
We were on the third floor, which consisted of three rooms (one big dorm and 3 smaller rooms) Though the building itself was rather rickety and retro, the location was fantastic!!
Check in is a bit awkward as you have to call up in advance and meet outside the Hard Rock Cafe, but he was on time so no problems there.

-The Good-
Funky, design decor as we entered and a large, well equipt kitchen that catered to my culinary experiments! Gas stove AND oven meant I could make a variety of dishes.
Free internet between 10am-10pm
Fantastic location. Pretty cosy overall but we were lucky that it was not peak season and we more or less had the place to ourselves. On the first night there was a large group next door, that were loud and disruptive. Perhaps not a very romantic place to stay in peak time. Probably better for backpackers in peak.
As there is no reception and you rarely see any staff except upon arrival, it almost feels like this is your own little apartment. However, this is probably as we were lucky enough not to have to share it with others most of the trip.

-The Bad-
Our double room was very cramped, consisting of a rather small double bed, a wardrobe and not much space to move around in between. Though on the plus side it motivated us to get out of there and make the most of Barcelona.
The bathroom was clean, however the toilet seemed to be leaking and the floor was always wet despite the lack of guests using it.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Tallers 18, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Ramcat)
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
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Ranked #312 of 739 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: £20 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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