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“Good hostel but many things could be improved.”
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Hostal Q
Ranked #63 of 308 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Tokyo, Japan
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Good hostel but many things could be improved.”
Reviewed 19 July 2013

The location of the hostel is very convenient. Just right in front of the exit of Urquinaona station. You could walk to Pl. Catalunya to catch an airport express or to the Barcelona tourisme counter within 5 minutes.

Staff are very friendly and helpful. There are free coffee and biscuit provided at the cafeterior all the time.

However, the room was so dark. There was obviosly not enough lighting and they even used the light in shower room for room light. The shower room was see-through. Although there was a blind to conceal, it couldn't do any help with the light inside the shower turned on since everything could be seen anyway.

Although they changed towels and made up room everyday, the towels were rags with many holes and very thin.

There was a flat screen TV provided but I couldn't manage the Spanish appeared on the screen anytime I was trying to turn it on so I gave up watching. The room was very basic with no fridge also.

I requested a room with windows and was given a cornor room on the 1F. Since it was facing the main street and on the lower level it was noisy from people chatting from the pub and restaurants downstairs at night and in the morning.

It is a good hostel but the worst one we experienced in comparison although it was the most expensive one we paid for in Spain. This is Barcelona where accommodations are expensive so don't expect too much from the price you pay though.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portals Nous, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Coming back from a long journey we had a night stopover in Barcelona. Arrived at the hostal very late - the gentleman at the reception was super - very friendly and helpful. The room was basic but very clean. The shower is part of the room with just glass between the bedroom and bathroom. Would go back again - it was cheap and well worth the money - also very central.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Haines Alaska
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This hotel has good bang for your buck, especially in such a great location. It is very clean and has a great little computer room (hotel wide internet) and breakfast room. the front desk was very helpful. They had tea water and instant coffee and sweet rolls if you wanted a really simple breakfast fare.From Hostal Q it is a straight shot up the street a few blocks to Catalunya Square where there is a mall and lots of bus stops, and if you stay going straight another block you will hit Las Ramblas. I would highly recommend this hotel except for one thing- it is terribly noisy, all night and all day. About 3-7 am is the worst. Street folk drink and fight and taunt eachother in the square under the windows , vehicles screech by, and even with earplugs my roommate got no sleep. Do not get a street-facing room. Room 110 was bigger than ours for the same price, and on the inside.

Room Tip: Do not get one facing the street! The center rooms are bigger and less noisy
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We spent a few nights in hostal Q before heading to a 4 star hotel outside barcelona (for a wedding). Hostal Q was so much better and more comfortable. The rooms are really nicely designed and decorated, and have double size walk-in showers and nice relaxing lighting. The staff are really friendly and in addition to the free wi-fi, there are also several laptops provided in a communal area for planning your trip.

There is also a kitchenette with a supply of tea and coffee, biscuits, and some croissants (prewrapped) for the mornings.

The location of the hostal is amazing too with only a short walk to the placa catalunya and la rambla.

Would definitely stay here again¬!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Great little hotel, very central to main bus stops and Renfe train stops. Aeroport bus goes from right outside airport terminal to 'Placa Catalonia' central bus stop which is literally 3mins walk from hotel. When you check in they do tell you about breakfast being served in kitchen each morning but just note that it's just tiny cakes in a plastic wrapper so you will definitely need to actually buy a breakfast else where to set you up for the day. All in all would def recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paphos, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

+ Hotel is located in a perfect area. Gothic Quarter, Plaza Catalonia, and La Ramblas is just 10 minutes on foot. Metro station is also next to the hotel.
Rooms are very clean and the towers are changed every day.
Even breakfast is not offered, there is a small kitchen where you can take your breakfast. Cappuccino, tea, orange juice, cakes & biscuits are served for breakfast free of charge. There is an automatic machine with snacks and drinks.
Free wi-fi is available and also 3 laptops for common use.
Hairdryer is available upon request.
Recommended ! ! !

- Small dark rooms. Very noisy. It will be helpful if you have earplugs with you.

Room Tip: Inside rooms are quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2013

The hostal is nice, clean and the rooms even if they are small they are really pretty. It s the perfect solution if you are travelling with a low budget (it costs something less than 40 euros fro a double!). A little breakfast is included. Even if a little noisy at night, it has a perfect location, you can reach the downtown, the gotic barrio and gaudi's houses by walking!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Q
Address: Ronda Sant Pere, 22, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 308 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Q 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hostel Q has 21 double rooms, functional and comfortable. All rooms have private bathroom, LCD TV, air conditioning and heating. Most of them face to the street plenty of natural light. There are rooms with queen size bed and others with two beds. Remember selecting the appropiate option when you book your room. The rooms are fully equiped, all with a full bathroom with a fantastic rain shower. The room has a flat screen TV, and free wifi signal inside the room. The Guest rooms are completely new, we are opening on summer 2011. This new urban design makes the hostal Q a excelent place to enjoy Barcelona, without spending a lot of money. We offer a new and demanded kind of hotel establishment, simplicity, quality, design and especially a good price. ... more   less 
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