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“recommended - very special, cosy, great location, valuable - no TV” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hostal Grau
Ranked #61 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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“recommended - very special, cosy, great location, valuable - no TV”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

we were a group of 4 , me+my boyfriend (30y), my dad and my boyfriends mum (60y); so we had one double room with bathroom and two "twin type" rooms as single rooms with bathroom.

rooms were very nice, but minimalistic. no TV! we didnt have a closet in the doubleroom, the twin rooms had one and were much more spacious. Each room has a different interior design, all are nice and sweet.

the location is perfect, 1 min from plaza catalunya, where all the airport buses, city buses, tourist buses and the metro stop, 1 min to the rambla.

the rooms that are on the outside have balconies but are a bit noisy cause ther is a lot going on in front of the hotel, which i liked.

bathrooms are tiny but very nice and clean and with all you need.

Free WLAN is working well in the rooms, and there is a really nice "living room" with a
computer with internet that you can use for free.

we all liked the hotel really much, and recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Mill Creek, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Hosteria Grau is a very good hotel in a great location in central Barcelona. It is located just off La Rambla and close to the metro to reach all the major sites. The is friendly and accommodating. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment on an upper floor, which was easy to reach by elevator or stairs. The hotel appeared to be a state of renovation, but the apartment was clean and suited our needs well. The location is in a great atmospheric neighborhood. We did not see the standard or smaller rooms, but highly recommend the apartments for families or larger groups.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

I just got back from my stay at Hosteria Grau and I would go back again in a heartbeat. The building and rooms are charming and the staff was terrific. My foreign language skills are bad but the staff was able to communicate with me in a mixture of slow Spanish and English, so it was not a problem. They were warm and welcoming and bent over backwards at every opportunity to provide excellent service and answer all my questions. The room was clean and well taken care of; the breakfast isn't fancy but it's convenient and enough to keep you going. There's a great sitting room, which provides a nice place to relax and use the computer available. It's also close enough to Las Ramblas to have easy access without the noise and cost associated with staying on Las Ramblas. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed March 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, IL
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

We stayed in Hosteria Grau in December 2011. The lobby was nicely decorated for Christmas and really gave the place a "winter ski lodge" feel. The person at reception was really great and allowed us to lock up our bags as we arrived really early, he gave us a great suggestion for a breakfast place too. There is a mezzanine that is nice a comfortable and includes a computer that is free to use. The rooms are plain, but really comfortable and our room was super quiet. The bathroom was clean and modern. The location can't be beat. It is just off of Las Ramblas, but far enough away, that it is not too noisey. Overall we enjoyed our stay here and would stay here again if we are ever lucky enough to return to Barcelona.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

We stayed here about 6 or 7 years ago ( Twice ) and really must return, this year we didn't get a Christmas card from them so it must have been a while ago since our last visit.
We visited Barcelona 3 times and on the first visit stayed at a really bad hotel ( I have reviewed this ) so on our walks around the city looked for somewhere else to stay. We found this little gem on our travels.
The staff are friendly, the hotel is clean and the rooms are small but do the job perfectly. Our room was at the rear so the view of the back yard was not great, but who cares about views of a back yard from somewhere you just sleep in, we were hardly in the room and spent most of our time enjoying this fantastic city. The hotel is centrally located just off La Rambla and very close to the main square where the Taxi's and airport bus drop you off. A short walk, and it is a short walk from the square and your at the hotel.
The Hotel just feels Homely can't quite put my finger on why? But it does. Receiving a yearly Christmas card made us feel like one of the family.
I have not long started using Trip Advisor which is why this is nearly 7 years out of date, but I can see that the place has not changed much from our visits by reading all the recent reviews.
We are planning on a return soon and this is the place we will book without question.
PS. Trip advisor does not go back eairly than March 2011. So I have ticked this box LOL! But as I have said this is a review going back 6 - 7 years.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Haven
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

We in America are not accustomed to people stopping everything to listen and tend to your needs. We were greeted with enthusiasm and caring, and that level of dedication continued til the end of our stay. We would go back in a minute!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

I stayed at this hostel in early 2012 and highly appreciated its central situation (2 min. by foot from Plaza Catalunya), as well as the harmonious decoration and friendly staff. Sanitaires and everything else are nice and clean. Perfect place to enjoy your visit in BCN for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Nounoursita
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Property: Hostal Grau
Address: C/Ramelleres 27 | Raval, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#42 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Grau 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family eco-chic hotel located in the center of Barcelona, only 2min walking distance from Las Ramblas. We have a "green" philosophy and we are just about to Get the gold Leed Certifation(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System ). Decoration is fresh, mostly white with eco products and natural furniture. Our beds are organic and hand made beds "Naturalmat and Coco-mat". Reception opened 24hrs and freen internet access. ... more   less 
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