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Hostal Sans
Ranked #363 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed 24 September 2013

It is a very basic hotel. It's very near to the Metro station (Plaça de Sants) and a station away from Camp Nou if you're planning to watch FC Barcelona play.

We stayed in a twin single bed room with a bathroom. The room is very small but clean. No electric kettle is provided to prepare your hot drinks but there are vending machines in the Cafeteria which has quite a selection of drinks and snacks.

Oh, we had to pay €2.88 for City Tax at the Reception Desk when we arrived. There was nothing mentioned about this when we booked through Agoda.com.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

The title says a lot- this is a very basic hotel, but for the price it is really good value.
The location is quite good. It is in a nice neighborhood that you feel comfortable walking around at night. It is also very close to Placa de Sants metro station, which is excellent. Note that as many other stations in Barcelona, Placa de Sants has two exits to it (and two entries of course, but that's less important) which are a bit far apart. This means that when you exit the station you might find it as difficult as I did finding the hotel for the first time (had you exited in the wrong exit). This is especially true since the hotel's address is unrecognizable to most locals. However all you really have to remember is not the address, but the fact that it is right on Placa de Sants itself (the plaza, not the metro) - everyone knows it...
Staff was nice and helpful, but you better brush on your Spanish a bit, if you'd like to speak to them.
The room is equipped with a fine A/C and a good shower. Other than that however, the room was quite poor. My room's only window faced the elevator shaft (good thing there was A/C) and it was very basic and outdated. I booked a double room for single occupancy the room's size was nearly OK for a single person, but I can't see how two people fir in there... It was narrow and long and there were two single beds facing each other (a double bed can't fit there) - so take note if you are a couple...
All in all, I would stay there again for a short single stay, and given I wanted to save money.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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4  Thank Ori P
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

Great price and location, but I was unlucky to have a couple young girls next to me who were unaware of the paper thin walls. I am writing this at 4:00 am and I think they are finally asleep. Unfortunately I have to catch an early train. Other than that, staff and rooms are nice.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank LoriTraveler
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Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

The hostal was easy to find from the station. Reception was friendly but despite arriving well after check in our room wasn't ready. Told to wait upstairs in the tv room for 15mins and he would bring up the key. Engrosses in planning, it was some 45 mins later I went down to find he had forgotten. This aside, the place was clean and lifts or stairs took you up the floors. Our room was a good size with a basin, corner wardrobe and desk. We had booked a double but got a twin, after the wait earlier decided not to complain. The loo and shower only a few paces down the corridor. They were clean but smelled a little. Plenty of hot water. Hand key in when you go out, give them a number on return and get a key... not sure how secure this is... overall a good stay. Recommend exploring Sants a little. Some nice bakeriea and good evening vibe.

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This hotel is a great cheap place to stay for a city break in Barcelona. Reasonably priced with A/C, private bathroom and clean. Staff was friendly and even gave us an umbrella for that rainy day in sunny Barcelona. Moreover, the hotel is a few metres away from a Metro station. Recommended

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Duncanborg
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

As soon as I entered into the hotel, the reception told us to pay city tax, did any one pay city tax for this hotel, who has stayed here? It would be great to know. This was not mentioned while booking the hotel through Agoda, and I already have paid online for this so this should have included in the price that I have already paid.

More over we booked double room 2 months early and finally we were given a twin room. WE have booked it for 5 nights and they have mentioned to shift us to a double bed room. lets see what do they do.

Will write another review when I leave the hotel.

Rooms are small but very neat and clean, location wise it was perfect.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Taskina_H
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Not great, but perfect for a nights sleep when passing through town. Clean and efficient and a good value for money -- 35€ for a single with private bathroom! Unheard of! Also, the location is great and tough to beat -- right next to 2 metros, and a short walk from the main train station and the main plaza.

I wouldn't go if I was actually staying in the city, however, as there appears to be no social life or other amenities. Also the reception staff was a bit odd ... they were overly cautious of the people coming in and out -- and weren't the best giving information.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank skybertha
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Address: Antoni de Capmany, 82, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £28 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 76
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