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“Cheap and cheerful but noisy.”
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Hotel Barbara
Ranked #479 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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“Cheap and cheerful but noisy.”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Our room was clean but facing a small dark courtyard so felt very dingy, you could hear noise from the hall and other rooms all night, toilets flushing and doors slamming. Staff friendly, area a bit questionable, a lot of ladies of the night and their 'men' hanging around near the hotel but never caused any problems or bothered us. It was in the Raval area and very close to Las Ramblas. We had breakfast one morning it was choice of croissant and toast and coffee and orange juice. A bit expensive for EUR 5 each in my opinion. Go to the market and have breakfast, fantastic experience. We got a very cheap last minute deal, but if you can afford to pay more, I would suggest to pay more and stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

Recomended, basic but clean, fab location not too noisey on a night. Staff have great English and are really happy to help. Able to relax after a week campin at Bennicassim festival. Hotel is not fancy but offers a clean bed for the night. I fell in love with the city

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Okay, some unavoidable things: rooms are basic, breakfast is expensive and the road isn't very reputable at night.

However, we didn't order breakfast, we got fruit from the market and pastries from a shops down the road. The road itself, we didn't really go out on at night because we were so tired from being out all day, but when we did venture out at night, no one came up to us and, with my boyfriend there, I still felt safe. I don't know how I'd feel about going by myself though.

On the whole, the hotel was very clean (cleaners in every day, no mess and, thankfully, no bugs!) and had everything we needed. We went as a couple and booked a triple room as it was the only one left for our last minute trip, and I would definitely recommend this. The triple room was a perfect size - we pushed two of the beds together and used the other as a sort of table/sofa/storage. There was a safe in the room which we used, 4 euro a night, which for the peace of mind it gave us, we thought was very reasonable.

The best thing about the hotel, aside from the lovely receptionists (2/3 were really helpful and pleasant, maybe we just caught the third at the end of her shift or something but I think helpful would be the last word I would use to describe her), was the location. Literally two minutes to Las Ramblas, which meant it was very close indeed to the Gothic quarter. Took us twenty minutes to walk to the beaches. No where was more than a forty minute walk, which is no problem because the city is beautiful. The walks could be avoided by using the public transport, but we didn't really see much point.

The hotel is basic, yes. But the location is perfect, the room was clean, the staff largely helpful. You get what you pay for, and this didn't cost a lot. On the whole, we were largely very satisfied.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Barbara
Address: Marques de Barbara 22, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
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Wheelchair access
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Ranked #479 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Barbara 1*
Number of rooms: 58
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