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Review of Centre Esplai Hostel

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Centre Esplai Hostel
Belgrade, Serbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Horrible!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This is placed on booking.com as a hotel! This is rearranged office building or something like that. This SHOULD NEVER be offered to people as hotel. It is extremely misleading.
After calling the reception from another country, since I forgot the charger, I was told they will not mail it to me. It is their policy. This is very unpolite. The sour lady on phone was Magda Palomino.
I really would like my money back. No supervisor neither the person in charged.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

booked this hotel just to spend the night in inbetween two flights from the near airport.
taxi from airport to the hostel is 27 euro (fixed price 20 euro if you get any taxi from barcelona airport), from hostel to airport is around 11 euro. (10 mins journey).
the hostel is a new building, clean but very very basic. receptionist was nice. as i checked out in the early morning they've offered me a take away breakfast (a nice salami panini,sweet biscuits, juice and water). it's in the middle of nowhere... not far from the industrial area where the estrella beer factory is.
during the night you can hear a lot animals making noise :D
choosing this hostel it's a good option if you need to come from\to the airport without going to barcelona, otherwise surely chose something else.
(stayed in a room for 4 people by my self)

Room Tip: good only if you need to stay close to the airport
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank zeella
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gb
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33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

This hotel (Hostel), is known as Centre Esplai Albergue at other hotel booking sites. No WAY is this a Hotel. Very disappointed and very misleading it should not be hosted on hotel booking websites.
First of all, it looked like a prison cell. Even Prisoners get a TV. Then you get one smal sachet as a soap/shampoo. A small Towel. Very noisy outside, and walls are thin, so noise comes from next room. I could here someone snoring. Then there were Mosquitos. Was very difficult trying to get some sleep. In the morning I woke up with a few Mosquito bites.
Basin and Shower taps have timer on them. You push to start. In the Basin it stops after 4 seconds. Hav to keep on pushing. In the shower it stops after 15 seconds. Very annoying.
Breakfast was just cereal and bread. No cooked breakfast.
Only good thing is that it is close to the Airport. I will rathar spend a little bit more next time.
Take my advise. Avoid this at all costs. spend a little more, it will be well worth it.

Room Tip: Only good tip is. Use another Hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ravivekuk
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Eskilstuna, Sweden
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

I decided on this hostel as I was planning a trip to watch football at Camp Nou and I like to be close to the airport which is a 20 minute walk from terminal 2 (avoid the motorway and choose the little road which runs adjacent to it called Cami Cal Mones - look at google maps). I had seen the Scam City programme on TV and avoided taxis for my entire stay, my friends who were over to watch the match also spoke of taxi scams they had encountered too.
I was greeted at the hostel by a receptionist called Marta (Martha), she was knowledgeable and informative with a good understanding of the English language - unlike my Spanish. She explained how cheap it is to travel by public transport and where to get the ticket which allowed me to travel around the whole of Barcalona on Buses and the metroline for the whole stay for just 10 euros! Thank you Martha - you are a credit to the hostel!!
The rooms are basic but perfect for a few days stay, the shower in my room worked perfectly and the water was hot although the bathroom floor is a bit grubby from soap residues (maybe a need for flip flops next time). The balcony was large and quiet, ideal for chilling out for an hour or two before heading off in to the City again. Breakfast was a typical European affair with cereal, bread, cheese, toaster and meats etc - all of which were perfect. Vending machines are full and have water and snacks if you forgot to stock up on them while you were in the city, a good place to dispose of unwanted coins too.
The local town is well kept by an army of recycling operatives and street cleaners, very much different to the last time I visited Spain - well done Spain!

Room Tip: I was in room number 218 which had a balcony with sunshine all afternoon. I think that all balconie...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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4 Thank Travelll11ng
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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

We were in Esplai last summer. I havent got very good things to say about this hostal afterwards. Stay was quite ok, although you could here what people were talking in other rooms. Breakfast was nice, reception service was ok. And first they booked us a room that had not been cleaned. We went to the room and were quite abashed.

But thing that left me bad thoughts about this hostel is: They had a confusion in reception with the time we had booked and paid the room on the internet. So they charged for an extra night. It was quite embarrasing to go to reception when room card dont work and they claim, we havent paid for our last night there.
It appeared that it was their mistake and we had been paid for right amount of nights and they promised to pay back the extra night they charged from debit card. Well, i havent received that payment back. And they didnt answer to e-mail I send, so quite poor customer service.. I must say, quite unreliable action from this hostel. Not gonna stay in this place again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank W2716OCtraveller_
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

So I stayed and this location with my family as it was close to the airport and the photos looked great.

When I got the Hostel, I thought that I had arrived in the worst neighbourhood of Barcelona, it all looks a bit rough.

We stayed in a room of 4. Beds had lots of hairs in them, room was cold, not just from the constant droning air-con unit, but from the grey design of the rooms the stainless steel bathroom and its large emptiness. I/ we felt like we had spent the night in a prison.

Really for a hostel it was not that cheap. I stayed the night before in a cheaper hotel that was a lot nicer.

The guys on reception where nice and recommended a restaurant called Africa.

I would avoid staying again and would pay more for something a bit nicer.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rhys B
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Érd
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

I like it's design, his enviroment, it's breakfast is great and delicious, the bed is comfortable. It is easy to reach to Barcelona center, it will take you not more than half an hour. The price/value rate in this hostel is really good.

Altough...
...the cleanliness would be better...mostly as far as the breakfast facility concern (dirty cutleries, for example..). And, this hostel likes a concert hall. The acustic is perfect, altough unfortunately it is not a music place, that is why it would be problem you will hear every tiny noise. On top of that, the walls are really-really thin. Using earplugs is essential.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Arollo
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Property: Centre Esplai Hostel
Address: 08820 | Riu Anoia, 42-54, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > El Prat de Llobregat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in El Prat de Llobregat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Centre Esplai Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 3 km from Barcelona's El Prat Airport, guests at Centre Esplai Albergue can reach the city centre in 40 minutes by bus and Metro. This hostel features an indoor swimming pool and accommodation with balconies.Set in a striking, colourful building, Centre Esplai Albergue has modern decor. Each air-conditioned room and dorm has Wi-Fi, and overlooks the hostel's grounds. There are either shared or private bathroom facilities.Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast in the Centre Esplai's restaurant, which is open for lunch and dinner. There is also a lounge area.The Centre Esplai's 24-hour reception can arrange bicycle hire and guided tours of Barcelona and the Llobregat Delta. Garraf Natural Park is less than 20 km from the hostel, while the beaches around Castelldefels can be reached in 15 minutes by car.Hotel Rooms: 74 ... more   less 
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