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|Distance to city centre||0.6 km|
|"Great location and friendly staff."||(in 147 reviews)|
|"Great staff, perfect location!"||(in 110 reviews)|
|"the location was great!"||(in 50 reviews)|
|"Noisy at night time No lift"||(in 2 reviews)|
|"No fridge, air-conditioning, closet space, chairs."||(in 15 reviews)|
|"The hot water in shower does not work!"||(in 12 reviews)|
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|air conditioning or fan||in 34 reviews|
|clean and tidy||in 6 reviews|
|close to the metro||in 36 reviews|
|communicate if not spanish||in 3 reviews|
|explore barcelona||in 3 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 139 reviews|
|great location||in 198 reviews|
|great price||in 18 reviews|
|hear every sound||in 12 reviews|
|hot water||in 43 reviews|
|la rambla||in 78 reviews|
|noisy at night||in 11 reviews|
|open doors||in 8 reviews|
|room was good||in 140 reviews|
|shared bathroom||in 20 reviews|
|speaking only in spanish||in 6 reviews|
|steps away||in 7 reviews|
|undergoing renovations||in 6 reviews|
It was practical and functional in a great location. Good value and clean
The room was clean, easy to reach and few steps far from the Rambla.
Unfortunately the rooms are at the second and third floors with no lift. The fornitures are really basic but actually the price is basic too.
The staff and location is excellent. Everyone is friendly. The room was always clean. There is free wifi in every part of the hostel. I am definitely coming back!
Very well located, markets right across the road and metro station 3min away. Staff were extremely friendly and room was comfortable and big enough. Everything was kept clean at all times.
Mattresses were too soft, have us a bit of back pain. No lifts so be prepared to climb at least two flights of stairs.
The location is very close to the market La Boqueria, just beside the avenue La Rambla. To enter the main gate of the hostal, you have to ring even after checked in, which is not a problem because of its 24-hour reception and security. To enter the room, one has to go through the reception, making guests feel safer to stay in this thief-popular area. The room itself is more spacious than I expected. Facilities are clean. The staff are very welcoming and helpful, although they can't speak much English (if you can speak Spanish. That would not be a problem at all).
The staff at the night shift don't not really speak English, making the communication not going very smooth. No air-conditioning at the room, although a fan is instead offered.
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Most popular landmarks
- Palau Guell 158 m
- Placa Reial 214 m
- La Boqueria 251 m
- La Rambla 282 m
- Cathedral of Barcelona 0.6 km
- Palau de la Musica Catalana 0.9 km
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