Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good budget location, great staffPosted Aug 8, 2014
Pros: Location, staff
Cons: The way the room is cooled
This B&B is in an apartment so it's initially hard to locate as it's just an address on the street. You have to use the doorbell speaker to call the 2nd floor and they buzz you up. Once on second floor, it's an apartment divided into several rooms and you eat in the dining room with other guests. The person who manages the rooms and cooks breakfast, Jinky, is EXCELLENT, nice, and very helpful. She made our visit pleasant. The room was not the coolest; it does have a portable air conditioner but the tube that supposed to blow the hot air outside the window was not there, so it was a battle between the hot air and the cool air of the unit. We found a bug in the bathroom on the second morning but really that was to be expected since the window has to remain open due to the AC unit. Other than that, the accommodations were very good for the low price (Barcelona is VERY expensive, even more than Paris!) and the location was fantastic as it's very near to Catalunya Square and short walk to Las Ramblas.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
Convenient, well-run, but a little over-pricedPosted Jul 28, 2014
Pros: Great location. Helpful staff. Free wifi was invaluable (given you have to book everything in Barcelona in advance these days)
Cons: Fans/aircon for rooms. Better breakfast. Clearer advert.
Location: Very close to central shops, food markets and bars/restaurants of Cuitat Vella and convenient for Airbus to/from airport.
Firstly, I have to say that the servicing of this B&B by Jinky and her staff was great. She was extremely helpful and friendly - cooking breakfast every morning and clearly going out of her way to keep the place running smoothly. However, while the location was great (on a reasonably quiet street, very close to Placa Cataluyna, La Ramblas etc, very neat the stops for the Airbus to/from the main airport) and the room was reasonably comfortable I couldn't help feeling that it was slightly over-priced and the advert slightly misleading. I was under the impression that I was renting an aparthotel room with separate bathroom AND kitchen, but this is basically a B&B with an en-suite room and communal dining room and kitchen. The inclusive breakfast was fine, but very basic and clearly the cheapest possible ham, cheese, bread etc. A little more variety and better quality would have been appreciated for the price. Finally, the room was HOT. It's Spain in summer, so that's to be expected, but a functioning fan or aircon system, or at least thick curtains/blinds to keep out the light and heat would have been good. That said, for peak season accommodation in a very central location this is still an affordable and convenient option. We had a great stay! Barcelona just isn't as cheap as it was...
for Everyoneby jaime
Center of barcelonaPosted Apr 23, 2014
For the price it is excellent. The receptionist was very helpful and very kind. Everything was very clean and comfortable. I would stay there again.
for Everyoneby Hitesh from London
Nice hotel close to Barcelona centrePosted Apr 6, 2014
Pros: Location and staff
Cons: Putting all room pictures so expectations and reality can match
Location: It's just near La Rambla and closest metro is Universitat which is open till mid night.
Location of the hotel is excellent and we were welcomed by Jinki who is the heart of the place. She made us feel comfortable,helped us with all the directions and ensured that room was clean. Breakfast was good too. It is difficult to find the place as there were no boards or any landmarks given. We would have been roaming around if we did not get a person who guided us to the place. Also the room allocated to us did not match the picture that was posted. It was a good room but just felt a little stuffy as it was facing the patio. Overall it was an awesome stay and I would like to visit this place again.Thank you very much Jinki for making our stay so pleasant and comfortable.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Clients deserve to get informed morePosted Mar 4, 2014
Pros: Location is great! very centric and safe unlike other big cities...
No hairdryer in the room, no daily housekeeping and no reception service (room information was not so), breakfast time supposed to be 9-11 according to post instruction but it turned out to be 9-10 at place, it is not the condition itself what disappointed me it was misinformation and expectations without meet. But BCN is still amazing to join under any circumstances viva Gaudi!
for Couplesby Jackson from London, UK
Nice stay, excellent location and great staffPosted Sep 17, 2012
Location: Excellent location, 7 min walk from La Rambla, 2 mins from Universitat metro station. Perfect!!!
I’ve just returned from a lovely 4 day break in Barcelona. The location is great and the at home facilities which included use of kitchen and the lovely living room was a bonus. It really felt like home away from home. Diego was lovely and VERY accommodating, he definitely made the stay more enjoyable and was always at hand to offer advise on where to go and how to go about it. My room was modern and comfortable, my only regret was that it didn’t look on to the streets it backed onto other apartments and which had large pipes and you could hear water going through it at random times of the day. This did in no part have any impact on my stay, the hotel was a comfortable resting place for me to explore the beautiful city.
for Everyoneby Mike from El Jebel, CO
Bare Bones ConveniencePosted Jun 3, 2012
Cons: No luggage drop-off before 3PM
Location: Central location, only a few blocks from the Placa de Catalunya
There is no full time staff so if you arrive before the 3PM check-in you can't drop off your luggage. This is a serious problem if you got off a cruise ship at 8AM. They do offer to hold your luggage at the main office, about 15 minutes and an extra cab ride away. There didn't appear to be any air conditioning, though one room had a wall fan. It wasn't too much of a problem in May but I wouldn't want to stay here in the summer. The central office staff was no help, but Diego, the "custodian" was very helpful. The living room and kitchen were very convenient and would be great for a family. The location was fine.