Clean cozy shared flat not far from city centre
Posted Sep 22, 2015
The hostel was clean and well-prepared. I was met by a staff member who was very polite and helpful and took time to explain the city map and make recommendations. Only complaint is the walls are not very sound proof - the doors can be quite noisy, loud and echo-y opening and closing at night as people come in. Otherwise would highly recommend to other travellers looking to stay near the city centre but at a reasonable price. It's about 10 minutes from Catalunya plaza, and right on the Gran Via with all the luxury brand shops. The flat also features a lovely breakfast room and pleasant, if small, balcony. Kitchen was well-stocked with appliances and dishware. There are 2 full bathrooms with showers and one single toilet. These can be a bit busy in the mornings. Also a great little local bar just next door that makes fabulous sangria, without skimping on the alcohol or watering it down like many touristy places do. Wifi in the flat was reliable, fast and free. I would gladly stay here again if I came to the city. One quirky bit is the building lift which is the narrowest I've ever seen! My friend and I could barely fit with our bags. Guess that just comes with an older building. Positive aspects of its age are the lovely high windows and gorgeous tiles on the floor of the flat.