We have stayed in Barcelona a number of times now and each time we find something new.
The accommodation at the El Born Guest House was everything we needed, lovely air conditioned room with nice balcony, spotless bathroom and bedroom.
The manager Hernan greeted us, and explained everything and gave recommendations for places to eat and visit even though we arrived at 10pm.
The location was absolutely perfect for us, just 100 meters from the Estacio De Franca.
We took the train from Barcelona airport to Estacio De Franca station
(Only €4.20 per person each way 40 mins and just 1 transfer).
The El Born area is great for Bars and eating places and because you are so central easy to walk to almost all the attractions.
We walked to Las Ramblas, the beach, Sagrada Familia, The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc /Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and many other attractions over our three day visit, so as long as you are used to walking its all easily doable, if not just jump on the train.
Would highly recommend this place if you are staying in Barcelona.
The room with a twin bed was smaller than expected (about the size of a walk-in closet), but adequate for one. You have to maneuver to get out of the shower, as the bathroom was very cramped. Also, this room is located literally right behind the check-in counter and hotel front door, so you hear every guest entering/exiting/checking in, which affected my sleep. Other than that, all the basics needed for a single hotel room were covered and the wifi worked great. The location of this hotel is also great. The check-in process can be confusing, as the door to the street is locked, so be sure you have the hotel phone number if the buzzer does not get you in. It also helps if you call the hotel and coordinate your arrival time prior, as I witnessed 2 guests sitting and waiting for the owner to arrive during my stay.
Stayed for 3 nights last week and was pleasantly surprised with the location and size of the room for the cheap price we paid. Our room overlooked a courtyard but had natural sunshine all day due to a huge window and had a tv with plenty of channels and a clean and lovely bathroom. The hotel was cleaned every day when we were out - perfect! Location was perfect, next to a big train station so easy to get to and from the airport. The only issues I had with this hotel is that the walls are thin and you can hear a lot of noise from other people in the area, and also there was an issue with payment where I was accused of not paying even though I definitely had (soon resolved). Would recommend for a city break!