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Washington, DC
Reviewed 4 September 2009

This is a terrific place to stay if you're the traveler who doesn't focus on hotel amenities. The rooms and common areas are clean and well-kept. Air conditioning is controlled by room. The hotel about a 5 minute walk to La Rambla and is just blocks away from Barcelona's gay nightlife. My partner and I were able to enjoy Barcelona...

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barcelonacitycentre, Gerente at Barcelona City Centre Hostal, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks a lot for your feedback, it is very useful for everybody! We know many people loves that the air-conditioned in the room is controlled individually. Thanks appreciating our location and cleanliness. Hope to see you again! Best regards. Maria Manageress (Barcelona City Centre Hostal) Barcelona City Hotels

Reviewed 2 September 2009

We stayed for 3 nights in August 2009 and would definitely return. The staff at the hotel were all polite, courteous and professional and the front desk staff were extremely helpful when asked for directions etc... Location wise, it is perfect for staying close to Las Ramblas, a short walk to the Hop On Hop Off Bus stop and great...

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bcncityhotels_com, Gerente at Barcelona City Centre Hostal, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your positive feedback and rating us as an excellent place! We thank also considering positively our location, attention... I hope to see you again in our place. Best regards. Maria Manageress (Barcelona City Centre Hostal) Barcelona City Hotels

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 26 June 2009

This was our second stay, after lodging here in 2006. The location is excellent, not far from Las Ramblas, and only a couple of blocks from Passeig de Gracia station (trains for Sitges, Airport; subway). We travel with a wheelchair, and we were given a triple at the double rate (less than 70 euro/night, in such a location!). We found...

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barcelonacitycentre, Gerente at Barcelona City Centre Hostal, responded to this review

Hi! First of all, thanks for sharing your experience in our place. This is a bit personal response, I don't find any other way to answer it. Excuse me if it disturbs... I remember you perfectly as I managed both bookings you made in our place, as on that moment I was working in the accommodation we first opened, the...

san francisco
Reviewed 2 October 2007

All of the positive reviews of this place must have been by the owners themselves. They fooled us into thinking it was a nice, clean and simple hotel, which it was not. They smoke in the lobby, the rooms have bare white walls, linoleum floors, moldy baseboards and weird blankets. And the window opens to a ventilation shaft that lets...

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bcncityhotels_com, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelona City Centre Hostal, responded to this review

Hi! First of all, thanks for sharing your opinion with other people planing a visit to Barcelona. First of all, make it clear that nobody of our team write reviews about our accommodations. We do not need it. There are a lot of satisfied customers and other customers –as you—unsatisfied or with some complaints. We are here to listen, learn...

Reviewed 13 June 2007

We stayed at this hostal in late May early June for 6 nights. The location is wonderful, by Passeig Gracia metro stop, 10 min walk to Placa Catalunya and Passeig Gracia itself. The first thing we noticed was the smell of cigarette smoke once we entered the hostal (it is on the 2nd floor of a building). Yes, the three...

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bcncityhotels_com, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelona City Centre Hostal, responded to this review

Hi! First of all, thanks a lot sharing your opinion with other people in this website. We think the tobacco smell was the main problem during your stay in Barcelona City Centre Hostel and you are completely right. At the year you traveled to Barcelona it was allowed to smoke in many places and we understand it was something that...

Los Angeles / Amsterdam
Reviewed 12 May 2007

They give you the impression that this is a nice chic modern hotel on their website and even charge you for it. What you get is minimalism at its worst. The rooms were bare and it wasn't a hotel at all. There was no receptionist and they had to know your exact time of arrival so they could be there...

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Reviewed 15 April 2007

Whilst the hostal, although basic, was clean and staff were friendly, the bed was uncomfortable and when in our hotel room you could hardly hear each other above the roar of traffic. The traffic noise was constant and deafening and the two nightclubs located right by the hostal meant that sleep was virtually impossible - even earplugs couldn't keep the...

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Reviewed 28 February 2007

Sept 30th 2006 (one night) 70 Euro / night My boyfriend and I have decided to put this into good/not so good format. We’re both fairly tall, he is 6ft and I’m 5.8” and we’re both 29 years old. Good: -Friendly staff -Comfortable bed, although one long pillow -Good size room -Nice water pressure, but water becomes 2 inches full...

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bcncityhotels_com, Gerente at Barcelona City Centre Hostal, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks a lot for your concrete and detailed feedback. It was very useful for us years ago when we read it and helps people getting an idea about our accommodation. The first thing we want to tell about your answer is that, seeing the pics, I see we have really improved our decoration! Now it is more colored... I...

Fleetwood, Lancs
Reviewed 21 December 2006

Three of us took a short break in Barcelona (Christmas shopping) flew from Blackpool to Girona, coach to Barcelona. Found City Centre through search engine, do not confuse hostal with hostel, hostal is same as hotel, but may have lower standards than hotel. This one hasn`t in fact our room was better than most 3* &4* hotels that we have...

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barcelonacitycentre, Gerente at Barcelona City Centre Hostal, responded to this review

Hi! Thousand of thanks for your effusive opinion, it is very encouraging for us. You came when we were opened from just 18 months. Some time has passed and now we are not so secret, thanks to people that, as you, share their experience in our place. We cannot add anything to your explanations, you described our place perfectly. Another...

Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 2 October 2006

Stayed there with my girlfriend for a whole week and it was great. Nice location (3 blocks from plaza catalunya), friendly staff, 24h free internet. Rooms are cleaned everyday and the rooms are exactly as the pictures show. There's also a refrigerator and microwave you can use as you wish. I totally recomend it for young people who want to...

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bcncityhotels_com, Gerente at Barcelona City Centre Hostal, responded to this review

HI! First of all, thank you sharing your experience in our place with other travelers, that is very useful for them to know what to expect from our accommodation and for us to try to make it better. Thanks also considering positively our location, cleanliness, attention and honesty explaining rooms are like the pics show. For another hand, just let...

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Staying in Eixample

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Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wellcome to Barcelona City Centre! This accommodation allows you to enjoy a privileged location in Barcelona that will allow you to sleep one step away from everywhere. Just three blocks away from Catalunya square, Las Ramblas or the gothic quarter; near Passeig de Gràcia, the touristic bus, Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and the modernistm route. The rooms offer you everything necessary to have a pleasant stay, an experience you will wish to repeat. All rooms are air-conditioned and enjoy private bathroom, tv, satellite tv, free wi-fi acces to internet, hairdryer, refrigerator...Furthermore, any of our guest rooms include access to all the services and facilities of the common area, with the possibility of using a computer with internet acces for free, microwave, kettle, cups, vending machine…Enjoy the city, sleep easy! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barcelona City Centre Hostal

Address: Balmes, 60. Entresuelo, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range: $85 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barcelona City Centre Hostal 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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