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Moose Jaw, Canada
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

The rooms provide you with everything you need for your stay. The location in Gracia was perfect for walking around, finding restaurants that were "less touristy" and many markets/shops around. We always felt safe in the area. The location is within walking distance to metro. If you like to walk, as we do, It took us 30 min to walk... More 

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our establishment for your last stay in Valencia and for your positive assessment. Your comments about our location, service and quality, are the best reward and encouragement to continue making our guests' stay an unforgettable experience. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and we are very grateful to you for spending your... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I would say its more like apartment than hotel. Clean and nice representing room. Towels and shower things provided. Location - excellent. Not far away of everything. Around good places where to eat, drink, few supermarkets.

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our establishment for your last stay in Barcelona, and for your positive assessment. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and we are very grateful to you for spending your time sharing your experience in TripAdvisor. More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at DingDong Express - it was clean, quiet and very comfortable. The bathroom was shared but as there was no one in the neighboring bedroom we had it to ourselves and it was spotless and looked brand new. The only reservations we had were that the reception is only manned part time. We waited over... More 

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review

Thank you Rosie for choosing DingDong Express for your last stay in Barcelone and for your positive assessment. It's really that our location is perfect for visiting the city. We have 2 hostel in Barcelona and our staff is in one or other, but always we have service for ours customers. We regret any inconvenience that we may have caused... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Stayed here for 7 nights in July 2015 with my boyfriend. As other comments mentioned the main issue I had with this hostel was checking in system. Having not slept for 24 hrs by the time we arrived, it was extremely frustrating to arrive to no receptionist. After waiting for an hour other guests arrived, who phoned the the other... More 

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing DingDong Express for your last stay in Barcelona and for your positive assessment. We regret any inconvenience that we may have caused you during your stay. It's very important to read the information about ours hostels in our website, instructions and information about the check in. We are glad to know that you enjoyed finally your... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

We arrived at DingDong after a long flight and train journey to find the place locked and no one on reception! We had to ring a mobile number on the door and wait over 10 minutes on a dark street for someone to arrive and let us in. Not good. Place smelled of marijuana. Room was nothing like photos. Small... More 

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hostel t for your last stay in Barcelona. You have all information in your confirmation booking about our reception system and the code for entry in the buiding and for doing the check in directly in our machine for that. We have one person always for attend our 2 hostel, It's possible that our collegue... More 

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Burgos, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2015

When I booked this my search was Hotels in Barcelona. It brought me to this site. This is NOT a hotel but rather a hostal.The photo was a double room, bright and large. Seemed like the perfect spot for a 4 day vacation. It was NOT. the room was dark and so tiny. It said there was a double bed.... More 

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our establishment for your last stay in Valencia. We regret to know that your expectations weren't satisfied during your stay. We are a hostel, no a hotel and our service is according this kind of establisment. You could ask us to change the room for another bigger or lighter. It's very important to ckeck with the... More 

Kaunas, Lithuania
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The location is pretty great. It is very close to Passeig de Gracia. However, our room was infested with bed bugs!!! After we complained, they changed our room, but in this one the shower was broken and the water was hardly running. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. For this kind of price you can book better hostel or even... More 

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our establishment for your last stay in Barcelona. We regret any inconvenience that we may have caused you during your stay. Inmediately we contacted with our disinfected company for doing once more the disinfection. For your next visit to Bacelona, contact with us for give you our best service. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We chose this place because of its location to the Gracia neighborhood and metro station. We stayed for two nights and it all worked out very well. Our room was very clean and we liked being able to open the large window and stand on the balconette. This was a good choice for this location. Safe and clean. We only... More 

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing DingDong Express for your last stay in Barcelona, and for your positive assessment. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and we are very grateful to you for spending your time sharing your experience in TripAdvisor. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

My stay was for 9 days and this hostel seemed to be the most modern one in the area. Check in was very simple, but I would have preferred there to be a personal receptionist to be there. I only saw the receptionist once throughout my whole stay and that was the day of check out.. I booked for a... More 

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing DingDong Express for your last stay in Barcelona, and for your positive assessment. Thank you very much for your suggestions. Let's analyze them to see if we can improve in some way. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and we are very grateful to you for spending your time sharing your experience... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

We booked 4 nights at this hostel and we were satisfied by the decision. Very clean, with everything you need in the room (except fridge, but it wasn't very necessary). The street is very lighted, clean and safe. Also, the location is very, very good, it's 30 minutes max walking to Catalunya square. We liked it!

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por haber escogido nuestro establecimiento para su última estancia en la Ciudad de Barcelona. Nos complace saber que... More 

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Staying in Gracia

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Gracia
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the centre, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theatre that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The DingDong Express hostel is located in the Gracia neighbourhood, one of the most picturesque districts of Barcelona. Located in a classical building renovated in 2011 with a modern and minimalist design. The colour scheme of whites and blues provides a warm and bright atmosphere. The Gracia neighbourhood is 10 minutes on foot from Passeig de Gracia, where you can enjoy a stroll down the long avenue full of shops and modernist monuments like La Pedrera, all the way to Plaza Cataluna, one of the city's main attractions. DingDong Express has a total of 13 rooms divided in doubles and singles. Its modern and functional design, combining blue and white colours, will ensure your stay in Barcelona will be as pleasant as possible. Most of the rooms are exterior with natural light, and some of them have a little balcony. All the rooms have an en-suite bathroom except DDExpress 0, which has a shared bathroom. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ding Dong Express

Address: Riera De Sant Miquel, 74, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Gracia
Price Range: $48 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ding Dong Express 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“pay for two .... arrive ten!!!”
  • bathroom paper !!!
 of 5 bubbles masssedighi, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You can't really specify a room, as the automatic check in system gives you the room.”
 of 5 bubbles Gaviny218, 7 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Make sure you request your own en-suite when booking if you don't want to share a bathroom with other rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles misslucky13, 9 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Make sure you make it clear what kind of room you want.”
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 of 5 bubbles ChrisLuvzTravelling, 14 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Room 203 that I stayed has a small window facing small courtyard inside so no view. Room 303 that my friend stayed has exactly the same layout.”
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 of 5 bubbles SleepyPinga, 19 Feb 2013 | Read review
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