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All reviews plaza catalunya shared bathroom balcony door flights of stairs no air conditioning great location short stay in barcelona city tour loved barcelona walking distance single room gothic quarter beds were comfortable spent nights central location easy access airport
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel was above standard, great locate everything required within walking distance. Staff very friendly and clean, will definitely stay again when revisiting Spain. For easy and convenience I recommend the sighting bus, you can jump and and off at different locations you can find this around the corner near the square.

Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank Maria Z
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239530, Director de Recepción at Hostal Fontanella, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Dear Maria, Thank you very much for your comments and evaluation about our hostel and staff. We are pleased to be above standard :) As you say, we are located right in the city centre, walking distance from all the important sites Barcelona has to offer. It is a good idea to take the hop on hop off bus, as it is the easiest way to get to know the city if you´re here for just a few days. If not I always recommend to explore around this fabulous city with no strict plan, but knowing what you want. We wish you the best and hope you visit us again. Best regards, Maite Awad.

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Took my grand daughter for her 17th birthday . We searched for a place in the centre of Barcelona and also where we could have a three bedded room. What a find. Right in the centre close to the Metro and with plenty of small places locally to eat. The ladies on reception were very helpful and friendly. The hostal was extremely secure and we had no worries with regard to security. The room was lovely with a small balcony and a great bathroom. Despite the fact that there were 3 of us there was plenty of room and it was very comfortable. The reception was manned all night and it was warm and inviting to come back to after a long days walking. Would definitely recommend it as a great place to stay.

Room tip: For a cup of tea or coffee before bed take a travel kettle,coffee machine in reception for 1 euro a cup is switched off at night.
Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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239530, Director de Recepción at Hostal Fontanella, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2016

Dear Susie,
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and great evaluation!! It makes us so happy to know that you had a lovely experience with us. As you mention our location (in the city centre) and hostel is very secure, the rooms are lovely and the general energy is very friendly and cozy. We are nearby every important attraction this city has to offer, as it is las Ramblas, Arc de Triumf, Paseo de Gracia and more. It was great having you all as our guests! You are more than welcome to stay with us again, if you come back to Barcelona. Best regards, Maite Awad.

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Nice place with comfy rooms. Great staff! I was a little fearful with our room being so close to reception, but slept well both nights. The bathroom was just a few steps away and very comfortable. The location near Barcelona Cathedral and the water was perfect.

Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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239530, Director de Recepción at Hostal Fontanella, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Dear Ron Clark,
Thank you for your comments about our hostel and staff. We care deeply for our customers and for us is very important that everyone is able to enjoy a lovely stay and comfortable rest in Hostal Fontanella. As you mention our location is fantastic. Minutes away from the most important attractions in Barcelona, restaurants, shops and the hop on hop off bus. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to have you with us again. Hopefully very soon!
Best regards,
Maite Awad

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Reviewed 4 November 2016


The hostel was very cozy, clean and neat. It has an excellent location in a walking distance of La Rambla and other top attractions. We felt welcome from the very first minutes. The staff was very helpful. It was easy to catch an early flight, since the staff ordered a taxi for us. We would love to book Hostal Fontanella again in our next journey to Barcelona.

Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
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239530, Director de Recepción at Hostal Fontanella, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Dear Karip, Thank you very much for taking the time to evaluate Hostal Fontanella. As you say we are located in the heart of the city, right at the beggining of the Gothic neighborhood. Walking distance from Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas and many other places of interest. Our hostel is a family hostel. We take good care that is friendly, cozy and that everything is very clean. Our mission is that our guests enjoy a great stay with us. We are happy you had a nice experience here! It was lovely to have you as our guest, you are always welcome to stay with us again!! Best regards, Maite Awad.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We found Hostal Fontanella by randomly picking one of the many Hotels and Hostals in Barcelona. We picked it on price, location, and reviews. We ended our cruise,in Barcelona and wanted to see the city before flying home early the next morning. It ended up being right in the middle of everything we did that day. I totally recommend it. It worked perfectly for our short stay. If we you are staying longer it would be convenient place to stop back in for a rest after whatever you did. We pretty much dropped off our stuff, bought hop on hop off city tour, toured the town, came back and checked in officially, walked 1/2 block to La Rambla, found a quaint castle looking place to eat, walked around to amazing little streets for a while, then slept for a few hours and got a taxi to the airport. Super quick stop but packed full of adventure and sites. The taxi driver seemed a to stiff us a bit on ride. I saw 30 on the fare but she charged us 50. The bus and metro are all close if you figure out how to use them that might be cheaper way to the airport. At 4:00 in the morning I was just glad to be there early enough to get our 6:00 flight.

Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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239530, Director de Recepción at Hostal Fontanella, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Thank you dear Murray for your lovely comments about your stay at Hostal Fontanella. We are happy you had a good experience with us. As you mention we are located in a fantastic area of Barcelona, in the city center, walking distance from almost every important attraction Barcelona has to offer. Right at the beggining of the gothic quarter, minutes away from Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas, Palau de la Musica and more. Our atmosphere is great, very comfy and familiar. We have amazing prices given our location and ranking. I´m sorry to hear about the taxi. Next time, we can always call a taxi for you, one that is familiar to the hostel and our guests. Consider Hostal Fontanella as your home in Barcelona! It was lovely having you both as our guests. Best regards, Maite Awad

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