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Hostal Martina

Calle Bailen, 42, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The owners are lovely, very helpful and welcoming. When we arrived we were shown on maps where we were, how to get back and how to get the main attractions - my friend speaks Catalan and Spanish so this was really helpful. We stayed in a double room which had one double bed and one single, we were asked if... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed at hostel martina for 4 nights in may. The room was large and clean but as others have said, very basic for the price paid. The bathroom was also very small. We stayed at the back of the hostel where we were told it would be quieter - however, it was very loud during the day and sounded... More 

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Grasse, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I stayed a few times in this place, seduced in the first place by its Modernist setting (I go to Barcelona for work once a month) and with no time to search for somewhere else. The place is basic but not too big and has two nice exterior rooms (the rest are interior, most of which have no outside window).... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

First of all your photo is not this property ! We visited in September so prices were about 30 per cent .higher than usual,so on hindsight overpriced for this property . If your a light sleeper you can forget about a good night sleep ! With groups outside your window and rubbish bin collectors making themselves known very early. We... More 

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Kangasala, Finland
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We visited Bcn for four days in May - three days it was pouring rain, one day sun shone. This really affected our experience about both city and the hostal. If it was a great sunny times, I believe this hostal would have been perfect. But as it was really cold and wet outside, unfortunately the hostal was chilly too.... More 

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269 reviews 269 reviews
30 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Hostel martina is in a good location about 5 min walk to the arc del triomf and around 12 mins walk to plaza catalunya. It is in a block on the 1st floor which is accessible by an old lift or by the stairs. It is an old building with a catalonian style and the original ceramic floor tiles. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This was a third world place. Arrived a summer afternoon with no chance to find anything else. A bare, bare room with a cheap, cheap bed. No furniture. The shower was laughable. You sat on the bed and thought of an urban gulag in the 1950. They also demanded cash in advance. There was no place to stay late that... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

My partner and I, plus another couple, booked two rooms at Hostal Martina. We were greeted by a friendly, fluent English speaking young woman, who gave us maps, pointed out places to visit etc. When we asked if there were tea or coffee making facilities we were told there were not. There is no lounge. For the entire 4 days... More 

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Courmayeur, Italy
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

Hostal Martina is perfect if you are looking for piece of simple but authentic Barcelona. Good central position, 15mins walk from Placa Catalunya or 2 stops on the metro. We enjoyed the very basic but authentic room decor, both cealings and floors are original from the early 1900's. Original balconies, very pretty stained glass window detail in the bathroom, fairly... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

We rented the large double with a private bath and felt that it was totally worth the price. There was lots of extra room. It could have slept an additional two people! The shower was great although there was a curtain instead of a door on the bathroom, The building itself was authentic and gorgeous. It looked like it still... More 

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