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Fontanella, 18, 08010 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Hostal Plaza
Ranked #538 of 708 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bratislava, Slovakia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
42 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I've stayed in this hostel couple of times. in the main building we had a twin room with one fake window, it was fine just for sleeping, the we stayed in the room for 4, which was in another entrance, the room was fantastic, view directly to the street, very clean, also the amenities. its just 50metres from catalunya.

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texas, usa
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

great location, very near to las ramblas. airport bus drop-off and pick-up less than a block away. tourist bus stop also less than a block away. there were some issues with hot water, and since it was november and quite chilly, it was a bit of an inconvenience. our twin private ensuite had a small balcony, which was quite pleasant.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2009

Stayed here a couple of times now and have always been impressed. The hostel is excellent value for money for the central location. Within a minute walk you are at the top of the Ramblas; tube station etc. The staff are very easy going and the whole place is clean with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The rooms are basic, but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2008

Stayed here with my fiancee for one night in July, 2008. We had booked 6 nights there thinking that it would be adequate and comfortable, if basic, accomodations. But oh God, it was the worst. Hot, cramped and impersonal. Even a traditional hostel has character - this place was like a prison or, perhaps more fittingly, a mental institution. We... More 

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Top Contributor
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37 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2008

Hostal Plaza in Barcelona is in a great location... But it's all! Hostal are very very old, all rooms smell... and there aren't windows in rooms!!! Staff is very rude and the price is not cheaper!! Stay away!!!!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

Well,well,well..we stayed 4 days and 4 night at that hotel(double-bed room n.310).my first impression of the room i had entered: 'bbbbbbbuuuuuuffffffffffff'.let's say not super extra excellent elegant,but bed,shelfs,floor etc.were pretty clean.actually futhers days,when we dedicated all our power and desire to investigate barcelona - thoughts about hotel turned to be more sweet...cos after exploring the city i just adored my... More 

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New Zealand
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2008

We stayed at the Hostal Plaza for 3 nights in July 2008. Good Points: - Air Con! Worked fabulously, and was really needed! - Clean - Good Security - Friendly staff - Free internet - GREAT location!!!!! Not So Good Points: - One of us left covered in flea and bedbug bites. Tainted the experience a little being so itchy!... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

Hostal Plaza was cheap, it had an ensuite bathroom and ok beds. We didn't go to Barcelona to sit inside a hotel, we went to see the city, and so we did. The room was very small, but we really didn't need anything but the bed a, shower and toilet. We slept quite well. We spend there 4 nights. I... More 

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
21 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2006

We stayed for 3 nights at the Plaza Hostal in Barcelona....The good points were that the location was great...few steps away from Plaza de Catalunya and the airport bus..very close to Ramblas and all major points.The staff spoke English and were helpful. The downside..The room we had was like a jail cell....Dark...the building had an awful smell but an obvious... More 

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New York, NY
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13 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2003

It's difficult to find inexpensive places to stay in Barcelona so I picked this hostal. It has a great location (just a quick walk from Plaza de Catalunya), friendly service (also English-speaking staff), and clean rooms, but I would try to find something better if I went back to Barcelona. Decor is a bit strange, rooms facing the street are... More 

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Address: Fontanella, 18, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Hostal Plaza Hotel Barcelona
Hostal Plaza Barcelona, Catalonia

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