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Hostal Oliva

Passeig de Gracia, 32, 08007 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Hostal Oliva
Ranked #62 of 294 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Turin, Italy
13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a budget hostel that is clean and comfortable, this is it. You can pay for a bathroom in the room or not; the communal bathrooms were the cleanest I have ever seen. I was surprised to get new towels and soap and shampoo, all the provisions of a hotel, every day. Oliva, the owner, speaks some... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Senora, the Owner, of Hostal Oliva, runs a tight ship. Located on the forth floor of a beautiful old building, this small establishment is clean, basic, a little old-fashioned, safe and exceptionally convenient. It is on a safe street that offers lots of great restaurants and interesting shops. The place grows on you with each passing day. It feels more... More

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Freising, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very pleasant time in Barcelona. I liked the room at Hostal Oliva very much. Very friendly staff! Very good cleaning service! Very good location: breakfast bars just down the hotel next door. Even for "non-walkers" a good place. Lots of places in short walking distance. Recommended Oliva already to friends, Next visit in Barcelona - next time in... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights. We were greeted nicely and we did have a bit of a language barrier as my Spanish was no better than her English, but we made it through. The location was perfect with the Ramblas just a walk away. Many main large fashion designers were located on Passeig de Gracias. Many restaurants are within... More

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Doha, Qatar
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Where do I begin? I traveled to Barcelona Jan 2014, stayed here for 2 nights and the location is simply fantastic. Situated in the heart of Passeig de Gracia, Hostal Oliva is just steps from Casa Batillo, the Metro, and a direct shuttle to and from the airport. As a solo female traveler I felt completely safe and cozy in... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Would have been excellent, but unfortunately our room had NO view :( That was the only con Pros Beautiful building fascinating architecture LOCATION, can walk most places Short walk from Aerobus Clean Spacious room Hot water Easy access Easy to find Friendly staff NOT LUXURIOUS, but who needs that! Will definitely stay here when in Barcelona again

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

You could pay 3 or 4 times as much and you still wouldn't find a place that is quieter, cleaner or more convenient than the Hostal Oliva. Located on the best stretch of the Passeig de Gracia, it is within easy walking distance of many of the must-see sights and is well served by a number of Metro stations and... More

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arlington, va
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights in a single room recently. Great value for a solo traveler in a very good location, central to everything. Proprietor indulged me by speaking Spanish even though her English was probably better than my Spanish. :) The only very minor complaint I have is that if guests are being loud in the room next to you... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Hostal Oliva has a great location next to the subway, shops, restaurants and various tourist attractions. The place is simple but very well maintained. The bathroom is totally refurbished. The building is beautiful. The attendance is great and the owners are very kindly and friendly. Recommend!

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Peachland, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Was not sure what to expect so was very surprised. I walked every where. Room was small but had a nice bathroom. The neighborhood was great. The bus from the airport is only 3 blocks away ad 10 euro return metro nearby as well.

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Address: Passeig de Gracia, 32, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hostal Oliva Hotel Barcelona
Hostal Oliva Barcelona, Catalonia

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A pretty, vintage wooden elevator with a bench and a looking glass takes you in stately manner to the top floor of the beautiful and courtly eixample building where the Hostal Oliva has been located since it was founded, back in 1931.Renovations have been made carefully to enhance the facilities of our Hostal without losing its vintage atmosphere, that unique character that has made Hostal Oliva highly appreciated by our guests through the years.The Hostal Oliva is run by forthcoming, charming staff who take wonderful care of our guests with a personal feeling which you will find most attractive. Both our friendly ambience along with the overall atmosphere of intimacy and tranquility that you will find here, are willing to help making your visit to Barcelona a delightful and unforgettable experience.Its unsurpassable location on the most splendid of the Eixample avenues, the pricey Passeig de Gràcia, makes Hostal Oliva the best bet for those who are searching for a budget place to stay, but are also concerned about looks, safety, character and a central position. ... more   less 
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