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Hostal Oliva

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Passeig de Gracia, 32, 08007 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Hostal Oliva
Ranked #66 of 297 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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Willemstad, Curacao
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is really excellent, the service I got from the cleaning lady and the hostesses Madam Cloustre and Madame Chelo were fantastic. I really felt at home, cause they gave me lots of info. and really took care of me. The room, although without a toillet and shower inside the room was the only minor, however I stayed for... More

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Turin, Italy
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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Hostal Oliva B, Gerente at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Diana, Since 1931, Hostal Oliva has worked hard to offer to our guests the best accommodation in Barcelona. Great location, nice and practical rooms and an excellent customer service are some of our assets that cannot be found elsewhere. We truly appreciate your opinion, and we will keep working to keep alive our spirit. Thank you so much for... More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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Hostal Oliva B, Gerente at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your time and for sharing your experience. It has been a pleasure to be part of your first visit to Barcelona, and we hope you had a great experience with us. As you mentioned, it exists some confusions between the term Hostal and Hostel. Whereas Hostel is related to Youth Hostels (shared rooms), in Spain... More

Freising, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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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Hostal Oliva B, Manager at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Sebastian, First of all, thank you so much for sharing your experience with other customers. It is a pleasure for us that Hostal Oliva was an important part of your experience in Barcelona. Since 1931, day by day, we work hard to make the 4th floor of Passeig de Gràcia 32 the best place for travellers who want to... More

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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Hostal Oliva B, Manager at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Guest, There is a set phrase in catalan that says "al pot petit hi ha la bona confitura", which means that the good jam is in the small pot. So probably this is one of our secrets. We put a lot of effort to every detail to offer the best experience to every customer. We feel blessed to know... More

Doha, Qatar
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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