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Hostal River

Sant Pau 15, Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #307 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Grapevine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at Hostal River for 2 nights in June 2015 with my friend while backpacking - and it was a great little place to stay! It is right by Liceu metro station and a minute walk to the hotel. You ring a buzzer to get in and the hotel is on the third floor where, if you ring a... More 

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location and very friendly staff! I would come back here sometime. A one minute walk to the Rambla and a little supermarket across the street. A two minute walk to la Boqueria where you can get everything fresh (fruit, sandwiches, smoothie, etc).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hostel is in a very central location, which is great, and the room was clean - but we wouldn't stay again. We were woken up every night by noisy people in other rooms because the walls were so thin, including someone vomiting in the floor's only toilet (which I guess is to be expected in a hostel). There was... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stayed here for one night, came straight from the airport via taxi which was only around 30 euro which I didn't think was too bad. The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful! We had a private double room which was clean and ideal with a sink and a shared bathroom just down the hall. Only downside was that the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The location is great according to La Rambla (2 minutes walk away), the old town, shopping and restaurants. Unfortunately the street Sant Pau does not feel 100% safe. Very friendly staff. No elevator. Cleanliness is very good. We rented a room with a separate bathroom, which was nice. The room we rented was a bit worn down, and in need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Shared a double room with my partner for 4 nights. Lovely staff who have average/nonexistent English but are nice. Room is pretty basic but had a sink. Bed made, room cleaned and fresh towels brought every day whilst we were out. No worries about hiding belongings (iPads just out on tables are fine etc). Great location, just off La Rambla.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The hostel is basic, but the rooms and shared bathrooms are clean. The staff are friendly, they make your bed and give fresh towels every day. Can't beat the location. Hostel felt very safe - at night the door to the building is locked so you have to buzz in to the hostel - 24 hr reception. No problems with... More 

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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