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Sant Pau 15, Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
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Hostal River
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Ranked #284 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed one night on Valentine's Day and it was okay. The staff is friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean. We had a room without a bath room but with a sink which is kind of a hussle but we managed. The location is absolutely perfect. Please be aware to bring earplugs because of the thin walls.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Friendly personnel and clean rooms. We got a room with our own bathroom, the cleanup every day, new towels and all. If you smoke they have a small balcony (open from 10 to 9, but you can ask for the key anytime), but no ashtrays. The location is perfect.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

decided to settle in this hostel because of the good reviews. We arrived late but we were greeted and immediately given a room key, even without taking the money. The hostel is located right near the metro station and near the pedestrian street of La Rambla. But despite this terrible night to the hostel to go - in the alley... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Location is excellent for the subway and Las Ramblas - just off on a narrow side street that felt pretty safe even later at night TIP - there is no elevator and Hostal access is up 2 or 3 flights of steps - ok for those who are reasonably agile - but would be a problem for someone who has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Rooms are pretty spartan, but immaculate, with cleanup and new towels every day. We had a shared bathroom down the hall but with a sink in the room. The location can't be beat, just a half block off the rambla on a pedestrian-friendly street so nights were quiet. Neighborhood abuts the La Raval so you will see some prostitutes and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The staff in hostel was very nice, friendly and helpful. They gave us many infos about city and travelling. The room was always clean when we came back in the night or evening. The location is almost perfect, 3 minutes of walking to the metro station and La Rambla. Greetings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The staff was really helpfu, when you come they give you a map of the city. If your room is ready you can come before 14:00. They give you every day clean towels, shampoo and soap. Very clean bathroom, they clean it every day. Wash flor in your room and clean dust and sink. Free Wi-Fi. 3 min to the... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our stay at this place was perfect. It was very clean, very secure and the staff were lovely. Came back every day to beds made and clean towels. I am someone not used to staying in hostels and the thought of sharing a bathroom with so many other people was a bit terrifying. The worry was clearly not needed though... More 

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Address: Sant Pau 15, Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
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Number of rooms: 24
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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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