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BCN Hostal Central

Rda. Universitat 11, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our experience of this hostel was fine. It was well run and clean, however the room was small. The location is ideal, very central and close several metro stations. We had a balcony room which was nice but the traffic noise was significant and the door to the room comes straight off the reception area. The biggest problem with the... More 

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Slupsk, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We stayed in BCN Hostal Central in April 2015, for 4 nights. The location is great, we basically walked to most of the sites, but if you want to use metro, it is just few steps away. The hostel is located appx. 5 mins walk from Placa Catalunya - which is very convenient, as the Aero buses from El Prat... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a great experience during our stay in the hostal. Even though the hostal is a litle oldfashion, the room was always clean and there was good wifi conection. It is located right in the centre, close to catalunya square. Staff was really nice and helpful. A special and big thanks to the russian receptionist katia. Everything was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were staying in quadruple room with shared bathroom with my friends. The room was small and modest, but we didn't mind at all as it was cleaned up every day, bathroom was also clean and we didn't have to wait for a shower, even when it was August. Staff was really nice and helpful. I recommend you to pay... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I booked this room in advance, and looked forward to 4 days in Barcelona. The people working here was nice. But the place itself, the rooms and the atmosphere is like an old East European spy movie from the early '70s. I can hardly describe my dissapointment entering the small, creepy room. The room was overviewing a " backyard" that... More 

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Hostal Central C, Gerente at BCN Hostal Central, responded to this review
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Lo siento ,ese señor es un mentiroso , alquilo' una habitación individual con una tarifa mas barata pero no reembolsable... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I want to warn those who intend to stay in this hostel: my daughter stayed there for several nights in August with three friends. She enjoyed her stay very much until she returned to her room one evening and found that her iPod and charger (total worth 250 euros) had disappeared during the day. The door was locked. She reported... More 

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Hostal Central C, Director General at BCN Hostal Central, responded to this review
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Lamentamos mucho del ocurrido pero nuestro seguro no cubre ese tipo de robo porque todas la s habitaciones disponen de... More 

Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This "Hostal" was almost perfect. I gave it 4 stars because of the staff. very disinterested and uninviting. I am American, so I guess I am used to the over the top greetings and customer service. That being said this place is excellent for the value. You can come and go 24 hours. They take your key when you leave... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the double with bathroom which appeared to be triplets (three single beds) with bathroom but we reassembled the beds so it was practically a double. Bathroom was clean and shower good. The staff seemed a little bit disinterested of the customers but that didn't bother us. That is a lot better than faking to be nice and... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The staff were really friendly, helpful and spoke good English. I stayed in a single room which was basic but clean and tidy. New towels were provided each day. There was a communal area with complimentary tea and coffee. You could buy a host of drinks (beer, water, coke) from reception. Free WiFi and a computer which you could use... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The hostel was reasonably clean and in a very good location. An easy shuttle from the airport and very close to Placa Catalunya. There is also a travel agency just a few doors down so that was helpful when booking the bus tour. The staff was friendly and it wasn't noisy at night. My only small complaint is that the... More 

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