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Ding Dong Express

2.0 of 5 Riera De Sant Miquel, 74, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver Island, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We recently spent 5 weeks travelling in Portugal and Spain, staying in budget/reasonably priced hotels, and Dingdong Express/Barcelona was our only disappointment. The location wasn't bad but the self check-in/no staff on site was problematic, the room was minuscule and there was no air conditioning or exterior windows so it felt claustrophobic and stuffy. We gladly left after one night.

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our establishment for your last stay in Barcelona. We regret to know that your expectations weren't satisfied during your stay. More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed at this hostel in August, had a double room with ensuite shower. Perfect for what we wanted. The room is simple but stylish, very good shower, very clean, very secure building & room. Good communication from hostel via email about gaining access to building etc. Didn't see a receptionist but managed to book in on the machine (momentary... More 

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We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Also, we’d like to thank you for taking a few minutes to write your impression of our hotel and share your experience with other fellow travelers. More 

Stuttgart, Deutschland
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We just spent two nights in the ding dong express in barcelona. I really don't recomand this place to anyone. after the first night I got bitten by bed bugs all over my leg. due to a allergic reaction I had to go to the hospital at night. When I informed the owner and told him that I would like... More 

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DingDong P, Director General at Ding Dong Express, responded to this review

We regret any inconvenience that we may have caused during your stay.The hostel has air conditioning acording to the season. During your stay you had problems with the air conditioning in your room. It was days very hot in Barcelona. About the problems with the bugs, we are speaking with an specialits company and they have confirmed their negative about... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Me and my boyfriend was in barcelona for a long weekend, 5 days. We are super happy with the stay at hostal express. The only thing we missed was a small refrigerator. But its a hostel so what more can we expect that it was very nice and clean and low price!

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Athens, Greece
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

-Το μόνο καλό αυτού του hostal ήταν ότι είναι πολύ κοντά σε στάση τρένου. περίπου 200 μέτρα από τον σταθμό "gracia". 200 meters from the train station "gracia". -Και καλό σήμα wi-fi. Good signal Wi-Fi -Πάρα πολύ μικρό δωμάτιο. είχε μόνο τρία μικρά κρεβάτια και μία καρέκλα. κι έναν καλόγερο με πέντε κρεμάστρες να κρεμάσεις τα ρούχα σου. Τίποτε άλλο!!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

New and stylish interior. Big rooms with bid beds, very clean. It was very easy to access the hotel. It wasn't my first time in Barcelona so I didn't need any help from receprion. But you can find downstair maps that you can need during your trip. The area is very quite. I strongly recommend this hotel to everybody!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I stayed here for almost two weeks in September 2013, and will be happy to return if I am ever again in Barcelona. The hotel is small, but it has everything needed for a budget traveller. The rooms are new, clean and comfortable. I really enjoyed the simple modern design and the updated bathroom facilities. This was my first experience... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

To be honest I booked this Hostel by mistake - I thought I had booked a proper Hotel for our 1 night stay in Barcelona until we arrived outside and to my shock found it was a 'hostel'! My partner was not impressed, as neither of us had stayed in a hostel before and we were both thinking the worst... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is a tiny boutique hotel located on a tiny street in the Gracia section of Barcelona. The metro station is right on the corner and has many restaurants to choose from in the surrounding streets. The quad room was just the right size with a nice decor and a private bathroom. Could have been a little cleaner.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

I had a few nights stay in this hostal and I will list the advantages and disadvantages below. Advantages: 1. Cleanliness. - The room looks exactly like the pictures. - Rooms will be cleaned everyday, clean towels, etc 2. Comfort - Comfortable beds. 3. Location - Strategic location. - Very near Gracia station and Fontana station. -There are also a... More 

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Address: Riera De Sant Miquel, 74, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Gracia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ding Dong Express 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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