Having spent 3 nights in Barcelona Central Garden I have to say there are a lot of good points but also a few no so good points about the place.
The location is very good, a short walk to Place de Catalunya and the infamous Las Ramblas, ideal for exploring the city centre on foot. Finding the hostel again might not be so easy as the only sign is on the entrance pillar and is about 6 inches square. Make a note of the surrounding cafe names or you could spend a long time finding it.
The staff are friendly but in our case, not good at maths. We paid 10% deposit but this wasn't taken off the final bill (paid in advance) so the cost was more than we expected. They have been very appologetic about the mistake but not actually refunded the overcharge. Also expect to pay a 20 euro deposit for your keys.
The private room was good for a hostel although the beds were a bit like bunk beds that had been put side by side rather than one on top of the other and only 1 thin pillow. I asked for another one but they didn't have one, only a small cushion.
The toilets and showers were very clean but they seem to have a paranoia about water on the floor, no glasses allowed in the rooms in case of spillage. All fair enough but then you'd expect some form of mat on the shower floor, how are you supposed to get out of the shower without getting the floor wet?
All in all it was a pretty good experience and I would consider staying there again although it is quite expensive for a hostel.
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelona Central Garden Hotel Barcelona
- Barcelona Central Garden Catalonia