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“Great location, young couple so weren't too fussy about much, but wouldn't stay for longer than a few nights.” 4 of 5 stars
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Apartment Balmes
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Balmes 12 2-1, 8010 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)   |  
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Ranked #603 of 723 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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“Great location, young couple so weren't too fussy about much, but wouldn't stay for longer than a few nights.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You get what you pay for, which is a bed for the night. Luckily the surrounding area when we were staying wasn't too noisy as it gets pretty busy at night. Also no air conditioning so it was very hot and there was a fan that we put to use. Within a stones throw fro the town centre and at a very reasonable price I can't complain. If you want a 5-star bed and breakfast then I suppose you have to pay for one!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This dorm is terrible, and it is a dorm. What a con. This is not a b&b! Stayed their for 10 days, what a nightmare. What a financial rip off!
Abused by a staff member on the first night.
No face soap provided- ever.
No service provided.
No cleaning of the rooms.
No new towels.
No bed linen changed.
No towel change.
Had to email owner for toilet paper...?

I could carry on but I will not waste my time...you have been warned and given good advice.

Room Tip: Never come to this place.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed in this apartment for a few days in July. Below are the pros and cons from our stay. I would recommend this place for students or individuals traveling. In my opinion it reminded me a bit of a dorm room. Each client has a room with a bed and small desk, the kitchen, bathrooms, and living areas are shared with 4 or 5 other rooms.

Pros:
- great location
- friendly staff who offer helpful tips
- the common areas of the apartment were cleaned every day.
- we had very loud neighbors (not in our apartment) who kept us up the first night. The staff did a nice job addressing our concerns and the neighbors were more bearable the following nights
- the rooms are decorated
- Wifi

Cons:
- the room we stayed in smelled (really strong air freshener scent)
- our room had poor ventilation, so it was much hotter than the rest of the house...this made sleeping very uncomfortable. Other rooms have larger windows/balconies... I would recommend one of those rooms vs ours.
- our bed was NOT comfortable... we could feel the springs through the mattress and it seemed to be very worn
- shower leaked in one of the bathrooms, making the floor very wet
- we saw several cockroaches in the common living areas

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Except the great location, I wouldn't not recommend this appartment at all. Room needs to be renewed, no service at all (room cleaned once in 1 week, towels only changed once during the stay despite it was promised to be done everyday !!!). Bad isolation, troubles to sleep because of the traffic going on all night. Was not worth the money at all !!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Balmes 12 2-1, 8010 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
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Ranked #603 of 723 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartment Balmes 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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