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Albergue Pere Tarres
1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Carrer de Numancia, 149 | Zona Alta, 08029 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Ranked #233 of 708 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Watford, United Kingdom
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“Try to avoid!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2007

stayed here on a college trip in march 07. as soon as we pulled up outside, most of us seemed a bit disappointed.
the outside decor was planks of wood, which covered the windows- we were worried in case there was a fire and we would be trapped inside!
the rooms were okay, slightly cramped. there were three bunk beds, a set of lockers, desk, shower room and seperate toilet. they were kept generally clean, though we noticed the shower was not cleaned every days, and with 6 of us using it, it got prettty nasty. so we asked reception to clean it every day, which they refused to do. we ended up buying some cleaning supplies of our own and doing it ourselves. there was also alor of graffiti on the bunk beds.
the food- dont even get me started! i must have put on weight that week, due to eating too much junk food from take aways! there was no way i was eating what the hotel called 'food.' it was like al military operation- you grab a tray, queue up and the dinner lady slaps a bit on your plate. breakfast was a croissant, a cake and a few other things. dinner changed every night and there was usually only one or two choices of dish. most of it was paella type things. if you dont mind trying new things, then you would probably be alright! the dinner ladies were young girls and they we so moody. they shouted at you if you tried to take another croissant for breakfast.
the location wasnt too bad. on a main road, opposite a shopping mall. so it was easy for us to go to the shops. the metro station was only around a 10-15 minute walk away as well.
ok, so for what we payed the hostel was ok, but standards could definately be higher. would probably suit young people on a budget.

Stayed March 2006
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2006

I emailed before booking and asked if they had a single room available and they replied and said yes and told me to book through the website which I duly did.

On arrival I had no singe room but was sharing which I did not want. If they had no single rooms I would have stayed elsewhere and the hotel staff were no help. I had no intention of staying in a room with dope smoking travellers who were as high as kites so I left the room and managed to sleep on the floor of other people in my party.

Breakfast - poor, no refills of coffee. Staff - 3/10.

Security - poor. An American couple had their travel bag - passports etc stolen from reception. Generally I ain't in rush to go back to Barcelona.

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  • Stayed June 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
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    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2006

We stayed at Alberg Pere Tarrés in June 2006 for one night. The Hostel is outside of the center of the city. The only positive is that it is clean. Otherwise, they told us that breakfast would end at 10 PM when we arrived at midnight. When we went downstairs at 9:30 the next morning, the kitchen staff rudely told us that breakdfast closed at 9:30. They wouldn't even give us a croissant to take away, glaring at us. The hostel's lock out during the day is way too long. Spain has a late nightlife and this hostel should revise it's breakfast hours and lock out times. I wouldn't ever stay at this hostel again.

Stayed June 2006
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Address: Carrer de Numancia, 149 | Zona Alta, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
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Ranked #233 of 708 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Albergue Pere Tarres 1*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pere Tarres Youth Hostelis a new building in one of the safest areas in Barcelona with very good day and night underground and bus connections to the city centre. The Pere Tarres Barcelona Youth Hostel facilities are modern and comfortable. The hostel is one of the few hostels in Barcelona where all the rooms have a private bathroom. You'll also find a fitted kitchen, a terrasse and a wifi zone with computers. ... more   less 
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