The hotel is part of a bigger building using two of its floors for reception, rooms, bathrooms and common area equipped with a few computers and a fridge. The main entrance door to the building is only accessible with a key, but the two floors of the hotel can be entered without further restrictions. Our room was on the upper floor and was quite small, but it didn't bother us too much because we were on tour almost all day. However, it was quite noisy in the room. The walls and door were not very sound-absorbing. Especially when people were walking across the hallway in the morning while we were still sleeping, it was very disturbing. But worst of all, we found bedbugs after a few days. At first, we thought we had been stung by mosquitos, but the stings became more every day and we never saw a mosquito in our room. Eventually, we started searching the bed and walls very thoroughly anticipating fleas, but ended up finding a bug of which we took a photo and which we later identified as a bedbug. By that time, I counted around 30 bites all over my body, my girlfriend had almost as many, but her body didn't react as strongly as mine to the bites. Once we were clear about the problem, we approached the hotel staff who were surprised about the situation and offered us a new room on the same floor. We checked it for bedbugs, but found none at first. We saw a cockroach trap between the bed and the wall though. The next morning, my girlfriend noticed a few new bites and we found a bedbug on the bedsheet. Again we requested a new room, this time on the lower floor hoping to escape the bugs. That one seemed free of bugs, but it was our last night before we returned back home anyway, so we cannot say for sure. We discussed a partial refund to at least somewhat compensate for the trouble, but the woman at the reception didn't have the authority for this. She assured us to call the hotel owner, who we never saw or got to speak to, but later informed us that no refund was possible
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A value colourful hostel in Barcelona If you're looking for welcoming, quiet and of value accommodation right in the centre of Barcelona, you've hit the jackpot with Hostal Felipe II. We are characterised by the personalised and friendly treatment we give our guests. YOU WILL FEEL AT HOME HERE! Modern, colourful and very bright, the hostel has been recently reformed. Our HOSTAL FELIPE II, is situated in the best, central and SAFEST part of the city, next to Avenida Diagonal, ten minutes walking from Paseo de Gracia and very close to La Sagrada Familia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Felipe II Barcelona, Catalonia