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El Balcon del Born

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

El Balcon del born is in a great location near the beach, the harbour, Las Ramblas, the cathedral,... The staff is very friendly and showed us in the map the best places to visit and good restaurants to eat. I shall recommend it to everybody.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Balcon del Born is located in a great area of Barcelona. I didn't know what to expect, but the room is not newly renovated nor are the beds brand new. That being said, this is a great place to stay. The vibe and feel of where you are is amazing. You can hear people outside having drinks, talking, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We overall enjoyed our stay at El Balcon del Born. We had a lot of trouble finding the place. We were not sent detailed instructions in advance on how to find it, and the name was not written anywhere on the outside of the building. Our US phones didn't work there - we only found the place after a couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic hotel in the heart of Barcelona. It is small but very nice. The staff tried the best to make your staying comfortable. The breakfast , by the way, is delicious.No doubt I would repeat this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent some days of our holiday in Barcelona and we went to El Balcon del Born because we already knew it. The atmosphere was brilliant,specially Daysi. Also Roberto was fantastic with the emails, always fast and very helpfull.The rooms are clean and the breakfast is very complete. And wonderful cafe.You should go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent five days in El Balcon del Born. The bedroom was large and comfortable. The breakfast was very complete: cereals, bread and butter, fruit, marmalade, cheese, ham, yoghurts.The staff speak very good English and they are really very helpful. I fully recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am returning visitor in el Balcon, and the charm of this place is a constant. By now I have stayed in 3 rooms and all of them are precious - old traditional tiles, wooden balcony doors, antique lamps and wooden furniture, everything bears special charm and creates an extremely cosy atmosphere. Size of the rooms - comfortable and big... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of this B&B is perfect. In the Born area, walking distance to the Gothic quarter, and the area right outside is great for local bars, restaurants and the Picasso Museum is just down the street. It is about a 20-25 min walk to the beach. I stayed in a room on the upper floor (3rd floor). There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flew over from Austria to visit a friend who is living in Barcelona. The place can be reached via metro and bus. The owner of the B & B will go out their way to make sure that you have a nice stay. He even helped us to get tickets for Casa Batllo.Everything was excellent. I wouldn't mind to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here in July 2016 and loved the B & B. It is in the city center vety close to the Picasso museum. It is also a nightlife place but we had no problems of noise when we slept in the hostel. There is free high speed internet. The place is very clean with bed linen and towels. I... More 

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Staying in El Born / La Ribera

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
EL BALCÓN DEL BORN BARCELONAis a guest house just in the centre of Barcelona, in Born, a district with distinctive cafés,bars, restaurants… where many artist live. It's a 5 minutes walk to The Cathedral del Mar or the Picasso Museum, and 10 minutesto Las Ramblas or the Barceloneta beaches. We have a house with 5 bedrooms. One has its own bathroom (suite) and the othersshare one bathroom every two rooms. All the rooms including the dining room have an exterior balcony, and therefore plentyof light.Rates per night for one or two people:Room 1 (El Palau): Our biggest room, with 20 square meters. The room has a kingsize bed or two twin beds and an exterior balcony facing the pedestrian street ReraPalau. 95 €Room 2 (Els Encants): An ample room with its own bathroom (suite) and anexterior balcony facing the street Rera Palau. 100 €Room 3 (La Ribera): Spacious room with a king size bed or two twin beds. Exteriorbalcony to the square El Tripó. 90 €Room 4 (El Racó): Our smallest and coziest room, with a double bed and a balconywith a double view, one side facing the square Plaça de les Olles and the other sidefacing the street Rera Palau. 80 €Room 5 (Les Olles): Spacious room with a king size bed or two twin beds and anexterior balcony facing the square Plaça de les Olles. 90 €The prices include continental breakfast, towels, bathrobes, hairdryer, wifi andhouskeeping. Optional service (extra cost): LaundryOnce you arrive, please pay for your whole stay with us in cash. We do not accept creditcards.You will have your own keys, so a 20 € guarantee deposit is required. You will get itback when you return the keys.Check-in : 3 pmCheck-out: 12 amHow to get there:El Balcón del Born is located almost right in front of the train station Estació deFrança. FROM THE BARCELONA AIRPORT, TERMINAL 2:· By train (the cheapest way to get there): Take the train (Renfe) at the airport andstop at Passeig de Gràcia. Once you get there, take the train that goes to Estacióde França on the very same platform. Get out of the station and cross the avenue;four blocks down you will find the street Carrer Rera Palau.· By bus: Take the Aerobús and get off at Plaza Catalunya (30 minutes). Fromthere, it’s a 5 to 10 minutes taxi ride, depending on the traffic.· By taxi: It’s a 25 minutes taxi ride from the airport. FROM THE BARCELONA AIRPORT, TERMINAL 1:Take the bus that connects with Terminal 2 to get the train that will take youdowntown, take the Aerobús that will take you to Plaza Catalunya, or just take ataxi.! IF YOU COME BY CAR:There is a car park next to the Guest House (Plaça Comercial) that charges 23,15euros per 24 hours (the price is subject to changes in the policy of the car parkcompany). ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Balcon del Born

Address: Carrer Rera Palau 2, Primero 2a, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Price Range: $94 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
El Balcon Del Born Hotel Barcelona
El Balcon Del Born Barcelona, Catalonia
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