We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Barcelona Universal Hotel

Show Prices
#67 of 524 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Barcelona Universal Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

3,279 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Barcelona Universal Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 2,680: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The wife and I have just got back from a great holiday in the wonderful city of Barcelona. This stay was enhanced by the accommodation that we stayed in at the Barcelona Universal! The room was very nice, modern and clean and the bonus was that it was right next to the metro station Para-lel (on Line 2 or 3)... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank T_Mac911
Bristol
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed here for our daughters 21st - 3 double rooms. Hotel is right next to Metro stop so very easy to find on arrival. Rooms are very good size, really big beds and good size bathrooms. We never had breakfast included in our rate and thought it was a bit expensive - we were happy to go out and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank StokeGiffordRed
london
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Lovely, clean hotel with great staff. Didn't have breakfast as €15 pp is too expensive. There is a lovely cafe just outside the hotel though, where we had beautiful coffee and food. About a 15 min leisurely stroll to the marina and La Rambla. Away from the influx of tourists so a really good location.

Helpful?
Thank xena78
Hertfordshire/England
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The hotel itself is lovely, the room was fine. Everything you would expect- safe, wardrobe, tv, big bed. The bathroom was very nice and the shower was amazing- I didn't want to get out! The actual location of the hotel wasn't in the nicest area, but you only have to take the short walk to La Rambla to find lots... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bella2788
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed in the hotel for 7 nights later October and while I found the room to be fine, there were no drawers and not enough hangers in the wardrobe for 2 people for 7 nights. The noise can be quite distracting, however you actually do get used to it. My only real issue with the hotel is its locaiton.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Geraldine L
Cancun, Mexico
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The hotel was great, but the front desk was superb. Plenty of English speaking help willing to help with any and everything without delay. I needed to fill a prescription and the desk agent came out from behind the desk to bring me to the Farmacia around the corner so that there wouldn't be a problem communicating with the Pharmacist.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeff A
Roger_Llado, Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

We only can say a big THANK YOU for your comments about your stay at Hotel Barcelona Universal. We are particularly pleased that you highlighted our front desk staff. This is the best reward that we can obtain, as we are working very hard in offering a very high standard of service at the hotel. Therefore your comments encourage us... More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed here for a long weekend with friends and had a wonderful time. Really clean and very friendly staff who fluent in several languages. The hotel is situated a short walk away from La Rambla and many places to eat and buy supplies.

Helpful?
Thank Richard_Diane
manageruniversal, Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are glad that you had a wonderful time, We highly appreciate your comments about the staff, facilities and location, Thanks again and we are glad that you spent a great stay with us Looking foward to wellcoming you back. More 

Chocowinity, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The best thing about this hotel was the excellent staff. Very good on helping with tours, printing boarding passes, and giving advice on how to get around the city. Street noise can be a problem, so try to get a room on the backside of the hotel.

Helpful?
1 Thank Allen C
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
80 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

My husband, two sons and I stayed here for four nights at the end of October. We had requested two rooms next to each other, one with a double and one with two single beds, and high up to avoid street noise. The hotel was very accommodating: We got two adjacent rooms with the requested bed setup on the fifth... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank HeidiToronto_Canada
Roger_Llado, Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

We are very grateful for having taken your time to write such a comprehensive review about your stay at Hotel Barcelona Universal. We are very happy to read that you found the rooms spotlessly clean and that our front desk and cleaning was very friendly and helpful. Regarding your incidentals at the Restaurant during the breakfast service, we are very... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

1,235 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (807)
Viewed
Room/Suite (161)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (44)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (115)
Viewed
Bathroom (80)
Viewed
View from Room (68)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (321)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (352)
Viewed
Amenities (35)
Viewed
Pool (18)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Standard Room City View (73)
Viewed
Standard Room Street View (58)
Viewed
Superior Room (131)
Viewed
The Hotel (31)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (76)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (27)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Barcelona hotels
El Raval
Andante
Andante
#55 of 524 in Barcelona
4.5 of 5 stars 1,368 reviews
Eixample
EuroPark Hotel
EuroPark Hotel
#29 of 524 in Barcelona
4.5 of 5 stars 3,260 reviews
El Raval
Hotel Jazz
Hotel Jazz
#30 of 524 in Barcelona
4.5 of 5 stars 3,924 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
El Born / La Ribera
Catalonia Born
Catalonia Born
#48 of 524 in Barcelona
4.5 of 5 stars 1,017 reviews
El Born / La Ribera
Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
#10 of 524 in Barcelona
4.5 of 5 stars 726 reviews
Eixample
Olivia Balmes Hotel
Olivia Balmes Hotel
#9 of 524 in Barcelona
4.5 of 5 stars 1,578 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in El Raval

Neighborhood Profile
El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Strategically located just a five-minute walk from Las Ramblas, Hotel Barcelona Universal grants its guests easy access to all parts of the city. Metro lines 2 and 3 stop just outside the main entrance, at “Paral·lel,” and nearby buses can take you to the beaches of Barcelona, Park Güell, and anywhere in between. A stroll from our hotel near Las Ramblas will take you to some of Barcelona’s favorite tourist attractions.Hotel opened in 2001 and renewed in 2011.Hotel Barcelona Universal has 167 rooms, each equipped with free Wi-Fi Internet. Three “Barcelona Skyline Suites” feature a Jacuzzi and private terrace. Families and larger groups may be accommodated in triple or superior rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barcelona Universal Hotel

Address: Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Price Range: $110 - $493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Universal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 167
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Cancelon, Hotwire, Odigeo, Agoda, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz and Jetsetter so you can book your Barcelona Universal Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Universal Barcelona
Hotel Barcelona Universal
Barcelona Universal Hotel Catalonia
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#38 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#48 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#101 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay