Absolutely awful service I’ve never stayed somewhere and had cockroaches in Barcelona and I’m back and for this city all the time It was dirty …. I can’t use any other word just dirty … I’m not sure how the reviews are good Never stay here
Coming to Barcelona to do year abroad during a pandemic is one strange thing, but Hostal Martinval provided us with comfort during this time. We stayed for a fortnight in a room with 2 single beds; a double bed; a spacious bathroom and a balcony. It is in Exiample, which is the middle of the city and a 20 minute walk from Sagrada Familia. It is in a lovely area located near many supermarkets, bus stops, metro stations and tapas bars. They gave us a discount as we stayed a week longer even though it was already so cheap. It does not have a kitchen, but a communal space with a fridge, coffee machine, sink and hot water. The staff are lovely and helped us practice Spanish and the rooms are cleaned daily. I would recommend this place to anyone who is coming to stay in Barcelona. With 3 of us staying in 1 room we each paid around 10 euros a night, before our discount. Perfect for students wanting to travel with friends.…
We picked Martinval as it was reasonably priced and in the heart of the city. Rooms are basic but very clean. The building itself is a talking point with a very old, very rickety lift which caused amusement for us as a family. Reception were friendly and helpful and sheets and towels were changed each day. The hostal is 15 minutes in opposite directions to Sagrada Familia and Casa Bastilo. Decent cafes on every corner on the wall to wherever you going. We walked down to Las Ramblas and 2 metros stations are 10 minutes walk away. We would definitely stay here again.
Stayed for 3 nights in October 2019. The room was pretty standard but most importantly very clean and was attended to each day by the cleaners. The hotel has a cool old school lift which added a bit of charm. Price was very competitive given the location which is excellent for exploring Barcelona. Enjoyed our stay at Hostal Martinval.
Located in the Eixample district midway between Girona and Verdaguer Metro this is an old fashioned hotel occupying the upper floors of a building. Our room was of reasonable size and had a good sized bathroom but no bath, only a shower. The TV had only Spanish channels, no CNN, BBC or news in English. No breakfast room, just a small area with a coffee machine. No safe in room. There was a very small balcony. The street was quite noisy at night. We paid around £100 a night.
If you are looking for a place to stay in Barcelona for a weekend visit, this is a really good choice. Close to Plaça Catalunya, Sagrada Familia aswell as the Hop-on Hop-off busses at Casa Batlló (about 5-7 min walk). When arriving we got a really good introduction to Barcelona and a map where the guy in the reception marked places for us to visit. The room was very nice, clean and modern, if i were to mention something that was not so good it would be the sound/noise that you can hear from other rooms/corridor outside your room. Next to the hotel there is a supermarket for every-day needs and across the street there is a really nice restaurant named "Lokal Bar". There are plenty of cafés close by where you can eat breakfast since the hotel does not offer that service.
This hostal is walking distance (about 10 minutes) from La Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Staff very friendly. Nice and clean bedrooms. It's not a hotel, it has a really funny elevator (very antique), but functional. Really nice place.
We traveled three of us. The room was clean with good AC, covenient to go many places and didn't hear loud noses from other rooms nor street. Located walking distance to Sagrada Familia, major brand shopping street. The restaurantes and cafes close by were very reasonablly priced and delicious. Recommend to go La Musclira for seafood dinner right next door. But the bathroom smelled very bad. I am assuming coming from old drainage pipes. They could have used fresher bath towels. Front desk person was helpful fro getting around places.
Stayed in the Hostal for 5 nights with friends. It’s location is perfect as everything is nearby. There’s a spar beside it and the metro and bus stations are within walking distance. The staff were very helpful with information about the city and how to get around. Beds were made everyday and fresh towels were given everyday along with shampoo and body wash. The only thing is that there is no fridge in the room and the windows were quite difficult to open and close. Overall it was a lovely place to stay at and would highly recommend! 👍
We stayed for 3 nights in May in the Economy Triple Budget room. There was nothing Triple about it. The double rooms next door were the same size. Ours only had an extra bed. Even the double room is really tiny. And expensive at 100 euros a day. There is no table in the room to keep your things. Near the bed there is a small shelf 6 cm x 4 cm. Enough space to keep a smartphone. Ridiculous. Nothing else can be placed on the table. We actually had to keep our glasses, keys, watch on top of our bags. No kettle in the rooms. So you can forget hot water for tea coffee. And the coffee machine and water machine in the lobby did not work for the entire 4 days we were there. I complained about this on the 2nd day and the reception arranged a kettle for me. The location is good yes. But I really cannot recommend this hostal to families. For singles/ backpackers maybe yes. But again at €100 a night it is just too expensive and for a room which does not even have a table! I've done a lot of reviews on Tripadvisor if you see my profile, and I've mostly given 4 or 5 star ratings to even 1-star hotels because of the value they give. But Martinval has to get 1-star rating only. The rooms are just ridiculously tiny. They need to drop the price by 40% to come to fair value.…