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.