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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've booked a room here and just finished my stay here for 2 nights. The Hostel is easy to find, because is located on a large boulevard and alsp beside a metro station. At about 1km you will find Barcelona Arena, Fontana Magica de Monjuic and Spain Square (there a lot of squares). The room eas tidy, a bit small... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I had to spend a night in Barcelona because I had missed my flight, so I ended up in this hostel, and I will regret it for the rest of my life. The receptionist (an old man) which is the owner of the place- charged me not once, not twice, but three times the city taxes, and because of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Pros: The owner is really nice, Wi-Fi abd Air Conditioner worked well, location is good. Cons: Beds were pretty bad, especially the pillows. In our room TV didn't work, but that wasn't problem for us. Over all it was safe and nice to stay in.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The smell is disgusting, not only because of people smoking: there is a lot black mold in the air con, which is very dangerous for the health of course. The pillow smelled like years of greasy hair accumulated. Not only is it is not clean but it's a health hazard. We did not even stayed for the night and we... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I was dreading the worst for my first ever stay in a hostel but it was better than some hotels I've stayed in! Very comfortable, clean and it even had good air con. Good location too. Highly recommend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

an agreeable week 24th sept 2013 we were given a room in a quiet spot of hotel by Mr singh nice size bathroom full size bath and shower much needed after all the walking we did. Cafe just down the road for breakfast not expensive friendly staff. room cleaned bed linen and towels changed every day For any advice speak... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The pictures on the website are taken this way for a reason, the rooms are very small its smells like smoke and they need to be painted There is a metro stop right across the street. The neighborhood is nice during the day as it is close to Montjuic but if you decide to go out at night there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

Verry close to the nextmetro station. Realy nice small street with lots of tapabars in the neighbourhood

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Staying in Montjuic

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Montjuic
Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colorful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostal Rio de Castro is a 2-star hotel located just 10 minutes on foot from Placa Catalunya, the Rambla and the Gothic neighbourhood (Barri Gotic, and 5 minutes from Placa Espanya and Barcelona's trade fair (Fira Barcelona). Barcelona's beaches are just a 10 minute bus ride away. The area boasts good metro connections with Poble Sec metro station (green - line 3) just 25 metres from the hotel; there you can catch a metro to the Port and the Maremagnum area. The area is very lively and brimming with bars, restaurants, shopping centres and all kinds of shops.Hostal Rio de Castro opened its doors to the public in 1967; it and was renovated in 2009. It has 10 double and triple rooms with private bathrooms, a television, Wi-Fi Internet access, air conditioning and heating.A well-located hostel with years of experience and attentive service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Rio de Castro

Address: Av. Paral-lel, 119, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Montjuic , El Poble Sec
Price Range: $68 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Rio de Castro 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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