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“Good location?”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostal Europa

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Hostal Europa
Ranked #313 of 754 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good location?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Hostal Europa is only 3 minutes from the metro and right in the middle of everything. But the rooms are rather small, the beds are old and there was only one long pillow in our room. The staff was extremely friendly. Compared to other places I have stayed in Spain I thought it was a little expensive for what we got.

  • Stayed May 2014
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

If your looking to get the most of the city while in Barcelona, this hostel is totally recommended. So close from two main metro stations and all the walk of Boquería is like feeling the heart of Barcelona. From the airport we just took a bus and got off at Plaza Espanya to get the metro and get off at Boquería. Barcelona pier is just a few steps away, also Columbus watch tower and many other attractions.

Don't expect a huge room, but It has all the basics, specially for the price that we payed. We got free wifi in all areas including our room, private bathroom and shower, 24 hours staff which was very kind and helped us with the locations of the attractions that we wanted to visit. The only thing that this hostel lacks is the breakfast option, but there are a lot of fast food restaurants nearby and supermarkets.

The only thing that maybe needs to be worked on is the help for the taxi cabs to the airport, we felt ripped off because of the taxi fare that we got in order to get back to the airport, and easily could have been avoided if the guys would have told us that the metro stations opens at 6 am and that we could have taken that option instead.

The letters that identify this hostel are not complete so don't worry if you don't see the exact "Hostel Europa" header over the building.

Room Tip: Rooms at the end of the hallway are better, a lot of noise for the rooms that are closer to the stai...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Just stayed here for 4 nights. Brilliantly located, just near Liceu tube station. Loads of narrow quaint old city streets nearby. Polite staff and good price. Free internet use. (Just beware of the pickpockets on La Rambla when you come home in the early hours. They approach men walking home alone to sell beer - girls approach you selling sex - and before you know it your pockets are empty. I didn't even realise, they got my wallet and mobile from my two front pockets in my jeans. PASS ON THIS WARNING.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were attracted by the price for a good central location, in the heart and middle of Las Ramblas , near the Liceu metro and in walking distance to many sightseeing spots.

Check in staff were friendly, free Wi-Fi and use of computers in this lobby area, also coffee / tea available if you wanted it. We had a room with bathroom, ok, so it wasn't the most modern of rooms I've ever stayed in, a little tired and bare.. but clean, had fresh comfortable beds so for one night at the price we paid I couldn't have asked for more!.. Not sure i'd fancy more than a couple of days there.. A little noisy down on the street, also people coming and going during the night but that was to be expected given the location.. Still managed to get a decent nights sleep..

Value for money if travelling on a budget..

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Likes:  Great location just off Las Ramblas. Very clean rooms. Staff very knowledgeable and very helpful.  Common area where there is good wifi and computers.

Dislike:  Could have created a more hostel common area for fellow travellers, it should be made more comfortable for travellers to meet and chat.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great location just off La Rambla and very near to a metro station! Really friendly staff, spoke good English and were very helpful. The hostel is very clean and safe. Only downsides, wifi is not in rooms but you can sit downstairs and use it. Also, the air con wasn't working so we had to sleep with window open, and the street outside can be quite noisy. However, overall had a great time and would stay again!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hostal Europa

Property: Hostal Europa
Address: Carrer Boqueria 18 | Carrer Boqueria 18, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #313 of 754 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal Europa 1*
Number of rooms: 44
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