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Residencia Universitaria Augusta
Ranked #446 of 735 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our flight arrived late to the city and by the time we had we were hot and sweaty. The receptionist greeted us and immediately offered us a glass of cold water. Check in was a breeze and we were then led to our room. The room was simple, just a small room with two single beds. However, there was also a closet and a small fridge included. The beds were comfortable and everything was very clean. The bedroom was spotless when we arrived, and the bathroom was clearly cleaned everyday.
The only issue the whole trip was that the door to the one washroom was broken and we almost got stuck inside as the door handle nearly broke off. The issue was fixed quickly.
The breakfast was basic but there was a lot of it. As well the view of Barcelona from the dining room was amazing.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

I stayed at the Residencia for 3 weeks in a single room and highly recommend it. The staff are awesome, very friendly, informative, and dedicated to their guests. The room was very simple, but was what I wanted as it was cost effective and conducive to doing work. I lived on a floor with a very nice terrace that was lovely to work on. There is reliable wifi, a good breakfast, and the location cannot be beat: you are walking distance to all the big tourist sites, but in the best neighborhood in Barcelona: Gracia. The Fontana metro stop is close by, as are all of the Gaudí sites. The price and community environment can't be beat. Highly recommended for students, professors, or tourists.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Tara D
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Just returned from a trip to Barcelona with a friend. We stayed at the lovely Residencia, in Gracia. While it is a little away from the busy centre of the city, it is only two minutes walk from Gracia metro. The rooms were large, clean and while they were not ensuite (hence the bargain price) they had everything else you need. I really appreciated the free wifi, a TV and a fridge in the room. The toilets and showers were fine, and I never needed to queue to use either.

Breakfast was included, and there was fruit juice, a choice of cereals, bread/toast, croissants, little cakey things, jam and butter, as well as tea and coffee. If you wanted to bring your own cheese or meats you could just store them in your fridge and add them in to breakfast. Another nice touch was the lovely ice cold/boiling hot water machine which was available 24/7. And if you bought your own food you could heat it in the microwave and eat in the dining room.

The best thing about the place though were the people working there - Daniella the manager and Pau on reception. They were very friendly, spoke excellent English and nothing was too much trouble for them. They helped my friend and I with suggestions of places to go, transport options and Daniella even lent me a bathing cap for the swimming pool!

There were plenty of great bars, restaurants and shops in Gracia, and the city centre was only a few minutes away by metro. Also nearby was Park Guell, a must-see for any visitor to Barcelona. Make sure you buy a T-10 ticket (currently 9.25 euros) for ten trips pn public transport (plus connections up to 75mins onwards) as without it, each trip costs 2 euros.

it's not luxury accommodation, nor is it a lively party place, so don't come here if that's what you're expecting! But if you want a bargain, clean, friendly, fairly quiet and convenient option close to the centre of Barcelona, this is the one to go for.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank joyceglasgow
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017
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Reviewed August 11, 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Alberto G
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Reviewed July 7, 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2015, traveled solo
1  Thank Giulio R
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Additional Information about Residencia Universitaria Augusta

Address: Travessera de Gracia 96, 1, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Gracia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #446 of 735 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residencia Universitaria Augusta (RUA) is the perfect place to stay and discover the beauties of Barcelona. It is clean, comfortable and has an special familiar atmosphere. If you want to feel at home and to share your traveling experiences with other travelers you will love RUA!The residence is located in Gracia, a neighborhood that combines the small village essence with the newest sociocultural trends and lifestyle. You will love to get lost in its tiny streets or to eat some tapas at any bar terrace. The best thing about Gracia is that it is 10 minutes by foot of the main "must see" places in the city.RUA is the best way to get the most of Barcelona's local taste while feeling at home.See you soon! ... more   less 
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