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“Great location if you don't plan on sleeping much”
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Hostal Levante
Ranked #184 of 732 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Great location in the Gothic Quarter close to La Rambla and an easy walking distance to the Metro (either Liceu or Jaume I). Our twin room was quite small and basic but we had our own bathroom. Our balcony overlooking Carrer Avinyo was quite noisy from the party crowd below. Unfortunately the balcony door did not lock so we wedged a chair against it. Either way we locked our valuables up just in case. Staff were friendly and helpful with airport transfers. Overall: Cheap and cheerful guest house to base yourself while you soak up life in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Stayed here with Intrepid Travel. Hostal is in a good location and rooms were clean. However,walls are made of cardboard and there is constant noise from neighbours and other residents coming and going. Our German neighbours were particularly bad,going out at one a.m.,returning at five a.m, and then departing at seven a.m. Could not sleep as you could even here the alarm on their mobile phone go off! Would not stay again as there is no peace and quiet. Definitely a hotel for the younger ones!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed at 4 different hostels/hotels while in Spain and this one was my least favorite. It was not the cheapest but it definitely has the least benefits. The rooms were the smallest of the 4 places we stayed in. There was no ventilation, so it felt stuffy. The bathroom had nothing, no blowdryer. Another hostel we stayed at was cheaper but had a more modern bathroom with blowdryer. I could also hear other guests in the other rooms. We stayed at 2 other hostels and 1 hotel in Spain and that was not the case in the other places.

The location was great, just maybe 2 blocks from the Ramblas. There are many other hostels and hotels around that location so I recommend researching your options carefully before picking this one. This was definitely the least comfortable of the 4 places we stayed at.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank CheerfulChickie
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

On arrival the hostal was difficult to find (poorly signed) and in amongst other residences which I was not expecting. Don't attempt the lift - it is slow and dangerous.
The location of the hostal was great. When I first arrived I was pleased to see that the Gothic Quarter was only a short walk away. But when I returned to my room to sleep, I realised where this place was lacking! If you have any expectation of a couple of hours sleep per night DO NOT STAY HERE! The walls are paper thin and parties downstairs on the street feel as if they are in your room. My room was right next to reception and when there wan't noise outside there was certainly noises inside.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank MunkeyMagic
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Hostal Levante is a basic hostel in a good location. We had a double room with a shared bathroom and we thought it was pretty good value for money. The room was very small however and lacked ventilation. The small fan helped slightly. The staff were helpful and the place seemed pretty safe.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank Ceri_Nz
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

The rooms are small, but the bed is decent and so is the bathroom. But do not forget to take your valuables with you when you leave the hostel in the morning. The cleaning staff steals. No aircon, but a nice fan.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

We stayed at this hostel at end of an intrepid trip and added on a few nights privately. It is clean and good location but not value for money. Other places close by are much much better.
Our room on level 4 was a double and very smal, no air con only a small fan so very hot. Location was noisy and had to wear ear plugs at night. No TV but neighboring buildings are so close u can watch their TV. Bathroom small so that only one person could use at a time or if one person on loo other person had to walk over loo person to get to shower. A bit too intimate. Windows had some type of seal but not double glazing and didn't stop noise. Luckily the fan noise helped drown out outside noise.
The cost of this room for our private nights paid through an intrepid travel agent in Australia was 100 euros but if we booked direct would have cost 80 euros. New Zealand travel companions paying through intrepid agent in new Zealand paid 130 euros which was a major rip off for the room they got. Other travel companions who got a room on the day paid 60 euros and got air con so price is variable. I'd so standard is about 70 to 80 euros for twin/double.
Complicated system of getting to hostel rooms - u are buzzed into building than enter a 3 door lift pressing white button to get to reception on level 2 then get into lift pressing button 1 to get to rooms on level. 4. Not sure how to get to rooms on level 3. Good news is free wi fi.
So overall our room not worth the 100 euros we paid considering hotel around corner was 120 euros, with air con, near new and had swimming pool with much more professional reception area and service.
Cheap laundry around corner. Asian gentleman runs laundry plus Internet shop and washes and dries 8 kg laundry for 9 euros within 2 hours. Also some fabulous and amazing high quality but cheap restaurants nearby, including cheap silver service places but avoid anything on la rambler (main tourist strip/trap) side alleys much better.

Room Tip: Ask for air con, check prices carefully, better value close by.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Baixada de Sant Miguel, 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Ranked #184 of 732 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: $60 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal Levante 1*
Number of rooms: 48
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Hostal Levante is situated in the Barcelona's central and oldest neighbourhood, el Gotico. Five minutes away from Las Ramblas, the city's main and most famous street and just fifteen minutes walking distance fron the beaches of the city (Barceloneta). It is well connected with the underground and the bus. It is easy visiting Barcelona and it's most emblematic buildings (Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, La Pedrera, Casa Batllo, Gothic Cathedral), museums (Picasso, Macba, Mnac) and attractions (FC Barcelona - Camp Nou, Montjuic fountain, Tibidabo, Puerto Olimpico, Born) from the Hostal in a comfortable and easy way. Enjoy Barcelona, one of the Europe's most beautiful cities, staying in Hostal Levante. It is a familiar, pleasant and welcoming Hotel. The rooms have just been reformed, it has heating and private bathrooms ... more   less 
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