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“Value and Charm”
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Hostal Fontanella
Ranked #65 of 732 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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Reviewed June 6, 2008

For about 35euro per person in a double room with shower but no WC, this place is great value. Compared to the 25euro you pay in a stinky 10 bed room hostel down on Las Ramblas, this well looked after place on the 4th floor is 5 mins away from Las Ramblas and the usual tourist haunts so you have some space to move. The owners/managers are nice elderly people who accomodated my non-existent spanish. We even had an upgrade to a 4 bed room as it was a quiet weekend. No soap when we arrived, but it was safe, comfortable and did the job for a couple of nights.

If you pay peanuts and want the Hilton, youre being a bit cheap. Pay these nice people a visit and you'll be happy you did.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2007

October 8, 2007 stay for one night. Overall clean but sheets and pillow were "clammy" and street outside was noisy. We were guaranteed a shower in the room but, guess what, the toilet was down the hall. For the $85 price it was OK but expect a 1950''s experience (plastic encased comb and make up blotter await you). Cigarette burns on light maple coloured bed tables. Really central - a 2 minute walk from the Aerobus drop off and Ramblas. No breakfast. Ancient elevator. Pleasant owners/operators who will be dead soon.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2006

Hostal Fontanella is a lovely gem of a hotel, very central, very close to Placa Catalunya,just around the corner from C/Fontanella, second floor, taking the nice elevator. You have to close all doors behind you and ring the hostal bell. The owner, Encarna, who answers emails, speaks English, then there's a gentleman who speaks French, rest only Catalan, Spanish/Catalan.It has 11 rooms. The corridors are gorgeous, full of big paintings, art, draped curtains, antique furniture, like in the little hall in front of my room, number 3.This single room for 42 Euro, incl. bathroom is not renovated. Furniture a bit old, but modern bathroom with hand-held power shower and toilet. TV with many channels but only CNN in English and a German channel (RTL) . Bed is large but creaks. Other rooms are better with good beds. No toiletries, bring your own, no breakfast.You leave the key at the reception, can ring the bell till 4 AM. The location is noisy but rooms don't face the street,so are quiet, but the down side is , for fussy people, that there is inside noise. You won't sleep till the last guests arrive and have taken showers. A lot of sounds can be heard, so if that's a problem this is not a hotel for you. Overall I loved it, so for price and charm and friendliness I rate it excellent still.

  • Stayed: May 2006
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 30, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Address: Via Laietana 71 , 2do, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #65 of 732 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: $86 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Fontanella 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warm Guest accommodation with 11 rooms in the center of Barcelona. Located next to the beautiful Urquinaona Square and 3 minutes walking from nerve center of Plaza Catalunya.Bright rooms most with balcony to Via Layetana. A few meters from the Cathedral and a short walk from the old Harbour. ... more   less 
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