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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed in the double room with private bathroom and we really enjoyed our stay. Upon seeing other reviews we were quite anxious when arriving. Our worries were quickly dismissed upon arrival.

The staff were extremely friendly throughout our visit, we found a particular gentleman to be very accommodating and talkative and every time we bumped into him he always struck up a conversation (didn’t catch his name but we think he was the owner, dark haired man).

The room was lovely and very colourful, with a private bathroom with shower and a balcony which viewed the street outside which was beautiful. There was linen which is an extra charge and complimentary shampoo conditioner and soap. Also had a television, and 2 fans. In the reception area they also have a fridge that sells estrella and water for 1 Euro.

We didn’t have any issues with noise like other reviewers had, we had a very good sleep all 3 nights we were there. You have a key for the bottom door then upstairs before you enter the hostel there are 2 bells which are a day bell and a night bell so not loud at all, both are clearly signposted.

We also felt safe here as it’s upstairs off the road with bells to press for entry and you have to show keys to prove you’re a guest and no visitors are allowed.

The location was also brilliant, a short walk from the harbour and the beach which is situated just behind the hostel approx 10 min walk. As you exit the hotel the gothic quarter is just in front. Food places near by we would recommend are Milk, The Benedict and La Salon. There is also a metro stop a short walk away ‘Barceloneta’ and there is a bus stop to the right of the hostel.

While this was a hostel as we had a private room it was like a hotel room with 10 minute showers which to be honest we didn’t find a problem at all. Don’t be put off by the fact it’s a hostel we saved a lot of money by having what we deemed a basic hotel room in a really good location where the average price is +400 euros for 3 nights.

As for other reviewers stating “rules everywhere must comply” etc. There’s a a4 sheet of ‘rules’ behind the welcome desk, and a a4 sheet in your room, as well as a sheet in the bathroom saying only flush toilet paper down. Hardly a nazi regime.

However, if you aren’t good with stairs this isn’t the hostel/hotel for you as there are 2 flights of stairs to get to the entrance.

We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stop here again!

Stayed: June 2018, traveled as a couple
Thank sud1997
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is the most unwelcoming place I have ever stayed. The main guy on reception was so incredibly rude that we didn't even stay our second night. There are signs everywhere telling you what you can and cannot do and you just can't relax. The walls are paper thin so you can hear everything including the very loud door bell which you have to ring to access the place so this is going off all the time and you can hear the staff on the phone in reception. There were 5 power cuts in one night and an alarm kept sounding because of this so we complained in the morning as we hadn't been able to get any rest. The reception guy was awful to us and very confrontational saying it wasn't his problem and ended up shouting and swearing at us. We left immediately because of this. This was not a pleasant place to stay and I certainly do not recommend it.

  • Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jayne S
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Pension Palacio is in a perfect location . No time and money wasted on transport. 5 minutes walking from the beach and yacht basin. Less than 10 minutes to Las Ramblas, Although the rooms are basic, the Pension is immaculately clean and comfortable. Value for money. Will gladly stay there again, next time in Barcelona

  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Stayed in October 2017. Excellent location (nearest metro stations Barcelonetta, Line 4, Drassanes, Line 3). Close to the sea area, within walking distance from La Rambla, Pl. Catalunya. Very close to the Cathedral, Picasso museum (5 minutes walk). Very clean, staff very friendly. Some rooms are very small though (Room 4 is a bit more than 6 sq. meters). Shared shower and toilet. About 7 rooms in total. Good value for money. Would absolutely recommend to a friend and would stay there next time again myself.

Room Tip: It is not allowed to wash your items (such as socks or underwear). Room 7 is bright and has a nice view facing the street.
  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Eglė B
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

You do not feel welcome! The entire place is filled with signs: don't do this, don't do that. Nothing about "welcome" or "have a pleasant stay". So there is something wrong with the atmosphere from the first moment you enter. The location is great, the bed was ok. The 3 days we stayed there was no cleaning (not even emptying the dustbin)

Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Sabine S
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