We were on a three night trip to visit friends in Barcelona and because we weren't going to be spending a lot of time in the room, we went cheap and cheerful. Or so we thought. We'd booked one of the rooms with its own bathroom - other rooms had shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. The room we had was small but functional and we thought would be OK for our stay. I wasn't entirely sure how old/clean the bedding was, it was a dark patterned mis-match of sheets and bedcover and it looked like it had been slept on, (and washed I hope) many many times.
We went to bed the first night and were awoken at 8.00am by the sound of a Kango construction-strength power tool which they were using to hack tiles off the room right next door to us. This was accompanied by lots of shouting and hammering. I thought it would stop but it carried on... all day. We left around 10.00am because we could not stand it - we had wanted a lie in after a heavy night - we complained to a young member of staff who said he'd see what he could do.
We returned around 5.00pm to shower and get ready to go out for the night and they were still hammering away... when we arrived back there wasn't anyone around so we thought we'd shower first. No water in our room.
I went to the front desk and by now the staff member was there again - we told him there was no water and the construction was still going on - he offered us to shower in another room and an "upgrade"in room to the shared facility options. This is not my idea of an upgrade.
We were so frustrated we said we were leaving. They should never have let us in that room in the first place if they knew there would be that volume of work going on from 8.00am.
To their credit, they did give us our money back for the 2nd and 3rd nights and they discounted our first night too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Well-placed in the sightseeing, culture, restaurants area of Barcelona city, Paraiso Hostel provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Situated in the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. For those of you who want to venture out, Sant Antoni MArket, MACBA Museum, and the Old Port are just some of the attractions available to visitors.There are two subway stations that allow you to access all the others: Paral-lel (L3, Green) and San Antoni (L2, Violet).At Paraiso Hostel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are laundry service/dry cleaning, safety deposit boxes, elevator, Wi-Fi in public areas, tours.Our large bright common room includes a huge LCD Satellite TV featuring channels in French, English, Spanish, German and Italian and a wide selection of DVDs. There is also 24 hour Internet access and free Wireless access if you bring your laptop!In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts such as television, shared bathroom, satellite/cable TV, desk, shower to please even the most discerning guest. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Paraiso Hostel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Barcelona. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paraiso Travellers Hotel Barcelona
- Paraiso Travellers Hostel Barcelona, Catalonia