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Hostal Abrevadero
Ranked #122 of 326 Barcelona B&B and Inns
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“Avoid”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

I was genuinely shocked at how horrible this place was. My room was in a separate building for which I did not have a key so had to ask the staff to come round and let me in every time I came back. The room was badly lit, there were cigarette burns in the linen and the bathroom door looked like it had been punched. The shower didn't drain and one day they didn't even bother to make up the room. No breakfast. It has a decent location (right next to the metro) but that's the only point in its favour. Never again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

Booked for overnight sleep, because need hotel near the port for just few hours to sleep. Had single rooms, which preaty clean and simple, but comfortable for 29 Eur per night. Fast checked-in and slept well.
Here is metro station Paral-lel oposit the hotel. Few bars and food shops around. Only hundred meters from La Rambla. Very central location.
We very pleased to spend night here and save money.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

Important for Expedia users: on their site this was called simply "El Abrevadero" and listed and described as a 2-star hotel, rather than as a hostel. A horrible disappointment. (Perhaps 1 star for having toilets, and another for running water?) Otherwise, too much something out of the third world, as opposed to a cosmopolitan city. When we arrived, their computer was down, so they had no expectation of our arrival. "Fortunately," they had few bookings, due to the temporary absence of electricity in their rooms! Rooms were not disgusting, but there was trash in the (only) trash can, construction was shoddy and doors to the bath and outside didn't open/close without great effort and much noise. Other reviewers' complaints about lack of sound insulation and noisy neighbors apply here. Beds were very hard. Anti-miraculously, it took 10 minutes for the shower water to warm up, even when taken /immediately/ following a shower in the same bath. (How could they even engineer that?) If you enjoy listening to effluent splattering down a big pipe just outside the bath window each time a guest flushes, this is the place for you!

The 'business center' referred to on Expedia's site amounted to a solitary table with a PC. Maybe that works when there is power. Staff were surly, and as this is in reality a hostel rather than a hotel, don't expect beds to be made, or rooms tidied up between nights. As a /hostel/ this might be worth 2 stars.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is a rather cheap hotel, and now I know why that is.

The room wasn't really clean, especially the bathroom.
There is absolute no sound isolation between the room or to the street. Unlucky for me, I had loud neighbours.
There is no airco in the rooms, and that's not so handy in summer.

Breakfest is a no go overhere, it didn't look tasty and it wasn't tasty.

A pluspoint is that the hotel is 300m away from the Metro station.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012


Shown to massive two bedroom location. Decorated in 1980s and needing renovation. Clean linen and bed ok. Near the underground Green line and five minutes from La Ramblas. Great value but no luxury.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

Slightly odd place. It's in a good location, a 2 minute walk from the metro stop Paral-lel which is on line 3, just a few stops from Sants Estacio, and a few more from Les Corts - so very easy to reach the Nou Camp. Walking distance from Las Ramblas, about 10 minutes down the connecting street La Rambla. Thus maybe 15 minutes from Plaza Catalunya. The location made it very easy to get around. 24 hour reception was handy, staff were multi-lingual, decent WiFi (2 euro fee for the code) and a PC downstairs at 1euro for 30 mins.

On the downside, our room was a bit of a bomb site. The door to the bathroom had several holes (looked like it had been punched), handle had fallen off, the shower curtain didn't cover the shower, the shower switched between hot and cold with impunity, on the last day there was no hot water at all. The beds were not comfy, only 1 pillow each, and there was an ashtray in the room and several burn marks on anything wooden. It was just a mess.

I'd say this place is ideal for anyone coming to Barcelona looking for a cheap bolt-hole, to crash after partying, or people who come for the sporting events and intend to be out all day. If you like a hint of luxury, or like to enjoy your surroundings, forget about it and look for somewhere else. This is more run down travel-lodge than cute B&B. Plus they charge extra for everything, 2 euros for wifi code, 2 euros for lockers. A can of drink is 1.50 euro - two doors away a bottle of cola is 95 cents.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

Hostal Abrevadero is excellent value for money.
Make no mistake, it is a basic but clean hotel with friendly, helpful staff. We have used the hostel for school trips on seven occasions now, and fully intend to return again next year.
Our students always enjoy their time here and appreciate the helpfulness of the staff. The multi occupancy rooms make it ideal for our purposes and constitute excellent value for money with plenty of space.
The location is ideal in a quiet, pedestrianised residential street but within easy walking distance of the Ramblas.. From our point of view, security is of paramount importance and this is a very safe location compared with others we have tried.
Good transport links with Metro and bus stops in the next street - easily accessed from the airport. Use the T10 travel card from the airport train station for cheap travel on train, Metro and bus.
If you come to Hostel Abrevadero expecting four star facilities you will be disappointed. If that's what you want I suggest you need to pay for it. If you want a safe location and somewhere basic but clean, Abrevadero is for you.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Property: Hostal Abrevadero
Address: Calle Vila I Vila 79, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Montjuic , El Poble Sec
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Ranked #122 of 326 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Abrevadero 2*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hostel is a simple and comfortable place, ideal for those who want to experience the heart of the city from a quiet setting. Hostal Abrevadero has all the comforts for you to feel right at home. Our philosophy is to offer the guest a good level of comfort with friendly service. We like to give our visitors personalized service, offering them everything they need, from 24-hour reception to ticket reservations for events. ... more   less 
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