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Hostal Abrevadero
Ranked #123 of 305 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
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“Bad experience”
Reviewed February 4, 2011

Really unfriendly staff, very old hostel. Very noisy room, they could reform the hostel in general. Very bad experience.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

After travelling 20 hours to get to Barcelona from Californnia, My boyfriend and i finally arrived at Hostal Abrevadero on a hot day. We then had to wait 4 hours for our room. Once we received it, it was two singe beds in a very disgusting room facing a brick wall. It was nothing like what we saw in the pictures nor what we reserved. Thebed was like a stack of bricks and there was a condom left in the garbage. We asked to switch rooms b/c we did not want two singe beds for 5 days anyway and the owner/front desk person yelled at us and told us that what we saw was what we got and if we didnt want it then we could leave. He then said we had exactly 1 minute to decide what to do. When our minute was up, he decided to cancel our reservation for us and left us in the street to find a new hotel. He failed to mention to us that there was a medical convention going on and that every hotel had been booked for months. We searched for hours and finally found one place that had a room for 2 of the 5 nights we needed. We ended up leaving barcelona after the 2 days b/c there was no wehere to stay. The worse part is that once we got back to the states, we saw that Hostal abrevadero charged us for the full 5 nights after the guy swore he wouldnt. We had to then disput it on our credit card.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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plymouth,england
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Reviewed July 4, 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights with some friends and the Hostel Abrevadero was within our budget. Don't expect anything spectacular but it's fine for somewhere to put your head down for the night. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the Hostel is close to la rambla and other sights.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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the netherlands
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Reviewed April 14, 2010

I thought this place was fine, better than the reviews suggested. Yes it's an old building and yes there are broken tiles, but it is kept very clean. Staff is helpful and to the point, and speaks English well. My room (a double room for single use) was quite spacious and the private bathroom was fine - the useful thingy on the wall to hold the shower head wasn't entirely functional, but the place was clean, big enough to move around, and there was hot water - for 40 euros a night, I think that's pretty good.

The location is good in the sense that it is close to the Rambla and all that. It is not a friendly neighborhood, but it didn't seem outright dangerous to me either.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
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Australia
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Reviewed November 30, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at the Hostal Abrevadero. The staff (mostly members of the lovely family who own the hotel) were friendly and gave great information about what to do and where to eat in Barcelona. The rooms were clean, comfortable and well maintained and I would definitely recommend this to any budget conscious traveler who doesn't like to compromise on comfort.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Devon England
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Reviewed November 16, 2009

good budget hotel, friendly & very well placed for port & city centre attractions

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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Abrevadero, assitan manager at Hostal Abrevadero, responded to this review, November 18, 2009
We know that we are a basic hotel, this is why we effor to give an excelent customer services. We are happy that you enjoy your stay at the Hostal Abrevadero.
Thanks for your review
David del Peso
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Reviewed September 8, 2009

Having booked a night at this hostal, I was a rather dismayed to read the reviews on this site. However, we found that the hostal was fine, if a little basic, and well-located for our purposes. The man on reception when we arrived was extremely helpful and friendly - and the man on the following morning was also perfectly reasonable. We had a good night's sleep and were safely on our way in the morning.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostal Abrevadero

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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Hotel Style:
Ranked #123 of 305 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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