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Hostal River
Ranked #355 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“better than.expected”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

River hostal was better than I imagined after having stayed in many hostels. Very clean, fresh towels everyday, shared bathroom immaculate. Had a really good stay here, staff are very helpful and speak some English. The hostels location is ideal and very easy to find.

Room Tip: The beds aren't especially comfortable.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beirut, Lebanon
2 reviews
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very clean, hosts are very very nice and welcoming. They gave us a map of the metro and the city and were always here to answer our questions. It is very far from being luxurious. The soundproofing was a bit bad but it didn't bother us. It is a good option for students. It is clean, the location was GREAT! Even the shared bathroom was always clean. It was a good experience and I would recommend it for students looking for a cheap but good hostel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toulouse, France
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very clean rooms, nice people. Very close to the Ramblas. Sometimes hot water is unpredictable, and one of the shared showers doesn't have enought pressure to wash long hair. Wifi sometimes doesn't work when the hotel is full, or when it's a "rush hour".

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Zagreb
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

I would recommend this hostel to everyone. The location is great, everything is close. The staff is very nice and friendly. The room is simply decorated, but it has everything you need for your stay, it is very clean and clean towels were waiting us every day. Great value for money.

Room Tip: Double room with private bathroom
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

What a great perle in the midtle of Barcelona.
Its a small creap hostel but the service is high - friendly staff, clean rooms and new towels evey day. We were 3 friends meeting up in Barcelona and it were nice to have our one bed and the room haved plenty of space.
There were not much noice - only from the morning streetcleaning and sometimes from people walking though during the nigth.
It is close to the small areas where you can "get lost" , if you want to get away from The Rambla
I would come back again.

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Property: Hostal River
Address: Sant Pau 15, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
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#14 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
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Number of rooms: 24
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