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“slightly disappointed”
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Vrabac Guesthouse
Ranked #60 of 308 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vaasa, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“slightly disappointed”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We were group of three woman and we had triple room. There were no another space to suitcases than floor. The light was top of the cabinet and very dim. The biggest problem, however, was the noice from the street. Calle Portaferissa is not a silent side street...
We had the private bathroom no en suite. That was ok, but the shower was horrible!
I hope that they change it in the renovation. They started to move the furnitures while we were there. I didnt ask what kind of renovation they are planning.
The list of recommendation needs an update. Retaurant Julivert Meu is waste of money. Dont go there!
I could go back if I could get a quieter room.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Vrabac's location is KEY! The Aerobus from the airport dropped us off at Placa Cataluyna, located just across the street from Las Ramblas. We walked a few blocks down Las Ramblas to Calle Portaferrisa, ducked into the narrow street to find two big green doors #14. We rang the bell to Vrabac and Nicolas buzzed us up. We carried our bags up to the second floor to find a very clean, cozy, well-decorated guesthouse. Nicolas provided us with a map of the city, keys to access the entry ways, and details regarding breakfast.

Our room was located close to the front door entrance, it was simple, yet stylishly decorated, clean, and comfortable. Because our room was close to the front door, we did hear people coming in at night and leaving in the morning. If you are a light sleeper, you might request a room away from the entrance. Breakfast was a buffet of delicious meats, cheeses, fruits, and cereal, not to mention great coffee, and juice.

Vrabac is in a key location to access so many great neighborhoods and sites in Barcelona. We walked everywhere! I really enjoyed Vrabac because of its quaint, comfortable, cozy charm. It was a nice little retreat after a day cruising around the bustling streets of Barcelona. It was always a little bit of a shock leaving Vrabac and opening the two big green doors to a busy city right outside, and Las Ramblas just a few feet from the front door.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, you might request a room away from the front entrance.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

We stayed after new year here. What a lovely place. Our room was massive. We had an onsuite shower room and separate sort of lounge area with fridge. It was an artistic place with lovely lighting. The breakfast room was calm with a good selection and our host made us empanadas on our last morning. It was quiet, the bed was good and it's just off las ramblas so a great location. It was our anniversary and we got a great recommendation of an Argentinian place. I highly recommend and would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Gorgeous guesthouse in a perfect location, right next to la rumblas, shopping and restaurants. The staff were very helpful, breakfast was the best of our trip so far and cheap washing service. I would recommend paying a little extra for your own shower as the room is nicer and also for convenience. Overall very happy and would highly recommend!

I would also recommend doing a cooking course and a bike tour.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Australia
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95 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2012

This guesthouse could not be in a better location, just off Las Ramblas. They give you excellent directions to the guesthouse when you book as it is a "apartment" door on a busy shopping strip. I stayed in a twin room on the 4th floor with a friend and shared a common bathroom. There are 2 showers and 2 toilets, extremely clean and always available when I needed them. There is some more modern rooms available which would suit couples as I believe the ensuite is quite open to the room. The room was cosy with good air conditioning and unique art on the wall. The guesthouse is very homely with a good sized common area and generous breakfast. Wi Fi only works in the common areas and not in the upstairs rooms and the guesthouse has no lift. Our room was on the fourth floor, great for the legs! The staff where very helpful and provide a street map with fantastic suggestions for restaurants and must see's in Barcelona. A great base in Barcelona.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Gdańsk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Everything is already in title. Great, helpful staff. Location is excellent with La Rambla just behind the corner and metro station few blocks away. This can take You anywhere You want in Barcelona.
Oh, and the music they play for breakfast is wonderful.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We ended up booking rather late so there were not many options in the entire city. Vrabac was able to get us in if we changed rooms twice during the week we were there. It was fun because we got to see different rooms, all very unique. They gave us a great discount for the "trouble" which really wasn't that much trouble at all. One room in particular was fantastic with en-suite bathroom and shower. The rooms which shared a bath were also very nice. Only negative was that our last room did not have A/C. However, the rooms were beautiful and very unique with Spanish tile floor and lovely architecture details. Beds were very comfy as well. The breakfast was great offering meat and cheeses, breads, cereals, yogurt and other delicious treats. It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely come back to stay at Vrabac on our next trip to Barcelona.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a room with A/C. I think most do, but double check.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Vrabac Guesthouse
Address: Calle Portaferrisa, 14, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 308 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Vrabac Guesthouse 2*
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