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“Warm hospitality away from home”
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Vrabac Guesthouse
Ranked #62 of 308 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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18 reviews
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“Warm hospitality away from home”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

My friend and i spent a week in Barcelona in this wonderful guesthouse and itt was truely great! The guesthouse is exactly what you see in the pictures, very cozy and warm, perfectly located just off La Ramblas three blocks from the market. You can walk anywhere and if you want to see some sites on the other side of town it's really close to Plaza Catalunya which has all the metro lines necessary. Nicolas and Oskar were both welcoming and very helpful with any questions we had. They put much effort in making this place feel so nice, no detail goes unnoticed. Highly recomended!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

This place is perfect. Great location ( just off las ramblas - the main street) and very relaxing. All staff were friendly and helpful at all times. Breakfast was lovely with plenty of choice, served in a cosy dining room. Rooms were very clean and spacious. Only down fall is that our private bathroom was separate from the room, which we didn't mind.....but didn't feel comfortable as it was semi frosted glass and in the main hallway. That is just my opinion and other people may not mind or be bothered by this.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed at Vrabac for 5 nights in July and loved it. It's location is fantastic - right off La Rambla and near the Gothic Quarter. We only really took the metro a couple of times as there were so many places within walking distance.

The room was lovely, clean and comfortable and we had our own bathroom which wasn't en suite. This suited us fine and it barely a 2 second walk down the hall to the our private bathroom.

The owners and staff are lovely and the included breakfast was incredibly convenient. We had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend it. It even beats some private rooms in hostels for price whilst having a cosy guesthouse feel.

Room Tip: Ask for a private bathroom (not en suite). I thought it was perfect and our little area was incredib...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

My friends and I stayed 4 nights here in July. Its location is great, it is a small street coming off Las Ramblas so it is very easy to get everywhere. A bit noisy at night but we hardly noticed! Rooms were lovely and clean and great air con as it was so hot when we were there! Owner was very helpful showing us where to visit and eat nearby!! We had breakfast included which was lovely and served in a really nice room and balcony upstairs! definitely recommend it to people wanting a nice relaxed place to stay in the heart of busy Barcelona!

Room Tip: We had a room facing onto the street, great little balcony but some people could find it a bit loud!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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cagliari
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I am not writing a review to add anything to the excellent reviews I read before going to Vrabac, just to say a special thanks to Nicolas and his staff. My boyfrient and I wnet there twice and will definitely go back there, when we get back to Barcelona. Hasta pronto!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The Vrabac Guesthouse is in a very good location. When we first arrived into Barcelona we got the Aerobus to Placa de Catalunya and had a 5 minute walk down La Ramblas before arriving at the door. It was also a good location for our activities during our time in Barcelona as it is near meeting points for walking tours and the metro for going to see the magic fountain.

The main area in Vrabac, where the office and breakfast area is, is on the third floor (with a number 1 outside the door) so, as others have mentioned before, be aware there are a few stairs to climb! The main area itself is very peaceful with candles and incense burning frequently Breakfast was great with lots of variety - bread, meat, cheese, cereal, fruit etc.

On checking in we were given a map of the local area and recommendations for places to eat and places to visit. We were then shown to our room on the floor above (more stairs). We were able to swap rooms after 2 nights to a bigger Basic Double room en suite once it became available. The smaller room was still very good - The shower was inside the room behind a curtain, the sink was in the main room and the toilet was in its own room as usual. The larger room had slightly better decoration (exposed stone wall) and also had an extra table and chair. All the en suite facilities were behind a sliding door in the larger room. The rooms both had air conditioning, a hair dryer, towels, wifi, tea/coffee facilities and drinking water. The towels provided differed between the rooms. We got big bath sheets in the smaller room but much smaller towels in the larger room!

Overall, we enjoyed our stay. We found the staff helpful (although we only saw them at breakfast and check in/check out) and the location was perfect for our needs.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This guest house is situated in the Gothic area right near La Rambla and within walking distance of the Mediteranean Sea, Barcelonetta and Catalunya Square - perfect for tourists.
When we arrived we found we had been mistakenly booked into a double room despite our booking a twin room. One of us was given another room on another level and found it very small, dark and claustrophobic. The following day we were given the luxury suite - which was lovely. It was very noisy but that is to be expected and we were fine with that. The breakfast room was lovely and the range of food options was great.
When we came to pay our account we found they did not accept cards and we had to go out and get cash from a machine. Its the first time I have found cards not accepted and I feel it was a very poor practice. They said it stated that on the website, but we didn't see that.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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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
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Ranked #62 of 308 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
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Hotel Class:2 star — Vrabac Guesthouse 2*
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