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“Just okay, but look around for something better”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostal Aribau

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Hostal Aribau
Ranked #487 of 754 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Just okay, but look around for something better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2010

We stayed here on a Friday & Saturday in August, so finding a decently priced place was not easy. This place was okay. The bed was old, the shower was tiny and leaked, and the bathroom didn't always smell the best. No Wifi, and the closest option was Starbucks 3 blocks away. The AC was strong, the room was quiet, the room was clean, and the staff was mostly friendly. The elderly man who checked us in, and who always seemed to be there, did not speak English, but was accomodating. Had to be buzzed in at night, but that wasn't a problem even when we came in at 4am. The neighborhood is good and seemed safe (it was the end of the gay neighborhood, if that matters to you), good bars and cafes, and not too far from the Metro, Airport Express bus, and the big sights. If you can find something else, look around. But if this is your best option, you could do worse.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Riga, Latvia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2008

We had the hard time to find an appropriate place for reasonable price in Barcelona and we found this place quite ok for our 3 night stay.Rooms were small and pretty basic with small funny bathrooms. Small window only in the bathroom. The staff was friendly and helpful ( but didn't speak English, however not a problem if you speak a bit of Spanish).I think rooms on the 2nd floor are better than the ones on the last floor. Location is ok, some 7 min walking till Placa Catalunia and some 3 min till underground.

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  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Terraneous
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Olympia, Washington
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54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2006

Don't believe the Web site description--(lovely room, king-size bed). While the location was good--close to the metro and within walking distance of the Las Ramblas, the primary room was very small, the bed squeaked just turning over (a double, older than Methuselah), the shower stall so small, you couldn't turn around, and the lift creaked, groaned and thumped all night long.

The staff was indifferent to our questions and requests.

  • Liked — Location
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  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with family
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4 Thank mmbell
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Property: Hostal Aribau
Address: Calle Aribau 37, pral. 1a, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Hotel Style:
Ranked #487 of 754 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
he hostel is located in the centre of barcelona, to few meters of the places more emblematic.account ensuite private rooms free wi-fi.cleaning of each day is done and the towels are changed.attention is 24 hours.the rooms have all aiore conditioning and television. ... more   less 
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