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“Beware of your property when you stay in this hostel”
Review of BCN Hostal Central

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BCN Hostal Central
Ranked #216 of 308 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 16, 2013

I want to warn those who intend to stay in this hostel: my daughter stayed there for several nights in August with three friends. She enjoyed her stay very much until she returned to her room one evening and found that her iPod and charger (total worth 250 euros) had disappeared during the day. The door was locked. She reported the missing objects to the hotel management and the local police. Since the room had been properly locked, the hotel management is responsible for the damages. Despite several appeals, the manager was in no way inclined to pay damages, even declined any responsibility, although it was clear that the hotel was to blame and the police confirmed the facts stated by my daughter.
Please beware of your property when you stay in this hostel! Or even better, choose another hostel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Frank G
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Hostal Central C, Director General at BCN Hostal Central, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014
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Lamentamos mucho del ocurrido pero nuestro seguro no cubre ese tipo de robo porque todas la s habitaciones disponen de caja fuerte donde se pueden dejar objectos de valor.Ademas hay un cartel en todas las puertas indicando que no nos hacemos responsables de objectos de valores que no sean depositado en la caja fuerte.Hay que añadir tambien que hay camera de vigilancia y el staff que tenemos es de muchos años y nunca ha ocurrido ningun robo desde que el hostal esta' abierto.Director general

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This "Hostal" was almost perfect. I gave it 4 stars because of the staff. very disinterested and uninviting. I am American, so I guess I am used to the over the top greetings and customer service.

That being said this place is excellent for the value. You can come and go 24 hours. They take your key when you leave but you receive a ticket thing to giver back later. One less thing to worry about loosing !

The metro is right across the street. Lots of cafes and place to pick up some food. Walking distance to Ramblas.

The shared bathroom has a weird rule. You can shower only between 7am and 10pm.

Room was fine, sink, mirror, tiny desk, some shelves. No TV, but your in Barcelona , get out !

Room Tip: I got a room with no balcony facing a wall. It wasn't noisy at all and I had a good sleep.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank andyrey_2012
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Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the double with bathroom which appeared to be triplets (three single beds) with bathroom but we reassembled the beds so it was practically a double. Bathroom was clean and shower good. The staff seemed a little bit disinterested of the customers but that didn't bother us. That is a lot better than faking to be nice and interested about everything. Easy access to metro, ramblas and plaza de catalunya.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Kari J
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

The staff were really friendly, helpful and spoke good English. I stayed in a single room which was basic but clean and tidy. New towels were provided each day. There was a communal area with complimentary tea and coffee. You could buy a host of drinks (beer, water, coke) from reception. Free WiFi and a computer which you could use for free if you didn't have your own device. The only negative was the shower - it wasn't very warm or powerful but it was clean considering it was shared between a few rooms.

Finally the location, 10/10. You have Placa de Univeristat two mins to the left and Placa de Catalunya two mins to the right! Las Ramblas is just a stroll away and several Metro stations in close proximity. As it was my first visit to Barcelona the location couldn't have been any better and if your on a budget I highly recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank CTRDM
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The hostel was reasonably clean and in a very good location. An easy shuttle from the airport and very close to Placa Catalunya. There is also a travel agency just a few doors down so that was helpful when booking the bus tour. The staff was friendly and it wasn't noisy at night. My only small complaint is that the elevator to get to the actual hostel is VERY small. I was traveling with a baby and had to take him up first and then go back down for the rest of my things. It took me about three trips to get everything upstairs so take this into account when arriving! Otherwise a very nice stay.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank jodiaroundtheworld
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Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

One of the girls spent ages trying to help me find some shoes I wanted to buy. Really helpful. Central location but not noisy. My Room was basic but clean and just what i needed. Recommend it for anyone.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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1  Thank Tarzania
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

I stayed here about 12 months ago when we went to Barcelona. What a stunning city!! When we got into central Barcelona we got lost and couldn't find our bearings but eventually did get to it via a taxi and it turned out it wasn't even that far from the centre. About 10 minutes on foot. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist who offered us a coffee whilst we waited for our room to be ready. As we landed in the city it started to hammer it down and when it rains in Spain it really goes for it . I have to say I enjoyed that. I mean it was October. The hotel had other very friendly helpful staff with a good knowledge of English but I got around with a bit of Spanish that I know even though the locals speak Catalan but they fully understood Spanish as well.
The rooms were very clean, had a safe where you had to input your own code and also free WiFi. Nearby is La Rambla, a stunning boulevard with restaurants, kiosks, gift stalls, live statues and other entertainment. If I ever went back to Barcelona I would definitely stay here again. A stunning picturesque city. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Thank LouisePops
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Address: Rda. Universitat 11, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #216 of 308 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Number of rooms: 8
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