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“Good location, nice people at reception”
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Buba House
Ranked #163 of 735 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Visited Barcelona during Christmas 2012 and stayed in buba house for 3 nights. The hostel is very near to metro, train station, la rambla and some good restaurants. The peoples at the reception are very nice and helpful. You also get free breakfast in the morning. But some negative points are: (i) our room was small and had bunk beds, (ii) there was only one light which does not lit up the room very well and (iii) bathrooms were very small and one of them were not properly cleaned. The hostel is not a modern one but offers a decent stay in exchange of moderate price.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed there for 9 days, we were mostly sightseeing all day long, but we stayed also in the evenings in the kitchen and were cooking quite a lot by ourselfs, and never had any problems. There are some advantages, like: localisation - near to everything, close to communication junctions, in walking distance to and from almost all old Barcelona; breakfast - simple, but as much as you needed; staff - very friendly, helpful, gave us lots of tips. We took double private room - was little small, but cosy. Clean, warm (there was heating - big advantage during winter), little bit noisy - big trafic all day and night long, but if you're tired of walking all day - you just sleep :-) Shared bathrooms were clean, no heating unfortunately, but was ok, 'cause the water was HOT! There could be a problem during full season though - 6 double rooms on the floor and only two bathrooms (including toilets) and no A/C, so I guess hot. Everyday comes cleaning lady, she cleans common spaces and also gives toilet papers, hand towels. There is a wifi - works ok, however sometimes bad reception in the rooms, but it differs from the room. Good thing - you get your own key, so you may come and go independently. There is also a lift - big help with suitcases.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Frendzel
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Our stay @ this hostel was great, we got a very nice double room on the third floor, which was very basic but spacious and suited all our needs. Our room had a balcony facing the main street which could get a bit loud, that was not a problem for us and I actually enjoyed the view. It is a bit rough to go up those stairs carrying all your luggage but that was nothing we could not handle.

The location is very nice to get to know the city very close to La Rambla and the metro station, however we did get a bit loss trying to find the hostel a couple of times.

The bathroom is as clean as a shared bathroom can be, it was not perfectly clean all the time, but it was bearable. The shared kitchen is great!, they have free cereal, milk, chocolate, etc available for all the guests which, in Europe is not that common and was more than we expected, they also have a full kitchen available for all the guests to use and we did prepare some of our meals there which was very helpful to save some money.

Overall, we really liked this place and we will definitely consider going back if we ever visit Barcelona again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Mari_RC06
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Location is super central for the gay nightlife, and cheap.

Stayed in a private room with my friend (bunk beds)... The hostel isn't really modern or super nice, but the services and everything was up to par with my standards for hostel living.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Aberfitchfish
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

I had a short stay at Buba House. It was good. The breakfast is ok as bread, butter and jam, cookies tea and coffee. it's clean. They better use AC instead of the fans in the bedrooms, the bathroom is somehow tight but it was clean. The best thing is that it was at the center few steps from La Rambla and Catalunya subway station

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Redz7
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

This hostel that comes under different names is conveniently located but sadly that’s about it. I stayed there two nights and both evenings there was no hot water! It’s fine when the weather outside is grand, but not when you are coming back from town soaking wet! Staff members were friendly and sympathetic but apparently couldn’t do anything about the water. They were sending people to different bathrooms on different floors but to no avail, the water remained freezing cold! The room itself was so dark, you couldn’t tell the day from the night. There was only one tiny window looking out to a dirty, gray courtyard within the inside of the building. Pitch dark, like in a cellar and a lack of proper lighting/lamp didn’t help. The place itself was quite clean (or you couldn’t tell that it was dirty as it was so badly lit), breakfast was included in the price and it sort of made up a bit for the shortcomings. I expected one slice of bread and a thin, fruitless jam, but it wasn’t as bad as this. There was plenty and not of the worst quality, if you happened to come down early enough to secure somewhere to sit first. In a nutshell, not bad if you have nowhere else to stay, but otherwise avoid.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MsWyllma
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

I had the chance to stay at Buba House with my friend and we had a great time! The hosts are very friendly, the room extremly clean and cosy with an excellent location! I highly recomend it. Saludos desde México!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Lola Z
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Address: Carrer de Arago 239, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #163 of 735 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: $20 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Buba House 1*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take Advantage of "Buba House" having your own home in one of the european major cities.In our property:Comfortable beds, Warm Spaces in Winter time (Central Heating) , A cosy kitchen, Refrigerator, Free Internet, Free Maps and all the good tips that our staff always recommend.We also highlight our Cleaning*, Security*, and Privileged Location.About our beloved Hostel:The Hostel is located at one old nice Building where we take advantage of every corner! When you arrive you will see our Logo "Buba House", Yes is there! Don't expect to see a big logo like Hotels 5* but... we will welcome you like 6* Hotel :)Important!!!Hostel is located in "Principal" floor inside the building ( Principal floor in the Elevator ). That's mean one floor above the street.In Summer fans are available in all the Hostel.BREAKFASTEverything begins with a Free Breakfast to start the day that Includes:Tea - Coffee - Chocolate with Milk - Toasts - Jam & Butter - Cereals - boiled Eggs and others.AND ALSO- Hot showers. No lockout & No curfew. Fresh linen included.- Luggage Room free to leave suitcases in during the day.- Free Maps & all Tourist information with good tips from our cool staff. ... more   less 
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Buba House Barcelona, Catalonia

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