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“Inexpensive, excellent location”
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Buba House
Ranked #154 of 723 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Inexpensive, excellent location”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Friendly, helpful, all a hostel should be. In addition, excellent location. Breakfast was included, but because of our schedule we did not have breakfast there. Close to metro stop, short walk to Place Catalyuna.

Room Tip: We are a couple in our 60s. We stayed in a private room with double bed, shared bath. It was basic...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

The main appeal for me to book this hostel was the relatively central location and the fact the shared rooms are girls-only. Breakfast was basic but plenty. Kitchen was well equipped for cooking in the afternoons. Water temperature in the showers is temperamental but not a major issue. Staff were friendly and helpful

  • Stayed August 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Whenever I know we're coming back to Barcelona, I will always check out Buba House first. We stayed here two years ago in a single room with two bunk beds and this year we paid a little bit more to stay in a single room with a large queen bed with a street view window, both very affordable and enjoyable. The staff is very friendly, helpful with directions and recommendations, and they all speak English very well. You can put your luggage in the office if you arrive before check-in or have to leave after check out. The complimentary breakfast is simple, but enjoyable as well. My husband and I usually go down for a cup of coffee or tea between trips. It's 5 or 6 blocks from Las Ramblas, 2 blocks from a main metro station connecting to many lines, and 2 blocks from Casa Batllo. Overall, it's a cozy place, priced well, and in a wonderful location that we plan on coming back to again.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

A great place to stay in Barcelona, everything we needed. Beds were bigger than a normal single bunk bed, showers worked well, everything was clean and the staff were very friendly. They were happy to help, and we really enjoyed it. The whole place was welcoming and we felt safe to leave belongings etc there, and suitcases on the last day after we'd checked out.

I can't really think of a reason not to stay in such a good value for money place when you don't need more than a roof over your head in a city like that - and this far exceeded being just a bed for the night.

Location was great, easy access to metro, train (very easy to get to the airport), bars, restuarants and attractions.

The only downside is that I imagine it would get quite warm in the summer months, so it might be worth taking a travel fan! That said, it wouldn't stop me going there again in the summer anyway!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Rebecca H
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Fantastic Hostel. The staff is amazing, super friendly and very knowledgeable. They made us feel so welcome and comfortable! The dorm rooms are basic but the beds are very comfortable and we got an excellent nights sleep. Plus the front desk offer free ear plugs just incase you need to get rid of that jet leg. The location is perfect for seeing the sites, felt very safe and has cafe's and restaurants, and a 24 hour market in walking distance. Will stay here again next time I'm in Barcelona.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Erica E
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North Bay, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great location for the price, decent room and excellent service. The atmosphere was very home away from home and the staff was wonderful.

Stayed here for New Years 2013 and everyone in the hostel that night got a gift bag with hats, noise makers and a bottle of sparkling wine on the house! Gave us great advice and met some awesome people.

Would stay again!

Room Tip: If staying as a couple or with a close friend a double bedroom is cheaper per night than two singles...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Antibes, France
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141 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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Property: Buba House
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 #154 of 723 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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