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Padilla Guest House
Ranked #150 of 308 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

the service is good, but the location is a little bit far from the Metro and tourist attractions. the rooms are small and there is no air conditioner. it's very hot if u go there on summer.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

This is a no-frills B&B which offers good value for independent travelers. As mentioned, it's a small apartment divided into 5 very small rooms and 2 bathrooms (one tiny, one larger).

Liked: the price, shampoo / shower gel provided, decent breakfast of toast, simple pastries, cereals, jam, etc. in a well-equipped welcoming kitchen area. Equidistant from Sagrada Familia and Dos de Maig metro stations (use Sagrada Familia, a much more interesting walk, either one about an 8-10 minute walk). Good wifi (bring your own computer, no common one available).

Didn't like: I wasn't aware that the hosts aren't there permanently. They arrange to meet you (you'll need to phone them when you arrive) and brief you, but other than that, you probably won't see them at all. This is great for the independent traveler or someone who's familiar with Barcelona, but there were no metro maps or maps of any kind available (how hard is it to have maps around, especially of the neighborhood?) Also, had the misfortune of Iberia losing my luggage for 1.5 days. It was frustrating to have to wait around for the luggage to come with no one permanently on duty at the property. If this hadn't happened, I probably wouldn't have minded so much. Just be aware that the rooms are very small, but then again, so is the price. (My room's window to the courtyard wouldn't lock, so it was a bit disconcerting...) But overall, a decent value.

Travel tips: (1) Sagrada Familia is definitely worth a visit despite the high entry (12.5 euros). Arrive later in the afternoon to avoid the crowds (there was a line literally around the block at 11am but virtually no line at 4pm). (2) There's a 10 trip metro option for 8.25 euros which was great. (3) If traveling solo, try using shuttledirect.com for a shared shuttle from the directly to Padilla's for only 10 euros to avoid schlepping your luggage a pretty long way.

For other travel tips on Barcelona, check out my travel blog as I take a trip around the world.

http://dreamtravelblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/spanish-people-are-good-looking/

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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California, USA
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

This place is a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment within walking distance to the Sagrada Familia, multiple supermarkets, and the metro. The place is pretty well kept with the common areas cleaned daily, but the rooms and towels are cleaned only for those with a stay longer than 3 days.

The kitchen is conveniently equipped with the basics (plates, bowls, silverware, few pots and pans, etc) if you want to save some money and eat in. The quality of your stay probably depends on the people renting out the rest of the rooms, but we had no noise problems and everyone else was fairly neat in the shared bathrooms.

Although it was advertised as having a/c and others have reported having a/c, we did not. The unit was there in the room, but the remote control had been removed so that it could not be used. Perhaps the heat wave a few days before our arrival had driven up costs and they were trying to compensate by not having the a/c when it had cooled down a bit? I don't know. Opening the windows to let in the breeze did a pretty good job of circulating some cool air.

Otherwise, everything was great and the hosts were helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lenzerheide, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 27, 2011

i have stayed there 4 nights, everything went very nice for this kind of places, service, location, kitchen, room, etc etc. next time i go to Barcelona i will stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Parma, Italy
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Reviewed May 21, 2011

Thumb up for this B&B!!I searched a lot a rather cheap accommodation for a few days in Barcelona, but the locals know very well the touristic value of the town and prices are high. Finally I fortunately found Padilla, which offers a lot for a modest fee. As a matter of fact, at its category (room with shared bathroom), Padilla is by far the best and not only because of the money. What it offers: a semi-central position, near Sagrada Familia (allowed me to see most of the town by foot), access at a completely utilized kitchen (a major plus when you are a rather picky vegetarian like me…several supermarkets are very close), breakfast (basic, but you can also make a coffee or a tea whenever you want during the day), Wi-Fi. Sincerely, I think I was offered more than I paid for. They even have some oil and vinegar in a drawer in the kitchen or a little detergent for your basic laundry in the bathroom! For the rest, the B&B is cleaned daily and every other kind of problem (noise, or eventual dirt left behind) is only due to the other guests. However, in order to sleep well it is better to have a nice pair of ear ploughs, just in case…
Rooms are spacious enough, single rooms have windows facing an interior courtyard with vegetation and are rather silent. The person in charge, Bernat, is available for different problems, you can contact him whenever you want easily. Overall, it is a place that offered me the possibility to visit a wonderful town, without risking bankruptcy! If ever I’ll be back, without any doubt I’ll choose Padilla again.

Room Tip: For single rooms, Batlo is more quiet..
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2011

If you want a reasonable place to stay with a full kitchen (supermarket is just next door) in a great location - stay here! Kitchen had all utensils, microwave, full refrigerator and a stove/oven. It was nice not to have to find a place to eat every day. Breakfast is always available with fresh juices, coffee/tea, bread, muffins, and condiments. In a great location very close to the metro. Bakery, fruit and fresh fish market are just across the street. Anna was fantastic - made us feel so welcomed and was helpful giving us information about Padilla and the area.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2011

If you want to live in one of those finely built downtown flats, blend with the locals and stop being a tourist, then this is the right choise. The BB is located right opposite Sagrada Familia. Can you think of a better place? Alex was really friendly and showed us around upon our arrival. She even recommended us some cool places too. Breakfast is fine, the place is really clean and nicely decorated with a spacious living room, free wifi and maps. Bathroom and shower with hot water were always available, never had to wait. Frankly I cannot think of anything bad at all. I would definately recommend it and am pretty sure next time I visit Barcelona I will opt for this BB again and again and again!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Padilla Guest House
Address: Padilla, 304 - Entlo 1, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #150 of 308 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Padilla’s Guest HousePadilla’s Guest House has 5 rooms in total and can host up to 9 people. (1 triple, 2 doubles and 2 singles). Our quiet and cozy GH is located just 2 blocks away from Sagrada Familia church. Every single and double room comes with a personal touch that will make you feel right at home. Enjoy a free breakfast, free wifi access, a fully equipped kitchen and assistance from our friendly staff.Guest Houses and Apartments innBarcelonaHire a Flat, S.L. is a company established in Barcelona which uses its experience in tourism to offer value-added accommodation for different type of clients.Since 2007 our company has offered accomodations to hundreds of guests who gave us an excellent feedbackOur aim is to provide an excellent service at the best price where our client satisfaction is our priority. ... more   less 
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Padilla Guest House Barcelona, Catalonia

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