BARCELONA

HOSTAL FERNANDO
Carrer de Ferrán 31
08002 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 301 79 93
Fax: +34 93 511 21 50
Email: reservas@hfernando.com
Website: www.hfernando.com
Neighbourhood: Barri Gotic
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Fernando’s location is fantastic. It sits at the doorstep of Barri Gotic’s countless bars and cafes. It’s also just minutes away from La Rambla. The rooms are clean, comfortable and have a TV, air-conditioner and neat private bathrooms. Some rooms have balconies. Rooms on the lower floors are larger but the ones on the higher floors are quieter and have nice views. Dorms, with 4 to 8 beds, are also available. Wi-Fi is free, internet is 1 Euro for 25 minutes and a good breakfast is included. Two thumbs up for Fernando.

PENSION MARI-LUZ
Carrer del Palau, 4
08002 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 31 73 463
Fax: +34 93 31 73 463
Email: info@pensionmariluz.com
Website: www.pensionmariluz.com
Neighbourhood: Barri Gotic
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Housed on the 3rd floor of a beautiful 18th century building, Mari-Luz is in a quiet and charming part of Barri Gotic. The rooms are simple, well-maintained and come with an air-conditioner and free Wi-Fi. Most rooms have balconies. Private bathrooms are only available in a few rooms, the rest share bathrooms. There’s no breakfast but a kitchen with a fridge, microwave, toaster, oven/stove and kettle is available for guest use. Internet is free. Food tip: For great Catalan food, try Café de L’Academia at Calle Lledo 1.

BARCELONA CENTER GUESTHOUSE & STUDIOS
C/Comptal nº9 Principal 2ª
08002 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 31 71 044
Mobile: +34 617 540 323
Email: bcn@barcelonacenterhouse.com
Website: www.barcelonacenterhouse.com
Neighbourhood: Barri Gotic
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Barcelona Center is like an oasis in the city centre. Set on the edge of Barri Gotic, it offers quiet, elegant, and spacious studios for 2, 3 or 4 people with neat private bathrooms, a full kitchen, air-conditioning and TV. Most studios have a good sized private back terrace. A more basic double room without kitchen is also available. The location is central: in the shopping area but tucked away in a small lane and close to La Rambla, Plaza Catalunya and the airport bus. Wi-Fi is free. Overall, a nice alternative to regular hotels.

HOSTAL JARDI
Plaça Sant Josep Oriol 1
08002 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 301 59 00
Fax: +34 93 342 57 33
Email: reservations@hoteljardi-barcelona.com
Website: www.eljardi-barcelona.com
Neighbourhood: Barri Gotic
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Overlooking a lovely little square, Jardi has simple, clean rooms with super comfortable beds. All rooms come with a TV, air-conditioner, telephone and private bathrooms. The interior rooms are small, while the exterior ones are bigger and have balconies with nice views of the square. The staff is friendly, Wi-Fi is free and breakfast is 6 Euros. The square has a weekend market which is worth a visit. Food tip: Ditch the hotel breakfast and head to Bar del Pi nearby for breakfast on the terrace. It also has decent tapas.

HOSTAL SOLYK
C/Cervantes, 2-2-1
08002 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 318 81 48 (9am to 6pm)
Cell phone: +34 676 777 210
Email: hostalsolyk@yahoo.com
Website: www.solyk.com
Neighbourhood: Barri Gotic
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Solyk is a delightful guesthouse with a delightful location: right in the heart of Barri Gotic. The 14 rooms are squeaky clean, with tasteful décor (funky headboards, cool furniture, exposed wood beam ceilings). All rooms come with a fan, free Wi-Fi and stylish washbasins. 3 rooms have private bathrooms, the rest share (all bathrooms are immaculate). 10 rooms have balconies with nice views, they can be noisy but they’re worth it. Internet, tea and coffee is free. There’s no breakfast but the cafes are just steps away.

HOSTAL LEVANTE
Baixada de Sant Miquel 2
08002 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 317 95 65
Fax: +34 93 317 05 26
Email: admin@hostallevante.com
Website: www.hostallevante.com
Neighbourhood: Barri Gotic
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Smallish rooms, drab décor, no TV, no air-conditioning and no breakfast. So why is Levante on our list? Because it sits on a quiet pedestrian street steps away the Barri Gotic action and offers clean rooms at dirt cheap prices. All rooms come with renovated private bathrooms and some rooms have balconies. The owners also rent out fully equipped 2 bedroom apartments close to the hostal. Perfect if you’re travelling with your family or with a large group. Levante is good value for money in a good location.

KABUL HOSTEL
Plaza Real 17
08002 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 31 85 190
Email: info@kabul.es
Website: www.kabul.es
Neighbourhood: Barri Gotic
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Located off La Rambla on Plaza Real, one of Barcelona’s most popular squares, Kabul keeps company with 2 of the city’s best known bars (Sidecar and Jamboree). The spotless dorms (4 to 20 beds) come with air-conditioning and most have balconies overlooking the square. The shared bathrooms are single sex. There’s also a pool table and a bar which serves beer at dirt cheap prices. Internet is free for first 20 minutes; breakfast and a small dinner are included. Kabul is perfect if you’re a young and love partying.

HOSTAL CAMPI
Carrer de Canuda 4
08002 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 30 13 545
Fax: +34 93 30 13 545
Email: reservas@hostalcampi.com
Website: www.hostalcampi.com
Neighbourhood: Barri Gotic
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Campi offers inexpensive rooms in a convenient location: in Barri Gotic but steps away from La Rambla and minutes away from Plaza Catalunya. So you’re near the cafes, pubs, shops and department stores. The rooms are clean and spacious with high ceilings and decent decor. All rooms have a fan; some have a TV and tidy private bathrooms, the rest share facilities. Street facing rooms have balconies. Internet is half a Euro for 30 minutes. No elevator, no breakfast but there’s a coffee machine. Campi is good stuff.

HOTEL LIORET
Rambla Canaletes 125
08002 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 31 73 366
Fax: +34 93 30 19 283
Email: info@hlloret.com
Website: www.hlloret.com
Neighbourhood: La Rambla
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We don’t recommend staying on La Rambla (crowded during the day, dodgy in the night), but we’ll make an exception for Lloret. It’s located at the top of La Rambla, so Plaza Catalunya, the cafes, supermarkets, the airport bus and Catalunya metro are meters away. The rooms, some with small balconies, are spotless, comfortable and quite well-equipped: TV, telephone, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and tidy private bathrooms. Internet is free and the 5 Euro breakfast is adequate. Lloret is a quality hotel in a super central location.

FASHION HOUSE B & B
Bruc 13 Principal
08010 Barcelona
Tel: +34 63 79 04 044
Fax: +34 93 30 10 938
Email: info@bcn-fashionhouse.com
Website: www.bcn-fashionhouse.com
Neighbourhood: Eixample
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Fashion House is a classy B&B located on a residential street in Eixample and a few blocks from Plaza Catalunya. Set in a restored 19th century town house it has warm and cozy rooms with elegant décor and high ceilings. Rooms have an air-conditioner and share bathrooms (one every two rooms). There’s also a studio with a TV, air-conditioner, fridge, kitchen and private bathroom. Perfect for families. Some rooms have a verandah; the studio has private access to a lovely common terrace garden. Breakfast is 6 Euros.

HOSTAL GIRONA
c/Girona 24 (piso 1º puerta 1ª)
08010 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 265 02 59
Email: info@hostalgirona.com
Website: www.hostalgirona.com
Neighbourhood: Eixample
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Girona’s location on a peaceful residential street, inexpensive rates and delectable old world décor make it an excellent option. It’s packed with antique furniture, rugs, chandeliers, framed paintings and little knick knacks. The rooms are comfortable and large, with patterned tile flooring and high ceilings. All rooms have a TV, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Refurbished rooms have private bathrooms, the rest have a shower and sink or share full facilities. 10 double rooms have balconies. There’s no breakfast.

EQUITY POINT CENTRIC
Passeig de Gracia 33
08007 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 231 20 45
Email: infocentric@equity-point.com
Website: www.equity-point.com/en/hostels-barcelona/centricpoint/general-information.html

Neighbourhood: Eixample
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Set in a gorgeous modernist building, Equity Point has a lot going for it, starting with a swanky location: right on Passeig de Gràcia, the city’s premium shopping avenue. There’s a lovely rooftop terrace with great views of the city and a bar (open from May to October). The dorms are clean and air-conditioned, so are the single and double rooms (most of the rooms have neat private bathrooms and balconies with nice views). Wi-Fi and internet is free, a simple breakfast is included. Blankets and towels cost extra.

HOSTAL GOYA
Pau Claris 74
08010 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 302 25 65
Fax: +34 93 412 04 35
Email: info@hostalgoya.com
Website: www.hostalgoya.com
Neighbourhood: Eixample
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Goya is warm, friendly and has top quality rooms: immaculate, with stylish, homely décor and high ceilings. All rooms have an air-conditioner and free Wi-Fi and most have big spotless private bathrooms. 2 rooms come with large balconies, 4 with French balconies and 3 have access to a back terrace. A few rooms face the inside of the building and are not so bright. The lounge has free tea / coffee, mini library and a TV. Internet is free; the location is central, close to Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla. No breakfast.

HOSTAL SAN REMO
c/ Ausias Marc, 19 1r. 2a
08010 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 302 19 89
Fax: +34 93 301 07 74
Email: reserves@hostalsanremo.com
Website: www.hostalsanremo.com
Neighbourhood: Eixample
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Small and welcoming, San Remo is located a short walk away from Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla. It offers 8 inexpensive rooms which are spotless and spacious. The décor is functional but it gets the job done. All rooms have a TV, while most have an air-conditioner, charming balconies and clean private bathrooms. 2 rooms share facilities. Rooms facing the street can get noisy, so ask for a room at the back if you’re a light sleeper. Internet is free. There’s no breakfast but there are quite a few cafes nearby.

ROOM MATE EMMA
Carrer Rosselló 205
08008 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 238 56 06
Fax: +34 93 238 50 05
Email: emma@room-matehotels.com
Website: http://bit.ly/lPRrS0

Neighbourhood: Eixample
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Emma may not be bang in the centre, but it’s nicely located: near Passeig de Gracia. But what makes it special, is its design and the friendly service. The rooms and common areas are brilliantly cool, with modern and funky, futuristic decor. The rooms are super comfortable and have a TV, telephone, mini bar, free Wi-Fi, mood lighting and big private bathrooms with great showers. Internet is free, breakfast costs 6.50 Euros and is served till noon. The free apples at the reception is a nice touch. Emma is a gem.

HOSTAL ORLEANS
Avda. Marqués de Argentera, 13 1º
08003 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 31 97 382
Fax: +34 93 31 92 219
Email: contact@hostalorleans.com
Website: www.hostalorleans.com
Neighbourhood: La Ribera
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Orleans is quaint, comfortable and great value for money. If that’s not enough, it’s got El Born’s trendy nightlife on one side and the Mediterranean on the other. The rooms are simple and well maintained. Rooms come with a TV, air-conditioning, telephone, free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms. Street facing rooms have balconies but the inside ones are quieter. Internet is 1 Euro for 30 minutes. There’s no elevator or breakfast. But with the cafés nearby, you won’t be starting your day on an empty stomach.

CASA MARCELO
Carrer Rera Palau 2, Primero 1ª
08003 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 182 23 55
Cell phone: +34 661 124 157
Email: casa.marcelo.barcelona@hotmail.com
Website: www.casamarcelobarcelona.com
Neighbourhood: La Ribera
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An apartment converted into a B&B, Casa Marcelo is super charming. Run by the helpful Marcelo, it has 5 individually designed rooms and 2 bathrooms. The rooms are cozy and beautifully done up, while the bathrooms are immaculate and big. Rooms 3 and 4 have balconies. There’s also a kitchen for guest use. Breakfast is included, Wi-Fi is free and the location is great, steps away from El Born’s tapas bars and cafes. If you’re fine with sharing bathrooms and not having a TV in the room, you’ll love Casa Marcelo.

HOTEL BANYS ORIENTALS
c/ Argenteria 37
08003 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 26 88 460
Fax: +34 93 26 88 461
Email: reservas@hotelbanysorientals.com
Website: www.hotelbanysorientals.com
Neighbourhood: La Ribera
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Set on a pedestrian street in lively El Born but close to Barri Gotic, Bany’s location is one of the best in Barcelona. The rooms, tastefully designed in a modern, minimalistic style, have a TV, telephone, radio, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, mini bar (with free water) and neat, well-stocked private bathrooms. Most rooms have balconies. The hotel also has suites in a different building. Breakfast is 10 Euros and worth it. The Jaume metro is close by. Food tip: For excellent Basque food, head to Sagardi (c/ Argenteria 62)

HOSTERIA GRAU
C/Ramelleres 27
08001 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 30 18 135
Fax: +34 93 31 76 825
Email: hgrau@lix.intercom.es
Website: www.hostalgrau.com
Neighbourhood: El Raval
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Grau is cozy, pleasant and conveniently located: on a narrow lane, minutes away from La Rambla and Plaza Catalunya. The rooms are spic and span and large, with nice, homely decor. There’s also a lovely common lounge with free internet. All rooms have air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and private or shared bathrooms (both are spotless and renovated). Rooms facing the street are brighter and have balconies. Grau also has apartments for families. Breakfast is included and served at the hotel’s café next door.

SEA POINT YOUTH HOSTEL
Plaça del Mar 1-4
08003 Barcelona
Tel +34 93 23 12 045
Fax +34 93 24 61 552
Email: info@seapointhostel.com
Website: www.seapointhostel.com
Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
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The Sea Point Hostel might not be in the centre of things but it puts you right on the beach. Not a bad trade off. The mixed dorms (4 to 8 beds) are basic, clean and inexpensive. Each dorm comes with its own private renovated bathroom. Female only dorms are available upon request. The hostel organizes pub crawls, Gaudi tours and tapas nights. There is also a terrace with great views. Internet is free and the included breakfast is decent. If you’re young, love the beach and are low on cash, this is a great option.