Hostal Grau

C/Ramelleres 27, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star condo
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hostal Grau Barcelona

    Top Place to stay!!!!!

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    Just returned from a 3 day stay in Oct 04. The Hostel is in a great location. At first glance thought it was in a bit of dodgy area but soon felt at ease. Room 226 had just what we needed for a good base in a very central part of Barcelona. I do agree with a few other reports about noisey toilets but it didn't bother me. Why pay extra money for pricey accommodation when you can book somewhere like this and spend more in La Rambla enjoying yourself. This is the first time I have stayed in a Hostel type accommodation and would definitely do so again. Recommended.

    Great

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    Great location & friendly staff. Basic but very clean rooms (don't stay here if you like a bit of luxury). I would definately stay here again if going back to Barcelona, its just of Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas and cheap in comparison to a lot of the hotels in that area.

    Great value but noisy area

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    Just spent 3 nights here, lovely atmospheric little hotel in a great location for seeing Barcelona, we didn't need to use public transport & did all the main sights !

    Weather was very hot & no air con. however both our rooms had fans. The larger room was at the front & a good size with en-suite plus a second basin in the room - all good except for the endless noise from outside all night & too hot to close the window - would stay again but only at a cooler time of year when we could sleep with the window closed.

    Our son had a small single at the back & he slept pretty well with only the odd disturbance from late returning guests - if you aren't bothered about a view try for a room at the back for a more peaceful experience

    Excellent!!

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    My friend and I visited Barcelona for the Sonar festival, and stayed at Hosteria Grau for 7 nights. This quaint hostel is basic but homely and welcoming. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms and bedlinen/towels clean. Only drawback was some noise from outside. And also the fact that the ajoining cafe closed 3 days into out stay. We had 3 lovely breakfasts there, and was disappointed to see it was closing. If i return to Barcelona I will definitely stay here again, excellent value for money.

    Fantastic!

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    We spent seven nights at the Hosteria Grau in May 2004, and had a great time. We rented one of the apartments in the adjoining building (directly connected to the main hotel via a door and stairs), for a bargain seventy euros a night. The apartment was huge and very clean, with two balconies overlooking the street. The bedroom would have slept three, and the other room had a fridge, kettle, table and chairs, plus another double bed. There was also a separate loo and shower room.

    The staff were friendly and helpful and spoke good English. The Grau is in a great location, only three minutes' walk from the Rambla and about the same from Plaza Catalunya. I will definitely try and stay here again next time we go to Barcelona.

    Not recommended

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    My wife and I spent 5 nights in Barcelona in mid May 2004 and had wonderful time. This place is conveniently located close to all the actions and relatively quiet, however street leading to the place is dirty. We had an inside double room with shower and bathroom which was dark, not very clean and with sewage smell. Don't get fool by the pictures in their website. The reality will hit you once you see this place. We had reservation for 5 nights and canceled 3 nights as soon as we saw the room. We could hear every flush in the building. Not recommended.

    Nothing great

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    The room was not very clean and the walls were very thin. The bed had an annoying plastic sheet under the sheets which was very noisy, as was the bed frame itself. The staff was friendly and the location was very central. At night, however, the streets approaching the hotel did not feel exceptionally safe. Not a place I'd return to.

    Place to stay if you like street culture

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    We stayed in Room 202 in May 2004. The room was facing the void and dark regardless the time of the day, and you can hear the sound from neighboring rooms and the echos in the void very clearly. The room furnishing is minimal, but the public space is nicely decorated and clean. (* Internet access is only 1EU per hour, whereas it usually costs 1,90EU in Internet cafes in the city.)

    What makes Hosteria Grau different from other hostals is the cool location in El Raval - neighboring record stores, art book stores, sneaker shops, cafes and bars, and great skatebording and graffiti scenes. This is the best place to stay, if you like street culture.

    !!Superb, Superb, Superb!!

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    Stayed at the Hosteria for the 3 times that i've visited the wonderful city of Barcelona and it's the best. Clean, tidy, friendly and amazing value for money - excellent and well recommended!!

    Loved this place

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    I have stayed here twice and found it a great place to stay. The location is great just 5 mins walk from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. Also I liked the very attractive design of the reception and lounge area. The rooms are clean and of a good size with ceiling fans and some have balconies. One of the best things about staying here is the cafe next door where you can get great breakfast and eat in a very authentic local bar.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal Grau Barcelona

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

    Travel Blogs from Barcelona

    Barcelona - the final leg

    A travel blog entry by tuckersontour on Aug 29, 2014

    4 photos

    It has been warm with blue skies for the week we have been in Barcelona. We decided to use the tourist bus to orient ourselves to the city. While doing that we were able to hop off and explore places such as Montjuic where the 1992 Olympics were held as well as the Spanish village constructed for the 1927 Exhibition. We also took the skyway to the top of Montjuic where an old castle gave you fantastic views over Barcelona. We have walked along ...

    Cars stolen, Missed Games, Etc.

    A travel blog entry by crystalrenee on May 04, 2014

    ... I selected for dinner was booked solid (even though we were eating at American times), the backup option was closed and after walking for 30 minutes, we finally ended up at my third option. Thankfully Anthony was determined because it was one of my favorite meals of the trip! True tapas that were inexpensive and unique. Did you see Chocolate w/ Sea Salt and Olive Oil?!
    3. Seeing the amazing architecture in el Bari Gotic and ...

    Off to Spain: First stop Barcelona!

    A travel blog entry by aerial.tennille on Sep 04, 2013

    2 comments, 20 photos

    Wednesday (4 September) saw Dane and I head to Stockholm airport nice & early (we were up at 3:30am to get tot the airport in time) for our 6:50 flight to Barcelona, Spain! We arrived in Spain mid morning & managed to work out the trains (including tickets) to our accommodation (Dane may have had slightly more input into which train ...

    Barcelona!

    A travel blog entry by breepotter on Jun 16, 2013

    Friday we left the chateau and drove 730 km to Barcelona. Long drive. Drove to see Segrada familia from the outside. Probably the coolest church I've ever seen. Dinner at the hostel, then Nick took us on a walking tour of the gothic quarter which was really cool. Saturday - city tour on the contiki bus. Got to see the Olympic stadium. It's kind of in the mountains on the edge of the city and all I could think was "it must have sucked to finish ...

    Modernist architecture, stadiums and beaches...

    A travel blog entry by soperclan on Jun 02, 2013

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    Another beautiful fine day as we left Valencia by train. Much of the trip was right next to the Mediterranean, in particular the last hour or so as we neared Barcelona. In places the railway was almost built out over the sea as it navigated the rocky coast - certainly made for some fantastic views.

    We made our way by metro to our apartment. We were met by the owner's father - he did not speak any English but I think we got the gist ...