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Historical Traveler Reviews Hostal Grau Barcelona
Top Place to stay!!!!!
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!
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
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
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... the subway to Catalunya plaza and started walking down “Las Ramblas”, a series of road sections the take you down to the port and beach. I talked with dad that night and he said he was surprised that I'd never heard of them on my planning classes because they're known as some of the best pedestrian streets in the world. Tall, old shade trees, a wide central walking area with traffic on either edge, street vendors and beautiful buildings on either side ...
... next flight, so we sort of have a tour of the airport which is going to be quite amazing when it is finished, very opulent.
Also have to say that the meals on the Emirates flights were really nice and tasty. Service was good and we would definitely fly with them again.
On arriving at Barcelona we collected our baggage without any time delay and fuss and were in a cab with someone who spoke very limited English in no time at all.
Acta atrium is ...
... I'm ready to agree! Especially when you walk by godlike smelling Paella joints all the time. Walking down the beach of Barcelona we decided to go for a meal. The spanish know how to promote and charm. One big and crowded restaurant we came to had 'greeters' outside, who pretty much shoved menus into our faces, and placed glasses of beer in our hands before we had blinked. It worked, we were charmed. We ate paella like there was no ...
... to lunch by the family of one of Gerardo's business acquaintances. The meal, carefully chosen to educate our Oregon palates, was a gastronomical journey through Catalan cuisine. By the end, we had been presented with everything from pigs feet and steamed mussels, to salad and lemon cream. After lunch, we were invited to see the Torrents's beautiful country home. That day we not only got to know Catalunya better but also made some new friends.
... cathedral that was more of a gothic cathedral and also went to a chocolate museum. My entrance ticket for the museum was a chocolate bar! I plan on sticking around for dinner again from the hostel, taking a nap and going out again. Ive enjoyed the night life here quite a bit, it´s so tiring though the night basically starts at midnight. Im excited for tomorrow night as well though I plan on going to a football game for ...