Arco A&A Youth Hostel
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... I had ever had them before but they were delicious.
After dinner we walked back across the street to the hostel and caught up on some emails and updating the blog. As I am typing right now, I am on a train from Warsaw to Lodz, so am about 3 days behind and trying to catch up. Also we decided that Sunday, we would go see the Park Guell (highly recommended and Amanda had been there before) and back to the seafood market to try some other new things. ...
... seat quickly, we only waited about 10 minutes (seating is very limited). We order the seafood mix with included two types of fish, mussels, prawns, squid, other other seafood the I had never seen. It was really a fantastic experience eating at the markets and much better than any restaurant. We went for a walk through the small alleyways and stopped for a mojito at one on the cafés.
... faces with onions, we were ushered upstairs to the second course. I didn't think I could eat one more thing but the botifarra (Catalan sausage), pan con tomate, and sundry side dishes were delectable! By the time the crema Catalan (like creme brulee but far superior!) arrived on the table in vats the size of pie tins, we were all wishing we'd worn elastic waistband pants. But we managed to finish every drop of the sweet, milky treat and I asked for seconds! So ...
... away from the tourist area around the basilica amongst residential apartment blocks and roads and, lo and behold, barbers. Needless to say it was a quick job for my man, but he did it with a flurry of comb and scissors, razor and brush, conscientious. I respect that.
We walked on, me equipped with my summer cut in a chill 3 degrees, but well groomed, in a linear walking ramble looking for a factory outlet that had been located ...
... in very early. It is a nice hotel with a view of Le Ramblas. We had a coffee and then walked down Le Ramblas to the waterfront. We walked across the floating walkway and on the way back it stopped all the pedestrian traffic and pivoted sideways to let a sailing boat though. Back at the hotel Gary had a Siesta then we got on the hop on hop off bus and did the 2 1/2 hour loop of the city. Barcelona is the most beautiful city with so many beautiful old buildings, lots of statues both ...
How has this hostel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
TravelPod Member ReviewsArco A&A Youth Hostel Barcelona
Not too bad, but not great. No signage to indicate where the hostel is just a plain green door and a few flights of stairs before you knew you were in the right place. Could have been cleaner but fine for just somewhere to sleep.
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