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... and jumping, piling into a subway station and chanting. There were massive crowds of people, just this giant mess of alcohol and singing. We hadn't even gotten to the beach yet.
On the train I noticed a girl hitting on all of the guys in my group, relentlessly throwing herself at all of them and looking like a fool. She kept going and grabbing onto their arms, whispering into their ears, and getting too close for comfort. Thinking this was the greatest ...
... like little ginger bread
houses… it was breathtaking. We took the metro back to our hostel and were
slightly disappointed to learn the kitchen had closed for a private event. We
got ready for a night out and finally ‘met’ our room mates who were slightly
embarrassed of the notes they had been leaving us and spoke no English or Spanish.
I wore hot pink pants and decided to take some fashion risk in barca. We found
a small restaurant at the metro stop ...
We had a leisurely start to the day as it was Saturday and then went on the underground to Guell Park, which is a large park high up north of Barcelona, designed by Gaudi. It is a world heritage site. We had to walk up a hill then take 6 large external escalators up an almost vertical street to get there. We got some nice views of the ...
... long route and walked all the way up. We then made our way down and walked over to the train station to make reservations to allow us to ride to Valencia on fast trains; however, upon arrival, we found the line to be over 4 hours long… just to inquire about the seats. We thought the seats would probably be full and it would be a waste of time, so we decided to take the "slow" trains which will leave tomorrow morning. With ...
... style clothes so we had a lot of fun there, and will be going back. It's called Passe Compose. We also bought some funky jewellery.
We came back to the hotel for noon as the group from Paris was checking in, and we found Marilyn and Sandy, who arrived safely from Madrid and Valencia.
After the others headed off for lunch, we went in search of our own. We wandered over to the Placa Reial, one of Barcelona's busiest squares and reminded me of a small San ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hostal Goya Barcelona
Great affordable hotel
Decided to stay here after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor - was not disappointed. My boyfriend and I stayed in the Hotel part of Hostal Goya -Brilliant location and very clean and comfortable accommodation.
Great central location, good value for money and friendly, efficient and helpful staff. Perfect for a weekend break.
I have been looking for some reasonably priced hotel in good location (i.e. near to Plaza de Catalunya, near the Metro and quiet) and I found this perfect little gem from the TripAdvisor website.
Fantastic little gem
We found this place from the tripadvisor website and all the postive reviews were right - the locatioin was unbeatable (we ended up walking everywhere from where we were), the staff friendly and the room simply but comfortably furnished (it was a bit small but they did tell us the room was going to be small). There is a very comfortable living room with free tea, coffee and hot chocolate which was a real bonus. Would highly recommend this to anybody going to Barcelona!
Great Location and big rooms
This was a wonderful place to stay. We only stayed for one night, but the location was ideal for exploring the city by foot. The only downfall was that we needed to check out early, 7am and no one was around to assist us that early. They said there would be, but none. We also needed a taxi, so we hoofed it out and found one quickly enough. All in all I would stay again.
I came across this site and decided to use it to research accommodation in Barcelona before I went. I was looking for an inexpensive hotel fairly central that I could use as a base for my travels. I read a few reviews of this hotel and decided to book it. I'd emailed a few places but Hostal Goya were the only ones to email back. They seemed very friendly and eager to respond to all my queries.
We went here for a short 4day stay at hostal goya all we can say was it was brilliant.The staff were very helpful.The room was spotless and the lounge was very relaxing to come in and have tea or coffee when you felt like it.The area was central to any place you wanted to go.Going out for a meal was great and cheap.Try Hotel Rita or ask goya manageress to tell you sister hotel as we had 3 course meal with sangeria 1litre for 2 people for 25 pounds and it was great.Last would like to thank all the staff.Without these reviews we would not have found it.Also very important buy handbook top 10 best things in Barcelonaits a great guide book.
Fabuloso Hostal Goya
We stayed at Hostal Goya for 11 nights in January on the renovated floor. It is in the perfect location, near the metro, and very easy to get to the airport. I felt very safe and comfortable there. The decor is very IKEA and the bed sheets and duvet were nice and comfortable. It is very quiet at night...no outside street noises. Because of availability we had to stay in a room without a bathroom for 6 nights and it was fine. The hall bathrooms and showers were very clean and safe.The staff speak English well and were very helpful. I had a great experience in Barcelona and at Hostal Goya.
We stayed at Hostal Goya in late November, and would definitely recommend it. The hostal is split into two, with cheap rooms on the main second floor and a completely renovated set of rooms on the first floor, that are more expensive. We stayed in a double room on the renovated floor, which was ensuite. the website shows you these rooms, and it was almost as lovely as the pictures suggest. The classy wood flooring and spotlessness of the place made it very pleasant to stay, at a very good price. The only minor drawbacks we found were that it seems only the twin rooms let daylight in - which wasnt actually a problem being there at night mostly! However the lighting in the room could have been a little more sophisticated, to match the rest of the place. The ensuite was also very small, and only had a shower, but was very clean and the shower was powerful. Some of the twins have slightly bigger bathrooms and baths. We did use the communal bath for a nice soak one evening, which was fine. Being such a small place (9 rooms) there is very little noise from the other guests: we hardly saw anyone. The great thing though is definitely the location, it could not be better and is on a very nice street in a good safe area of town, bang in the middle of all the best streets and sights. Would also like to recommend a local restaurant - Hostal de Rita - a couple of blocks away, fantastic catalan food at LOW price (though be prepared to spend all evening there, service is veeery spanish!)
I stayed here for 5 nights recently, and was very impressed. For the low, low price, it is in a great location, in a pretty swish neighbourhood, but also close to the historical centre, metro station and waterfront. Clean, comfy and quiet rooms with shared bathrooms, and a cosy common room with tea & coffee, local tourism guides and a big TV. Highly recommended!