Auto Hogar Hotel

Address: Avda Parallel 64, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the El Raval area of Barcelona, is near Palau Guell, Maritime Museum (Museu Maritim), Apolo / Nitsaclub, and Teatre Principal.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Auto Hogar Hotel Barcelona

    Getting what you pay for!!!


    OK so it`s a little bit noisy, we also got two single beds instead of a double & we had too pay for a safe, but lets be realistic here. when i booked this hotel i was not sure what i was going too get, is it going too be clean, safe and over all acceptable? the answer is a very big YES.

    if like me your idea of a hotels worth is for it too be not too far away, clean and have good security then this is for you. forget all this nonsense about it being a bad hotel it`s not bad, basic yes, but not bad. if you want too be pampered and sit in your hotel room all day don`t stay here, go and look for a five star number, but if your away with mates, on a hen or stag night or want too enjoy barcelona and not it`s hotel rooms then this is for you.

    this is really the only one that i would go and stay in now.

    remember your on holiday to enjoy barcelona NOT how plush your hotel is.


    A place I want to forget!


    What an awful hotel! We stayed here just one night and it was one too many. We had to walk through the car park to take the lift to our room. The room had a view - a view of an interior 'courtyard' of other rooms windows, cement, pipes, rubbish and bad smells. No sunlight could possibly infiltrate the room. The beds were hard with flat pillows, but the room was clean. Breakfast was included but it was like being in a high school cafeteria - noisy, plates being smashed on the kitchen floor, busy and not enough tables. In the hotel's favour, the reception staff were quite helpful and it is in a great location to the tourist spots and the train station. Only stay here if all you intend to do here is sleep (though that was difficult with the noise).

    Oddball of a place!


    reading thru some of the other reviews - i can tell we all had very mixed experiences while staying there!! it took me 20mins to find the place - my fault as i went in the wrong direction when i left the metro, which is very close to the hotel so that was excellent! very good central location.. room was small & i had to access my floor by walking thru an underground carpark..u get what u pay for which for me was a basic room with double bed & luckily i was given the non-smoking room which i had requested! clean towels everyday 1bath,1hand & a bathmat.. rooms are clean.the safe in the room is faulty (which i think is just an excuse for you to pay for the ones in the lobby - at 1.50euro per day,its not that expensive - but why have the faulty ones in the rooms??). the tv didnt have a remote - which was a nuisance when i wanted to switch between my 10 spanish speakin channels!! also i heard a lot of guest noise as my room was on the inner part of the hotel, (no traffic noise tho!) you hear noisy guests stumblin around at all hours - doors slammin,water flushing..that sort of thing..definitely pack those earplugs! also had a small window & not much natural light coming in - which really meant u didnt know what kind of day it was & how to dress accordingly - which is what i do.. but i guess u see that at the breakfast - which must be the best deal about stayin here! good variety of cold/hot, sweet/savoury foods before you start ur day of siteseeing.. waiters are friendly also.. as for the hotel staff,.. lets just say i received a phone message on the friday & they gave it to me when i checked out on the monday! even tho i had asked the desk if there were any messages for me on the friday as well!! (after the msg had already come thru) i recommend this hotel if ur not going to be spendin a lot of time in ur room - i didnt! if u just need a basic space to sleep, clean up & close to everythin - then this is it! otherwise avoid it...

    Think twice before staying here


    We stayed here in early August for 5 nights. We booked through expedia and were just looking for a basic comfortable hotel at a good price. After the first night i seriously thought about changing to another hotel even though i'd already paid! It has to be the noisiest place i have ever stayed. There was noise all night long echoing loudly through wafer thin walls and you could here everything (i mean everything in graphic detail). The staff weren't too friendly either. It does have a good location, and by day it is fine, but if you're going to stay here bring some earplugs or you won't get any sleep.

    I will return !!!!


    The location is a great place to start your explorations of this vibrant city. Situated close to La Rambla, Tour Bus and the Metro you can strike out in any direction and see the sights that Barcelona has to offer. Close by are several bars offering a range of good tapas and more substantial meals should you feel the need after an Auto Hogar Breakfast. (Go there and you will get my drift) The staff are welcoming, pleasant and helpful. The rooms are clean, well maintained and air conditioned (a must in July / August). A party of 10 in unanimous agreement. Go there and enjoy !!

    Absolutely fabulous


    What a find! The location of this hotel is absolutely fabulous. 5mins away from La Rambla. Metro station, bus stop and funiular are two minutes from the hotel. The rooms are clean, with clean sheets and towels every day, two bath towels and four hand towels every day, shower gel and liquid soap are also provided! There is even a hairdryer. The only downfall is there are no tea/coffee making facilities. The staff are all polite and friendly and they all speak english. There are a number of cheap bars that serve food within two minutes of the hotel lobby. Breakfast is a veritable feast! Everything from cornflakes to spanish omelette, baked beans,croissants,bread jam, fresh fruit and tinned fruit, yoghurt to a variety of tea and coffee, so there is plenty to eat! This hotel is a godsend to anyone who wants a good location to base themselves for the ultimate experience that is Barcelona. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone and will definitely visit again in the not to distant future.

    Just want a bed?


    My wife and I share 4th July as our birthday. We chose to go to Barcelona for a long weekend - to see the sights, eat well and drink (hey!, we're English). We wanted a CHEAP, CLEAN, CENTRAL and FRIENDLY hotel. We found it in Auto Hogar. YES it's noisy outside (It's a major city!) but on the plus side the breakfast is plentiful and can set you up for a long day of sight seeing. Straight outside of the hotel is a Metro station from which you can also catch the funicular. The bar just outside and to the right is ok and open until 3am (2am Sunday), so you can head out for the night and have a nightcap right on your doorstep. Day staff were great (although the maid walked in and interrupted my wife and I having a 'quiet' moment together).

    I will though be booking here again.

    Basic but clean


    We stayed at the hotel in May 2004.

    To be perfectly honest it wasn't our original choice but we received a phone call only hours before we were due to fly telling us that the agent had a dispute with the owners of the original hotel we'd planned to stay in and they had withdrawn from it. We were left with no choice but to go and I didn't even have time to look for reviews on the net.

    When we arrived our room wasn't ready so we left our case and went out for a stroll and some lunch. When we got back a couple of hours later we found the room to be basic but very clean. The only thing I was disappointed with was that the free room safe didn't work and we had to hire a safety deposit box from reception (could be a ploy, who knows!).

    The staff were great, there was plenty to eat at breakfast and the location was great. There is a metro just yards from the hotel, which is ideal for getting around.

    All in all it was a great base for exploring the city and for the amount of time we spent in the room, and we'd definitely stay there again.

    Very good value for money


    Stayed at Auto Hogar 28-30th april'04. Good value and excellent location. Hotel clean and spacious. shower didnt work at first but within half an hr it was working again. Hotel had cafe linked which was clean and open all hrs. Takes approx 5 mins walk to La Ramblas and 5 mins to harbour. The beach was approx 20 mins walk. Breakfast was good for continental and plentiful. Staff friendly. Would recommend this hotel for short breaks to barcelona. Twin beds - we had one high and hard, and one low and soft - thought we would get a double but that wasnt ded for approx 30 pethe case. We had to walk through the inside car park to get to a lift to our room but that was ok. Radiators were not working but we didnt need them in april. Please bring your own towels as the ones they supplied were very small. no need for shower gel or hand wash as they were supplied. No tea/coffee making facilities. Bring hangers as only two suppied. Very enjoyable stay highly recommended as only cost us 30 per person B & B through alpha-Beds.

    Seek your thrills with no frills


    This place was advertised as a "no frills" place though the staff are friendly, the general layout is OK and the location pretty central.

    However, true to the ad the room I had was indeed very basic. But clean, warm (well it was snowing!), TV worked and competitively priced.

    The location is the most usful thing about this place as it is just a few minutes walk from some great sites and a very useful metro station to get about from. If you don't mind "basic" then you could do a lot worse. I'd stay again.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Auto Hogar Hotel Barcelona

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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    A travel blog entry by playhard on Jun 06, 2014

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    ... into probably had better music.

    It was time to go when we did - we had been dancing for nearly 4 hours and we were pretty tipsy. We left and started walking up the road. Found a metro station but it was closed. Amanda's feet were really hurting and was not in the mood to walk back to the hotel - nor was I. Luckily, I saw the train station and figured there would be taxis there. so we took a taxi back to the hotel and the fare was not too bad.