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Hotel Barbara - Barcelona

1 star Hotel Barcelona

Carrer Marques de Barbera, 22 - Barcelona

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 53 .10
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Hotel Barbara is a small and cosy property located in the heart of the historical centre of Barcelona, a few minutes from Plaça Sant Jaume and Plaça Catalunya Squares, as well as from the Passeig the Gràcia Avenue, the beach and the harbour. Moreover, the property has fantastic links to all areas of the city, thanks to the wide variety of public transport services located nearby, which makes it the perfect spot for business and leisure travellers alike. Among the services at this smoke-free hotel, guests will find comfortable bedrooms, complimentary wireless Internet access, a reception open all day long, and a nice bar.
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Guest Rating 6.4 Fair
Based on 417 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

We went here for the included breakfast. It was disappointing only croissants and ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Barbara

A free continental breakfast is available between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Barbara

  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 11:30 AM.


A tourist tax will be collected directly at the property upon arrival. The tax applies up to a maximum of 7 nights per person per stay.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 3 (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.72 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Barbara is also known as

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7.0

Clean

4.6

Location

4.7

Quiet

4.9

Spacious

6.5

Service

Hotel Barbara reviews

5.7 Ordinary
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The staff of the Hotel is very kind and the position is perfect to reach every place. Our rooms was very small (too much!too much!) but cleaned.Ok for young people not pretentious ...

5.2 Ordinary
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Terrible beds, totally worn out and noisy(!!), room very loud even at the inside of building, bathroom in bad condition, breakfast primitive; price very good, staff very friendly and helpful.

3.7
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Africa

Hi, in general great location in a great city! Very unfriendly and unhelpful staff (at reception mainly). Room had enough space, very basic but all you need (a bed & good shower). Bed was VERY crap...really struggled to sleep in it as the mattrass was 100 years old and uncomfortable...i literally had to stack towels in the bed for back support as the bed sloped in to the middle - very poor quality and frustrating when 2 people share the bed.

6.8 Fair
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Tunisia

The hotel's nice , 3 minutes walking from La Rambla..! The staff is good also and I like that they give clients the choice between having the breakfast for extra 5 euros or to have the room only. The surroundings are not so good with some illegal prostitutes arround but it's fine anyway No bothering at all.. Comparing to the price we paid it's very good.

5.8 Ordinary
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Although this accommodation itself was not the greatest the location was AMAZING and definitely made it well worth the stay! This is a very cheap accommodation option and the room is to the price but again the location is unbeatable for the price! Enjoy Barcelona! Don't need to spend much time in your room anyways!

6.5 Fair
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

The hotel is not very nice, the rrom is not so small but was a little dark, it has no free internet but it has elevator!! It has a good location, 2 blocks fron the Ramblas, 5 minutes walk from La Boqueria market.

2.3
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Iran

the problem with this hotel is that there are some women standing in front of the hotel and were very noisy up until early morning.we could not sleep because of their noise and did not feel secure.

7.2 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hungary

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. The main goal was to have a sibgle room for a low price. Well,i got that. The room was very small with a double bed in it which took away the 90% of the space. If you need only a bed for the night it's ok, but don't travel with large luggages if you don't want to fall over them time to time. :)

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Cyprus

it was very easy to find the location and even though we arrived late in Barcelona we had no problem checking-in, the hotel room was rather small but comfortable enough and the price was just right,it was very clean, every day clean towels and clean room,the area around had some noise but living in a big city like that is usually like this, had no problem sleeping, thank you!

4.4 Ordinary
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

the hotel is really close to the Rambla. it's cheap but you get exactly what you pay for! it's clean but the room is small!

2.2
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

awful otel, do not even think about stay for a single day.

5.9 Ordinary
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Really efficient staff. Rooms too small but clean.

2.4
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Greece

only the market and las ramblas

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

This hotel is a great value for the price. I will stay here again. The area is a few hundred metres away from La Rambla, and near Liceu metro station. Yes, it is located in the red light district, but no one bothered us. The prostitutes are mainly soliciting around the corner and down the street, not directly in front of the building. There were police officers patrolling the area and that made it feel safer. The rooms were very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. I was expecting much less for what I paid.

3.2
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

This was our first trip to Barcelona and I would return again but NOT to this hotel, the windows didn't close properly there was constant heavy traffic at night outside, we got very little sleep. The beds were basic, shower was a hose from the celing with a garden rose on the end, the good side of this was we saw more of the city as we didn't want to return to the hotel. The staff, like the Barcelonians, were polite & competent but not overly friendly.

2.9
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

the location is very close to la rambla and staff were very helpful that is all i can say. rooms are tiny beds are hard and noise is horrific listening to prostitutes and drunks all night long this is slap bang in the middle of the red light area and can feel a little daunting.

2.1
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • New Zealand

I didn't stay in Barbara because apparently my room was flooded. So they send me to this horrible Hotel called Ronda 10mins away. It was the worst hotel i stayed in. The front of the house staff were very rude, very unhelpful, incompetent, I think they are Filipinos. The hotel rules having no visitors are really awful, its not a 3 star standard. I will tell everyone I know about this hotel. I work in the hospitality industry and i travel a lot.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

For this price, I think it is not possible to find anything else better! Of course, if you buy a 500 and you need a Ferrari, this is not a good choice... :-)

6.1 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

the hotel is clean but the room is very small. the employees are not so nice the area is not good but its 3 minutes from the ramblas which this is the most important street for its price its good.

4.5 Ordinary
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

Employees's hospitality was very high. I could get enough info from front desk. Room is not wide enough. Breakfast was ordinary for it's price.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

it is exactly what they pretend to be: a not very expensive otel, clean and wellcoming, in the heart of Barcelona. The personel is great, speaks English, it was perfect!

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

good position..perfect for youngers

7.2 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Portugal

For the price we paid, it's a great hotel if you just need a place to drop your things and spend the night. The only problem is the noise from the street.

6.5 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

The Hotel is in a good position (100 meters from the Rambla), the staff is helpful and the rooms are confortable and clean... But the surroundings are not so beautiful (there is a lot of prostitution, also during the morning)... Anyway is a very good Hotel if you want to visit Barcelona without spending too much money!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

My daughter and I loved staying at Hotel Barbara. Room was great - beds were comfortable. Everything was clean and fresh. Hotel Staff was friendly and helpful, even when dealing with phones and questions. Location was perfect, too.

7.4 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Ottima collocazione, vicinissimo alla rambla. All'inizio si potrebbe essere un pò intimoriti dalla presenza nei dintorni di spacciatori e prostitute ma non danno alcun fastidio ai turisti e la zona è frequentemente vigilata dalla polizia locale. Le camere sono piccole ma accoglienti. Ottimo per giovani coppie

6.9 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Albergo secciato ma per ragazzi è l'ideale...siamo stati 5 giorni senza avere problemi di alcun tipo. l'unica speranza è di avere una stanza ai piani alti xke lo schiamazzo notturno di puttane e spacciatori puo dar fastidio!!

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

The room is quiet small but it's normal for the price (60 euros) There is even a real climatisation which allow to close the window during the night to avoid the noise. Le location is wonderfull : you can reach the main road in 5mn by walk. The hotel is just next to a place of prostitution, but it's very calm and secure. If I had to come back in Barcelona, sure I'll take the same one.

1.2
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

My husband and i had a good time in Barcelona, but a very bad time in the hotel, sleep very bad in the terrible bed, € 75,-- for one night is not very expensive for Barcelona, but far to expensive for this hotel.

4.4 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

The location of the hotel is very inconvinient (for women or single couples or persons), it is situated two hundred meters from the mayor street LA RAMBLA-but in a street full of prostitutes and burglars!!!! When you pass these two hundred meters is another world... but you have to be very careful when returning to the hotel at night. According to the receptionist, the police is always there but I never saw a policeman!!!! My opinion, do not book this hotel!!! The enviroment is terrible!!!!

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Sono stata presso l'hotel Barbara 3 notti.Avevo letto da precedenti commenti che si trovava in una brutta zona ed effettivamente è così: l'hotel si trova ad un'incrocio con a sx le prostitute e a dx gli spacciatori,ma la polizia è sempre presente e anche quando ritornavamo nel cuore della notte nessuno ci ha mai dato fastidio,anzi può sembrare assurdo ma ci sentivamo quasi al sicuro. L'unica cosa negativa è una puzza di urina all'inizio della strada, ma dopo un pò ci si abitua. Se dovessi tornare a Barcellona andrò di sicuro in questo albergo:le camere erano pulite e ci cambiano gli asciugamani ogni mattina.

7.3 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Slovenia

We would like to tell, that now meter were the hotel is located, the people who works in reception was very nice and friendly. We feel good. Thank you

7.8 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were assigned a ground floor double that was very noisy, because of drilling on the other side of the wall and a loud fan in the sleeping area. Asked for a quieter room and received one on the fifth floor that was very quiet. So service was great. Also appreciated being able to leave our luggage in a secure area at the hotel. Only issue was that the area didn't seem too safe. We didn't mind the "ladies of the night," but did feel uneasy given crime reported in the neighborhood by a bar and restaurant nearby. Hotel was VERY secure; it was walking from there to the Rambla etc. that seemed tricky. BTW, nonviolent street crime is epidemic in Barcelona. We were robbed twice, and we are seasoned travelers.

7.2 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

We stayed for 2 nights. The rooms were very clean and employees welcoming and nice. The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the Ramblas and the fantastic la Boqueria market (and its public car park nearby). We couldn't sleep for the first night because of the noise on the street but I guess you are not supposed to sleep in Barcelona. The surroundings look quite shabby with prostitutes all day long just 10 meters away from the entrance. But we were 4 young women and we never felt threatened even coming back late at night.

7.1 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo (ma abbiamo beccato un'offerta). Molto centrale anche se non proprio ben frequentato. Rumori molesti tutta la notte, ma buona la pulizia e il servizio. Un buon compromesso per stare a 3 minuti dalle ramblas senza spendere tanto. Il personale è molto cordiale.

3.6
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

GO AWAY. Well...the main question is : is this hotel used to be a Lupanar ? I don't ask this because of the prostitutes surrounding it (it is quite normal in this area, and actually absolutely not disturbing), but the deco of the rooms...waouh...sleeping under a giant pink shell is...an experience. But anyway this is not the important point. WE HAVE BEEN WAKED UP AT SEVEN IN THE MORNING BY HEAVY WORKS IN THE BUILDING. AND ANYWAY WITHOUT WORKS walls of this place are paper-made : actually you are sleeping in a train station central hall. We have been there because of a hurry, and except this reason i'd advice to avoid it.

0.8
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is the worst I have ever stayed in. In addition it costs more than the Hilton in London. An open air brothel roams the pavement directly outside the hotel where you have to run the gauntlet of pimps and prostitutes. As a result there is an almost constant police presence.

6.7 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The room was very small for two people. The receptionist should not ask to pay for using a security box or television. The microwave oven should be accessible to heat up a small amount of food. Coffee should be provided in the room or reception area.

2.0
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

Bad zone, old facilities.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Austria

The hotel is PERFECT for visiting all sight-seeing attractions in Barcelona within walking distance!!!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

The hotel is located in a very central position in Barcelona, right on the Ramblas, near the beach... the street is a little strange, with some "girls" offering their services... but we ended up counting that as another picturesque feature... and after all, their business did not affect us at all. 100 points to Isabel, the front desk girl. Very helpful and pleased to help. Bad things: no internet and poor breakfast. At 5.00 they could offer something better. Another surprise - this is related to VENERE : although the reservation confirmation said that the credit card was intended only to guarantee the reservation, I was surprised to have most of the hotels deducting the first night from my CC before my arrival. No problem with that, but it should be clearly informed UPON RESERVATION.

6.3 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Latvia

Some hotel rooms are directed to street where Moth Ladies are working whole night...too noisy!

2.6
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The cleaning staff was great but the am clerks were rude. The internet ad stated that breakfast was included in the price but it was not. When shown the ad, the staff simply said that the ad was wrong, made no apologies, and made it sound that the guest was wrong for bringing the subject up. And this was true of many of the guests that complained of the same.

6.2 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is perfect for single/small groups of travellers who spend their time exploring Barcelona, rather than staying in the hotel. Excellent location (two minutes' walk away from Las Ramblas), however, it was quite scary walking through the red light district to get back to the room! Would have preferred a door/curtain on the shower, because my friend had to sit round the corner of the room near the door when I wanted a shower! I would not recommend this hotel for families due to the size of the room and its location in the red light district.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • France

Les personnes à l accueil sont très sympas et les femmes de chambre aussi.Il n y a pas de porte entre la salle de bains et la chambre,cela peut surprendre...fou rire garanti face à cette découverte surtout quand on vient avec un ami et pas son chéri!bons souvenirs

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

We were looking for a cheap hotel in the central of Barcelona. That was exactly what we got. Being a former Barcelona residence I new that El Raval was not the safest and prettiest area in Barcelona, however the hotel location was not the worst I have seen. Although I would not recommend it for families with children, as it seemed to be close to the local red light districts. We had a good stay and the hotel employees were great.

6.4 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Hotel da consigliare per la vicinanza al centro (Ramblas) e per il prezzo vantaggioso. Molto divertente la piazzetta sottostante, caratterizzata da una "fauna" femminile e da personaggi a dir poco particolari, che comunque superato il primo impatto non danno fastidio.

6.8 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Bon rapport qualité/prix, hôtel à deux pas de la Rambla. Quartier craint un peu mais faut savoir ce qu'on veut. Là on est au centre pour un prix raisonnable.

7.4 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

first time in barcelona. price are good, hotel very near from ramblas.I recommend it

6.5 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Sweden

You have to be a bit street smart to stay here. Prostitutes and others in nearby quarters. Nice staff and services (24h)

5.5 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Vicinissimo al centro, zona chiassosa e popolata di "signorine"....adatta a gruppi di amici, sconsigliato alle coppie

0.0
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This hotel is located on a prostitution corner and we left as soon as we saw the neighborhood. We never actually stayed at the Barbara, so I have no idea if the poor/excellent ratings I filled out are accurate, but the system made me fill them out.

2.8
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

location is very good, if you can look through the more suspect activities on the streets at all time of day\night. Don't get a room at the back! Looking in to a narrow shaft, no air, no view, worst room ever. Second night I got a room with view of the plaza, much better. Noisy hotel.

7.6 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • New Zealand

The hotel is very close to Los Ramblas and within easy walking distance to most of Barcelonas attractions. The only problem we had was that there is a pub/sport bar on the corner opposite and Barcelona was playing Madrid so it was extremely noisy all night. There are also a lot of ´sex workers´around the corner but they didnt bother us.

2.2
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The rooms were very minimal, stuffy and loud. We could hear water running and toilets flushing all night long. There was also very loud construction noise starting every morning and going all day long (no siestas here!) The hotel is close to a good area, but is situated on a side street that is very seedy, especially at night. There are literally prositutes standing within 10 feet of the entrance! The only redeaming quality of this hotel is the very friendly, helpful staff. For the money, look elsewhere.

4.3 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Portugal

The hotel charged immediately the first day as soon as the reservation was made, OPPOSITE to what is stated in Venere. More, we had to pay the full stay as soon as we checked-in OPPOSITE to waht was stated in Venere

2.2
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The area was rather horrible. I never felt as scared as that day in all my life. The area was full of prostitutes and at night it was super noisy. We could hear British people singing "We have the luz" or something like that.

0.2
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

i don't raccommanded this hotel to nobody, the area is bad, like pigalle in paris..

5.0 Ordinary
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Despite my call before booking the hotel where they confirm me that supplementary bed for seven years hold baby is free thay charge me 30€ extra cost for each night. Excluding this the location is very near to ramlbla, harbour and other turistic attraction. The hotel is decent but do not wait special things

6.4 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

I spent a long weekend in Barcelona with my boyfriend. The locatyion on hotel Barbara is excellent, a few hundred meters on La Rambla and the old town. A quite noisy area, so I don`t recommend for light sleepers. Also, I wouldn`t walk alone at night time, because the streets are quite narrow, dark and busy (espacially at night time!) Otherwise, a very nice hotel with friendly staff! The rooms are very simple but spacy and clean. I would have enjoyed better bathroom equipments. But a nice hotel with a very reasonable price!

1.4
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

The Hotel is located near a very dangerous street, in the centre of barcellona but nont very nice. I stay in Barcelona for 3 days. Barcellona is wonderful but the Hotel Barbara is terrible. I don't understand why I had paied all the price the day I arrived. It's the first time that happened.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Ottimo il rapporto qualità - prezzo e la vicinanza alla Rambla. Le "signorine" sotto l'albergo non hanno dato fastidio e non ci degnavano di uno sguardo quando passavamo (eravamo 3 ragazze). Lo consiglio a tutti!

5.4 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

sincerously, the hotel is little different from my imagination aftert check the web page. the location is quite degradate and loud too, full of prostitutes all the day long even if inside is almost ok.

2.4
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Hotel is in the arabic area of Barcelona. Close to the rambla, but with bitches on the road all day. Old rooms with poor furniture.

5.4 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel was not as nice as what the website projected. Sufficient but we would not have stayed there a second night.

4.0 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Prostitutes on the doorstep of the hotel, very very noisy at night, staff are ok but a little unhelpful, rooms were tiny.

3.7
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

This was a budget hotel but the staff would not even when asked provide a plug for the bath - the shower was unusable and they would not give me a cup/glass so I could take some tablets. The entrance is less than 20 metres from the worst street in Barcelona where 30-40 prostitutes occuped a 25 metre street. I would have been horrified if I had a child with me.

3.4
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

L'hotel a prélevé directement avant mon arrivée la moitié du montant de la location, alors que le site précise que la carte bancaire n'est pas prélevée...

6.8 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

The Hotel is in a special Area in Barcelona, but for the small Price it`s ok.

6.5 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Sono stata a Barcellona con due amici tra fine luglio e inizi di Agosto. L'Hotel Barbara è così come viene descritto: semplice, molto semplice, ma sicuramente ideale per giovani in cerca di un semplice appoggio per la notte. Parliamoci chiaramente non si tratta di un ostello ma di una pensioncina con camere piccole,spoglie e abbastanza pulite,e in più dotate di condizionamento.L'accoglienza è discreta e, se vorrete, saranno disposti a custodirvi gratuitamente i bagagli al momento di lasciare la stanza. Come leggerete negli altri commenti, i dintorni non sono il massimo, anzi! La piazza sottostante è peggio di come credessi: prostitute e spacciatori. L'impatto è traumatico! Per quanto possa sembrare assurda questa affermazione, l'ambiente è stranamente tranquillo: i turisti vengono ignorati ed è sempre pieno di polizia!L'unico disturbo è il vociare delle signorine che sostano sotto l'albergo, ogni tanto si arruffano! Per il resto, io lo consigliere a giovani coppie e ad amici che cercano una soluzione economica ma confortevole e, soprattutto, centralissima ( veramente a cinque minuti da Las Ramblas, altezza Liceu!). Ottimo il rapporto qualità-prezzo, noi abbiamo pagato in tripla per tre notti 89€ a testa: buonissimo considerato i prezzi di barcellona! Andate e divertitevi: Barcellona è stupenda!

6.1 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

The hotel is just in the center of Barcelona, it's very near to the Rambla and to the interesting points, you can reach them by feet...There's a lot of prostitues near the hotel, also in the day time, but it isn't a problem if you don't have children, they don't disturb you: you know, it's more often to be disturbed by the Rambla's black prostitutes after midnight, if you are boys or men walking alone.

5.9 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel was surrounded by hookers!! I definately would not stay here again. I was here with my family so it was really not a good decision. Also, the hotel docked my credit card before my arrival even though venere.com says that's not the policy. AND, the map for this hotel provided on venere.com was just indecipherable. If you're new to Barcelona, you can't find this place unless you take a cab.

6.1 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Good budget hotel. No shower curtain, but bathroom newly renovated and very clean. Location very close to Las Ramblas. Unfortunately major prostitution pickup area directly outside hotel. Many seedy people hanging around prostitutes. Would recommend if you don't mind the sight of hookers and pimps.

5.7 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Greece

The location is very good for visiting the old city,Rambla ect.The surroundings are a bit "suspect",but we didn't feel uncomfortable walking home late at night.The double room was the smallest room I've ever stayed in !The triple room was better. If you just want a place to sleep and a bathroom,clean and at a reasonable price (for Barcelona)it's ok.Garages nearby for those who come by car.

0.6
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Pakistan

They already charged my credit card and did not let me pay cash because they new i would never pay 74 euros for such a bad living.

7.9 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Philippines

the place is definitely walking distance from spain's main tourist artery the La Rambla, very accessible (by foot) to major tourist spots. The English-speaking staff, their warm welcome and efficiency more than make up for the sometimes rowdy crowd that gather in the neighborhood at night. Ideal place for first timers who need a good bed, a hot shower, lots of tips and valuable information on places to go to(from the friendly, helpful and knowledgeable english-speaking staff)and accessibility to prime hot spots. just 9 euros by nice mercedes benz taxi for 3 people with baggages from the train (franca). very good value for money.

4.4 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Having read the previous reviews for the hotel, I didn't expect this!!! the first night we spend it in a room facing the road..What a night!!! Trust me the noise coming from the rubish collectors and jet washing the road below is so much that you want to scream The next day, the hotel manager was kind enough to change us room and we start enjoying our stay. There were lots of prostitutes at the road parallel to our hotel but we didn't have any problem and we felt safe as policemen was always there!! Basically the hotel is really close to La Rambla and in a very convienient spot.

1.6
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

On the weekend we were in Barcelona there was a construction convention in town. Hotel rooms were scarce and the hotels were price gouging. We stayed 4 days (2 Weekend days @ 196 Euros and 2 week days @ 92 Euros). We were required to pay for all 4 days upon arrival so we were locked in to the Hotel Barbara for our entire stay or loose the room for the weekend days. Prostitutes were outside the Hotel entrance 24 hours every day. This Hotel is not in a desirable area.

2.0
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

This hotel is near the center - this si the only plus! In the evening near the hotel a lot of prostitutes. It is terrifying to get hotel after 21 o`clock! It is very poor service there! They take prepayment for all days U reserved! I do not recommend this hotel!

1.5
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

Crap hotel, especially for that price. The following two days we got e four star hotell with a view of the harbour for less money. And the latter included a nice double bed and breakfast and excellent service.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

enjoyed our stay in barcelona hoping to book some more places with venere during our stay in england scotland wales injune july many thanks patricia slattery maryanne diorio

3.2
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

place ok, not far from La Rambla, 5 mins walk. room so small, many prosititutes at the corner, not this hotel next time, many others just near La Rambla. The only Outlet can be used is in Bathroom.

0.2
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

The room was very small (the bath was inside it) and dirty. There was a lot of noise coming from the street and from others guests. The location was good (near Ramblas), but with strange people surrounding at night.

6.2 Fair
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

We stayed in a very small double room on 3rd floor. Room clean but very worn out ,especially the bathroom. Very much noise from the street and from waterpipes and ventilating plant. Nice breakfast room and very kind and helpful staff. This hotel is in walking distance from almost everything and close to metro.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Needed more loo roll in a triple room. Remember asking for more last time too. No shuttle service from airport as advertised. Rooms clean and beds very comfortable. Secure access - excellent due to locality but locals no problem at all. Front house service always friendly and helpful. Lovely welcome back as it was our second stay here. Closeness to Ramblas meant easy to eat on Ramblas itself. Value of price per room and facilities excellent.

6.6 Fair
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Mexico

Las habitaciones son muy auteras pero amplias. Zona muy ruidosa, oscura y bastante fea. En la parte de enfrente hay una cantina, por lo que en la noche hay escandalos y prostitutas. Nos hospedamos una noche porque no habia sitios disponibles, pero definitivamente no es la mejor opciòn, aunque este a solo 3 calles de las Ramblas.

3.3
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Non adatto a famiglie e coppie. L'hotel non è cosi male e il personale è disponibile e cordiale, ma i dintorni sono MOLTO MAL FREQUENTATI.

5.0 Ordinary
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Welcoming was very bad: the receptionist wanted we payed immediately for all our stay! We felt like delinquents. The room for three people was very small. Before to go to bed we had to put our luggage on the ground. The room was very noisy. In front of the hotel there is a place full of prostitutes with their clients (this isn't dangerous because the police is often present and so there is no safety issue). It is located near the Ciutat Vella, the Ramblas, the Barri Gòtic and placa de Catalunya. The hotel is only e feew minutes from Metro.

5.1 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

this hotel is dirty and was unsuitable position in barcelona.if i wanted to stay in soho i would have gone to london.fighting off prostitutes was not my idea of fun.

3.9
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Finland

Neighbourhood of the hotel was restless with numerous prostitutes operating in the immediate vicinity. Bathroom open to the bedroom with only one narrow piece of glass protecting from splashing of water during showering. Thus water tended to spray all over and even on the bed. Toilet was so small that a male of my height (180 cm) is not able to sit on the toilet seat except in a very uncomfortable position.

7.8 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

rapporto qualità prezzo elevato. Consigliato ai giovani\e, non alle famiglie, causa delle innumervoli prostitute presenti nei dintorni. Se si vuole si possono fare delle ottime conoscenze nell'albergo. Consigliato ++++

6.1 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

It was a nice hotel, with nices workers, except the location near a prostitution place. But there are no risk, the police is omnipresent in the street.

7.4 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

The hotel is clean and very close to La Rambla. The map provided did not help us. We had to ask heaps of people where to go before we actually found the place. Also, the street the hotel is on has alot of Pro's - if you get what i mean (The front glass doors to the hotel are ALWAYS locked and you need to be buzzed in) So i dont recommend this hotels for families. Possibly for groups of people. The hotel is also close to the market where you can get some great food and fresh fruit and vegies. The breakfast is also quite nice.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

E' un buon hotel sotto diversi punti di vista, da prendere in considerazione anche se il quartiere in cui si trova è molto trafficato a causa delle prostitute presenti, ma questa cosa non è sembrata dare problemi. Lo consiglio vivamente anche perchè molto vicino alla Rambla, punto focale della vita a Barcellona.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Very basic but clean hotel offering good value for money accommodation right in the heart of Barcelona close to the Ramblas.

7.9 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

Albergo molto simpatico, peersonale ( sopratutto quello notturno ) molto cordiale. . . la stanza pulirta e con aria condizioinata, a pochi passi dalla Rambla... la via accanto è costellata di donne dai non difficili costumi sopratutto di giorno. Valutazione ottima... consigliato a tutti.. :-)

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Per chi va in vacanza con amici è l'ideale!a 2 minuti dalla rambla e dalla stazione della metro,praticamente in ottima posizione!E' vero la zona non è delle migliori(prostitute sotto l'albergo) ma si capisce subito che non creao problemi e non attirano gentaccia!anche perchè in centro un po' tutta barcellona è piena di immigrati e di donne di facili costumi in certe ore!Ma il mio parere è super positivo!!il personale è gentilissimo...forse le camere 1pò piccole per 3 persone,ma ripeto per chi ha bisogno di un letto solo per dormire e poi muoversi il resto della giornata a Barcellona e l'ideale per il prezzo!!!io ci tornerò!ciao

4.4 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Despite the fact of a 1-star-hotel, not a single chair or table or some furniture in the room, nothing ... and 80 € per night.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

I think the room is really nice. I especially like the bathroom. It is very big and spacious. The location is a little bit far from "La Rambla" street(7min walk) but the room is just excellent.

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Room Details

Hotel Barbara offers 58 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as safes during their Ciutat Vella visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Barbara

Filmoteca de Catalunya - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Rambla del Raval - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Sant Pau del Camp - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palau Guell - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Hospital de la Santa Creu de Barcelona - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Teatre Romea - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Gran Teatre del Liceu - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Teatre Principal - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Centre d'Art Santa Monica - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Cafe-Teatre Llantiol - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Placa Reial - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Victoria Theatre - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Maritime Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Boqueria Market - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Las Ramblas - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Barbara is Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) - 11.5 km / 7.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.