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Hotel El Cantón - Barcelona

1 star Hotel Barcelona

Calle Nou De Sant Francesc 40 - Barcelona

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 72 .00
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Situated in the city center, in the Gothic district, El Cantón offers central accommodation in Barcelona. Thanks to this excellent location, guests will be able to discover the real taste of Barcelona on foot: the Barceloneta old fishermen district, the Ramblas avenue, the Gothic Cathedral, the Picasso Museum, or the Palau de la Música Catalana music hall, World Heritage Site by UNESCO, are within easy reach from the hotel.

El Cantón offers comfortable budget accommodation in Barcelona and is the perfect choice for your stay in the city.

Hotel El Cantón features free wireless Internet access, disabled-accessible facilities, quality service, lift, reading and TV lounge, reception open 24 hours a day, safe in the reception, and luggage room. The friendly and multilingual staff will provide city maps and any other type of information about Barcelona that you may require.

There are no room charges for children 2 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 253 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Travelling by myself however Barcelona is much better deal in pair of two. Stayed...

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Breakfast at Hotel El Cantón

A buffet breakfast is served between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at El Cantón

  • Meeting Room
  • Business Center
  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Lift/elevator
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after noon.

Check-out: before noon.

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.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 5 for adults and EUR 3 for children (approximately)

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 17 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.

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

Hotel El Cantón is also known as

Hotel Canton
Canton Hotel Barcelona

8.0

Clean

7.8

Location

6.8

Quiet

6.5

Spacious

7.8

Service

El Cantón Hotel reviews

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Great location, close to La Rambla and in the old town. Rooms are clean and front desk staff is very helpful.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

everything was exactly as described. perfect location for all sightseeing. quiet hotel but walls were thin could here all next door!!!!!! friendly staff who helped us whenever needed for directions etc. would definitely recommend this hotel, suited our requirements exactly, but breakfast rather basic. plenty of places nearby though

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

excellent location and staff, very clean indeed with good prices-i did not take breakfast to comment-and for the first time in my trips i did not use earpluggs there was some noise but it was quiet really and a sign for the customers to be quiet after 23.00 at night.thank especially for this.some mini markets around and a big carrefour at the ramblas within few hour walking made the point better.oncw again i shall insist for the friendly staff and their valuables information given with smile and sympathy for all customers.i really asked for many things.thank you guys.i hope to come and stay again and next time i shall bring my friends as well.good sequence as we say in greece.nikos from patras

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Hungary

Perfect location, very kind and correct personel, speaking english, french. The room contains everything you need. We will come back. Thank you.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

I was one with the child on 2 nights. Room small, but everything you need is there a safe, air conditioning, hair dryer, Internet access. A nice big elevator. Helpful staff. Very good location, Metro and Centre. I do not like the street on which the hotel is situated.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The staff at the hotel were very accommodating, calling for our taxi as needed and helping with directions to various places in the city. It was within walking distance of lakefront and dining areas. We just didn't like the alley we had to go into to get to the hotel. One cab driver had to call for directions to find it for us.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The most memorable thing about El Canton was the front desk gentleman. He was not very friendly at first, but warmed up. He was very helpful, as was the gentleman the next morning. The room was quiet and clean, as was the bathroom. The photos totally reflect the hotel and the room. The location was convenient to public transport, a laundromat, and restaurants. Although some people were concerned about safety, being from New Orleans, it seemed perfectly safe to me. I guess it's all relative. I would recommend this hotel to friends and family.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

lovely little room near the Ramblas and Barceloneta. Great value! TV, Wifi and air-conditioning all worked fine.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

I kept the card for my next stays in Barcelona. To be recommended! Staff really nice, giving the best for your convenience.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

A very nice hotel in a good location for LA Ramblas

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Our stay at hotel El Canton was really great. The room we had offered all we needed: a safe, TV, spacious bathroom with window and shower tub, and even a fridge where you can store food and beverages if you don't plan to go out every evening. Our room was very clean! The hotel is situated next to the La Rambla and not far from the beach, so you can discover a lot of Barcelona by foot starting from El Canton. Of course, at one point you'll not come around taking the metro or the bus but there's a metro station within 5-minute distance from the hotel. Also, little bars and restaurants are just around the corner. There's a 24 hour reception with friendly personnel.

6.2 Fair
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Romania

I had the smallest room in the hotel (probably leess than 6 m2. The others (single or double) seems to have a decent size.

2.9
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

walls were paper thin

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Superb value. Great front desk staff.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Estonia

Good location, friendly and well English speaking staff, clean and in my point of view one of the best deals in Barcelona. Could recommend that hotel to all of my friends!

7.9 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

The hotel entrance is down an alleyway but is clearly marked. Clean, well maintained foyer. The room was very small but as a single traveller it was all I needed. I had read other reviews saying that the hotel was noisy at night so I took earplugs with me. I didn't hear any noise, so it could have been quiet anyway or it might have been down to the earplugs, who knows? Building site a few yards along the street but not a great deal of noise. Again, I was prepared for this after reading reviews and still made the choice. The shower-room was very clean; towels and loo roll replaced daily; and the shower itself was big enough to move around in- bigger than my shower back home! This was no doubt the best aspect of the room. Hairdryer and TV also (if you can understand Spanish because everything is dubbed apart from CNN News). I really loved the fact that there was a modern digital safe that allowed you to set the combination very easily. This made me feel very secure as each day I left all my valuables in it that I didn't need to take with me. The only issue I had with the room was the bedding; the only blanket provided was a thin woollen blanket that felt very rough and I wasn't convinced it was clean, maybe it was just old but I didn't feel 100% happy going to bed. The pillows were also a weird arrangement and the fitted sheet wasn't so fitted at all; they had it covering the pillow and it kept slipping down. Maybe that's the way they have bedding in Spain and I'm just not used to it I don't know!! So I woke up numerous times in the night trying to get comfortable. The reception staff were largely very friendly- three guys alternating- nice and chatty and welcoming. On my penultimate day I needed to call the airport shuttle bus to confirm that I needed picked up and asked reception. The slightly more elderly man proceeded to speak to me at length in Spanish even though by that point they all must have worked out that I could manage no words in Spanish at all.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

I would recommend the hotel to anyone who was visiting Barcelona.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

I really recommend everyone staying here, everything is right at your doorstep, the staff is very kind and helpful, and you have everything you need in your room! I'm gonna stay there again for sure - muchas gracias! ;-)

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

cheap hotel near 'the ramblas',recommended

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The staff were friendly and helpful. We had a late departure and they stored our bags at no charge. Wifi worked really well and we were on the fourth floor. Loved having the refridgerator in the room. The location was central to everything we wanted to see and do. There were lots of places to eat nearby. I was thrilled to find the Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant around the corner. The rooms were clean and quiet. Loved Barcelona.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel is located in the heart of old Barcelona, 2 blocks from the water and 2 blocks from La Rambla. The staff was very helpful, there's an elevator, and the triple-bed room was very comfortable. Great place to stay.

5.8 Ordinary
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

i think the Hotel Canton, was a little bit expensive in rapport of what they offer. also in in a good area, near Las Ramblas, but in a narrow street with nothing else. at night there was noone and it seems all abandoned near de hotel

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

the location is stellar. the rooms were very clean. the cleaning staff was very professional. the front desk staff were friendly, and very helpful in answering questions about the city. honestly, i have no negative comments about my stay there, and would recommend it to anyone..

7.9 Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

The hotel was more than adequate for our needs. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had to return to the UK earlier than planned and they gave us a refund without any hassle. The room was clean,quiet and perhaps too warm and there was plenty of hot water for showers. It was in a great location, within easy walking distance of sea, Ramblas and main Metro lines. The only downside is that there were no tea and coffee making facilities in the room, which meant a trip out first thing to find some. Didn't have to go too far and there was a machine in the hotel, but not the same!

7.9 Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Finland

The hotel is clean, staff very friendly. Service is minimal - there was no breakfast serving during our stay because of the low season. Location is central, and although in the midst of streets with bars and restaurants, the hotel street is a quiet one. Situated in the old town, you need to be a bit careful in the streets though.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Assume Clients for El Canton seeking for good ratio price/service. For a one star Hotel standard availableis rather good, would say like a three star Hotel in my Country - Italy. No glamour yet quite all essential equipment available. No mini bar in rooms although a reefer is available and working properly. Location is excellent just behind the Ramblas in the Barrio hystorical quarter

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

We stayed for 3 nights. We arrived at 10.15pm to a warm reception. Our room was at the front and yes, there was a building site opposite. It was noisy once they started work but that wasn't until about 8.30 - not unreasonable. We looked upon it as an alarm clock. Our room and bathroom were spotless. Towels were changed every day, beds were made every day. The room wasn't big, but big enough. We only slept there - there is so much to see in Barcelona you don't want to waste time in your hotel room do you? We were very close to the lift too but it didn't disturb us. The hotel is in an excellent location - 2 minute walk to either the harbour or Las Ramblas. Turn left out of the hotel and walk as far as you can and you come to Plaza Reial, a square surrounded by bars and restaurants. We ate at Les Quinz Nits. Very reasonable and very good - just queue up until a table comes free. Come out of the hotel and turn right and right again and on the right there is a restaurant (can't remember the name but there is a huge Buddha in the window) where we had tapas. Food was lovely, sangria was great and the waitress was friendly. We went back on our last night for another jug of their delicious sangria. Must sees are Sagrada Familia; Park Guell; House of Bones. A 2 day tourist bus ticket costs 31€ and is well worth it. Hop on and hop off and they take you all over the city. Get a map of the routes and plan your day - sit up top if you can. From the airport take the Aerobus (just under 10€ return ticket, valid for 9 days) it drops off in Placa Catalunya -near the top of Las Ramblas. Take a good street map with you and walk to the hotel. We took a taxi and he didn't have a clue where he was going and it ended up costing 20€. Do beware pickpockets. We had no trouble but a Canadian friend had his zipped bag "picked". They even zipped it up again! Whatever else you do, enjoy the experience. Barcelona is a wonderful city and for a short stay El Canton is a great hotel.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

cnstruction works ongoing in the neighbourhood

5.1 Ordinary
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Very noisy...building site across the alley...neighbours sit outside on their balconies across a very naqrrow alley late at night and make a lot of noise (locals, not tourists). My room was next to the lift and i was woken frequently, especially by people coming back at 5/6am in the morning. Apart from the noise (and the unhelpful staff member who didn't want to sort the broken air conditioning...tried to tell me it was because I had on heat, but it turned out the fuse was broken)the hotel was good value. The room was small, but to be expected for a single. The streets around the hotel weren't particularly inviting and didn't venture out after dark. The location was great - 2 mins from the Ramblas, 10 mins from the beach. Breakfast - not bad for 5 euros, but not much choice...cheaper then eating elsewhere though

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Unbeatable location and very good service per cost. I would recommend it and stay here again.

7.5 Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

"+" Good location in the corner of Gothic quarter near Ramblas, Marina and metro station (5min to any), heating system (battery) permits to regulate the temperature (not cold in winter) in living space, but not in the bathroom (cold in winter throug the window) "-" Tiny bath cabin, noisy (may be because my single room was near the elevator). No window view (just opposite building)

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

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. The location is excellent. Only 2 minutes walk from La Rambla and the metro station. I booked a single room with a single bed in it. Wi-fi in the room, enough space for 1 fully packed luggage. The bed was comfortable. If you travel alone and your needs are not sky-high it does the job. :)

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

My 2nd time at this facility - it is my top recommendation for Gothic quarter stays especially if you are new to Barcelona. Security is good, close walking to Port Vell, the Ramblas and the Gothic area. Excellent staff, very friendly and helpful!!! Great local decor too. I will return to it as well!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Good price. Location was great. Air conditioner made noise but did not work. So it was pretty hot. Some basis maintenance needed attending to. Decent, respectful, helpful staff. Noise from slamming doors very loud. No issues that would stop me from staying there again. The beach, restaurants are really easy to get too. Amazing experience. Loved Barcelona.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

This was a very clean hotel with good breakfast- near to laundry and near good restaurants- air conditioning worked very well and beds very comfortable. I would stay here again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Couldn't beat the price or location! Thanks for everything, El Canton!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Within 5 minutes walk from Columbus Monument at end of La Ramblas but on a very small side street (typical narrow lane of the Gothic section), this economy facility met my needs - clean, great shower and private bath, friendly staff, safe (although I would not walk there after dark alone, the security of the 24 hour attendant right at the door made the accommodations safe). If you need basic accommodations at budget price, this is a very good deal.

2.6
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

The balls of fluff on the floor were not appealing! I think that the clientele they cater for are mostly young people who certainly made enough noise while we were there so much so that the manager had to have words with them while we were there.

6.2 Fair
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Denmark

The hotel is situated ideally close to many points of interest. However the rooms and halls are very noisy especially when people come home late at night.

6.5 Fair
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

Location is great in the Gotic part of Barcelona. Very near to The Rambla and the harbour. The room was not anything to write home about and there was a bad smell on the toilet. The cleaning was not good. The hotel was being rebuild while we were there, so there was a lot of noise going on and the breakfast room was closed. Think we would stay there again because of the location.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

Great for a weekend trip. Rooms were spacious and included a bathroom. Shower curtain was a bit dirty which was gross, but the hotel location made up for it. If arriving late at night, be aware of pickpocketers becasue the hotel is in a dark alley. Otherwise, location is pretty safe. On top of that, the hotel is located directly across the street from Port Veil and Barceloneta and a 5 minute walk from Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya which makes for very easy access to bus tours and metro Line 3. Had an awesome time barcelona was great!

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

We went there for a 4days city break and stayed at Hotel El Canton and loved every minute of it. It is only 5min walk from the famous avenue La Ramblas (the Champs Elysees of Barcelona) and the metro line. It is is perfect for people who want to be right in the city centre, close to all amenities and don't want to have to commute every AM & PM to get there. We took the last flight to Barcelona which ended up being late (1.30am) which didn't really matter as there is a 24h reception in the Hotel El Canton. We paid €28 Taxi probably because at 1am there was very little traffic. Hotel El Canton is situated as many other hotels in the Gothic district a maze of pedestrian streets full of restaurants, bars and shops. It only have one star which is very surprising as it looks more like a 2 stars hotel newly refurbished. The night porter was very nice even at this hour of the night (we found them much friendlier than the day ones for some reasons), paid upfront for our stay and were showed to a triple room for two, at no extra cost, as there was no available double room- We obviously did not complain! The en-suite room was clean, spacious, towels changed everyday, a small TV, a free safe, mini balcony and a mini-fridge which was perfect for the Coronas and snacks we bought. The first night (Friday night) was very noisy as there was a party in another room, screaming at 2.30am but the other nights were very quiet. There is a common room with a TV, drink & snack distributor and internet access. Breakfast wasn't included in our deal with Venere.com and was available for €5 which we didn't avail as we preferred the smoothies at €1-1.50, fresh fruits bowls, cured hams, crepes, etc…in the famous Market on La Ramblas (La Boqueria). On the last day, we left our luggage at the hotel and came back later to get them. We declined when asked if we wanted a taxi, Still nice to be asked. We would certainly go back and would recommend it to anybody.

6.7 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

those looking for cheap accomodation....location was excellent

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

"Cleanliness": a new shower curtain would have been nice - everything else was in perfect shape. "Quietness": it's nicely quiet in the hotel - except when neighbours do have a party on their terrace (happened on a Saturday night only) or when room neighbours have a dispute 4:30 a.m. ;-)

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hotel is just off of Las Ramblas - very close to the metro and shopping/eating/drinking, etc. For the price, I would definitely recommend the hotel. It was clean and safe and the staff was perfectly nice. We were there during a heat wave in July and the air conditioning was in working order and keeping us cool. We even had a little juliet balcony.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

The room was a bit small (triple room) but very clean and quite cheap. The location of the hotel is excellent: difficult to do better: very close to the metro, you can go by foot on the harbour, on the beach, and the Rambla: close to everything. On top of that, they are really nice, I forgot my mobile in the room, they sent it back to me in France. Very happy from this hotel.

6.4 Fair
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We stayed here for four nights. It was our last stay after 10 days in Europe. So we might have been a little irratible with things.For the price I should not complain but the bed was old and uncomfortable. The air conditioning was not on, which really bothered me since we picked this place for the AC, and it is was very loud at night, with the AC not on we had to sleep with the windows open. We read that the section of the Las Ramblas is not the safest at night, but we never left past 8 so we would not know. For the price and location I recommend but if you are looking for comfort and rest, it is not the place for you.

7.4 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hungary

The room is very small. but clean. it is in the center of the city and next to the la rambla, so it' s a perfect place. the breakfast is not the best. the receptionists are very helpfull, but they didn't smile... :) if i go to barcelona back, i'll go to this hotel again! try that!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

For a budget hotel, this ticked all the boxes providing excellent value for money. Situated just of the bottom end of the Rambla it is perfectly located in the Gothic part of the city, full of character and atmosphere, close to restaurants and the water front (which is stunning). Although we loved it, it is set in the less glamourous area. Our room (209) was spotlessly clean, good bathroom with fab shower, comfortable beds, fridge and free safe. Continental breakfast cost 5 eu which was adequate if a bit limited. Staff were helpful and offered us the use of a shower room on our last day after checking out at 12.00 midday. There was a bit of noise in the night but nothing to worry about and not in the league that some reviewers have mentioned. If you staying here, dont bother with airport tranfers (we were quoted 140 Euros return). For 20 euros we caught the airport bus which stops at the Placa Catalunya at the top of the Rambla and walked to the hotel - 20 minute stroll and thoroughly entertaining with all the street artists and stalls to take in. Top tip - if you have time buy a 2 day open top bus ticket which will take you all over Barcelona with guided tours. Cost 23 eu for 2 days but worth it. Overall we would recommend El Canton for a no frills Hotel and will stay again next time we go.

2.9
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The room was small, but it was incrediably noisy and the air conditioning was not working properly. If you get a street side room, you can hear people's conversation 30-40 meters from the hotel entrance. You get what you pay for, but even this was too much. If you can a non-street side room, it may be a good value.

7.9 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Poland

Nice small hotel in very good place (just next to Rambla). Very small rooms, but we spent most of our time on walks, so it was no problem. Breakfest possible to buy additionally, but it is better to eat in some bars around.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a nice budget hotel, with modern bathrooms and clean, but sparse rooms. We just stayed one night before leaving on a cruise and this room was easy to get to from the airport by bus and metro and easy to get to the ship the next day.

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hotel El Canton was exactly as advertised on Venere - great value in a terrific location. The rooms are small but clean and functional. I was happy to have an electronic safe in my room. And the front desk was very helpful in providing recommendations for restaurants, navigation, etc. (they all spoke good English). For those looking for a simple and cheap place to stay in the heart of it all - but not a room to spend much time in - this is a good choice. La habitacion fue perfecta por el precio. No habia mucho espacio - pero bastante. Todo fue limpio, y no era mucho ruido - una buena sorpresa porque el hotel es cerca de Las Ramblas. Si busca una habitacion segura, limpia, barata, y central, El Canton sea una eleccion de primera calidad.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Nice hotel, perfectly located in the city centre. My room was clean and (quite unusual outside Italy) with a bidet! The WiFi was ok in the public area, but not reliable in my room. Unfortunately the public area (i.e. where you can have the breakfast and where you can use WiFi) is a smoking area "too smoked" for a non-smoker

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

nicê room, clean and quiet

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a very secure facility between La Rambla, the Gothic Quarter and beautiful Port Vell. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms compact but nicely kept and include a small refridgerator. Internet access on site and well configured (appears to auto-delete browsing history on exit, an excellent setup). Nothing but praise for the El Canton, we will go back again.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Puerto Rico

The hotel stay was very good. The employees were not to friendly but very competent. The room was very small but clean. The hotel has a lift so ok for disable that are able to walk. We had no wifi for most of our stay and only worked our last day.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very clean well run place. Staff pleasant but could do with a bit more info about things available in the area, i.e restaurants. It was very noisy despite there being notices on the walls asking for silence after 11.30, this is not the fault of the hotel rather the selfish behaviour of guests. Better to approach the hotel from the bottom as per their instructions for arrival. The top end of that street is less than salubrious, there is a drug dealing and street robbery problem at the top end. Its a good value for money place to stay.

4.7 Ordinary
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

Was a decent enough place, excellently located-in close range to everything. Rooms were a little smelly -the drains or something? and the 5 euro breakfast was fairly average. Overall, not too bad. We didn't really spend much time in the room, so in the end it was perfect for what we needed.

6.9 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

The Hotel has an excellent central location. Reception was very kind and helpfull. The (bath)rooms are rather small but all you do is only sleep there, not ? I would recommend this hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very bad breakfast.

7.2 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

- First time - met expected standard

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Lebanon

the reception people are very helpfull and friendly and they all speak english. the rooms are nice and clean. nice hotel, however for those who can not climb stairs it's not recommended, the hotel is situated at the third floor of an old palace. the breakfast is served in a near cafe, it consists of one coffee or tea and one bread ( salty or sweet). overall, it's a nice budget hotel, well situated near the train and bus station.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

I must admit that I was a little sceptic when I arrived at the hotel. It was cheap, I knew that it was situated in a narrow street in the very old part of the town, and the driver had also some problems in finding the street when I came there. But I was fully taken by surprise and this is a hotel I with pleasure can recommed everyone who want "value for money"! It will certainly be "my hotel" when I go back to Barcelona. My room was however very little (single room), but taken the price into consideration, I was more than content. It was nice and clean and the overall standard at the hotel was very good. There was also installed a safe in my room which worked. The hotel is situated close to la Rambla and only 3 minutes on foot to Plaza Reial and in walking distance to the Picasso museum and to both cathedrals. I would at the same time like to recommend the outdoor restaurants - close to the hotel, in "Passeig de Colom". These restaurants are a bit off the tourist route, but they offered delicious food to a reasonable price. And to all travelers to Barcelona - do not forget that there are pickpockets everywhere in the city - so be aware!!!

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Czech Republic

although asked for several times, the concierge wasn't able to include the requested information on the hotel payment bill at the time I was leaving. otherwise the hotel is fine and location just charismatic. enough bars and shops around. didn't try the breakfast. the rooms are really small, but that's perfectly overweighed with a really good price. I would stay there again.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

Had overnight stay before travelling to Malaga and found the waterfront area a pleasant place to wander around for the afternoon,close to La Rambla and a good start to my 4 weeks in Spain.

3.8
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel was as advertised. Excellent location, and the breakfast is a good deal for 5 euro. Breakfast room was nice. Our room was just OK. However, there were a lot of young people staying in the hotel (felt more like a youth hostel) and we could hear every bit of their comings and goings until about 4:00am. The hotel doors don't block any sound, and you can hear every voice and door slam, and there were many.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Hotel El Canton was very good value, good simple accomodation. The beds weren't the most comfortable but it was very neat and clean. The location was good, close to La Rambla but not so touristy amidst the laneways.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Sweden

Really good hotell for the low price. We were two friends who thought we were going to get a small room with an even tinier bathroom for that cost but were instead positively surprised with a spaceous room and fresh big bathroom! The breakfast for additional 5€ is good too! The cleaning execellent and on a daily bases. The staff in the reception and kitchen were real friendly too. The only downsize for me was that the balcony door had no isolation whatsoever soyou could really hear the noises on the street outside even with the door closed. But I am sure that if you ask for an interior room, you will not have that problem. Would definately stay here again and warmly recommend it to everyone I know! Thank you El Cantón for making our stay in BCN wonderful!

7.1 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

The receptionist of the hotel was very unwelcoming when we arrived. He dealt with the papers and payment without greeting us - not even looking up to say hello, welcome or offer any help. He was better on the second day, but first impressions are what affect you most, arent' they? Otherwise, the hotel was clean, comfortable and close to the centre.

7.9 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A lovely little hotel that is surprisingly spacious. The rooms were clean and well appointed. Very close to Las Ramblas and handy having two little grocery shops just across the hotel. A little noisy during the early evening just before we went out to dinner but reasonably quiet later in the evening.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

This hotel is very well placed, just behind Ramblas and near Maremagnum. Calm, very clear and of current style. basically, it's an address to be kept affectedly for a next trip to Barcelona!

7.5 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

L'hotel ha sicuramente superato le nostre aspettative. E' in un ottima posizione per muoversi in tutta la città a un passo dal porto e da Las Ramblas.Personale di grande aiuto. Ci hanno indirizzato verso un buonissimo ristorante per la cena.Pulizia ottimale.Unico neo un po' di rumore la notte!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

You cannot find a better location. You have the old city, the beach and the metro in short walking distance. The street is narrow but very cosy, and we needn't find it scary like some of th guests from the past.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

The hotel looks better than 1 star! It should have at least 3. Very clean and nice room, has everything you need, fridge, safe, tv, hair dryer, phone. Has a good position, friendly staff. The only bad thing is a neighbouring street which has some shady characters and is to be avoided after midninght.

7.9 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Cheap and cheerful hotel in superb location just a stone's throw from the Ramblas and Placa Real. Hotel was clean and beds comfy - couldn't really ask for more for the price. The streets round the hotel can be a bit dodgy at night but this basically applies to the whole bottom half of the Ramblas after dark. As long as you are not alone, you are generally fine.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Hard to find the Hotel, but staff was so kind and helpfull... Good choice to stay this Hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly staff. Father knew more Irish than we did. Lovely basic breakfast ,worth the 5 euro as there was a choice that suited all in our group. Great location for everything, we walked every where. I found it noisey from the corridors at night but the others in my group didnt hear a thing!We returned before midnight each night so dont know what its like on the street very late. We felt safe in the area and the hotel is very secure.Out the door to the left keep walkung straight for about 5 mins and you come to a plaza with lovely resturants for lunch or dinner. But Watch your belongings when on the move as in any City.Would return again.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Hôtel très facile d'accès du métro : Drassanes (ligne 3). Situé idéalement, il permet d'accéder à pied à de nombreux quatiers de Barcelone et de se rendre à la plage également (en empruntant un bus à proximité). Personnel très aimable, sauf un des réceptionniste.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The location of El Canton and the price/value ratio are excellent. The rooms are clean and the set up is very good. Some of the front desk staff (in general all the younger ones) were very friendly and extremely helpful. The older gentleman on the overnight shift, not as much so. But overall, especially considering how reasonable the price is, if one is looking for a very clean basic place to stay, this is a great choice. As an added note--please guard your personal belongings carefully while in the street. Barcelona has many pickpocketers. Thefts are very common. Take precautions before you go (i.e., don't put all your cash in one place, separate your cards and keep them in two different places, etc.)

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great value hotel, well located in old town Barcelona

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

Envié 3 mails a Venere anunciando que permanecería un día menos en Barcelona y uno más en Madrid. Nunca me contestaron ni avisaron a los hoteles

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Good location, good sized room with mini fridge. Could get loud in the hallway and the rooms across the street.

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

solo per l'arrivo meriterebbero un 10 su tutto, visto che scippati in metro, lo staff gentilissimo ha perso tempo per noi una mezzoretta solo per aprirci la valigia. per il resto, la vicinanza alle ramblas e il costo mi fanno dire che è un'albergo molto buono. unica pecca, un po' di rumore notturno dei vicini.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

El hotel estaba bien situado, a menos de un minuto del metro andando, la relacion calidad precio esta bien, volveria a repetir.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Buono il rapporto qualità/prezzo. Gentile e disponibile il personale. Centrale la posizione. Consigliato a chi non vuole spendere molto.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Bon rapport qualité prix Bien situé tout près des ramblas Chambre au 4eme calme

6.9 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Overall it was a pleasant stay, just 1 block from the center. Continental breakfast is very good and only 5 euros. Street is noisy and occupied with teens all night long. Walking there along late will be scarry. Stuff were friendly and tried to help, just 1 time i called and asked for the soap and was told that he is busy, and later he forgot to send it to us. But for the price we paid it is very discent hotel, we would use it again

7.2 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Very hard to find the hotel departing from Plaza Catalunya, but, anyway, the service offered is very competitive to be a 1star hotel... Clean room, but the manager didn't want to give me some infos about the city..I found it not normal..... anyway, it's a good point of departure to visit Barcelona....6+

7.9 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

The surroundings is a bit loudly and shabby but you shouldn’t expect luxury in Bari Gotic area. The location is excellent base for tours to Eixample, Montjuic, Olympic Village and Bari Gotic itself of course. The room was fine, cleaned every day, specious enough, with safe for my laptop and small belongings, passports etc. The staff are friendly, speak in many languages and very helpful. Breakfasts (paid separately) a little bit monotonic but again, if you stay there for few days as most tourists do, you can bear it (you can always go to placa Reial for morning coffee instead). In general: good price/performance factor. I would stay there if I went to Barcelona again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location at the bottom of the Ramblas/Gothic Quarter, just 5 minutes' walk to the sea. No breakfast included, but we thought that 5 EUR for a buffet meal was very reasonable. Overall great value for money (considering location) and would stay again.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

El Canton is 5 mins walk from La Rambla and 10 mins walk to the Barri Gotic. We stayed for 3 nights and paid an extra 5 Euros each for breakfast which includes cereals, toast, cold meats etc and as much coffee and tea as you can drink! Our room was on the third floor over the reception with a small balcony but was noisey in the early hours but hey it was over the weekend and after sightseeing all day we still slept well! Buy a T10 ticket for travelling its 7.40 Euros each which we used to and from the airport on the train and metro whilst on our holiday - bargain!! Good Irish Pub just around the corner which serves good pub grub at a reasonable price.

5.7 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Not much in the way of assistance is given by staff here. Room small, but tidy and neat. Mine was next to the lift which was noisy every time someone used it. Its a handy location just off La Rambla, but in the evening/night some seedy characters can be about in the vicinity of the hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent budget hotel, room and bathroom were very large and the shower was great. Perfect location for visiting Barcelona, would definitely go back.

5.4 Ordinary
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Very central, modern and comfortable place to stay. Quite noisy for internal (thin walls) and external (lively neighbourhood) reasons. I would recommend this place as the price (70€ for a twin bedroom) was low for the location. Breakfast is charged 5€ but we did not try it. Good value for the price.

7.4 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

this hotel was tough to rate because I stayed here 2 times this month and in different rooms each time. I was traveling alone and was originally put in 305 which was fine (the cheapest rate). The second time, I was put in 201 which backs onto the alley plus you are close to the front street - so, with all the people yapping as they walked by, I couldn't sleep. And it's also immensely tiny in comparison to 305. The shower is the smallest I have ever seen. And both rooms were the same price. So, if you are a single traveller and can get the larger room at the lowest rate, go for it. Otherwise, get a bigger room and pay the extra 10 euros. Make sure it's at the back. Great location, 2 of the 3 front desk staff are great (the 3rd one is not very friendly) and the price is right.

6.5 Fair
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

El Canton is a nice place to stay. Excellent location. BUT our room on the first floor gives out on to a narrow street (typical of El Barrio Gotico) but SO noisy. You can hear everything and Spaniards/Catalans stay out late... In short not recommended for light sleepers. Room was nice so ask for one giving out to the back of the building and you might have more luck. Good value all in all.

7.6 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Location is very good.Kind of scary at late night.Don't mind stay'g there again.Mark( or Max?)was very nice and knows everyth'g.He was a gentelman and big help to us.Will recomend this hotel to friends and family.Thank You.

5.6 Ordinary
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Malta

The location was really good cos you could walk to The Ramblas and Gothic Quarter in a few minutes and there are some cool bars close by. As for value for money it is quite worth it. However, the level of cleanliness was very poor.

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Room Details

El Cantón offers 40 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Ciutat Vella area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

A good night's sleep in Select Comfort mattresses will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Safe
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach El Cantón Hotel

By airplane From Barcelona El Prat Airport:
At the airport bus stop, take bus line 46 to Pl. Espanya and after 15 stops get off at Plaça d'Espanya. Take the L3 metro towards Canyelles and get off at the Drassanes station. Go down Las Ramblas and take the 1st street on your left, Carrer de Josep Anselm Clavé. Finally, take the 4th street on your left, Nou de Sant Francesc, where the hotel is located.

Distances from Hotel El Cantón

Barcelona Wax Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Centre d'Art Santa Monica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Teatre Principal - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Placa Reial - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Columbus Monument - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palau Guell - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Maritime Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Rambla de Mar - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Port Vell - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Gran Teatre del Liceu - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Maremagnum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Placa de Sant Jaume - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Barcelona Aquarium - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Las Ramblas - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for El Cantón is Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) - 11.9 km / 7.4 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 kilometer.