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DingDong Express

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were shocked to see that there was no reception nor the receptionist for this "hostel"! The thing is we are a retired couple not young adults who can only go to hostels. We booked a nice hotel room according to the pictures although the price seemed too high we booked it for Cad $371.36 on the 6th of May for the two nights were coming back on May 17-18 before we flew back to Canada. When we took the taxi there (location is good) the taxi driver couldn't find a hotel, because there wasn't any hotel at the address. There was a locked door with the dingdong hostel name on it. Somebody called Hiam who said he worked there happened to be coming in so he told us the room rates are 20 €, but it changes sometimes. We realized that moment that we were ripped off so we immediately sent an email cancelling the booking with Expedia. When we came back today we realized that we were charged even though we never stayed in that hostel. This means they are openly ripping people off.

We stayed here for one night before going elsewhere. It was fine, quite basic, no fridge, kettle etc. Checking in was tricky as we didn’t copy the email which mentioned how to check in. We struggled getting a connection to download the mail to get our code in order to get the room key. We asked for a twin room and did receive it. I might stay here again if I was staying for one night again, not for any more than that, after our stay we met friends and stayed further down this road and that place had everything. The location was good, easy access to public transport, we walked easily to Sagrada Familia and other places of interest. There is a nice shopping street close by and some great places to eat.

On the + side: The room was small but was what we needed. It was very clean, from the sheets to the bathroom. The hotel was quiet and its location is convenient to go around Gracia. On the - side: Rooms aren’t equipped with a kettle and tea/coffee. There is not individual aircond so it can get warm or too cold. Overall: Good value for money! We recommend.

Generally speaking, the hostel was a good experience. The room keeping would come daily and clean a little bit, however it wasn’t particularly good cleaning - they would do the beds and change towels. They haven’t changed the sheets during 5 day stay. Room was all white, so there wasn’t much visible dirt, it was rather clean when we got it. Location was excellent, with 5min walk to metro and some nice bars and restaurants nearby. For the little price you actually get a pretty good quality, however don’t expect too much.

Needed a place to stay for one night in Gracia, Barcelona. Ding Dong Hostel turned out to be just appropriate for our needs. It was quiet and the room & bathroom were clean and we had a good nights rest before our flight in the morning.

€48 a night each for 3 of us to share a tiny little room for 4 nights (so almost €600 for our stay here!) Plenty of other places better value for money. The air conditioning didn't work. As soon as we got there the young boy on reception had no idea what was going on. He was confused about receipts. We complained about the safe not working, the TV not working and the Air con not working to which he couldn't help us with until the morning despite us paying for this night? Finally we we're locked in one night because the door broke (fair enough these things happen) but it's 10pm, where are the staff?? We we're finally swapped rooms to a room exactly the same room on the floor below, which was pretty comical to be fair. Still NO A/C FIX YOUR A/C!! It's 38 Degrees out.

it is small hotel in center of Barselona. Metro station very close.There is ni one at the recive the card ypurself on the hotel thtough the machine. Rooms are clean, as in the photo )Attractions in walking distance,near supermarket,many cafes and clubs.this is a good inexpenisive option ;)))

Clean and spacious enough for me and hubby. We only need a place to sleep, shower and chill after a long day in the city. Would recommend this hotel for couples/friends on a city break. Very close to Metro station, Diagonal to be exact. A walk to the busy street of Passeig De Graçia going to Plaza Catalunya is about 10-15minutes and you will pass and see Casa Batllo and Casa Mila in short this hotel is very accessible to tourist spots. Staff friendly and helpful.

One of the worst hostel I stayed in , the rooms are so small !!!! The internet is super slow and doesn't work probably ! There is no receptionist! The blankets look like camp or jail blankets . The mattress are super bad and hurt my back ( spring mattress that drill your back while sleeping due to many uses ) ! A gold advice for each one looking at this hostel ! Stay away for ur own good ! Don't be a victim like me .

We stayed in the room for four nights, I live in Barcelona so just booked the room to have somewhere larger to stay whilst my Mum visited. The room was lovely and very clean. Modern design and a large window/ door that opened out onto a communal balcony over looking the street. There was a self check-in system that was very easy to use. The staff weren't present most of the time but when I needed to contact them I was able to call them and they answered straight away. They were very helpful and friendly. The hostel is in a good location, less than 10 min walk from Metro Diagonal. and less than 30 min walk to Placa de Ctalunya. Would highly recommend.

Riera de Sant Miquel, 74 Barcelona Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas

Located in Gracia, DingDong Express is within a 5-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Casa Mila. This 13-room hostal welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, express check-in, and express check-out.


A flat-screen TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

DingDong Express features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. Offsite parking is available for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can answer questions about the accommodations, services, and more. This smoke-free hostal also has a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 206 reviews