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Positives: Staff were friendly and helpful Breakfast was basic but I enjoyed it. Set us up until lunch. Breakfast lady was very friendly. Comfy bed Towels changed daily Located not far from city centre Negatives: Extremely dodgy lift Absolutely no facilities Rusty bath TV didn't work No privacy - bath and bed in same room Broken sink Toilet extremely small so unable to close door Awful smell Very dangerous window Broken doors Overall not a great experience. Wouldn't recommend hotel to anyone.

No problems at all though: clean, modern budget hotel in a good location with friendly staff. The location of this hotel means its easy to walk to most of the key tourist attractions, if you don’t feel like it public transport can be found close-by too. Furthermore our room was cleaned and tidied daily for us and the room was modern (free wifi is fast, beds clean, shower powerful etc). Considering how little we paid for our stay I would highly recommend this hotel. Not particularly noisy either in our experience considering these reviews. Obviously this is not 5 star luxury suited to spending a romatic getaway here but if you’ll hardly be spending any time in the room this hotel is ideal. They have decent beds, showers and aircon. What more can you want or expect for their prices.

Yes, you get what you pay for, and probably a little bit more. The rooms are small - in ours the bathroom was not separated from the bedroom other than by a two inch lip in the floor tiles. The telly had endless Spanish=speaking channels and no English speaking ones, but it was tremendously well located between La Rambla and the tapas eating district that we'd booked a tour on, so it was great for us, especially given that most hotels were full on the particular weekend we went. Our room was air-conidtioned, and after a day we found the thermostat to adjust the temp. Breakfast was included and doesn't have teh fresh fruit of the 4-star hotels but had one flavour of cereal, and one of toast, pastries, yoghurt and coffee machines. Sure the street outside smells, but you get that a lot in Barcelona from the drains, and it was annoying that house-keeping didn't have a separate key and had to use yours! but it was only one-star!! The front desk was manned 24x7, can't really ask for more.

we ordered 3 twin rooms with 2 beads etche for a single person we got a very narrow room with one bad. the width of the room was about the width of the bad. a sense of claustrophobia. only after insistence thay change into slightly spacious room- very basic the only thing good in this hotel is the location and attitude of the reception staff.

A noisy hotel with no acoustic absorbing material anywhere. Windows without screens prevent their use to cool room. Reasonably good location but 2 star quality. European breakfast comes with lots of coffee and nice warm croissants.

We stayed in one of the refurbished rooms. It was small and on the 6th floor, the lift goes to the 5th floor and then stairs to the 6th. The room standard itself was up to date and adequate. The A/C worked. The hotel also provided us with secure motor parking just round the corner at a reasonable pre negotiated price for 3 days. The receptionist ' Karen' , was extremely helpful with fine tuning our voyage to the circuit out the city at montmelo as there are loads of different ways to achieve this. (please ask me if you want info). It's worth getting one of the lockers in the hotel as it's cheaper than the safe. The area round the Ravel is a bit tacky but if you do your research there are actually loads of good restaurants to choose from. Watch out for pick pockets on the metro. The hotel is not cheap but considering the proximity to RAMBLAS and other areas of interest, it could be worse.

Just got back from a 2 night stay with a friend at this little gem, room was just perfect small but done the job, everything worked just fine my only down side to the room I would advise the hotel they need longer shower curtains as once u have a shower the whole bathroom floor is soaking wet! Breakfast is very very basic, I would have like eggs! But fills a hole suits more the Mediterranean culture. Not sure about all the negative comments on hear this is a cheap 1* hotel in Barcelona it's a great stop close to all amenities if it's a bed and shower all u need I would highly recommend this place, cheap cheerful and friendly staff who went out there way to help with any questions we had

Nice staff that helped us with transportation info. Hotel room was clean and cozy. Stayed for 2 nights. 4 minute walk to las ramblas. Did not buy breakfast at the hotel but in the next house there is a cute breakfast place called trópico. Would recommend for people who want to stay in barcelona for cheap and use the hotel only to sleep.

Staying here at Hotel Barbara at the moment for my husband's birthday. Great hotel and perfect location. Don't know what all negative reviews are about. Brilliant customer service from our initial booking to checking in. Room is lovely very quirky and new bathroom, couldn't ask for anymore. I would recommend to anyone. We will definitely be coming back again.

You get what you pay for, basic hotel, clean, towels changed everyday.The staff are a credit to the Hotel, very helpful especially Boris. You could not wish for a better location just a 5 minute stroll to main centre of Barcelona.

Carrer Marques de Barbera, 22 Barcelona Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to La Rambla and Palau Guell
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Ciutat Vella, Hotel Barbara is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as La Rambla and Palau Guell. This 58-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, express check-in, and a 24-hour front desk.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


All 58 air-conditioned rooms provide safes and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer free toiletries and bidets.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Barbara enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and a reception hall. Onsite parking is offered for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with tours/tickets and luggage storage.

Room options

Twin room with extra bed

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room (with extra bed)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

35.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 648 reviews

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