Hotel Via Augusta2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Via Augusta is a nice, modern, hotel, but a little outside the main attractions. So if you're looking to be a quick walk to the Barri Gotic and Las Ramblas, this may not be the ideal place for you. This is partly what attracted me to the hotel; it's outside the chaos, in the interesting and nice Gracia neighborhood, two blocks from the metro (straight shot to Gotic), and a mid point location between the Sagrada Familia and las Ramblas. This does force you to take the metro if that is something that interests you (it did me). If you prefer to walk, it's a 40 minute straight line to Las Ramblas, and about 25 to Sagrada Familia. I took the metro to Gotic one night, and the next took a taxi to Sagrada Familia and walked to Las Ramblas. All doable. Word of caution, taxis are a nightmare in the historical center anytime after 4pm (indicated otherwise elsewhere), so plan accordingly (I ended up walking back one evening by necessity). The staff of the hotel are sufficiently helpful (some more than others). They arranged a taxi for me to the airport and allowed early check in. Breakfast was decent, and the rooms have all the necessities, however basic. They are small (typical to Spain I guess) and somewhat lacking in atmosphere. Good value overall however in overpriced Barcelona. I do recommend this hotel if you want to be a little outside the craziness, easier airport access, and take the metro to travel like a local.
Upon arrival the friendly reception staff spoke good understandable english, lots of local information given, tips on personal safety and other aspects of the city, were appreciated. Not in the hustle and bustle of being too close to city centre and La Rumbla but easy walking distance to all areas of city. Close to a supermercat and laundremate and places to eat as well. Only served a full continental breakfast that was great. We ate as we wandered around the city and found lots of interesting places where the locals eat away from the high tourist areas and was reasonbaly cheep and good value for Euro. Found all of the sights and places of interest to us very easily by the directions of the staff and maps given. Only issue was no mini fridge in room to keep drinks cold as with being so hot here but this is due to ratings. Not all room have a balcony however some did
Stayed a number of times. Great location away from the bustle of Las Ramblas yet, within 10-15 minutes walking distance from attractions. Across the street, 3 minutes walk to the area of Vila de Gracia where you'll find lots of interesting restaurants and small shops. Staff are most helpful and friendly, will store luggage for free, even while we walked a camino. Breakfast is good value. Beds very comfortable, rooms very clean. Some noise from the street. Overall price competitive. Via Augusta has become our 'go-to' accommodation on arrival and before departure when we're flying to or from Barcelona. Will stay again.
We stayed here for 2 nights last year, the staff were great - witty and informative. Tactfully advised against meeting ladies on the main strip! Better than than that they filled us in about a "Block Party" that was happening locally - which turned out to be the highlight of our 2 days in Barcelona. The rooms are fine, if you're not planning spending much time there - functional , not luxurious, nor rundown at the same time. Hard to describe. One thing I noticed was that the HUGE window in my room opened fully - I don't have kids but would have been watching them if I had. I'd go back
Stayed in Via Augustus with 2 friends (had a 3 person room) in April this year. The location is perfect for a city break. It was an easy tube ride into Catalina and other places, for a cheap price as well! The area it's located is also beautiful for walks and takes a lovely photo. The hotel itself is small but smart. The room was good considering they had to add an extra bed - spacious and clean! The roof top sitting area was lovely to have a coffee in the morning, and the breakfasts were really impressive for the price! Thank you for looking after us!
This is a basic, no frills hotel at a good location. The metro station is just 5 minutes away. Also, there is a elevator right across the road that takes you to the subway. The rooms were compact but clean and housekeeping was done daily. The staff was helpful. the AC and wifi worked fine. Its not really value for money for the tariff they have, but then Barcelona is expensive when it comes to accommodation. Decent average stay!
I had booked a room at a hostel but that hostel was so loud and low quality that I immediately looked for a proper hotel to transfer to after quite some sleepless nights. I found Hotel Via Augusta and spent my last night there. I found out it is a 2* hotel but I'd give it one more star. It felt like heaven after that horrbible hostel experience. The room was very clean and mostly quiet and I slept wonderfully. The location was fine as it is close to the Fontana subway. Maybe the view was not the best as my room was an internal one but all I was looking for was some peace and I definitely slept like a baby. I might come back here.
Clean and friendly hotel, the view from our room was terrible as we were overlooked from every angle and received no natural daylight due to the closeness and height of the buildings. On the plus side we did have a small balcony which meant that I didn't have to stand in the street to smoke. No tea/ coffee making facility in the room. Don't think I would stay there again
Have just returned from a 2 night stay Friday to Sunday. Doing my research before choosing this hotel really paid off. What an absolute gem of a place! Fabulous location, not a touristy area but so near to centre. Little delay on checking in but then given a great room on the 8th floor. A very spacious twin bedded room with black-out curtains, air con, safe in wardrobe, plenty of storage, flat screen tv with many channels in different languages, full length mirror and very comfy beds. Big bonus were the doors opening onto a sweet little balcony with table and chairs and views down the main road. The room was very quiet at night. Slept really well. Free wifi worked fine. Good lift to all floors. Bathroom was also spacious with bath and shower. Good water temp and pressure. Windows opened which is always good when it's hot. Nice toiletries supplied. Breakfast served till 10.30. What a spread. Selection of hot foods, cold meats and cheeses, fresh fruit, cereals, yogurts, cakes and pastries, rolls and toast, huge selection of hot drinks and very nice fresh juices. All fresh and replenished right up until 10.30. All staff so friendly and helpful. Happy to advise on buses and metros. Fontana Metro station 4 mins walk - handy supermarket and ice cream parlour on the way (this line L3 took us to nearly all the places we wanted to visit - got to know it really well!) 2 stops to centre of city. Had ordered BCN Hola 3 day card before leaving so just had to collect cards from machine at metro at airport. Really easy to get from/to airport this way. Used our cards many times on buses and metro so certainly good value for the cost (38 Euros for 2 people). I don't understand why this hotel only has 2 stars - I've stayed in 3 and 4 star hotels that were not as good. I have already recommended this hotel to friends and I can't wait to return to Barcelona (what an amazing laid back, friendly city) and will definitely stay here again. To finish I would just like to say thank you to the lovely staff, especially on reception, for helping us have a truly memorable stay. See you next time!
Stayed one night before flying home. Room small and outlook was "ugly" so, we had to keep curtain closed. That said, we had requested a high and quiet room so, there was no traffic noise. Sound proofing in the rooms is poor. When neighbour showered we thought our water was running due to the noise. Breakfast choices were very poor. Fruit was tinned and breads and pastries were not very fresh. Staff friendly and helpful. Location was adequate. There was limited access wifi for free but, connection kept dropping out. Over all, this was adequate to provide a one night stop over but, not suitable for a longer stay. Not good value and we will not be staying there again.
- Walking distance to Casa Mila
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Rooftop terrace
- Laundry facilities
Located in Sarria-Sant Gervasi within a short walk of Casa Mila, Hotel Via Augusta is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Casa Batllo. This 80-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and free newspapers in the lobby. It's also close to Sagrada Familia and Palau de la Musica Catalana.
Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.
All 80 air-conditioned rooms feature laptop-compatible safes and desks. 19-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers and hair dryers.
At Hotel Via Augusta, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. Self parking is offered for EUR 16.50 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.
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83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 921 reviews