I am currently enjoying my fourth and final night staying here in the "superior twin/ double room" with my mum for a first time city break to Barcelona. We were certainly not dissapointed. I initially chose the Hostal based on the location, and the fact that it had a private en suite bathroom- something hard to find in the city in this price range. We were completely charmed by the authentic art neuvo/ art deco apartment block in which the rooms are located and it has many of the original decorative features, giving the place a charming "shabby chic" vibe. Yes, it is not a 4 star hotel, but you would not expect this for the price. It is everything that you would expect from a traditional style "pension". Our room was clean, the beds comfortable, the shower in good working order with plentiful hot water at all times of the day and night and our beds were made when we returned every evening. There are a few quirks, for example, there is a knack to mastering the door locks, but all part of the charm of the place. A bonus is that it is on a fairly quiet side street, so apart from the rubbish collection in the middle of the night (aparently standard for all streets in Barcelona), we were able to get a very good nights sleep. Other bonuses are the proximity to Tetuan metro station (literally just a minute around the corner), and also complimentary wifi, which was reliable throughout our stay and good enough to use video on skype/ face time. Although the rooms may be considered basic, there was plently of space to hang clothes and put our things and also an enclosed balcony with table and chairs overlooking the street. There is a lift in the building, which we appreciated when we first arrived with our luggage. Our hostess, Maria is delightful and welcoming, and despite limited English was able to map out a suggested itinerary for our visit. We are also able to leave our luggage for safe keeping after checking out. Although things like towels have not been changed, I get the impression that this would be done if requested. I really cant think of a negative thing to say about the place- would reccomend for the traveller on a budget who would like somewhere more upmarket than an average hostal.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your Hostal Martina reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Hostal Martina Barcelona, Catalonia