Boqueria, 18, Barcelona, Spain star
Doubles from: $41 to $124
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The Hostal Europa is about as basic as it gets. It’s also about as central and cheap as it gets. If you just need an easy place to crash, you’ll find this one-star Gothic Quarter guesthouse should fit the bill. Each of the 44 rooms has air conditioning and little else. Bathrooms are shared or private, and the hotel has an elevator and free Wi-Fi in the public areas.
• Clean, cheap, basic. The Hostal Europa is strictly no-frills, but most guests say that it’s clean and a good value for the super-low rates.
• Fabulous Gothic Quarter location. A central location in the charming Barri Gotíc is clearly the hotel’s best attribute.
• Some complaints. Style is not high on the list of priorities at the Hostal Europa, and some guests associate the rooms with prison cells, complaining that they are tiny, stuffy and not so charming. However, guests just looking for a cheap, central sleep find the rooms comfortable enough.
• Noise. The building is old, so rooms can pick up interior noise, as well as noise from the busy streets (and some guests mention the hourly church bells).
• Shared bathrooms. There are a few private bathrooms at the Europa, but most rooms share facilities. Guests report that these are suitably clean (for shared bathrooms), but that there is sometimes a wait.
• Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.
• Metro: The Liceu stop on the Green/L3 line is just a two-minute walk from the hotel, and there are several buses that run up and down Las Ramblas as well.
About this listing: EuroCheapo's editors have researched the Hostal Europa and have included it in our Barcelona guide based on its location, room rates, services offered, and user reviews.
- Bicycle Rental
- Luggage Storage
- Room Service
- Wi-Fi Connection
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathroom: Shared
Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
About the Hostal Europa neighborhood
A maze of moody, touristy, twisty streets built atop the ancient Roman city of Barcino, the Barri Gòtic, along with La Rambla, comprises the center of town. Charming gift shops, tacky tourist shops, cute cafés, trendy bars and a zillion restaurants line the cobblestoned streets. The Barri Gòtic is also home to Barcelona's 13th-century gothic cathedral.