Doubles from: $43 to $179
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
A one-star pension and youth hostel in one, this place has got it all: a great central location, a roomy/clean space, a helpful staff and rates to match every budget.
Pros: Fun, central location. Lots of amenities. Rates for every budget.
Cons: Touristy street and area. Noisy. Not much charm.
With 60 dorm beds and 40 private rooms in a very central and easy to reach location, this is one of the best Cheapo deals in Barcelona. The area can often be a little noisy and crowded, but for those seeking "central and easy", it’s a good bet. Especially with easy access to attractions like Plaça Reial, the Cathedral, La Boqueria Market.
All private rooms at the family-run Hostal Fernando have heat, air conditioning, a safe and television. Room décor is plain and inoffensive. Walls are freshly painted and bedspreads are a calming rose color. Some rooms have a balcony looking onto Carrer de Ferran, which is an incredibly busy pedestrian street with tons of cafés and cute shops.
Dorm rooms are simply furnished with lockers and white bunk beds. They sleep four, six, or eight, and some of the larger rooms feature a small table and chairs. They have air conditioning, but no other in-room amenities. All rooms (including dorms) have a private bathroom, tiled in beige and outfitted with a small shower with shower curtain. They are clean and new, but very basic and sans toiletries.
Both pension and hostel guests have access to an unimaginative yet useful communal kitchen with two stove and many tables. In addition, the Fernando provides a television lounge, a café and bar, plus enormous lockers to store your stuff (a service which appeals to dorm and hotel guests). Wi-Fi is free in the lobby and Internet stations are available. Breakfast is included in the room rate for pension (but not hostel) guests. Guests also receive a 10 percent discount on meals in the lounge.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
- Handicap accessible rooms
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About the Hostal Fernando 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.