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DianeJo Jan 21st, 2007 11:25 AM

We are going to Barcelona first week in April and are looking for a B & B or Pension to stay in. want a safe neighborhood, not to expensive, a place with charm, where we can mingle with "the natives". Any suggestions? thanks DianeJo

mikemo Jan 21st, 2007 12:23 PM

Tried to find same, but settled on Hot Apsis Splendid as a compromise.

DianeJo Jan 21st, 2007 05:11 PM

Have you stayed there yet? Where did you get the info on it? DianeJo

munich_madl Jan 22nd, 2007 05:21 AM

I just booked an apartment for our trip in Feb. I also looked at B&Bs and Hostals in the €70 range for 2 people. If this is your budget, write to me at [email protected] and I will forward you the links.


mikemo Jan 22nd, 2007 10:00 AM

We'll be there in May: rates were 95 Euro + 7% VAT + 6.5 Euro pp for 1/2 price breakfast when we booked in early December.
We'll be there only two nights prior to a cruise so didn't waste a lot of time finding it.

mikemo Jan 22nd, 2007 10:01 AM


saltymuffin Jan 22nd, 2007 10:10 AM

I took a look at the Splendid, very $$ for my nights. 600EUR for 3 nights in May!

I too am looking for something similar in Barcelona for our stay in May. hoping to spend 90EUR (or less) per night for a double. Right now I have made reservations at El Jardi, which gets good reviews, but doesn't sound like good value.

DianeJo Jan 22nd, 2007 11:03 AM

we too looked at Jardin but the neighborhood looks questionable. DJ

saltymuffin Jan 22nd, 2007 11:10 AM

DianeJo, I understand that further north near the Pl. Catalunya is ideal. The other place I am considering, which is right in that area is Hostal Goya. Gets VERY good reviews, but no TV, which we do use (even without english programs) to wind down each evening. I might book it anyway.

Images2 Jan 22nd, 2007 11:19 AM

I was also looking for an affordable hotel in Barcelona and contacted El Jardi, but just couldn't bring myself to book it. Instead I found Hotel Hesperia Del Port, and booked it on Venere, for good rates. It has great tripadvisor reviews, but we haven't stayed here yet.

JJBhoy Jan 22nd, 2007 12:57 PM


Although it doesn't serve breakfast you might want consider the Hostal Girona.

My trip report is a little out of date now, but here's a link if you want to take a look;;tid=34467790

There's a link to the Girona's website in the report.


janevisick Jan 23rd, 2007 08:22 AM

Have you tried lastminute deals on apartments? There are several sites but I recommend we are paying 433 Euros for 6 nights in feb in apartment just south of P Catalunya.

Dukey Jan 23rd, 2007 08:39 AM

The Apsis Atrium Palace; two blocks from Placa Catalunya; extensive buffet breakfast; totally cengral neighboor hood and perhaps in your price range (which we aren't sure about)

figuea Jan 24th, 2007 05:28 AM

I highly recommend checking out for really great apartments at great rates. I personally booked with them for a the first week in February and they are so easy to deal with....check them out

DianeJo Jan 24th, 2007 11:40 AM

Figuea; Have you every used them before? how did you get the recommendation? Thanks

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