Looking for nice Hostal

Old Aug 17th, 2006, 02:52 AM
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Looking for nice Hostal

MY wife and I will be in the Barcelona area for a couple of days beginning September 12. We've been to Spain before (Galicia) and found Hostal's to be the right price and adequate for our needs. We will need a couple of days to acclimate ourselves after our flight. We could stay in Barcelona or a village or town that is within taxi distance of the airport. Suggestions would be appreciated. BS
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Old Aug 17th, 2006, 04:09 AM
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Barcelona is a party town and the hostels tend to be noisy. Most do not have air-conditioning, so with the windows open, bring earplugs. I stayed in a hostel for three nights this past summer and a drunk British guy was yelling at everyone outside one night. I stayed at the "New York Hostel." According to the reviews at www.hostelz.com, it is one of the better hostels.

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Old Aug 17th, 2006, 04:39 AM
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There have been several hostals (not hostels) that get consistent good reviews on this board and some have AC.

www.hostalgirona.com
www.hostalopera.com

Madridman.com has listings for both hostals/pensiones and youth hostels. Scroll way down the page - below the ad links to get to the hostal sections. You will see the first section is the hostal/pensione and the bottom section youth hostal.
http://www.madridman.com/barcelona/b...nahostels.html
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We also looked at hostals in Barcelona last year, but found them to be more expensive than we thought. We ended up at a nice hotel that was less expensive.

Apsis Aranea
http://www.hotelaranea.com/

It was very clean, quiet, spacious, within walking distance of the Sagrada Familia and close to 2 metro stations. Breakfast wasn't included, but there was a cafe a block away where we could eat for a couple of Euros.
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We stayed at Hostal Opera in 2004; it was good.
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Old Aug 17th, 2006, 09:24 AM
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Thanks to all of you. I will make a reservation with Hostal Girona today.
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