We enjoyed our stay, the area felt safe, the roof top bar and pool were great but the downside was that the beds were horrendous. I like a firm mattress but may as well have slept on concrete. Asked to be moved after a night of no sleep and we were upgraded but the bed was only marginally better. Disappointed to see management saying the bed issue would be addressed after bad bed reviews on here, at the beginning of the year but clearly not addressed, whilst id recommend it, I don't think I could spend more than a night or two. The low lighting hides some tired paintwork and stained carpets but overall it was good for the great price.
the room was beautiful....the view from the roof was amazing.....breath taking.....we had trouble cashing american money to euros and the language barrier was rough but Carmen at the hotel went above and beyond to see that it happened.. she was even willing to send a member of her staff to cash it in for us....the roads are not clearly marked..she went out of her way to make sure we understood the travel details...without her...we would have been lost.....we will return to Spain and it will be this hotel that we seek
Traveller from Denver, Colorado
The Catalonia Atenas is situated in the Avenida Meridiana, with easy access to any part of the city due to its proximity to …More
"Pleasant hotel close to public transport and bars"
We had a brilliant holiday in barcelona i think its provably one of the friendliest and multicultural cities i have visited. There did not seem to be any divisions-all peoples of all colours, age or gender seemed to be doing everything. I woulk like to spend more time there. Re the hotel... Very friendly helpful and understanding staff. Clean pool area. Room was cleaned and beddng changed daily. Our aircon worked well. Lovely powerful shower. Within walking of sagrada familiar and las ramblas or on the same metro line (line 1or2 ) also on main line for airport. We bought book of 10 tickets for under 10 euros. You can enter the metro system with one ticket and then travel as far as you want within barcelona, so the journey from the airport to hotel (from Prat to Clot station) cost under 1 euro. Exit towards 'argo meridian'. Not hard to find from there. Taxi from old part of town cost 10 euros after midnight when the metro stops. Bring tea bags and travel kettle as I think us British are unique in Europe for needing pg tips or similar infused in hot water topped up with milk to get going in the morning! Only negative was lack of outdoor space except for the pool area which closed at 8. But there were plenty of inexpensive bars around and we could sit out at these until midnight. After that we were in danger of been literally washed of the streets! We went to monserate independantly and also did a segway guided tour both excellent.
Traveller from manchester
The Catalonia Aragon was named after the street in which it is located. This is a convenient street in terms of transport and …More
I got a private room for a colleague and myself while on a very short trip to Barcelona. The room was average, clean for a hostel. The breakfasts were lackluster and not too fulfilling.
If I could do it again I would get a hotel for small additional cost which would provide us with much more comfort.
I would recommend this place to people who are looking for the no-frill hostel experience.
Occupying the area north of the Old Town, Sant Marti is the modern face of Barcelona. It includes the massive new International Convention Centre and the stunning Vila Olímpica with its Port Olímpic marina, built for the 1992 Olympics. At weekends its beach, restaurant, bars and clubs are hugely popular. Nearby, Parc de la Ciutadella is the city’s favourite green space, home to a zoo, boating lake, greenhouse and three museums.