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Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

When looking for a hotel in Barcelona, look no further than Hostal Oliva! The friendly atmosphere created by the staff accentuated the wondrous allure contained within the walls of the hostel. The location could not be more perfect for exploring Barcelona by day or tackling Barcelona life at night. Highly recommend this spot to all my friends and to you

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Hostal Oliva B, Gerente at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Ben, Hostal Oliva want to thank you for your time reviewing your experperience at our place. We are happy to know that you had a good experience, and we hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Hostal Oliva

Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

We flew in from Vancouver having a booking at Hostal Oliva. It was very clean and the decorations were very well done. The hosts were very informative on the city on what things we can do and see. The building itself was in the centre of the city with amazing architecture. Highly recommend this!

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Hostal Oliva B, Gerente at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Kamran, Thank you so much for your words. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in Hostal Oliva. We had the opportunity to make your visit to Barcelona an unique experience, and this is our main goal. We will keep working to keep this atmosphere alive, so you can enjoy it the next time you visit...

Tower City, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Having never been to Barcelona before, I was a bit concerned about an affordable hotel in city center being a safe risk. But Hostal Oliva was the best! What an amazing surprise to pass Tiffany's and Armani's on the way there and then approach the lovely brass and wooden doors to a marble entryway with the coolest old elevator ever...

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Hostal Oliva B, Gerente at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Virginia, First of all, thank you so much for sharing your experience with other customers. It is a pleasure for us to know that Hostal Oliva was an important part of your experience in Barcelona. Since 1931, day by day, we work hard to make the 4th floor of Passeig de Gràcia 32 the best place for travellers who...

Haifa
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We stayed in Barcelona for two days as a part of a family vacation. We stayed at Hostal Oliva which is a very simple and centrally located place. The staff is very friendly but does not speak English at all. It seems to us as a good and relatively inexpensive place, if you plan to spend your days exploring the...

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Hostal Oliva B, Gerente at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your opinion. Our incredible location and our attentive and helpful staff want to provide a great stay in Barcelona. Hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Hostal Oliva

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Two-night stay in this spartan hostal which occupies the upper floor of a building located in the Eixample neighborhood (handy for sightseeing and has convenient access to the subway). While hotel rates in Barcelona are among the most expensive in Spain, Hostal Oliva offers small, but clean rooms at very reasonable prices. As our intent was to spend little time...

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Hostal Oliva B, Gerente at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Pam, We would like to thank you for reviewing us. Our unique location in the heart of Barcelona wants to be the best alternative to experience Barcelona as a local by offering convenient rooms to discover the city. You pointed some services that can be improved (breakfast available in-house or CC payments). Our main goal is to offer better...

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2014

The Hostal Oliva is in a superb location, very close to many restaurants, shopping and less than 10 minutes walk from the Aerobus (airport transfer) point at Placa de Catalunya. And if you like to walk, less than an hour will take you to most of the major sights; if not the Metro or buses are close by. Yes, our...

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Hostal Oliva B, Manager at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for you Opinion. Your words are your experience at Hostal Oliva are the best advertisement for us. Not only because it can be more credible for future guests, but also because you experienced the Hostal Oliva experience. Our privileged location, our convenient rooms and our friendly staff work to fulfill our main goal: make our guests...

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We have just returned from 3 nights in Hostal Oliva. The romantic approach to the 4th floor in the quaint lift gives you a feel for the lovely old building. The room was impeccably clean, with plenty of storage, and the coffee machine in the Reception provides a welcome start to the day (there is also a vending machine with...

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Hostal Oliva B, Manager at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Christine, We would like to thank you for your opinion. We are a family Hotel that since 1931 try to keep not only our essence, but also to offer a unique experience of the real Barcelona. People like you is our reason to be, and knowing that Hostal Oliva helped you to feel the Barcelona spirit give us strengh...

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Used to be a good deal but now it is 91 euro for a double room. No way. I expect something better for that price. In the summer the very old air conditioning is not cool enough and you are kept awake.

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Hostal Oliva B, Manager at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Jon, First of all we would like to thank you for your opinion. We work day after day to offer a better experience to our customers, so your insights are helpful. Every Hotel has its own price policy, and customers are free to chose the one that satisfies better their necessities. We are very confident that if you are...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2014

We loved Hostal Oliva (don't be put off by the word 'hostal' — it means a small, family-run hotel, not a hostel). The location in the upmarket Passeig de Gracia is amazing, with near neighbours like Tiffany and Manolo Blahnik, and there are lots of wonderful tapas bars in the surrounding area. The hotel is on the fourth floor and...

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Hostal Oliva B, Manager at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your opinion. We do our best to offer to every guest the best experience in Barcelona, and seems that your stay in Hostal Oliva was helpful to discover our nice city. As you notice, Hostal is a false friend between the anglosaxon meaning and the reality, so your explanation can help other users....

Willemstad, Curacao
Reviewed 17 September 2014

The location is really excellent, the service I got from the cleaning lady and the hostesses Madam Cloustre and Madame Chelo were fantastic. I really felt at home, cause they gave me lots of info. and really took care of me. The room, although without a toillet and shower inside the room was the only minor, however I stayed for...

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Hostal Oliva B, Manager at Hostal Oliva, responded to this review

Dear Arthur, Thank you so much for your opinion. Seems that apart from your great experience in Barcelona, you really felt the Hosta Oliva spirit. Since 1931 we are passionate about every guest that want to discover Barcelona. As you may have noticed, Hostal Oliva is located in an old Building, but day after day we are offering new facilities...

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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A pretty, vintage wooden elevator with a bench and a looking glass takes you in stately manner to the top floor of the beautiful and courtly eixample building where the Hostal Oliva has been located since it was founded, back in 1931.Renovations have been made carefully to enhance the facilities of our Hostal without losing its vintage atmosphere, that unique character that has made Hostal Oliva highly appreciated by our guests through the years.The Hostal Oliva is run by forthcoming, charming staff who take wonderful care of our guests with a personal feeling which you will find most attractive. Both our friendly ambience along with the overall atmosphere of intimacy and tranquility that you will find here, are willing to help making your visit to Barcelona a delightful and unforgettable experience.Its unsurpassable location on the most splendid of the Eixample avenues, the pricey Passeig de Gràcia, makes Hostal Oliva the best bet for those who are searching for a budget place to stay, but are also concerned about looks, safety, character and a central position. ... more   less 

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Address: Passeig de Gracia, 32, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range: $88 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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