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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 5 May 2009

Location: some people will say the Raval neighborhood is dodgy; some will like it because it’s hip. It’s a centralish location, a short walk to Pl. Universitat or Pl. de Catalunya. But, of course you have to walk through the square at the MACBA with all the skateboarding kids. Room: Our non-smoking room was clean, but smelled too strongly of...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 19 August 2008

The Gat Raval is not clearly signed, we managed to find the place and once we were buzzed in the front door, made our way through the semi-construction site that was the entry hall. Dragging our luggage up 6 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS! to the third floor and the hostal reception, we were informed that the construction site was in fact...

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Alberta
Reviewed 15 July 2008

We were booked to stay in the GAT Raval for two nights in Barcelona. We had previously stayed at another of the GAT hostals in the city (the Xino) and were impressed. However, we were much less so with the Raval and ended up only staying one night (which was more than enough). Upon checking in, we discovered that our...

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Sydney
Reviewed 4 October 2007

Gat Raval is like staying in a clean, well air conditioned prison cell. It is basically 4 concrete walls, a concrete floor and roof with a bed in the middle (the beds are pretty comfortable by the way). The place is fine if you are looking for very basic accommodation however for the money (I think we paid about 75...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2007

Made the mistake of not booking far in advance for Barcelona in the height of the tourist season and we were pleased to find space here at Gat Raval. Location: El Raval is a bit gritty but it's a convienient location. You can walk to La Rambla and there is plenty of dining/drinking options nearby. Late at night I would...

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amsterdam
Reviewed 16 November 2006

If you strip away the thin layer of artiness, all that remains are small, overpriced rooms and very basic facilities. We didn't have warm water in our room with bathroom for four days (!), except for 5 minutes one evening when the hotel was very quiet. The double room consisted of two seperate bunk beds, and the view was a...

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Reviewed 11 December 2005

Wind your way down a narrow street dotted with Lebanese convenience stores, dank tapas bars, and roadside urinals until you find yourself at the Gat Raval. Buzz in. Enter a dim, concrete chamber furnished with a bit of garbage here and there, and climb the steep stairwell. Note the cacophony of screaming children emanating from floor 2’s daycare center, as...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 August 2005

Cutting edge budget design is the best thing about this place, but the rooms are tiny (hardly room to turn around, though we had a nice big window on the street, at least), the lighting is punishingly fluorescent, and the shared bathrooms were lacking in hot water (though it's true we did get up pretty late each day). Great funky...

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2004

We stayed at Gat Raval for a night in Spring 2004. When we turned up we were told that, although we had booked and been confirmed a room with a bathroom, they didn´t have any available. When I pointed out that I booked two months in advance the response was that ´they couldn´t do anything about it´. The room was...

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Reviewed 1 March 2004

Very clean, great location, friendly staff and very good price! It's on the Ravel, a cool and funky off the beaten track (if slightly rundown, but very much up and coming) part of the city close to all the big sites such as MACBA, Rambla and the Old City. Ask for a room overlooking the street (as long as you...

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Staying in El Raval

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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Address: Joaquin Costa 44, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Price Range: $56 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal Gat Raval 1*
Number of rooms: 24
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“If wifi is important to you, choose rooms on the lower floor, otherwise it is only available in the reception room as far as I am aware.”
 of 5 bubbles OhhhhVienna, 13 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a balcony or window room”
 of 5 bubbles MartinUncle, 5 Oct 2013 | Read review
“If you really, really have to stay at this hotel, beg for a room with real windows.”
 of 5 bubbles andreeaaaaaaa, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Street side is noisy/lively with big windows and view of what's going on.”
 of 5 bubbles paweiss, 3 Jun 2013 | Read review
“If you want to have room with real street view - email to the hotel, because description regarding this was not accurate on booking web site.”
  • Nice shelf and embeded hangers for clothes
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  • View of the fake window well in the room
  • Decoration of the well for fake window
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 of 5 bubbles SerrNovik, 23 Mar 2013 | Read review
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