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1 room, 2 adults

Central & Basic Universitat

2-star2 stars
Joaquin Costa 44, 2-1, Barcelona, Barcelona, 08001, Spain

Located steps from Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Free WiFi
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  • Very basic but clean room in a good location. Was happy to find i had a sink and tiny…Feb 12, 2020
  • Location. Staff is wonderful! Simple spot, but you get the vibe of Barcelona and it’s…Dec 10, 2019

Central & Basic Universitat

from ZAR 1,130
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What’s around Central & Basic Universitat


  • In Ciutat Vella
  • La Rambla - 7 min walk
  • Placa de Catalunya - 10 min walk
  • Barcelona Cathedral - 13 min walk
  • Palau de la Musica Catalana - 14 min walk
  • Casa Batllo - 16 min walk
  • Casa Mila - 22 min walk
  • Barceloneta Beach - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Barcelona Intl. Airport (BCN) - 27 min drive
  • Plaça de Catalunya Station - 11 min walk
  • Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station - 12 min walk
  • Barcelona Franca Station - 25 min walk
  • Sant Antoni Station - 4 min walk
  • Universitat Station - 6 min walk
  • Placa Catalunya Station - 8 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 25 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Please note: this property is located in the city's Low Emission Zone; only low-emission vehicles are permitted to enter. Guests with foreign license plates must register their vehicle with the city in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom with sink in room
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared accommodations

Central & Basic Universitat’s small print

Also known as

  • Central Basic Universitat Hostal Barcelona
  • Central Basic Universitat Hostal
  • Central Basic Universitat Barcelona
  • Central Basic Universitat
  • Central & Basic Universitat Hostal
  • Central & Basic Universitat Barcelona
  • Central & Basic Universitat Hostal Barcelona


Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Measures to reduce infection (Spain) guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number HB-000701

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.72 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

Cash deposit: EUR 10.0 per stay

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 3 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Central & Basic Universitat

  • Is parking offered at Central & Basic Universitat?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Central & Basic Universitat.
  • Are pets allowed at Central & Basic Universitat?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Central & Basic Universitat?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Central & Basic Universitat?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Betty Ford's (1-min walk), La Paloma (1-min walk), and Bismillah-Kebabish (1-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Central & Basic Universitat?
    Recommended spots to visit include La Rambla (7-min walk) and Placa de Catalunya (10-min walk), along with Barcelona Cathedral (13-min walk) and Palau de la Musica Catalana (14-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8,0 From 50 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Awesome Friendly Staff & Great Service!
This place is in a perfect spot of the city! Maria at the front desk is awesome! She was very helpful and anything I needed I asked her for help and she immediately assisted. She showed me all the great places to eat and drink at as well as the places for sight seeing. She's a rockstar! I'd recommend staying at this place. Also, thank you to Nicholas for everything! Awesome friendly staff and great service! I'll be going back to Barcelona and staying here!!!
Ryan, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great price at the heart of Barcenola
The five nights stay was excellent. We have booked a room with balcony so spectular view on Spanish local resident lifestyle. Room was small but capable to occupy for one person. Bathroom right next to it and clean. Different choices of tea provide all time with coffee. The bed a bit sunk down after few days of sleep. Most important the place is really a walking distance to downtown. Approx 15 mins to the La Rumba and the market. Few blocks to major streets with major attractions. From Universities station only less than 7 mins walk if you can find a bakery store then walk in. Receptionists were helpful particularly thank you Camilia really helpful to get into direction for train station as well other places in town. Great work.
hk5 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great find for exploring Barcelona
I really enjoyed my time at this hotel. The location is fantastic for exploring Barcelona as many of the main areas are easy walking and the metro is pretty close too. Also great friendly staff, clean room, very clean shared bathrooms and quiet. Excellent value for money.
Paul, au3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great location, excellent staff.
Great location, excellent staff. Very basic accommodations, would recommend.
David, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Correctly named
Great staff at desk - helpful . Place is exactly as it says BASIC - extremely basic . Cheap for Barcelona however -
Susan, us8 night trip

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