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Central & Basic Universitat

Located steps from Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Free WiFi

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Joaquin Costa 44, 2-1, Barcelona, 08001, Barcelona, Spain
8,0.Very good.
  • Very basic but clean room in a good location. Was happy to find i had a sink and tiny…

    Feb 6, 2020

  • Location. Staff is wonderful! Simple spot, but you get the vibe of Barcelona and it’s…

    Nov 26, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Tourism Certified (Spain) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 25 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Breakfast available
  • Front desk safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Free WiFi

What’s around

  • In Downtown Barcelona
  • 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

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Superior Triple Room, Shared Bathroom, City View
  • Superior Triple Room, Private Bathroom, City View
  • Superior Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, Balcony, City View
  • Twin Room, Balcony, City View
  • Triple Room
  • Superior Double Room

Location

Joaquin Costa 44, 2-1, Barcelona, 08001, Barcelona, Spain
  • In Downtown Barcelona
  • La Rambla - 7 min walk
  • Placa de Catalunya - 10 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Downtown Barcelona
  • 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
  • Sagrada Familia - 38 min walk
  • Park Guell - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km

Getting around

  • Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) - 23 min drive
  • Plaça de Catalunya Station - 11 min walk
  • Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station - 12 min walk
  • France Station - 25 min walk
  • Sant Antoni Station - 4 min walk
  • Universitat Station - 6 min walk
  • Placa Catalunya Station - 8 min walk

At a glance

Size

  • 25 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property is located in the city's Low Emission Zone; only low-emission vehicles are permitted to enter. Guests with non-Spanish 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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)

Services

  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

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

Optional extras

Late check-in between 9:00 PM and 1:30 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 15

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

Policies

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain).

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 accepts credit cards.

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 1.54 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

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

  • Yes, Central & Basic Universitat does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Central & Basic Universitat.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Mucci's (4-min walk), Cerveceria La Surena (4-min walk), and 365 (4-min walk).
  • No, this hostal doesn't have a casino, but Casino Barcelona (6-min drive) is nearby.
  • 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).
8,0.Very good.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    I loved the location! It's right next to a world-famous skateboarding spot and the graffiti there was super awesome. Walking distance to anything you could ever want.

    Justin, 9 night trip with friends, Nov 20, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    I think we were overcharged for a double room which was a private booking by Ms Annelouise McGrory. Her room was not satisfactory, shower ridiculously small, No room service for the 5 day stay and extremely noisy. She paid £250 deposit for this room and a further $400 on arrival. a total of £650 + for 5 nights when we could have stayed in a 4 star Hotel for less. Devanah Thomas on behalf of Ms McGrory. She didn't book through Expedia but the HOSTEL was he same.

    5 night family trip, Oct 29, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Affordable. Good service compared to Price. Very central

    4 night romance trip, Oct 23, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    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, 5 night trip, Oct 8, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    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.

    5 night trip, Sep 22, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    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, 3 night trip, Jul 8, 2019

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  • 2,0.Poor

    I book a two-star HOTEL on the Travelocity but got two-star HOSTEL instead. Terrible place.

    7 night business trip, Jul 5, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great location, excellent staff.

    Great location, excellent staff. Very basic accommodations, would recommend.

    David, 2 night romance trip, Jun 12, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Perfect location, good price and lovely people, if I’ll go back to Barcelona I would definitely go back !!

    5 night romance trip, May 31, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Correctly named

    Great staff at desk - helpful . Place is exactly as it says BASIC - extremely basic . Cheap for Barcelona however -

    Susan, 8 night trip, Apr 18, 2019

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