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Hostal Río de Castro Barcelona

City-center hostal within easy reach of Placa d'Espanya

ZAR 905

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Avinguda Parallel, 119, Barcelona, 08004, Spain
8,0.Very good.
  • For what we paid the room was perfectly fine.good location to travel around the city.

    Jan 23, 2020

  • Fairly basic room but acceptable and clean. It was nice to have tea/coffee/fridge/…

    Dec 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
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 14 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
  • Communal living room
  • Front desk safe
  • Vending machine

Feel at home

  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Flat-panel TV

What’s around

  • In Sants-Montjuic
  • Placa d'Espanya - 12 min walk
  • La Rambla - 16 min walk
  • Placa de Catalunya - 21 min walk
  • Barcelona Cathedral - 22 min walk
  • Barcelona Aquarium - 32 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Single Room
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom (Interior)

What’s around


  • In Sants-Montjuic
  • Placa d'Espanya - 12 min walk
  • La Rambla - 16 min walk
  • Placa de Catalunya - 21 min walk
  • Barcelona Cathedral - 22 min walk
  • Barcelona Aquarium - 32 min walk
  • Casa Mila - 34 min walk
  • Barceloneta Beach - 42 min walk
  • Camp Nou - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Sagrada Familia - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Park Guell - 3.7 mi / 6 km

Getting around

  • Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) - 20 min drive
  • Plaça de Catalunya Station - 23 min walk
  • Barcelona (YJB-Barcelona-Sants Train Station) - 24 min walk
  • Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station - 24 min walk
  • Poble Sec Station - 2 min walk
  • Parc de Montjuic Station - 8 min walk
  • Paral-lel Station - 8 min walk
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Avinguda Parallel, 119, Barcelona, 08004, Spain

At a glance


  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

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 daily from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. 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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

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

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Hostal Río Castro Barcelona
  • Hostal Río de Castro Barcelona Hostal
  • Hostal Río de Castro Barcelona Barcelona
  • Hostal Río de Castro Barcelona Hostal Barcelona
  • Hostal Río Castro
  • Río Castro Barcelona
  • Río Castro
  • Rio Castro Barcelona Barcelona

Optional extras

Late check-in between 9:00 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 10

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 15 per day


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.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

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

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

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.

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, debit cards, and cash.

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.

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.


  • Yes, Hostal Río de Castro Barcelona 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 Hostal Río de Castro Barcelona.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bar Calders (3-min walk), Dream Cafe (3-min walk), and El Dinamic De Bcn (3-min walk).
  • No, this hostal doesn't have a casino, but Casino Barcelona (5-min drive) is nearby.
  • Recommended spots to visit include Placa d'Espanya (12-min walk) and La Rambla (0.8 mi), along with Placa de Catalunya (1.1 mi) and Barcelona Cathedral (1.1 mi).
8,0.Very good.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    This property is really easy to access, well located and really clean. Room was as expected.

    1 night trip, Aug 7, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    A hidden hotel, almost hard to find, but extremely well located a few steps away from a subway station that connects easily to anywhere in Barcelona. But as a consequence it is located on a busy street on the first (second for north americans) floor and as a consequence is quite noisy all night, forget sleeping with an open window, even when the air conditionning refuse to work and nobody at the reception can figure out how to make it work. A small common area is provided with some snacking options, but you have a choice of multiple delicious bakeries and cofee shops just outside, so why bother. The room (the exact same one as the picture) was clean, with a nice size bathroom, but not much space in the room itself. The bedding is extremely firm, and tranfer movement easily from one side of the bed to the other. Air conditionning, when working, is helpful to sleep during Barcelona nights. Be sure that you have the remote control when moving in. All that said the staff was always very helpful and we always managed to communicate in spite of their limited english, and my own limited spanish and absent catalan.

    4 night family trip, Jul 12, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Great location. Friendly and efficient check in, fresh soap and shampoo which was unnecessary. Room was clean

    2 night family trip, Apr 14, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The location is just fabulous,you can spend the whole day sitting at the window

    2 night family trip, Mar 10, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Friendly staff, clean room, great location.

    1 night trip with friends, Feb 21, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Inexpensive . . . good value for the money. Convenient to metro stop.

    Jack, 3 night trip, Feb 15, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Nice friendly staff. Room clean and tidy . Nice touch the day area with Tea and Coffee making also Fridge and Microwave. Excellent value for money !!!

    david, 4 night romance trip, Nov 18, 2018

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Well located hotel

    A reasonably priced hotel with basic amenities. Well located just few feet from the metro station.

    ABDELILAH, 2 night trip, Oct 11, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    central location , found easily, helpful staff responses

    1 night trip, Jul 25, 2018

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  • 6,0.Good


    Hostal sencillo, tiene lo básico para la estancia, una mini cocina fuera me resulto barato poco más a destacar.

    Daniel, 2 night trip, May 3, 2021

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