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Reviews of La Ciutadella Residence

Hostel | Passeig Pujades 33-37, Barcelona, Spain 08018

87.9% Overall Rating

141 out of 148 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/09/2014)

"The room was a small appartment including a small kitchen with a fridge, kitchenware and a stove for cooking, desk for working and a small table. Internet is by wire in the rooms. The place is clean and the breakfast is…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Gym
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note: For reservations arriving from 1st of Nov 2012 a tourist tax of 0.75€ per person per night with a will apply for the first 7 nights.

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87.9%

Overall Rating

141 out of 148 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'La Ciutadella Residence'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
87.2%
Safety
90.4%
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97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very helpful and the room itself was a good value for the money.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

02 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was a small appartment including a small kitchen with a fridge, kitchenware and a stove for cooking, desk for working and a small table. Internet is by wire in the rooms. The place is clean and the breakfast is very good for the overall price. Overall it is a very good option for those seeking a good accomodation at a modest price, specially in a tourist city like Barcelona.

Disliked: There is no AC in the rooms so it may be a bit hot in the summer. There is a WiFi only in the main hall.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Ashok Nageswaran

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

12 August 2014

Liked: location, cleanliness and spaciousness

Disliked: The location was a good one and hence it was a choice. For the price I paid, they can do a lot better. Upon check in, especially if you have taken an early morning train or flight, doesn't matter, they make you wait till 1.00 pm and no considerations. It s a common sight that people with heavy bags and tired faces waiting at the reception till the clock strikes 1 pm and the process starts. In the mean time you are forced to listen to the loud mouthed person besides the reception whose only job seems to be eating , drinking, singing loud and yapping loud. The room is decent sized and the bathroom is small but ok. The internet wifi works only in the reception area as the rooms don't have wifi, so if you have a ipad or phone, you have to come down everytime. The room is a blazing furnace that you sweat, sweat profusely through out your stay. the fan is a tiny one which despite keeping 2 cm away from me whole day and night, didn't help. There s a kitchen and also breakfast facility which is good and decent. The computer and printer doesn't work. There s an weighing scale if you want to weigh your luggage before your departure. The bus station is really close by and plaza catalunya is a decent 20-30 mt walk. They could do a lot better for the price. The second time I visited Barcelona, for the same price, I got a 4 star property near the airport. Its definitely private and safe, but the overall heat in the room, reception is unbearable. Lots of improvements suggested heat in the room, professional service, consideration if people come a bit early, internet wifi in room and ofcourse stopping of munching and yapping and singing of the person next to the reception.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good single rooms

Disliked: not super clean

100.0%
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Andrea Zajickova

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2014 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: I recommend this acommodation, all was very good: - room furniture is simple but useful, in room is small kitchen, - every days clean towels and bed-linen, - good choice in breakfast - toast, salami, cheese, yogurt, fruit, donuts, cereals, marmelade ... to dring coffee, tee, milk and cocoa, - one computer and printer to use for visitors, - receptionist was very kind and she speak english, - very good locality - near to beach and memories, - wi-fi access to internet in collectively spaces, cable access in every room.

Disliked: ---

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: no

Disliked: no

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kelly Newton

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2012 Kelly would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were great, nice to have our own bathroom and mini kitchen.

Disliked: Opening the lock was a bit fiddily

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

SuJ'n Chon

With my spouse / partner

City break

07 September 2012 SuJ'n would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Free (albeit basic) breakfast. Laundry room.

Disliked: They are university dorm rooms, so expect that.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Duarte Nuno Barbosa

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2012 Duarte Nuno would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was great.

Disliked: Duarte Nuno left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the place is at walking distance from the see.....an evening stroll of 1 km takes you there. It is very well connected by both bus and tram. (Welington and Marina are very close). The breakfast is nice. Supermarket Lidl is also very close by (150 m). A small kitchen is very handy.

Disliked: no air conditioner. but the available fan in the room does the job well. The window of the room has only 2 positions, either completely closed or open. It can not be kept tilted. :(. A big minus from my side.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference
Romantic getaway

16 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice simple rooms with a small kitchen and fridge making it able to cook your own food. Didn't have everything for cooking but enough to make a simple dish.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Immaculate room. Great location. Value for money second to none (our hotel in Lloret for the remainder of our holiday was not as nice!). Excellent breakfast. It's above and beyond what you'd expect for your money when booking to stay in a hostel.

Disliked: No complaints.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Chaz Arnold

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2012 Chaz would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel provided many amenities that other facilities do not including towels, toiletries, a hearty breakfast, a in-suite kitchen, and internet access in the lobby. The location was within walking distance to the majority of the noteworthy attractions, including parks and the beach, yet was not crowded with people. For that reason, security was above average.

Disliked: No air conditioning in the rooms, but a fan is provided and the windows open completely.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I've got my own key suitable both for the main hotel's door and my room door- so I could leave the hotel any time i liked and back at any hour having key with me - absolutely independent. Hotel cleaning service was ok. The property location 75% - 15 to 20 min walking distance to city centre. Safe neighbourhood!

Disliked: Personel did not speak english or very little!!!!!!!!! Cleaning service at all!!! Internet available only at reception, printer out of order, lack of safety deposits in rooms.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Having a very good location; cleanliness, safety and value for money are the positive sides of the hostel, moreover, the breakfast was for free and rich.

Disliked: nothing

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Bad Internet conection

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Actually is a student residence, I think that everything is good.

Disliked: Everything's ok.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: breakfast

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was quiet, clean and had private rooms available for a very reasonable rate. The breakfast was excellent (fruit, yogurt, cereal, toast with various spreads, coffee/milk/juice, meats and cheeses) and secure parking was included in the price of the room. The hostel offered free internet. Staff were professional and helpful, and those working during the day all spoke fairly good English (the security guards who take over at night speak very little English, however. If you are arriving late, it would be helpful to have your reservation information printed off as this may make communication easier). There is also a really beautiful park just across the street from the hostel.

Disliked: This does not reflect on the hostel directly, which is actually very secure, but you should keep a close eye on your valuables when walking in the surrounding neighbourhood. We had a ruck-sack stolen from the back seat of our car as we were waiting to pull in to the parking lot! Violent crime does not seem to be a problem, but theft is. That being said, I didn't get the impression that this part of Barcelona was worse than others with regards to those problems.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: single room was big

Disliked: ask when you reserve for a quiet room

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Heat in the room!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

18 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and quiet hostel. It is university dormsץ

Disliked: It is 30 min walk from the city center.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Wilhelmus Th. J. van Ham

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2011 Wilhelmus Th. J. would recommend this property

Liked: It is close to the city, opposite of a very nice park. The appartements are good value for the money you pay.

Disliked: The bilding, it self has totally no atmosphere, but who care it is only for a few days.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really good location, near to the beach and restaurants but isn't noisy at all. Staff was great, and good basic breakfast.

Disliked: Only minus is that there's no air-condition..It gets 'pretty' warm...