3 augustus 2018
Disappointment in relation to offers in the same district.
Some objective issues after the visit to Absolut Stay at 27.07.2018 - 02/08/2018:
We rented this hostel after suggestions and opinions on the internet. This was our 14 (!) visit in Barcelona. We know this city very well and have stayed in many places with different standards. Previously, we have been offering Booking.com, Airbnb, Accor etc .. We travel a lot and know hotels and hostels in Europe and outside Europe. Unfortunately, it was not nice now.
We have no objections to "current" cleanliness at Absolut Stay because almost every day we changed towels and sheets (once we only forgot and 2 days we had the same towels). We have reservations about the standard of the room compared to the price.
Where do the two hotel stars appear in the offers of this hostel? (!)
After the delay of the plane and after entering the hostel, we learned from the owner about various, strange "rules of the place" (a form of a nice welcome). Form of "Welcome lecture". Discouraging.
Here are our perceptions at the hostel for 100 Euros / day
1. An absolute ban on inviting any guests to the hostel even for a minute (there was no information in the description of this hostel until 31/07/2012 at booking.com). It did not concern us but it upset us at the start and it was not nice at the entrance to the hotel. In the summer, most young (and not only) people going to Barcelona after a year of hard work want to go there, experience some romance or fun. Paying for your own room at Absolut Stay forces them to go on dates in the public park or under the bridge. They will not invite anybody to their room because they do not have to pay them for their money! This should be on the site before someone pays here for their "own room in Barcelona".
2. Another, slightly brazen information suggesting max 5 minute baths? Weak. We all love nature, Spain and we are ECO but without exaggeration on hot days with 36 * C.
Good location but in Barcelona there really are no bad locations.