Location and price
Not easy to find at first
The best feature of Bed and Breakfast Via Laietana is location in historical centre of town and styling of living house: it creates a sense that you are a citizen of the town.
There is only instant coffee for breakfast - it's a problem when you don't like it.
Clean, and good location.
It was difficult to find, nothing outside saying that the hostel was there.
Cheap for a room in the city centre. Convenient location. Friendly staff though she's always absent - you have to knock on her room door for an issue. Best thing is the kitchen. You can buy local fruits and snacks and eat there. Some guests even cooked. It's the best spot in the whole house.
Sorry to say there are too many things I don't like. There's so much potential to this place and it really needs to buck up. For God's sake, paint the wall - it's extremely dirty & still has the dirt and marks of previous home owner. Rooms are not cleaned everyday so don't stay longer than 2 days. Smell of humidity. You can open up the windown but the air is polluted. Extremely noisy from traffic noise, I felt like I was sleeping on the street. Squeezing 2 showers into 1 bathroom while rendering 1 sink useless just don't make sense. No internet, no Wi-Fi - it will never work and they won't fix it. Staff has a surrendering can't-do attitude. Bed is too old. Stay at maximum 1 night or you may feel miserable.
Impossible to sleep without ear plugs - it ´s situated on very noisy street! On top of that there are 2 lines of metro under it - and you can very clearly recognize, which train just approached the station.
Central location, basic accomodation, good basic breakfast
The room and the rest of the hotel were clean. The price was not excessive,. but i found a *much* better place (a 3-star hotel, with ensuite facilities, wi-fi etc) for just 4 euro per day more.
Almost everything. (1) they demanded full payment (for nine days) as soon as I arrived - but they already had my credit card details (2) they also demanded a "deposit" of 30 euro, but without explaining what it was for. (3) my room was not cleaned once during my stay. And (4) most important (this explains (1) to (3)) , there were no staff present in the hotel for about 21 hours a day. Hopeless!
I loved staying here.The staff was lovely and my room was convenient to everything. I will stay here again next year for certain.
I rated cleanliness fair only because the building was under construction and there was alot of dust. The staff tried to stay ahead of it.
Very good location
It was very noicy, as the windows of our room were to the very busy street.
The apartment was agreeable, giving a sense of being at home. It was great to use the kitchen to prepare your meal. The apartment was near every thing in the downtown.
We arrived during a holiday. There were poor indications where to find the apartment within the main building. We had to knock in different doors … Would be great to have TV in the bedrooms.
With a stay at AinB Born-Via Laietana, you'll be centrally located in Barcelona, steps from Palau de la Musica Catalana and 3 minutes by foot from Barcelona Cathedral. Featured amenities include express check-out, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).