Expert review on Hostal Drassanes in Barcelona
Hostal Drassanes is a central hostel that is located in the southern part of the Gothic Quarter is close to the old port.
The hostel offers modern double, twin and quadruple rooms with private bathroom. Recetion services include tour desk and luggage storage. Other facilities provided are safety deposit boxes, free toiletries, lockers, vending machines and hairdryer.
Surroundings of Hostal Drassanes
The property is situated in the old town of Barcelona, in the southern part of the Barri Gotic, a quarter known for its rich history and gothic architectural style. The hotel is relatively close to Port Vell, also named “the old port of Barcelona”, that is mainly visited during the summer. In the proximity of the hotel you will find a many restaurants, shops and cafes, which makes the area very active during the daytime. Moreover, the nightlife is vibrant with many bars, pubs and clubs open throughout the night, such as the Harlem Jazz Club.
Tourists who wish to find accommodation should note that the location is generally more expensive than other parts of the city, due to its popularity among tourists. Those who wish to select this hotel should take in consideration that the area is lively during the summer and therefore can get very crowded. Public parking is hard to find, which is why arriving with a private car is not recommended. However, the hotel is situated in a central location, which makes public transportation to be easily accessible, with bus stops within walking distance and two metro stations (Jaume and Drassanes).
The place is situated near Port Vell, or the old port of Barcelona. It is within walking distance to the central areas of the city, but also to the old port and the beach. Tourists can visit the Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument) and the Plaça de les Drassanes, take long walks along the shore, go shopping at the Mare Magnum mall and eat at the nearby restaurants. Since it is located so close to the center, however, guests at this accommodation can also easily visit the crowded Barri Gotic or the El Raval neighborhood, or make their way up the famous La Ramblas boulevard and enjoy the multitude of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants on the way. Public transportation is possible via the bus stations nearby the property.
The rooms at Hostal Drassanes
Hostal Drassanes offers 15 rooms.
This property is large, with several rooms spread over several floors, thus in case you have a problem with going up and down the stairs either for physical limitation or because you travel with kids and concern about the safety of the stairs you should take that under consideration. On the other hand, if you’re a big group that could be an advantage of this house over other options.
The property has several types of rooms that vary in size and quality. Because of that it’s recommended to check what option the hotel offers and which will fit you best. You may want take notice of the room type and how many guests the room can accommodate, room size, cancel option, whether breakfast is include or not and of course the price.
The house also combines hotel rooms with apartments for rent. Therefore, make sure what type of room or apartment will fit you best before you make the reservation. The house is very spacious, which is an advantage whether you come alone, as a couple, as a family or group.
In terms of the bathroom – in each room there is a private bathroom used only by room guests.
Hostal Drassanes Facilities
Wifi and Internet:
done Free internet throughout the hostel
AC and heating:
done Air conditioning and heating throughout the year
done there is an elevator
done Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.
Restaurant and Breakfast:
done There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby
done Continental breakfast is available
done The breakfast recieved good reviews by the guests
Balcony and Garden:
done Balcony / terrace in most of the rooms
done Luggage storage
done Ticket service
done Tour desk
done 24-hour front desk
priority_high Daily maid service (extra cost)
done Safe box
done Vending machine
done Hair Dryer
done Free toiletries