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A question for the well-travelled... </Barcelona-centric>

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theorderingone
27 Feb 2008 - 9:09 PM

Hello!

Hopefully the well-travelled people here will be able to chip-in and help...

I've been charged with finding cheap! accommodation as close to the Parc del F˛rum in Barcelona as possible for myself, camera, lenses and laptop for a music festival I'll be covering over there at the end of May. All I need is a bed, a shower, and a door that locks. Some form of WiFi would be handy too! Wink

The problem is I haven't a clue where to start, and google searches so far haven't been all that fruitful.

If anyone can recommend either a good place to start looking, or a particular hotel/apartment/spare room with a lock, I'd be very, very grateful.

The emphasis is on CHEAP!!! Smile

Thanks in advance!

Gary

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Slippery_Jim
27 Feb 2008 - 9:24 PM

Try here to get you started

User_Removed
27 Feb 2008 - 9:25 PM

Where Jim?

Slippery_Jim
27 Feb 2008 - 9:26 PM

http://www.ymca.es/barcelona

theorderingone
27 Feb 2008 - 9:35 PM

Having a look NOW!

Cheers!

Any other suggestions?

Slippery_Jim
27 Feb 2008 - 9:39 PM

Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Time Out, Last Minute, Expedia and sites of that ilk

theorderingone
27 Feb 2008 - 9:42 PM

Oh dear. My Spanish isn't all that good (I get by with a phrase book, pictionary style drawings and plenty of apologies!) but that page only appears to have contact details for the Barcelona wing of the YMCA and their camping holidays.

A google search for YMCA hostel barcelona isn't all that fruitful either.

Thanks though. It's a start at least.

Any other suggestions?

theorderingone
27 Feb 2008 - 9:42 PM

Cheers Jim. I'll take a good look through those.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2008 - 9:45 PM

how about HostelWorld?

Geraint
Geraint  7715 forum posts Wales34 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2008 - 9:47 PM

Try or . I prefer hostelworld myself - have used them loads of times all over the world. I would rate Rough Guide better than Lonely Planet too.
Geraint

Geraint
Geraint  7715 forum posts Wales34 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2008 - 9:48 PM

Bloody links - can never get them to work!

www.hostelworld.com or www.hostels.com

EDIT: Beat me to it Cole!

Last Modified By Geraint at 27 Feb 2008 - 9:48 PM
MarkyMarc
MarkyMarc  9498 forum posts Canada
27 Feb 2008 - 9:52 PM

I've used http://www.hostels.com to find hostels in the past with good success.

theorderingone
27 Feb 2008 - 9:53 PM

The thing that worries me about hostels is security. Most have safe deposit boxes, but you'd never fit a laptop in one.

What have your experiences been like in this respect? (Does that sentence even make sense? My eyes hurt!)

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2008 - 9:56 PM

Thats is true, never leave your valuable.

Geraint
Geraint  7715 forum posts Wales34 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2008 - 9:57 PM

I've never had a problem personally. WHen you look up hostels on either website you can see a breakdown of what they offer. You could choose one with a high security rating or one that provides lockers free of charge. Many hostels now also offer free wi-fi access.

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