Centre Esplai Hostel

Centre Esplai Hostel

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#3 of 3 hostels in El Prat de Llobregat
3.4 of 5 bubbles
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Just 3 km from Barcelona's El Prat Airport, guests at Centre Esplai Albergue can reach the city centre in 40 minutes by bus and Metro. This hostel features an indoor swimming pool and accommodation with balconies.Set in a striking, colourful building, Centre Esplai Albergue has modern decor. Each air-conditioned room and dorm has Wi-Fi, and overlooks the hostel's grounds. There are either shared or private bathroom facilities.Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast in the Centre Esplai's restaurant, which is open for lunch and dinner. There is also a lounge area.The Centre Esplai's 24-hour reception can arrange bicycle hire and guided tours of Barcelona and the Llobregat Delta. Garraf Natural Park is less than 20 km from the hostel, while the beaches around Castelldefels can be reached in 15 minutes by car.Hotel Rooms: 74
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Indoor play area for children
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Wifi
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Billiards
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Catalan

Location

Calle Riu Anoia 42-54, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat Spain
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Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 45 out of 100
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Barcelona-El Prat Airport
Reus Airport
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active_traveller_UK wrote a review Feb 2020
Wakefield, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Well, 'budget' is relative as we are in Barcelona.

Very close to the airport - 2 stops on the PR1 from T2. Further on the same bus from T1. (A weird route.)

A huge place although not very busy when we were there in early February.
They didn't pay much attention to sound-proofing when they built it but we weren't much troubled as there weren't many people in.

A reasonable breakfast included (even though our booking had said not.) Apparently it is included for everyone. Packed breakfast can be booked if you want to leave before 7.00.

The room was clean. 4 bunk beds but we'd booked the whole room for 2.
There is a computer room (2 of 3 not seeming to be working) and wifi.

There was a fuss because, although I had booked through Booking.com and they had my booking, I hadn't taken a piece of paper to prove it. So I had to forward to them my emailed booking. A faff that I cannot understand as they had the booking! So take proof.
The staff were otherwise helpful.

Also: if you open the balcony doors beware of mosquitos - even in early February!
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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edi1979 wrote a review Mar 2023
Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is 5 min walk from Parc Nou metro station. Metro station is very close to the airport which is very practical for early or late night flights. Breakfast is ok and room also for price you pay. If you are ok with 30-45 minutes metro trips to city center, this place will be ok for you.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Guest Services, Atención al cliente/recepción at Centre Esplai Hostel
Responded May 17, 2023
Dear Edi,Thank you very much for your comments and rating. We love to hear that our guests are really satisfied. We hope to see you again soon. All the best,
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DarkAvenger12 wrote a review May 2022
Teesside
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Ok for just a one night stay as was close to the airport metro. However I had concerns about the cleanliness of the bathroom with some hairs on the floor. There were also mosquitos in the room which was very annoying . Hotel was noisy from both other guests and from the local wildlife (not sure whether it were birds or frogs/crickets in the surrounding gardens). Definitely not a place for a restful sleep. TV remote control was non functional and the Wi-Fi was extremely poor.
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Date of stay: May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Adam T wrote a review May 2023
Sutton, United Kingdom
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, friendly, very modern and on a mission.

Very close to the airport. Easy to get into Barcelona but definitely not in Barcelona. Friendly helpful staff, good plentiful food.

Would definitely use again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Guest Services, Atención al cliente/recepción at Centre Esplai Hostel
Responded May 17, 2023
Dear Adam, Thank you very much for your comments and rating. We love to hear that our guests are really satisfied. We hope to see you again soon. All the best,
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Vanessa H wrote a review Aug 2020
Newquay, United Kingdom
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a triple room and there were two single beds and a sofa with no sheets or pillows on the sofa, the shower was very dirty with scum on the floor, the toilet dirty with hairs in the seat, I went to reception and was not offered another room or indeed any bedding for my son, we decided to leave and asked for a refund, this was refused so we left to go to another hotel. The next day a complained to Booking.com and they contacted the hotel on my behalf but the hotel still refused to refund me because no one had complained before !!!!
Just scroll down the other reviews, I don’t mind basic when it’s a quick stopover near the airport but this place was FILTHY and the staff were totally unhelpful !
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ines Cosmen, Atención al cliente/recepción at Centre Esplai Hostel
Responded Nov 10, 2020
Thank you very much for your review. We really need to hear all the comments to be able to improve and to provide with a better service to our guests. We are really sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectation this time. It had been a misunderstanding in reference at your complaint with booking. We hope to see you soon in the future and be able to make you fell the real Centre Esplai experience.
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Mr N wrote a review Sep 2020
Dubai
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the misfortune to stay at this place last night. First thing that I noticed was the man at reception wasn’t wearing a mask. Given there’s a pandemic, I found this surprising.

It was a late check in close to midnight, so when I got to the room I had a shower and got into bed. Within minutes the first mosquito made itself noticeable. Over the next 5 hours, more and more appeared despite the room being apparently sealed. I killed more than 20 in this period. It’s apparent that other guests have had a similar problem as the walls (and sheets !?) have splat marks on them.

I went to reception at 5am to request another room as I hadn’t had any sleep by this point. The same non wearing mask man was there (still no mask) and told me I should’ve complained to reception about the mosquitos - That’s what I thought I was there doing..

An awkward conversation then took place where I was told it was time for me to check out anyway as on my door card holder, it stated that I was checking out that day. I had to remind the man that checkout was at midday and a short back and forth then followed. Eventually he agreed to give me a new room.

I was asked if I was given mosquito repellent when I checked in to which I asked if there was a known problem with mosquitos, to which he said “no, there is not a problem”. He didn’t have an answer when I asked why they are handing repellent out at check in.

I then go to the 2nd room looking forward to getting some sleep, and getting as far away from this place as possible when I woke up - only to find more mosquitos in that room too.

When I left I asked a lady again about this issue as she explained again that there was no problem, so I decided to leave it at that and asked for her to book me a taxi. While waiting in the lobby, I walked over to the window overlooking the garden area at the back, and sure enough there were a few mosquitos flying about on the inside of the window.

Don’t get me started on the cleanliness and noise in this place, many other reviews provide more details on that.

My summary is unless you are preparing for a jungle trip in Peru and want to test your sanity against an onslaught of airborne bloodsuckers, and want to avoid conversations with rude and unhelpful staff, I would avoid like the plague (pun intended).
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jonathan F wrote a review Sep 2022
Pyrenees-Orientales, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first and not last time staying here. The Eco concept is so good. FUNDESPLAI is a non- profit community which follows a social, educational and environmental framework..

It is very convenient for travel to the airport only 2 stops on the metro. With easy return journey to any onward journey from the city centre.
A friendly welcome and high standard accommodation and facilities. We stayed in a large, clean and comfortable room with a balcony and views. It even has an indoor swimming pool. Breakfast was free and reasonable.
Highly recommend you use this hostel.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Guest Services, Atención al cliente/recepción at Centre Esplai Hostel
Responded May 17, 2023
Hello Jonathan, Thank you very much for your comments and rating. We love to hear that our guests are really satisfied. We hope to see you again soon. All the best,
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xxx1096513 wrote a review Jan 2022
Northop, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 1night after travelling back from Andorra skiing.

Of course wasn’t expecting it to be amazing but expected the very least-clean bedding and relatively hygienic.

Absolutely filthy sheets, pillows. Smell of the room was disgusting. Mosquitos flying everywhere and splattered all over the walls/floor and even in the bedding.

We killed many before reluctantly going to sleep. We were so exhausted after skiing all day and travelling from Andorra we didn’t have the energy to take all our luggage back downstairs and make a complaint.

After hearing mosquitos buzzing around our heads all night long and scratching like crazy we finally woke at 3am and packed to leave extremely early and ahead for our flight.

The guy at reception-Salva I recall was his name looked surprised when I told him the situation upstairs, I don’t doubt for one minute this wasn’t the first time he has heard this complaint.

We were promised a refund by Salva, when he manager attended that day. That refund never came through. We couldn’t reach the hotel directly because they don’t answer the phone or answer their emails.

Booking.com have also tried to contact the hotel via email and call to retrieve our refund but even they can’t reach them!

Do not stay here is our advice. No way is a 3star.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eletric Violin L wrote a review Nov 2022
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
never again. find yourself any place but don't go there. the cockroaches are horning and the rooms are very dirty. if you stay there even worse, it doesn't clean anything. i'm traveling frequently but a place so dirty i had not seen. on the different sites you can find the fake photos that do not correspond to the real situation.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Guest Services, Atención al cliente/recepción at Centre Esplai Hostel
Responded May 17, 2023
Hello! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We are very disappointed to read that we have not met your expectations on this occasion.
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Diana L wrote a review Nov 2023
Placentia, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Place was new and large. Wish the cafeteria would open sooner than 8:00 pm for dinner as there is no restaurant around them since they are in an industrial area near the airport. Did not know they had breakfast to go and only found out from another visitor. Wish the staff would have mentioned it earlier.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dora asked a question Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom330 contributions106 helpful votes
What's the best way to get here from the airport? Bus? Underground? Taxi?
Answer from Timothy M
San Francisco, California293 contributions133 helpful votes
I took the underground subway. It was about a 4 block walk from the subway station.
Answer from Marta F
20 contributions9 helpful votes
I checked the official website and it is marked that there are buses running the whole day, even early in the morning (buses PR1, N17 and N16). Once on there, the staff at the front desk inform us where was the bus stop (4 minutes away walking) and also told us that if we needed a cab, they could call one for us -just 5 minutes after, the cab was at the front door!!!!!
annarg26 asked a question Nov 2021
Barcelona, Spain3,236 contributions1,057 helpful vote
Hemos visto que el albergue tiene restaurante buffet. ¿Qué precio tiene por persona?
El Prat de Llobregat, Spain
Hola, el precio de la comida o cena es de 8,80 € IVA incluido. Si quiere hacer reserva , diríjase a nuestra pagina web, albergueesplaibarcelona (Centre Esplai Hostel) Muchas gracias,
Answer from EsplaiHostel
El Prat de Llobregat, Spain2 contributions
Hola, si que hay enchufes en todas las habitaciones, evidentemente la corriente no se corta, es un sistema de tarjeta como funciona en otros establecimientos. Activando con tarjeta funciona la electricidad, cuando se quita la tarjeta se desactiva. Un saludo,
TerryParad wrote a tip Nov 2023
Stroud, United Kingdom1,268 contribution316 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"These are 6-bunk dormitory rooms...."
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Chloe wrote a tip Apr 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not book a room here"
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Sophie B wrote a tip Sep 2017
Jerusalem, Israel40 contributions34 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room near the elevators next to the reception."
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Javad H wrote a tip May 2017
Lisbon, Portugal3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Please don't choose these hostel, its terrible !!!"
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Gillchelt wrote a tip Jan 2017
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom163 contributions138 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room was a 4 single bunk room."
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C$95 - C$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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Frequently Asked Questions about Centre Esplai Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Centre Esplai Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Food 2050 (0.01 km), Scapandgo (0.7 km), and Parc Nou (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Centre Esplai Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Centre Esplai Hostel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Centre Esplai Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Centre Esplai Hostel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Centre Esplai Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mesón Galicia, CENTRIC Gastro, and El Caliu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Centre Esplai Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Centre Esplai Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to Centre Esplai Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (7.0 km), L'Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc (7.9 km), and Biblioteca Marta Mata (4.2 km).
Is Centre Esplai Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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