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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I have just returned from a 3 night stay on Barcelona and I cannot recommend Pension Mariluz enough. It is basic in terms of accommodation but Barcelona is the type of city where you will be out and about all day anyway. The staff were super friendly and helpful - going the extra mile. Everything was so clean and tidy. It's positioning in the city was perfect- surrounded by lots of lovely bars, shops, cafes and restaurants. I would definitely stay there again.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Becky D
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Mariluz P, Director de Recepción at Pension Mariluz, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! We're glad that you enjoyed your time in our place and really hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Very nice place, small but clean rooms, cleaned daily. Clean shared bathrooms. Small kitchen equipped with a fridge, electric hob, microwave, kettle and crockery. Helpfull staff. Great location, close to La Rambla and to the beach.

Stayed: October 2016
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Mariluz P, Director de Recepción at Pension Mariluz, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2016

Thanks a lot for leaving your feedback! It help us a lot! Please, don't hesitate to contact us for your next visit. Best regards,

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Reviewed September 30, 2016

First of all, as many people have mentioned there are a lot of stairs and that's the first thing you're gonna notice about your stay here. That said, we were fully aware of this before booking. We went with our baby and a pushchair and the stairs did become a chore, especially when the lights turn off after a few minutes unless you reactivate them.

Overall though, our room was clean and the staff maintain the place well, cleaning the rooms and bathrooms daily. Our towels were also changed every 2 days. The bathrooms and toilets are communal and during our stay a few disrespectful guests would leave lights on, leave dirty towels on the floor and not clean up after leaving hairs in the shower or bottles of shampoo. That's not the fault of the staff here but it is worth mentioning that you will be sharing these facilities. The rooms come with aircon which was great for us after a hot day of walking around Barcelona.

This pension is in an ideal location in the heart of the Gothic quarter, just a short walk away from La Cathedral and La Rambla. You'll find plenty of places to eat within a 5 minute walk and a large corner shop just a few meters away from the room.

The pension even did a basket of clothes washing for us for 7 euro (although they don't normally do this) we were staying for 6 days and had a bunch of baby clothes to wash.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Brad P
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Mariluz P, Director de Recepción at Pension Mariluz, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2016

Dear Brad,
Thank you for your comments.
As we explained you, you can leave the baby stroller downstairs so you don't have to bring it up and down everytime. However, we are not responsible for any items left outside the hostel premises (which are just the flat 2º1ª), that's why we recommend to bring up the strollers at night and store them in the reception.
The lights on the stairs have a timer (it's something common to avoid irresponsable use of electricity) and it's true that sometimes it turns off in the worst moment, but it happens to all of us, believe me!
Concerning to the shared facilities, we really do try to maintain them clean. Not only the cleaning maid, the receptionists clean the facilities at least once during every shift and keep mopping the floors and removing trash constantly. However, depending on how many people are using the bathrooms at the same time, if some of those people don't respect the advices on the doors and leave everything messed up and considering that the receptionists might have some other work to do, sometimes you'd find the bathrooms dirty, of course. During your next visit you can ask for a room with private bathroom.
We really hope to see you soon! Regards,

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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

The location of this place is great! We were walking distance to La Rambla and so many great food and shopping locations. The metro was also so close it made getting around the city easy breezy.

There were a lot of stairs to climb and no elevator, so at the end of a long day of walking, it wasn't my favourite thing to climb them, but it wasn't terrible. The room itself was very cozy, the only annoying thing was the room was located right by the main check in area and the guy who worked at night often had sports games on, and the TV kept me up a little bit. I imagine the other rooms are quieter, and not everyone would be bothered by that.

There was also a little kitchen area where you could get filtered water and put some groceries in the fridge, which was very nice.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Krista R
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Mariluz P, Director de Recepción at Pension Mariluz, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2016

Dear Krista,
Thank you so much for leaving your feedback! We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
It's true that the first room (next to the reception) isn't specially quiet because of the front door but you shouldn't have any disturbance from the receptionist. We'll talk with the night staff right away to solve this problem.
Thanks a lot for your understanding. Please, conctact us for your next visit to Barcelona.

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Reviewed July 29, 2016

(Stayed with 3 friends) My only negative is: on the first night, I found my bedding wasn't clean. But this was quickly resolved by the receptionist who immediately provided me with new bedding and covers.

I'm glad the negative is out of the way because other than this, I have to say our stay here was excellent. The staff were amazing. Extremely helpful, nice, and honestly great people.

Another great thing you'll love about this hostel is that as soon as you walk onto the street, there's a little grocery store to your left. We would pick up a bottle of water & some fruit every day before we left for the day. We found this to be quiet budget friendly and helpful.

The location is also great, you're in the middle of all the exciting places. Just make sure you're ready to climb the three flights of stairs back up to the hostel after a long day!

It was pretty quiet when we stayed there. The atmosphere was relaxed and we all managed to sleep fine with no noise etc.

All in all, great place to stay. Next time I visit Barcelona, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
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1  Thank AH H
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Mariluz P, Director de Recepción at Pension Mariluz, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Dear guest,
Thank you so much for your feedback! Sometimes, even if we wash the sheets with hot water and first quality products, some hard stains won't go off. We check this when making the beds but unfortunately that day we missed the sheet in your bed. We're deeply sorry about it!
We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and we're looking forward your next visit!

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