Frequently asked questions
HOW LONG IN ADVANCE CAN I CANCEL MY RESERVATION FREE OF CHARGE?
We have two differents rates: Flexible and Pre-payment
- Flexible: We will charge the 15% of the total amount as a deposit. This deposit it´s not refundable. You will pay the rest of the amount at the check in. In case of no show you will be charged the first night of your stay (we will discount the 15% deposit you already paid).
- Pre-payment: This rate it´s a discounted rate and nonrefundable rate. You cannot be refunded for the reservation if at any time you decide to cancel.
HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO THE HEART OF THE CITY?
We are located at the top of the most central street of Barcelona: Passeig de Gràcia, 116. Walking to Plaça Catalunya - the heart of the city- it is a fifteen minutes walk.
The public transport is very close to Casa Gracia: our metro station is Diagonal and it is right there. Moreover, we have several buses stations that will take you anywhere.
But well, Barcelona has not only the Passeig de Gràcia and its luxury shops. When leaving the hostel, if you turn right instead of left, you will discover the neighborhood that defines us: Gràcia! It is the most magical and authentic neighborhood of Barcelona, and a great way to get to know the local culture.
Get local and mingle with the natives!
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT METHODS?
You can pay in cash (only euros €) or by card, with VISA, VISA ELECTRON,
MASTERCARD, MAESTRO and AMERICAN EXPRESS.
IS THERE ANY BOOKING FEE?
No, there is no booking fee when making a reservation directly on our website.
CAN I GET A TOP OR BOTTOM BUNK AHEAD OF TIME?
In case you are sleeping in a bunk, you can write a comment when making the reservation and we will do our best to assign a bed of your choice.
WHERE CAN WE PARK OUR CAR?
It is very difficult to park free in the center of the city. We do not have parking in the building but a special agreement with a local car park very close. Rates are 25€ per day.
IS THERE A LIMIT ON HOW LONG I CAN STAY?
Yes, you can book a maximum of one month! We love you but not that much.
DO YOU ACCEPT GROUP BOOKINGS?
Yes, we do. In fact we love group bookings.
Write us to firstname.lastname@example.org, we are waiting for you!
IF MY FRIENDS AND I MADE A BOOKING FOR BEDS IN CASA GRACIA, CAN WE ALL BE ALLOCATED IN THE SAME ROOM?
When making the reservation, please add this comment and we will do our best to accommodate you. However, please consider that in high season it may be quite challenging to assign all your friends beds in the same dorm if you choose a shared room. Of course, for private room bookings, by definition, you and your friends will have a private room for just yourselves.
ARE YOU PET FRIENDLY?
At this moment, our Casa does not welcome pets, we know you will miss them... However, pictures of your pets are actually welcome.
DO YOUR PRICES INCLUDE TAXES?
Our prices include VAT. There is a touristic tax applied upon arrival – €0.72 per person per night.
IS YOUR HOSTEL SECURE AND SAFE?
Yes, we make sure our Casa is always safe and secure. Our front door is always closed, but you can ring the bell and we will buzz you in instantly. There are cameras in all common areas and the hallways and our reception desk is open 24 hours. Moreover, security service is guarding during afternoon and night.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING HOURS? WHEN CAN I CHECK IN?
Our Benvingut (reception) is open 24 hours so we are willing to help you anytime you need.
Check in opens at 15:00h. Should you arrive earlier, if your room has already been cleaned and is ready to be used, we will be happy to check you in. Otherwise, we can store your luggage while you take a walk in the city, it’s proven to be more comfortable than carrying it on your back.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PRESENT AT CHECK IN?
In order to check in, we will need some photo ID even if you are EU citizen or from outside of the EU. We do not accept driver license or student IDs. It facilitates the check in process if you have your reservation confirmation number at hand when checking in. You don’t need to have it printed, writing it on your forehead could be really useful but also disorient many people.
HOW MUCH ARE TAXIS ARE FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOSTEL?
They are approximately between 30-40€ and the journey lasts 25 minutes.
If you are interested, our Casa offers a shuttle service upon request. To find out the prices for a specific transfer and to reserve the service, just ask to “Benvingut”.
HOW DO I GET TO CASA GRACIA WITH PUBLIC TRANSPORT?
* By train:
There are signs inside the terminal towards the train platform. From the airport there is only one train leaving towards the city, so you can't miss it. Get off at Passeig de Gracia station. You can either come out of the station and walk 4 blocks up to Passeig de Gracia 116, or switch from the train to the metro Line 3/green line, and get off at the next stop, Diagonal. We're located 2 minutes away from Diagonal metro stop. Come out, cross Diagonal Avenue and we're at Passeig de Gracia 116. Welcome!
*By metro from the airport:
From the airport, take the L9 Sud line in Zona Universitària direction, and get off at the same stop. There, take the L3 in Trinitat Nova direction. Get off in DIagonal. We're located 2 minutes away from Diagonal metro stop. Come out, cross Diagonal Avenue and we're at Passeig de Gracia 116. Nice to meet you!
The Aerobus leaves directly from outside the terminal (signs in the terminal building) and it costs 5.90 € one-way or 10.20 € return ticket. Get off at Plaça Catalunya. Now, you have two options:
Take the subway Line 3/green line from Plaça Catalunya to Diagonal. We're located 2 minutes away from Diagonal subway stop. Come out, cross Diagonal Avenue and we're at Passeig de Gracia 116.
Bus: take the bus 24. The station is “Passeig de Gràcia- Diagonal”. Hop off carefully (through the door if possible) and you made it!
*From Girona or Reus airports:
Take the bus to Estació del Nord. There, just take the subway from Arc de Triomf Line 1/red line to Plaça Catalunya. At Plaça Catalunya you can take the bus 24 or take the subway: change to Line 3/green line to Diagonal We're located 2 minutes away from Diagonal subway stop. Come out, cross Diagonal Avenue and we're at Passeig de Gracia 116. Hello!
* From the Port of Barcelona:
From the port, take the corresponding bus and get off at Columbus monument.
Walk to Drassanes subway stop and take the L3/ green line to Diagonal. Come out, cross Diagonal Avenue and we're at Passeig de Gracia 116, your Casa away from home!
HOW MUCH IS IT FOR LATE CHECK OUT?
Check out is 10 AM. However, if you want to sleep in, you can have a late check out for an extra charge of €10 per hour.
ARE THE SHEETS AND TOWELS INCLUDED ON THE PRICE?
Yes, sheets and towels are included. Moreover, we have a daily and free cleaning service for you!
HOW MUCH IS IT FOR A LOCKER?
We have a free and safe luggage room where you can leave your belongings before check in and after check out.
In all rooms we have free lockers but you will need to bring your own paddock.
ARE THE ROOMS MIXED GENDER ROOMS?
We believe in diversity, therefore most of our dorms are for both genders. However, if you prefer it you can book our dorms only for girls with girls’ stuff.
DO YOU HAVE ROOMS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE?
Yes. Everyone is welcome in our Casa, so we made sure to have rooms adapted for disabled people´s needs. There are ramps in the building and an elevator.
IS THERE A CURFEW?
There is no curfew; you can enter and leave the hostel as you please.
IS THE BREAKFAST INCLUDED?
Breakfast is not included, but pay attention when you book because sometimes we go crazy and give it away! Breakfast buffet is at the Principal, and in our gastrobar you can find some other options such as our delicious cakes (must try them, either for breakfast or tea time!).
DO YOU SELL MEALS?
You can have lunch or dinner in our restaurant La Paisana and get to know the gastronomical local offer: we cook for you the well-known “tapas” with a fusion touche, accompanied with a large list of local wines.
CAN I BRING MY MEALS DOWN IN THE RESTAURANT?
Not really, bring your own meals down in La Paisana is not allowed. But you have a wonderful terrace and dining room up to the hostel where you can also cook your own meal.
CAN I COOK MY MEALS?
We own a fully equipped kitchen where you are able to prepare your own meals. We are located at the very center of the city so you have several supermarkets in the area where to buy food.
If you want to store your meals, here there are several large fridges where you can store your food – just write your name, room number and check-out date on your food. Optionally, you can also add a “Can’t touch me” post-it note.
DO YOU HAVE LAUNDRY SERVICE?
Yes, our laundry is right next to the terrace, on the first floor. You can go there any time you wish, dirty laundry is washed at Casa!
WHAT CAN I FIND IN THE BATHROOM INCLUDED ON PRICE?
All the rooms -private and shared- have their own private bathroom.
You will find free towels in all the rooms, and hairdryer, free shampoo and soap if you have booked a private room. In case you are in a shared room, you can ask for the hairdryer at “Benvingut”.
IS THE WIFI WORKING PROPERLY?
Yes, our WIFI signal is strong as Popeye: there is free Wi-Fi in all rooms and common areas.
CAN I BRING ALCOHOL IN MY ROOM?
No, there is no drinking or smoking allowed in any of the rooms. If you want to drink and relax you're welcome to do so on our BIS where you can taste our special cocktails. Open every day till 2am!
HOW CAN I GET INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN BARCELONA?
Just contact our “Benvingut” desk! Our crew will give you all the information you need and things you can do while in Barcelona. They are all very up-to-date with what’s going on in the city. You only have to give them your Barcelona wish list and they will provide you the plan to fulfill it!
You should know that The Crew is very familiarized with our neighborhood of Gràcia so they can recommend you coffee shops, bars, local shops and places to visit. It is great to get to know the most popular buildings in Barcelona but we also want you to live like a local, and in Gràcia you will feel embraced by our culture.
WHY THE STAFF IS CALLED THE WILLY’S?
It’s an easy play on words. Our staff is friendly and hospitable, and they are willing to help you anytime with anything you need. Do not hesitate to ask for information or suggestions! The crew will always give you choices and great answers!
DO YOU ORGANIZE SOME ACTIVITIES?
Of course, we have lot of activities for you! You only have to check our calendar.
First of all, there are our daily activities: join to our yoga class for the mornings, live the theatre performances for the evenings! Every night we have a different music style: jam sessions, indie, brazilian music, DJ sessions and much more. We bring for you from well-known artists to emerging!
Moreover, you only have to check the calendar to figure out what’s going on this week: we organize art exhibitions, movies sessions, cultural, wellness and gastronomic activities. It is the perfect way to get to know our local culture and meet people from Barcelona, since these events are not only for our guests but for the local people. Just join us and feel embraced by our culture as a beloved son!
IF IT’S MY FRIEND’S BIRTHDAY, CAN I ASK YOU TO MAKE SOMETHING SPECIAL?
Of course! If you are celebrating a birthday, your honeymoon or whatever, just let us know! You can write us in advance when making your reservation or just tell us at the “Benvingut” desk when you arrive. We love these special moments so we will find a way to collaborate! Details make the difference and not every years it’s someone’s anniversary. Or is it...
CAN I BRING MY AFFAIRS AT THE ROOM?
Sorry to be a spoilsport but bringing your affair or some other visitor at the room means paying an extra charge! There is no problem to bring them to La Paisana, the BIS Club, De Tranquis or other common spaces. We love meeting new people, amigo! Com més serem, més riurem. But well, sleeping is not free of charge.
WHERE CAN I SEND MY PROPOSAL FOR AN EVENT?
As you will see, we have a big space for carrying out different events. We will be glad to receive your suggestions so you can write us to email@example.com. Let us make you shine!
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT CASA GRACIA?
Every week we have a wide range of events: theatre performances, art exhibitions, wellness and gastronomic activities. To figure out what’s going on this week or month, just check our programme at the calendar or you can directly ask to Benvingut!
WHAT’S THE COST OF THE EVENTS?
The cost depends of each event: some of them are free and some are not. You only have to check our calendar where the price is specified for each activity.
If you are a guest of the hostel, you have an advantage because most of these activities are totally free as a bird.
HOW CAN I BOOK AN ACTIVITY? DO I NEED TO PAY IN ADVANCE?
If you would like to join to one of our activities, you only have to write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: name and name of the activity. But you can also book the activity directly at the Benvingut desk.
IS THERE A OBLIGATORY CONSUMPTION ENTRY FOR THE FREE EVENTS?
No, we are not going to obligate you because we are absolutely sure that you are going to do it anyway.
We have a carte of cocktails and wines that is irresistible. Do not drink, just take a look at our wide list of gintonics. Or at our author’s drinks. Or at the typical cocktails you know so well but with a creative touch that make them unique. Yes, just that: take a look and then let’s see if you are capable of rejecting them. Perhaps we are showing off a little bit, too many gintonics...
DO I NEED TO BE A HOSTEL PARTNER/GUEST FOR GOING INTO LA PAISANA AND THE BIS? AND FOR JOINING TO THE EVENTS?
No, absolutely! Everybody is welcome here: we are open to our local people, not exclusively to the hostel guests. Once you come, you can leave your data to become a partner of our Casa Gracia Club in order to be aware of the news and our weekly cultural offers. Friends will be friends.
WHAT’S THE OPENING AND CLOSING HOURS FOR LA PAISANA AND THE BIS?
La Paisana opens every day from 7am to midnight. After breakfast, lunch is served from 12pm to 7pm, and dinner from then on. If you’re hungry, we take care of it anytime!
BIS opens from Tuesday to Saturday from 8pm to 2am.
IF I NEED A QUIET PLACE TO WORK OR STUDY, WHERE CAN I GO?
We have different common spaces at the hostel for you such as the terrace, the library or the dining room, but we suggest you our new space: De Tranquis room, a quiet and relaxing place (with WIFI, of course!) where you can bring your laptop and have a cup of coffee or tea from our wide list. The Bis is NOT recommended for that.
DO YOU HAVE VEGETARIAN MEALS? AND FOR GLUTEN INTOLERANTS?
Yes, we do. Down in La Paisana and De Tranquis, you will see in our menu that all the meals are marked with signs according if they are vegetarians, vegans, with lactose, without gluten or modifiable (change some ingredient). We want to make it easier to everybody, except maybe for cannibals.
CAN I RENT THE SPACES FOR A PRIVATE EVENT?
Yes, of course! Just send us your request and all the possible information to email@example.com and we will always answer you!