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1 room, 2 adults

Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal)

1-star1 star
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available
  • Smoke-free property
Carrer d'Arago, 281, Barcelona, Barcelona, 08009, Spain

Shopping hotel connected to the airport, steps from Passeig de Gracia
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Offsite parking discounted rates available
    • Smoke-free property

Restrictions related to your trip

Spain may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Hotel room was clean, white linens. The receptionist was very helpful, good service.…Nov 3, 2019
  • I was in a small room with a twin bed. The hotel lobby is on the 2nd floor. And the…Nov 5, 2019

Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal)

from €30
  • Single Occupancy Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Double or Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Private Bathroom
  • Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds, Private Bathroom

What’s around Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal)


  • In Eixample
  • Passeig de Gracia - 2 min walk
  • Casa Batllo - 3 min walk
  • Casa Mila - 7 min walk
  • Placa de Catalunya - 11 min walk
  • La Rambla - 13 min walk
  • Palau de la Musica Catalana - 13 min walk
  • Barcelona Cathedral - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Barcelona Intl. Airport (BCN) - 27 min drive
  • Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station - 7 min walk
  • Plaça de Catalunya Station - 11 min walk
  • Barcelona Franca Station - 27 min walk
  • Girona Station - 7 min walk
  • Passeig de Gracia Station - 7 min walk
  • Diagonal Station - 9 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Spain may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Please note: this property is located in the city's Low Emission Zone; only low-emission vehicles are permitted to enter. Guests with foreign license plates must register their vehicle with the city in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Discounted offsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Microwave in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Languages Spoken
  • Catalan
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal)’s small print

Also known as

  • Barcelona City Hotel Hotel Universal
  • Barcelona City Universal
  • Barcelona City Hotel Hotel Universal Barcelona
  • Barcelona City Universal Barcelona
  • Barcelona City Universal
  • Barcelona City Hotel Universal
  • Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal) Hotel
  • Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal) Barcelona
  • Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal) Hotel Barcelona


Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Measures to reduce infection (Spain) guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number HB-003925

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.72 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

Optional extras

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 21.00 per day

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 6 for adults and EUR 6 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal)

  • Does Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal) offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal) does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal)?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal)?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal)?
    You can check in from 1 PM - 3 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal)?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Marti Cafe & Bakery (3-min walk), Casa Amatller (3-min walk), and Somewhere (3-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal)?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Barcelona (5-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 55 reviews

Good 6.0
-the hotel room was tune and had no room for the luggage however the location is amazing and the room was clean
ca4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great value in a pretty nice location. Lacks direct sunlight and a fridge, bu besides that, it makes a nice choice short term choice.
Larry, us1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
no proper lobby available . dining area inadequate ,uncomfortable chairs and tables in dining area , cramped space, poor choice of food, cramped elevator . no bath rooms available other than in the bedrooms Not Ideal for family vacation.
us13 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our recent stay in Barcelona
Very welcoming reception. Helpful staff. Clean and safe environment. Decent breakfast. Very good WiFi. Fantastic location
Nilakantan, ca4 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
GREAT stay in Barcelona
the stay was very nice, easy, and very accessible and close to many nice things in Barcelona.
Chapman, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Simple room but very clean—great location but with that comes more noise from the street
Chris, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Good location and staff were really friendly and helpful. I had a single room which was small but did the job. Only issue I had was that the single bed frame was very basic metal and skeaked with any movement. I am a really light sleeper though so probably not an issue for most. That aside I enjoyed the stay.
Chris, gb3 night trip
Good 6.0
Excellent location near transit and Gaudi buildings. Breakfast was minimal. Room was clean and staff were very helpful with area info.
Gil, ca3 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Hostel not hotel
It's a hostel not a hotel!!!!
ca2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
This hotel had the most uncomfortable bed. My husband and I woke up with shoulder and back pain. The hotel is in a very nice location, shops and restaurants are within walking distance. It would have been nice if the hotel offered shuttle rides to and from the train station, especially when the taxi went on strike. The receptionist told us that the taxi issue was not their problem. The bathroom is renovated, but too slippery for elderly. Breakfast buffet was decent.
Jeanvie, us3 night family trip

Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal)