Thursday 30 May 2013

barcelona: where we stayed.

I'm finally writing my Barcelona blog posts! Yay! It's so lovely looking back and remembering all the awesome stuff Charli and I got up to, but it's also making me want to go back even more! I miss the sunshine and the adventuring! There will be about 7 (!) posts in all, including bars, food and market recommendations!

First up, our short journey from Bristol to Barcelona (it took about 1 hour 45 I believe!) we got to the hostel early, so dumped our bags with our lovely host, Ernesto, and went down to the local bar for a local beer! Yum!

Our wonderful hostel, Fabrizzio Petit Palace, is just north of Plaça de Catalunya, pictured below. We managed to figure out how to get the bus from the airport to Catalunya and navigate our way to the hostel, after wandering down C del Bruc for a while..

We found that it wasn't far from there at all, so quite close to La Rambla and also within walking distance of La Sagrada Familia

This was my first time staying in a hostel, and after hearing a few horror stories, I think I got extremely lucky! We had a private double room as we are both tiny humans and didn't mind sharing a bed! And it was HUGE! Plenty of space for all of our stuff! The other rooms seemed nice too - one slightly smaller double room, and a few dorm rooms.

There were also lots of shared spaces - a few bathrooms, a kitchen with everything you could need, a lounge area with massive telly and computers for the guests to use, a dining area and a terrace/balcony outside, which looks over a park with a big old water tower.

When we were at the hostel, we spent most of our time out on the balcony - drinking, eating stuff we'd cooked up in the kitchen (mainly chorizo bought from the local supermarket) and chatting to other guests.

The best thing about our stay at Fabrizzio Petit Palace however, was our host Ernesto. He was so friendly and welcoming, gave us loads of information and made us feel at home. We had a little chat with him everyday, and he even gave me a kiss and some extra eggs on my birthday morning! Charli and I were very sad to say goodbye to him, and keep reminiscing about how sweet he was!

I most deifnitely recommend this hostel as a perfect place to stay in Barcelona! When I go back I'll be staying here again :)


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  1. Looks lovely. My brother just got back from Barcelona today and it's making me very desperate to visit! Looking forward to the rest of your posts about your trip x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  2. It seems like it was such a lovely place, and all your pictures are so wonderful Lyzi! Can't wait to hear more about your trip! xxx

  3. I love Barcelona! I've been there a few times and it's such a fun city :) Seems like you had an awesome time! Great post!

    X Valérie

  4. aw this looks like such a lovely hostel - you were very lucky! gorgeous photos too <3

  5. I´m from Barcelona and I can say that the city has a special charm that makes you want to return.

  6. the place you stayed in looks absolutely lovely and i'm so jealous of your trip! i'd love to go to barcelona one day as i love all things spanish: food, language, the people etc.. looking forward to all your other posts about the trip


  7. This looks amazing, did you book to stay here beforehand or do they have an official website? looks like exactly what I need this summer! xxx

  8. WOW! I cant believe this is a hostel, it looks really nice!! It definetly challenges my perception of them! xx

  9. I cant wait for your next Barcelona posts! My Boyfriend and I are hoping to go next year seeing how much fun you had has made me so jealous! :(

    Cat xx

  10. That looks wonderful :) I've always heard crazy hostel horror stories so it's nice to hear they're not all full of weirdos! :P Looking forward to seeing the next posts! Rosie x

  11. The hostel looks amazing! and it looks like it was near to really cool places! :)
    Check out my personal blog :)

  12. Sounds like you had a great stay, I'm looking forward to reading these as Barcelona is the first port we stop in on our honeymoon cruise :) xx

  13. That looks and sounds like a fab hostel!
    Can't wait to read more,

    Rosie x

  14. This looks so nice! I stayed in a hostel in Barcelona in 2010 and it was DREADFUL! xx

  15. Sounds just wonderful!


  16. Looks like you had a great time! I've never stayed in a hostel before and also imagine the worst but it looks lovely where you stayed! Looking forward to your other posts! xx

  17. Ive always been a bit put off by hostels but this one looks pretty good. I really want to go to Barcelona, so jealous :( xx

  18. Great photos, looks like you had a great time. I would love to go to Barcelona! Hey, great post! I Just came across your blog and I love it, your style is amazing!

    I hope you can check out my blog too. Hopefully we can also follow each other as well if you would like to :)

  19. I'm headed to Barcelona in just over a month, this has just got me super excited! Looking forward to the rest of the posts :)


  20. Fab photos Lyzi, looks like you have a great time! Thanks for sharing :)


  21. Barcelona looks beautiful!!! And I love the way you put the blogpost together, what a nice way of editing photos!

    Catching Stars

  22. This is weird! I just went to Barcelona with my friends on an impromptu trip and stayed in what I thought was this hostel but from your pictures we stayed in a diff room - it was in a house with several levels, perhaps we were on a different floor? Our host was very nice and we had a tapas evening!

    I've talked to you briefly on Instagram too, I'm from Devon and recommended a Nigel Slater book! I love your blog!

  23. this is getting me so excited, i go in a bout 6 weeks! AHHH. I've never been either so i can't bloody wait.
    Looking forward to your other posts on it too. Hope your still holdin up while dougs away :)

  24. I love the writing on the wall!

    I've never stayed in a Hostel before, truthfully I don't know if I could after hearing countless horror stories. I'd doubt I would get lucky and find a nice one like you.

    Glad you had a good time.


  25. Look amazing! The hostel is so cute!

    Allie x

  26. ¡Hola!

    Lovely to see that you enjoyed exploring our city! Looking forward to seeing your other 6 posts dedicated to it.




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