Casa Camper

Carrer Elisabets 11, Barcelona, Spain, 08001

Price from: £114

A bedroom at Casa Camper

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#38 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Location:
3.8
3.8
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
0
N/A
Public areas:
4.3
4.3
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Trendiness

Expert review of Casa Camper

A new concept in hotel design for the young at heart.

A short hop from Barcelona’s modern art gallery, the MACBA, the Camper provides something quite unique. Owned by the shoe people of the same name, it goes all out to break with convention, employing a minimalist aesthetic and quirky touches such as a hammock in the rooms, and providing a 24-hour ‘open bar’ downstairs. The design will be too stark and the concept a little gimmicky for some tastes, but the staff are fabulously helpful and the atmosphere is fun.

Location: 

Much has been written about the regeneration of the formerly sleazy Raval, but in fact it's just this part that's notably different. Here you'll find funky little boutiques and original art galleries, with the MACBA modern art gallery rising up like a great white glacier amid the alleyways.

Bedrooms: 

Standard rooms have their own lounge across a corridor (take note and pack respectable nightwear!), or for around 20 or 30 euros extra, you can get a suite with lounge and sleeping areas divided by a sliding door. Children under eight stay free, but you might want to check that your little ones aren't annexed over on the other side of the corridor.

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Public areas: 

As well as lobby/snack area, where you'll find stacks of books, and some oh-so-very-Raval design features (wooden bicycles hanging from the ceiling, huge funky prints of local shop façades), you'll find a covered terrace on the roof.

Eating and drinking: 

In the ground-floor bar, guests can help themselves to soft drinks, soup, sandwiches and salads.

Service: 

The staff seem universally helpful and well-informed.

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Who stays there: 

It's aimed at a more youthful market, but you will often bump into wealthy and bewildered middle-aged Americans, who weren't quite expecting what they got.

Price advice: 

A buffet breakfast is included in the price, there are free newspapers in the lobby and there's free WiFi throughout.

Pros: 
Separate sitting rooms
Free snacks
Cons: 
Sitting rooms bit TOO separate

More information on Casa Camper:

Price from:
£114
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Carrer Elisabets 11, Barcelona, Spain, 08001
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed
Neighbourhood:
Raval

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