The reception area of this friendly hotel is full of squashy, brown leather sofa scattered with papers for you to browse. There is a door off the lobby leading to a diner-style café where breakfast is served in the morning. The hotel has a restaurant called Sidreria which specializes in Basque cuisine. There is also parking and a laundry service available.
The rooms are spacious and sparse but comfortable. The rooms at the front of the hotel have direct sunlight for most of the morning. There are 170 rooms in all, triples are also available. Rooms have a telephone, TV and a safe box. The rooms at the front of the hotel may experience more noise as Paral.lel is one of Barcelona's main roads.
The Hotel Auto Hogar has a good location, just 10 minutes walk to Las Ramblas and to Plaça d'España and Montjuïc with it's beautiful Palau Nacional and Magic Fountain. Paral.lel is also a busy road scattered with cafes, restaurants and other amenities. Just opposite the hotel is a metro stop Paral.lel, a cash point, an arcade and a post box.
|Area around Hotel Auto Hogar|
|Area around hotel Auto Hogar|
The hotel is a short walk away from the Sant Antoni market which is mainly a fresh food market and is wonderful to stroll around. The road leading up to the market, Ronda Sant Pau is home to many other cafes as well as some newsagents and a couple of pharmacies.
The hotel is also good for business travellers as it is near one of Barcelona's business districts with the Palace of Congressors and the Fira Barcelona event halls.
The advanced booking transfers below are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate as normal and you will not be affected by the strike action.
Minibus shared transfer (advanced reservation required)
A shared minibus transfer option is cheaper than the private transfer. You would need to make your way to designated meeting point at the airport.
Private transfer (advanced reservation required)
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travel in one of the following car types (or similar): Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Citroen C5 or Peugeot 407. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.
Business class private transfer (advanced reservation required)
This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality service. This service is more expensive than the other tranfer services however you will be travelling in a higher quality vehicle than a regular private transfer. Mercedes vehicles are used and will be one of the following: Mercedes E Class, Minivan Mercedes and V Class Mercedes depending on the number of people in your group. The driver will be dressed appropriately for a business environment - dark suit and white shirt and will assist you with your luggage. The pickup point at the airport is specified on your booking voucher. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occassion.
Via Taxi A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.
Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €35.00
Via Train The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia station, in about 25 minutes. You then have to change at Passeig de Gràcia for the Green Line Metro to Paral-lel and your hotel is 1 minute walk from the metro stop.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.20
Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Plaça de Catalunya. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you then have to catch the Green Line Metro to Paral-lel and your hotel is 1 minute walk from the metro stop.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90
Car parks near Hotel Auto Hogar Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA BAMSA Paral.lel||Carrer de l'Abat Safont, 2||110 m|
|PROMOPARC Vilà i Vilà||Vila i Vila, 50||260 m|
The Hotel Auto Hogar Barcelona is a charming, basic hotel with a good atmosphere. Excellent value for money and near the centre this hotel would suit anyone from a business traveller on a budget to families.
Avenue Paral.lel, 64
08001 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Paral.lel (Green Line, L3) 1 minute walk