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Pensión Miami
Pensión Miami Barcelona is hidden away, just off Calle Joaquin Costa, in the heart of the Raval district. The street contains much of the spirit of the area - it is rough around the edges. However, it has a sense of activity and vibrancy of life that is worth experiencing. The street's busy fruit shops, value stores and takeaways are interspersed with interesting bars and independent clothes shops.

The hotel itself is very simple. It is tucked away down a small side street towards the top of Calle Joaquin Costa, just before Plaza de la Universitat. It is necessary to ring a bell to be let into the building. The lobby area is small but clean, if slightly lacking in natural light. In general, the pensión staff are friendly and helpful in answering questions.

The pensión provides accommodation for travellers looking for an affordable place to lay down their head in a central Barcelona location. Its lack of 'frills' allows it to maintain low prices in the town centre. Based in Raval, less street-wise travellers should ensure that they are cautious in coming to and from the hotel. However, it is a well-located, clean and affordable option.

Hotel Facilities

There is no pool or gym in the hotel. There is no restaurant or bar. The reception desk is open 24 hours.

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Business Facilities

There are no meeting or conference rooms in the hotel. There is also no internet access available.

Facilities for People with a disability

There are no rooms in the hotel that are suitable for people with a disability.


There are a total of 38 rooms in the hotel. Rooms in the hotel are Doubles, Twins or Triples. It is possible to order an extra bed for the rooms at a surcharge. There are also free cots available for the rooms on request.

Most of the hotel rooms face a small street. There are no balconies. However, the pensión is close to a larger street that is popular for its bars. Those wishing for a more quiet night's sleep should request an interior room.

All rooms provide air-conditioning, a radio and a colour television.

Betty Fords
Betty Fords

Hotel Location and Facilities

The hotel is located just off Calle Joaquin Costa. This is a lively street that is popular amongst Barcelona locals. During the day it offers many shopping opportunities, from fruit and vegetables to clothes and records. Chandal is a shop offering all things retro, such as seventies style telephones, dinner sets and models of characters from eighties films. It also contains a small clothing section and a selection of records.

Betty Fords is a bar, also on Calle Joaquin Costa. It is small and personal, with friendly staff and comfy banquette seating. It is popular in the day amongst those looking for a quiet drink or hungry for one of their famous burgers. At night it comes alive and is packed with a fashionable crowd who come in search of well-made cocktails.

Just opposite the pensión there is an interesting bar called Frutti Pop. It offers a kitsch style - the walls are adorned with pictures of old film icons, the bar is backed by red curtains and various chandeliers hang from the walls and ceiling. It is popular on weekday evenings when local DJs offer an eclectic music selection.

Frutti Pop Plaza de la Universitat
Frutti Pop Plaza de la Universitat

At the top of Calle Joaquin Costa you will find Plaza de la Universitat. This is home to many of Barcelona's main University buildings. It is a busy and large square that is joined to Plaça de Catalunya, at the top of the Ramblas.

The pensión is a ten-minute walk from the top of the Ramblas. This is a centre of much of Barcelona's touristic activity. It is also a place where you will find many necessary amenities, such as pharmacies, banks, internet cafés, supermarkets and bureaux de change.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

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.

Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the bus transport services from Barcelona airport to the city centre.

You would need to make your way to a meeting point at Barcelona airport. This service drops you off at designated drop off points. You would then need to make your own way to your hotel from there.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours before you need it but preferably a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

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 travelling 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.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

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 transfer 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 occasion.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Public transport transfer options

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 in 25 minutes. You can either use the T-Casual transport ticket from the airport. The T-Casual ticket gives you 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system or you can buy a single fare train ticket. You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Green Line metro and travel one stop to Catalunya and then change on to the Red Line to Universitat. Your hotel is then 2 minutes walk from the metro. Alternatively you can take a taxi, which will take about 5 minutes.

T-Casual Ticket: €11.35

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is 10 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya. Alternatively, you can catch the metro from Catalunya to Universitat, just one stop on the Red Line, from where the hotel is a 2 minute walk.

Car parks near Miami Pensión Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels Carrer dels Angels, 1 550 m
NN Bonsuccés Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7 650 m
Villur Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 56 600 m
SABA BAMSA Urgell Compte d'Urgell, 12 650 m
BSM La Boquería Floristes de la Rambla 700 m
Parking Urgel Floridablanca, 121 700 m

In a nutshell

Pensión Miami provides clean accommodation and friendly staff to holiday-makers who plan on spending little time in their room. It is located in a lively and interesting area that some may find slightly seedy at night. An option for the seasoned traveller.

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