눉The bathroom could have been a bit cleaner ... the shower curtain, in particular. Like other people have mentioned, it's a student dorm. That said, it's a good alternative if you have clear expectations about why you choose to say there. (I also think the photos make it look a tad more cozy than it is in real life.)
눇I chose to stay here because of the location and the ability to have a kitchenette so that I could cook in my room. I wasn't travelling as a tourist, so I needed a place where I could live/work for a week. This was suitable, especially for this price. The reception staff on duty during the day and early evening were exceptionally friendly and very helpful.
The breakfast was also surprisingly diverse: with lots of fresh fruit, yogurt, deli meats and cheese, cereals, plus a selection of pastries and baked goods that changed daily, despite no warm foods. The coffee was actually good, all things considered. It would have been nice to have more options for bread that were not just plain white bread or sweet baked goods. On the other hand, they also had soy milk.
True, the rooms were very hot at the end of August, but everywhere was hot and I'd survived hotter temps in other cities without air conditioning, so there you go. I was very surprised that the room came with cleaning service, meaning that the cleaning staff gave fresh towels, made the bed and emptied the trash daily. The kitchen was minimally equipped but since I was cooking dinners just for one, I managed fine and really did manage to cook for myself every evening (there's even a fan above the stove!) And while it's not the best-equipped kitchen, they give you a packet with dish soap, towel and a fresh sponge ... you even get shampoo and shower gel. Who knew?
Practically around the corner are three shops for food, including one that sells fresh fish. Not to mention that the parks in the vicinity are fantastic and give a nice charm to the neighbourhood. The residency is also on a tram line and several buses go by right in front for easy connection to the Gothic city or Plaça Catalunya (for airport access, this is great!).