The Río de Castro hostel is a simple establishment opened in 1967, although partially renovated in 2009. It is located on Paral·lel avenue, one of the main streets of Barcelona, famous for its theatres and nightlife. Its rooms with a home-style décor feature various amenities, such as wireless Internet access and air conditioning. It has an automatic check-in available 24 hours per day providing reception service.
The property is located in the Poble Sec, one of the most fashionable areas in terms of leisure and dining. It is close to Montjuïc and the Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre. It is well communicated by public transport.