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Arco Youth Hostel A&A Reviews

C/Arc de Santa Eulalia N.1, Barcelona, Spain

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1590 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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Great hostel in a really perfect location. The staff (the one man I saw) was very friendly and helpful! Highly recommend.


Hostel is located near major attractions. Pretty decent hostel except when i was there, there were a group of party goers staying in the hostel who would come back about 4am and make a lot of noise. Next morning, all the tell tale signs in the bathroom and toilet.


The location is tough to beat, it's rt on Ramblas and in the Gothic district so there are tons of shops, bars, and restaurants. The main downside is the fact that this hostel does NOT allow alcohol on the premises. As a traveler on vacation, this was a real dagger... Tough to party and have fun without alcohol. Basically means it ends up as just a place to sleep and shower which is fine if that's what you're looking for.


Breakfast is terrible. There are no individual plugs and nightlights, so the entire room had to share the few that were available far from the beds. The bathroom gets very dirty in the evening since they only clean in the morning.


Amazing location, very friendly and helpful staff!! Facilities okay, just a standard hostel with dirty bathrooms. Overall loved my stay!! Good if you do not want to party 😊😊


The bathrooms and showers are quite dirty and the rooms are hot and crowded. There are towels and breakfast included in the price, but the towels smell weird and the breakfast is a bowl of apples, cereal or packaged toast. The only good thing about this place is the location. The hostel is located right on the most touristy street, Las Ramblas. It's both good and bad, because a lot of cool things are accessible but also there are way too many tourists and tourist traps.


Great free walking tours, friendly people, loved Barcelona.


We were given lockers which were supposed to be secure we left our things inside and went out, when we returned we discovered that another backpacker was given the same key to our locker and used/ taken our things. The beds we were given (and paid for) were also occupied by other people and we had to move at 2am The staff were not even the slightest bit apologetic about this.

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fantastic place to stay. Staff were very friendly. Breakfast included. Highly recommend

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Everything was great except the atmosphere. As long as you're looking for a more laid back hostel and not a party hostel to meet a lot of people, you won't be disappointed.


It was written that hostel was freshly renovaded. but one can't see it at all.. dirty bathrooms and lazy staff.


nice people, fantastic location

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Was nice place to stay very clean. Free towels are a bonus, safe area and easy to walk to the beach!

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