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Backpackers BCN

Casanova, 52, Barcelona, Spain
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  • 91%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Backpackers BCN Casanova is close to Casa Batlló, La Pedrera and Plaça de Catalunya and is within walking distance of most of central Barcelona. This clean and spacious hostel has a large, fully equipped kitchen and space to store food, with a grocery store nearby. Hostelworld guests say the hostel is 'quiet, peaceful, clean and safe' with good security and a communal atmosphere. One traveller told us 'you can [tell] that the staff like to work there and everybody is interested in giving you a nice stay'. We like that it's less than 10 minutes from the daytime venue for the Sónar festival.

Property Information:

Welcome to Backpackers BCN!


Advantages of booking us, that only have 37 beds, instead of a macro hostel: we make this place a home, not a place where people come only to sleep. We can spend time on you, giving you advice or just chatting, helping you, and we can take care of the hostel all the time, keeping it clean, nice and cosy.

This is a recently renovated hostel with good beds, good mattresses, good showers with very good pressure and some of the cleanest rooms in Barcelona.

If you are looking for a nice, friendly and cosy place to stay, close enough to all the party area, come to our hostel and you won't regret. This is a fun hostel, with a great respectful atmosphere in a perfect location in a safe area near everything.

We have free breakfast from May to September, including toast, coffee or tea, a muffin and juice.

There's air conditioning, heating and huge free lockers in the rooms and rates include free bed linen (sheets and blanket).

Our facilities include free ADSL Internet and Wi-Fi, TV, DVD, library, PlayStation, board games, a fully equipped kitchen, hair dryers and hand soap in the bathrooms, iron and ironing board and free coffee and tea.

You are also welcome to store your luggage here on the day you check out., for free. The next days it would cost 5€ per day. Laundry service is 11€ for a wash and dry. There's no curfew and no lock-out.

Our friendly staff can give you lots of information about tours and free things and events to join. We will help you organize your visit here, book shows... anything you need you can ask our staff.

You'll like this hostel if you need a quiet place to stay, where safety and cleanliness are important; you want to see all the sights and go out at night but have a good rest afterwards and you don't want to spend money on restaurants and prefer to cook your own things here and if you want to socialize and meet wonderful people from around the world.

Backpackers BCN is right in the middle of the Eixample Esquerra (he left of the Eixample), surrounded by bars, restaurants, banks, supermarkets and clubs. The nearest metro stations are Universitat and Urgell, both in L1, red. It takes 15 minutes on foot to get to Plaza Catalunya and about 35 minutes to get down to the port. If you want, you can even walk to the Sagrada Familia (35 mins) or to other interesting places such as Casa Batlló(10 mins) or Casa Miló(20 mins). If you need to go to Sants Train station or to Estació del Nord (to take the bus to Girona) you'll find that the public transportation is very convenient. If you need to take the bus to the airport, there's a bus stop for the Aerobus just two blocks away from here. It doesn't matter where you are, it's always easy to come to the hostel.

You'll have a nice time here and enjoy the city. Our philosophy is based on respect and good vibes and we want to keep this feeling!

Backpackers BCN isn't a huge hostel and that enables the staff to be more personal. We're here to help you so, if you have any question, need advice on something, have a problem and you think we can help, tell us! We will be glad to help you have a memorable stay in Barcelona.

Note that from 1st November 2012 we have to charge 0.75€ per person and night as a Touristic Tax. This amount is not included in the price and will have to be paid on arrival.

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  • Backpackers BCN says

    Our hostel is like a big home and everybody feels more than comfortable here. Our guests like having the kitchen to cook in and say that the beds are comfortable. We have some nice extras such as the dishwasher in the kitchen, hair dryers and soap in the bathrooms. We offer a very personal service and all the staff always have a moment to answer questions and give help and advice.
    You can walk to the main places in Barcelona from the hostel, except the ones furthest from the centre. Within walking distance is la Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. All the staff have a personal favourite spot and there's a couple of restaurants and bars I recommend to guests for the quality and price.
    People usually meet in the common area and have lunch or dinner together or join up to go out together. Mainly they relax inside the hostel. It's ideal for people who want to spend their holidays sightseeing and have a good rest, people who want to party but also want to sleep when they get to the hostel, and small families, with or without children. The average age of guests is between 25 and 40 but there aren't really any age restrictions, except we don't accept children under the age of two. We're excited that from July 2012 there will be facilities for disabled people.
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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Great location, great staff, comfortable beds
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  • Latest Review

    I stayed in this hostel a lot of times and every time it's like to come back home!
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • PlayStation
  • Reading Light
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

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  • 2012 - Worldwide Small Hostel
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night�s accommodation. There is a 10 Euro cash deposit due at check-in for the key, refundable upon check-out. Please bring cash. You can rent lockers after check-out day for 5 Euro per day. Towel hire is 3 Euro. Taxes are included.Note that from 1st November 2012 we have to charge 0.75� per person and night as a Touristic Tax. This amount is not included in the price and will have to be paid on arrival.

Backpackers BCN Located at Casanova, 52, , Barcelona.
Backpackers BCN
Barcelona 08011 Casanova, 52
89% 2137
41.3846172 2.1600151
Backpackers BCN
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