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Black Swan Reviews

Ali Bei 15, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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241 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Everything is brand new, so top quality, beds are very comfortable, showers and bathrooms very clean. The kitchen is amazing, especially for those who love cooking. Plus, there's free breakfast :) Staff is really friendly and helpful. Oh and the lockers are quite big and you can plug in and charge your electronic devises inside, pretty cool :p Next time I'll be in Barcelona, I definitely will stay there again.

  • 7th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Newly renovated, bathrooms are separate from the showers so that was a bit annoying; no breakfast but buying your own food to eat in Barca is so cheap that you may as well take the trouble; I spent a week there and it was totally worth it; 15 minutes away from the beach by walking, and ten minutes away from Placa Catalunya/la Rambla so you may as well walk; plenty of great restaurants nearby, and the arc de triumpf isn't bad either to visit


It's a nice place to stay. The hostel is near from the city's heart. The rooms were nice.


Greate hostel with a nice staff. They always organize some events, one can go even to the beer factory. They also have indoor skating, wich is quite suprising. Palace is in deed very good. One of the best hostels I've visited.


Very friendly staff. The hostel is very central. Just a 5 or 10 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya.


One of the best hostel I even lived. Thanks!


All in all a great hostel with very clean facilities and a great kitchen. The staff is very nice, helpfull and organized. The hostel is completly new and very well cleaned. The only thing missing in this hostel for me, was the atmosphere. Maybe it was because it's not high season or the other turists were not looking to meet someone.

  • 31st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Très bonne hostel.

  • 26th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


good place to stay when you are travelling alone.


One of the best hostels we've ever been to. We really would recommend this hostel and definitely stay there again if we visit barcelona! There were some misundertandings with our room and sheets, but they were solved quickly and easily.


If you travel to Barcelona one day this small hostel is a good choice. Convenient location - walk away distance to everywhere, excellent and clean facilities, nice and helpful staff. They don't serve breakfasts but who would going to eat them if most of guests oversleep the morning after spending exciting nights somewhere around... By the way, there is a pretty and cheap restaurant nearby where you can start the day.

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