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9.3
Superb 2,014 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.0
  • Security 9.6
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 9.6
  • Atmosphere 9.2
  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Facilities 9.0
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9.3
Superb 2,014 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.0
  • Security 9.6
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 9.6
  • Atmosphere 9.2
  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Facilities 9.0
Black Swan Located at Ali Bei 15, , Barcelona.
Black Swan
Spain
Barcelona Barcelona 08010 Ali Bei 15
93% 2014
41.3913364 2.1778425
Black Swan
    Rooms available

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  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
26th Aug 2016
8.6

Excellent hostel with really friendly, attentive staff. Took party in an amazing paella lesson run by Bobby, which was really interesting, really good value and really tasty.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
24th Aug 2016
9.7

Great hostel, will definitely be staying there again. Very social place that manages to attract many lovely travellers. Also paella nights, dinner every evening (if you choose), pub crawls, and free walking tours of the city. I went by myself to Barcelona (travelling alone for the first time) but was never alone, never bored, the walking tours were really really good! Only marked down for the location, but to be fair it was an easy walk to everywhere in the city!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
23rd Aug 2016
8.0

Ideal location, staff were really good and this is as typical a hostel as i would expect. Free dinners are really good and the staff put on a lot of events and activities for people to get involved in if you would like. The only downside is that if youre not into doing that then youre probably going to get woken up a lot by your room mates who do go out on pub crawls etc. Also the showering system isnt great, the cubicles are tiny and the showers dont stay running.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
23rd Aug 2016
10.0

Black Swan was a brilliant hostel, full of friendly and helpful people! Made loads of friends there and hope to keep in contact! Also the pub crawls are a great way to get to know the nightlife! definitley would go back!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Germany, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
21st Aug 2016
9.4

Really such a great hostel and nice staff!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
19th Aug 2016
8.6

Overall I would recommend this place. Not the best, but certainly good. When the AC doesn't work, the bedrooms are uncomfortably hot - don't hesitate to ask staff for help. The bathrooms are clean but a little smelly. The 11pm alcohol cutoff is pretty bummer. BUT, Bobby is the man and makes super paella - food is totally worth the money, but chat him up too, he's great! The rest of the staff is super nice and helpful, and the building is in a good location.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
18th Aug 2016
9.4

This hostel is perfect for solo travelers! There are always engaging activities that allow you to meet other people in the hostel. The bar crawls, paella lesson (thanks Bobby!) and night out at the Gracia festival were so fun! The dorms and bathrooms were always clean. The only inconvenience is that the toilets and showers are on separate floors.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
17th Aug 2016
9.4

What can I say? When it comes to hostels this one sets the bar. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and lovely facilities. When staying here you absolutely must go on one of their Pub Crawls (I went every night) especially if it's with Bryan or Tori. Also don't forget to try their cooking night where you learn how to make an awesome paella (as well as sangria) that could feed an entire village. Bobby absolutely knows what he's doing when cooking this meal. I will absolutely be returning!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
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    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
17th Aug 2016
8.9

Awesome hostel, great vibes, only complaints were the powerpoints mostly not working and the showers being too hot! Great for a solo traveller with all of the activities. Thanks for the stay!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
16th Aug 2016
8.3

Comfy beds. Social activities and Bobby's dinners were great. Awesome for meeting people but that's it. Staff are super friendly! Showers were on a different floor than rooms and could have been cleaner. Wifi was spotty in room. None of the individual outlets worked so 8 girls were sharing 3 outlets. Fun hostel but too expensive for what you get.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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