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Black Swan Reviews

Ali Bei 15, Barcelona, Spain

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95%

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742 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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89%

Great hostel!! It was a fair walk from the beach, but all the facilities were fantastic and really close to the gothic quater with lots of restaurants and bars close by. The rooms are big and the beds nice and comfy. The bathrooms were really clean and there was always a shower available (travelled just before peak season).


100%

The night counter is cute(:


100%

Security: locked doors, multiple 24/H staff, lockers w/ chargers Location: Practically at the Arc Triumph (impossible to get lost :D ), many 24/7 options and great restaurants and shopping. Right at the beginning of the old town, perfect. Nothing can beat this, imo. Atmosphere: International staff, loved their jobs and were helpful and led and/or came on the pub crawls. Facilities: Clean and never had to wait or fight for a toilet or a shower Wifi works very well in the rooms!


100%

The facility was clean and the staff were really friendly. The guy with the dreads was great and gave us some awesome local food recommendations.

  • 19th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Very good , near to a lot of monuments and bars, but is quiet if you wanna rest. The staff was really good and help you to enjoy the best parts of the city.

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Pretty decent location and very clean a nice hostel to stay at


94%

The location near to the Arc de Triumph and surrounding park was excellent! The staff were all very helpful. The room I was in was a bit cramped for the 8person bunks that were in it. Each person has their own locker which I liked as you didn't have to worry about any of your belongings. Showers were good, just no place to hang your clothes. Common room a bit cramped but also space in the kitchen for visiting.


100%

The Black Swan is definitely one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. The location is right near the Arc de Triomf and the metro. The staff are all really nice and very helpful, especially the guy with the dreads. Be sure to ask him where to get some good food. The free walking tours in the mornings are an amazing way to see the city and the bar crawl at night is a great way to meet new people and have fun!


100%

This place was good - I was just on a quick stop over for an afternoon and evening, but location was good that I could walk around and get a feel for the city using the hostel as a base


100%

Loved this hostel. Would stay again. It was clean and modern and very cheap. I had a great room with huge windows overlooking the street below. The location was also really good; I found it easy to get around with 2 different metro stops nearby, and the Arc de Triomf pretty much right outside. The staff were fantastic; one was lovely and successfully fixed my broken suitcase for me.


100%

Black Swan was so welcoming and such a positive environment. There's someone at the desk 24H. All the staff are multi-lingual, friendly and helpful. Rodry was the best - he showed me the best tapas and El Born! It is certainly the best hostel in Barcelona.


100%

Honestly couldn't have asked for more from a hostel. Great location. Great atmosphere. Super helpful and interactive receptionists, especially Rodry. Impressive amount of activities organized through the hostel. Very clean, individual huge lockers, free cereal and juice for breakfast, free wifi.


100%

The hostel made the experience in Barcelona. The staff was great, they genuinely care, and the facilities were very nice.

  • 9th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Nice and clean with friendly staff but noisy from doors slamming from other rooms, need dampeners as was regularly being woken up.

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

The people at the hostel are awesome. The guests are really sociable and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Especially I appreciated the music preferences of Rodry! Furthermore, the accommodation is very clean, good located and the common rooms are comfortable.

  • 7th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

We had so much fun staying at the Black Swan! The people were so great, the pub crawl was awesome and we went on the walking tour which was such a good experience. Would definitely recommend it!

  • 6th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

I thought all the staff were awesome and helpful.


94%

We had a fantastic stay at Black Swan. Very clean and comfortable hostel. Facilities were good, toilets and showers were very small but wasn't to much of an issue. Location was good, close proximity to some great restaurants and bars and a supermarket just down the street. It was about a 30-45 min walk to the beach and main city area, however a metro station located close by made that an easy trip.


86%

Great position and atmosphere! The breakfast offers different kind of cereals, milk, orange juice and instant coffee. We slept in the 14 people room and it was fine, not too cozy but good to meet people from around the world.


91%

This hostel was great. Rooms and bathrooms were clean and beds were comfortable. Hats off to Quentin for leading awesome pub crawls. Easy to meet people for solo travelers, as everyone is really friendly.


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