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Cool Hostel Reviews

44 La Rambla 2nd Floor, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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257 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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Great location. Nice staff and everything you need from a cheap hostel.

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location of this hostel alone makes it worth every penny. Want to walk to most of the major attractions? Well then look no farther. The staff were extremely helpful. The dorms and kitchen were adequate.


the hostel is a bit hard to find but it is located right on las ramblas so that's extremely convenient. just keep in mind that if you're planning to stay in at night, the noise coming from the streets is never ending. so don't leave your ear plugs at home if you have a hard time sleeping. there a no room keys nor lockers, so that could be a problem for some. seemed like there was a good atmosphere going on, but i didn't stay long enough to prove it. overall, decent value for money.


Wouldnt have stayed there for more than one night

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Azerbaijan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


very old and small hostel, with only 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets for the whole place. It is located right on Rambla, horrible mistake I've made by booking it because you just cannot sleep at night due to the noise. Also since it is a little far from placa catalunya, walking early in the morning or late at night is very sketchy, so be careful. The only good thing about the hostel is the girls working there - amazing staff. Otherwise, would not recommend it.


The hostel is located up three flights of very narrow winding stairs and no elevator, very annoying to access with luggage. The room is very hot at night so the balcony door must be left open for air but this means listening to the very noisy street outside. The bathrooms were not very nice, the kitchen was average and the only common room was a tiny dining table. Overall not somewhere I would stay again.


Do not stay here. There is no air conditioning. Everything is dirty. You are lucky if you get a minute of sleep because the hostel is located right above the busiest street in barcelona !!! Don't do it

  • 24th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's just perfect hostel! steffs are so kind and atmosphere is very cozy! I felt like I'm at home :D


in Cool Hostel works czech receptionist and she was super nice and recommended us few local things such a restuarants and so on.. this hostel is really family alike, simple equip, but COOL to stay


Great staff, always available and very kind. Perfect location, in the heart on Barcelona. And quite cheap. It's just a little bit hard to find, it's kind of hidden. So, for me... BEST DEAL EVER!


What a great hostel, if you come to barcelona then here is a tip, stay here! Such an amazing location close to all the best bars, restaurants and sights to see! And such a cheap price for a room! The hostel is very relaxed, but has a great environment for getting to know fellow travellers with a few drinks before a night out! And the girls who work there are fabulous, they can help you with any info you need, so friendly! Special mention to Kinga at reception, she was amazing :D

  • 26th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Cool Hostel was friendly, clean, and safe! Their location on La Rambla is very convenient, and they also stay secure by having guests buzz in. The staff are friendly and helpful, they'll recommend restaurants and the 24-hour reception is perfect for those who want to experience the Barcelona nightlife and get in late. Enjoyed my stay very much!


the location is good.that is only good in this hostel. the toilets are always dirty. there is not any pc to have acces to internet. there is only a small table with 3 chairs if you dicided to stay at home or to eat. at 4 in the morning the drunk people at the street can leave you to sleep due to the noise. this hostel is only for sleep and nothing else.

  • 14th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Location was very good but other things were really disappointing.


Honestly I can say that the staff were so kind and friendly. Also the price and cleaning parts were amazing. The only problem is to find the hostels signboard. You should effort to find the enterance.


This place is a gem unless you want to meet people!! Perfect location, clean, Safe, and cheap!! We didn't expect much for the price but it was fantastic...there's no reception so you have to work around that but the guy who was running the place was lovely and accommodating...we didn't want to leave!

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