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HelloBCN Hostel Reviews

Lafont, 8-10, Barcelona, Spain

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86%

Rating
3839 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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83%

Great, helpful staff and location, with easy Metro connections. Good breakfast included; bathrooms a bit basic. Smokers congregate right in front of the main entrance so that every time the door opens the place fills with smoke, which goes through the common area, all the way up the stairs to the corridors and even the rooms - unpleasant for non-smokers! Together with 30-odd Danish adolescents running wild & yelling in stairs and corridors, this spoilt what would otherwise have been a good stay.


80%

The blankets in the room (205) have a terrible smell. Even if we have clean bed sheets (thank you!) we still can feel a little bit uncomfortable...


60%

Didn't enjoy my stay at all. Tiny beds and tiny rooms. The showers shut off every 30 seconds, you have to keep pressing the button to turn the shower back on. It's close to the ocean but not close to any good bars or clubs.


89%

Great, friendly and helpful staff. Great location, easy walk to the centre of town and right near the metro station to get back to the airport! Free breakfast which was fantastic and free wifi. Heating in the room for cold nights but also big windows to let the fresh air in. They have a scary cleaner who likes to yell in Spanish, so just avoid her when possible (she's the one with the scary glare). Overall fab place to stay!

  • 16th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Very friendly staff, who adjusted some rules to fit our schedule. Specially with morning breakfast which will be normally prepared two hours later. We love that reception was open 24 hours a day. Very nice hostel, in which, I hope, we will return next year. Slovenian team at Barcelona Marathon

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

Friendly staff, poor breakfast choices, no food served.

  • 8th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for you feedback. Our breakfast is available from 8am to 10am each day. We offer a buffet style breakfast which means you help yourself to toast, cereal, tea, coffee or hot chocolate. It is a simple breakfast to get you started! Then you can head out and enjoy tapas and all the other great foods that Barcelona has to offer!

86%

Had a great stay. Booked a private double room. Good location. Very friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely stay here again.


91%

The only negative I had was the poor WiFi quality in the common room. Most of the time I tried to connect, I was unable to do so. Since I often work during my travels this might be a reason I'd consider different hotel next time I travel to Barcelona.

  • 1st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Showers that must be pressed every 10 seconds to stay on (think like those water conserving sinks) plus abominably slow wifi made for a less-than-average hostel experience. Breakfast could use some protein (all starch is normal for hostels though) and charging €3 for towels is shady.


46%

I would not recommend this hostel because of its location as it is not in a nice section of Barcelona. I felt unsafe walking around the area. The staff was fine but not extremely friendly or welcoming.


94%

The hostel was well located. It's a bit of a walk from Las Ramblas and other major attractions, but it is nothing unmanageable. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and secure. The staff was also very friendly and was more than happy to address any concerns. I would definitely stay there again.

  • 25th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Really nice hostel ! Nice staff, well located, clean and good music playing in the common room!


100%

The hostel is in a prime location just a few minutes off of an underground stop (Paral-lel) and has a great atmosphere about it. The staff is extremely friendly and offers any advice they have on what to do, what to see, and what to avoid. As well the common area offered a place to meet up or hang out at night. Your stuff also remains secure behind a digitally-locked locker that only you can access with your key card. Overall a great stay and would definitely stay there again. Thank you!


94%

Hello BCN was great! Staff very accommodating, rooms and bathrooms always clean. Wifi was so-so in the common area but not a huge deal. Everything you need is walking distance from hostel, main attractions easy metro ride away.


89%

Good hostel with large common area and kitchen. You have a wearable electronic locker and door key which is very useful and the locker is very big. It's near to a metro which is handy and walking distance to La Ramblas and a lot of attractions.


86%

Friendly staff, great location (close to metro and Las Ramblas) and good value with lockers included in the price. Nice communal area downstairs and generally a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Breakfast is basic but fine considering price. Wifi is not great however, but better than nothing. I would definitely stay here again.

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

The firts night I slep in a four mixed room. The room was so small and the shared bathroom is not good. After that I changed for a private room and the experience was better.


91%

I enjoyed the hostel, I found that the amount paid is well invested. The bathrooms are clean and the hostel possesses a large common room for integration with bar and computers with unlimited access and free use. The staff are also super attentive, always ready to answer questions and give the best suggestions. The hostel offers breakfast, although I have found a little weak, because it did not have wide variety of foods. The rooms are clean, there is taken and the wifi works perfectly. However,


91%

This was a great hostel! Very reasonable pricing and a neat locker that opens with a watch like key that you keep on your wrist to get in the building as well. The breakfast provided was sufficient especially if you're travelling on a budget and don't mind a cereal and toast kind of thing. Staff was very helpful and there is plenty of information on things to do in the city if you need it. All in all I'd use this hostel again if I ever get the chance to go back to Barcelona!

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Very good and cheap place to stay.


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