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Calle Napols 149-151, Barcelona, Spain

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319 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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It was good. There are free lockers in the rooms. Baths are okay. Wi-fi was super, it works everywhere. Location is okay.


Awesome hostel! Awesome open common area to meet new people. The rooms were so clean and air conditioned with great security to lock your valuables in. Plenty of showers and all round great place! Love the bar crawls too.

  • 27th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A horrible experience overall because the guests were very noisy, banging the doors of the dormitories and making lots of noise in the kitchen until and even past midnight. The staff did not seem to be in control of the situation. Also, not switching off the lights in the dormitories until 11:45 PM is really disrespectful of people's need for sleep, and that what a primary function of a dormitory is, isn't it?


It's very clean hostel, good location. The only thing that bothered me were showers - sometimes I did not get hot water at all, which is rather annoying…


The hostel was great, breakfast and location were fine for the money you paid. Not the cleanest but in a safe neighborhood and i really enjoyed staying there.


front desk workers were seriously rude.

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Kitchen facilities: Very difficult to cook with a pot with no handle or lid! Buy some new pots please!! Dorms: Fantastically thought through! Whoever designed the dorms has travelled and stayed in hostels!!


We were in a room that was like a basement, pipes running all across the walls that were noisy and smelly. The floor was filthy, had a layer of dirt. The cleaner came in one morning and sprayed air freshened and left. The bathroom smelt disgusting. The lights were on a sensor/timer so they were always on and off at the worst times. The cleaner gave all our food away that we left in the fridge the day after we bought it. The wifi didn't work for any of us for the whole stay.


Very conveniently located, a few blocks from the bus station and the metro station where buses and trains connect with both airports. 15 or 20 minutes walk to the beach or the city center. Rooms are comfortable, with a big locker for each bed, secured with an electronic lock. Every bed has its own bedlight and plug for charging your devices. The staff is there 24 hours a day. After checkout you can leave your baggage and even use the facilities (except the rooms) for the day if you need it.


Overall the hostel was good. The only thing we would say is that when you arrive at the hostel it would be good if the reception staff told you about things to see and do in Barcelona so people have an idea of what's around. The staff that also worked in the kitchen were so lovely and helpful and were the reason we rated the staff excellent.


Very nice hostel, we spent a very very good week there. It should be a good idea to stick images on the bin for a better sorting and also to add a fridge! Nice terasse, clean sanitary and nice people!

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It would be nice if the hostel organize activities. I didnt like they dont have internet, so it was difficult to plan something to do.

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff were not very helpful and didn't know a lot about the place. The kitchen was always messy and dishes everywhere. The best thing about it were the lockers in the room where we kept all of our valuables. A long walk from the beach and the city.


Took 45mins to check in, staff were cross when we checked we hadn't been forgotten, charged extra tax on the price (included everehere else), remained grumpy when we finally were shown our room and asked for beds nearby (they were across the room from each other although booked as 2 people travelling together AND room was unoccupied). Finally their lockers flashed a blue light constantly, felt like the police were parked outside all night, had to sleep under a towel. Not a good experience.


Hola hostile was great but really loved the fact that Carla at the front desk helped us get a room last minute! Overall great place and met a lot of cool people just wish they had more of a hang out area late at night.


Breakfast is not really breakfast, just some bread crackers with jam and really terrible watery "juice" . The showers and bathroom were very dirty.


Best set up hostel I have stayed in, designed for purpose, fun decor, very clean rooms and good security. Large lockers provided with key card locks, also need key card to enter both the building itself and the dorm, feels very secure. Good atmosphere in the hostel.


Best hostel to stay and meet people


The staff were very friendly & helpful. The hostel was really big and it was nice. The rooms were big enough and came with lockers. It's very near the metro and easy to get to things. Out the way but not too far. The bathrooms seemed unclean at certain times of day because the hostel is so busy. The kitchen is big but far too small for the size of hostel. The lighting situation in the rooms is bizarre - sensor controlled except between 12am and 11am where the lights stay off.


Night shift staff are really nice, but sometimes the day shift staff give attitude. Otherwise this hostel is amazing!

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