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Calle Napols 149-151, Barcelona, Spain

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

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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!!

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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!


Good location: metro, Sagrada familia and La Rambla are all close by. Pretty clean and modern with good facilities inc. free washing machines, kitchen utensils and lots of seating area in the kitchen Rooms were fine although no control over the over head lightes at night an in the morning because they were set on timer- this was quite annoying sometimes (as you can imagine). Certain staff were not pleasant AT ALL and took a disliking to us from the start even though we repected their rules!!!


Staff- Alex was the greatest host very very helpful and educated. Security - unfortunately my shoes were stolen in my room along with another girls cash.

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The hostel wasn't particularly amazing, it was very big but had a tiny kitchen which made it very difficult to find time to cook. Everything else was pretty average, apart from the staff which were awful and incredibly unpleasant to our group of friends. Very unproffesional and kept making threats even though we were doing nothing wrong.


This Hostel is quite big and very nice! It's about 10 minutes to Sagrada Familia and 25 minutes to the Beach. The airconditioning in the room was sooo cold and everyone was coughing. But the bathroom was big and the kitchen nice. There a a lot of tables and chairs so at night everyone it partying over there and there's a great lounge. You can rent bikes for 8€. The beds are good and it looks new everywhere.


Must stay here!


Staff we're not very helpful or friendly. Shower was bad. Sensor lights that can't be turned off during the day or on at night were terrible. Automatic air conditioning was freezing and nobody would help us change it. Breakfast was terrible. Kitchen facilities were good though.


I like this place but I think is too crowned... someone has stolen my food in the fridge... In the room dont have any place avaliable to put your towel to dry... The shower is cold... thats impossible to take a warm shower.

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