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Ideal Youth Hostel Reviews

C/Unio No. 12, Barcelona, Spain

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80%

Rating
1499 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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80%

The wifi was not good, i missed the connection many times and in my room it didnt work well

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thanks for your comment, our customers' opinion is very important for us.Regarding your remarks please note that we do not provide wi fi connection in the rooms in order to allow our guests to socialize between them and to create a friendly athmosphere.When a lot of people is connected at the same time the connection goes slowly and this is not our fault. We hope that your stay in Barcelona has been nice and in your next visit you could find our facilities to your liking.See you soon

86%

A fairly basic hostel, but for the price and location it's hard to argue. The reception and common areas are spacious and clean with a pool table in the former and sofas and cooking facilities in the latter, whilst the rooms are your typical hostel rooms., but with a (shared) patio area outside. The entire place was very clean. If you want somewhere more luxurious and up-market, you'd be best looking elsewhere, but for a well-priced, clean and well-located hostel this is perfect.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your comment, your rating encourage us to be better every day and offer the best services to our guests. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your staying at IYH! We hope to see you soon here in Barcelona! Many gretings from our staff.

100%

Excellent Hostel! Excellent Staff! Excellent Location! Excellent Service! Excellent Rooms! Excellent Value! If you are going to Barcelona then this is the place to stay. It is walking distance to everywhere. Will stay here again! A+++++

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you so much for giving us your positive feedback about our hostel and our staff! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your time in Barcelona. We hope to see you again in our city very soon. Many greetings from the staff. IYH

83%

Amazing terrace!

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear customer, thanks for your nice comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at IYH. We hope to see you soon! Many greetings from the staff.

83%

Nothing really to complain about, helpful staff, great location.....

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for your comment. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your time in Barcelona. We hope to see you again in our city. Kind regards from the staff.

29%

Go here if your only other option is the street. This place feels like a jail and smells like farts. There is no sign of handsoap in the washrooms so this place is covered in feces. Full of rowdy bros and creepy older men. The staff are very apologetic and nice however are thoroughly incompetent. Great if you're 19 and looking to get trashed, not so much if you're older and over it.

  • 29th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear customer, we respect your subjective opinion but we do not share it.Our services are suitable for a hostel.We not offer services like a soap,we are a youth hostel at an affordable price that offers most of its services on shared basis.We're at the center of Barcelona, there are many shops nearby where you can find everything you need for your personal use.The staff cleans the rooms,toilets and common areas every day.Our recepción is open 24h in order to help our guests in their necessities

74%

The overall experience was very nice, the hostel is safe, the staff is nice and the facilities are clean. The only thing I didn't like was that my room had three beds and only two lockers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, first of all thanks for giving us your review, it is very important for us in order to offer a better service. Be sure that we will take in consideration your comment to improve the services we offer. Hope to see you soon and kind regards from IYH's staff.

91%

Great staff, great location. Only thing to improve would be ti have some opportunity to cook your own meals.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for giving us a great rate and a great comment, we really appreciate it! Be sure that we will take in consideration your words in order to continue improving the service we offer. Kind regards from Barcelona and hope to see you again.

60%

There was an smelling, farting guy sleeping next to me! :-(

  • 16th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for sending us your rating. Ideal is an hostel of young travellers from all the world and the people that you can meet in the dormitory and in the shared areas don't depend by us. We hope to see you again in Barcelona. Best regards from IYH.

71%

Decent hostel although this time of year they let anyone stay in the dorms which made it a bit uncomfortable in the dorm as well as the common areas. For example we had a woman with a 5 or 6 year old Child in our dorm and the common areas were always full of old (30-60 year old) men who would stare and make comments.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, is very important for us to know guests' feedbacks. We host travellers from all around the world and the age of the guests that you meet depends on the period you were travelling. We hope to see you again in our hostel. Best wishes from Barcelona.

94%

It's was a perfect location... Me and my friends enjoyed it's a lot.. The service was so good

  • 30th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thanks a lot for your kind words, we are very glad to read your comment. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay in our hostel! We hope to see you soon in Barcelona. Kind regards.

69%

Good hostel but too many 60 year old men and 5 year old children

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your comment, customers' opinion is really important for us. Our guests change according to the period you travel and it does not depend on the hostel. We hope to see you in another occasion. Best regards from IYH's staff.

86%

The location of ideal youth hostel is great!! We just spent 3 days in the city, so it was great that we didn't have to spend time getting to the center (because we were already there!) The staff was very friendly, the room was clean and nice. The locks for the lockers have to be bought (1 Euro)

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Corinne! It's great to read your comment! Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in Ideal Youth Hostel! We hope to see you soon in Barcelona to share our time together! Many greetings from our staff!

86%

Good value for money, great location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Zuzanna, Thank you for your coment. We hope to see you soon in Barcelona! Many greetins from Ideal Youth Hostel

80%

While I'm sure had I been in a group, the room would have been good, for what I got as a single person in what was meant to be a single room wasn't so great. However should I come as part of a group to Barcelona again I might visit this place. The location is pretty good just off Las ramblas and the cleaners did a good job. In short don't pick the single room option if you are on your own but otherwise you'll probably have fun.

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, We are gald to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hostel. We have tours available every night so that you can meet people from the hostel and do different activities. Thank you for apreciate our location and cleaning. We hope to see you again in our hostel. Greetings from our staff.

77%

They turn off the WiFi at 2:00, kinda annoying because in Barcelona you stay up late. Also some of the staff was creepy. And there were a lot of really young people there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, we will take your comment in consideration in order to improve our services. Our staff always try to do the best for our guests. We hope you come back in our hostel for a better staying. Many greeting from Barcelona.

100%

Amazing hostels with great atmosphere, very helpful and friendly staff. Th hostel as well offers a great location with seconds of La Rambas. Highly recommended!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Monika, we are very happy about your comment, thank you very much!!! We hope to see you again for spending our time together. Best regards from Barcelona!

86%

Good value for money, great location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Zuzanna, We are very happy about your comment, thank you very much! We hope to see you soon in Barcelona! Best wishes from the staff of Ideal Youth Hostel!

100%

Nothing else to say about the place, but amazing atmosphere: great people, good service and a very nice group of guides and programs, provided by the hotel. Marcos and his team really made our trip special with the very social dinners every night and the tours. Just loved and totally recommend!

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Fernanda! thank you for your nice comment that´s very kind of you, we are very happy you enjoy your stay. We hope you will come soon and shared with us your experience. Best wishes from Barcelona!

74%

Was good value for money and a good location. Negatives were that the bed squeaked every move you made and was very uncomfortable. and at around 6pm if your in the common area, where the only Internet is, you get hounded to have their dinner which isn't ready until 9pm and to go out clubbing with them after. It's alright value for money but you do get over being asked to have their dinner and being implied that all you ever have for dinner is KFC and mcds every night you stay there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Sean, thank you for your comment, it's very important for us to know the point of view of our guests in order to improve our services! The activities proposed by our animator for our guests are optional. We hope to see you again in Ideal Youth Hostel for a better stay! Best regards from Barcelona!

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