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Ideal Youth Hostel Reviews

C/Unio No. 12, Barcelona, Spain

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81%

Rating
1474 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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!

31%

I have been to many hostels in different countries but I have never seen such a dirty one. Our food and beer was stolen from the fridge. The ideal place for your nightmares to come true

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Odett, we are very surprised about your comment, we take it in consideration to improve our services.Our cleaning staff cleans every day. We can assure you that our receptionists always do all their best to make your stay more comfortable (like changing your room if your roommates are disturbing you). In the shared areas we have security cameras and we trust the good use made by customers of such areas,we provide labels to identify products in the fridge. Best regards from Barcelona

83%

Good hostel but nothing exceptional to report. Did the job nicely for when you just need a room to sleep.

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Dear guest, thank you for your comment and for apreciate our staff. We hope you will choose again our hostel. Best regards from Barcelona.

91%

It's a nice place to stay. The location is very convenient. The worker of the hotel is very nice.

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi ! We are very happy about your comment thank you very much! We hope you will come back soon!! Best wishes from Barcelona!!

94%

I stayed at Ideal Youth Hostel for 4 nights and was very pleased with the hostel. It is in a great location, a side street right in the middle of Las Ramblas. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was as clean as you expect a hostel to be and there was dinner available as well as breakfast. There were individual lockers in the room I stayed in though not really enough power outlets. I would stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Alicia, thank you for choosing Ideal Youth Hostel. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for remarking our staff who does everything they can in order to make you feel like home. We hope to see you soon in Barcelona again! Receive our best regards.

100%

There was a great vibe in this hostel, very youthful and the staff were all very friendly. The location was also excellent.

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

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Hi Rachael, Thank you very much for your comment!. We are very happy you enjoy your stay and we hope you will come back soon at Ideal Hostel. Best regards from Barcelona!

100%

My friend and me really enjoyed the stay at the Ideal Youth Hostel. The staff is really friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and have perfect size. We really enjoyed the daily/ nightly "Entertainment" program and it was really helpful to get all people from the hostel together and have a good time there. Excellent stay ;-)

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Dear guest, Thank you for your comment, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Your rating encourage us to be every day better and offer the best services to our guests.

97%

If u like to feel yourself like in a big family is the thing u really need. Good people, everything is clean a lot of space. As for Marco and his animator team. These people are amazing and will help u with everything u need. They will teach how to cook paella, help with directions and of course will show u the secrets of nightlife of Barcelona. Thank u Marco for showing me around to understand how amazing Barcelona can be. Thank u and hasta pronto...

  • 1st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your staying in our Youth Hostel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed it and feel like in a big family with us. Your rating courage us to be every day better and offer the best services to our guests. We hope to see you soon again in Barcelona!

100%

The Staff was very nice... the atmosphere awesome! Every night there is something fun to do :) Excelent hostel !!

  • 29th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Tatiana we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Ideal Youth Hostel, thank you for your comment, we hope to see you soon in Barcelona!! Many greetings

77%

Great location and easy to find, but it is so loud at night, as it is just off of the main street (La Rambla). The room was tiny for 6 people, but there was a balcony which was nice. The room got very hot one evening, even with the doors wide open! The next night it was fine, but very weird, not sure if the air con was working properly (if they even have it - I'm not sure) Be careful of the shared bathroom, as your room key unlocks it even if someone is using it!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Megan, Thank you for choosing Ideal Youth Hostel. We will take your comment in consideration in order to improve our services. Our reception is open 24H and we always try to satisfy our guests' necessities. We hope to see you again in our hostel. Many greetings from Barcelona!

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