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Ideal Youth Hostel Reviews

C/Unio No. 12, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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1257 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Great Hostel.


Great hostel, close to the most famous place in Barcelona. However the wifi it's available just in the reception area.


The hostel was in a PERFECT position, on rambla!!! This is enough already to love this hostel. The room (we were 5 people in a room for 6) was quite cleaned, comfortable and with enough space for all. Bathrooms were clean and staff was kind and funny. Maybe the only little thing is that there were only 2 electrical outlets, but it wasn't a big problem.


There were definitely people in my room and in the hostel that were much older than the website says they allow, waking up to see a 40 year old man in the bed next to me was quite unsettling. Other than that, everything was pretty much as expected.

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel was pretty good over all- the location for the cost makes this hostel a fantastic value. It wasn't the safest, but they had lockers and locks on every door, so that made up for it. The wifi was bad and breakfast was listed as included but actually wasn't haha, but that wasn't a big deal. Great if you just need a cheap place to crash.


Nice friendly staff

  • 1st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The staff was really helpful, changed us to another room that was better them the one we have booked when we noticed the beds he gave us were already taken. The linens seemed really clean. The lockers only work with big, heavy lock.. There were a crazy lady that screamed for about 30 min in the middle of the night, and hanged around the hostel talking to herself.

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The strength of this hostel is the position.The room is clean and well maintained. Just the lack of a kitchen to use is something you feel the lack of. Sorry guys but a microwave is not enough. Anyway the staff is friendly and always ready to help. For sure a good place to crash in the fanny Barcelona!


I arrived after midnight and was greeted at the door by a staff. You must ring to get inside after a certain time (great security). I paid for a 10 bedroom room but received an 8 bedroom room which was only half occupied. Everything was great at this hostel EXCEPT there was only wifi in the lobby and not in the rooms. The lockers and bathrooms were also a little dirty. Location is great and easy to find.


All was ok, except maybe for the beds in the room that makes noise when people move.

  • 17th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Paul, thanks for your comment. We will work on that, promised!

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