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Ideal Youth Hostel Reviews

C/Unio No. 12, Barcelona, Spain

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80%

Rating
1507 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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89%

My friend stayed here previous year. I as a person liked it a lot. Location is the best close to best tourist destinations. Staff is helpful and so nice. The only and biggest problem is no WIFI in the rooms and worse is only one plug in the room. During my stay there i had no battery to charge my phone also it charges really slow i dont know why. Out of these, the bathrooms on my floor (2nd) was really dirty due to the customers not hostels fault.


86%

Price was great and they were really accommodating. Also, the location is really close to two central metro stations and it's only a 20 minute walk to the beach. I'll definitely come back.

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Best hostel in Barcelona! Chill terrace cool staff! Stay there!

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you so much for giving us your positive feedback about our hostel! 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.

51%

Although the hostel claimed to have a 24-hour security desk, the worker was constantly gone. Luckily, you needed your key to access different levels of the hostel. Our room most accurately smelled of smoke and farts. We did not sleep under the sheets because we were disgusted. I have stayed at three hostels in different cities for the same price and they were way cleaner. The best part of the hostel was the location.

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank for your opinion but we don’t share it.Even if we are more a budget accommodation than a hotel,our reception is open 24h.We clean all private and shared spaces daily,and have cleaning staff in house all day.If you need extra cleaning,just tell at the reception we would be glad to clean one more time.We also would like remind you, you had made a reservation in a 10Bed Dorm and we gave you an upgrade one,at the same price, in private room.Regards IYH

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.



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