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Calle Unio 12, Barcelona, Spain

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1601 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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Very good location but can't say the same about the facilities. Also, most dorms seem to have only 2 power plugs that you have to share with other 10 people. It is a "modern problem".


Definitely not the newest hostel around, but it was comfortable and the location right next to La Rambla could not be beaten. The large common area made it easy to meet other travelers as well.


Not a very Good bed. loudly because of nearly bathroom

Owner Comment (Hide)
Bonjour, Merci pour votre commentaire, cela nous importe de savoir comment s'est passé le séjour de nos clients, afin de toujours améliorer notre service. Le séjour en auberge de jeunesse implique forcément un confort un peu moindre que l'hôtel, cependant il permet un séjour agréable, empli de rencontres, et en plein centre ville de Barcelone Nous espérons donc vous revoir très bientôt dans notre belle ville. L'équipe IYH.


- Lockers are not included in the price and are a must. CAREFUL because everybody buys lockers in the next shop and the same key opens any same locker type - Staff at our arrival was not friendly at all, not understanding, worst welcome ever - While we were sleeping, we got ripped off, around 200€. Of course, impossible to tell who did it

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest,We are a youth hostel with economic prices and shared services,you can buy all you need around the hostel we are in the center next to the Ramblas.For us the most important thing is the security of our customers, we have magnetic cards for rooms, cameras and free safe in reception for valuables that we advice in the rooms and all the common areas.Our reception is always open 24h for helping our guest in their necessities. We’re a dedicated team working hard to make your stay better


The location was ideal, but other things are not that ideal


Just your average hostel. Expect the basic service. Not much atmosphere there, location is very good though. Mattress is too soft, shower box tiny with water running too close to the wall. The terrace in our room was a great addition.


great moment we had!! Good atmosphere, very well located, met lot's of great people from all over the world!! +: nice receptionists! The only thing was the bathroom...not very clean! Otherwise nice stay there!!!

  • 23rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you very much for your comment, your opinion is very important in order to help us to improve day by day. Regarding your remarks please note that we will take it in consideration to improve our services. We hope that your stay in Barcelona has been nice and that in your next visit you could find our facilities to your liking. See you soon.


Very nice hostel, really willing and cool staff! The toilets and showers were a drawback given their size: one has to walk backward to sit down and if the main door is not closed, taking a shower might be freezing! Despite this, I would certainly recommend staying there!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for comment, your opinion is very important for us. The size of our bathrooms correspond to the standards of youth hostels. Said this, we hope to see you again as soon as possible. Kind regards from our staff.


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for your positive rate, we really appreciate it. We are glad to read that you loved our location and our staff! We don't provide wifi service in the rooms in order to allow our guests to socialize and talk between them! If you need next time, ask at the 24h open reception for more plugs and new cleaning service. We shall be happy to do it. Hope to see you very soon, kind regards from Barcelona.


it was very noisy at night. They also need to improve the shower room as it was just like a cave!!


Value for money and really near to metro station which is at las ramblas.They do serve breakfast even when we make booking its not stated no breakfast.Staff was good n really warm welcome us and keep our beg eventhough its not the time to check in yet.Only a very small shower room.Others fine for hostel rating.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thanks for giving us your feedback about IYH, it is very important for us! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your time here in Barcelona and with us too! We would like to see you again as soon as possible. Best regards from the staff.

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