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C/Unio No. 12, Barcelona, Spain

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1562 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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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.

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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.


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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, We are very glad to read your kind words! Thanks a lot for positive comment about our hostel, your rating encourage us to be better day by day and offer the best services to our guests and to fulfill their well-being in our hostel. We would like to have you again here with us! See you soon in Barcelona.


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.


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

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