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Kabul Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Plaza Real 17, Barcelona, Spain

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78%

Rating
4153 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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94%

The most fun hostel I have stayed at. It is a venue where you will have a great time and party a lot. The free dinner brings everyone to the bar and everyone mingles, then most go on a small pub crawl which ends back at the hostel bar where from 12-1:30 was more fun than any of the other bars and clubs I went to.


83%

The only bad thing about my stay was that the girl responsible for touristic tips was in a really bad mood and wasn't very helpful, but I have no other complains and I definetely recommend this hostel, specially if you're looking for good party.


97%

A great hostel. First of all, location couldn't be better. Second it has a great buzz, perfect if you're traveling alone and want to meet people. Being in a 22-beds wasn't that challenging at all, was fun actually. I loved the lounge area were everybody gathered for free dinner (yes, dinner too!!), to grab a beer (especially during happy hours!), play pool . Also, hostel organizes a lot of fun activities, such as pub crawls, walking tours, flamenco nights etc. It's pretty safe too. I recommend.


89%

Make sure you know what you're getting into here. If you want a party atmosphere this is it. If that's not what you want you need to look elsewhere. Location is great during day too and the Square is quite fun but at night it can be dangerous and overwhelming.


77%

Fix the lockers.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

My only complaints were that a few of the front desk attendants, especially the girl, were so rude. They barely looked up from their computers to see who was there and they never smiled or were nice about answering any of your questions. Another thing is that the showers in the whole time I was staying there, were NEVER clean. But they had free lockers big enough for backpacks. It's definitely a party hostel. Had fun, would stay there again.


86%

So much better then the reviews suggest. Great place if you want to party.

  • 10th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Very noisey! A big party hostel. Changed rooms and my locker didn't work, staff couldn't do anything about it. Not happy at all.

  • 10th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

Party hostel! Location is on the best place on city. Only bad thing was the staff, no very polite people...


74%

Great Location, Great atmoshphere, and good value for money. You are given your own lockers, reception area is a party area, great for meeting new people and pre drinking before heading out. Would definitely stay here again.


89%

I only stayed for one night, but I thought the place was good value for money, great location. A little noisy at night, especially the hand dryers should be disconnected during the night since they are so close from the rooms, that's unnecessary noise throughout the night. Otherwise, people were nice and the atmosphere friendly, including the staff.

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

If you are looking for a place to party and meet people, Kabul is a good option. It's located right in Plaza Real and is very close to La Rambla and the beach. However, the staff really weren't that great or helpful and one was actually quite rude one night at the bar. I wouldn't recommend staying here if you are planning on sleeping at all, as people come in and out at all hours, including many yelling and singing at almost six in the morning. Overall pretty average place.


80%

The party is crazy here, you'll definitely have a good time and meet lots of people. The security keys are a good idea but some lockers need to be checked, there are some that are loose and you can get easily stolen. Don't expect a homey experience. The biggest room is kinda messy but I guess that's the people that parties and they don't care. The bathrooms are very clean, though. And you get free pasta at night so you can be ready to party all night.


97%

Really fun party hostel, good for solo travellers, there are no power points in the rooms so be aware! Otherwise facilities are good, and dinner is free every night.


66%

Kabul is strictly a party hostel. You will likely find yourself in a big dorm with people coming in and out all night, so do NOT expect to sleep. This is not the hostel for that. The main area is set up really well for meeting people, and having drinks. The nightly club outings are very solid too. Computers work when they want to, the Wifi too. There are no plugs in the rooms. There is no kitchen. You can do laundry, but they were out of detergent when we were there. Ideal stay: 2-3 nights


60%

Definitely a party hostel so don't stay here if your not interested in it. The security is very bad meaning other guests took advantage of that and helped themselves to partying in our room which was annoying. No plugs next to beds because of the high amount of theft. No fresh air at all in the hostel and the air con doesn't work well. The good location makes up a little for above but it's definitely not a hostel for more than 3 nights. Defs get sheets! The blankets are gross.


80%

Awesome party hostel! Everyone staying at the hostel were very friendly and down to have a good time. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone young staying in Barcelona who wants to have a good time!


69%

In evaluating this hostel I think much comes down to what kind of person you are and what time of year you go. I left early because it was full of summer-break douchebag (mostly American) 20-year-olds who just wanted to party and get ripped. Other times of year, I think it would be more fun. Great location (if pretty touristy) in Placa Reial off La Rambla and close to the waterfront. Still, rooms kind of dirty and very few outlets. I moved to Equity Point on Passeig de Garcia for a better vibe.


74%

Party Hostel! Def would recommend if youre looking for a fun partying experience. If you want to sleep and rest and make breakfast and stuff, then not the best place. Free dinner was nice as a snack and cheap tickets to club was helpful!


77%

Great hostel with very good location ! We were a group of 7 and we spent a very good time in Barcelona. Location is the main good point for the hostel. Free meal and Happy hours are good too (2.5€/2 pints). Staff was nice. But : most people are here for parties so it's really hard to sleep well. Facilities could be better : there is no lockets nor tables for showers.


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