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Kabul Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Plaza Real 17, Barcelona, Spain

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4270 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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The reviews about the poor staff were spot on. Wow, were they awful. First let me say everything else was fine (except for the guy screaming over the microphone in the hangout area the whole time... seriously dude, please stop. no one is listening). But the staff -- saying they were "rude" would actually be a compliment to them. You walk up to the counter and they act like you dont exist. They seem to hate to have to give you any help regarding advice on where to go etc. It was sad.


Kabul Backpackers is hands down my favourite hostel. In peak season the atmosphere in the place is electric and filled with like minded travellers all wanting to have a good time together. I met some fantastic people here. The staff are fantastic and really try to make everything as easy as you would like. The only downside to Kabul is the obvious fact that it's a party hostel, if you're looking to have an early night, or take it easy, maybe look at getting a smaller room.


Great place to stay if you want to party. Awesome location and great place to meet people from all over the world. Thanks guys.


The staff is awful, the key deposit is abusive, there are no sockets is the rooms, the rooms are crowed and with bad linen, the breakfast is really basic, the toilets are awful. Besides that the music is really really loud and doesn't allow you to sleep, the best way to describe this hostel is saying that it is a night club where pepole sleep sometimes.


Everything was absolutely perfect, just that I wish the breakfast had different items everyday.


Clean hostel with good social bar area and rooftop terrace. No power points in room to charge phone and reception staff are a bit unfriendly.


Amazing location, very social and friendly atmosphere. Only downside is that there are no power outlets in the rooms. However, staff are happy to charge behind the desk and there's lots of outlets in the common areas.

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Definitely a Party Hostel. Hostel gets you in to a different club each no with no cover, take advantage of that. This hostel is right in the heart of Barcelona so much going on right around you. You will not be bored here. Happy hour each day twice a day 2 beers for 2.50 euro. Book this hostel if you are looking for a fun social atmosphere.


Kabul is a ton of fun-- a lot of young people who are down to party stay here. Some things were missing however. For the first two days, our room was EXTREMELY hot, the air conditioning was essentially blowing hot air all day. The staff is also not very friendly-- if you ask for help, they seem annoyed you asked. Also, their tours/staff can be very flakey. We tried to go on a tour, and the guide just simply never showed up. Overall, good location. Stay if you want to party in Barca.


Perfect party hostel to stay at - would definitely stay again. Met awesome people in our room, bartender was so nice


The staff could be much more friendly.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


If you are looking for fun, that's the place, but if you wanna take a good shower and have a good night of sleep, then find somewhere else to go.


It was one of the worst hostel I have ever stayed. Last day I found a space in free hostel and for comperision, it was 5 star hotel for me. Just location was better, the rest is trash.


Only bad thing is not having plugs to charge your phone on the bedrooms!


Perfect location on placa Reial next to the ramblas. Atmosphere in the meeting room was very nice, rooms had large personal lockers. Free diner and breakfast included.


Kabul is a great party hostel. That shouldn't mean that the staff has to bark at you each time you ask a question and be absolutely rude and not helpful. The rooms are below average compared to other hostels which are even cheaper in Europe. Theres signs EVERYWHERE telling you to look after your staff cause robbery is so common. They charge you for SHEETS! Never happened to me before. No towel rental, you have to buy it. The bar has only 3 crappy drinks to choose from. I really didn't like it!


The locker is very nice, the bathroom always clean and the parties are awesome!


Excellent party hostel! If you don't want to party though, don't stay there


It was horrible! I gave up staying there in the very first day and wen to a hotel. It is unimagineable that i cannot charge my Phone or any electronic inside the room. Bad services at the front desk, crappy rooms with any space.

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I got bed bugs. They charge you for everything, including the "extra" sheet, thats is not really extra, consedering they just put a bed lining and a dirty blanket on the bed. The rooms are small and the lockers doenst work good. They charge for the luggage room, u cant drink on the lounge unless u buy the drinks from them (and it closes early, so u have no space to stay). No plug ins and no wifi on the rooms, take some time to loose charging ur phone! I wouldnt come back!!

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