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Kabul Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Plaza Real 17, Barcelona, Spain

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76%

Rating
4226 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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66%

Its a party hostel, maybe a bit full on for some people, some nights they have free clubs tickets. Breakfast is very poor compared to other hostels in Barcelona. staff are not great - the guys running the bar are obnoxious


89%

I really enjoyed my stay at Kabul Hostel! Amazing location and atmosphere, definitely a party hostel. Rooms are clean with large personal lockers, and bathrooms are shared, although the showers can be akward (no place to change). You can go out every night with free entrance to the biggest clubs in Barcelona, and pubcrawls/drinking games are organized frequently (the pubcrawl is amazing!!!). Overall a very good experience, if you are looking to party, then you should come to Kabul for sure!!


54%

This place is basically a club, with dorm rooms above it. So if you just want to stay up and party all night, it's great! But, the rooms are tiny, there are no locks on the shower doors, and there are no electrical outlets in the rooms (you have to give your phone or whatever to reception to charge it). I personally hated my stay here, as nothing was going right. You've been warned.

  • 30th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Amazing hostel. Great atmosphere and a great way to meet people! The location is prime


71%

There wasn't any electric socket in 4 bed room.


77%

If you came to rest you came to the wrong place, if you came to party you came to the right place.


97%

Kabul was the first hostel I've ever stayed at and set the atmosphere bar pretty high. The staff are so helpful and really amazing at helping you have a great time in Barcelona! If you're not the kind of person that wants to meet other travelers over a few beers and make amazing memories then maybe Kabul isn't for you. There are a lot of people that stay there and someone I knew did lose a day pack in the main area pre-gaming before a night out. Hold on to your belongings and Kabul is great!


77%

Nice hostel, if you are looking for party, this is the right place to stay. HH hours are the best of the day.


60%

This hostel is definitely not for someone who is looking to have a nice relaxing vacation in Barcelona. The lobby is basically a club complete with its own bar. We stayed in a 16 person room which was pretty insane in my opinion. You have to be okay with loud music and people coming in at all hours of the night. We did meet some really cool people though and got to go to some great clubs/bars while in Barcelona.


83%

Awesome friendly staff


60%

This hostel has hot atmosphere like a club. If you want enjoy with new friends all night, it'll be perfect for you. But really really noisy.


77%

Very well situated hostel in the center of Barcelona. Perfect to know people from different countries travelling Spain.

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Terrible staff, really really rude and not very helpfull. There are no electric plugs in the bedrooms (due to security concerns, too many steals), so everyone goes to the bar area to charge their phones/laptops, which means everyone is always looking at the screens rather then talking to each other. But the bar area is good, just the staff is terrible.


77%

one of the most important things about a hostel when you're abroad is the wifi. The wifi barely worked the entire time we were there.


100%

Great atmosphere! The staff is the best I've seen. Helped my barcelona trip be a successful one

  • 13th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


49%

Door of my room could never close, Blanket is all dirty and they charge for decent sheets Very unfriendly staff Poor facilities. Simply stay in another place and show up at 11pm to get ready for party and make friends


97%

Love Kabul!

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

We had a reservation for 3 nights and left after 1. We were staying in a claustrophobic small 4-bed room with no plugins.. the loud music didn't stop until 3am. When we finally fall a sleep, the fire alarm went on!! Some punk obviously thoutgh it funny. Two hours later another punk went from room to room, banging on each door. It's ok if you want to party all night and have no sleep at all. But if you're in Barcelona to see the beautifuul city and have a nice good night sleep, don't go here.


100%

Had the best time there, will definitely be going back.

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

For me the main problem was that there is no kitchen and no plugs in the room. But it is an excellente hostel for party and to meet new people. Awesome atmosphere.


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