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Kabul Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Plaza Real 17, Barcelona, Spain

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4687 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 67%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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They seemed to do the minimum necessary to keep people from complaining. The wifi almost never worked- which would have been great for us to figure out what to do in the city. The location is very central, but also very loud. This is definitely the party hostel. I don't think I got more than 2 hours of consecutive sleep without someone coming in or out or hearing chanting from the plaça.


This is a party hostel. Very noisy during night, because they close the common area at 1 (why?) so people party in the dorms. The bar and pup crawls are fun. There is no kitchen and the few showers they have are often dirty. Lockers are good. Staff is very lazy and slow. If they are not in the mood to work they close the reception for an hour and people have to wait for checking in or getting some assistance. Also very long lines because they are so slow.


A great place if you really want to sociallize. For me I might have come at a wrong time since I was drained from my body to Dublin the few days and nights before, both financially and energetically. So I didn't really go party with them and go to the clubs, which I'm sure totally would've made my experience there different. Nonetheless the location is perfect, stay is cheap for city location plus free breakfast and dinner if you're there in time. Good hostel, great location


Awesome central location and a great place to meet people who want to have fun


Good place for solo backpackers as it does draw a lot of people to the bar especially around happy hour. There's a pub crawl every night which is also a great place to meet people if you are a solo traveller. Don't expect to sleep much it is quite loud but then again why else come to Barcelona.


It's a party hostel. Upside..it's chill, fun and great for a group of friends for a weekend away. Downside. Slightly messy. Not so friendly staff. And too many people


AMAZING location. Very lively/central Everyone on staff was constantly frowning and rude (exception: one guy who worked at the bar and made the dinner who was so kind it was refreshing...everyone else seemed very mean) NO WIFI. The WORST WIFI. Clean showers and bathrooms.... but not so bright and nice rooms Atmosphere was bar-like constantly. The terrace closes pretty early which was a bummer but it was still pretty cool. Chill deals for clubs but you don't need them if you're a girl


İt is center of barcelona.close everywhere.i liked kabul

  • 9th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


You cannot beat this location. This is a party hostel so it has a young and very energic atmosphere to it. It is acceptable but it is definitely on the grosser end of things.


This is a great place to stay. Loved my stay, would come again.

  • 5th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It's a party hostel. It will be loud on any night. I had the free dinner one night and it was really tasty. And I walked into the dorm room one night and interrupted a naughty activity. Great location. Some of the staff was very friendly, but most seemed to be annoyed if they had to do anything. Showers were really nice besides the dirty floors and lack of place to store towels/clothes.


Love this hostel. I try to stay here every time I am in Barcelona. The location is amazing and the beds are actually amazing. You'll always find friends to hang out with if you are there alone.


I was very surpise about all the positives things I founded there. Every bed has a automatic locker, the rooms are clean and the bed smells badbabys. They have free entrance for a amazing nightclubs e good pub crawls. The bathroom was surprising clean but the 5th floor doesn't have a shower. They have a good breakfast and a free dinner! The staff is OK. The location is great! 1 minute to las ramblas and 10 minutes to barceloneta beach. I loved stay there. Definitely recommend it.


I just had 2 nights in the hostel but wish i could stay longer. The location, atmospher and ppl were so good. I had great time. Also it is not expensive and they give you breakfast and dinner. :)

  • 28th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The location is perfect , the staff are nice , morning staff Mohammed was supportive and helpful .


Great hostel!


If you want to party on this is the right place. Daily activities every night like pub crawls and visits to clubs. Free breakfast and free dinner if you catch it on time which is great. On the other hand the staff is not that friendly, except Antonio on the bar. The beds are very tiny and uncomfortable and the bathrooms were really stinky and kind of dirty. My feedback would be on that part. Overall a nice stay in Bacelona at Kabul backpackers.


Great Vibes. Great Pub Crawl.


Great breakfast and even better location, right on the centre of Barcelona! The atmosphere was nice, but it would be better if the staff were more friendly and helpful.


It was nicely designed place with a lot of opportunity to meet young travelers. Exactly what you expect out of a hostel: a bed, shower, food, and meeting people. Would have liked better regulation on smoking in the rooms, and a better pillow and blanket setup.

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