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St Christopher's Barcelona Reviews

Carrer de Bergara, 3, Barcelona, Spain

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85%

Rating
2138 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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97%

Great hostel in Barcelona! Very near to Plaça de Catalunya, the best start point to know this great city!


97%

Great, comfortable, and safe place to stay. I only stayed to catch an early morning flight because I didn't want to stay in the airport for a 10 hour layover. It's a bit far from the airport, but it's easy to walk to from Plaça Catalunya. The staff is very friendly. The bar food is good, plus you get a discount for staying in the hostel. I would love to stay when I return to Barcelona again! ¡Muchas gracias!


94%

This hostel was great value for money, easy to get to from the airport (one bus) and close to the metro station for easy city access. You are literally 2 minutes from las ramblas the main part of town. Clean and safe facilities, no complaints, with exception of no real kitchen but no need when food is so cheap and delicious close by! Will definitely recommend to others.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, It’s great to see that you felt safe and secure in our hostel. Like many big cities, Barcelona often gets a bad rep, but we’re glad that you were able to see past that. Thanks for writing and see you next time

74%

The large female dorm was filthy, and the bathroom only cleaned after 9pm each night. The shower stall was so small my arms knocked against the sides whilst I washed my hair. Not impressed! Other than that, the place was fairly standard. Staff were ordinary; location and security was excellent.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to get back to us. We really appreciate your feedback and we will certainly be using your comments to develop and improve our services and facilities for the benefit our future guests. We hire an external housekeeping company and have passed on your comments to their management. We have an overnight cleaner who attends all the shared facilities around the clock so it's quite unusual something was overlooked. Nevertheless we'll be sure to look into it. Thanks again

91%

We had a very pleasant stay at St. Christopher's- so much so that we extended our stay. The hostel is very clean and Eco friendly. It is good value for money with its excellent buffet breakfast. The only complaint is the lack of fresh air in the upstairs dorms... Can't imagine what it's like in the summer!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
It was good of you to write to us, and an important issue you've raised, Regarding the ventilation we are sorry to hear of your discomfort. We usually ask the housekeeping team to do an additional airing out the rooms if any happen to get at all stuffy, but unfortunately Spanish health and safety and noise pollution laws prevents us from being able to leave them open around the clock. Our staff are always ready to help so we hope you came down to the front desk for a chat. Thanks again

83%

This hostel was really just a place for me to sleep - the rooms and bathrooms were really industrial, but functional and clean. Breakfast was great, and for the value, I really can't complain but there is no atmosphere and it was frustrating that the balconies always seemed to be locked so the room got really stuffy.


91%

I will definitely choose this hostel when coming in Barcelona next time. The location is absolutely perfect. You have a lot of sightseeings in a walking distance and direct bus to the airport there. They have big lockers under the beds (bring a padlock with you). Staff is really kind and helpful..there is just one girl which was ignorant, not willing to explain why we do not get our key deposit back (she is the reason why the staff is just good not excellent).

  • 18th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, We're glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and as you probably already know we've sent you a private email to follow up on the misunderstanding with our receptionist. We look forward to your reply so that we know if we have to provide extra training. We're always looking to better ourselves and can learn a lot from your experiences with us, Take care and talk soon

57%

Good for a party weekend, if you don't mind to sleep in a room without air (they open the windows just for a few hours in the daytime). You need to buy a padlock for the locker. Leaving your luggage after check-out cost you minimum 3,50. For the rate i paid, i can't complain, but there are much better places for 2-3 Euro more per night. There was a girl at the reception, that was the most unfriendly hostel worker i met in 5 years traveling with hostels. Rrrrespect!

  • 17th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, It's great you've left us such a detailed review. We can learn a lot from you, and it's your ideas that drive the changes we make here in the hostel. Rather than discuss such matters in public we've taken a little extra time to write to you in private to hopefully try and understand why you didn't see eye to eye with a member of our team here. Our guys love their jobs and we're positive there's a simple explanation for the misunderstanding there seems to have been, Talk soon. Thanks

91%

It´s my second experience with St Christopher's, I stayed in Paris and now in Barcelona. I enjoyed the hostel.

  • 16th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, We love that you've been hitting up the various St Christopher's on your travels. We hope you're using the official St Christopher's website to ensure you have discounts on each of your visits to our many European destinations. Let us know where else you end up visiting, Thanks for writing,

86%

Fantastic location, felt very safe walking around at night. Comfortable room however the bathroom could have been a bit cleaner. Good deals at the bar for pre-drinking!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Great to read that you made the most of our 2-for-1 beer and mixed drinks in our Belushi's bar. As you said, a great place to start and even to end a night out in Barcelona. Hope you took time to chat with our staff too. We often tag along for after parties when we've finished cleaning ; ) See you next time, and make sure you swing by Belushi's in our other European destinations for more good deals and good times

91%

Everything was ok and it was worth what I paid for. The only problem, I guess, was the stench from the female showers. It was soooo bad for one whole day, but it was ok the next day.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to write to us. We're pleased you found our hostel good value for money, but at the same time we're a little concerned to read about your impressions of our showers. Sorry about that. We trust you reported your concerns to our staff who can send cleaners around to some extra tidying 24 hours a day. Our lively hostel hosts 420 people so naturally we have to be extra careful with shared areas. We trust you enjoyed your time with us nonetheless, Thanks again

71%

Front desk workers didn't have the best attitude for a hospitality setting. The dorm en suite bathrooms were a little unclean to my liking and you only get 10 seconds of water in the shower until you have to push the button again. The girls in my room went to bed at like 9pm, so I felt bad trying to get ready to go out at night. I would suggest separating those who are there to go out and those not to please everyone's liking. Other than those minor details it was great. Delicious food also!

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, We're pleased that you had a good time with us overall and will certainly be looking into our cleaning of the ensuite facilities to see what improvements can be made. Unfortunately it's hard to tell who will sleep at what time, but our bar is open until 2.30am every day if you want to meet other travelers and locals alike. We're gonna write to you in private to find out a little bit more about your experiences with our staff too if that's ok, Bye for now, And thanks again

91%

I am a fan of St. Christopher's Barcelona! Adriano is exceptional on the reception desk...always so helpful and patient, no matter what silliness or rudeness he has to deal with. Location and atmosphere are great at this hostel too. I highly recommend!

Owner Comment (Hide)
What a wonderful review. so nice of you to take the time to write. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Adriano himself. We're positively he'll be pleased. And we trust you also enjoyed the company of the rest of our team too. All the best,

94%

Amazing place to stay. I stayed 2 nights and it was really good. I wanted to stay more but ı couldnt have more time. Guys, if you need some place to stay, you should stop by this hostel. I am sure you will like it. It ıs very cheap and also clean and comfortable.

  • 9th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Such a cool review. We're really pleased that enjoyed your time here and you're welcome back any time. It's nice little reviews like this that make us smile here at St Christopher's Inn Barcelona, as we love to know when we've made a lasting, positive impression on any of our guests. Thanks so much, and safe onward travels,

63%

Big hostel. Noisy. Bunk beds like metal cages. With your own curtain if you like that sort of thing and are anti-social. Beds are uncomfortable and sag in the middle. They lock the windows at night so there is no air and you may get a headache in the morning. Communal showers and toilets. Much like being in the army I would suspect. Staff seem like they hate their jobs. Common room (sort of) on first floor. Has fridge but no spoons. Wi-fi patchy. Having said that. Good location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Some very detailed feedback there and a lot of hard info we can hopefully turn into some positive changes. We'll write to you in person, as generally speaking its your feedback and impressions of our hostel that guide us in improving and upgrading our facilities and services for the benefit of future guests here. Either way we're pleased you enjoyed our central location and trust you had a good experience overall, Cheers for now,

94%

Perfect location, lots going on. Huge bar and a big hostel so lots of people about. Staff were ok.. Forgot that i gave a deposit for my key and the guy on reception conveniently did too, just waved me goodbye. And no kitchen

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Great to see you enjoyed the awesome deals and atmosphere in our Belushi's bar. And sorry the confusion with the key deposit. Not all bookings require you to leave one so it can be confusing as to who is owed what. We always put the extras in the charity box anyway so don't worry there ; ) Thanks again for your feedback. We've definitely found some stuff in there we can work with.

77%

Nice localtion, near one of the main streets of the city. But the showers aren't so pratic and someone stolen my friend's balleys. Te bathrooms weren't really clean and the service in the bar are a little slow. But it worth to be there if you want to walk almost the whole city and have a good time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
It was great to see that you made the most of our central location. We know how important it is to be right in the heart of all the action in the city. Having said that we know that theft can sometimes happen here in the streets in Barcelona, and we hope that our staff did everything they could to help your friend. We always do whatever we can to help on these rare occasions when such things happen. We'll send you an email now to follow up ok, Talk soon, and thanks for writing

100%

We only stayed there for two nights, but it was well worth the value. Centrally located, we could walk everywhere. The staff was very friendly and the place was very clean. Great deals at the bar downstairs. I would definitely stay there again!!

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, A really nice review. It's great that you took the time to chat with our team too. Helping you guys out and hanging out with guests in general is by far the best part of this job. Sounds like you're our perfect guest. Good luck with the rest of your trip and come visit again,

83%

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86%

Nice hostel! Modern, clean, comfortable. Bunks have curtains and personal reading lights, which is great! Gear lockers consist of cages under the bed - bring your own lock. Staff friendly, a bar downstairs that does pretty good food. You also get free breakfast, which is a win! Only downside - no free storage of luggage after checkout - you have to pay for a locker (3.50 E for half a day, 5 E for 12 hours) to store your stuff.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, We're really pleased that you made the most of our additional facilities. All of our team, and our management, are all travelers at heart, so we like to think we know what you guys are looking for when you chose a hostel : ) We also completely understand your point about lockers but we hope you can appreciate the extra security and convenience that those few extra euros cost. It's hard to put a price on peace of mind ; ) All the best, and thanks for your constructive review.

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