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The Hipstel Reviews

Carrer de Valencia 266, Barcelona, Spain

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84%

Rating
1305 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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77%

Unique and original atmosphere. Staff were very helpful, going out of their way to assist my travel partner and I with things they didn't necessarily need to. The homemade dinner offer for 5€ was a great deal, a homey touch. The rooms could have had more personal (warmer) lighting rather than fluorescent. All around a positive experience.


60%

The hostel was not very clean, as my pillow had brown stains all over it, which was quite concerning and the blanket smelled badly.


74%

Wasn't here very long. Wifi wasn't good. Seemed like a party hostel but people complained when we whispered.. Wouldn't go back


86%

The hipstel was what you would expect out of a hostel. It was clean and welcoming. Upon arrival they provided you with sheets to make you bed which was nice, because you knew they were clean. The breakfast is a great deal, only 3 euros. The staff were friendly and helpful with any questions about getting around. They all knew english well enough to communicate which was helpful since I speak 0 spanish.

  • 30th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


51%

This hostel is hardly recommendable. There is a very free for all atmosphere because the hostel is designed to catch extra money from you in obvious ways. There is a kitchen but you can´t use it because the staff uses it at one point during the day to cook a 5€ meal. They add/remove beds from rooms, people don´t pay the same price for bed in same room same night. People including staff may barge into your room, leave door open despite very noisy corridor and turn on light at freaking midnight.


91%

The lobby and the kitchen are fabulous with magnificient interior design and free coffee machine. But the staff wasn't really impressively kind, still answered to the questions when I asked something. Also I stayed at the room in the middle of the corridor where the door made extremely annoying noise whenever someone opened it or closed it.


86%

Good location near the metro and one of the main plaza's. Small but well stocked kitchen. They had a lot of renovations happening during our visit that started at 8 am and didn't end tell 4-5 which was tough if you went the night before.


100%

The hostel was clean, atmosphere was great the staff were extremely helpful. I would recommend it for people who want to visit Barcelona for a reasonable price. Great staff, nice and clean, fantastic location for the central areas. Would definitely recommend.

  • 26th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel was really great and we really enjoyed our weekend in Barcelona. The staff was helpful and gave us great tips on what to do and see and the food was good too. We stayed in the 12-bed dorm and even though it was full, it was quite quiet and we slept really well. Overall an amazing stay, definitely recommend this hostel!


94%

Amazingly friendly staff. cheapest hostel one could hope for in this location or any other. very recomendable!

  • 21st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Maldives
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

l'auberge est très bien situé et est bien servi de transport..L'équipe d'accueil est très attentifs!

  • 19th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Very good hostel, higly recommend! the commun areas are nice and spacious and everyone get together to watch all the football games on the big screen! The location makes it cheap to eat out and shop, for any enquiry about the city you can just ask the girls at reception, they know everything. thanks guys!

  • 15th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Location location location!!! I would stay here again in a heartbeat! They actually had a great breakfast for a few euros as well as dinners for a little more! The environment was a homey haven in comparison to similarly rated and valued hostels we went to! I felt very very safe here!!


74%

The staff was helpful and nice. Regarding the room - I wish it had a window :) And outside the room there was a vending machine which turned out to be very noisy at night - a major inconvenience for lightsleepers (all the noises from the corridor were heard inside the room). Besides that, the stay was fine.

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Over the phone the staff wasn't as friendly or helpful. Once there however, the service was superb. I was very grateful and appreciative for the attention. The rate was too pricey. We felt we were paying a cheap hotel price yet still had to share bathrooms and lacked other hotel benefits.

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Honduras
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

The staff was really friendly and nice. When you check in they help you find attractions to go to. There were also event almost every night. Bed and bathroom were clean as were everything else.

  • 7th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

Decent place, good value, however: a locker was provided but you needed to use your own padlock which we didn't have. As soon as we saw that nobody over the age of 40 was allowed to stay at the hostel it stained our opinion of the place; we have met people in hostels over the age of 40 who have been more "hip" than many young people! You were not allowed to use the cooker in this hostel which was a pain but they did cook a meal every night that you could sign up and pay for. Showers were cold.


100%

This is a great hostel, it have everything I was expected. Friendly staff, good location, all facility and value for money.

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


89%

The wifi was the only complaint I have about the hipstel. It didn't work very well for me at all. Everything else was good.

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Erything about this place was cool the staff the location and the cleanliness.

  • 24th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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