Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Registration Number AJ 000554

You’ll get good vibes, comfortable accommodation, and unforgettable fun in this chic, centrally located hostel. Nestled in one of Barcelona’s coolest areas between the Arc de Triumph and Plaça de Catalunya, the Black Swan combines a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with exciting activities and sparkling nightlife. Our smiling staff are happy to help with anything you need and are eager to share insider tips on the hottest things to see and do here in beautiful Barcelona.

Your every need and want is met here at the Black Swan. Our professional chef Bobby hosts cooking lessons at the hostel, where you can learn to make mouth-watering paella and enjoy refreshing sangria for only 5€. When Bobby isn’t here, our lovely staff prepare free dinner for the guests. Every night we run a free night out where we go to the best bars and clubs in Barcelona. Our other activities include salsa classes, flamenco shows, twice-daily walking tours as well as trips to the world-famous Magic Fountain in the Plaça Espanya, all for free!! Here at the Black Swan, our goal is to provide our guests with the perfect Barcelona experience.

We know traveling can be exhausting, so we’ve created a comfortable environment where you’ll feel right at home. You’ll sleep soundly in soft, clean beds, start your day strong with a steaming cup of tea or coffee, and you’ll have our fully-equipped kitchen to prepare a home cooked meal. In our common areas, you can relax and make friends with your fellow travelers from all four corners of the globe.

Our front desk is open 24 hours a day, so there will always be someone to help you whatever you need or any questions you may have. You’ll get free bed linens, free Wi-Fi, free luggage storage, a convenient in-house laundry facility, and sparkling-clean bathrooms with piping hot showers where you can recharge after a fun day out exploring the many sights of Barcelona or getting ready for a great night out with us at one of Barcelona’s famous beach clubs.

Whether you’re visiting the city to take in it’s incredible culture or you’re here to blow off some steam with the famous night life, the Black Swan is your home away from home and is the perfect place to kick start your Barcelona adventure. View House Rules


Coming to eat, drink or sunbathe in Barcelona? Here at Black Swan, we've got a room with your name on it! If it's food you're after, check out our free cooking classes to learn how to make the best paella in town (shh... the recipe is a secret!). We've also got free breakfast and dinner every day. If you want to practise your best salsa on the dance floor and meet other travellers, tag along to one of the free evening events (we'll show you the best clubs around). We'll take you to the Magic Fountain – one of the most famous landmarks in town – for free – and the beach isn't far away either.


We're right in the centre of town, between Arc de Triomf and Plaça de Catalunya. Popular spots like Ciutadella Park are only 10 minutes away on foot. If you're keen to explore Catalonia, jump on the train at Nord Station for fast connections around the area. Touching down at Barcelona-El Prat Airport? Catch the A1 train until you reach Plaça d'Espanya and switch to the L1 for five stops where you get to Urquinaona. Then, after a four minute walk you'll be at our front door!

Rooms and Dorms

Our cosy rooms are cool and comfy – plus there's air con. We've got mixed or female-only dorms and all have shared bathrooms. No need to worry about bed linen – we'll provide that for free each day. Just give us a shout at our 24-hour reception if you want to hire a towel (or you just want a chat!).

Extras and activities

There's always something going on, whether it be a salsa class or a flamenco show (all for free, of course!). With our laundry facilities, you can chuck your T-shirts in the wash – handy after those hot dance classes. Chill out in the common area over a game of pool with friends, or grab a cuppa in the café when you need a midday caffeine boost.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Dec 2019
    The vibes at Black Swan were amazing! Very nice beds with curtains, light and plug(with USB port). The showers were amazing and the facilities were very clean. But the best part is the super friendly staff who instantly get like your friend
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2019
    I lost my wallet here in Barcelona. The hostel was so supportive about it, allowed me to order a card there. This hostel has really great facilities and dinners, vegan friendly. The staff are excellent, especially Miriam, she’s my favourite, she showed me how to party in Barcelona! The hostel has many great inclusive activities and has a very warm atmosphere! The beds are comfy and everything is super clean, definitely recommend.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2019
    it was over my expectations. Clean place, sheets, rooms, bathrooms and everything is organized and there are signs everywhere to show you the way The Atmosphere was great, i met a lot of people from different countries ( in the hostel there is a common room where we can set and talk) the day i arrived there where a free dinner organized by the hostel. I felt everyone know each other, same as home Its not far away from the center, near supermarkets, free internet, i will go back to it
    Palestine, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Dec 2019
    For a long weekend, my sister and I stayed at Black Swan, in the all female room. It has a great location by gothic quarter, and is around a 10 min walk from the Aerobus station, the cathedral, and the Picasso museum. The Gaudi houses are like 15 minute walk away. The room and bathrooms were always clean, and often times there were people cleaning it multiple times a day. Everyone was really friendly and they offer a lot of activities.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Nov 2019
    The hostel was great but Miriam made my stay even better, she took the time to show us places outside of the hostel’s normal activities.
    Laos, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Nov 2019
    The hostel is located near triumph arc and there is no need of bus to see the seesights. The room was clean, save and dark also during the day, so you can sleep whenever you want. It was perfect :)
    Bulgaria, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    23 Nov 2019
    Not the most friendliest of staff at times but willing to help. Men's bathrooms were dirty and the kitchen ways had dirty dishes (clean up your stuff people). Atmosphere was cool and the events at night were fun. Belongings felt secure in rooms, the lockers were a bit tough to access as they were beneath the bottom bunks on the floor.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Nov 2019
    The only downside was the kicthen and bathrooms. The bathrooms are so tight, you only have 4 toilets between all the hostel for males. The showers are on seperate floors. The kitchen sink was always clogged and dirty. Didn’t have the best smell. The location is amazing the beds and rooms are super clean. Recommended
    Egypt, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Dec 2019
    Great Staff! Great Free Food every night! Great Location! it's a party hostel so if you wish to sleep your nights without a disturb, this is not the place! if you seek relaxation, wouldn't recommend! If you want party and get to know people, it's a great place for that because the common areas are small, so there's always someone in your face. Common areas are not so fancy, but they fix something every year, like paintings on the walls.:) Good atmosphere, mainly because of the Staff! Thanks!
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    28 Nov 2019
    The person who checked us in wasn’t rude or impolite, but she wasn’t nice either. The room was horrible. There was no air conditioning, it was hot and muggy, and it smelled like sweaty people. The lockers could not be locked. There was a sign on the window saying not to open it so that the AC would work, but it clearly wasn’t working. It was too hot and too noisy to sleep, people came and went until 5am. We cancelled and stayed in an Airbnb. The lady who checked us out was very nice.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi