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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 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2020
    The Black Swan Hostel is always my favourite place to stay in Barcelona. The salsa night out was a lot of fun. Max was particularly great, he was really helpful, fun and plays beautiful Argentinian songs on the guitar. Honestly worth staying for the live music!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2020
    Had an amazing time! Conveniently located, pretty clean, and super social. Beds were comfy, loved having curtains on bed for my own space. The staff is so friendly, always up for a chat & is a great place to meet fellow travellers. The kitchen & lounge are super social, and there are heaps of things to do organised for everyone - free dinner, free tours, walks, etc. Sadly, bar crawls were cancelled a couple nights because there weren’t enough people. Also, be aware of no drinking after 10pm!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Dec 2019
    Everyone was very nice and made me feel welcomed
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Dec 2019
    Loved it! Very sociable environment so it's easy to make new friends, staff was super friendly- special shoutout to Ezra, Max, and others who's names are eluding me, very clean, great cooked meals. Lots of fun. Will return. ♥️
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2019
    Best hostel I've been to so far! Everything is perfect and in addition to that you get free dinner most nights and amazing free tours and activities! The nights out were amazing, you get free into a club that usually costs around 15€. Also the paella on paella night was the best food I've ever had. I'll definitely be back!
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2019
    Amazing hostel. Very clean and organised. The hostel provided meals and a beer most nights at 8pm on a tips basis which helped people socialise in the lounge and dining areas. Salsa classes were organised twice a week and Flamenco night as well as a number of free walking tours from historical, artistic to spooky. Every night staff would take guests out on a pub crawl from 10pm and then onto a club free of charge. Ezra, Becca, Kerim and Yohanna are very energetic, friendly helpful staff .
    Wales, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2019
    This hostel is insanely good, one of the best hostels all over Barcelona in that price level. I wanted to say thanks a lot for making my stay so unique, with activity and stuff I wouldn’t find nowhere else. About the hostel: always clean and the stuff is friendly and smiling They offer a lot of free activities such as flamenco and salsa classes, paella, pub crawl and walking tours and it’s all for free. Thanks a lot to Ezra that made my stay super fun with an amazing pub crawl See you soon.
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Jan 2020
    Really enjoyed my time here. My room was spacious, bed very comfy with a curtain on the side for privacy and large locker space under bed. Hotel was always very clean and the facilities in the kitchen were just what I needed. And of course the volunteers and activities really made my stay! All the volunteers were very friendly, especially Natalia (who took some of us on a really really nice trip to watch the sunset)and Israel (?) (who made really tasty soup for dinner one night!)
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Jan 2020
    This hostel was super easy to locate, incredibly clean and nice, and close to everything we wanted to do in Barcelona. I loved the beds and enjoyed that everyone had their own outlet. The bathrooms and showers were big and always clean. Perfect!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Dec 2019
    pros: location, clean, many toilets cons: security the location is ok, food and markets and restaurants around corner. it is clean. however, during my stay there are some irregular guests. seems a lot of irregulars in these cities. just glad i was able to switch rooms and got out of city quickly. be careful, many people have phones and wallets stolen.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
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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