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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • 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.
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  • 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

Overview

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.

Location

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 9.0

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Feb 2020
    Staying at the Blank swan was great. Everyone on the staff is fun and friendly and the people traveling through were so friendly. The Hostel comes with a wide range of activities every night and every day so you never get bored. One of my favorite parts of the room is the balcony overlooking the street in a very nice neighborhood. The kitchen is massive and you have ample space to cook to your heart's desire.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Feb 2020
    The hostel was in an incredible location. I was only a 20-30 minute walk from the bigger tourist sites like park guell and the sagrada familia and then a quick 10 minute stroll the the amazing gothic quarter. The hostel did dinner for us 4 times a week which was incredible. They put in free walking tours, free nights out, free classes like sangria making, and many other activities. The staff was really helpful and always willing to give a good recommendation and the facilities were very nice
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Feb 2020
    The Black Swan was the best hostel I have ever stayed in!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jan 2020
    Geeat hostel. Lots of free activities and a hime cooked healthy meal included. Will definitley stay here again . Great location
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Feb 2020
    Fantastic activities, very social and fun! Staff were all super friendly and helpful. Comfy beds--privacy curtains were a nice touch! And rainfall showerheads in the bathroom were so nice! Would definitely stay here again--perfect location for exploring Barcelona, and lots of free activities to get you started and help make friends :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    25 Jan 2020
    This place was amazing, and it was my first hostel experience. The people (staff and guests) were extremely nice, and the hostel offers so many free opportunities to sightsee or meet new people. The beds all have their own outlets, lights, and privacy curtains. There is storage for each person, but you should bring your own lock (or buy one at the hostel). Also, the baggage room was super helpful, since I arrived in Barcelona very early before check-in and didn't leave until late at night.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    25 Jan 2020
    Im really glad of my sojourn in the hostel. The service at reception was really correct and honnest when i needed something i got help from the girls and the guy. The volunteers are respectable people i find that they do effort for the activities suggested to the guests like making food making the place clean etc ... i felt welcome truely by those two volunteers nathalie ( naty) and the israeli guy and appreciated giulio's effort for organising activities
    Morocco, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    17 Feb 2020
    Awesome place, full of fun people, very well located, the only thing I would suggest is to have better "in-room" rules, some people just don't care about others 🤷🏻‍♂️
    Uruguay, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Feb 2020
    Hostel is in nice location, nice rooms with a good size common area to meet new people. Only downside is the showers being on a completely different level then the rooms. Otherwise, nice hostel.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Jan 2020
    Ok for what you're paying. The front desk staff wasn't too friendly, maybe they don't like Americans. Nice showers. Nice common area. Better suited for younger people.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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