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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 free
cooking lessons at the hostel, where you can learn to make mouth-watering paella. 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 free breakfast
cereals, steaming cups of tea and coffee, and refreshing fruit juice, 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 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Jun 2019
    I had a great time at Black Swan even though it was a short stay- the facilities and amendities were super convenient and the hostel is designed to bring travelers together, making social events for us all to meet and connect with eachother. Immediately when we walked in, a chef was cooking homemade paella and a few hours later we went on what was my favorite part of staying here, the pub crawl. Ikerem energetically showed us around and so helpful and sweet. I loved Black Swan and recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Jun 2019
    I had a great time at the Black Swan. As a solo traveller, I felt very welcome by the staff other guests. It was very easy to make friends, and the hostel offered plenty of activities, like the walking tours and pub crawl, and also gave me great suggestions on places to go and thing to see. The room was great, very solid bunks that don’t squeak or shake too much, and there was clean bathrooms and showers. Have to give a shoutout to my friend Sam that works there, really made my stay awesome
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jun 2019
    My friend and I had an excellent experience with Black Swan. The staff was amazing with a wide range of activities that allow you to see Barcelona and meet other travelers. The Greek Night, Bar Crawl, and free walking tours were well worth waking up for or staying up for. The location was superb and the staff was extremely helpful if anything was needed. The facilities were safe and clean which was very nice. Overall, I would recommend this place to anyone traveling through Barcelona.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Jun 2019
    Very friendly staff, nice hostel all in all.
    Finland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    13 Jun 2019
    Pub Crawl, walking tour, paella classes, and friendly staff make for a good time. Not a huge fan of the bathrooms.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Jun 2019
    Great hostel and easy to meet solo travelers. Thiago did a great job showing us around during the gothic tour and recommended a nice place to have lunch. Paella night is a MUST! The pub crawl was a bit disappointing, the guide took us to the same place two nights in a row. To no ones surprise it was completely empty both nights. Some of us made our own group and bailed early.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    09 Jun 2019
    Great location & helpful staff, especially the volunteers. Love the curtains on dorm beds & private plug & lights by each bed - very practical. Lockers in rooms. It's walking distance from main attractions, rooms have big windows liiking out & Romeo/Juliet style balconies...fab! Also free breakfast & dinner most nights...nightly party options if into that or can get rest as it's quiet time in hostel after 23.30ish...suits most. Cristian, Oscar, Liz, Karem,made my stay! Thanks guys, I'll be back.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    16 Jun 2019
    Had a lot of fun! Really enjoyed the salsa lessons and flamenco show. Thanks Nadine for being so helpful!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    18 Jun 2019
    Might be a little biased since I'm comparing this place to their Black Swan Seville location. The layout was weird for the showers and toilets and the AC was not very strong in the rooms, however, it's very close to two metro stations, supermarket is literally next door, and there's free dinner most nights. Staff was helpful giving tips on places to visit. Shoutout to Emma and Nadine leading the pub crawls and getting us free shots/access to some solid Barcelona clubs!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    10 Jun 2019
    Exquisite hostel. Ideal for the solo traveller.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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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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