Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 1 week prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy


Any change or cancellation shall be noticed by e-mail and the following charge will be applied:
Until 30 days before arrival: 10% of the total price from the cancelled reservations.
From 29 until 15 days before arrival:20% of the total price from the cancelled reservations.
From 14 until 7 days before arrival: 40% of the total price from the cancelled reservations.
From 6 until 3 days before arrival:80% of the total price from the cancelled reservations.
From 2 until 0 days before arrival: 100% of the total price from the cancelled reservations.

Modifications to the original reservation will be subject to availability.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A cautionary deposit, consisting of the 5 % of the total payment, has to be paid via bank transfer to the Hostel before arrival for:

magnetic keys
Damage which may be caused.

This deposit shall be returned as a single sum to the person responsible for the GROUP after the stay and via bank transfer, when the keys have been returned, and when it has been confirmed that no damage has been caused to the facilities.

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

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Property Description

Ideal Youth Hostel is an experienced Hostel located at the Heart of Barcelona City. the most bohemian quarter in the city, is turning into one of the most vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan areas! Here you will find real hostel culture.

Confortable and well connected for visit the city, near of Liceu Theatre.

Location Location Location.Our clients tell us and we know it, we have the best location in town. Whether you are interested in culture, night life, shopping or even on going to the beach, you will be able to do everything within walking distance! This means: no hassle with transportation +
maximal enjoyment at cheapest prices = FUN!

That is actually the best part: Enjoy a multilingual Staff completely devoted to you, to your needs and requests. We are an experienced Hostel that adjusts to the needs of single travelers as well as the ones of large groups. From Reception to Back Office, Administration, House Keeping or Activities Dep, besides to struggle on doing our job at our best... We always have a smile for you! FREE WIFI

Registration Number AJ – 000397- 59 View House Rules


Ideal Youth Hostel is a great base for your trip to Barcelona – we're a sociable hostel with an amazing central location. Our roof terrace, filled with sofas and plants, is the perfect chilled-out spot to unwind, enjoy the Spanish sunshine and get chatting to your fellow travellers. And when you're feeling peckish, we can cook up delicious local dishes for you and your new mates to try, like homemade paella and tapas. Our multilingual staff love helping travellers get to know our friendly, vibrant city, and can give you free maps to get you started. We know Barcelona because we're from Barcelona!


We're in the Raval neighbourhood, just off Las Ramblas and a 3-minute walk from the heart of the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter). The beach is a half-hour walk away, and you can reach the Sagrada Família cathedral and Parc Güell in half an hour on the metro. You'll also find the Picasso Museum, the CCCB (the city's contemporary art museum), concert venues and nightlife all within a 15-minute walk. We're less than an hour from Barcelona-El Prat Airport – take the Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya, then jump on the metro (line 3) to Liceu and we're a 2-minute stroll from there. From Barcelona Sants railway station, it's a short hop on the metro (line 3 again) to Liceu.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got a selection of cosy mixed and female-only dorms and private twin and quadruple rooms – some with en-suite bathrooms. We offer free linen and have towels for hire. There's an elevator too, so you won't have to lug your heavy bags upstairs.

Extras and activities

There are computers in our common room and we have free Wi-Fi on the ground floor. Plus, there's a games room with a pool table, so you can make the most of your downtime. We have a 24-hour reception, and there's no curfew, so your night out at Plaça Reial's bars and clubs doesn't have to be cut short!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 6.9

  • Atmosphere 6.1

  • Cleanliness 5.7

  • Facilities 5.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    23 Jun 2019
    Everything was perfect, but on my last day I needed to leave for the airport at 2 pm, so I wanted to check out in the morning, go to the beach to enjoy last moments in paradise, and then come back around 1 pm just to take a shower (check out at 11 am). They said I can't do it, I have no access after the check out (there was plenty of showers, none of them in the actual rooms) and no late check-out was available (I was asking a day before if I can do it, I was going straight to work from airport)
    Poland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    06 Jul 2019
    The hostel was in a good location. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Didn't like the bathrooms though.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    31 May 2019
    Much better than reviews led me to expect. Dorm had a banging ensuite and balcony and the beds were fine. Minimum kitchen and sub-par ambiance, but the location was prime just 50 meters or so off las Ramblas. If I was coming back solo I would return.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    25 Jun 2019
    The rooms were extremely small no one could even open a suitcase or open any of the doors fully. The room was very hot due to there being no fans or aircon so we had to open to door but people across the street could see in so we had to keep opening and closing throughout the day.
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.3


    04 Jun 2019
    I stayed in a 4 people dorm with my friend, the room was very smelly and only had one plug for 4 beds. The fan didn't work properly and the only window was a floor down window, giving acces to the balcony that was also accessible from other rooms. Leaving the window open was not the safest option, but very necessary in a smelly and hot room. The bathrooms were right next to our room, and produced a very annoying high pitched noise every time someone used the shower. The noise woke me up at 5.30
    Belgium, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 5.4


    28 Jun 2019
    One of the worse hostels I've ever stayed in. Rooms were small, unbelievably hot (no air-con) and dirty. The bathroom was even worse: it was flooded, there was no ventilation nor windows, shower was aweful, lights would turn off after some minutes. Kitchen was poorly equipped (no mugs for example). Most of the staff was slow and quite unfriendly... The only good thing about it is location, it is right in the middle of Las Ramblas. The price is kind of cheap, but still cost-benefit ratio is bad.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    31 May 2019
    Security low because nobody checks who picks up luggage, and room doors would not really close. Very dirty and in the kitchen nobody knows how you are supposed to cook when there is nothing to do it - and the couple fo spoond that are there are dirty. The staff is nice and multilingual.
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    02 Jul 2019
    Pretty basic. You get a bed and that’s about it. There isn’t a great deal wrong with it besides the fact that the rooms aren’t properly air-conditioned and the kitchen is ill equipped. There isn’t really a decent area to socialise either. The location is about as good as you can get in Barcelona though, right off Las Rambles. All things considered it isn’t especially bad but i’ve stayed in much better hostels for less money.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    25 Jun 2019
    Please do not stay here! This place is dirty, hot and unsatisfying!! The air conditioner doesn’t work in the rooms which is a massive safety hazard! As a person with asma this caused me a lot of breathing problems since most of the rooms were about 30 degrees hot! When I complained about this the manager pretty much told me she didn’t care. I sent an angry email and never got a response. I found out a lot of information about this hostel afterwards about where they actually spend the money!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    20 Jun 2019
    This has been the worst stay at any location I’ve ever experienced. The staff does not care for its customers one bit, only for keeping business. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay near city center then look no further, but if you want a comfortable stay with good service then do not stay here.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Vending Machines
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi