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Reviews of The Kabul Hostel

Hostel | Plaça Reial 17, Barcelona, Spain 08002

84.3% Overall Rating

1283 out of 1434 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/02/2014)

Nicole Dorio thinks…

"I liked that they offered three meals a day; they had activities each night so it was easy to meet other people."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.66
  • Linen USD 2.76
  • Towel USD 13.80

What's Included

  • Breakfast

Important Information

If you arrive later than 6pm, please, advise time of arrival. Please note: For reservations arriving from 1st of Nov 2012 a tourist tax of 0.75€ per person per night with a will apply for the first 7 nights.

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84.3%

Overall Rating

1283 out of 1434 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Kabul Hostel'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
76.0%
Value
87.2%
Safety
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

25 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Mila atmosfera, darmowe posilki w cenie (sniadanie i kolacja), dodatkowe atrakcje (darmowe wejscia do klubów nocnych, darmowe oprowadzanie po Barcelonie i tanie piwko (2 euro)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

22 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location! Great atmosphere! One of the best hostels I have been to!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

22 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very noisy location and room but good at other things. Don't prefer the 24beds room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

22 May 2010

Liked: It's NOT a hostel, It's a BAR. Security sucks!!!!! Impossible to sleep. Drunk's everyway!!!!! Dirty bathrooms!!!!!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

21 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great place to meet people, super clean, fun atmosphere. party environment wasn't exactly conducive to getting things done the next day but was still loads of fun. staff were quite rude to me and my friends more than once without just cause, but other times they were friendly and nice... that was probably the biggest drawback at kabul, everything else was super!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

17 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: my first step inside the hostel was greeted by a dozen half empty cups of beer in the lobby, which is a pretty accurate view of the place. they say on their own website "if you want a place to sleep, go somewhere else" and this is true! i was so dead tired that i actually did get good sleep, but know that people won't settle down til very late and there is music bumping at the club next door. eventually you get used to it, and the beds are comfortable, plus a super secure locker in ur room. you get a bit of free internet time and access to a lot of brochures... the staff can seem a little bit shady at first, but they're harmless and a couple are pretty fun. the place is very clean, which is super important. my best advice: bring your own towel, wake up on time for breakfast (8-10), and ask the staff and other travelers about things to do. that will give you the most for your money!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

06 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I wouldn't stay here if you aren't ready to party.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jacob Acton

05 May 2010 Jacob would recommend this property

Liked: Absolutely awesome

Disliked: Jacob left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Marguerite Norval

05 May 2010 Marguerite would recommend this property

Liked: The location!

Disliked: Marguerite left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

04 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i liked the location of the hostel. the staff was friendly and very inviting.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Ivana Rokolj

04 May 2010

Liked: This hostel is pratically on the La Rambla street. This is the best thing about it. The add says: "If you only want to sleep go somewhere else" THEY MEAN IT!!! in four nights that I was there only the last night I was able to sleep a little. Bagging the doors or long group conversations ,in the middle of the inight,in front of your room are normal there. Room and Bathroom weren't very clean but I guess it could been worse because neither the city or the restaurantes were clean. Friendliness of the staff is on the level that they have to do it with the exception of a nice older man that works on the breakfast bar who every morning had at least a friendly greeting for us.

Disliked: Ivana left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

04 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a great location, therefore easy to get around to see many things

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Alanna Askew

01 May 2010 Alanna would recommend this property

Liked: Best Hostel I have ever stayed in, so much fun!!! Met lots of great people. Helpful staff. Free breakfast and dinner. Best place to be stuck when a volcano erupts. Great place for people who are wanting to have fun and don't mind a bit of partying.

Disliked: Alanna left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

26 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Definitely a great place to stay ! Kabul's parties were legendary...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Teresa Garcia

23 April 2010 Teresa would recommend this property

Liked: They have a common area/bar so it's a great place to meet new friends. The location is in Plaza Real next to La Rambla and perfectly accessible by metro and bus. Definitely the place to go if you don't care about sleeping and just want to have fun and meet new people.

Disliked: Teresa left no negative feedback.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

19 April 2010

Liked: the staff was quiet friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Vanesa Cillo

14 April 2010 Vanesa would recommend this property

Liked: If you want to meet new people and have a real fun, then this place is your choice :)

Disliked: Vanesa left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

13 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I did like this place. It is fun to stay here. However, for the amount you pay it isn't worth it. You pay a minimum of 20 euro and only get 20 minutes of internet a day, you also have to pay 3 euro if you want a small towel. i have never met such rude staff at a hostel. They are inefficient and seem like they would always rather be doing something else. Checking in is a total hassle and sometimes you couldn't check in until a new shift started, we got there at 10 at night and had to wait till 11 to check in. They are not helpful and will outright be rude to your face. It is a good place to stay but don't expect to be well liked by the staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

12 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice hostel and great location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

12 April 2010

Liked: It was a good location. That's about it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

04 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was totally greate

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

04 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very loud if you get the 20 person room. Expect a bit of partying in the room before going out for the night around 2. Free entrances into discotecas with the hostel - Fun way to meet people and know the best places to go.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

01 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great - just next to las ramblas which is handy and there is always something to do at night.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

30 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a really cool place but because of its size there were some drawbacks

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

30 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: they do a lot to help make your stay in barcelona a good time. every night there's a specific bar or club they all go to and they have a pretty good breakfast and dinner was decent. definitely worth the money but not in the best location in terms of safety because that area is known for pickpocketers. overall it was decent, kind of like a huge college dorm to be honest.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.