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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 13.82

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
84.8%
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94.3%
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Amy Davidson

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2012 Amy would recommend this property

Liked: Met the best roomates ever!! So many friendly people! Happy hours are awesome. Loved watching the world go by including the Capoeira boys performing on the street.

Disliked: Room was tiny. Lift didn't work on the ground floor.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is the best for you if you are looking for a great party time!! The staff is friendly, the common room makes it super easy to meet people and the events organized by the hostel every night are pretty great. I also liked that the bathrooms are not in the room, makes it easy to shower at 4 am if you feel like it. The location is perfect. Great place.

Disliked: If you are looking to sleep, good luck. However you should consider this before booking the hostel. Its up to the people in your room.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, and got to meet a lot of really fun people. Includes breakfast and free dinners, as well as free entrance to clubs every day of the week, which meant saving a lot of money. The location is perfect, and although many complained about staff I found them all friendly and helpful (definitely recommend the free walking tour! the guy is brilliant!) Of course, you must be prepared for some cramped rooms and quite a bit of noise, but it all came with the experience! I would go back to Barcelona just for this hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Berkcan Görkem Özlü

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2012 Berkcan Görkem would recommend this property

Liked: Like their mottos, "easy to find, hard to leave".

Disliked: Due to population of this place, toilets were really dirty. They should clean them more often. The "dinner" is at 20:30 but as far as they told us, it runs at 20:35, although we were at common area at 20:55.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: comfy beds, big lockers, clean toilets, really good air conditioning in the rooms, really good location in nice square close to La Rambla and lots of shops/ places to eat, free entry into some of barcelonas biggest clubs

Disliked: Some of the staff were really rude and unhelpful. It felt as if no-one knew what was happening and when you asked you were made to feel like you were bothering them. Also the bar and common area was really warm so when in the hostel we spent most of our times in the room as it was a lot cooler. It was really noisy until everyone left for the clubs around 1.30 which didn't bother us but for those wanting to sleep i definitley would not recommend this hostel to them

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best party hostel, great for the single traveler to meet fun people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Joe shabashow

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

23 July 2012 Joe would recommend this property

Liked: good bar, good location, good staff, good smoking area

Disliked: Joe left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

20 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best party hostel in Barcelona.

Disliked: Average customer service, nonfunctioning locker in room.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, atmosphere & organized dinners & club entry. Breakfast & bonus small dinners ( sometimes average others a hit)

Disliked: Lockers didn't always work. Staff not good at communicating events. I.e we waited 25 mins for a scheduled walking tour with at least 15 others & were told after 25 mins it had been cancelled. We tried to extend our stay however staff told us to book it online because they couldn't be bothered helping us, apparently there was 7 beds available. None online though!!

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

Erin Reynolds

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2012 Erin would recommend this property

Liked: It had a great location on Placa Reial. It was definitely a party hostel, with a full bar, free pub crawl and entry to Opium.

Disliked: The staff weren't very nice and the beds weren't clean. There was gum on my pillowcase which was disgusting. The showers sucked too, the water temperature was hard to monitor and they were the push start showers that turned the water off every 30 seconds.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, friendly atmosphere in the common area downstairs, large safes, ended up getting a private room with only one bunk bed which was nice.

Disliked: No air conditioning in the roooms, very very loud people, terrace closed too early for summer (8 pm), 5th floor bathroom was very dirty and had to go down to the 3rd floor to shower.

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

DAVID CESAR MIRANDA SOARES

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2012 DAVID CESAR would recommend this property

Liked: Its very close to the center of Barcelona and from de Liceu station. The plaza Real its chuch a very beautiful place to know. And, if you wanna party, Kabul hostel it's the right place to stay.

Disliked: Unfortunately, there is not a lounge place in this hostel. A place to stay and have some conversation or make a jam, play guitar. And there isn't a kitchen either. But, its a good hostel at all.

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

Elise Ebbeck

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2012 Elise would recommend this property

Liked: Most of the staff were super friendly and helpful! The bar made the atmosphere! It was nice to have a place where everyone could hang out and meet lots of new people!! The club nights and organised trips were really fun as well!

Disliked: The guy that checked us in was a complete dick. We waited over an hour to check in which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that those staff were really rude! The doors on the shower don't lock which is really weird and the magnetic keys wouldn't work half the time!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really cool atmosphere and great way to meet people!

Disliked: Rooms are quite small and stuffy for the price

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

Ahmet Can Kutlu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

29 June 2012 Ahmet Can would recommend this property

Liked: it is a party hostel with a bar inside. the breakfast and dinner is ok. the staff is very friendly and they are organizing events to take you to clubs or similar places at every night. inside the bar there are 5 computers to use and tables and bar chairs enabling to meet and chat with new people. also you can play billiard and watch matches with cheap beer.

Disliked: sometimes other guests can be too dirty.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2012

Liked: The location was extremely central, but that comes with being extremely touristy as well.

Disliked: The rooms and lockers stunk. There are no outlets in the rooms. The common room was loud at all times. There was no quiet room in the building. If you're looking for a "hostel experience" not a cultural experience, this may be the hostel for you. Everyone is an english speaker and is there to party at night with other english speakers.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Animal...melhor lugar para ficar em Barcelona.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Damn pickpockets. Got my phone stollen just outside the hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Kayla Beattie

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

19 June 2012

Liked: Location.

Disliked: No outlets in rooms. No wifi in rooms. Some staff extremely rude and not helpful. No kitchen. No quiet common area. Inconsiderate guests. Gross rooms and bathrooms. Total party hostel- great if that's what you're looking for.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2012

Liked: Good location. Good to meet people.

Disliked: Just a party hostel. The whole place was one big bar. No proper facilities. No kitchen at all. Obnoxious an loud.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife

12 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, computers, free internet, free dinner & breakfast

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Gabriel Dore

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

11 June 2012 Gabriel would recommend this property

Liked: It´s the best place to have crazy party in Barcelona

Disliked: Everything was fine

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

09 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location is perfect! there is a big common area that allows you to mingle with other people easily. Great hostel

Disliked: the staff at the reception can be quite cold and impatient

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

Clarice Beckmnann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2012 Clarice would recommend this property

Liked: The food is good, and the atmosphere too.

Disliked: It's very noisy.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's as described, a party hostel, but a great place to touch down for a day or two, have an instant group of people to party with. Really great that the hostel organizes outings to the night clubs so you can go with people you've met and GET IN FREE to dance the night away. Lockers are huge. The entire building (main door, dorm door, locker door) work on a small electronic chip which is convenient and small to carry. Bar downstairs nice for socializing. Internet fast.

Disliked: The staff is not very welcoming upon arrival, but they warm up afterwords. The bartenders and the guy you runs breakfast are super warm and friendly! You don't expect to get sleep, but the staff doesn't have to enter the dorms at 4 or 5 AM, turn on the lights, and talk loud just because one person is looking for a key or something. Bathrooms not bad for traffic, but not sparkling or anything.