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Reviews of The Kabul Hostel

Hostel | Plaça Reial 17, Barcelona, Spain 08002

83.2% Overall Rating

1292 out of 1445 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/09/2014)

"BEST HOSTEL we stayed in!!! Loved it all around! Amazing nights out! Staff was awesome and so friendly I even got my back cracked by the security. This place made Barcelona one of my favorite destinations of my whole…"

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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 1.52
  • Linen USD 2.53
  • Towel USD 12.65

What's Included

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Please make sure you have a look at our T&Cs below: Age restriction: -18 not authorized without tutor/parents supervision. Cancellations only by email quoting booking reference number with 48 hour notice prior to arrival date. If you have multiple bookings please send us an email with the different booking reference numbers so we can combine them as one according to availability. If you are arriving after 6pm, please contact the hostel directly by phone or email. When making a reservation please ensure that your credit card does not expire before your arrival date. If so, we require you to advise us of the new card details as soon as you have them or the booking won't be guaranteed. Don't forget to quote the reservation number! Credit cards only accepted for amounts over 100 Euro. It is necessary to pay a tourist rate of 0.72 € for person and day. the lockers have a cost of 1.5€ and a warehouse of 15 € for the key of the lockers that is returned to the exit.

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83.2%

Overall Rating

1292 out of 1445 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Kabul Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
75.2%
Staff
76.8%
Value
83.2%
Safety
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joost baars

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

12 November 2012 joost would recommend this property

Liked: Everything really!!

Disliked: joost left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alexandre Monich

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 November 2012 Alexandre would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing if you want to go out, the atmosphere is really cool, but I don't recommend it if you don't like partys.

Disliked: Alexandre left no negative feedback.

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

Jessica Iida

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 November 2012 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Fun atmosphere, bar in the lobby, definitely a party hostel.

Disliked: It seemed like a very young crowd (19-20 years old). The bartender was super rude. The rooms didn't have any outlets at all, so any charging, etc. had to be done in the bathroom or lobby. Also no lights.

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

CARLOS HENRIQUE RIGHETTO MOREIRA

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 October 2012

Liked: The location is just at the heart of Barcelona best party places and the beach of Barceloneta.

Disliked: This is a place for young people to party. The hostel is closed about 1am, so you have to stay in your room or outside. The staff is terrible, look likes they want you to f%&k yourself, they are not willing to help you. The rooms are very very small and the bathrooms are very dirty.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's awesome to make party at this Hostel. The offering great deals to get into the best clubs in barcelona without any line for people staying at this hostel. The Pub Crawl was awesome.... We went to a shot bar where you get a selection of about 500 shots...

Disliked: nothing

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break

16 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location

Disliked: staff were incredibly unhelpful and rude

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Luke Marland

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2012

Liked: The vibe of the bar downstairs.

Disliked: The staff are terribly rude and don't even try to help. Why is it our fault they hate their job? The rooms were tiny with terrible share bathrooms and showers.

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

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.