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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
84.8%
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97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Willing to help you with anything at all. Provided all kinds of optional activities for day and night.

Disliked: If you are looking for somewhere quiet, this is not the place.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location couldn't have been better, and the atmosphere was great. It's bio on hostelbookers didn't do it justice, there was so much more included then what was stated. We got a free walking tour, and free dinner! I've never been to another hostel that's done that for us. It was nice, and super unexpected.

Disliked: It could have been a little cleaner.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Nick Harrison

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2011 Nick would recommend this property

Liked: Its a party hostel so expect it to be noisy. We booked a 4 person room but were given a double which was nice. Breakfast is good dinner is better if you get in line first as its first in best dressed. The nights out were good as well as its good to go out with other travellers. Make sure ur around for happy hour - well worth it

Disliked: we had to wait an hour to check in at 3pm when there were 4 people waiting behind the desk not doing anything.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is the perfect hostel if you are looking to go out and party. There is a very open atmosphere making it easy to meet other people and it is in a great location. That said, with a party hostel comes people throwing up, smoking, and having sex in the room. All of the above happened during my stay. Choose to stay here only for your party nights and not your whole trip in Barcelona. Also, the pub crawl is only 7 euros ... and is only worth 7 euros, I reccomend skipping it.

Disliked: see above.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the atmosphere at Kabul= the staff interact with everyone staying there, Pub crawls are organised every night and also free dinners. The common area is set up so that everyone has to mingle which is great for meeting new ppl. Very much a party hostel with a great vibe.

Disliked: The only downfall is the beer on tap at the bar is awful and there is no other drinks available, but we snuck in some of our own, although they dont encourage this.

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Georgio Yianni

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2011 Georgio would recommend this property

Liked: Great vibe, very safe and clean would Absoloutly recommend this place . Also location location location is fantastic !

Disliked: nothing ticked all my boxes

85.7%
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Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good, clean, safe environment with awesome free dinners!!

Disliked: Office staff could do with a smile

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

12 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, with an awesome atmosphere at night. Met lots of great people, and the facilities were good.

Disliked: No chargers within the rooms.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Kevin Morrissey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

11 November 2011 Kevin would recommend this property

Liked: Free Breakfast & Dinner. Bar staff was entertaining and funny. Nightly club is always free w/ ur room key, solid clubs and saving about 15€. Really easy to meet people and have fun if your a single traveler.

Disliked: Mon pub crawl was quite worthless for 7€ to empty bars. Sometimes sketchy people wondering the hallways of our floor, but Barcelona is supper sketchy in general.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

04 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, safe and well organised nights out

Disliked: small dorms

100.0%
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erika santos

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 November 2011 erika would recommend this property

Liked: perfect people!! warm place!!!

Disliked: not charge in the room

100.0%
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Mihai Bosa

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 October 2011 Mihai would recommend this property

Liked: location, atmosphere, daily 2 free meals, free club entrance, staff

Disliked: -

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

28 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super party atmosphere and opportunities, right in the center of Barcelona

Disliked: Noisy nights, but you can't have a real party atmosphere without them

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location nice rooms andbalcony overlooking square below

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Luis Coutinho

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

10 October 2011 Luis would recommend this property

Liked: It's so bad that was the second time I was there and I can promise you that whenever I stay in Barcelona, I will not have doubts in choosing this hostel.

Disliked: Nothing... The Hostel is completly lovely.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

David Drouin

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 October 2011 David would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: Bed cleanliness is a bit sketchy. Beds are very short as well (ie. not great if you are 6 feet and over). The staff seems completely cynical of working there and not very willing to be helpful. And for some reason, the bar-loungy area really plays the worst music ever. From 80s soft-rock to questionable reggeaton to backstreet boys and spice girls marathon. You may find this to be an upside though. It's not a bad hostel, it's functional and well located, but there is definitely better in Barcelona.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing for meeting other young travelers. Great place if you like the party atmosphere.

Disliked: You only get 30 minutes of free internet a day, and the rooms are a little prison-esque.

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

Ross Green

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2011 Ross would recommend this property

Liked: Ecellent location, atmosphere and facilities.

Disliked: 1 aggresive staff member.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2011

Liked: perfect location and very clean rooms

Disliked: no electric plugs in the rooms, 20min free internet is ridiculus

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: liked the location and the price

Disliked: too noisy, too big

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

Henrique Zandonade

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

25 September 2011 Henrique would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I've ever been! The staff are really helpfull and the location is very good (near La Rambla, an important street in Barcelona - restaurants, supermarkets and metro stations nearby). Great place to meet nice people.

Disliked: .

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Markus Schmitt

With friends / other travellers

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

23 September 2011

Liked: the location is very good, but a little bit noisy

Disliked: much to much strangers in there, there was a fight in the lobby while we arrived there, only police was able to stop it. staff is not friendly, rooms look like a prison, toilet was closed during 09:00 and 10:00 am, i think the most frequnted time in a hostel. The living room turns into a dubstep party in the night time, horrible...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Lucio Wagner

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2011 Lucio would recommend this property

Liked: Some staff members treat like crap.

Disliked: the lockers were not working, but i had no problems with it

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Party Hostel

Disliked: Wish the bar served other drinks besides just beer.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

04 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere

Disliked: one of the recepcionist was so rude (who stays at night - 2am)