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Reviews of The Kabul Hostel

Hostel | Plaça Reial 17, Barcelona, Spain 08002

83.5% Overall Rating

1290 out of 1443 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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83.5%

Overall Rating

1290 out of 1443 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Kabul Hostel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
74.4%
Value
84.8%
Safety
80.8%
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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)

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome fun - bar has a great atmosphere where you can meet heaps of people & enjoy Barcelona's nightlife! Also right off La Ramblas so great location for exploring during the day! They also provide free breakfast & dinner everyday & beer is also cheap at the hostel bar.

Disliked: Nothing. Just don't expect to get much sleep!

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

Marcel Caparoz

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 August 2011 Marcel would recommend this property

Liked: The Location is perfect!

Disliked: just 20 min of internet per day!!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere, EXCELLENT LOCATION, mediterranean breakfast included, noise-isolated and air conditioned room, helpful staff, all that for reasonable price. RECOMMENDED!

Disliked: you don't get bed sheets for free...

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

ARDA VARILSÜHA

Alone

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

27 June 2011 ARDA would recommend this property

Liked: fun staff,

Disliked: -

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

26 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything.

Disliked: Not very safe, make sure you leave everything of value on the safe.

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

Yarima Teixeira

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2011 Yarima would recommend this property

Liked: Great fun, specially if you are traveling alone!

Disliked: DO NOT GO to the parties that the hostel offers! Make sure you do some research before! The clubs were smelly, full of drugs, and people were very strange! DO NOT GO!

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

ALIKI KANELI

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2011 ALIKI would recommend this property

Liked: it's near the bars and clubs of barcelona and also near th city center.it's a hostel where you can have a lot of fun and to meet people.

Disliked: if you book the room where you will be sleeping with other 18 people it's better to have earplugs.we have problem with the light because each bed doesn't have their own light.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location in Plaza Real is amazing and the fact that they take you out to a different club every night is great. You don't pay cover (which is very expensive in Barcelona, we went to one club that charged 20 euros) and you get to skip the long lines.

Disliked: The rooms were small and cramped (I was in a 10 person dorm that wasn't much bigger than my bedroom at home) and there were no outlets or garbage cans in the room. The only way to charge my phone/iPod/camera battery was to leave it at the front desk which was pretty inconvenient. I didn't find the staff to be very accommodating either. For example, you have to give a 15 euro key deposit at the beginning of your stay (which is fine) but when my friend checked out days later they didn't offer him the deposit back. He came back an hour after he checked out because he remembered the deposit and they claimed to have already given it to him. They essentially accused him of lying to them and it almost turned into a screaming match. I'm assuming they make a lot of money by forgetting to return people's deposits as it's easy to forget days later.

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

micaela ramirez

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2011 micaela would recommend this property

Liked: las camas, la ubicacion y el desayuno.

Disliked: Los recepcionistas no sabian hablar español. No eran amables.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing, helpful, friendly staff always ready to help. Great atmosphere and fantastic location close to public transport, shops and everything you might need or want to see in Barca.

Disliked: great location, free breakfast and dinner, the terrace...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is fantastic, and the bar was reasonably priced!

Disliked: internet should be free guys...come on.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: loved the atmosphere and the location was great. the free walking tours were good and the bar crawls are highly recommeded!!! also great to be able to get into clubs for free 6days a week, and the free meals were sweet too!!! would def recommend this place to other travellers, but dont expect a quiet night in!!!

Disliked: nil

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and staff and atmosphere and beer and food

Disliked: The older man at reception was unfriendly, all other staff were charming.

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

Manraj Bisran

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

04 April 2011 Manraj would recommend this property

Liked: good hostel, safe and excellent location. everything at your door step.

Disliked: nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Amanda Blake

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

03 April 2011

Liked: The location is great, it's quite cheap, and it's good enough as far as security, free breakfast, and providing the basics that you expect at a decent hostel.

Disliked: The Kabul Hostel is basically a cross between and annoying summer camp and a drunken frat house 24/7. It's extremely loud, semi run-down, and the staff seem like they're constantly trying to rip you off rather than being helpful. They often won't give you recommendations or directions, saying they "don't know," and they'll kick you out of the shower but a terse "This is the time that we clean." If you don't mind getting any rest and want to party in your hostel rather than actually experiencing the city, this is the place for you.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location. Great free dinner. I never woke up early enough for breakfast.

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was the most amazing hostel I have ever stayed at. Everything was perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the rooms were cleaned daily, and I felt very safe having their lockers. The best part was the location. It was AMAZING!

Disliked: Nothing really, I can´t think of one complaint.

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

Rob Bertens

With friends / other travellers

City break

22 March 2011

Liked: Really good location

Disliked: Ugly hostel, with very small beds and poor sheets and blankets