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Reviews of Kabul Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Plaça Reial 17, Barcelona, Spain 08002

81.3% Overall Rating

1306 out of 1465 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/07/2015)

"EXCELLENT location within the plaça reale. All the free walking tours begin here. The plaça is just off La Rambla which is the most happening street with cafes, restaurants, markets etc. Free breakfasts!…"

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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 1.35
  • Linen USD 2.25
  • Towel USD 11.26

What's Included

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Age restriction: -18 not authorized without tutor/parents supervision. If you will be arriving after 6pm, please contact the hostel directly by phone. Please note that if your credit card expires before your arrival, you must send us a new credit card number or the booking won't be guaranteed. We have a 24hr cancellation policy. We only accept credit cards for bookings over 100 Eur. 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 10 € for the key of the lockers that is returned to the exit.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Barcelona?

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81.3%

Overall Rating

1306 out of 1465 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kabul Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
65.6%
Value
82.4%
Safety
88.0%
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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

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: all

Disliked: nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Naomi Sargent

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 March 2011 Naomi would recommend this property

Liked: It was a very energetic and fun place to stay. It is located directly off of la rambla.

Disliked: The checkin staff at the front desk could be much frendlier.

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

Naomi Sargent

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 March 2011 Naomi would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, open, and not too crazy. Able to get a good nights sleep if you need to!

Disliked: If you are looking to be in the center of seville this is not where you want to be, however it is idea if you have friends staying in the triana area.

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

Finn Hartwich

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 March 2011 Finn would recommend this property

Liked: cheap beer, interesting people, free locker

Disliked: a billiards flatrate would be great ...:-)

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

Wojciech Maciejewski

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 March 2011 Wojciech would recommend this property

Liked: marvelous ambience of this place, especially a kind of pub/club-atmosphere.

Disliked: Lack of sockets near beds.

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

Ruth Williams

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2011 Ruth would recommend this property

Liked: great staff and good atmosphere

Disliked: no quiet places for people who dont want to drink after 8 oclock

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

Agnieszka Reizer

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2011 Agnieszka would recommend this property

Liked: outstanding location, hostel bar, staff members taking you to the club every night :)

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a perfect place to meet new people and the hostel always had something to do. It is in a perfect location next to las ramblas aswell.

Disliked: -

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

Gaurav Singh

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 March 2011 Gaurav would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break
Partying / nightlife

22 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: No plugs in the rooms.

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

Hongzhi Liu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 January 2011 Hongzhi would recommend this property

Liked: everything is systematically done. and free dinner.

Disliked: no

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2011

Liked: It is clean, the water is warm and good to take a shower and has a good locker next to your bed to leave your staff safely.

Disliked: Almost everything! At night, the hotel becomes a pub and you'll only find american very young people just doing the same things they'd do at home. It is absolutelly superficial, non interesting and non catalon ambient. If you want to fell in the top of the wave as if you had a TV camera in front of you, that's your place!!!!

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

Manolo Horta Barbosa Orellana

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2011 Manolo would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, specially the night clubs they took us! Breakfast and dinner was reasonable though...

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Located centrally, fun staff, things to do, free breakfast AND dinner.

Disliked: Nothing! Loved everything.