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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
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48.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

David Lodge

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 November 2010

Liked: It has a very good location, the breakfast is good, and there are complimentary dinners if you get to the bar in time,

Disliked: Where do I start? No wi-fio and internet was 2 euro an hour. However, the machine to add more time to your account was broken, and the staff didn't care nor had any idea how to fix it. The staff in general are apathetic and unhelpful except when organising social events. The walls are very thin, the square it's situated on is loud and the staff don't care when other people have loud parties in other rooms and in the doorways until 2am. That's not an exaggeration. Good for partyers for 1 or 2 nights but a terrible place for a serious traveller.

100.0%
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Italo Lima

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 October 2010 Italo would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere!

Disliked: Italo left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: fantastic hostel!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

28.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

EVA JOYCE LUCIO

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

10 October 2010

Liked: the common area could have been okthe lockers in the rooms are very secure though given the special locking mechanism that they use

Disliked: very cramped rooms, unclean walls and the bed appear to be dirty rude staff

100.0%
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Mya Marshall

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 October 2010 Mya would recommend this property

Liked: There was a great atmosphere. There is a lounge/cafeteria area with computers where breakfast and dinner is served. It's a great place to meet people while eating, or just hanging out over some beers that they sell at the hostel bar. It was clean and they gave you information on anything you need. They take you out to clubs, cutting the lines, and avoiding you paying cover charges. The one thing is that it's a youth hostel, so it's not great sleep.

Disliked: If you want a good night sleep, this isn't the place for you.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

04 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very professional hostel, with good free dinner to meet other people. Personal free large lockers for safety. Fantastic location and view of the Plaza Real

Disliked: No personal lighting in the rooms, very annoying in a large room where there is always someone sleeping.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

02 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super friendly staff, awesome location and great vibe - especially at nights!! Made our trip that much better :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

22 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect...you can walk to everywhere

Disliked: there should be in the showers a litlle bench, or a shelve to put the cloth and other things...

100.0%
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Max Solorzano

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

21 September 2010 Max would recommend this property

Liked: Absolutly the best Hostel I've ever stayed at.. Great energy, perfect location, clean, staff very helpful and inviting, and every night they had an event planned for there guests..

Disliked: Loved everything about the Hostel..

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break

07 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the people was very nice!

Disliked: the loby is close at nite....

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Stephan Schmidt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2010 Stephan would recommend this property

Liked: Aircon, bar and free meals

Disliked: paying for WI-FI

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

Ernesto Mingorance

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

06 September 2010 Ernesto would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere!

Disliked: The staff. Ther were kind of rude and didn't return my key deposit money, which by the way was unusually high (15 euros). I might have had bad luck, but I felt that they are always trying to get more money out of you.

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

Beatrice Smith

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

02 September 2010 Beatrice would recommend this property

Liked: Incredible location, could not be better, right in the heart of where you want to be in Barcelona, La Ramblas. Great atmosphere, good free food, AMAZING value for money pub crawls (they get you into the best clubs for free), great place to meet people and a party atmosphere. Barcelona is notorious for pickpocketing etc but the lockers they provided were like safes and had huge thick doors so you felt that your stuff was really safe. Good key/lock system too. They have a professional cleaning team (not just gap students) who clean every room and bathroom for like the entire day so everything was always spotless. Don't stay anywhere else in Barcelona, and if you really want to party, book into a 20 person dorm like we did, just don't expect to sleep.

Disliked: Don't expect a good nights sleep if you're in a big dorm. The pub crawl starts at 2 am which means that there are pre-drinks in the big dorms beforehand and people arrive home anywhere from 3 until 6 am so you're constantly interrupted, but if this is an issue for you (it wasn't for us, we were there to party) just book a smaller dorm or even a private room. Just a warning.

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

Jamie Oakley

Alone

City break

02 September 2010 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Every single night there is an event planned, so there was always something to do!

Disliked: All of the rooms had a very funky smell. It also looked like there was mold growing from the ceiling where the air conditioning was so that could explain the smell....

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

26 August 2010

Liked: Location is good.

Disliked: No powerpoints in rooms so have to leave devices behind the reception, pretty annoying really. Also, staff weren't the friendliest and my electronic/magnetic key for dorm and safe worked about 10% of the time.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

25 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a great place to go if you want to meet people and want to be right where the action is at. They even will have events and clubs that you can go to as a group. I felt safe but still had a great time and got to rest. I think for the price it is one of the best places in Las Ramblas.

Disliked: I didn't like that you only get 15 minutes to use the internet and then it is 2euros for every 15 mins after that.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good communal area. cheap beer. great location

Disliked: no shower on my floor. but not too much of an issue.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

15 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location, which was just great! Close to everything and it was so easy going out from there. Also, the atmosphere was very nice and youthful. It was a place that you would really want to hang out. The staff was fine, good at english and helpful with informations. We liked the man, who served the breakfast - he was funny!

Disliked: The staff was, though friendly enough, very slow - they really took their time speaking over the phone instead of servicing the guests. But when they did, the service was good. The rooms were very small and not very cosy and when we arrived our room wasn't cleaned at all. Not so nice!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location and great place to meet ppl

Disliked: staff were slow and rude

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

09 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything!!!!!!

Disliked: nothing

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

Gabor Tuba

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

09 August 2010 Gabor would recommend this property

Liked: Ok

Disliked: Gabor left no negative feedback.

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

emma antoinette clarke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2010 emma antoinette would recommend this property

Liked: excellent location on the placa reial

Disliked: as a lone traveller, i felt isolated. it would have been excellent if i was 10 years younger with a group of friends

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Denis Fuzii

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

01 August 2010

Liked: Free Clubs

Disliked: Rude staff Everything you have to pay in the hostel, including internet and kitchen. Bathrooms cannot be used at night, they are only cleaned in the morning.