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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 13.81

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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37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 July 2010

Liked: Nothing!

Disliked: They put an extra five people on mattresses in an already 20 person dorm. Also staff were soooo rude! Everyone was scared of them!

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is perfect!!

Disliked: Was no dinner

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location

Disliked: charge for everything.

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

Fiacre Mulhall

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2010 Fiacre would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. The bar area with happy hours and internet access was a great place to meet people.

Disliked: Probably a little too much of a party hostel for me as I wanted to see a lot of the city rather than party hard. The party set getting back at 5am, blind drunk every night was a bit of a nuisance.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2010

Liked: great location

Disliked: Too big, too many people.. Not that easy to meet others. No real personal feel to the place... Hot rooms.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

24 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i really liked this hostel because it is located on one of the best places in barcelona and it is a nice hostel to meet people in the bar.

Disliked: there was nothing i didnt liked.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

21 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its proximity to La Rambla, the atmosphere. Great place to meet people!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

18 July 2010

Liked: location is the only postive point to this hostel.

Disliked: we paid for a 20 man dorm. each night there was a minimul of 26 people in the dorm due to Kabul continuing to allow more off the street travllers to stay at half the price of people in bunks. beds were on the floor, including one half under my bed. Room, security and privacy was jepodised. When we asked recpetion about this they were very rude and told us 'no compliments can be made'. There is no free wifi. There is no power points in the rooms, and no working power points in 3/4 female bathrooms- the onlky bathroom with power points hasd no working lights, thus to bstraighten my hair i had to wait until daylight hours in an extremeply crowed bathroom. Staff were the most awful, arrogant i have ever come across- all they did was state the MANY rules of the hostel. Staff raised their voice at various customers enquiring about the power. one custoer was told to immediately remove himself from the reception desk. disgustuing, intimidating staff!! girls in our dorm were complaining fo bedbugs from their stay. worst hostel ive eve stayed at!!!

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

Diego Freidson

With friends / other travellers

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

13 July 2010 Diego would recommend this property

Liked: The best is the location and the fun, everyday you go to a different club

Disliked: There aren't plugs in the rooms You only have 20 mins of internet the first 3 days of your stay

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

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

12 July 2010

Liked: It's location was central if you want to be near to the bad beach and to the tourist party animals. Be prepared to spend a lot of money finding food at night, if at all.

Disliked: The hostel was a party haven for teenagers, and there were tons of guys, more than girls, all superficial and looking to get laid. It is not for the real traveller/backpacker and it is especially not for someone looking to have a normal schedule and do stuff during the day. If you want to get drunk at 2am and meet losers, sleep all day and get treated like crap by the staff, stay here.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

08 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: fun staff and people, lots of young travelers, the location close to the metro and off of La Rambla in a beautiful plaza

Disliked: the bathrooms because the showers had no locks on the doors.

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
Partying / nightlife

05 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostel I have been so far.Clean.Air conditioning.Free breakfast and free diner.Tapas Nights !!They took us out to night clubs...Free walking tour...Wonderful !

Disliked: You have to pay for the Wi-Fi. (the first 20 minutes are free)

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 July 2010

Liked: It was a good place to meet people, and there was free dinner and breakfast

Disliked: The staff was very unfriendly, the rooms were dirty, the bathroom was dirty, and the overall party atmosphere was obnoxious

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

Syed Zahid Syed Zakaria

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2010

Liked: mohamad was alright.

Disliked: not a good place for backpackers. too many young, arrogant and loud people. they only interested in night clubs. too many americans and british ruined the culture and experience of real barcelona!

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

Customer review

25 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had a blast here it is a must come in Barcelona

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, very nice the staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Joseph Miller

20 June 2010 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Really good vibe in the place. Staff are friendly and chatty, as are most people and beer is cheap. What more could you want!

Disliked: Joseph left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

17 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pros: Good location, and they take you out to party for free every night. Good free breakfast, free dinner too although it's not great.Cons: Staff was unbelievably rude and inconsiderate. We waited in the bar for almost two hours while they said they were checking us in. Also staff didn't seem to know a lot about the city, aside from the very main touristy stuff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

16 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: If you want to sleep and a good shower- do not go here, however if you want to meet fun people with a lot of energy and get the opportunity to do some awesome things id recommend this place.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Joaquin vazquez

09 June 2010 Joaquin would recommend this property

Liked: Funny

Disliked: Joaquin left no negative feedback.

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

Maik Hesse

07 June 2010 Maik would recommend this property

Liked: Fun people - a great time!

Disliked: Maik left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

04 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: If you want a party hostel this is it!! At some points we just wanted to relax and there was nowhere you could go. I guess if you get your own room then its okay. we shared with 20 people so everyone was in and out, comming home at different times. the hostel was at full capacity so 250 people were at the hostel. you will meet alot of people here, so thats good. Everynight they go to a different club and its free. thats really fun since everyone at the hostel goes. They have free breakfast and dinner, thats a major plus since Barcelona is expencive. You cant beat the location of the hostel, right off La Rumba street.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Marcelo Caldas

01 June 2010 Marcelo would recommend this property

Liked: Everything's great! I used just for sleep, but It's a good option for fun too.

Disliked: Marcelo left no negative feedback.

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

Michelle Wahab

01 June 2010 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: pros: most amazing location ever (right in plaza real, next to a bar and many restaurants, beautiful square, right next to the main road la ramblas), clean plain rooms, free breakfast in the morning, 20 minutes of internet free per day (including wifi, but you can pay 5euro to have unlimited wifi for one day) - good but annoying, wish wifi was free, pool tables etc. BUTT you have to pay 1euro to play any of the games, staff takes you out every night to the biggest and best clubs (most of the time for free admission)cons - place is more like running a business (1euro to play pool and other games, no free unlimited wifi, must buy your towels (3euros for a medium sized towel which cant fit around your body and 10euros for a towel big enough to wear out - pretty expensive), our room smelled like cat food buttt we just closed the window and turned on the ac to get rid of the smell

Disliked: Michelle left no negative feedback.