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Alternative Creative Youth Hostel

Hostel | Ronda Universitat, 17, (Entresuelo - 3), Barcelona, Spain 08007

92.3% Overall Rating

105 out of 114 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/03/2014)

Daniela Persike thinks…

"Super clean Hostel in a very convenient location. Beautiful majestic entrance. Felt well looked after and safe as a female solo traveler. They played great music and the atmosphere was really cruisy.…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 3.18
  • Towel USD 2.65

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

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. AGE RESTRICTION Please note we do not accept guests younger than 17 and older than 40 years. We reserve the right to refuse admission. Please contact the hostel right after confirming your reservation to provide time of arrival and nationality of the guest/s. This will help the hostel giving you an even better service.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Tax Policy (payable to property)

Sales Tax EUR 0.75

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Barcelona?

Contact us directly

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Situated in a beautiful heritage building, right in the heart of Barcelona, The Alternative Creative Youth Hostel is the perfect base from which to enjoy the city and make the most of its incredible opportunities. Safe accommodation to open-minded, adventurous and young travellers. Here you can easily make friends with people from all over the world. Read more

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About Alternative Creative Youth Hostel

Our helpful and knowledgeable staff provide lots of information and recommendations. We will let you know where to find great places for live music, where to eat real Spanish food and much much more. Join our organised trips to visit the nicest places of Barcelona!

Please also note that we are a fun, but not a party hostel. It is our pleasure to provide accommodation to people who come for a culture and leisure visit. Party animals might not feel comfortable here though. We respect you and we expect you to respect your roommates, the staff and yourself! Let us keep the atmosphere vibrant together!

Important note for minors: We only accept guests under the age of 18 if accompanied by an adult or with parental/carers authorization.

Cancellation policy:
Free cancellation is possible at least 48 hours before the date of arrival.
If you do not show up for your reservation and do not contact us or cancel within 48 hours prior to the date of arrival, the first two nights of the accommodation cost will be charged.

For the safety of other travellers we can not accept any traveler with bed bugs bites. Please consider this before proceeding with your booking. We reserve the right to refuse admission.

Please note: There is a 2% credit card/debit card surcharge.

City Tax: There is a 0.75 euro city tax per person per night, which is not included in the price.

Late arrival time:
If your arrival time is after 11 PM, please let us know by writing in the comment box that you will see during the booking process. We have 24 hour reception.

IMPORTANT: If you do not arrive at the indicated time, and do not inform us about a later arrival, your bed may be given to someone else.

Walk-ins are possible, but we cannot ensure available beds.

Accommodation Information

What we offer:

* Great location: less than 5 minutes to La Rambla and within walking distance to the main attractions

* Friendly staff who have information about tours, restaurants and city attractions.

* Free Wi-Fi

* Computers with internet in our comfortable lounge

* Free security lockers

* Duvet, pillow and sheets included

* No lockout or curfew

* 24 hours reception

* Clean 8-bed dormitories

* Well equipped kitchen available for cooking, incl. hot plate, refrigerator and microwave.

* Mac friendly hostel with Mac support for guests

* Check-out time at 11 AM, luggage storage available till max. 10 PM (free until 14 PM).

* Laundry service, air conditioning and restaurant discounts (10%).

... and most importantly a great relaxed atmosphere with other travellers from all around the world.

Some guests even stay for months at a time. Come and join them!

The Alternative Creative Youth Hostel will change your whole Barcelona experience for the better!

Location Information

Fantastic location, right in the heart of the city, 100 meters from Plaça de Catalunya, 300 meters from La Rambla and within walking distance to many important locations. 7 minutes to Casa Batllo 15 minutes to Casa Mila, 30 minutes to Sagrada Familia, 10 minutes to Barri Gotic,17 minutes to the port and 35 minutes to the beach.
You can find supermarkets, bars, restaurants, clubs, a post office, public transportation, pharmacies, all you need, in less than 5 minutes walking from the hostel.