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Reviews of Hip Karma Hostel

Hostel | Ronda de Sant Pere 39, Barcelona, Spain 08010

78.3% Overall Rating

153 out of 165 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/06/2014)

"The location is really good, you can walk everywhere from there within 15 minutes. The hostel was also very clean and the beds were comfy. It's a good hostel if your not looking to hang out there at all since there's…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Linen USD 2.70
  • Towel USD 2.70

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Important Information

CANCELLATION POLICY is 48HRS. If you cancel within this period, you will be charged for the first two 2 nights of your booking. 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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78.3%

Overall Rating

153 out of 165 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hip Karma Hostel'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
84.0%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
76.0%
Value
75.2%
Safety
82.4%
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91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: good

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

nancy lantis

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2011 nancy would recommend this property

Liked: The property was safe and clean. Additionally, it is in a great location to tourist destinations, main shopping areas and transportation. I loved the privacy curtans and the fact that in the locked storage space there were chargers so you could convienently make sure your electronics were ready for the next day of travel and sight seeing. Additionally, the internet was free! I think it is ideal for a older than a student traveler. :)

Disliked: It is a very quiet hostel which is both good and bad. It was not an ideal hostel for meeting people, but perfect for traveling with others. Some times it took a while for the staff to buzz you in to the building, but that was no more than 5 minutes in my worst experience.

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

Erik Björkegren

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break

29 August 2011 Erik would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, clean and central.

Disliked: A bit small. Hard to socialize if you're traveling alone.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2011

Liked: It was physically a nice hostel and very clean.

Disliked: The day staff was rude and did not want to assist in any way, also not very social for a solo traveller. (The night time staff were great though) Also if you wash your laundry do it in the coin operated laundromat, DO NOT GIVE IT to the one around the corner when they return it the next day. I got it back dirty, wet and super smelly, had to re wash in the coin operated machine. The most expensive washing ever!!

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

15 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: even it was a dorm, everybody has its privacy, free wifi and it really worked!

Disliked: it was not easy to find, 2 housenumbers for the same door, no visible sign from the street

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: even in a 12 bed dorm, you have your own privacy. beds are good and clean, lines are good and clean and the badroom, which is the most important thing is super clean. the location is 10 min away from las ramblas, but is an excelent choice when you are traveling in a low budget!

Disliked: the manager, marcelo he is so rude. he doesn like to talk or to explain. he put on his earphones and he watches tv during business hrs. he gets mad when he is interuptted by an absurd question!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2011

Liked: Each of the beds has curtains surrounding it, so a bit of privacy is awarded, even in a room that holds many people. The internet was provided free of charge, which was really helpful. Kitchen for public use, complete with a microwave and fridge.

Disliked: The staff was dismissive and caustic. For a hostel that prides itself on being "hip" and has buddhist-inspired art on the walls, this was totally unexpected. Also, the girl's showers are really awkward, since the glass is semi-transparent and there aren't any shower curtains. I know that Spaniards are more okay with nudity (as per all the nude beaches in Barcelona), but for travelers who don't share that mentality, showering was a stressful experience. Paint the glass or put in curtains.

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

Jason Hafford

Alone

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

16 July 2011 Jason would recommend this property

Liked: Great new, clean, nice hostel! Afternoon and night staff were extremely helpful and fun!

Disliked: Morning staff was a little pushy at check out. Kicked me off of the computers and threw away my (properly named/dated) food from the fridge! Besides the morning guy the staff was great though...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Family Holiday

13 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable beds, very clean toilets and bathrooms. Loved the lil balcony! Location was good, very central.

Disliked: The atmosphere wasn't really great. Not a place to meet new people. Marcelo the receptionist wasn't friendly, rude.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 July 2011

Liked: Lockers under bends, shades on beds, plenty of computers, plenty of showers, very clean.

Disliked: Annoying staff, horrible atmosphere, you have to pay for sheets, at 11 pm there is a lights out policy and you can no longer use the computers, kitchen, and other facilities. Reception is not really 24 hr, and they take a long time to open the door at night because they are too busy with other recreational activities to open the door. They also do not give a key.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beds are super comfortable and have curtains and nightlights--brilliant! Location is great too: 5 min walk from Las Ramblas, 1 min walk to nearest metro station. Free internet is nice too, especially since a bunch of the hostels we'd stayed in in other Spanish cities made us pay.

Disliked: Difficult to find the unless you know what you're looking for. Also, we were there during the Pentecost holiday, during which most of the stores and cafes and the Boqueria close, but no one at the hostel said anything to warn the guests that stuff would be closed.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, not far from nord bus station, walking distance to all the sights, good mini supermarket 2 doors away, staff friendly

Disliked: nothing

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

MUHAMMAD FIRDAUS BIN ISNIN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2011 MUHAMMAD FIRDAUS would recommend this property

Liked: everything! it was a relatively new hostel so everything was clean. the facilities were just awesome and the free internet is a boon for sure.

Disliked: nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was definitely the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in. The curtains around the bed made it feel very private and the locker under the bed made it easy to secure my belongings. The staff seemed a little unfriendly at first but after awhile they warmed up. The location was away from the crazy tourism but an easy walk to most of the main sights.

Disliked: There was a fair bit of street noise but no more than is to be expected really. If you want to meet people and socialize at the hostel then this is not the place for you. I prefer to have a quiet and clean place to return to after being outall day so it was perfect for me.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Safe, very close to metro line.

Disliked: It can be a bit loud at night because of the location.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good location, good atmosphere!

Disliked: Showers were a little see-through.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great friendly & helpful staff, very private feel to shared bunk dorms. Very clean facilities, & always hot showers :) hostal cleaned every day.

Disliked: No common room except kitchen & reception area

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

07 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, friendly staff, quiet, free internet, close to metro station and walking distance to bus station.

Disliked: No living room, only kitchen to chill out.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

teerapol wongcuarewan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2011

Liked: cleanliness, night shift staffs were very friendly and helpful

Disliked: the manager was not very friendly and helpful

82.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, great location, funky decoration, peaceful

Disliked: lacked a fun factor, we only met people by chance at the pub they have a deal with one night, not the best place for partying.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

24 May 2011

Liked: The hostel was extremely clean, it had privacy curtains with reading lights, large kitchen to cook in, computers were available to use, and large lockers to store luggage in.

Disliked: Was kicked out of the hostel from 12-4 for cleaning, had to ring every time to enter the hostel, showers were timed for every minute, doors were not locked, no alcohol allowed in the hostel, and no lobby area to relax in.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean, they clean every day. I really liked the privacy curtains around the beds and the reading lights. The lockers under the beds were very big. I was a little worried about the showers after reading other comments, but the doors were not as transparent as I expected. They could have been a bit more opaque, but they were fine. I liked that there was one separate toilet that could be used by anyone in addition to the male and female bathrooms. The 24 hour reception was very nice.

Disliked: There was a lot of noise from the street. It does not say on the website that you can only use your own lock if it is a combination lock, not a padlock. I wish you could have used the computers past 11PM too. The kitchen did not have an oven.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

30 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Internet and computers free, beds really convenient, kitchen and bathrooms good.

Disliked: The manager was a little rude and he shouted to a cleaner in front all the customers.

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

James Ellis

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: safe, clean and friendly staff

Disliked: size of rooms

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

Katelyn Devine

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2011 Katelyn would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location.

Disliked: I disliked that they woke you up to clean the room if you were still sleeping.