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Hostel | c/ Roger de lluria 41, pr., Barcelona, Spain 08009

97.0% Overall Rating

1559 out of 1563 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/07/2014)

Siobhan Davis thinks…

"We were welcomed with a free upgrade to a private en-suite room, which was a great start! Really reasonable rates for the location - which is fabulously central. So easy to walk everywhere or hop on…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.02

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note: For reservations arriving from 1st of Nov 2012 a tourist tax of 0.75€ per person per night which will apply for the first 7 nights. Cancellations will be accepted FREE of Charge only when notified by email to hostel (not by phone) at least 3 days before the arrival date (no later than 11am Spanish time). For late cancellations and no-shows, please read our policy under Overview.

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1559 out of 1563 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Barcelona Central Garden Hostel'

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Philip Alex

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 July 2012 Philip would recommend this property

Liked: - Central location to all attractions - Very friendly Staff - Clean - Aircon in room

Disliked: - No Wi-fi in the rooms - Lockers in the room is small - No real breakfast as such. Its a standard in most hostels to provide breakfast! - Prefers to pay cash

The property's response is...

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was useful and friendly (especially Julian). The people that clean the hostel (especially the asian man) are very effective and thorough. The terrace is huge and comfortable (especially to eat). A lot of bathrooms. Wifi was really good. The AC was more than effective. A lot of DVDs available to watch on a big screen. Good activities were planned (Flamenco show).

Disliked: The slight smell of urine (from outside) when you start the ventilation instead of the AC in the room.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, great quality and overall it is great.

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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Samantha Jay

Alone

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

18 July 2012 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was really relaxed and was a good place to come back to at the end of the day. As it says it's not a 'Party' hostel but this by no means it is boring. There is plenty of opportunity to meet other travelers but the 'lets go out and get drunk' mentality is not at the forefront of conversation (although on several occasions this was a bi-product of the evenings out!!!) The staff are so so friendly and their ability to remain enthusiastic is fantastic even though they must have repeated themselves with the same generic tourist info for probably the tenth time that day. The hostel is also spotless and seems to have magic fairies doing all the tidying because I never once had to wait to use anything because of 'cleaning in progress'

Disliked: The hostel was fabulous and I would be hard pushed to fault anything about it. The rooms are perhaps a little on the small side but as some fellow travelers agreed the hostel actually tops a lot of hotels we've stayed in (and with a much nicer atmosphere!)

The property's response is...

91.4%
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Cherry Muddle

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2012 Cherry would recommend this property

Liked: The friendly, vibrant and helpful staff who gave me a great introduction to the city. The sunny garden terrace with lots of plants and the cleanliness of the living spaces!

Disliked: Cherry left no negative feedback.

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Daniel Paluzzi

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2012 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: the staff were THE best ive ever encountered in my travels and the couple that runs the hostel are just lovely. when you sign in, they give you a map and a mini tour of all the man attractions (on the map, not walking)...24h reception is great, kitchen is clean and they do your laundry for you ($)

Disliked: if i HAD to say something, no shelves for the beds...and they kind of scare you with the amount of rules...but most are common courtesy

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very very clean and powerful airconditioning for the sweltering summers. Excellent location, 15 minutes walking to the gothic quarters and easy public transport access to other parts of the city. Good and detailed introduction to the history of barcelona on arrival :)

Disliked: The wifi takes a long time to connect to on your own device, but once on works quickly. However, desktops are available for use, so not a big worry

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean and a good location, exactly what we wanted from a hostel!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff and very good location. Central enough to walk everywhere but also far enough from las ramblas to be quiet and safe. The kitchen and wifi facilities were great and dorm rooms were a really good size.

Disliked: Nothing

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Marcos Jose Pruneda

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2012 Marcos Jose would recommend this property

Liked: Well, were start describing my experience?, The hostel is very well located ( fast access to the metro, and at walk distance of the main plaza and other city interesting points), the building is in excellent shape, wide and comfortable living room, well equiped kitchen and fantastic patio ( one of the highlights of Barcelona Central Garden I guess), no less important, a very clean and comfortable room.But, for me the most important thing was the friendly and absolutely "buena onda" staff, starting with Alexia and Mirko, following with Mady, Claudia, Julián and Jerome and the other people, all made my stay in Barcelona very relaxed and enjoyable.thanks!

Disliked: Nothing to comment

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Anabela Carigo

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2012 Anabela would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were some of the most friendly and genuine people.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent staff is what makes this property stand out for us. Good location, clean.

Disliked: Our room had no window

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Customer review

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: VERY helpful staff, and interior is very new and clean. But it's also in an historic building, so has character. It's on a busy street and the common room can get noisy, but they've put in some very good soundproof doors and double-pane windows so sleeping wasn't a problem.

Disliked: The kitchen cooking area was a bit cramped--can really only have one person in there at a time. But that's a minor issue.

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Karan Saraf

With friends / other travellers

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

02 July 2012 Karan would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed at this hostel between 25-30th June. This is the best hostel I've stayed in yet. Coming from England, all the staff spoke excellent English. Extremely clean, as good as any hotel. Staff more friendly than I would have expected at any hostel. Make you feel very welcome, give you lots of information about the city as soon as you arrive, very accommodating. Rooms are nice. Not a party hostel, so not very much noise and you can sleep. However lots of social activities. They take you out for flamenco on Wednesday nights and provide a Tapas night at the hostel on Fridays. Common rooms (x2). Chilled out atmosphere, can meet other travellers here. 3x computers with internet access. Wi-Fi also provided for free.

Disliked: Karan left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet late at night to allow people to sleep. Helpful staff. Property is clean, centrally located.

Disliked: N/A

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Christin Leistner

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2012 Christin would recommend this property

Liked: sehr sehr nette atmosphaere!

Disliked: Christin left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Description was very accurate, had a wonderful experience! Staff was great, I felt very safe, rooms and bathrooms were spotless. They really did try and foster a sense of community by organizing events every other night (I went to a flamenco show!) and I got to meet a lot of the other travelers at the hostel. Would highly reccommend!

Disliked: nothing!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The hostel itsleft had a great vibe and we met a lot of great people here.

Disliked: There was nothing really that I disliked but it would have been nice if it was a little closer to a metro station.

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Alyssa Martin

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2012 Alyssa would recommend this property

Liked: This place was such a wonderful find! We got a great introduction to Barcelona from one of the staff members (I think his name might have been Alex? - he was great!) and a very good map. We got a private twin room and it was small and fairly basic, but quite comfortable. The hostel felt very safe and the atmosphere was laid back and friendly. The bathrooms were spotless and I never had to wait for a shower or toilet or anything. The room was air conditioned. The location of the hostel was pretty close to the gothic quarter but closer to Sagrada Familia than the beach. I preferred this location to that of Hostel One Paralelo where I stayed later in the week. All in all, fantastic experience with Barcelona Central Garden. I would stay here again!

Disliked: My one little gripe was that during the Tapas and Sangria night (which was very tasty and excellent for the 6 EUR price), the other hostel guests weren't as social as I'd hoped. People mostly talked to those they already knew or watched TV, but it wasn't as much about meeting the other guests as I thought it might be. But it wasn't a big deal.

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Tiana Rakotondratrimo

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2012 Tiana would recommend this property

Liked: very central location, about 10-15 mn walks from all the touristic places to visits. Very close to train and bus station to the airports. 4 supermarkets in 5 mn walk so perfect really. Very quiet too and clean, kitchen was a definitive plus (big fridge, microwave, everything ready if you want to cook or heat up a meal and save money )

Disliked: Nothing, it's ideal

The property's response is...

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owners are reallly hospitable and knowledgable about Barcelona. They had pretty much anything you asked for.

Disliked: Nada.

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Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excelente servicio, ubicacion y atención.súper limpio!! Cerca de calle principal, metros y autobuses. MUY RECOMENDABLE.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was more like a home away from home which made travellers feel really comfortable.

Disliked: The traffic noise outside in the early mornings

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything: it's very clean, nice atmosphere, easy to meet people, very close to the main attraction , comfy bed, free internet, nice staff............ I could keep on going.... hehehe

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are friendly and helpful, guests are friendly and respectful. This place was perfect for me. It's a great place to stay if you are travelling by yourself and want to meet new people because it's neither to big or too small and it has nice common areas. It's also a great place for people who want to go out sightseeing all day and then go our for a few drinks in the evening, but also be able to get a good night's sleep without being woken up all the time by party people. (you have your own key so you can stay out as late as you want, but people generally seem to return quietly, whatever time they come in) The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are new and clean. The hostel is decorated to make it feel like your staying in a home rather than some cheap backpackers.

Disliked: I liked everything. You can hear the noise of the traffic from some of the bedrooms, but this didn't bother me at all. (there's no loud music or loud people on the street, which is the kind of noise which personally would keep me awake. I find the gentle hum of cars quite soothing! But if you don't, it could bother you.)