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Reviews of Alberguinn Youth Hostel

Hostel | Melcior de Palau 70-74, Barcelona, Spain 08014

88.9% Overall Rating

925 out of 969 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/10/2013)

"Very friendly atmosphere, very helpfull staff, very clean - everywhere. I was very positively surpriced by the whola Alberguinn stay!!! No limits on when you can come, when you have to leave. No age limits. Reception…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Wake-up calls
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 3.45

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note: For reservations arriving from November 2012 a tourist tax of 0.72€ per person per night will be charged for the first 7 nights. People under 17 years old are exempt.

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88.9%

Overall Rating

925 out of 969 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Alberguinn Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
80.8%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
97.6%
Value
87.2%
Safety
92.8%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

26 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: helpful staff, good location for train travelers

Disliked: shower facilities not very comfortable and not very clean late at night

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere, new, clean and colorful facilities. Air-conditioning in the dorms, which is very nice during the hot summers in Barcelona. Free lockers next to your bed. Bed was extremely comfortable for a 12-bed dorm room. Very well-equipped kitchen and soap provided in the bathroom and showers. Free internet. Nice lounge area. One of the nicest hostels I've stayed in so far!

Disliked: The only thing that is a little inconvenient is the hostel's location. It's perfect if you arrive late at night or depart early in the morning from Barcelona-Sants train station as it is very close. The Montjuic is also in walking distance, but you have to take public transportion in order to get to the main attractions. The area seemed pretty quiet at night, which permitted a good night sleep. As a girl travelling alone I felt absolutley safe in the hostel, but the area was a little too quiet at night.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really safe and small. so it feels homy...

Disliked: it is a bit far from the center, but at the same time is good at night, very quiet

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful. During the afternoon, They randomly served Horchata, an authentic Spanish drink, with cookies to those who were coming in and out of the hostel. The common area, kitchen and dorm rooms were all very clean.

Disliked: Nothing that comes to mind.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, great staff, very helpfull and friendly, being able to cook, lockers in the dorms is a deffinate plus and the train station being so close for easy access into the old town. Cheep laundry, shower and toilet room was always clean to.

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly and helpful and the common areas were comfortable and a great way to meet other travellers.

Disliked: The location isn't very good as it is far away from the touristy area but the train station is a 5 to 10 min walk and from there you can get the metro into town so its fine.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast in the mornings is a great way to start the day. Wireless in the rooms and lobby. Friendly staff. Laundry services (though 3 euros for both washer and dryer, I was desperate enough to use them! Also they provided a free standing hanger to air dry for free)

Disliked: You must use the metro to get pretty much anywhere. It is fairly close and convenient, but because I was there during the week it stopped running at midnight, leaving no choice but to head home early or pay for a cab. (Some fellow travelers walked, but I was by myself, and this didn't seem safe)

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is an absolutely wonderful hostel: it is clean, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and it has a very comfortable atmosphere! The bathrooms are spotless, the showers are clean with great water pressure. All of the staff is so helpful and knowledgeable about Barcelona. I would recommend this hostel 100 percent.

Disliked: It could be closer to the city center but, the staff helps you out with public transportation which is readily accessible.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

15 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi, there is someone there 24/7

Disliked: Young age group but I guess that is to be expected! I am too old!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place was clean, well cared for and they offered lots of information about things to do in Barcelona. It was nice that they offer personal lockers in the dorm. There was a good vibe of young people there.

Disliked: The location is mediocre. The neighbor is residential and doesn't seem to offer much for the traveler. It is simply too far from the heart of Barcelona's site to make it a desirable place to stay when compared with options that a closer to Las Ramblas and other attractions and don't cost much more.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good atmosphere, helpful staff, clean and well kept

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Location, it´s not so close to the center.

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

Shirin Sulaiman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 June 2011 Shirin would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and courteous. Breakfast was good and the wifi was excellent and reliable. There's a nice common area with tv and very comfortable sofas. everything was clean and shiny!

Disliked: Location was a little far away from the main tourist attractions and interesting areas e.g. Gracia or Las Ramblas but not a big deal given that Barcelonas metro system is wonderful.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very very kind and helpful staff. Good location if you are arriving at or leaving from Barcelona Sants station. Near camp nou :) breakfast was free flow and quite good. Kitchens and rooms were big and clean, even in he 14 bed mixed dorm. Free Internet (2 terminals) but usually have to wait. Met so many nice and friendly travellers here. Very safe though lockers are too small for backpacks. Bathrooms were spacious and clean with hairdryers even! The best hostel i have stayed at so far - will definitely recommend to my friends.

Disliked: Not many eating places around the area. Lockers were too small for my backpack.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

06 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent everything: services, room, shower, reception, peoples!

Disliked: Nothing!

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Alberguinn Youth Hostel was amazing. Our corner room was spacious and had a lot of natural light. Breakfast was really good. I especially liked the chocolate cereal and the nutella for the toast. The staff was really friendly and helpful. A lot of tour and restaurant recommendations were available that made our trip even more fulfilling. Also, we met a lot of friendly people staying in our room with us. It was a great envrionment to live in and have as a base to explore Barcelona.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Liise Kallas

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2011 Liise would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and bright.

Disliked: -

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Hwee Sian Britney Tan

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2011 Hwee Sian Britney would recommend this property

Liked: It was safe and the location is very central with many metro stations around. The staff were also very helpful and it was good that there were computers available for use.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very helpful and speaks good english :) They provide useful informations about Barcelona and it helps me a lot. No need to wash dishes, they use dishwashing machine.

Disliked: There is no lift, need to climb up 1 floor. The location is slightly far from the centre.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

24 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, especially staff - very helpfull

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and quiet

Disliked: no

100.0%
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Anna Garliss

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2011 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: It was hot, but after opening the windows, very comfortable.

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

edward albert

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 May 2011 edward would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is clean and safe and open 24 hrs

Disliked: the location is a bit far away from the action of barcelona

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very service-minded staff, made me breakfast even though i had to leave before breakfast hours. Everything was super nice and clean.

Disliked: It was a bit noisy from traffic outside even though it's on a small street.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked it. Close to the metro, a very easy train system to use. Very helpful staff, thank you!

Disliked: Nothing.