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Reviews of Alberguinn Youth Hostel

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

89.0% Overall Rating

930 out of 974 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/07/2014)

Sharon Cousland thinks…

"All female dorm had excellent ensuite great kitchen area good , fun activities"

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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 3.36

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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89.0%

Overall Rating

930 out of 974 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Alberguinn Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
83.2%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
96.8%
Value
88.0%
Safety
94.4%
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Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

26 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, secure, welcoming and good breakfast

Disliked: Devoid of character, prison-like grey interior, lack of food storage and cooking equipment in kitchen, towels not included in price. Also the location isn't ideal.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

23 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleaness

Disliked: the staff

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff, especially Anto from Argentina. She was such a professional. And very, very good with people. I would go back just for her!

Disliked: They allowed someone who was obviously anti-social and probably crazy to return for a fifth time. He made everyone feel extremely uncomfortable. They should refuse people who cannot get along with others.

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

sophie schofield bensoussan

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

21 September 2010 sophie would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the free internet (only two computers though) and the free breakfast (basic toast, cereal, juice, coffee or tea). I also thought the location was excellent seeing as it was only like 5 minutes to walk to three different stations (including Sants Estacio).

Disliked: There was a LOT of noise from the street (not to mention people coming in and out at all hours, turning on the light and making noise but that is not the hostel's fault) and even though there was an aircon in the room it was still quite warm. The showers were very basic, except for a hook there was nowhere to put your stuff up where they wouldnt get wet. The hostel needs a sign out on the street because although it was pretty easy to find i completely missed the little alcove on my first day.

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

Chaitanya Kumar Chintakindi

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2010 Chaitanya Kumar would recommend this property

Liked: Everything.

Disliked: The hostel is very short distance from the Sants Station. This is good as long as you travel within the metro's time (05:00 to 00:00). One day I had to walk all the way from the beach to the hostel after they closed the beach at 01:00. I could have taken the night bus but didn't know the routes or timings.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and tidy, everything in good condition

Disliked: No possibility to cook, only microwaves and a rice cooker

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It' s nice hostel, good location at Sants Station (Estació de Sants)...breakfast is just sweet and one warning - here isn' t cooking-stove so take just food for microwave...fo us it was surprise, we had a several packs of pasta so...

Disliked: just closed everything to your bags or to the box at the bed...we had just small waste - the hat which was on the bed

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place is very neat and clean. The staffs allowed us to keep our bags in the locker even after 24hrs we checked out. We even used the showers, internet, kitchen and common room facilities for free after we had checked out and came back to get our bags. This was really nice.

Disliked: It is rather difficult to locate in the beginning

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

Mohit Jagtiani

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

15 September 2010 Mohit would recommend this property

Liked: already given

Disliked: already given

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

Mohit Jagtiani

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

15 September 2010 Mohit would recommend this property

Liked: Its an amazing hostel, quite interior to the street but worth walking a mile.I liked the cleanliness and overall decor of the hostel. Staff is quite cheerful and friendly. No mess, no confusions. Well managed hostel.I recommend to anyone who want to stay in a quite serene and clean rooms.

Disliked: You have to walk about a mile from the Barcelona Sants. (main train station around)

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

Carina Quintanilha de Castro

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

14 September 2010 Carina would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was super friendly and helpfull. Free internet was great!

Disliked: Carina left no negative feedback.

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

Lubica Gombalova

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2010 Lubica would recommend this property

Liked: The offer of services, location was great and personal were kind and helpful...

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

06 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and friendly hostel with everything you would need.

Disliked: Very creeky bed!

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

04 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great people, nice place, would stay here again any time :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

WeiChen Tang

Alone

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

03 September 2010 WeiChen would recommend this property

Liked: Very comfy hostel with really nice staff and a beautiful reception lady :)

Disliked: WeiChen left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

30 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

meredith stall

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

27 August 2010 meredith would recommend this property

Liked: first off, the staff was very very friendly. the bathroom was very clean and BIG. the room i stayed in was big as well - not crowded or stuffy. i also liked that the place was small and it was easy to meet people either in the kitchen or common area. it was free to use the computers as well which was a huge plus. a FREE modest breakfast. very close to the metro and away from the tourist hustle-bustle.

Disliked: meredith left no negative feedback.

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

Jordan Fraser-Lynton

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2010 Jordan would recommend this property

Liked: Was a really fantastic place to stay, really clean and staff were very friendly and helpful, free breakfast and free internet, also kitchen so that we were able to eat there rather than out all the time, was a great place to meet other travellers too.

Disliked: There wasn´t anything that I disliked, all I can say is keep`up the good work!

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

Slob Jeroen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2010 Slob would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere and the personalities of the crew.

Disliked: The kitchen could be better organized. For example make clear on a cupboard what it's contents are.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, very helpful stuff. Secure lockers.

Disliked: The breakfast is just OK. Not many selections.

68.6%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place was clean, not too noisy at night

Disliked: Was a bit of a walk from the station, with luggage.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

18 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and friendly atmosphere, easy to find, helpful staff

Disliked: Quite far away from everything

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

Benji Knights Johnson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

14 August 2010 Benji would recommend this property

Liked: it was amazing!! free internet!! excellent beds and bathroom facilities. great place to meet people as they are all in small groups and so easy to get involved. staff were amazingly helpful, told us everything we needed to know about the city. was very well air conditioned which is great as in the summer the sun gets very very hot and so you can barely stand being outside. good cooking facilities, two microwaves, big fridge and freezer that was well organised. generally an AMAZING hostel!!!!

Disliked: the only bad thing was that it was a little far to get to tubes or busses, but still was only a 5 min walk to the metro, which is fine!

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

Megan Dortmans

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2010 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: I found it hard to meet people here as most stayers were French, but the common room is nice and cosy and the rooms nice and big. Small touches are good like hair dryers in the bathroom and the staff were quite helpful.

Disliked: Megan left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was relatively easy for me to get to since I had lived in the area and they gave great directions on the website. Placa de Sants is a good area to be in because it has the train station, Barcelona Sants, a couple blocks away and a metro station with the best line (red) in my opinion. Red will take you to basically everything worth seeing if you're sightseeing in Barcelona. The hostel is only a short ride or walk away to the Magic Fountain too. The guy who works at the reception late night/early morning was very nice and helpful. Wifi in the lobby area was a nice perk and they made it look very modern. There are plenty of travel guides on Barcelona and Europe if you're looking for places to go.

Disliked: It's hard to sleep with 14 other people but if you're only there for a night then it's tolerable, especially for the price! I'd suggest putting in your Ipod or something. Also, the noise from the streets is pretty disruptive even though you think you're on a small street. Nothing in Barcelona is ever truly quiet. I would say the bathroom area needs to be cleaned more often as everyone from the dorms basically shares only 2 bathrooms and it's only cleaned once a day, from what I could tell.