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Reviews of Alberguinn Youth Hostel

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

84.8% Overall Rating

939 out of 984 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/10/2014)

I. C. Turner thinks…

"Although it is far from the centre, it is quite near Sants station. The bed was fine and the dorm was fairly spacious."

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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 3.16

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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84.8%

Overall Rating

939 out of 984 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Alberguinn Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
77.6%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
88.8%
Value
80.8%
Safety
90.4%
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34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

I. C. Turner

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 October 2014

Liked: Although it is far from the centre, it is quite near Sants station. The bed was fine and the dorm was fairly spacious.

Disliked: The common room closes at 1:00 a.m. but they keep this fact secret in their information here and when you check in. I thus walked the long distance back from the city centre on the assumption that I would be able to use that space, whereas I would have stayed out had they at least informed me of this massive restriction on arrival. I always stay up very late so checked the text before booking and never would have gone ahead had there been any indication of this. I pointed out the problem to the receptionist but he was completely unsympathetic and unaccommodating. There was then nowhere to go except to sit outside on the steps, which I did until the stench of the cigarette butts there forced me to go inside and just sit on the concrete floor of the hallway. The showers are just cubicles so you have to get (un)dressed in the communal area, which often has the door to the hallway left open as it has no self-closing mechanism. Worse, they claim to have 24-hour showers but each gender only has one bathroom, which is unavailable for the lengthy period that they are cleaning it. I thus had to take a flight without being able to have the promised shower. Regarding flights, the hostel is near the train to a major European airport but did not even have any luggage scales. It also had no atmosphere. Do not stay here.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Individual lockers in the rooms and good bathroom facilities. Very close to Barcelona Sants station.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean all in all, Bathroom as well as the rooms

Disliked: There was a street festival all nights which I stayed there. We were not able to sleep between 11 and 3 in the night. It would have been nice to know about this festival in advance.

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

TAEI KANG

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2014 TAEI would recommend this property

Liked: there were many shower boose. the room was very clean.

Disliked: there were no outlet near bed. it was unconvenient. I couldn´t charge my cellphone as i need to use alarm App.

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

Kathryn Lambert

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 August 2014 Kathryn would recommend this property

Liked: The guy on reception was welcoming and showed us to our room. The rooms were minimalist but clean, the light above the bed was very useful. In the rooms there were lockers with keys to store personl items, which was very useful. The showers although they were shared were clean and designed in a good way. The kitchen and lounge area had a fridge to store food in and some cooking facilities also vending machines which useful.. Breakfast was good.

Disliked: It was quiet far out from the main centre of Barcelona, the metro is a must but it's is easy to get to from the hostel/ train station.

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

Yoshie Hirano

Alone

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

31 July 2014 Yoshie would recommend this property

Liked: Staff and atomaspher in the hostel

Disliked: Some people who styed at the hostel made noisy at night but compare with another hostel, it was okay.

100.0%
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Sharon Cousland

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2014 Sharon would recommend this property

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

Disliked: nothing!

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

Benedict Wilson

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2014 Benedict would recommend this property

Liked: The lady on reception was absolutely fantastic taking us through all the best places to go.

Disliked: Benedict left no negative feedback.

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

Rachel Everett

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2014 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: It is quite a small hostel, so noise levels are relatively low. They do offer breakfast- cereal or toast, which is good for travellers on a tight budget. It is within walking distance of Sants stations, which has good Metro and Rodalie train links to the city centre.

Disliked: It is quite tricky to find, not very clear on street level!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly, even preparing breakfast for us at 6:15 due to our early train.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Only stayed one night, but it's a great spot if you need to catch an early train from the Sants station. Free breakfast was also convenient.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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 24/7 is very hlepfull when leaving early, or coming late. Free safe luggage storage.

Disliked: Nothing. I can only recomend this hosetl to everyone!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staffs are very helpful

Disliked: Breakfast doesn't have much choices for bread

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and secure

Disliked: bit tricky to find

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

Ben Windle

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 September 2013 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: Great price and location was 5 mins away from the train station

Disliked: There was nothing I particularly disliked.

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

Benjamin Swain

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2013 Benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was amazing.

Disliked: It was in a loud location, but that didn't really bother me. I don't really have anything negative about it to say.

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

Prateek Gupta

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2013 Prateek would recommend this property

Liked: The staff here are simply the best! They are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They know everything about the city and will go above and beyond to help you have the best possible stay in Barcelona.

Disliked: When we visited there was an odd group of people staying -- too many young (under 18) and too many older people. It was very difficult to get to know people in the hostel as everyone seemed to keep to themselves.

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

HYO JIN CHAE

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2013 HYO JIN would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is so kind.

Disliked: HYO JIN left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, very close to Sants station. Very clean and had good common space.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Hanns Hake

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2013 Hanns would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice and kind staff! a nice kitchen and with a very nice and free breakfast.

Disliked: Hanns left no negative feedback.

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

Connie Giffin

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

01 July 2013 Connie would recommend this property

Liked: Exceptionally clean and comfortable facilities and dorms. Respectful guests who socialized in common areas and were quiet in the dorms at a reasonable hour. Staff was always freindly and helpful. Location is convenient to train station but be sure to have directions or if cannot find call them and they will meet you. Wonderful neighborhood shops gave a real taste of Barcelona life and culture.I came for one night and stayed for three. Very good value and quality.

Disliked: The only issue I encountered was getting directions to the property from locals.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, free breakfast, lots of showers/sinks to use, luggage lock in room

Disliked: The dryer didn't work and left all of our clothes wet, which was highly inconvenient. The location also isn't that great, it's close to the Sants station, which is nice but you have to take the metro to get anywhere really interesting

The property's response is...

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

Jem Friar

Alone

Visiting friends or family

09 June 2013 Jem would recommend this property

Liked: Close to Barcelona Sants station. Clean & friendly

Disliked: Breakfast was not very healthy

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and good facilities! I recommend it for others.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Miguel Gallego

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 May 2013 Miguel would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic hostel situated close to the Sants railway station. Very clean, quiet, and safe. The staff are very friendly. Fantastic choice.

Disliked: Nothing.