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Reviews of St Christopher's Barcelona

Hostel | Carrer de Bergara, 3, Barcelona, Spain 08002

87.8% Overall Rating

592 out of 632 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/07/2014)

"One of the best hostels I have stayed at. Stayed in a female only dorm and the room was large and comfortable. Loved the curtains around each bed- gave a good sense of privacy. Power points at every bed and storage…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

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. Photo identification is required for check in. Accepted forms are a valid passport, national ID card or drivers license. Room check-in from 2pm, check-out is 11am unless by prior arrangement with the management. The property is 100% non-smoking. No alcohol is to be consumed in the hostel rooms. Group bookings for more than 10 people must be made by email. We reserve the right to cancel group bookings which are not made this way. All groups of 6 or more may be subject to a credit card security deposit, which will be refunded upon departure subject to a room check, behaviour and adherence to house rules. Guests under 18 must stay in a private room with guardians. Guests under 18 are not permitted to share dorm rooms with people who are not part of their group or family. Under 18s are not allowed in the bar after the end of food service. If you cancel your booking and without 24-hours notice, you will still be charged for at least one night of your stay.

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87.8%

Overall Rating

592 out of 632 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'St Christopher's Barcelona'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
83.2%
Value
88.8%
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92.0%
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94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I have stayed at. Stayed in a female only dorm and the room was large and comfortable. Loved the curtains around each bed- gave a good sense of privacy. Power points at every bed and storage cages under begs are large and a great idea!

Disliked: Nothing!

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Mathew Kurian

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 July 2014

Liked: cheap and easy access to public transports, proximity to city center

Disliked: not honest

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, very clean and good security on duty.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

06 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Sehr gute Lage, direkt am Plaza Catalunya. Very good and big lockers!! Clean, good breakfast. If you are a group it is a very good hostel with a good bar and a lot of space in the common romm.

Disliked: The WIFI was not working in the room. It is a big hostel, probably a bit difficult to get in contact with people if you travel alone.

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bar and common room make this hostel so much fun to party at and meet other travelers. Curtained cubby like bunks are great so personal lights don't bother other people.

Disliked: Although all of the security measures are in place such as locked cages to put all of your things in and controlled access to each floor this hostel was still very bad for having things stolen. Numerous people had phones and wallets stolen and I had my jacket stolen from my room. I highly suggest locking EVERYTHING up and keeping an eye on you things. Also a bit far from the beach but definitely walkable

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cool design and atmosphere

Disliked: Cleaning staff can be rude, to the point of trying to force you to check out early

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Can´t beat the price and location. Many thoughtful services and amenities like privacy curtain on bed, hot showers, fridges, laundry, postage service.

Disliked: Frat-house atmosphere, lots of drink discounts lends to an immature clinetele. Mediocre food, way too expensive to use slow Internet, long lines at check-in, dorm areas and rooms SMELL very strongly of moldy clothes and dead rat.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! The bar is a great place for socializing and the food is really good (so is the discount for hostel guests). The rooms are clean and well organized with spacious lockers and curtains on each bed for privacy.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Jonathan Wood-Harper

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 June 2014 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: The bar and central location.

Disliked: Having to put items in a locker that could not be easily accesed after 9pm.

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

Siyu Xiao

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 June 2014 Siyu would recommend this property

Liked: Great location at Playa Catalunya; helpful staff; excellent common area to make friends; connected bar; privacy in dorm rooms and convenient bathroom areas (showers have dry and wet sections)

Disliked: Because it is so large, you feel disconnected to other travelers in general. Long lines at the reception usually. You had to pay for many things and laundry machine didn't work/was very expensive.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 June 2014

Liked: that a bar was included in the building

Disliked: the food gives indegestion, and when i informed the staff that someone elses suff was in my bunk they told me there was nothing they could do.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Caroline Shea

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2014 Caroline would recommend this property

Liked: This is a really cool place. It's lounge is very conducive for meeting new people.

Disliked: The only issue I has was the air. The hall ways smell like a latrine, the rooms are hot at night and really cold during the day.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2014

Liked: Greay location

Disliked: Extremely noisy. Bathrooms dirty. Showers are really dirty the entire day.extra fee for leaving your backpack in the room.

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

Chris Hale

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2014 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Privacy curtains, Room lockers, Bar area

Disliked: The main social-bar area closes at about 11pm and security packs you all into the bar area

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

Rebecca Parkin

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife

10 June 2014 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location, helpful staff, great atmoesphere.

Disliked: Cold showers in the womens!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: The shower skunk and the shower curtain was very dirty

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is absolutely ideal. The staff is extremely friendly, and always polite and respectful. All the facilities functioned perfectly, and I never feared for my safety or that of my belongings. There's a huge variety of people here!

Disliked: One common area lounge, which includes the kitchen, closed at 11pm.

The property's response is...

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

Aimee Moon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2014 Aimee would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very clean and I liked the large secure lockers for all of your belongings. I was robbed whilst out in Barcelona and the staff were very helpful and allowed me to use the front desk phone and computer to cancel my card.

Disliked: For some reason the internet worked fine in the bar area for me but whilst I could connect in my room, I couldn't actually get any access.

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

Sanjay Surendra Kumar

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2014 Sanjay would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities

Disliked: Breakfast

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Ryan Henry

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

30 May 2014 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: close to catalunya metro....

Disliked: disregard the automatic email offering a promotional disc out if you extend your stay, i asked at reception and it had already been fully booked after 30 minutes.

The property's response is...

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

Jessica McCulloch

With friends / other travellers

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

25 May 2014 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: I've stayed a lot of hostels across Europe and this is the best one! The location is fantastic - so close to everything. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are great - the bunks each have their own outlet, light and storage area with space for a lock and curtains for privacy. I always felt safe there with the key cards needing to used 3 times before you get into your room. Breakfast isnt to bad, but it's free so cant really complain! The hostel bar is good, a nice space and good food. The free sangria and tapas every night was a good way to meet people and the ping-pong table and pool table made for a lot of fun! The hostel also organises clubs to go to every night which is good.

Disliked: Umm… I had my towel stolen one night, but the staff were very helpful and tried to find it. I wasn't told about the 1st floor common area so never got to hang out there till the last night. The back bar area is a great size but I would be nice to be able to hang out there for later in the night (they close it at before they close the bar)- not really a biggy though. And the shower temperature isn't consistent, switches between hot and cold, but apart from that everything is great!

The property's response is...

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

Da Nguyen Dac

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 May 2014 Da would recommend this property

Liked: close to the city, people are friendly

Disliked: I need to buy a lock myself to keep my stuff. The internet connection in floor 3 was poor.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excelente ubicación, limpio, cómodo. Estaba en una habitación de 12 personas sumamente comoda y habia privacidad. Excelente señal de wifi.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: super cool atmosphere

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

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

Samuel Chua

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2014 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: Close to public transport and access to airport. Smooth checkin and checkout process and even extension of stay.

Disliked: Samuel left no negative feedback.

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