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Reviews of Black Swan Hostel

Hostel | Carrer Ali bei 15, Barcelona, Spain 08015

96.0% Overall Rating

85 out of 89 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/12/2014)

David Ian Craig thinks…

"All the staff were friendly and helpful. They organised activities that were great fun and ideal for a Christmas stay. Great crowd of other guests. Good position, clean, friendly, secure and…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Important Information

Please note, for groups of 10 people or more the following conditions will apply. The hostel will charge first night of the total booking at the time of reservation to secure the booking. failure to comply with this special conditions will result in your booking being cancelled. This charge and HostelBookers deposit are non-refundable. In Barcelona every tourist have to pay 0.72 euros person/night of city tax and it is not included in the price. The front desk is open 24 hours. We do not have any age restriction. You are all welcomed and our staff will do everything to make your stay enjoyable. FREE morning snack ( includes: Muesli, Cornflakes, Milk and Juice) Check in 14h Check out 11 We accept credit cards Breakfast not included 48h cancellation policy .

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Barcelona?

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96.0%

Overall Rating

85 out of 89 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Black Swan Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
92.0%
Cleanliness
97.6%
Staff
98.4%
Value
98.4%
Safety
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100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

jiarui wang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 October 2013 jiarui would recommend this property

Liked: best hostel I've ever stayed while I travel throughout Europe! Bar craw and free walking tours are organized to mingle all the travelers from every corner of this planet! Got to meet up with a bunch of lovely souls during my three nights stay! perfect location and super clean on top of only 9 euros a night. you really cannot beat this!

Disliked: im serious, there was nothing I didnt like about it...

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

Kher Wee Young

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2013 Kher Wee would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were friendly and helpful

Disliked: Prefer to assign beds, than have free selection. My bed was taken by someone else during the day when I got back.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere, staff, vibe, facilities and all round hostel was fantastic!

Disliked: The bathroom cubicles and showes are a little small but that's the only thing, and it's easy to get by.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel was always clean and the design was very modern! Shower and toilet facilities were great.

Disliked: Not many plug facilities available especially for top bunk users.

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

Sara Marlow

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 September 2013 Sara would recommend this property

Liked: Kate was amazing - she provided so much helpful information and was excellent with the free events supplied by the hostel! Thank you so much! Love Danielle and Sara X

Disliked: Sara left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

29 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The decor and furniture of this place is amazing. Kitchen is wonderful and fully equipped. The pub crawl organised by the staff was nice and a great way to meet others in the hostel.

Disliked: It must have been because of old pipes or something, but it often smelled like sewer (humidity?) in the washrooms and hallways. The air conditioning helped and they had air fresheners as well. Another negative is the loud music blasted throughout the hostel (gets very annoying after 2 days).

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean bed and good staffs good location. closed to bus terminal

Disliked: nothing about dislike

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff were extremely friendly and helpful, nice tidy rooms and felt very safe! very close walk to city centre and multiple metro stations!

Disliked: location of showers in relation to room

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

Anastasia Shabalkina

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2013 Anastasia would recommend this property

Liked: It's a realy good and cheap place with the great atmosphere! It's a lot of good people there. I love it

Disliked: Nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jared Taylor

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2013 Jared would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great. Walk to Sagrada Familia, Arc de Triomph or the beach.

Disliked: The lack of customer service skills. Seems as though the front desk help had no idea what to do. Upon checking out, I am sure the guy at the front desk was completely drunk.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2013

Liked: Clean restrooms and showers and great computer area.

Disliked: We came for check-in and the sheets were still on the beds from the last guest. We had no idea which beds were ours. We had to wake everyone up in the middle bof the night for check-in. Will not be staying again.

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

Jack Spacey-Helder

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2013 Jack would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly staff, modern feel, small enough to feel included

Disliked: Dirty mattresses was about the only downside

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Emma Millar

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2013 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen facilities were good and the location was excellent.

Disliked: If you are travelling alone this is not a good hostel to meet people. The communal areas are quite small.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 June 2013

Liked: Nice staff, though not from barcelona. Nice balconies, though no furniture on them.

Disliked: The hostel didn't really have a feel of a hostel, it felt more like a boutique hotel. The atmosphere an communal areas weren't conducive to socialising and it had quite a cold clinical feel to it (though the decor was smart). The rules felt overly strict - it was no drinking or smoking at all, not even on balconies. At my time there the hostel didn't arrange any sort of activities.

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

Derya Yavuz

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2013 Derya would recommend this property

Liked: Although the room was crowded it wasn't overwhelming. Guests were respectful. Bathrooms and sheets were clean. And location is pretty good. It is 5 minutes walk from placa catalunya.

Disliked: Derya left no negative feedback.

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

STEPHANIE KA YING LAI

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2013 STEPHANIE KA YING would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is in an old building with big balcony, the ceiling is so high so the room feels very spacious. the kitchen is awesome, i cooked every meal there and there is just one medium supermarket right next to the hostel, so it's easy to buy food with cheap price. the staff was very helpful and nice, u can always ask them questions.

Disliked: the location is a little bit in the middle of everything, so u have to walk a little extra everytime.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, facilities & staff.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Pamela Migalska

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2013 Pamela would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel is in the city center but not as central as one would hope. Its a 15-30 min minute walk to attractions, which isnt bad but i thought it was better located. Hostel itself is very modern and has great character. The guy at reception was very helpful, and we only stayed a night but could see there were many services offered we wish we were there long enough to take advantage of (ie walking tour, bar crawl etc)

Disliked: While the beds were REALLY comfortable the mattress was dirty. There was hair all over it.

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

Gábor Trefán

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2013 Gábor would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, nice interior and good location

Disliked: A bit tiny rooms and shower places but it didn't affect my overall satisfaction and experience.

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

Lucas Cândido

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2013 Lucas would recommend this property

Liked: Clean bathrooms and bedrooms, nice atmosphere, nice location and kitchen. Really good one!

Disliked: Lucas left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice location and overall nicest hostel I have ever stayed at! No complaints with my stay!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice place to stay, big rooms, friendly staff, etc.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Brigita Ho?evar

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2013 Brigita would recommend this property

Liked: the staff is extremely nice and friendly, especially stefano. the hostel is very close to la rambla, the main street.

Disliked: Brigita left no negative feedback.

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

Gohar Baghdasaryan

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 April 2013 Gohar would recommend this property

Liked: it was really very clean, and the place was perfect, very close to everything what we needed

Disliked: only toilets weren't so clean as we expected

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

Anastasya Shabalkina

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2013 Anastasya would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and good conditios

Disliked: Nothing