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Reviews of Black Swan Hostel

Hostel | Carrer Ali bei 15, Barcelona, Spain 08015

89.1% Overall Rating

67 out of 70 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/04/2014)

Jessica Smith thinks…

"The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. There was also plenty of facilities making it a home away from home."

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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 of city tax and it is not included in the price.

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89.1%

Overall Rating

67 out of 70 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Black Swan Hostel'

Atmosphere
83.2%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
91.2%
Value
94.4%
Safety
94.4%
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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

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was absolutely amazing! It's very clean and tidy, it has free and secure lockers, free wifi and comfy beds with new linen. I never had to wait for toilet or shower, my food wasn't eaten by the cookie monster :) and the location is perfect as it's in the middle of three best places: Park Güell, beaches and Old Town.

Disliked: I guess it's just my bad luck staying at the same time as a school trip and eating at the very same time, but kitchen area seemed quite small... However, there's definitely enough cookery and cutlery!

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

Sebastiaan van der Burg

Alone

City break

15 April 2013 Sebastiaan would recommend this property

Liked: Good location close to the city, it's only 5 min walk! In the locker is a powerpoint with USB connection and a plug, also very good free internet!

Disliked: To small showers and toilets!! You must put your clothes out of the shower when you go to the shower, otherwise all your clothes a weth!

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

Yun Shen

With friends / other travellers

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2013 Yun would recommend this property

Liked: It"s overall a nice hostel. Decent Location, and very nice atmosphere. We actually love the small livingroom and the kitchen, The staffs are very friendly and helpful, speak also very well english! The rooms are pretty small, though, very clean and safe. We had a very nice time here!!!

Disliked: You have to keep pushing the button to get water when you are taking a shower, this is a little bit annoying.

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

Natalia Maimoni

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2013 Natalia would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel is brand new and modern... Staff is very helpful, especially Natalia which was very friendly. Kitchen has everything you need.

Disliked: Not much about the hostel.... but had the unluck of staying in a 14 bed bedroom.. where 10 people were american "spring break" girls.... you do the maths.Many noisy people at night as well.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Brand new, good location, clean, good beds, free lockers in rooms, high ceilings, room neither felt hot or cold.

Disliked: My pizza was stolen from the fridge in a kitchen. Ironically they have a camera pointed to the fridge. I doubt that it was a mixup, since I labelled it with a date and name. They could put a hook on shower door. Other than that I think it is one of the best values in Barcelona.

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

Sarah Underhill

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2013 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Clean with good facitilies, excellent atmosphere, friendly staff, good sized rooms, comfortabe beds.

Disliked: Decent location - close to the Arc but kind of far away from other attractions if you want to be able to walk there instead of taking the metro.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

16 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location with a supermarket almost next door, in a rather quiet street and walking distance to all the sights in the town center

Disliked: toilets a bit small for bigger guests

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was new. They had just a little problems with some things, but they are on the way to fix it. It was my first stay in a hostel, but it was really great and clean!

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break

12 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, very fiendly staff, clean rooms

Disliked: Shower one floor down

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

11 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's very cousy and close to the center of Barcelona. The staff is friendly, well mannered and very helpful. I met very interesting people over there. They're a really international oriented hostel and it's a lot of fun.

Disliked: Nothing, it was all very nice.

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

Sophia Yu

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2013 Sophia would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels i've stayed at! Very clean and new with the friendliest and most accommodating staff. Would definitely come back if I return to Barca. Very high ceilings so you dont feel crammed and every locker has an outlet and usb charger! Easily walkable to anywhere you want to go or close to the metro as well.

Disliked: The only weird thing I can think of is that the showers dont have a hook or rack for your stuff so u just gotta throw it over the door, but it's no big deal at all.

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

Eray Avcioglu

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2013 Eray would recommend this property

Liked: lovely and helpful staff, great location.

Disliked: .

100.0%
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robert cramer

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2013 robert would recommend this property

Liked: I loved this place, it's brand new so everything is really clean and looks great. The place itself is really modern and has a very comfy but stylish feel to it. The rooms are a good size, and as it´s an old building the ceilings are really high so it feels spacious and light. The lockers are a decent size, my backpack is pretty huge but it fitted in no problem - what I really liked was that inside the locker you have your own multiway plug so you can plug your UK phone charger directly in- very handy as I forgot my adaptor plug! The downstairs area has a huge communal kitchen with plenty of space to sit down and eat or to sit or have a beer with other guests, and if the kitchen gets to busy there is also another table in the living area as well as some sofas which are great for crashing on after a hard days sight seeing. The staff at reception were really friendly and helpful, Natalia recommended a couple of great little bars and places to get authentic tapas and stefan pointed me in the direction of some cool bars for partying - many of which I could walk to from the hostel. Will definitely be recommending this place to friends and can´t wait come back again!

Disliked: Nothing springs to mind

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has a kitchen for guest use, clean, modern facilities.

Disliked: No light switches in guestrooms.

100.0%
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Rochelle Comte

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 March 2013 Rochelle would recommend this property

Liked: This place was perfect! About a 20 min walk to Las Ramblas. Everything is very clean and new. The staff are all very friendly and speak English. It's very easy to meet other travelers in the common areas. Also the price is very affordable. I highly recommend it!

Disliked: No complaints whatsoever

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

Fatih Goksu

Alone

Work / volunteering

02 March 2013 Fatih would recommend this property

Liked: So new and clean, its so modern..

Disliked: In some rooms there arent any switcher to turn the lights off, you gotto go and tell them to turn it off

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Jenna Skepper

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

01 March 2013 Jenna would recommend this property

Liked: This is a brand new hostel and is very modern with everything you need to travel comfortably. The staff were extremely helpful and the property is close to everything that matters.

Disliked: The building is very loud, so any small noises downstairs echo through the building making those big, loud groups of travellers even bigger and louder than they seem.