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Hip Karma Hostel

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Ronda de Sant Pere #39, Principal -2a, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is the second I've been to in Barcelona and I don't recommend it. It is not so clean (the under sheets were disgusting) and the bathroom is cleaned only once a day when a lot of people are using it. We waited for our room for a loooong time because of the cleaning that wasn't done but when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Cant say enough good things about this place if you are in Barcelona for a few days. Really good location near the Arc de Triomf and other central sites. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Small hostel with only a few rooms but felt very safe with great storage facilities (with locking ability) and the beds offer curtains for privacy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I stayed at Hip Karma Hostel for four days in June 2015. Although it is definitely not as good as a regular hotel, it's better than the normal hostel experience. There are computers and wifi available. The bathrooms and bedrooms were cleaned every day. The curtains around the beds are great for privacy. It works better if u have a... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Clean and confortable beds. Staff generally very attentive. The only thing I would suggest is that they should find a way to guarantee the booking other than charging a commission before arrival through the credit card (the reservation clause says the hostel MAY charge it, and it was the first hostel in many I have visited in Europe where they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Not the best hostel I've stayed at, yet not the worst either. It was clean for the most part, except the showers in the morning, around 11h00, after everyone had used them, which is understandable. Friendly and accommodating staff that really interacts with the guests. Spacious common area, although it can get quite loud well into the night, especially on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Good location, the manager is really friendly and happy to give advice on places to go and eat. Clean place, felt really at home. Having curtains on the bunk beds is ideal and something different which stands out. Highly recommend, good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Hip Karma Hostel was my first time staying in a hostel. I wanted to have my own experience and not what I have read or heard from other travelers. I found it to be very clean and quiet. The room that I shared was spacious and the linens were clean. The bathrooms are shared. Clean but really small. There's a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I got my phone, iPod, makeup mirror and a shampoo stolen at the same time. Who is that desperate to steal bottle of shampoo laying on my bed? And paying for bed sheets?? This is ridiculous! They don't ID strangers anybody can get in and the rooms have no locks. The cleaning ladies seem suspicious. They also bring kids with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I liked this hostel very much. It is pretty well located and great for low budget travellers. Good attention. Just one thing: too much noise!! The personel doesn't seems to respect that there are people sleeping in the mornings and they enter into the rooms all the time. Very clean.

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