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ELLA Hostel Barcelona

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Girona 39, 08010 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Violeta Hostel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked and stayed at this hostel for a couple of nights early July. What a fantastic little find this was. From arriving until we left, the staff here couldn't have done anymore. An absolute credit to the hostel. Friendly, outgoing and made us feel really welcome. Even when we checked out (at 3am) we were left a little breakfast basket... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent budget hostel that is right at the city center, metro friendly and with light free breakfast provided - something I rarely find in a budget hostel. Stayed 3 nights with bathroom attached, and another 4 nights with shared bathroom..The room with shared bathroom is a lot bigger and nicer room to stay in. But not to worry, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights in the hostel. Although we were only three persons we were given a four bed bedroom which was clean and equipped with comfortable beds. Showers and toilets are shared with other guests but they were very clean to. The staff was very friendly and always able to help. There is a quiet nice terrace at... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the historic area this hostel provides a good size, very clean room for a reasonable price. The people are great very friendly and helpful. Front rooms a bit noisy but you are located in an older part of a very large city. Most sites reachable on foot. Breakfast is light but it is free. No a/c but they... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The ELLA hostel is an excellent place to stay in Barcelona. It is not quite in the busiest tourist area, but is still within easy walking distance of all main attractions. The street is quiet, but restaurants are easy to find in the area. The staff are wonderful--very attentive, considerate, and comfortable speaking in English, Spanish, and French. The bathrooms... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I've been in the hostel between may 22 and may 28, and i've loved the experience. The best of it is the location. At Carrer Girona, less then 10 minutos walking from Plaza da Catalunya, where you can visit the main places. In case you need the subway, there are 3 stations near the hostel. Talking about Ella Hostel per... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is the best hostel I've ever stayed at- from the staff to the huge room all the way to the huge patio. At the moment of checkin we felt like this place was different... they actually cared and wanted you to be there. Marianna was excellent and made our 3 night stay very memorable. She even gave me a... More 

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We (young couple) stayed in ELLA Hostel for 4 days (May 14-17). We took a double room with shared bathroom and I must say that I can only confirm the positive reviews here, I have never seen such CLEAN bathrooms in a hostel ! There are quite a lot of bathrooms and toilets so you never have to wait too... More 

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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I didn't actually stay in this hostel but my sister did and I was there every day. I have to say this place is amazing! ! For not even being a guest here the staff were so friendly and helpful. From what I seen the place was spotless and even had a vending machine with ice cold beer....amazing! !! If... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nice, quiet and cute hostel very close to the center. The staff were friendly, the interior was lovely and clean. It was nice to have beverages available in the lounge area. When I got back at around midnight there was even a fruit basket, although this wasn't there for breakfast.

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Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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