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Ripoll 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #45 of 676 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Bronte84 CT, United States
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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CT, United States
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hostal was in a prime location in the heart of Barri Gotic (old city). Just across the road is the cathedral and other museums. You can walk to La Boqueria and metro stations. We walked most of the city sites. Don't eat on the main drag of Las Rambas...it is overpriced and they sell you bigger items than you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff were excellent. Whenever we needed help, they were there to assist us. Showers went from hot to cold quite frequently. Easy to reach the centre. Probably no more than a half an hour walk from the main attractions.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the apartments a few minutes away from the hostel itself. The apartment and room was very nice located just a few minutes from the cathedral. Free breakfast was basic bit good and there's a fully equipped kitchen for anyone who may want to cook. The wifi didn't work well in the room itself but was... More

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Kamnik, Slovenia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasant stay, we were in 10 bed dorm, but rooms have really good bed arrangement, so you don't feel like you have 8 people in the room. The stuff was extremely nice and we loved that they let you use the common room and the kitchen even after check out. Location is really nice, close to the... More

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BarcelonaItaca, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Itaca Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time to leave a review. We have a spacious rooms with balcony. About the showers, we know the first person that use the shower have to wait a little bit to have hot water, but then it works normally. We apologize about that. We don't rent the commoon room, but we use it in emergency cases... More

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is really a very nice hostel. it is clean, location is good, staff is very helpful and friendly. the breakfast is included in the price and it was good, tea and coffee are available all day. they have a kitchen for cooking your own food and a comfortable common area. i definetely recommend this place.

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BarcelonaItaca, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Itaca Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for recommend Itaca Hostel to other people. It's difficult to keep everything clean and comfortable to everyone. But we have lovely guest like you ;). Thanks for visiting and we will waiting you to come back again. Cheers! More

Leyland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first ever experience of staying in a hostel and my first time travelling alone as well. When I arrived I felt very welcomed by the staff who worked at reception and I soon had my key to my room, I was staying in a room with 5 other people. The room was great, it had all the... More

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BarcelonaItaca, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Itaca Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking your time to leave a review. We're glad to hear this, the hostel experience is unique, you can meet people from around the world, and Itaca has the perfect conditions to love the hostels. We hope to see you back. More

11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with friends for 3 nights rooms were quiet hot to sleep in, wifi only worked in the common room and reception area, bathrooms were pretty average but overall hostel is great for what you pay for. The hostel is close to restaurants, cafes an amazing icecream place and beautiful Barcelona buildings and a 10 minute taxi from Barceloneta... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay and met some great people. Our private room was very clean. We found one beetle but were able to get rid of it! Otherwise, Itaca was wonderful and would definitely stay there again in the future. Front desk service was excellent and provided us with recommendations for tours, shows, and food!!!!!

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is defiantly one of the better hostels I've stayed in. Good location (easy to find if you've been drinking) a block behind the catherderal. It's a 5 min walk to the nearest metro line. In the heart of the gothic district it is surrounded by lots of shops and restaurants. There is also an excellent Vietnamese restaurant a few... More

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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect little apartment for me and some friends visiting over a weekend. They put out breakfast each morning (although sometimes packed it away before we'd got up). Great location and helpful staff; I arrived separately and needed to drop my bag off, it was all quick and efficient. Great option for small groups. Will definitely stay here again.

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Address: Ripoll 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
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We are located in the heart of the Gothic area of Barcelona, in a quiet pedestrian street next to the Cathedral square.If you stay with us, in just a few minutes walk you have all the main cultural atractions (Picasso Museum, Cathedral, Music Palace, Gaudí’s arquitecture, MACBA, CCCB, Ramblas…) the beaches, traditional tapas bars and areas to enjoy the cosmopolitan nightlife of Barcelona.We guarantee you are in the centre, where everything happens but you will have peace to sleep well!!In Itaca we don’t allow people to stay who don’t respect the right of others to rest. For those (like us!) who like to enjoy the nightlife but also the wide cultural variety our city offers, Itaca is the ideal place to stay. For those who look for getting drunk and out of control, well, we suggest that you head to one of the many ‘Party Hostels’ that exist in Barcelona!Itaca has a maximum capacity of 30 people, this allows us to have a more personal touch with you, and between you. We are able to give you the attention and help that you need to enjoy your stay with us.Our installations are spacious, clean and welcoming. All the rooms are exteriors with balconies. We have dormitories, double rooms, family rooms and apartments.US….Inspired by our travels, we opened Itaca en August 2001 with the intention of bringing together the things we liked best from other places, creating a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. A place to socialize and rest, where you will feel free to discover our culture at your own pace. ... more   less 
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