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Itaca Hostel

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Ripoll 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is just minutes away from Placa De Catalunya, the Barcelona Harbour, La Ramblas and the shopping street. It' very clean. You get to meet and talk to great people at the hostel. This hostel serves complimentary breakfast from morning 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The hostel also arranges for free guided tours. The staff here is friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meeting friends in Barcelona and this was a reasonable alternative to a hotel. Staff polite and very helpful, excellent location. Not a party hostel (which I was trying to avoid) and suitable for someone in their late thirties!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall this was a good hostel in a great location. It has NO air conditioning which was a huge bummer because Europe was going through a massive heat wave while we were there. They did have ceilings fans in our room and an extra fan in our room and we were able to keep the door to the balcony open... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Itaca is a small hostel located in the heart of the beautiful Gotic area (the most interesting area to stay in Barcelona). Perfect for solo travellers. Great staff, great amenities and very clean. I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We chose this hostel mainly because of the location, just a few minutes walk from Catalunya, so convenient to reach airport and other sights via public transport. The premise is clean enough, breakfast is so-so, bathroom is adequate but not the most user friendly around. Main caveats: room has no air conditioning, so is hot and stuffy in summer; window... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Itaca was an amazing hostel. We (two girls) stayed in a mixed 8 person dorm room and had no problems. Everyone, including the staff, was very friendly. Great movie selection for no charge. Only annoyance was not having outlets by the beds, but no big deal. We walked everywhere from the hostel- the beach, Las Ramblas, restaurants, tour bus hubs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The location of the hostel is amazing, just around the corner from the Cathedral, in the gothic district. Itaca is not advertised as a 'party hostel' so you can sleep at night, but it was still very easy to meet other travelers with whom to hang out during the day or go out at night. The rooms were clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Smack dab in the Gothic Quarter. Clean rooms (I stayed in a 4-bed room) and shared bathrooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Slept very well in quiet night surroundings. Ample breakfast to start your day. Forgot to mention that my gf burnt a sofa while ironing, but the staff charged me half price for a new replacement (which they checked online... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Excellent hostel - everything was clean, the beds were comfortable if a little hard to get into (we stayed in the 6 person mixed dorm which had plenty of space and a balcony). Relaxed vibe and helpful staff. Cool communal areas with balconies. The lockers were superb (had a little shelf for your phone etc which had a power socket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Love, love, loved this hostel. Very close to everything. Just walk out the door and there are tons of things to do. The staff were wonderful! They were extremely helpful and friendly. Staff would go out of their way to make sure you had what you needed. The place is kept very clean. Will definitely stay here again!

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Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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