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Ripoll 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #50 of 686 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location of the hostel was fantastic - right near the Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter. We had a private room/bathroom which was located away from the main hostel (about a 2-3 minute walk) - this worked really well for us, as we shared an apartment with just two other rooms (with spacious, modern kitchen & lounge with balcony). It... More

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Appartement with little balcony like the locals right in barri gotic...perfect! We had a room for 4 people which was absolutely big enough and cosy. We shared the living room with a nice leather Couch, the kitchen and the bathroom with two other rooms (prolly for 2 and 3 people) and that never was a problem. The Appartement is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, homely hostel in a fantastic location for exploring the city. V relaxed vibe with friendly and helpful staff - social but quiet at night times, and the 8 bed dorm our group were in was still split into two areas, so there was plenty of privacy. A good base if you're sightseeing or beaching, or keen to enjoy the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked staying at Itaca. Not only is it close to the main attractions but it seems to attract a lot of nice travelers. The staff do their best to get to know everyone, too, and were always helpful. The free walking tour (provided by third party company) was awesome. The bedrooms are spacious as are the showers.

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

Cheers for the review! We think you summed us up perfectly :D It would be great to have you back for more fun and frolics at Itaca Hostel ;). More

CT, United States
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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

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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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