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Ripoll 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was there in Sep 2013 and it has been a big while but I feel that this hostel deserves a great comment. I was there alone for couple of days. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I gotta stay in a mixed dorm-room and met with nice people so I really enjoyed my stay there. The location is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were 7 friends from London on a short break. Very impressed with Itaca hostel....Well priced, well located by the beautiful gothic cathedral, friendly and helpful staff, extremely clean...what more could you ask for? Enjoyed our stay and very much recommend. X

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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 5 friends in Barcelona for a party week end, so we did not spend much time in the appartment. We took the 5 people appartment in Carrer Carme. It is a comfortable appartment with a nice terrasse for the sunny mornings after the party. It is not luxurious, rather old but OK in every sense. The kitchen has... More

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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Awesome location and really friendly and helpful staff. Really clean as well. Could of done with an extra toilet but highly recommended. Thia hostel will help make your trip to Barcelona awesome like ours was.

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18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Inspired by travel & run by travelers… Intricate house . Mellow & un-hurried, helpful 'in the know' staff. Spacious rooms all w/ balcony. Comfortable surround & sociable situation. You can choose also High standard, beautiful doubles or apartments for 3- 6 people. On a quiet street at the Cathedral.

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

Many thanks for taking time to leave this nice review. It's wonderful read these words. We work hard for the guest can feel like home. We hope to see you another time. More

Salamanca, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I picked Itaca hostel based on reading these reviews and it was a great decision! We were three students travelling to Barcelona for the weekend and had a wonderful time in part to this hostel. My top reasons: 1. It's located in "the centre of it all", super close to downtown and to a metro stop 2. The staff are... More

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BarcelonaItaca, Front Office Manager at Itaca Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks you for taking the time to share your experience in Itaca Hostel Barcelona. We're glad when guests feels like home. We hope to see you in the future! Happy new year from all the staff!! More

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My mum and I stayed in the twin room for three nights at the end of November. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the room was functional. Towels were included and we even had a little bathroom with toilet and basin which we weren't expecting. Unfortunately the water in the shared bathroom was only lukewarm on the first... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Just a fantastic overall hostel experience. 4 nights for about 50 euros total in a 6-bed dorm. Free breakfast (yes, the jams are very delicious), great working WiFi, free lockers, free walking tour daily, perfectly-maintained facilities, outstanding location (next to Barcelona Cathedral), friendly and helpful English-speaking staff, even a guitar in the common area. For two weeknights, I had a... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I had a great time at this hostel. I especially loved the staff. They were nice, friendly, and super helpful with all the questions I had. I also enjoyed the large common room because I was able to meet a lot of people from all walks of life. BUT my favorite part would have to be breakfast. Even though they... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I spent 4 nights at the hostel in October 2013 and I must say it was the best experience of the entire vacation. Everything was perfect - The hostel is in prime location (5 minutes from La Rambla), youthfully and freshly decorated, welcoming homely staff - speaking perfect english, helpful and sweet. The top floor has several 8 beds and... More

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Also Known As:
Itaca Hotel
Itaca Hotel Barcelona
Itaca Hostel Barcelona, Catalonia
Address: Ripoll 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Barri Gòtic
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
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Ranked #53 of 651 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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