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Ideal Youth Hostel

Unio,10-12, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have only stayed two nights at the Ideal Youth Hostel, but I can say it's quite a nice place. The Breakfast isn't very varied, but you can't expect too much for that price. It was tasteful though. And the room isn't "ideal", but it's ok if you want to explore Barcelona in all it's beauty. If you want a... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff is very welcoming and whole booking process was satisfactory. Rooms and bathrooms are clean and the hostel is ideally located, in the heart of Barcelona, offering very convenient access to metro, bus lines and to all shopping and touristic interests

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are nice and helpful, the location is excellent, right bang on in the central of Barcelona and very easy to walk everywhere! But the facilities are not as good. Kitchen has no equipment, not even a cup to make a cuppa. Breakfast is poor,we ended up buying our own after 2nd round of hard baguette, margarine and jam.... More

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Cologne, Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Value for many is good for central Barcelona, staff was very helpful, especially the lobby area was very nice, there is also the possibility spending your time in the hostel on the rooftop sofas provided. Breakfast is offered but isnt necesarily delightful. Matraces should be exchanged. but cooking facilities are provided

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Reputation M, Owner at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear "Leverkusen Supporter" Thank you for your comments we appreciate your review of the hostel a lot and will keep your suggestions in mind to continue improving our services! Many greetz and hope to be able to welcome you again when you visit Barcelona next time ..maybe to see Leverkussen playing with Barça? ;-) More

Warsaw, Poland
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

It wasn't the worst conditions, that I've seen. Ideal Youth Hostel has a good location, which is big advantage. Staff is nice and very helpful. I recommend it for young people, who doesn't care too much about conditions of living, but good time and good atmosphere ...for few euros. Barcelona is not a city, where you can be bored and... More

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Aswan, Egypt
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I travelled a lot around Europe , it is the worst hostel I have ever been. It has a good location and this is the only advantage of this hostel. Kind staff but not qualified . They disconnect air condition during the day . And it disconnect automatically when you open the door of the balcony , and if you... More

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

we stayed in a 6-bed dorm on la rambla, a short walk from the main hostel. the room was extremely hot and the fan did nothing to stir the air. the showers only had cold water and the laundry machine was broken. the place felt really dirty too. but, it was only 18 euros a person, so i suppose i... More

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Montreal, Canada
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64 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I stayed here for two nights and I can best describe it as adequate. Here's some of the pros. It is in an excellent location, right off Las Ramblas and steps from a metro station. It is quite inexpensive, so great for the budget conscience. The staff was quite friendly, for the most part, so no faulting them. Security into... More

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

During our trip we stayed in better hostels but aside from the smell in the bathrooms, this place wasn't that bad, Though this was our only choice as we reserved a day before arriving to Barcelona from Paris. The hostel is secure and very well located right by Las Ramblas, the staff was really helpful with directions and there is... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I wouldn't say it would be the worst hostel you could stay in but it certainly not good! I stayed in a twin room with a bathroom room with a friend. The room wasn't once cleaned in the four days we stayed there. The bathroom was ay although the shower was ridiculously small - you could hardly bend down to... More

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Reputation M, Guest Relations Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Emily, We are sorry for answering only by now, but it´s a pleasure for us to be able to answer your queries. Regarding the cleanliness of the Hostel we do clean all hostel daily, including the rooms, bathrooms and common areas. Concerning the measures of the shower en suite, we would like to inform you that all our facilities... More

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Also Known As:
Ideal Youth Hotel Barcelona
Ideal Youth Hotel
Ideal Youth Hostel Barcelona, Catalonia
Address: Unio,10-12, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #384 of 652 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ideal Youth Hostel opened in the year 2000 in a typical Barcelona city-centre-style building. It's an experienced hostel located near the famous La Rambla and next to the Opera House.The traditional historical appearance of the façade has been maintained, while the interior is modern with a minimal industrial look, including silver concrete walls and coloured neon lights.We try to cater to both single backpackers as well as groups, offering all that you need to help you enjoy your stay in the city.Accommodation is offered in single rooms and private or shared rooms for two, four, six, eight or ten people. Most of the rooms have their own balcony, individual WC and free hot showers. Furthermore, the hostel provides individual lockers in each room, free of charge.We also offer a terrace, linen, vending machines, self-service laundrette, microwave and fridge and a lounge in which you can relax.Upon request, half- or full-board meals and lunch boxes are available. ... more   less 
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