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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Valencia 266 | Carrer de Valencia, 08007 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Ranked #190 of 686 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Close to everything. las Ramblas to the left and Passeig the Gracia to the right. There's also a metro a block away if you need to use it. The staff was nice and the rooms were spacious and clean. Only down side was the common area/ kitchen area closes at midnight and no one can hang out there after that!... More

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Granada, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

PROS Good location CONS 1) The staff was not able to speak a word of Spanish. They couldn't help us in the majority of our problems. 2) According the website, there was a private Parking that actually doesn't exist. It's a public and really expensive one. 3) The pictures at the webpage are misleading: Dirty rooms; without air-conditioning (but we... More

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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

although the staff mixed up our room numbers and sent us to the wrong rooms twice and the breakfast was a little small it was a lovely stay. The interior is beautiful and the bathrooms are very good. They offered us a safe where we could put our personal belongings while we explored the city. Very nice people!

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The pictures on Hipstel's website are so misleading. But for $30/night, I guess this is what you have to be ready for. - I'll tell you the worst first: They were doing construction in our room all afternoon on 2 of the 3 days we were there. When I complained, they said there was nothing they could do, there were... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Overall the experience was not awful, except that I stayed at the Hipstel in the middle of summer, and the a/c was broken, so we asked for a fan (we had to insist to someone borrow us one), that broke. Then a second fan was asked and it took 2 nights and some insistence until we got one. My room... More

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Paris, France
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I Had high expectations of this hostel given the reviews, rating (79%) and photos but i was definitely let down. On the plus side the hostel is in a pretty central location which is convenient. But thats about as good as it gets. The hostel rooms are pretty run down and the bathrooms are probably the worst ive experienced in... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positives - Free breakfast, free coffee machine, rooms are large and airy, close to the metro and train station, lots of activities run by the hostel, close to the main shopping street and a gaudi attraction. Negatives - bunk beds are close together (no room to sit up properly on the bottom bunk), no lockers big enough to put your... More

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Bay Point, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hipstel is anything but hip! The Hipstel was terrible! Service was extremely poor. It seemed that the staff were travelers who decided to stay in Barcelona. The only helpful staff member was Nadia. The restrooms on the first floor are absolutely disgusting! The floors flood when someone showers and it always had a funky smell in there. My girlfriend... More

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The Hipstel H, Manager at The Hipstel, responded to this review

Dear Druxcruz, We are deeply sorry to hear that your stay was not as pleasent as it should have been We aim to offer to our guests a satisfactory experience and your comments will help us to achieve this goal We would like to make up to you and your girlfriend by inviting you to stay with us one more... More

Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is great, a very simple breakfast is included and there is a coffee machine that you can use at any time. The staff are not very friendly or knowledgeable about the sites in Barcelona, but they are generally able to tell you how to get around. It is dirty, and quite a party hostel so if you want... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was only there for 2 nights and stayed in a private room but found the hostel super trendy, funky and cool. There was always cool music playing in the common areas and the staff were all very friendly and having fun. Our beds were very comfy considering its a hostel - I had worse in some hotels through Europe!... More

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Address: Valencia 266 | Carrer de Valencia, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hipstel 2*
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Are you planning your trip to Barcelona and want to explore a different way of staying? Join the Hipstel-Family!The Hipstel is more than just a hostel - It is a home away from home.Located in the city´s most emblematic area, the hostel provides you the perfect base for sight-seeing along the day and partying all night long! Our friendly staff will be more than happy to offer you a good insight into this magical city When will you join?A quick overview of what we offer you:• Breakfast service included (extra charge)• Free coffee• 24/7 reception• Free Wi-FI• Amazing dinners!• Private and shared rooms• Bedlinen included• Towels for rent 2€• Free walking tours• Free city maps• Free activities• Free lugagge room• Common rooms• Big exterior terrace• Board gamesThe Hipstel offers private rooms as well as various sized dorms for affordable prices. Depending on your personal needs, you can either book a private room for you and your company or you just check in to a dorm to get in touch with loads of interesting peole from different countries all around the globe. The rooms are spacious, bright as well as secure . This will ensure, that your stay is going to be 100% comfortable. All our rooms are with shared bathroom. You will find air conditioner, big lockers in dorms, keycard access, bedlinen and blankets included in the rate, towels for rent at reception. Our staff will take care of every detail and your room and common areas will be perfectly clean and tidy. Location InformationThe Hipstel C\ de València 266, Barcelona 08007Due to its location next to the the city center, pretty much every hot spot in Barcelona can be reached by feet. But no worries - if you prefer to go by Metro, there is one stop directly across the corner of the Hostel. Within a few minutes you can reach Barceloneta metro station, where you can find the most popular beaches, or Park Güell, one of the hot spots in the city.Also, our location allows you to come and get to main airport and stations easily and cheap. There are bus stops as well as train stations closeby.In a nutshell, we are really proud to say that our location is pretty much unbeatable – can’t believe it? Just check it out on a map! ... more   less 
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