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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Valencia 266 | Carrer de Valencia, 08007 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Ranked #170 of 674 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well run, lively and spacious hostel in a great location. The food is great, the people are awesome, friendly, and always helpful. It's a big hostel but the atmosphere each night makes it seem smaller.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had an awesome time at the Hipstel - the staff are friendly and always helpful at the main desk, the dinners were suprisingly good each night, and best of all the rooms were well-maintained with lots of space and regular cleaning. The hostel has a lot of bedrooms as well - it´s a big hostel. It´s location is priceless,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have traveled to Hostels before, and there is always 2 Types: the Noisy(tourist trashy party type) or the quiet one you just use ir to sleep. And definetly this is not a hostel in which you will rest at all, they are always parties in the main hall and the noise is always present at the rooms next door,... More

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Estimado Toño, gracias por compartir tu opinión de nuestro establecimiento! Lamentamos escuchar, sin embargo, que tu estancia no ha sido... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm not really an hostel fan, and I didn't like this too. We were in 4 in a room without a single socket to charge our phones, without any window and my bed sheets were dirty (with a clear footprint on them). The price is the only positive thing along with the location.

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Dear MCspark, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are sorry to hear that your stay was not as great as you expected We take complaints very seriously and we will work hard to improve the downsides you have noticed in our hostel We would like to invite you to stay with us one more time and to... More

Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is awesome, the employees are very friendly. The wifi is free but its range is very bad. Its a clean place to stay at, but the shower when i was there had some flooding problems. I would recomend to some friends and definetily would stay again for a couple days, not a long trip like the one I... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the decorations and most of the facilities were new. The staff were friendly and helpful and the location is great. The wifi mostly works, however I do think it is a bit manipulative to force people to 'check in at the Hipstel' on Facebook and advertise the hostel in order to use the internet services we were promised... More

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Northern Portugal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very funny, with a great and welcoming staff Very cool vintage furniture only two bathrooms, but in good conditions In the room, i think that the person who had stayed in the lower bed, smashed their head with the higher bed, so i think that it would be better if the distance between both beds were longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rooms are nice. Wifi was not great... But not the worst either. Comida for 5€ each night as a nice touch... And free breakfast? Again, the location was really good to be able to do both touristy stuff, and then foodie and beach stuff. Overall, would stay again if I was back in Barcelona!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I won't lie, the first day of my stay I was very unimpressed. No toilet paper or soap in the bathrooms, slow front desk service, slow internet connection, and I booked a girls' dorm where they put two boys. The next day I spoke to the managers and they were SUPER helpful. They moved the boys out of the girls'... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is dirty, gross, and the staff is not helpful. It is rather expensive for such a dump. I wish I had stayed somewhere else. I would not recommend the Hipstel, and will never come back. The only reason this hostel has any good reviews is because you get free alcohol if you write a good review. Don't waste... 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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