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Black Swan Hostel

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Calle Ali Bei 15, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's located near "Plaza Cataluna" and Arc de Triomf. I stayed 2 nights. Many activities were organiced for every evening. It's very clean: rooms, toilets, kitchen, everything. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend this hostel!!

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rastaman at the counter was a complete legend and an absolute gentleman! most chilled out guy ever and was very helpful. Rooms were very spacious and clean, great atmosphere within the hostel and many activities were organised. Fantastic hostel.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were very clean- a bit of dirt on the floor etc but the usual considering the number of people going in and out each day. There was a wide selection of activities held by the hostel each day such as bar crawls and paella classes. For such a large hostel there were communal bathrooms and shower rooms for... More 

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Milpitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Black Swan was a great hostel. It was spacious, clean, and everything was easily available to us. Rodry was the person that helped us the most, and he was great! Breakfast downstairs is a great way to meet people. Wish there were more snacks around (everything is closed at night in Barcelona except for nightlife), but there are some small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mate, you must stay here. Staff were sick, facilities were sick, decor was sick, bar crawl was sick, atmosphere was sick, location was sick, trust me mate if you're looking for a mental night and great people, stay here.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i've stayed in many hostels and this is by far the best hostel in Barcelona. It has the most friendliest and helpful staff especially Rafael, an amazing and comfortable area. I enjoyed my time here and would definitely recommend this hostel to some friends.

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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the first hostel on our trip, Black Swan made us feel very relaxed and welcome. The staff, especially Rastaman, were very friendly and quite helpful. The kitchen was very well supplied, and before going to the supermarket (conveniently located next door), check the free food shelf in the fridge, and the free food cabinet!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was exellent being here, beautiful people and the management was cool, the man Rodry was very helpful, I highly recommend this place because it is clean, convenient from the city centre, price is very very good, environment is not gloomy.

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Edmonton, Canada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Swan is a good hostel, but it's not great. The facilities are modern and clean, and there's definitely a focus on style and maintaining a relaxed vibe. We enjoyed the central location and the friendly staff. The hostel also has a great lineup of social events and it's easy to meet other travelers. I do have some gripes... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Had a wonderful experience! The staff was great and very helpful from suggestions for restaurants to directions to the main attractions. The rooms were very clean and had awesome lockers for your stuff. Th hostel is located near the city centre and a five minute walk to the metro. So if you do want to spend the day at the... More 

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Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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