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Arco A&A Youth Hostel

1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   C/ Arc de Santa Eulalia 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
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Ranked #489 of 706 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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  • Location
    4 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
    3 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our stay here went from bad to worse. Upon arrival the receptionist didn't believe we had paid half our stay and seemed annoyed that there were 9 of us. We were told that there was only one key for the room, yet there were 9 of us?! The rooms were very basic with no duvet/sheet to cover you, (you have... More 

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Goias, GO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Dirty rooms and toilets, smelly, not very polite staff and no refund at all. It is not worth it, and the neighborhood is full of good places to stay, both hostels and cheap hotels. At least they have free wifi to help you booking another place to stay!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

From start to finish this hostel is a disgrace. Dirty smelly bathrooms Rooms were tiny and also dirty. One receptionist was aggressive and violent towards us. There was some blood on the sheets when we arrived which they seemed annoyed about changing. We caught the receptionist In our locker to which he had no reason to be in there. Avoid... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

All the staff are so helpful and accommodating. Loved staying there and I would definitely go back!! Could have been cleaner but it wasn't an issue at all, clean towels and sheets were always provided when asked. There was always somebody at reception to help. It was a quaint little hostel that I will never forget!! A++

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Wasn't expecting much being a hostel, but was amazed by the facilities and the friendliness of the staff there. The dorms and bathrooms are really clean. Breakfast is provided, but it's fine if you're not up for it, since the location is fantastic. Just a few steps out of the hostel and you're at La Rambla, the busiest tourist streets... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I couldn't say that this is the best hostel I've been in. Overall cleanliness could be better and breakfast is a joke. However there are some pros, it's in the middle of the city, close to everything. It's also relatively cheap comparing to other places in Barna. And it has safe lockers.

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stayed here in May 2013 for 7 nights, we wanted something cheap and near everything. Me and my friend took the ''mixted rooms'' of 12 beds. The beds are comfortable, the lockers are safe (they rent the safety box at the front desk) and you have to make a deposit for the linens. The staff is very helpful (Thanks... More 

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Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights. A group of 8 had booked an 8-bed dorm for 3 nights but due to some mix-up we ended up sharing with 3 others in a 12-bed dorm for the first night. Despite this the reception staff were very friendly and were very helpful when it came to recommending tourist attractions and providing sheets and towels.... More 

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Cartagena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The hostel great location, but should not seek Arco Youth Hostel, a hostel Palermo. This is the same institution in fact, simply dormitory located in the same building, and separate rooms - in the other. Relatively clean room, shower and toilet in the corridor, you can have breakfast in the restaurant next to the entrance to the hotel. All in... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We are Canadian, US and Mexican group and this is the worst place we stayed in by far, We were looking for a cheap place to stay for a few nights and trust me and let me warn you, you get what you pay for... -Be carefull with your credit card deposit!! -Rooms and bathroom are poorly ventilated and dirty,... More 

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Additional Information about Arco A&A Youth Hostel

Address: C/ Arc de Santa Eulalia 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #489 of 706 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Arco A&A Youth Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arco A&A Youth Hostel, great loction in a central point of bracelona. We offer free morning breakfast, free internet access, security lockers in the rooms, and towels. In a quiet and safe place. This is a cozy house full of friends! Open all year!For young people seeking a quiet, clean and friendly environment in the heart of Barcelona. In Arco Youth Hostel you can enjoy the city in a friendly atmosphere, quiet and safe, with young travelers from all the world, who visit Barcelona all year. ... more   less 
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