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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 #484 of 705 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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Athens, Greece
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

I had a nice time here! I felt safe, we were very close to all the attractions, and the price was decent! It is hard to find but right off La Ramblas (the big road in Barce), easy walk to all the Gaudi buildings, the sea, the Gothic Quarter, etc. Breakfast was not delicious but it included some fruit and... More

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Shenzhen, China
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Extremely difficult to find (lane is not on any map, online information and staff got on the phone didn't give any valuable clue to find the place, and local people themselves get it wrong). I needed to cancel my last night, yet since doing it online would have costed more than the price for the night itself, I asked the... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

This hostel was absolutely the worst place that I had ever stayed at.. Booked for 2 nights out of desperation I guess...27 EUR/night for a small room shared with 8 people...I mean the breakfast and the bathroom was ok (no space to change, breakfast was crackers with butter and jam and some cerial with warm milk) but the staff was... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

I walked in here without booking anything in Barcelona. My experience was pretty alright. It's true that they don't allow alcohol in the hostel; however, it's just a matter that alcohol tends to make people loud and rowdy when others want to sleep. Most of the people in this hostel are travelers. What I really didn't like was the fact... More

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

The only thing that I can say its: to take care with the booking manager of the hostel, his name is Pablo Flores. I made the reserve (paying 4 nights) for a 8 people room by email always in contact with Pablo Flores. He has said to me that everything was in order, totally perfect. And when my friends had... More

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

Positives: Great location right near La Rambla and the metro. Free wifi in common areas and lockers in the rooms. The bathroom and rooms were fairly clean. The staff was not the friendliest but not unkind either. Negatives: It's located up a couple of tall flights of stairs which makes it difficult to get up with suitcases. The rooms are... More

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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

At first I had to sleep in room with no window! They charged 40euro per night. Horrible, place Don't go there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! k.kiendzierski@gmail.com

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

Their system made an error and I ended up being charged 140 pounds...for not even staying there!! I sent my booking confirmation, as requested, and they wont reply to my emails ...and wont give my money back!! I wouldnt go to this hotel AT ALL!!!!!!!! The customer service is bloody dreadful!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2008

Horrible, horrible place. Unfriendly staff, and don't expect to get more than a couple of hours sleep in the 18 room dorm. Some people are talking, laughing, watching films on their computers till 3 or 4am. Then comes the chorus of snoring. And right through the metal bunk bed squeaks and shakes like a Richter scale 7 earthquake every time... More

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2005

bad points: Overall experience of this hostel could be best discribed more like a jail. No Booze No Music No Guests...means you cant bring anyone in to visit day or night, that hasnt paid to stay there...no jiggy jiggy for you Free crappy cheap Breakfast...just cereal and dry toast Dorms were dirty Beds are dirty and flat You rent the... 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
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #484 of 705 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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