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Downtown Hostel

13 Ppal., 08001 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Downtown Paraiso Hostel) (El Raval)
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Ranked #156 of 686 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location with a self service laundromat right across the street. We had two nights here to begin with and came back a week later for a third night. Staff are ultra friendly and very helpful. Double room has a fan (no air con but wasn't too hot) bathroom with shower and sink (no toilet but not a problem) and... More

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for one night and thought it was a great place to start our Spain vacation. Beautifully views. The rooms were very nice . Service was great and the food was excellent. I will come here again Thank you !!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 5 nights whilst visiting barcelona and found it clean friendly and laid back. Well supplied kitchen meaning you can cook and it's located in an edgier part of the city so it's loads less touristy. Whilst the rooms are big and clean and have lockers they can get a little hot and the front dorms get loads... More

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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get things started, let me explain who I am. I am a 21 year old solo female traveler. I have been to 14 countries and counting. I have stayed in friends homes, apartments, hotels (3 stars and up), hostels, and B&B's. I really liked my time at this hostel because it has an excellent location and dinner was FREE... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just checked out of this hostel yesterday after spending 4 nights there in 3 different rooms (my choice, complicated booking). I found all the rooms and shower rooms very clean and well maintained and the location is excellent - could not have been better for the sight seeing trip I was on. You don't get a key to the main... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Just checked out of this hostel. Some positive things to note is that its clean and the location is excellent. You haven't got a key to the main door, you have to use a buzzer but you're always let up straight away, it can just get a bit meh. I had a very small amount of contact with the staff... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Downtown was very colorful and fun. It was safe and had a very cozy feeling. I only stayed for a night or two, but it was very clean. Obviously it wasn't a luxury hotel, so the beds were twin size and not very comfortable, but that's what you get when you travel around and stay at hostels. I would definitely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in hostal downtown with my sister last August and th staff were extremely friendly, it was a walking distance from all the big monuments in barcelona also 20 mins walk from the beach, the rooms were clean a bit smaller than expected but it's a good place if all u need is a place to sleep.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

This hostel has fantastic staff, clean bathrooms and a great outdoor terrace. Unfortunately the rooms are quite small with no air conditioning which was almost unbearable during the summer nights. The location is wonderful, only a short walk from La Rambla and the waterfront. I would recommend hiring a bike though for getting to the beach.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed only for 1 night, its clean, silent and centrally located. The staff was really helpful. And the terrace garden is a perfect setting for a breakfast and dinner under the stars. Best part its walk-able distance to the sea front.

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Address: 13 Ppal., 08001 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Downtown Paraiso Hostel)
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
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Also Known As:
Downtown Paraiso Hotel Barcelona
Downtown Hostel Barcelona, Catalonia

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Downtown Hostel offers you comfortable and affordable accommodation on a perfect location. Situated in central Barcelona, 150 meters from the Ramblas, La Boqueria Market and the main tourist attractions, our place is designed for you to have a great time on a warm and friendly atmosphere. There are three subway stations that allow you to access all the others: Liceu (L3, Green), San Antoni (L2, Violet) and Poble Sec (L3, Green)The Hostel has no curfew, no lock out, it's open 24hs. Easy to reach from all Airports, Bus and Train Stations and surrounded by cafes, restaurants, theaters, supermarkets, bakeries, laundromats, post office, and of course nightlife! Also available for guests use is a lounge and cable TV/DVD room with international channels. Hang out in the common room and chat with new friends or relax with a movie on our plasma TV (choose some DVD for free at the front desk!) Free High speed Internet access is available as well as free WiFi access for guests with their own laptop.Our multilingual staff is on hand to answer your queries 24hs. Downtown Hostel is your home away from home and a brilliant place for making friends and enjoy all the sights Barcelona has to offer! We hope to see you son! ... more   less 
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