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Downtown Hostel

13 Ppal., 08001 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Downtown Paraiso Hostel) (El Raval)
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Ranked #154 of 667 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I stayed in a 2-person private room in this hostel for a long weekend visit to Barcelona with my mother. It was quite difficult to find despite having printed a map, as it is on 1 floor of a shared building. However the decor is vibrant and inviting and the staff incredibly helpful (giving us a map of Barcelona and... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Had a beautiful stay here! Really lovely and kind staff! They all spoke good english and were more than happy to show us nice places to eat and drink and even websites to check the events in the city (butxaca.com!). Super clean rooms and kitchen. Simply the best hostel I have stayed, it is centric - about 2 blocks from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Very quiet hostel, comfy beds, clean towels. We were in a on suite double (room 108) and had no complaints. No AC but the fan and an open window sufficed. Wifi doesn't work in the rooms but oh well! Very quiet, there was a family of four while we were there. We were two girls in our mid twenties and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We stayed at the Paraiso for 4 nights in the beginning of a two-week euro vacation. The staff was incredibly helpful in all aspects from checking in two weary travelers to giving us great suggestions for meals. The first day we arrived, our bags did not and the woman at the front desk could see we were tired and perturbed.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

I stayed here with a couple of friends a while back. It's OK value for money if you're just looking for a place to rest and spend most of your time walking about the city. The location is right in the center and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Whistler, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

I stayed at the hostel for five nights. The rooms and hostel are very clean, the location is minutes away from the Ramblas. The only downfall I have to say is there is no kitchen facilties & no laundry facilities, the closest laundry is a ten minute walk away. It is not a party place so if that is what... More

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

I loved this hostel! When you enter it, you fill in with lot of positive energy! The receptionists were very friendly and helpful. It was clean and it had a lot of charm. I really recommend this hostel! It's less than 5 minutes from La Rambla. I have not a single bad word for it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

Stay here if you can. Downtown Paraiso is a very nice hostel. The rooms are really nice and the whole atmosphere of the place is great. I had a two bed private room and found the room spacious, the linens clean, and the beds comfortable. The shared bathrooms were nice and there seemed to never be a wait which was... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

downtown paraiso was the most well organised, clean and welcoming hostel we stayed at in our travels through europe. the staff went out of their way to be helpful. the room we stayed in was clean, and provided more than enough space for the two of us and two large bags. walls are thin, but this is pretty normal for... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

Stayed for three nights over the weekend with a friend. Upon arrival you pay for the room and a 10 euro deposit for keys. I notice some people complaining about this but it is totally normal to pay upfront in a hostel. The service from Sanna was brilliant and she gave us a new map and wrote down on it... More

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Address: 13 Ppal., 08001 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Downtown Paraiso Hostel)
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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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