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Black Swan Hostel
Calle Ali Bei 15, 08010 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)   |  
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Ranked #57 of 695 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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“ideal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

stayed here for 2 nights for a stag do, very clean and modern with good facilities, good value, well situated. Air conditioning could have been better with 8 to a room but beds were comfortable and lockers were invaluable!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

a bit noisy... in my opinion they should isolate better the rooms because some of them are close to common areas and it's is difficult to sleep properly there. In my case I could not sleep so although the hostel is quite ok I couldn't stay more than one night

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had a great stay here for 3 nights in an 8 dorm room. Kitchen is large and means you can keep the price down by cooking in. Lounge comfy and music playing which gives a cool vibe. Eaps of showers and toilets - never a wait time. Free brekkie too always a winner. Only complaint was having to pay 1 euro every time you open your own locker. Spent about 6 euros on locker fees!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I really liked this hostel. Bathrooms and showers were modern and clean. Staff were very helpful and actually wanted to help you. Other people staying in the hostel were really nice - everyone shared experiences and was very friendly. Well equipped kitchen with modern appliances. Rooms and lockers were more than big enough.

The only two negatives included the breakfast. For the price I paid it was cereal, milk, muesli, and juice. Could have been a few more things! Second was. the pub crawl which was €15, no shirt/bracelet and 'organiser' had no shirt or the like. First bar was empty although was worth it in the end as it included free entry to Opium.

I really had a good time here and would stay again for sure!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great hostel, friendly staff and in a prime location, very close to all of the main attractions. I had never stayed in a hostel before and was a bit sceptical - but this place is pretty much up to hotel standards. I was also worried about keeping my valuables safe - but there are lockers available and they work with a €1 coin, which gets refunded every time you open the locker. Great place - can't reccomend enough!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Amazing service. The place really care about you.
Best hostel I have been in.
10 minutes walk from the center of Barcelona, great security clean, warm.
When you need something you will always find smile face in the reception.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This hostel is being run by a bunch of great people and it shows. Everyone is very helpful and friendly and you feel right at home the minute you step in. One of the best features is it's public kitchen which everyone can use to prepare a meal. Their wifi reception is excellent as well and the rooms offer more than enough space. The breakfast isn't anything special, but it's free anyway, so no real complaints there.

It's location is fairly good, sitting right between Parc de la Ciutadella and Placa de Catalunya. Sure, you have to walk for a little bit to get somewhere interesting, but it's no big deal. Also, there's a supermarket and night shop right around the corner. The single best feature though, is the overall welcoming atmosphere and how incredibly easy it is to get to know some new people. This is partly due to the layout of the hostel and partly due to the daily activities they organize. It really thrives!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Ali Bei 15, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 695 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villas de 3 dormitorios espectaculares vistas al mar y la montaña. Piscina,barbacoa privadas. Parking privado. Espaciosas y con decoración actual.Totalmente equipadas TV Lcd Via Satélite, equipo de música. La cocina cuenta con una amplia variedad de electrodomésticos (microondas, frigorífico, lavavajillas, lavadora...) y todo lo necesario para cocinar.Las villas están situadas entre Amadores y Puerto Rico, en la zona suroeste de Gran Canaria, donde se disfruta del mejor clima, con menos viento y más horas de sol . Al atardecer podrá disfrutar de unas espectaculares puestas de sol. Ideal elección que combina tranquilidad, buen clima en un entorno de playas y campos de golf.La entrega y recogida de llaves se lleva a cabo en el mismo complejo.Capacidad máxima: 7 adultos. Información de interés: La parada Bus a la playa y Centro Comercial está frente a las villas.Hay una parada de taxi a 300 m de la villa. El servicio es de 24 horas. Policía/Emergencias 24 horas Servicios Médicos 24 horas Farmacia a 600 m. Abierta hasta las 21.00h Centro Comercial Europa a 600 m. Supermercado,tiendas, centro médico. bares, restaurantes Centro Comercial de Puerto Rico a 3.5 Km.de las villas Es el mayor centro comercial de toda el área.Campos de Golf cercanos Anfi Tauro Golf – 4 Km. aprox.Salobre Golf – 7 Km. aprox. ... more   less 
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