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Black Swan Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Black Swan was absolutely wonderful. I have stayed in various hostels in different countries, and the Black Swan went above and beyond what is expected of a hostel. There was a wide array of activities planned for the clients everyday, including walking tours, salsa lessons, cooking lessons, and bar crawls every night, all free of charge! The staff is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I stayed at the Black Swan Hostel in September and it was a great experience; especially since it was my first time staying at a hostel. Staff were friendly, efficient, and incredibly helpful. The hostel was very clean and had cleaners in daily. If you want a more substantial breakfast, there were plenty of supermarkets and variety... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great experience! This hostel is not just rooms and beds, it's an experience! Everyone in the staff is just amazing! They organize many activities, dinners and tours, you won't be bored even if you try! Plus I want to send a big kiss to Stefano, the cutes and nicest receptionist ever, and thank him for the best tips... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best time here! Between the Paella Parties organised by hostel mates, the fun new years before party, learning to speak Spanish, finding out way around the neighborhood with their tours, it was just the chillest and most integrating ambiance you could hope for in a new city! Highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh Barcelona! That means warm nights on the beach, a cool breeze on my naked skin. That means nightlife like ecstasy. A walk through barri gotic which feels like a feverish dream in the hot sun at noon. And then you lay yourself down in ciutadella park, hear the sounds of birds and street musicians and smell the slight odours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

This place is unreal. It is definitely the best hostel we stayed in, over the course of our 6 week travels. Bobby killed it in the kitchen, he is an amazing cook and host, and was really helpful in showing us his recipes. All of the staff was super friendly, and the rooms were really nice as well. They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

A wonderful hostel with an ideal location: we were able to walk to almost all the interesting places in Barcelona. Moreover, they propose lots of activities: free walking tours, pub crawls, flamenco show (I absolutely recommend it!), salsa lessons, etc. Some nights, you also have free dinners and the other nights Bobby makes a delicious paella with sangria (4 euros).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I stayed in this hostel for eight nights in August 2016 with a friend and we had the most amazing time there. From the second we arrived we were greeted by friendly staff who were only too happy to help us organise our trip, from arranging directions, booking restaurants and printing tickets. The hostel was clean, secure and in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

The black swan hostel was by far one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. It promoted such a wonderful group mentality and they had so many great activities planned that I was always busy. Bobby's paella was to die for (except don't tell him I said that ;) and he always made enough fun of me to respect... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

After walking around Barcelona for 3 Hours with 2 x 15Kg bags looking for a hostel that wasn't full, I was ready to give up! Came across black swan, and although they were full, Fanny, one of the Hosts on reception immediately rearranged bookings to accommodate me!! Without her, I wouldn't have met great people, great staff and Barcelona not... More 

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Good vibes, comfy accommodations, and unforgettable fun make this chic, centrally located hostel the ideal place for your Barcelona vacation. Nestled in one of the city's coolest areas, Black Swan combines a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with exciting activities and sparkling nightlife. Our smiling staff is eager to share insider tips on the hottest things to see and do here in beautiful Barcelona. Your every need is met here at Black Swan. You'll enjoy free cooking lessons where you'll learn to prepare mouthwatering paella, movie nights, club outings, and summertime trips to the beach for a cold beer or game of voleivol (volleyball). Cruise the streets with bike and scooter rentals, and discover the city's rich history with entertaining tours - at Black Swan, your perfect Barcelona experience is our goal. We know traveling can be exhausting, so we've created a comfortable environment where you'll feel right at home. You'll sleep soundly in soft, clean beds, start your day strong with free breakfast cereals, steaming cups of tea and coffee, and refreshing fruit juice, and you'll have our fully-equipped kitchen to prepare a home cooked meal or to chat with fellow travelers. You'll find our front desk open 24 hours a day, so you can be sure you'll always have just what you need. You'll get free bed linens, free WiFi, free luggage storage, a convenient in-house laundry facility, and sparkling-clean bathrooms with piping hot showers where you can recharge after a fun day out on the town. This brand new, safe location is your ideal home away from home, and the best way to kick-start your Barcelona adventure. Here at Black Swan, life and energy abound day and night! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Swan Hostel

Address: Calle Ali Bei 15, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range: $23 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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