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Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona

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Ronda Universitat 17, entresol - 3 (Ring One of the Green Bells on the Bottom Row), 08007 Barcelona Spain
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#99 of 1,111 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
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Situated in a beautiful heritage building in a fantastic location, right in the heart of the city, the Alternative Creative Youth Hostel is the perfect base from which to enjoy the city and make the most of its incredible opportunities. The hostel was created to offer affordable accommodation especially to open-minded, adventurous, young people.
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Grade: 100 out of 100
482Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
137Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Ronda Universitat 17, entresol - 3 (Ring One of the Green Bells on the Bottom Row), 08007 Barcelona Spain
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Barcelona-El Prat Airport8 miSee all flights
Costa Brava Airport48 miSee all flights
UniversitatBarcelona Metro4 min
CatalunyaBarcelona Metro4 min
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Flyer294317 wrote a review Aug 2019
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Great location and friendly ladies in reception. As for my experience with the business owners, I did not find them very honest! They would tell you one price to begin with but in the end they would charge you a different price for each night ! I was charged like this €25,70, €27.70, €29.70, €37.70 their explanation ; They would demand payment with a menacing insistence way before the end of your stay They would put boys in a girls' dorm! They would cook food in the night ! And they had an explanation for everything and wanted you to believe them at face value.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: well they vary their price as they please
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Response from Alternative Cre... B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona
Responded Dec 14, 2019
Dear Flyer294317, Thank you for sending us your review. In regards to the changing prices: like many hostels and hotels across the world, our price point depends on a range of variables such as the time of the year, the day of the week or the demand - we do apologise if this was not made clearer to you, but in fact we do recall clearly informing you of the prices. We ask for payment upon arrival or when an extra night is added to your stay and we believe this to be a completely reasonable request. We have mixed dorms, as is clearly stated on the website. Guests are free to use the facilities 24/7, we cannot prevent someone from cooking at a certain time but we do make every effort to minimise noise during the night. We appreciate that not all of this may have been clear to you, however we expect our guests to follow the norms of staying in a hostel and to read the information we provide them with. We cannot do much more than this. Best wishes, ACYH
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Roam56619628303 wrote a review Apr 2019
Bournemouth, United Kingdom1 contribution
I had an enjoyable stay in ACYH during April. The rooms were clean and staff were friendly. Even when I had a bit of a crisis (missing my flight), the hostel staff managed to help me out with advising me on what to do. Much love to the team, especially Barbara, who made me feel so at home and helped ease me into Barcelona life!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Take earplugs
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Response from Alternative Cre... B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona
Responded Dec 14, 2019
Dear Roam56619628303, We are so pleased to hear that we were able to help you when you had some trouble with your flight and that the team, especially the wonderful Barbara, made you feel so welcome. It would be our pleasure to host you again! All the best, ACYH
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Margarete Buona wrote a review Jul 2018
Fernando de Noronha, PE40 contributions17 helpful votes
There is a very small social area and TV only plays songs all day long, my room had glass instead of walls so we could hear every noise and the light in the morning wakes everyone. Nice staff, very well located, clean toilets, I just dont like lockers outside the dorms.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Alvand, Front Office Manager at Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona
Responded Aug 2, 2018
Hi Margarete! We really appreciate your feedback. We are very happy that you liked our lovely staff, the cleanness and the location of our hostel! Regarding your comment about the lockers, we believe that it is more convenient this way, as having the lockers outside of the rooms reduces a lot the noise level. In addition to this, there is 24h surveillance for the lockers. Best regards from the ACYH team :)
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ilhl wrote a review Jun 2018
London, United Kingdom26 contributions10 helpful votes
I spent a week here in June as a solo traveller while seeing Barcelona for the first time. I’ve been travelling for >6 months now so have seen my fair share of hostels! This is situated in a lovely building in the perfect location but that’s about where the good points end. The hostel was very full and it was almost exclusively Eastern European men wandering around topless and shouting to each other loudly. As the only female in my 8 bed dorm I felt pretty uncomfortable especially as they were drinking a lot in the room until late at night. I asked to move rooms and was told I was the only woman in the whole hostel. This certainly didn’t make me feel any better! After two days when a few other women did arrive they were spread around the hostel and I spent at least one more night as the only female in the room (I really think from a safety perspective hostels should try not to do this if possible). The kitchen is fine but very small. Free tea, coffee and biscuits. Showers are push button ones and one of them was only on a 3 second timer making hair washing a real challenge!! Overall I felt very uncomfortable in the common areas and in my dorm and felt the staff were unfriendly and unhelpful. I would not recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Alvand, Manager at Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona
Responded Jul 25, 2018
Hello Isabel, thank you for sharing your experience. I am deeply sorry that you felt uncomfortable during your stay. However, if you know so much about hostels, I assume you know how to book one that is not mixed. ACYH has mixed bedrooms, and if some week we have more reservations from men, we cannot keep people from booking a bed based on their gender. We also accept everyone, regardless of where they are coming from. Moreover, if some guests are causing trouble in the hostel, you can always come to the staff who is available 24/7, which you did not.
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CyrZlt wrote a review Jun 2018
Toulouse, France1 contribution
Excellent! The hostel is calm and very well located in a good area, near Plaça de Catalunya and everything you would need! The staff is very nice, smiley and will answer to all your questions! I highly recommande!
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Alvand, Manager at Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona
Responded Jul 25, 2018
Hi Cyrielle, thank you very much for your review! It has been a pleasure to have you at ACYH and we would love to have you as a guest again :) Best regards
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PRICE RANGE
$26 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaEixample / Plaça Catalunya / La Dreta de l'Eixample
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona
Which popular attractions are close to Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona?
Nearby attractions include La Whiskeria (0.2 miles), Boadas Cocktails (0.3 miles), and Santa Anna Church (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and a concierge.
What are some restaurants close to Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rao, La Tartareria · Raw food ·, and Dona Rosa.
Is Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Barcelona.
Are there any historical sites close to Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (0.8 miles), Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (2.8 miles), and Ciutat Vella (0.6 miles).