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Mambo Tango Youth Hostel
Ranked #167 of 759 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Great place, friendly people!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

I love this place. The staff is very welcoming, the rooms are clean, the shared bathrooms are kept spotless, and it's very easy to get to many sites either by walking or the metro and buses. Would definitely recommend staying here and will return next time I'm in Barcelona.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2012

I got a great deal on this hostel, and it was close to near where my friends were staying. The hostel is down a mostly quiet side street. It is not well lit from the outside; you'll find it quite easily nonetheless. The staff were all very friendly to me. You must pay a 10 euro key deposit. I had originally booked the 9-bed dorm, but they upgraded me to a 4-bed dorm instead. The room had four nice sized lockers, but the locks were a little flimsy. If someone wanted to get into them without a key, it wouldn't take them long. My only complaint about the place was that the bathrooms were not well-labeled and not all the sinks had soap to wash your hands. I can easily walk to another sink to get soap, but I have seen others who are a bit lazy just skip the soap if it's not right in front of them. That leads to a bunch of nasty germs floating around in a small space.

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

We has booked Mambo Tango for four nights. We arrived in Barcelona after a trip from Madrid so were a bit weary. We showed up and after five minutes of the receptionist ruffling through papers, she told us we had no booking. I showed her the confirmation emails. She found her copy but noone had put it into their ledger.

At the beginning she passed the buck, stating that it wasn't her fault as she wasn't on shift when the booking came in. I told her this wasn't good enough. She rang her boyfriend (the manager of Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia) and eventually they sorted it out that we'd stay there instead. Whilst this was not the ideal solution, we were tired and the thought of carrying our bags around looking for somewhere else to stay did not appeal.

This other hostel was not what we wanted - it was far away from the main attractions an was a typical 'Contiki' tour hostel. The rooms were minuscule and the bed was made of rubber. The room heated up at night and felt like a sauna. To its credit it had good facilities for younger backpackers.

As we didn't get what we booked, we can only give this hostel a bad review.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Really helpful staff and great location, however very noisy from people standing outside the building all night and music playing very early in the morning. Would recommend for young party people but not for couples.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
Reviewed August 28, 2012

My friend and I booked 5 nights in this hostel about a week ago. They were welcoming and helpful from the second we arrived (at 4am after a delayed flight). The staff was always willing to go out of their way to help in any way they could; they told us where to find the best tapas for 1 euro, called places to make sure they were opened, printed out maps, cooked dinner, made sangria, and lead a pub crawl every night. The kids that stayed where chill and easy to get along with. Most rooms have AC and the common area has computers with free wifi, a tv, couches and tables. A lot of young people staying at the hostel hang out in the common and lobby areas and socialize- it's a great way to meet other young travelers. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean. It is in a great location- right near Ramblas for shopping and partying, about a 15 minute walk to the beach, and located literally at the base of Montjuic (where you can take a beautiful hike to the castle and experience an amazing view of the entire city). The rooms are booked consistently, so I would definitely recommend reserving a bed ahead of time (it's not a very big place).

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Book this hostel after other glowing reviews on trip advisor. Great choice the staff are so helpful and full of life and they bring the whole hostel togeather for some great laughs and fun!!! Great aircon and rooms to boot .

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Awesome place to stay. Had the best time here. The staff made such an effort which helped create the good vibe. They also had top recommendations for what to do/ where to eat etc. The pub crawls with other hostels created so many stories!!!. Great place to meet people and enjoy all that is Barcelona!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Mambo Tango Youth Hostel
Address: Poeta Caynes 23, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #167 of 759 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mambo Tango Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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