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Backpackers BCN
Ranked #30 of 722 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great low cost hostel”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

clean, quiet, in a perfect position to visit the city, very kind staff and really low cost. it's the perfect solution if you're in a budget but you want a comfortable accomodation. i gave 4 stars for the lack of power sockets.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Kranj, Slovenia
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is one of the best hostels I have stayed at so far. It is not that big, and the staff makes an effort to make you feel welcome. Price-wise this place is a bargain, the kitchen has all the stuff a traveler would neet, and the supermarket and the subway are very close. The hostel is clean, the beds comfortable and the lockers very spacious. Definitely will be coming back to this place.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here. This is a quality backpackers and the price and location is awesome. Very clean and comfortable. Rosa is a special lady that seems to understand everybody. I met a lot of decent folk there and shared many a laugh. Highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Europe
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Great hostel! Very cozy. Floor plan makes it easy to meet people but also gives you the opportunity to keep to yourself if you want. The owners are usually around and are great people. Friendly staff 24/7.

This is the type of hostel that tends to attract really respectful people, who like myself, extend their bookings after a few nights. So happy to have stayed here after coming from a party hostel which I booked by accident. Oh, and they have MASSIVE lockers. Biggest I´ve ever seen at a hostel.


Everything was perfect. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Vancouver
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is a great hostel to stay in. Rosa greeted me and was great - even though I arrived at 11am she still checked me in. Also lots of information given about activities.

Good security - you have to ring the door to get in, but they are open 24 hours which is great!

There are two computers to use but their printer was not working at the time.

Kitchen area is AWESOME, very big and clean. I saw lots of people cooking up a storm. Lots of tables to sit at. There are also a few couches to lounge in.

Bathrooms are plentiful and nice and clean - I liked the different combinations (ie there was one bathroom with toilet, sink, shower in one room, and others with it separated - I think this helps reduce bathroom lines in the morning)

Breakfast was OK - the bread was kind of stale from just sitting out on the counter. And I never did figure out where the muffins were - if they were available it would be nice if there was a sign!

Location was nice - very easy to get to the top of La Rambla and it felt very safe. I knew several people who were staying much further away so I was glad that it was only a 15 minute walk to a lot of attractions.

The rooms were nice - and there was air conditioning available which was needed when I went. The lockers were a bit annoying because I didn't like having to pay for them each time I used them (and if you forgot something in the locker, you have to start all over again). I would have preferred simply a key deposit or something or just increase the charge per night if you really want that extra 50 cents per day or so.

All in all, I had a great stay here!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

I stayed here for a few nights in a group of 7. We had an 8 person dorm which was comfortable and secure. There are individual lockers which are large and easy to access and which work on a one euro deposit. The main downside of the room is that there was only one powerpoint which was located next to one of the beds. As we were travelling in a group it was ok, but if it was a room of eight strangers, having the only powerpoint located next to someone's bed would have been a bit awkward.

There was free WiFi which could be accessed in the communal areas, but not from our room. There were also two free computers available for use downstairs which were convenient but slow.

The staff are very friendly and helpful, the facilities clean and the area quiet. It is also in a good location, with many small restaurants and cafes around for breakfast.

Room Tip: If travelling alone maybe avoid the larger dorms purely because of lack of access to powerpoints.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Rawalpindi
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

I am not very fond of living in hostels but my stay here was really encouraging. Hostel is very clean. Staff is very friendly, supportive and available 24/7. Easily accesable and we found it centrally located. All tourist points are easy to acess.
Hostel is safe and your belongings are secured here. Better you use the lockers they offer free of cost.Washoorms were very clean and tidy. Only small issue was that the rooms were small.
But doesnt really matter because most of the time you spend outstide the hostel and come back for sleep for which they have comfortable beds.
Even if you want to spend in hostel they have Play station avaialable as well along with other board games to keep you busy :).Nice kitchen with all the facilities for cooking.
Best part is there is super market right infornt of the hostel from where you can get the eatables at a very reasonable price.
Recomended for backpackers.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Backpackers BCN
Address: C/ Casanova, 52 | Between Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes and C/Diputació, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 722 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers BCN 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cosy and clean place, ideal for people who want to enjoy the city but also want a nice place to rest, safe,not in the middle of the crowded centre but close enough to walk (15 min.) Big kitchen, new bathrooms, helpful staff, good prices. If you book this hostel you won't regreat! ... more   less 
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