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“Nice little hostel”
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Be Sound Hostel
Ranked #261 of 732 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

This place had good locker system and facilities were good enough too, rooms are a little cramped but aren't they all? Had a nice vibe too and was just slightly off La Rambla so was too hectic! Would stay again happily!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Good Location, Good Price, Good Staff
Sociable.
Bit cramped in rooms, and kitchen, dining, communal, but that seems to be the experience of others in hostels in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Good location. Close to La Ramblas and metro station is just down the street. Friendly and helpful receptionist throughout the stay. One of the best Paella I have ever had (recommended by the receptionist) is just 2 shops away from the hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

The hostel provides lockers with digital lock which is great, I just need one card to open both the door and the locker. About 10 min walk to La Ramble. Very near supermarkets so dont buy anything from the automatic vending machine in the hostel. They provide drinkable from tap but it always runs out so be prepared to buy water from the supermarket. The kitchen is well equipped, there are some spices too, enough for u to prepare simple meals.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

The rooms do not have airconditioning even though it is advertised they do. For 20 people sleeping on each floor there are only 2 toilets and showers. I had to pay 10 euro for a new electronic key even though they provided me with one that did not work! Staff act as though you are wasting their time. Could not wait to get out of the place.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

This is the best hostel experience I had in Europe. It is very conveniently located, close to La Ramblas. The area is mainly inhibited by the Asian community. I stayed in Be Sound Hostel just for one night and it was a wonderful experience. It was very cheap considering how well they have maintained it.. The morning reception guy was very cheery and he gave me the last room available because we shared our birthday :) They provided us with a large safe with automated locking system. The room I shared with 9 backpackers was extremely clean, so was the bathroom and the corridor. They have a lift but it doesn't function between 12.00am till 6.00am but can be used on request of moving luggage. They have 3 computers with decent internet connection on the basement and a kitchen (which I never used, so not sure). I had very friendly Australian and Indian travelers in my room and I am definitely going back to Barcelona and Be Sound hostel.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

Overall, Be Sound was really good! We had an 8 bed dorm, and it was spacious enough for us not to feel like sardines, with fantastic giant lockers!

Their free breakfast was cereal, bread/toast with jams, butter and nutella, orange juice, and other drinks. They have a kitchen that is fairly well equipped, with enough space for two (maybe three) to cook at once.

The hostel is clean, with a small cosy common room - free wireless, which can work in your room depending on how close you are to the lobby/common room. Also three computers were available. The bathrooms are shared and there is a men's and a women's shower and toilet on each floor. That means up to 10 people could probably be sharing one shower and toilet, however there was no problem for us.

Staff were helpful and there are a lot of supermarkets and bottle shops right nearby which are open late. The location is really good, about 5min from Las Ramblas and 1 minute from Paral.lel metro station. Also quite a few little places to eat.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: C/Noude la Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #261 of 732 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: $30 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be Sound Hostel Barcelona: Cheap, comfortable and original hostel in town Enjoy your Barcelona experience to the most, staying at an original and cheap hostel: Be Sound Hostel Barcelona! Booking at Be Sound Hostel will grant you the best facilities for the cheapest price. That way you can experience the good side of Barcelona. Have a pleasant time during your visit when staying right in the center of Barcelona, next las Ramblas and the port! We offer you the best facilities at Be Sound Hostel Barcelona Free Walking Tour Free Wi-Fi in-room Free lockers with electronic key Free Barcelona maps Guest Kitchen available Reception open 24 hours Activities like: Pub crawls, tapas and flamenco… Great sunny terrace Beautiful and comfortable common rooms Air conditioning and Heating International & helpful staff Luggage storage lockers Coin operated laundry and dryer machines Sheets or towels can be rented for just 2,50 € Bike parking Best location for party! Ramblas to Paral·lel, both ideal strips to find restaurants, shops, bars, and a long etc, the best nightlife route in town!! The site of this Be Hostel is a refurbished building with an ample and sunny terrace plus balconies on each floor overlooking the city escapes of neighboring Raval. The interior is laid out comfortably, making it the best place to make friends and relax when not sightseeing or partying around town. Be Sound Hostel Barcelona surroundings A stones throw away is one Barcelona‘s landmark sites, a Gaudi masterpiece; Palau Guell. Other nearby curiosities include Santa Monica Arts Center, Las Ramblas, the Columbus Monument, Maremagnum and the Port. On a different note, but also nearby, are an array of some of the most happening clubs and bars in the city. Places like Moog (an important European techno venue), London Bar, Boulevard Club, Manolo Bar (skater’s bar), Apolo (open 7 days a week), and many more, will keep you going till you drop. ... more   less 
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