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“Unclean and small cramped rooms/ spaces”
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Be Sound Hostel
Ranked #243 of 736 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm room here for 5 nights. The room was so small and cramped and was merely big enough for 2 beds let alone 6. The bathrooms were always dirty and sinks and shower often clogged and overflowing. There was also only one shower and one toilet (one for males and one females) per floor for over 20 people! Prices quite high for these sorts of facilities. Staff were quite friendly and helpful but I wouldn't choose to stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I've stayed there for a week or so, about 4 years ago so this might be a little out of date.

Great staff, very helpful and informative, with maps, ideas, tips etc.

The breakfast could be better and so is the common room, but you get very good value for money.

Location is of course wonderful- about 3-5 mins walk to the Ramblas and about 1-2 mins walk to the subway.

I don't travel a lot, and I don't have a lot of places to compare to, but I know what I like and this place was great.

Highly recommended

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We only stayed at Be Sound for 1 night, but it was a perfect, inexpensive end to our trip. It is well placed, a bit further from Las Ramblas but within very easy walking distance, but this means the noise from the busy roads is definitely reduced. The rooms are pretty small, but the amenities more than make up ofr the minor difficulty in shifting around people. There are brilliant large lockers (big enough to hold my 60L backpack and then some), which are securely locked with your key card. The staff were friendly and helpful. I'd stay again if I was looking for a clean, friendly and inexpensive hostel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank heccaet
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

I was here with a good friend of mine in April as a spontaneous trip. I'm just going to list what was good and what wasn't- The good: clean, suprisingly quiet, well located, and helpful staff. The bad: a little cramped. All in all, from the simple rooms to the charming roof-top, the stay was enjoyable and Be Sound served as an apt place to retire after a long day out in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Daniel T
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

My friend and I stayed in Be Sound hostel for three nights and found it to be more than your average hostel experience, with great people and very accommodating staff. It's a really lovely place to meet people, and a very quick walk to either the metro station or to La Rambla.

Very big, safe lockers to put your stuff away without a worry in the day, very clean, very sociable, and all round a lovely experience. Finally, the roof terrace completely topped it off for us when the sun was shining.

We would definitely return.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Vinotinto_13
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I stayed a week on my own here and had some of the best times of my life and met some people that im in touch with years later.The hostel is nice and clean with a lot of activities organised for the guests. Staff is very friendly and helpful as well. The very best part of the hostel is the roof terrace. This is def the place to stay in Barcelona!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank SummerCPH
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

This was my very first hostel experience, and thankfully I wasn't disappointed. Had a nice time at this hostel. Went there in March with 3 friends, hence the dorms were quiet as it was the non-tourist season.The dorms with bunk beds were a little cramped but hey, this is a hostel! I really wasn't expecting a large, airy room. The washrooms were clean and maintained well. Would recommend this hostel to people who are looking to just spend the night under a roof and the day spent exploring Barcelona. I would definitely stay here again. Couple of friends who stayed here on my recommendation had good things to say about this hostel.

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* 3-minute walk to the Metro Paral. lel
*Walking distance to La Rambla
*Very friendly staff
*Good security, need an access card to even enter the hostel building
*Big lockers
*Good supply of Hot water! (might not matter in summer, but it was a big deal to me as I went there in Mid-March)

Cons
*Breakfast not so great, but it's free so it is not really a deal killer
*Location might be a bit sketchy at night, though I wasn't personally hassled by anyone

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank theflaneur
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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
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Ranked #243 of 736 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: $22 - $104 (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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