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“Far exceeded my expectations”
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Hostel Duo
Ranked #219 of 732 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Duo breaks the mold of traditional hostels; the rooms and common areas are clean and welcoming, the staff is available 24hrs, and there is free WiFi for all guests. For the price it can't be beat. Additionally, Duo is easy to reach via the AeroBus. I would definitely stay at here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I don't normally say in Hostels but I'm so glad I did! Duo is a really great place, its located right in the hart of the city in a classic old Barcelona building with big high ceilings. There is a great social space with books and room relax and to meet people. There is a big out door area were you can sit in the sun, which I did between trips. My room seemed to good for a Hostel and although the bathroom was shared it was no problem! A really friendly person on the desk help me find my way round the city and I'll say here next time i'm in town.

Will

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank William P
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

The DUO by somnio hostel is really special.
you find it on the first floor of an old catalan house and consists of two flats merged together to one, so that you can run around in círcles. it has lovely high cealings with old fashioned and well precerved decoration. it is furnished and equipped with modern stuff that fits well to the traditional style.
It has an amazing big and quiet terrace where you can enjoy lovely warm spanisch evenings ob sunny mornings. Theliving room is a nice place as well where they offer a Computer to use, apart from their free and well working wlan.
There are four bathrooms to be shared, which is a lot. the bathrooms are nice and very clean. every time after someone showers they are cleaned and dried by the staff, so you actually do not feel you are sharing it!
the hostel as a whole is very clean and well maintained by superfriendly and helpful staff, who is there and attending 24/7.
it has rooms with bunkbeds but also several double or twin-bed rooms that are spacious and clean.
barcelona is a big city and the hostel is located centrally. thus, if the windows of the ro om go towards C/Rossello it may be a bit loud in the room which may be a problem for sensitive people when it comes to night time. the later the night though the lesser traffic.
it is located close to diagonal right at rambla catalunya, which is not the big crowded rambla down below placa catalunya, but the upper more traditional and quiet part of it. it is well connected to the metro and busses. when you turn left you come to passeig de gracia it offers a staright walk through the excellent shopping mile towarss placa catalunya and the famous old town Barrio Gotico, further down the Port and the beach, the alternative district Borne or the flourishing district Raval towards the right side of La rambla. the Duo hostel is really a nice special secret and i am happy to recommend it!

Room Tip: rooms without windows to rossello street are quieter
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Angelilika S
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

When you wanna have a quiet place to stay (by the time i was there, in high season it can not), clean and almost like a hotel, you should take Hostel Duo ! For these reasons, it is worth the price, the staff is friendly and helping you whatever the problem()s is/are. Breakfast is not included, but you know it in advance, you may use the kitchen when you ask the key, unfortunally there is no stove for cooking, the kitchen itself is rather small, but you probably are not in Barcelona for cooking fun ! Walking distance to the citycenter, metro on the corner for daytrips around the city. By the time i was there, the computer was not working in common room, but wifi available ! I recommend this hostal !!

Room Tip: Mixed dorm has a balkony for fresh air, male dorm only window and can be hot, even in winter !
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Perfect! Def would recommend location, staff, cleanliness, one of the best I've stayed in all year, I wish they were all like this. There is a sister property you can book at Hostel somo if they are full

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank mrktingmgr
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is a great hostel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is ideal, as it is steps from a major metro station (Diagonal) and within walking distance of many attractions and amenities. The atmosphere is very welcoming and relaxing. The beds are very comfortable. Not including a breakfast was initially a downside, however we were allowed to use the kitchen. The terrace is spacious and made for a nice area to chat with other travellers and enjoy a meal.
This is a great choice if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle and constant party atmosphere of La Rambla.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Deirdre R
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

Perfect location, beautiful interrior (if you want to get something local) and friendly staff.

Room Tip: We got room with windows to the street, so we heard some noises but the room (colors and coziness) i...
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank VickyLT
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Address: C/ Rossello 220 | Principal, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
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Ranked #219 of 732 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Duo 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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