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Review of Hostel One Paralelo

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Hostel One Paralelo
Ranked #15 of 760 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“One of the best hostels ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

I've stayed in a lot of hostels but Hostel One may be the best! Free dinner every night is not only delicious, it lets you get to know the other people staying at the hostel and you save a lot of money by not going out to eat. Everything was clean, especially the bathrooms...a nice change from a lot of other places. We stayed in a double which was great, but if you stay in the larger rooms people do have to walk through them in order to get to the smaller rooms. The whole staff was great and always willing to help. If you like to go out, Paulina takes people to Club Apolo almost every night. The hostel is a 5 minute walk to the Parallel metro stop and there's a bunch of little convenience stores right on Calle Salva. Can't wait to stay here again when I go back to Barcelona!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

I was blown away by the attention to detail that the staff show at this hostel. Juan and Angel are just lovely and would help with whatever you needed. There is a free meal every night, always with a vegetarian option, which brings everyone together and creates a great atmosphere, ensuring that you never feel alone, even if your travelling alone. The hostel is spotlessly clean with large lockers and luxurious bathrooms. The kitchen and dining area is spacious and inviting and there is a beer garden out the back. I was only booked for two nights but stayed longer just because I enjoyed my stay at this hostel so much. I really felt like part of a family. There is internet free of charge and help and advice round the clock, always with a smile and a joke. If your lucky, Angel will even share his oranges with you at reception...It´s not just a hostel, it´s an experience!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

The staff, travelers, and overall experience of my stay at Hostel One Parallel really made my trip. I met so many cool people and the staff were always super helpful and accommodating. The dinner each night was delicious and great opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers. If your game they also do late night outings.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2011

If you are going to Barcelona and plan on staying in a Hostel then Hostel One Paralel look no further, this is the place for you!

The hostel is not very large, very clean and has 2 private bathrooms on every floor (12 beds per floor).

The location of the hostel is very convenient, on a quiet residential street but only a 5 minute walk to the green and purple metro lines and a 10 minute walk to La Rambla. It is also surrounded by small restaurants and shops.

The best thing about this hostel is the staff and the free dinner. The staff is very friendly and eager to help and please their guests. They offer free dinners every night which is a great way to meet those staying at the hostel and make new friends.

I loved this hostel and plan on staying there again if I ever go back to Barcelona.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2011

Hostel One on Salva Street in Barcelona was the best hostel I've stayed in during my 3 1/2 months abroad. The sense of community there is none other. Each night we were able to have a sit down dinner with everyone staying in the hostel provided free of charge, and made by the staff. Incredible! We got to know so many people staying there with us that we would have never met had it not been for this wonderful idea put in place by Hostel One.

The rooms were clean and the bathrooms and showers were very nice and new (only open 5 months). The communal kitchen was also always clean as well. There is a great patio area out in the back where my 5 friends and I spent sitting and chatting with other hostel inhabitants each night. We met people from all over the world -- and again, I know we wouldn't have gotten to know these people so well if we didn't stay in this hostel. As cheesy as it sounds, it was like a family there!

The staff was incredibly laid back and helpful in helping us figure out what to do, how to not get ripped off, where to find "real" paella etc. My friends and I could not stop talking about how much fun we had on our trip -- and a lot had to do with this hostel. There is also free wifi and computers to use free of extra charge. We also stored our luggage for the day after checking out free of extra charge.

This is the hostel all others should model themselves after!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Hostel One Paralelo
Address: Calle Salva 62, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Montjuic
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 760 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel One Paralelo 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The relatively new Hostel One Paralelo opened in 2011 and has received very high ratings from our reviewers ever since. Our guests say the 'cool, friendly and family', with attentive, friendly staff and clean, new and comfortable beds. It's located near Paral·lel metro station, 'super close and convenient to the centre of Barcelona', within walking distance of Placa d'Espanya, La Rambla, Placa Reial and more. We like their free nightly dinners, made by the staff and designed to create a communal family atmosphere. Close Our custom-designed hostel features thick, comfy mattresses, instant and long-lasting 24hr hot water, bright rooms with windows, free Wi-Fi and computers where you can upload your memory cards. We have a fully-equipped kitchen at your disposal. Even better than that is our sunny patio with Jacuzzi and BBQ to rest and chill out from this crazy city. Our TV gets most sports events, from English premier league to NFL, plus a load of new movies. But what will make the difference is our staff - a mixture of residents and travellers with different backgrounds that are happy to help you sort out whatever you need. Between us we've got a maniacal attention to music, improvised Spanish- and Italian-style dinners, BBQs and crazy and innovative outdoor activities so you can discover our city from a new point of view. Feel at home far from home!! ... more   less 
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