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“Absolutely Fantastic”
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Itaca Hostel
Ranked #40 of 732 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

This place is quality! The staff are so genuinely friendly and helpful!! We stayed in the newly opened double rooms. There are three double rooms in an apartment, with shared bathroom, kitchen and living area (all of which are an immense space). Every morning breakfast was laid out, the appliances in the kitchen are all brand new, fantastic cooking facilities.

The location was fantastic, next to the Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter, and the price for what we had was amazing. Our double bedroom had a walk in wardrobe, heater, table and the bedroom was spacious. Whenever we are back in Barcelona, we will stay here. Thank you so much for such an accommodating welcome and fantastic stay in such a great place!!!

Room Tip: It is an old building in a residential apartment, so sound does travel, and don't get the double...
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

We stayed in the family room at one of the apartments (itaca red) that itaca offered with our two kids in January 2012. We enjoyed our stay very much. The apartment is centrally located (supermarket, subway station, and sights within a very short walking distance) and very modern (very well equipped kitchen, spacious rooms, new/ recently renovated rooms). Breakfast is included (baguettes, cereal, muffins…) and there is free tea and coffee all day long. The apartment has three guest rooms altogether that share the facilities and we found this a nice private setting while still leaving room if you wish to get to know your “housemates”. The hosts gave us very valuable advice on good and inexpensive restaurants and suggested an awesome hike in the Montserrat National Park (none of these were mentioned in our travel guides or by the tourist offices… so we felt we got some great inside advice). All in all we think this is a great place to stay in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

The hotel is in the centre, located in 2 buildings. You must pay 50 euro deposit for your room key.
The staff is quite polite, but we did not get back our recharger, which was left in the room - the cleaner does not work any more - this was the only answer ofter having asked the question about it several times.
There were no hangers to hang your clothes in the room.

Room Tip: the double with bathroom is only for dark hole - patio amateurs
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

Good location, super clean super nice staff. Great value. Nicer than some Barcelona hotels.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

This hostel can take a while to find, but the journey is part of the fun. It's less a than 10 minute walk from the Cathedral and the Via Laietana, the avenue that takes you from the beach to the north of the city. The rooms are up the stairs and are laid out like a regular house. There's a comfy common room, and the kitchen is well equipped. The bathroom is only one for the each gender, with two shower stalls so you might have to wait a bit. The breakfast isn't included and you'll find yourself sharing space in the tiny lobby, but its substantial and will fill you up for hours. The best part of this hostel is the very friendly staff and there's a very casual laid back attitude to the clientele.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Very clean and cozy, our room was in the Itaca Blue flat in the in separate building for the main office. We stayed in #4 which had a balcony. The free breakfast was laid out for us in the common kitchen and was delightful. My boyfriend loved the one cup coffee/espresso maker which you can use any time. The common shower and bathroom areas were clean and sufficient. We also loved the location. We had a great time at the Itaca and would definitely stay there again next time we visit Barcelona!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2011

The hostel was small but nice and clean, but the best thing about it was the staff's friendliness! Even at night, my friend and i were always welcomed with a huge smile and great tips. If you are looking for privacy, this is definitely not the right place, as the rooms are very big and mixed, but if you want to get the best out of Barcelona and stay in a great location, go to Itaca hostel!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Itaca Hostel

Address: Ripoll 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 732 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: $35 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Itaca Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in the heart of the Gothic area of Barcelona, in a quiet pedestrian street next to the Cathedral square.If you stay with us, in just a few minutes walk you have all the main cultural atractions (Picasso Museum, Cathedral, Music Palace, Gaudí’s arquitecture, MACBA, CCCB, Ramblas…) the beaches, traditional tapas bars and areas to enjoy the cosmopolitan nightlife of Barcelona.We guarantee you are in the centre, where everything happens but you will have peace to sleep well!!In Itaca we don’t allow people to stay who don’t respect the right of others to rest. For those (like us!) who like to enjoy the nightlife but also the wide cultural variety our city offers, Itaca is the ideal place to stay. For those who look for getting drunk and out of control, well, we suggest that you head to one of the many ‘Party Hostels’ that exist in Barcelona!Itaca has a maximum capacity of 30 people, this allows us to have a more personal touch with you, and between you. We are able to give you the attention and help that you need to enjoy your stay with us.Our installations are spacious, clean and welcoming. All the rooms are exteriors with balconies. We have dormitories, double rooms, family rooms and apartments.US….Inspired by our travels, we opened Itaca en August 2001 with the intention of bringing together the things we liked best from other places, creating a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. A place to socialize and rest, where you will feel free to discover our culture at your own pace. ... more   less 
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Itaca Hotel Barcelona
Itaca Hostel Barcelona, Catalonia

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