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“Cheap, clean hostel with a great location”

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Be Mar Barcelona Hostel
Ranked #218 of 722 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Cheap, clean hostel with a great location”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Stayed here alone for one night in a 10 bed dorm. The hostel was clean and had an open plan lounge area so it was very social. There are free walking tours and a 12-euro pub crawl which are both great ways to meet others travelling, definitely recommended if you're travelling alone, even if the latter was a bit pricey for what it was.
Warm showers, free bedding and a secure locker which you open with your room key. The staff were friendly and the location is 10-minutes from the Ramblas. There is a supermaket and bars close by so it is an ideal location.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

My brother and I stayed here 2 months ago while visiting Barcelona. It was easy to get to if you take the aerobus to the plaza de catalunya then walk or take the metro to paral*lel. It is a bit difficult to find at night since it is on a mostly pedestrian street and has no sign indicating you are approaching it. But the hostel is very friendly with tours offered daily ( bar crawls, walking tour of gothic quarter, beach party, tapas). The rooms are dorms and can be loud but nothing to outrageous. Breakfast in the morning is basic but still good. Cereal, bread coffee, milk, juice. The staff we nice and helpful and we got lockers with electronic keys to protect our belongings. Great location 30min to walk from hostel to beach or around gothic quarter, down the street from las ramblas, la raval and a block away from a metro. Overall great experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Hobart, Australia
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20 reviews
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Visited with a friend recently in an 8 bed dorm, had no problems with the hostel. Was clean and staff were helpful. Only annoying thing was showers didn't have a space within the cubicle to place your things. Lockers and hostel were very secure, was told not an amazing area but never felt unsafe in the streets and having added security of swipe cards helped. Breakfast was good. Wifi usually reliable. Close to la rambla and paral-lel station. Supermarkets very close by as well!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

I shared a 10 person room with 8 of my friends and 2 others. The accommodation was basic but comfortable enough, although it was cramped at times. Facilities including the bathrooms were okay, but could have been cleaner. However, the location was very central and close to all nightlife and the atmosphere was fun and social. There was a lot of space in the common area to meet new people. We were told as girls not to walk down the street late at night, as it is not the best street but other than that the area was perfectly nice.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

The room I'm staying at is hot as a sauna because the air conditioning is broken for 3 nights already.

The front desk staff can't find a solution for that and we keep sleeping and sweating every night. Barcelona is already hot and our bedroom is even hotter!!!

And more: I have booked a 8 bed dorm and they put us in a 10 bed dorm and no explanation was given for that.

I do not recommend this hostel as they cannot find simple solutions for their problems.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Be Mar was a great place to stay in Barcelona. The rooms were clean and tidy and a huge locker allocated to each bed to lock your belongings so very secure. Clearly a dodgy area of Barcelona but come and go quickly and no probs. Staff make this hostel fab, great breakfast also. barcelona has huge pickpocketing issues so watch your stuff whilst walking around. Instructions to hostel from airport are clear which makes it easier other than the train fare has gone up so have some extra ready to buy your ticket.

Room Tip: Party hostel if you want it to be. lots of activities to meet other travellers.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Be Mar Barcelona Hostel

Property: Be Mar Barcelona Hostel
Address: Sant Pau 80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #218 of 722 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Be Mar Barcelona Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right where you want to be!Best location, cool and famous Hostel in Europe!!! Be Hostels Mar is the perfect Hostel for you right in the city centre!!! Well located and close to the most important spots. Five minutes from les Rambles, the Port and the Olympic Park. We have many years experience welcoming travelers from all around the world, so we understand what you want!Find in Be Mar Hostel:- Free breakfast- Free Internet and WIFI access to keep connected with the world- Free fully equipped kitchen. ... more   less 
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