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The Hipstel
Ranked #151 of 754 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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“practically perfect in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Ideal city centre location, about a five minute walk from the top end of La Rambla.
Clean, spacious and beautifully decorated with quirky vintage décor. Excellent kitchen facilities - very clean with ample facilities and utensils should you wish to cook. Friendly atmosphere and suited to lone travellers even though there is no bar. The hostel organises pub crawls, paella nights etc. Extremely friendly staff - very welcoming and informative. I would 100% recommend this place and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Nice Hostel. Very good localisation, breakfast is also very ok.
Staff is very helpful, from many different countries, thank you Herkules for the late night conversation, you are a very good person and good employee!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

From the people, to the atmosphere, to the friendliness of the staff, the Hipstel was an absolutely unforgettable stay. If you ever go to the hipstel make sure to seek out Hercules--the coolest Greek receptionist you´ll ever meet. He pretty much makes the hipstel what it is. All you have to do is talk with him for 5 minutes to get an idea of how much of the man he is.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Do not hesitate to make reservation. Just do it. There r no hostel better than hipstel in barcelona. Location, Breakfast, Rooms, Services r really nice. There r so nice programs to make new friends. When i go back to barcelona i will stay in hipstel again. It was perfect hostel to stay. I stayed for six days and it was really awesome.

  • Stayed September 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Rooms and bathrooms were clean. Breakfast was average. Nice common area. One of the staff was really nice and helpful but another one was surly. Pub crawls were fun. Noisy if u stayed in the room next to the common area during breakfast time so forget about sleeping in if ur in those rooms. Not the easiest to locate at night due to signage which is a bit hard to locate. Would be better to hv directions with landmarks and not just street names. Wifi was good everywhere in the hostel though.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Namur, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

I stayed at the hostel with two of my friends for a couple of nights we felt instantly like home thanks to the amazing staff. The bedrooms were clean, so were the bathroom. I'm not going to write a long review with a lot of details but we had an great stay, this is a place to go and the location is just perfect

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

I had an amazing experience at the Hipstel! The hostel provided just enough privacy on each floor and in the dressing/shower rooms but also enough common space to mingle and meet friends! I went out on a pub crawl which was super inexpensive and gave me a good opportunity to immerse myself into the Barcelona nightlife! I will definitely stay here again next time I'm in Barcelona!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Property: The Hipstel
Address: Valencia 266 | Carrer de Valencia, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #151 of 754 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hipstel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you planning your trip to Barcelona and want to explore a different way of staying? Join the Hipstel-Family!The Hipstel is more than just a hostel - It is a home away from home.Located in the city´s most emblematic area, the hostel provides you the perfect base for sight-seeing along the day and partying all night long! Our friendly staff will be more than happy to offer you a good insight into this magical city When will you join?A quick overview of what we offer you:• Breakfast service included (extra charge)• Free coffee• 24/7 reception• Free Wi-FI• Amazing dinners!• Private and shared rooms• Bedlinen included• Towels for rent 2€• Free walking tours• Free city maps• Free activities• Free lugagge room• Common rooms• Big exterior terrace• Board gamesThe Hipstel offers private rooms as well as various sized dorms for affordable prices. Depending on your personal needs, you can either book a private room for you and your company or you just check in to a dorm to get in touch with loads of interesting peole from different countries all around the globe. The rooms are spacious, bright as well as secure . This will ensure, that your stay is going to be 100% comfortable. All our rooms are with shared bathroom. You will find air conditioner, big lockers in dorms, keycard access, bedlinen and blankets included in the rate, towels for rent at reception. Our staff will take care of every detail and your room and common areas will be perfectly clean and tidy. Location InformationThe Hipstel C\ de València 266, Barcelona 08007Due to its location next to the the city center, pretty much every hot spot in Barcelona can be reached by feet. But no worries - if you prefer to go by Metro, there is one stop directly across the corner of the Hostel. Within a few minutes you can reach Barceloneta metro station, where you can find the most popular beaches, or Park Güell, one of the hot spots in the city.Also, our location allows you to come and get to main airport and stations easily and cheap. There are bus stops as well as train stations closeby.In a nutshell, we are really proud to say that our location is pretty much unbeatable – can’t believe it? Just check it out on a map! ... more   less 
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