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“The (Primavera) Kids are Alright!”
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Primavera Hostel
Ranked #71 of 736 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

This "hostel" is really more of a bed and breakfast without the breakfast (which is fine because I am not a big breakfast person) with all of the comforts of home: great atmosphere, great neighborhood, easy access to the Metro and the best tourist "musts" in BCN, knowledgable staff who take their time to make sure you hit all the good spots in town, especially if you happen to be a foodie. As locals, the kids know their stuff! This is truly a home away from home...and I have stayed in everything from "backpacker" joints to five star hotels. I would cheerfully stay here again just because its so stress free!

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4  Thank Elyse G
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Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and helpful. Everything is tidy and clean.
It was an amazing experience stay in Primavera Hostel, I recommend.
The only suggestion that I have is about the lockers. They are too small and mine was broken.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
3  Thank Willian C
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

his is my honest opinion of the place.
location: 2 min walk from the metro and not too far from city centre and attractions.
customer service: very helpful
cleanness: place was clean and tidy.
bathrooms: Only 6 showers and 4 toilets to choose from
Bedroom:Quite small with small lockers for personal items. You need to store your stuff under the bed.
extras: 3 computer as well as WIFI was fast and available all rooms. 2 Kitchens to choose from with all the kitchen items and saying this it has 2 fridges.
Noisy: very quite,
Breakout area: decent and own room.
Suggestions: bigger lockers

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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3  Thank MrOzboy
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I had booked in for a few days in the interim period whilst finding a more permanent place to live in Barcelona for my year abroad there. Primavera was recommended to me by a friend, so I was keen to see it. I arrived to a very friendly and professional welcome from the member of staff working at reception, and was shown the facilities and given a tour, after which I was taken to my room following payment and admin being organised.

My first impressions of the hostel were that it was clean, light and well kept, with good security (each guest has their own locker and key) and well provisioned linen etc. Towels are available to hire, and there is also a laundry service at reasonable rates. The hostel had recently undergone an expansion and makeover, with fresh but neutral colour schemes and new homeware giving the decor and style a sense of continuity, feeling homely and communal!

I ended up staying for nearly 2 weeks, although there were guests that stayed for one or two nights on a short stay, and some who had booked to stay for longer than I had, using the hostel as a base from which to travel around the region. It is worth mentioning that Primavera certainly had a youthful feel to it, most people being in their 20s and 30s, a feeling that was helped along by the incredibly friendly, attentive but relaxed staff; although there were a number of more mature guests there, and the atmosphere was very open and inclusive. There is a lounge area/living room with an interior balcony which was frequently used by lots of guests to socialise and make plans for their trips, though with a set of doors which kept sound virtually unheard by others sleeping in the comfortable and clean dormitory and private rooms.

The staff are very happy to help with whatever you need, and those that are currently there speak a number of languages between them, namely Castellano (Spanish), English, Italian, Czech, Hebrew and maybe more! I was very happy to see that the guests staying there came from all over the world, and were all readily happy to integrate with each other, though privacy is taken seriously, and I certainly didn't feel any pressure if I wanted to do my own thing.

Finally, the location is ideal (a 20 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya), with the closest metro station Verdaguer 2-3 minutes walk away and serviced by two metro lines, buses, bicycle hire and taxis within arm's reach. That said, it felt to me that it was out of the way enough not to be swamped by tourists every time I left the front door.

For these reasons and more, I cannot recommend this hostel highly enough, I would say to almost anyone on a trip of whatever length, whether travelling solo, with a partner or with friends, Primavera is a brilliant place and you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Eva B
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We, a group of four friends, stayed here for a week. The staff were extremely nice and were very happy to recommend great food or places to visit.
The private room was comfortable and spacious, but a little noisy due to a balcony facing the street.
The location is great, not too far from the center, but far enough to allow you to explore the real Barcelona.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Netanel Y
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

This hotel is in a very nice area (5min. walk to Sagrada Familia), 10min to the metro, 30min from the beach by walk.. The staff was amazing. They recommended us the best places to eat and to visit. We stayed in a room for 3pers. It was very nice with small balcony. The bathrooms were clean and nice. There was a free tea and coffee in nice kitchens. I really recommned this hostel because the quality is even better then in standard hotels! Thank you!

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3  Thank george86_15
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Booked this hostel mainly because of the great reviews and cheap price but was slightly concerned it might be a bit out of the way or difficult to get to - I didn't need to worry, everything about this hostel was superb! It's located a couple of minutes walk from the metro, about 10 mins walk to Sagrada Familia and about 30-40 mins walk to La Rambla; if you don't fancy walking, you can buy 10 metro trips for 10 Euros, which is a great value option. All the staff are super-friendly and the hostel is clean and well furnished. The balcony doors cut out all the street noise and there's no problem with it being too loud. So glad we chose to stay here rather than paying almost double to stay in a hotel elsewhere; one of the best hostels I've stayed in!

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Address: Mallorca 330, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 736 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: $21 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Primavera Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Primavera Hostel is located in a building of the Barcelona of the early twentieth century, which has been renovated and transformed into a dynamic, bright and warm space preserving the touch of traditional architecture and decoration but with designs that transport it to modernity.Primavera Hostel is designed for a kind of traveler who is looking for comfort, good service but without having a high budget. We offer spacious private rooms and bedrooms very well distributed. We are committed to making your stay comfortable and safe.We have wireless Internet service, lockers, a wide kitchen and living room where you can also share with people from around the world! We are located in the heart of Barcelona, just meters from the famous Gaudi Church: The Holy Family and a few minutes from downtown. From our hostel you can go to all the attractions of the city quickly and safely due we are to a few steps from metro stations and bus stops. The hostel provides a double/twin, triples and quad room and as well a beds in a 6 beds dorm. There is a full equipped kitchen for the guest use where you can cook and make a coffee exactly like at home. All the rooms have shared shower and bathroom. As well, you can enjoy and relax in our living room with a television, big sofas and good books. A computer is located in the living room for the guests use for free! and as well, free wifi in all the rooms. ... more   less 
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