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Pillow One Barcelona Hostel
Ranked #509 of 722 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Bandung, Indonesia
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

I booked this place a bit incidental, and since we couldn't cancelled it (it said special promotions with great prices etc) so we ended up stayed here for 2 nights.
The location was great, within reach to La Rambla. So it's perfect for those who look for attractions nearby. However, the hostel itself was on the 4th floor of old building & it doesn't have escalator.
Beware if one's traveling with big suitcase, as I saw old fellows desperately tried to reach the place.
They served breakfast, which is basic & quite good for such price. And there was terrace that is open for breakfast. It's better option than packed with others travellers in their small kitchen.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We spent 2 nights at the hostel and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was basic but well-equipped: strong WiFi throughout; clean, large showers; friendly and seemingly-interested staff. The location simply could not be beaten - it is right at the bottom of La Rambla, around 2 minutes walk from the waterfront.

There was however one thing that we were disappointed with - our booking said we would have a 'modern room' but it was far from that. We don´t mind basic rooms in the slightest, however we were a little disappointed to find our room to be as far from modern as can be imagined - no padlocks on the storage lockers, what looked like paint splashed all over the walls and ceiling. It did not ruin our stay by any means, we were just accepting something 'modern', as was promised in the booking!

Aside from this we had a great stay - I would recommend the hostel and would not hesitate to book a re-visit personally. It is worth noting however that there are four flights of narrow, uneven stairs, so it is not the most ideal hostel for guests with mobility difficulties.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

My friends and I spent two nights at pillow one and enjoyed our stay. The staff are very nice and helpful, they really try and get to know guests and make them feel at home.

The rooms are small but clean. The showers are all clean and large unlike many hostels, there is room to get changed and ample hooks to hang things.

The location is fantastic, right on the main road, easy walk to the beach, restaurants and bars.

The only let down for this lovely hostel is the extremely uncomfortable beds. They have thin mattresses so you are basically sleeping on wooden planks. And the noise from outside into the room is very loud and constant all night.

But overall the service was fantastic and the hostel was in a great place to see all that Barcelona has to offer!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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228 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 739 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is not one of the best hostels i have stayed in.... but for sure is the best hostel considering price/quality.
Is close to the metro station next to the Rambla street. You have a local marken near the hostel (3 min) and the price is unbeliveble . I have booked a six bedded room with 77 euros/ 2 nights including breakfast..... so imagine that.
the hostel is on the last floor in some old building, but the position is perfect.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2013

For those on a budget this hostel is a perfectly decent place to stay. Rooms are basic and there's not really anywhere to unpack your things, but they do provide safes to store valuables (If you forget your padlock you can buy one from reception for 3euros) and my friends and I had no complaints about the cleanliness or upkeep of any part of the hostel, including the shared toilets and bathrooms. In fact these were actually more pleasant than I expected! There was also no problem with competition for bathroom use, even when the hostel was fully booked on Saturday night.

Reception staff have sufficient English and are all exceedingly friendly and helpful. Despite signs asking you to "respect our neighborgs" there were no complaints made when we returned at 4am and there was even a 24hour receptionist to wish us buenos dias. I was especially grateful for their help when having to book a taxi in the very early hours.
Breakfast is provided (if you get up in time!) and includes toast, cereal, pastries, juice, biscuits and hot drinks. There is also a guest fridge if you want to bring your own food, and well-maintained kitchen facilities.

The only complaint we had at all was that as a party of 5 girls we were unfortunately roomed with an older man who didn't speak English. However we were well-aware this could occur when we booked and it actually turned out not to be a problem at all.

Overall, this is not exactly 5-star luxury but probably the very best you will get of budget accommodation!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I visited Barcelona with friends and to cut costs decided to stay in a hostel. This was the ideal choice. Don't be put off by the entrance which is five flights of slightly grimy stairs. The hostel is very clean with two showers and two bathrooms. There is 24 hour reception staff who are very helpful, even though they are not all fluent in English. One of my friends had to get a flight in the middle of the night and the staff helped her book a taxi. Amazingly for the price a modest breakfast is provided in a kitchen which you are free to use if you feel like having a night in. There is even a fridge for visitors ! The location is brilliant - just of Las Ramblas and right next to a metro station and many supermarkets. If coming back late i would recommend not cutting through the short cut route. Also would recommend paying $3 for a look for the safe which is big enough for me and 4 of my friends to share. Also bring earplugs ! I would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Well, this place has negative and positive side. Positive: it is located just off ramblas and very convenient with metro and shooping at doorstep. It has clean rooms, bed and shower which looks newly fitted. You get a common kitchen to use as well.Negative side: rooms are small,light is very dim,stairs leading to the 5 th floor is horrific if you have luggage and dirty(no lift), trust me you will suffer with stairs.in addition, there is only 2 power supply for a 6 person room.Staff wise the lady working was very nice and friendly. The guy working in the evening looks a bit uninterested or more focused on his laptop, a bit odd he was. Did not had the chance to have breakfast but I heard it was good.Overall, a mix experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Tushan B
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Property: Pillow One Barcelona Hostel
Address: Calle Montserrat 13 | Distrito Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
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Ranked #509 of 722 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Hotel Class:1 star — Pillow One Barcelona Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 10
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