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“Very good choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Black Swan Hostel
Ranked #14 of 744 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stayed there for 5 nights in 6 bed dorm. Can't really complain about anything, beds are comfy, lockers are good size, showers and toilets are clean. Biggest advantage I would say is the modern kitchen, it is decent size and with all the necessary appliances so you can easily save some money by cooking there. There is a good music playing all day long which is cool. The only downside though is the breakfast.. it is said it is included but all you get is just a cereal and juice or tea/coffee. But I guess kitchen facilities make up for it and you can make your own breakfast there. Strongly advise. Good location as well.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

stayed here for 2 nights for a stag do, very clean and modern with good facilities, good value, well situated. Air conditioning could have been better with 8 to a room but beds were comfortable and lockers were invaluable!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

a bit noisy... in my opinion they should isolate better the rooms because some of them are close to common areas and it's is difficult to sleep properly there. In my case I could not sleep so although the hostel is quite ok I couldn't stay more than one night

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had a great stay here for 3 nights in an 8 dorm room. Kitchen is large and means you can keep the price down by cooking in. Lounge comfy and music playing which gives a cool vibe. Eaps of showers and toilets - never a wait time. Free brekkie too always a winner. Only complaint was having to pay 1 euro every time you open your own locker. Spent about 6 euros on locker fees!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank AliceB_NZ
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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I really liked this hostel. Bathrooms and showers were modern and clean. Staff were very helpful and actually wanted to help you. Other people staying in the hostel were really nice - everyone shared experiences and was very friendly. Well equipped kitchen with modern appliances. Rooms and lockers were more than big enough.

The only two negatives included the breakfast. For the price I paid it was cereal, milk, muesli, and juice. Could have been a few more things! Second was. the pub crawl which was €15, no shirt/bracelet and 'organiser' had no shirt or the like. First bar was empty although was worth it in the end as it included free entry to Opium.

I really had a good time here and would stay again for sure!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank James94_13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Great hostel, friendly staff and in a prime location, very close to all of the main attractions. I had never stayed in a hostel before and was a bit sceptical - but this place is pretty much up to hotel standards. I was also worried about keeping my valuables safe - but there are lockers available and they work with a €1 coin, which gets refunded every time you open the locker. Great place - can't reccomend enough!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Amazing service. The place really care about you.
Best hostel I have been in.
10 minutes walk from the center of Barcelona, great security clean, warm.
When you need something you will always find smile face in the reception.

Room Tip: If you are solo go for mix dorm you will find nice people.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Omer M
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Additional Information about Black Swan Hostel

Property: Black Swan Hostel
Address: Calle Ali Bei 15, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 744 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Good vibes, comfy accommodations, and unforgettable fun make this chic, centrally located hostel the ideal place for your Barcelona vacation. Nestled in one of the city's coolest areas, Black Swan combines a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with exciting activities and sparkling nightlife. Our smiling staff is eager to share insider tips on the hottest things to see and do here in beautiful Barcelona. Your every need is met here at Black Swan. You'll enjoy free cooking lessons where you'll learn to prepare mouthwatering paella, movie nights, club outings, and summertime trips to the beach for a cold beer or game of voleivol (volleyball). Cruise the streets with bike and scooter rentals, and discover the city's rich history with entertaining tours - at Black Swan, your perfect Barcelona experience is our goal. We know traveling can be exhausting, so we've created a comfortable environment where you'll feel right at home. You'll sleep soundly in soft, clean beds, start your day strong with free breakfast cereals, steaming cups of tea and coffee, and refreshing fruit juice, and you'll have our fully-equipped kitchen to prepare a home cooked meal or to chat with fellow travelers. You'll find our front desk open 24 hours a day, so you can be sure you'll always have just what you need. You'll get free bed linens, free WiFi, free luggage storage, a convenient in-house laundry facility, and sparkling-clean bathrooms with piping hot showers where you can recharge after a fun day out on the town. This brand new, safe location is your ideal home away from home, and the best way to kick-start your Barcelona adventure. Here at Black Swan, life and energy abound day and night! ... more   less 
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