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Alternative Creative Youth Hostel
Ranked #149 of 757 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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Monterey, California
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51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“An excellent destination in Barcelona”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Pros: Quiet after 23:00, clean, helpful staff, kitchen, good social area, good humor (the sign above the toilet) fairly centrally located, near a metro stop.

Cons: A little hard to find at night, Quiet after 23:00 (you cant find people to hang out with), only 3 toilets so they get crowded in the morning, the showers are on a short timer (one of them lasted only 7.5 seconds per push).

All in all a good place to go for a good nights rest and a good time.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

I just love this place. Everything was perfect, from the staff to the rooms. Just enough space for 8 beds in one room. The location couldn't be better; right next to the subway and La Rambla. The staff is super-friendly and gives a lot of information on where to go during your stay. I would recommend this for anyone!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2011

STAY HERE !!!

It's amazing. The staff is so nice and helpful. The location is literally in the center of Barcelona, easily accessible by Aerobus to Placa Catulunya. The facilities were always clean, the hostel has lockers under 24 hour security by their office which I found to be much safer than if they were in the rooms and could be tapered with by other people when no one was around. The people were very friendly and nice. The staff are well informed and always take a moment out to speak to you and make your stay as comfortable as possible. Upon arrival, you are given a wonderful detailed map of Barcelona and a long lost of cheap eats in the neighborhood. They let you know how to protect yourselves from thieves and recommend bars, clubs and local events to go to for free all over Barcelona. The kitchen is small but manageable. Al, the owner, is so passionate and kind. He truly cares about each and every person who walks through his doors. Truly no wonder else would capture not only the beauty and accessibility to Barcelona but the character as well. I searched every website for a week before deciding this one. Trust me, stay here !!! Not a party hostel but very homey. Worth every penny.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2011

Had mixed feelings about this hostel...

PROS
really clean
rooms were a good size
location was great
staff are really informative on arrival

CONS
no locks on bedrooms
lockers were outside the rooms
not very sociable, not much atmosphere!
you had to be quiet which is hard when you are young and naturally want to have some fun!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

I loved this hostel, clean and very friendly place to be. The staff, especially Al were fantastic, and very welcoming. They provided maps n highlighted the attractions, and good cheap places to eat, and the local festivals. They were always happy to help. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and spacious, and the other people staying there were lovely. It's a bit pricier than other hostels, but definatly worth the money. I highly recommend it

  • Stayed August 2011
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3 Thank Aussiebackpacking
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2011

Everything was great with this. Cheap, clean, quiet, very nice location (just be careful to get everything printed so you'll be able to find it, nobody will know to give directions on the site).

Recommended as a traveler/explorer hostel, not a party hostel.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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5 Thank mindcrusher
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2011

The Alternative Creative Youth Home was recommended to me by a friend who had stayed there a year or so before my journey and after staying there myself, I would recommend this lovely little get away to anyone. Simply one of the nicest hostels I have ever stayed in, the staff, facilities, atmosphere and location are all excellent!
A secure private entrance through a grand hallway leads you up to the 24 hour access hostel doorway where as soon as you step in you can feel the warmth and care that has been put in to this place. A small hostel in size, it has everything you will need including comfy beds, kitchen, hot showers and clean toilets, social space and free internet.
One of the staff even sat me and my friend down and helped us plan our trip around Barcelona when we checked in!
If you are looking for somewhere to stay, I highly recommend the Alternative Creative Youth Home.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Alternative Creative Youth Hostel
Address: Ronda Universitat 17, entresol - 3 | (Ring One of the Green Bells on the Bottom Row), 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #149 of 757 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a beautiful heritage building in a fantastic location, right in the heart of the city, the Alternative Creative Youth Hostel is the perfect base from which to enjoy the city and make the most of its incredible opportunities. The hostel was created to offer affordable accommodation especially to open-minded, adventurous, young people. ... more   less 
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