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HelloBCN Hostel
Ranked #72 of 723 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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Toronto
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great hostel!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

This was by far one of the best hostel I stayed in while traveling Europe. It's not too far from las ramblas (you ca walk there in no time, or take the metro in less time). The beds were comfortable, the rooms quiet and clean. The bathrooms were nothing to write home about, but they were fine. They have laundry facilities there (for a pretty expensive price, but if you're as desperate as I was, then it was no big deal). They have a good and clean kitchen, great wifi and a very in expensive bar. The security was amazing. The key they gave you was a wristband. It opened the front door, the door to your room and your locker. The best part was that it also had the address on it, so if you were ever lost, you could just take a cab back (cabs are wicked cheap in barca).

The staff here are awesome! They do excursions and give awesome advice. I found out I had an extra there and one of the staff took me on a tour of the gothic cathedral and then told me about colonìa guëll (a half day trip I would totally recommend).

This place was awesome. I'd totally stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic hostel in a great location, only 5 min walk to las ramblas and the gothic area. Very clean and run really well. Loads of free activities and a cheap bar. Free breakfast too! Gym and laundry services are very handy too. Oh and theres a lift

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We kicked off our trip in Barca, and HelloBCN was a great place to start. Good location, near a metro, about a 15 minute walk to the beach. The kitchen was clean, there's a bar in the common room, and the staff really tried to make our stay great. Only one bathroom per sex on each floor, so they would get a little grungy by the end of the day, but te cleaning staff was in every morning to fix it up.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Nevsehir, Turkey
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

I have been there in april 2012 and everything was perfect It was not that expensive and its location is nearby the center of the city . You can go everywhere where you need to visit by walking or metro. I think that part is the best for the students :) Thanks hello bcn !

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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4 reviews
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

I stayed here for a concert and it was in a great location, and the staff was awesome! The room was very small, but honestly I was expecting that. The facilities were very clean and there was a cool bar on the first floor and the drinks were flowing! There was a young, fun and friendly atmosphere at this place and I would definitely recommend it for those on a budget who still want a safe clean place to lay their heads. Just keep in mind it is definitely "euro" sized rooms and don't forget to bring a towel (basic hostel logic). There is also a cool restaurant near by, next to the Apolo theater, it's called Apolo diner. They do live music on a whim and the food is great!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Fort Myers, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2012

This was the first hostel I had ever stayed in and it set my expectations very high. We were there for 4 nights so we booked a 4 bedroom (all female) dorm. The lockers were very spacious in each room - although the rooms themselves were not that large. The shower stall door were that warped glass effect so you could still see into them. The beds were comfortable enough and everything was pretty clean. The staff was awesome! We did the day trip to the beach, led by one of the hostel workers, and we went to the clubs every night. A plus about this hostel is that one of the staff will go with you to the clubs (on the bus etc) and you dont have to wait in line to get it. You are on your own to get back but at least you dont have to worry about how to get there and you are with a group of people staying at the same place. You get bracelet/wristbands for your keys to the hostel. They look like watches but they are super helpful because you can't lose it. It's a great location because it's located two blocks from the underground on a very well-lit street. You do have to pass a sketchy casino but there are security guards. The kitchen is pretty much always open, we cooked in there a couple times. There is a "bar" in the lobby that serve sangria and beer. Pretty decent prices for both. Overall, the security/safety was good, cleanliness good, staff excellent, location good, atmosphere excellent. I would recommend this hostel to ANY person traveling to barcelona on a budget who is looking for fun.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Barcelona, Spain
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15 reviews
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Though I do live in Barcelona, I once in a while spend weekends in this hostel just for the atmosphere. The hostel is clean, the staff I got to know in the mean time, rooms are secured and there is a locker for every traveler. Breakfast is included, but quite basic. There is free internet, although the wifi signal is getting worser with every floor up. My favorite room is on the first floor with connected toilet facility. It can be noisy when people are smoking on the street just below the window.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Property: HelloBCN Hostel
Address: C/ Lafont 8-10, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Montjuic , El Poble Sec
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 723 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — HelloBCN Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hello Barcelona!! Let us help you make your stay unforgettable. HelloBCN Hostel is designed with the backpacker/traveler in mind: breakfast, sheets, Internet, and use of the kitchen are all included in the price, so you don't have to worry about 'hidden extras' when you arrive (towels available for hire) and best of all you're sure to make loads of new friends and travel companions!! ... more   less 
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