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“Weird neighborhood, pricey hostel”
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HelloBCN Hostel
Ranked #98 of 738 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

I paid 30€ for one night in an 8 bed room here. It was clean, quiet with a decent atmosphere. The breakfast was well stocked, but pretty meager in terms of the variety. The bathrooms had no mats on the floor or anything so the floor was always covered in shower water. I almost slipped every time I went in there. The staff were rude. I had to stand outside after ringing the bell to check in for 5 minutes while the man behind the desk talked on the phone. Once he finally let me in, he didn't say anything and I waited for 10 more minutes just to check in while he was messing around with some papers. Same thing happened with the girl when I wanted to check out. She was outside smoking and talking, not paying attention at all to what was going on at the desk. Also, VERY annoying that they only hold your luggage until 8pm. I needed it until about 8:30 and they said no exceptions.
The common rooms are nice though, and its neat that they have a gym. Over all, I only picked this hostel to be close to the FINA World Championships. When I visit Barcelona again I will go back to my regular hostel Casa Gracia. Which for the same price as this one, I HIGHLY recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Alli8489
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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

For €27 a night I wasn't really impressed with this hostel. On arrival they took forever to check us in and just handed us a pack of sheets to make up our beds for ourselves.
The shower have bad water pressure and the breakfast is fairly average.
On the plus side the nightlife activities and free pub crawls that the hostel offer are awesome and there is a fantastic common area.
Wifi works in the rooms and the whole hostel is fully air conditioned.
The hostel works on a electronic wristband system so their is added safety for the rooms.
The hostel was fine, just think it was a bit expensive.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Raanzie
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Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Its a hostel, I was lucky with the roomies, bathrooms are always busy, as well as runners. Very young environment. The beer sold cheap, and has public phones with cheap rates. laundry I found expensive. the staff were very good, always attentive. Breakfast was to be desired. For a hostel is good

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank betaguiar
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

This was a great choice for a hostel in Barcelona. The place was very clean and the staff was friendly. There is a huge common area in the first floor with a computer area and a bar. Everyone meets there each night, socialized, and then heads out to a bar and club. It is a great place to meet new friends from around the world. It is also in a great location, not far from the beach or Las Ramblas. I would highly recommend HelloBCN!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Kylie_124
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here early July 2013. The rooms were clean, had to pay £3 for a towel. Cost ?375 for four nights in a private room. Breakfast was basic, but had to get down before 10am. Staff weee friends. At night there were drinks and everyone socialised down stairs.

Thank Nathan C
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

great time..near La Rambla and Monjuic hill,friendly stuff,big common area!We stayed there for 5 nights with fellows for a conferece and we are absolutely satisfied.Everything is close to the hostel as bars,restaurants as also Plza Espana,Barceloneta and other significant places in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Kostiskok
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Perfect location in the middle of Barcelona. 10-15 minute walk to the beach, 5 minute walk to Las Ramblas. Great commonroom and small, but still functional rooms. Full of alcohol-happy teenagers. Perfect for backpackers, and absolutely value for your money.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Daniel S
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Additional Information about HelloBCN Hostel

Address: C/ Lafont 8-10, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Montjuic , El Poble Sec
Hotel Style:
Ranked #98 of 738 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: $23 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
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HelloBCN Hostel Barcelona, Catalonia

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