Hip Karma Hostel was my first time staying in a hostel. I wanted to have my own experience and not what I have read or heard from other travelers.
I found it to be very clean and quiet. The room that I shared was spacious and the linens were clean. The bathrooms are shared. Clean but really small.
There's a kitchen, it seemed clean, but I didn't have a need to use it. The Lobby is small, but well lit and clean. For the over packers, there is an elevator!!
The staff was very nice. The Manager was very friendly and offered suggestions as to where to go and what to do. I found his suggestions to be useful.
I went on the free walking tour that stops by the Hostel. It was a really good tour. It goes to the Old section of Barcelona, Las Ramblas, and ends close to the beach. The tour was extensive and well narrated. It does not go by La Sagrada Familia though, so don't expect it. Do The Tour!!!
The Hostel is perfectly located between Las Ramblas and La Sagrada Familia. It took about 20 minutes to walk to La Sagrada and 10-15 to walk to Las Ramblas. I felt very safe, it's also really close to the Placa de Catalunya. I took the bus from the airport and walked to the Hostel from that square, about an 11 minute walk. There is a fork in the road about 5 minutes into the walk, stick to the right of the fork, I found it to be a bit confusing at first (maybe, it's just me).
I was able to leave my bag overnight at no charge as I went another city for 2 days and didn't want to have to lug all my things around.
All in all, I was happy with my stay. I would stay there again.
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- Also Known As:
- Hip Karma Hotel Barcelona
- Hip Karma Hostel Barcelona, Catalonia