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“Alright for a few days”
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Be Sound Hostel
Ranked #250 of 735 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights in Barcelona. When we arrived the air conditioning was broken - absolute hell! It was so hot in the room (we were in the only room no the ground floor) and opening the windows made no difference because the windows opened onto a conservatory owned by somebody else, not actually the outside air! Luckily it was fixed by the time we returned that night, but it did break a few more times during our stay but only for a few hours at a time. The receptionist was lovely and very helpful with all if our questions. The hostel is in an excellent location to Las Ramblas, couldn't be better! However, if you are thinking of visiting Barceloneta (beach and expensive nightclubs area) it is about a 30 minute walk from here. The walk means you see lots if Barcelona, but after a night out it means you will probably have to get a taxi home for abou 10-15 euros. The hostel was really really good for meeting other people, we were in a room of 8 and it was great. However, just one bathroom is inside each room and at times it was difficult to share it between 8, especially when there was 7 girls!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

ive stayed here everytime ive come to Barca, about 5 times now and its nothing short of an amazing hostel and location is fantastic, got friendly with staff and become good pals. theres truly nothing wrong here. AMAZING!!!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

This is a good central hostel with friendly staff. Free breakfast isn't amazing but it keeps you going. Good wifi and locker space locked by a key card so your stuff feels safe. Shower is small and only 1 per floor (one for boys and one for girls). Dorms are mixed sex.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

I've traveller throughout Europe for the year and this would have to be the most expensive AND the worst hostel I've stayed in. The shower facilities are dodge - one on each floor for each male and female. The one on my floor has a glass door that doesn't shut properly so other than people being able to look through the glass they can also look through the crack in the door. The shower area itself is so narrow that I can stand in there with arms by side. If I want to move I need to leave the shower area and detach shower head. The terrace is a narrow area where the air con pumps out hot air. Plus it seems to be in a shady area with porn shows, peep shows and other adult type stores. Would definitely look into staying elsewhere next time. I wouldn't mind if I'd paid €15 or something but to pay €28 for this is not cool.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Hot milk, toaster doesn't work, no mugs for hot drinks, cheap bread, no urn of hot water, small kitchen to wash dishes.

6 bed dorm was very very small.
Aircon was good, large lockers provides in rooms. Only two bathrooms for each level, 18-20 people. Lift didn't work sometimes, some people got stuck in the lift.

Ok washing facilities provided.

Friendly staff at reception.

Excellent wifi in lounge area, ok in rooms.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Travln13
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

A good backpackers, just not in the nicest area ever.
Rooms were clean and the beds were comfy, the hostel itself is only accessible by key-card, as are the rooms and your own personal luggage locker which adds an extra level of security.
Two bathrooms per level, one for males, one for females, which isn't enough. Not only that the shower door is opaque glass (which is quite see-through for a communal bathroom) and the door itself didn't close properly leaving a 1cm gap.
The walking tours run by the hostel are a must, but don't forget the term "free" means there is an expectation to tip at the end.
The pub crawl was ok, the two pubs were dead (as in our group were the only people there) but its worth it for VIP entry to the club.
Street noise is a bit of an issue, we were woken every morning by a gentleman on the street yelling (I don't know what he was yelling, but he did it EVERY morning).
The terrace is not at all impressive, mainly just there for people to smoke.
Laundry facilities worked but there was only one machine and one dryer.
Air conditioning was controlled in-room but was located right over one of the beds leaving that person very cold.
5 minute walk from La Rambla
A little overpriced, but overall a good place to stay

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

First hostel we stayed at and were pleasently surprised.Had a good kitchen, comfy rooms, good security with the swipe card no need for padlocks. Computers in reception is handy. Cold milk for breakfast would be good though.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Address: C/Noude la Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #250 of 735 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: £11 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be Sound Hostel Barcelona: Cheap, comfortable and original hostel in town Enjoy your Barcelona experience to the most, staying at an original and cheap hostel: Be Sound Hostel Barcelona! Booking at Be Sound Hostel will grant you the best facilities for the cheapest price. That way you can experience the good side of Barcelona. Have a pleasant time during your visit when staying right in the center of Barcelona, next las Ramblas and the port! We offer you the best facilities at Be Sound Hostel Barcelona Free Walking Tour Free Wi-Fi in-room Free lockers with electronic key Free Barcelona maps Guest Kitchen available Reception open 24 hours Activities like: Pub crawls, tapas and flamenco… Great sunny terrace Beautiful and comfortable common rooms Air conditioning and Heating International & helpful staff Luggage storage lockers Coin operated laundry and dryer machines Sheets or towels can be rented for just 2,50 € Bike parking Best location for party! Ramblas to Paral·lel, both ideal strips to find restaurants, shops, bars, and a long etc, the best nightlife route in town!! The site of this Be Hostel is a refurbished building with an ample and sunny terrace plus balconies on each floor overlooking the city escapes of neighboring Raval. The interior is laid out comfortably, making it the best place to make friends and relax when not sightseeing or partying around town. Be Sound Hostel Barcelona surroundings A stones throw away is one Barcelona‘s landmark sites, a Gaudi masterpiece; Palau Guell. Other nearby curiosities include Santa Monica Arts Center, Las Ramblas, the Columbus Monument, Maremagnum and the Port. On a different note, but also nearby, are an array of some of the most happening clubs and bars in the city. Places like Moog (an important European techno venue), London Bar, Boulevard Club, Manolo Bar (skater’s bar), Apolo (open 7 days a week), and many more, will keep you going till you drop. ... more   less 
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