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“Perfect hostel for Barcelona tour”
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Hostel Duo
Ranked #208 of 722 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
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5 reviews
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“Perfect hostel for Barcelona tour”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

The Duo has a great location (short walking distance from Plaza Cataluna and easy to find from the airport). Besides that it is very spacious with a great common lounge and balcony for those post tour/party recoveries. Also, the staff is very helpful and forthcoming. Highly recommended for a stay in Barcelona. Much better than what you think a hostel is.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

I spent two nights in Hostel Duo in May, 2013. The hostel is really nice- spacious, beau-arts architecture, terrace, sitting room, kitchen, computer available for guests, and wifi. 4 beds to a room, with the most comfortable beds of any hostel I have ever stayed in. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable- all spoke excellent english. I would recommend this hostel for anyone who likes hostels! Being an older traveler, I really appreciated this hostel- definitely a cut above those I stayed in in the 70's when I was young. Book ahead as they fill fast.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

As a guest stayed 2 nights in this dormitory in a building with a taste of l'art deco, I share the every praises that other guests wrote: cleanliness of the beds, the shared toilet & shower room and a shared kitchen and washing & drying machines.

While the facility is well managed and some services require reasonable additional fee, people here are generally kind and assisting, helping me refilled while on the stay.

Terrace facing the inner court is wonderful!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Newry, Co Down
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Arrived in Barcelona with no accommodation sorted but after contacting friends who were also in Barcelona at the time, they recommended this hostel. We were a group of 3 girls aged 19/20 and we paid 19 euro per night for a shared dorm of 6. The hostel is beautifully decorated with a lovely communal patio area. Reception is 24 hour and staff are extremely friendly. Hotel contains lots of leaflets/books about sight-seeing in Barcelona. The hostel is in a very central location, just 2 metro stops from the very center of the city. Overall a fantastic stay and we would definitely return!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

I absolutely recommend this hostel if you are looking for a clean, simple, quiet place without having to worry if the 20 something party go-ers are going to wake you up in the middle of the night. Frankly, this was one of my biggest concerns about going with a hostel instead of a hotel.

I went to Barcelona on my own so I was to some extent hoping to meet some nice people, but not thrilled to stay in a dorm. I booked for 3 nights in the single giving me the opportunity to go else where if I didn't like it. It was a very easy, pleasant experience. Comfortable beds, clean linens, room wasn't gigantic but not a closet. This particular single however is on the inside wall meaning that the window opened into what I would consider the interior space with other buildings. No great light from the outside and I could see that if it was dreadfully hot, then this is NOT the ideal room for you.

For the last 2 nights I opted to stay in the hostel and go for the 8-person female dorm which was great. Only 4 people in total when I stayed, but there would have been plenty of space if all 8 beds were taken. My only issue was that they should put individual lights on the beds because if you do come in at 3 am which I did one night, it's not pleasant to undress in the complete dark and equally unpleasant to turn the lights on and wake up your dorm mates. They didn't seem to have enough electrical outlets in the room, however, so they need to do something about this. Individual security lockers free of charge with your own key was great to leave your valuables and feel safe.

Internet worked very well in the single room, not as well in the dorm. They do have a computer available and since it's not a gigantic hostel, it never seemed to be a problem. There is a nice big terrace to enjoy and comfortable common area.

The staff was fantastic and the location is prime. 1/2 block from Diagonal metro station and just 2 blocks away from lesser known Gracia is full of delicious restaurants, great bars and not full of tourists.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Astoria oregon
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Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

Booked initally for a week, i liked it so well
I extended my stay for the month of March.
I met great people, formed lasting relationships and had a great over all experience. The hostel is unique, homey,
Very clean, safe. The location is excellent.
It is in a very upscale neighborhood. Close to everything. Los Ramblas one half block away. Fine dining to budget cafes are all available. I have recommended this place to many friends and acquaintances! I will go back to Barcelona and stay at hostel Duo

  • Stayed March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

Great hostel at a great location. We did a weekend trip with friends, so location and convenience within the city was important and it's difficult to find better value for money. Reception had all extras available, including ironing, etc.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hostel Duo
Address: C/ Rossello 220 | Principal, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
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Ranked #208 of 722 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Duo 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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