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Kabul Hostel
Reviewed 29 February 2012

This is NOT the place to go in Barcelona if you want to sleep well and see the sights of the city, have an afternoon nap, go for dinner and bed early.

It is however; bustling with life, has free dinner(not huge but FREE) and breakfast, nightly pub crawls and cheap tap beer. The staff are friendly there are storage lockers and the rooms are reasonably secure (magent keys)

Great location on Placa Real so near the Zoo, the beach, the main area.

Definately a place to meet people and have fun.

Room Tip: rooms away from the front of the building are quieter.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

I loved that hostel! Finally I met some fun and friendly staff in Spain! Of course not every one from the staff is nice, but these 3 people make an atmosphere of the place. I'm also happy about people I met there. Loved breakfast and they even had a free diner (don't count much on this, but I think it's a nice gesture!) They have big spacy lockers, thus I kept there all my staff (but not on the floor as usually in hostels). All devices which you want to charge you have to bring to a reception for them not to be stolen in a room, which is wise to do!! Showers are clean, but they don't have hairdryers (careful!). Location is just perfect!! And it's only for 11 euros per night! I stayed there one night, but I wish I stayed longer.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

If you want a hostel in a perfect location then choose here, as it is right next to Les Rambles. If you want somewhere where there is good service and friendly staff do not choose here! The rooms are very small. There is an allocated locker to each bed, however they do not always work/ anywhere near your bed. There are also no plugs in the room! So charging anything is an issue! Any time we needed help with anything (which was quite a lot) the staff seemed really reluctant to be of service (at one point our main door to the room did not even lock!). Breakfast and dinner is included however is very limited - so get there early! However, the hostel is a great place to meet people and in a good location, so it depends how long you are there for and what you want from it!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

Small rooms with noisy inside windows. Old building with dark interior. Location is very touristic. Breakfast is ok but it is limited

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Kabul was amazing. It was the first time I was travelling with a friend to a backpackers hostel and we had heard some negative stories, about being robbed and just feeling uncomfortable in a room with strange people, but it was the exact opposite. Hostel kabul is in pretty much the best location of barcelona, walking distance to most night life and to the beach (was the most important for me). Its very nice and clean, and a lot of fun and kind people live there. The staff is very friendly, the daily themed nights they host allow you to get quite drunk spending up to no money (free beer bong, flip cup, ...) and they take you to Barcelona's best clubs at extremely reduced prices as wlel. The only negative thing I can list is that theres only about 20 minutes of free internet per day per person, but thats also kind of a nice thing, as it makes you get up and out instead of chillin on facebook for hours :) can only recommend this place, it was amazing!

Room Tip: There are very big rooms that come quite cheap, but to avoid the chances of a snorer and to just bec...
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

Do not provide discount as stated. Total ripofff. Most expensive hostel in area. Terrible receptionists and community room is tiny. Very disorganized lazy workers that can't find bookings and don't communicate changed rates to one another!!!!! Never ever step a foot in here again! 0 out of 10 satisfaction rating

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

The hostel is VERY well located with great atmosphere! Great value for the price if you want to enjoy your stay sharing space with more traveller and meet the world in different cultures of people. Nice place.

Room Tip: high floor if you want quite rooms
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Kabul Hostel

Address: Plaza Real 17, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #86 of 736 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: £17 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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