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“Great location in the Gothic Quarter, modern rooms & bathrooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Itaca Hostel

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Itaca Hostel
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Perth, Australia
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“Great location in the Gothic Quarter, modern rooms & bathrooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

The location of the hostel was fantastic - right near the Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter. We had a private room/bathroom which was located away from the main hostel (about a 2-3 minute walk) - this worked really well for us, as we shared an apartment with just two other rooms (with spacious, modern kitchen & lounge with balcony). It was easy to self-cater as the kitchen was pretty well equipped and also as it was only shared with two other rooms (a twin and a four bedroom). The double bedroom was really big for hostel standards and the bathroom was very modern - all very clean as well. We had a fan which worked well (luckily it wasn't too hot while we were there). There was also a small courtyward off our room, which was great for extra cool airflow into the room & had a small drying rack for washing. No issues with the wifi. The staff were ok - we were initially given the wrong room (which was then a bit of a trek back and forth to the main hostel building to fix, but we got the right room after that!), and we had one issue with the hot water not working for the whole apartment, but were given instructions to fix it by a staff member and after that had no problems. Overall: I would highly recommend the hostel (for private rooms - didn't have any experience with shared rooms) and would stay again.

Room Tip: The private rooms (in the apartments away from the main hostel) are great and quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Nice Appartement with little balcony like the locals right in barri gotic...perfect!
We had a room for 4 people which was absolutely big enough and cosy. We shared the living room with a nice leather Couch, the kitchen and the bathroom with two other rooms (prolly for 2 and 3 people) and that never was a problem. The Appartement is suitable for a family as it is for a Crew which spends its Party holiday in Barcelona.
You are right next to plaça Catalunya where u arrive from the airport, the ramblas and right in the barrio gotico. The beach is a 20 min walk and the clubs u reach by a 7 eur cab.
I just Can recommend this place!

  • Stayed August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Great, homely hostel in a fantastic location for exploring the city.

V relaxed vibe with friendly and helpful staff - social but quiet at night times, and the 8 bed dorm our group were in was still split into two areas, so there was plenty of privacy. A good base if you're sightseeing or beaching, or keen to enjoy the nightlife (the staff were happy for us to have beers in the common area, but everything is generally quiet after 11pm).

Dorm beds are comfortable, and there is plenty of locker space w/good security.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

I really liked staying at Itaca. Not only is it close to the main attractions but it seems to attract a lot of nice travelers. The staff do their best to get to know everyone, too, and were always helpful. The free walking tour (provided by third party company) was awesome. The bedrooms are spacious as are the showers.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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BarcelonaItaca, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Itaca Hostel, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Cheers for the review! We think you summed us up perfectly :D It would be great to have you back for more fun and frolics at Itaca Hostel ;).
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CT, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

This hostal was in a prime location in the heart of Barri Gotic (old city). Just across the road is the cathedral and other museums. You can walk to La Boqueria and metro stations. We walked most of the city sites. Don't eat on the main drag of Las Rambas...it is overpriced and they sell you bigger items than you ordered; with of course bigger prices!

The hostal is really clean with big comfy beds and lots of room. We had a private room which was great. The communal kitchen was nice and clean; like your own apartment. Breakfast of ok nothing special. The staff are really helpful.

Room Tip: All the rooms seem very good. The dorms look comfortable but not good for a couple.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

The staff were excellent. Whenever we needed help, they were there to assist us.

Showers went from hot to cold quite frequently.

Easy to reach the centre. Probably no more than a half an hour walk from the main attractions.

  • Stayed July 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed in one of the apartments a few minutes away from the hostel itself. The apartment and room was very nice located just a few minutes from the cathedral. Free breakfast was basic bit good and there's a fully equipped kitchen for anyone who may want to cook.

The wifi didn't work well in the room itself but was fine in the apartment's common areas. The room had a ceiling fan but was still quite warm.

Good stay, would visit again.

Stayed July 2014
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Property: Itaca Hostel
Address: Ripoll 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 757 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Itaca Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in the heart of the Gothic area of Barcelona, in a quiet pedestrian street next to the Cathedral square.If you stay with us, in just a few minutes walk you have all the main cultural atractions (Picasso Museum, Cathedral, Music Palace, Gaudí’s arquitecture, MACBA, CCCB, Ramblas…) the beaches, traditional tapas bars and areas to enjoy the cosmopolitan nightlife of Barcelona.We guarantee you are in the centre, where everything happens but you will have peace to sleep well!!In Itaca we don’t allow people to stay who don’t respect the right of others to rest. For those (like us!) who like to enjoy the nightlife but also the wide cultural variety our city offers, Itaca is the ideal place to stay. For those who look for getting drunk and out of control, well, we suggest that you head to one of the many ‘Party Hostels’ that exist in Barcelona!Itaca has a maximum capacity of 30 people, this allows us to have a more personal touch with you, and between you. We are able to give you the attention and help that you need to enjoy your stay with us.Our installations are spacious, clean and welcoming. All the rooms are exteriors with balconies. We have dormitories, double rooms, family rooms and apartments.US….Inspired by our travels, we opened Itaca en August 2001 with the intention of bringing together the things we liked best from other places, creating a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. A place to socialize and rest, where you will feel free to discover our culture at your own pace. ... more   less 
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