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“Great value for traveling students”
Review of Ideal Youth Hostel

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Ideal Youth Hostel
Ranked #428 of 735 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The staff is super friendly and helpful if you need anything. The room was clean, beds pretty comfortable, and and the hostel itself is comfortable to be in. We never took advantage of the breakfast, sorry to say, but we did love the convenience of a tea kettle, microwave, and refrigerator. If you want to explore Barcelona and grab a microwave dinner or keep sandwich supplies in the fridge it's a great way to save money. This trip involved 2 university students traveling and the hostel provided exactly what we needed: a clean, convenient place to sleep, shower, and keep our stuff. The location is a hidden gem about this hostel. It's directly on La Rambla...which means you don't have to travel far for food/drinks/clubs/shops/public transit. It's a short walk from Plaza Catalunya, too, so it's nice to be able to take the airport shuttle without having to figure out transit.

Overall, location is spectacular, hostel itself is nice (still a hostel, obviously), staff is very, very helpful, and the price is great for what you're getting. Restored my faith in hostels as an option for a place to stay while abroad.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2015

Hello Tiffany, thanks a lot for your kind wordst, it is very important for us to know our customers' opinion. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your entire stay and our hostel. We hope to see you again here in Barcelona with us. Many greetings from our staff!!

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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

I have only stayed two nights at the Ideal Youth Hostel, but I can say it's quite a nice place. The Breakfast isn't very varied, but you can't expect too much for that price. It was tasteful though. And the room isn't "ideal", but it's ok if you want to explore Barcelona in all it's beauty. If you want a quiet stay with your family, it's not "ideal".

Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Staff is very welcoming and whole booking process was satisfactory. Rooms and bathrooms are clean and the hostel is ideally located, in the heart of Barcelona, offering very convenient access to metro, bus lines and to all shopping and touristic interests

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2015

Hi Fab, we are very glad to read that you and your group enjoyed the entire stay in IYH! We really appreciate your comment. We hope to see you again very soon.Many greetings from our staff!

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

The staff are nice and helpful, the location is excellent, right bang on in the central of Barcelona and very easy to walk everywhere! But the facilities are not as good. Kitchen has no equipment, not even a cup to make a cuppa. Breakfast is poor,we ended up buying our own after 2nd round of hard baguette, margarine and jam. The rooms are cleanish, there were marks on the bedsheets and no cover for the duvet cover, which isnt very hygienic. The roof is nice and spacious. All in all an alright hostel for the price you are paying..

Room Tip: Rooms on the 5th floor, the roof, seems quiet, but its right by the bar so not sure what its like wh...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Value for many is good for central Barcelona, staff was very helpful, especially the lobby area was very nice, there is also the possibility spending your time in the hostel on the rooftop sofas provided. Breakfast is offered but isnt necesarily delightful. Matraces should be exchanged. but cooking facilities are provided

Room Tip: You might want to ask for a room in one of the apartments, you would have to walk up approximately 9...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reputation M, Owner at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2013

Dear "Leverkusen Supporter"

Thank you for your comments we appreciate your review of the hostel a lot and will keep your suggestions in mind to continue improving our services! Many greetz and hope to be able to welcome you again when you visit Barcelona next time ..maybe to see Leverkussen playing with Barça? ;-)

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

It wasn't the worst conditions, that I've seen. Ideal Youth Hostel has a good location, which is big advantage. Staff is nice and very helpful. I recommend it for young people, who doesn't care too much about conditions of living, but good time and good atmosphere ...for few euros. Barcelona is not a city, where you can be bored and I bet that you will remember only the good things.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

I travelled a lot around Europe , it is the worst hostel I have ever been. It has a good location and this is the only advantage of this hostel. Kind staff but not qualified . They disconnect air condition during the day . And it disconnect automatically when you open the door of the balcony , and if you want to reconnect , you have to go down to the reception.in addition this night the air condition was out of order , and when i complained , they informed me that we have to wait tell tomorrow for the mentainance company!! I reserved the 1st two nights a trible privat room , the gave me a room with a handicapped bathrooml outside the room !! And when I asked to Chang , they told me that they are fully booked !! The third day the the problem of th air condition is repeated ,I went very up set to the reception , the receptionist was rud and threatend me to call the police!!.it is not a value of money a cleanliness is very bad . Breakfast is nothing . The lockers are out of order.I do not recommend anybody to stay in

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Unio,10-12, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #428 of 735 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: £11 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ideal Youth Hostel opened in the year 2000 in a typical Barcelona city-centre-style building. It's an experienced hostel located near the famous La Rambla and next to the Opera House.The traditional historical appearance of the façade has been maintained, while the interior is modern with a minimal industrial look, including silver concrete walls and coloured neon lights.We try to cater to both single backpackers as well as groups, offering all that you need to help you enjoy your stay in the city.Accommodation is offered in single rooms and private or shared rooms for two, four, six, eight or ten people. Most of the rooms have their own balcony, individual WC and free hot showers. Furthermore, the hostel provides individual lockers in each room, free of charge.We also offer a terrace, linen, vending machines, self-service laundrette, microwave and fridge and a lounge in which you can relax.Upon request, half- or full-board meals and lunch boxes are available. ... more   less 
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