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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ideal Youth Hotel Barcelona
- Ideal Youth Hostel Barcelona, Catalonia