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“A brilliant hostel!”
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WOW! Hostel
Ranked #319 of 723 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A brilliant hostel!”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We have just returned from staying at wow hostel for 7 nights - it was amazingly good value at approximately 140 euros for the entire stay! We had a double room (shown in the picture) which was airy, nicely decorated and very clean with a good fan in the corner. It is in a good, central location which means that it is quite noisy but we were able to sleep through that. The shared bathroom was never used by anyone else so we basically had it to ourselves. the staff were kind and friendly and even offered to book us a table at restaurants they recommended. We never saw the other rooms so could not comment on those but would definitely recommend staying in the large double room as it is so cheap and very comfortable. The breakfast was simple and you could have as much as you liked. All in all, we were very happy.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

We were travelling as a group of teenagers on a budget; we arrived in the middle of the night and after climbing the 3 quite creepy flights of stairs to the door of the hostel were very unsure of what to expect!!
We were very pleasantly surprised, the rooms and bathrooms were very clean and the communal areas (bright and airy lounge and newly refitted kitchen) were more than adequate. We found the staff to be friendly and spoke quite a bit to other travellers staying there at the same time as us, everyone was so nice whether they be spanish/french/american/dutch etc!

Downsides were the tiny tiny bedroom we were in (2 bunk beds with less than a metre between them) and the lack of air con or much ventilation in our room, but we weren't expecting luxury for the price we paid so can't complain too much.
The location was good for being touristy - we managed to walk to all the tourist sites without too many problems, apart from going out in the evening to clubs like opium and catwalk (definitely worth a visit) you would probably need a taxi.

All in all Barcelona is an amazing city and this hostel is a great cheap way to experience it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

My daughters and I stayed here for a few nights as we visited Barcelona on our month's whistlestop tour through Spain and Portugal. During this time we experienced a wide range of hostels and were very pleased to come across WOW. They were able to accommodate us with a private room with separate beds, not something all hostels were able to do. The room was clean though lacking all but beds and places we could stow our luggage. The bathrooms and common areas are also kept scrupulously clean and the kitchen is well equipped for preparation of meals and drinks. The living area is roomy and comfortable and the hostel managers are helpful and available most hours of the day. The small size of the hostel, an apartment rather than an entire building, makes it easy to interact with other guests, or not, depending on inclination. I recommend the hostel to those seeking a smaller alternative. It wouldn't suit those hoping to party all night.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: WOW! Hostel
Address: Av. Diagonal 578, 3rd fl, 08021 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #319 of 723 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — WOW! Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the elegant Eixample district, this modern and stylish hostel is just 10 minute walk from Passeig de Gracia Boulevard, one of the Barcelona's most glamorous avenue. Wow Hostel Barcelona features a Free Buffet Style Breakfast and FREE Wi-Fi zone. ... more   less 
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