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Alberguinn Sants Youth Hostel
Ranked #142 of 728 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Clean, well organised and friendly staff”
Reviewed 17 September 2012 via mobile

Dont let the location put you off, its close to 3 different metro stations and 3 different lines, which is perfect for getting around. Just get a 10 trip metro ticket.

The rooms were cleaned everyday, laundry facilities, the staff were friendly and helpful all the time, was great.

Breakfast is included also. They have good wifi and have computers free for use also.

Every night they write on the blackboard in the common are some good things to do and some nights they offer free drinks of cali mucho or tinto verano, both tasty!!

Would stay here again for sure!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

This was my first time staying at a Hostel. I stayed at this Hostel for a week with a friend of mine and I'm completely satisfied.

First off, the Hostel is very affordable and is in a very convenient location.

The train station is nearby. You can use it to go to the airport or travel to other major cities. There are a couple attractions/landmarks nearby. You can visit Camp Nou or Placa d'Espanya. Both of these are walking distance.

If you wish to visit any other parts in Barcelona, The best way is to take the Metro. There are a few stations near the Hostel and the receptionists will be able to clearly explain to you where to go.

I recommend taking a Bus Tour to view the city. You can buy tickets from the Hostel.

Secondly, the Hostel is very comfortable and exciting.

There are many positive things about this Hostel:

1. Beds are very comfortable and clean ( I was well rested everyday).

2. Cleaning Staff does amazing job maintaining the washrooms and overall appearance of Hostel

3. Washrooms are great because the shower was always available and I never had to wait for anyone to finish.

4. The Hostel receptionists are extremely helpful. Whenever I had a question the receptionists did not hesitate to answer.

During my stay I met a lot of fascinating people from all over the world. Spent some quality time with them in the hostel and in the city.

Finally, I would like to thank the Hostel for their help during my stay. Overall I have to rate this Hostel 5/5 in every aspect.

I probably skipped some important facts but this hotel has a good reputation on tripadvisor and that's the main reason why I chose it. Have fun if you plan to go Barcelona and definitely consider staying at Alberguinn Hostel.

P.S. > Barcelona is a really great place for Clubbers. There are a lot of Solid clubs in Barcelona. If you're into EDM then you should definitely go to El Row and Sala Razmatazz.
Great Experience!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

A great laid back and sociable hostel with easy access to the centre of Barcelona. Staff were friendly and helpful. Maria and Irene were a great help! Also loved the lemon beer! So good we ended up staying a lot longer than planned at the hostel. Recommended!

Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

The first thing I would say about the Alberguinn hostel is "DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY IT'S LOCATION". It is a totally superb and convenient location to tour the city.
* The hostel is only 3 stops on the train station Estacio de Barcelona-sants.
* The hostel is only 4 minute walk from the train station
* The hostel is 3 mintue walk to Line 3 or L3 metro line, which is truley the heartbeat to the city and you have the city at your fingertips.

The Hostel
The hostel front door is a little difficult to spot from the main street. But as far as bad reviews for this hostel...... That's it! The staff are really friendly and exceptionally helpful. For example, the day I was leaving the receptionist came and told me there was a train strike and the trains were limited to the airport and gave me the revised times.

The hostel is undoubtedly the cleanest I have ever stayed in. EVER! It was meticulously cleaned everyday, the rooms, corridors, kitchen and bathrooms were spotless.

The dorms are great too. Good air conditioning (This is most certainly needed at height of summer) and really good space, not over crowded. The lockers are a little small, but ample to keep your valuables. Each bed has a personal lamp which is great at night.

But all you late nighters this is not a party hostel. Lights out at midnight and people up and out by 9am.....if you want a party all night then I'd recommend staying somewhere in town.

The added bonus was that breakfast was included in the price. A choice of bread, toast, two types of cereal, orange juice and tea, coffee. With jams, Nutella and spreads too. Plus you don't even need to do the dishes, there's someone that does then!

I didn't use the washing facilities but the utility room looked pretty adequate.

The common room at night was busy but enough seats, books and games if thats your thing.

But the BIG BONUS was the FREE Wifi..... Yes FREE Wifi you could use the 3 computers in the common room, these did get busy. But if you had your own laptop/iphone you can use it anywhere in the hostel, the signal was superb!

Ive stayed in over 20 hostels across the world and this one has to be the best I've stayed in 10/10!!!!........Would I stay there again.....ABSOLUTLY!

Some Barcelona tourist tips!

La Sagrada Familiar
All the travel guides tell you to get here early to avoid the queue! GET THERE early! I arrived at 9am and waited only 20mins. The queue looked hideous when I arrived but it does move quickly.

Le Pedrera
This is a superb place to visit. I would recommend it as your first stop of any of your Gaudi's visits. The museum takes you through Gaudi's inspirations for each of his buildings and you totally understand his inspiration before seeing his works. Take the audio tour, this is a must!

I made the mistake of arriving at 2pm in the midday sun and waited for 50mins to get in! BUY A Ticket online to avoid waiting or get there early morning.

Park Guell
My favourite of all Guadi's buildings. Don't arrive via the metro at Lesseps as you have a huge hill to climb. Arrive using Vallcarca as the uphill trek to the park is by escaslator, you will enter at the back of the park, but get to see the amazing views from the top immediatly.

On your way out down the hill towards the Lesseps metro, on the right hand side YOU MUST STOP at the 4D Guadi movie museum, its so much fun. 4D movie last for 10 mins, it's €9.00 but it's so much fun, you sit in a roller coaster type seat and its totally interactive movie and it shows you in a totally modern way Guadi's inspiration. I did this before I saw any of his work and after seeing it.... It all made sense! The man is a genius!

Barceloneta Beach
The beaches at the Barceloneta are just OK. The are most certainly not the Bahamas by any means. They get very crowded and are quite dirty, purely because they are so overused. But a word of warning..........The beach closest to the Aerial-Telecabin is where a lot of people are nude! Lots of people prancing around with everything swinging around! It was a little shock to the system, but quite entertaining once you get used to it. Also this area is popular with the male gay community. So unless you feel comfortable mixing I'd recommend the beaches further along the coast.

If you are looking for the beaches the locals use, then jump on one of the tourist boats at the harbour. For €14.00 you can take a boat trip to the Port Forum and walk 15mins to the local beach Platja Nova Mar Bella. These are supposed to be the better beaches, the toilets are cleaner but the beach is just as busy. Not worth the trip to be honest. But the boat trip was ok, nice to see the city from the sea.

TOP TIP
Where ever you go make sure you have a good eye on your bag/purse against pick pockets. I was careful and lucky enough not to be targeted. But I met a young Australian girl who, although had her bag under her arm close to her, the pickpocket managed to open the zip from the bag and steal her phone! The wait in the police station to get a crime number for her insurance was 5hrs!

BUT DO NOT let this put you off Barcelona, I was travelling alone and felt very safe and it's an truly amazing city. There is so much to see and do and you need at least 3-4 full days to truly appreciate it!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Cheney, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 2 August 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this hostel, it was beyond my expectations! The customer service was superb, Maria was so helpful every time I asked her a question (and it was a lot). I met some amazing people as well! I still keep in touch with a few! Rooms were clean, spacious, quiet here and there, and overall great!

Though it might not be close to the attractions, this hostel is close to the metro and the metro is very easy to take!

Definitely recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Florence, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

a very beautiful hostel. All the rooms were clean (bathrooms and beds) and the staff was very helpfull.The kitchen had everything you want and there was a good internet connection.When we went every evening before the dinner the staff prepare a different kind of drink for all the people.....it was very nice!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

I was in Barcelona for three nights and booked this hostel because it was close to the Sants Train Station; it by far exceeded my expectations! Immaculately clean, spacious, warm, friendly, quiet dorms and incredibly comfortable, this hostel provides everything you could possibly need during a stay in Barcelona. It's perfectly positioned close to the station, easily accessible, on a friendly street, and close to a metro station which is on the same line as all the major attractions of the city centre. Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, I had absolutely nothing planned/researched because my trip was last-minute, but staff explained everything and answered all my questions so well that I didn't need to. Highlights: 1) the best sangria I've ever had was made by staff at the hostel on Saturday night for the residents, and 2) I had to leave early on Tuesday morning and one of the staff (Leo) got up and made sure breakfast was ready an hour early so I could get something to eat before I left! Would definitely stay there again and I highly recommend it, you will love it!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Alberguinn Sants Youth Hostel
Address: C/ Melcior de Palau 70-74, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #142 of 728 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Alberguinn Sants Youth Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Alberguinn! Whether it's at breakfast, the lounge or at the magical shared dormitories, in a hostel, you meet people, wonderful people, who travel as you do. This makes for great conversation in general but, in addition, these people become sources of travel information. Enjoy the familiar atmosphere at Alberguinn with your friends or make travel companions as you travel solo. We're located in the traditional district of Sants, with lots of typical bars and restaurants and the longest shopping street in Barcelona. Our friendly staff will show you all the spots you shouldn't miss in Barcelona, and give you interesting and authentic tips on things to do. Come and visit us!! ... more   less 
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