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Alternative Creative Youth Hostel
Ranked #152 of 721 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Great Hostel and a great location, clean, very helpful staff and helped us out massively. I would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone who wanted to go to Barcelona. Staff were great, my friend was robbed and he required to go to the hospital, they were very accommodating when phoning the ambulance for him.

Substantial sized lockers to keep valuables, which may I add I think your valuables should always be kept.

Supermarkets and coffee shops are close by, they are required as breakfast is not included in the Hostel, cooking facilities and a fridge to keep things refrigerated. Vending machines and a coffee machine are also available.

Location is about a 2 min walk from the top of La Rambla and Playa de Catalunya Metro stop.

I would on the other hand warn them that it is extremely dangerous with regards to pickpockets and other dangers of getting beaten up. This is not the review to be discussing this though.

Thanks to all the staff for their help and cooperation throughout out stay in Barcelona, after we had checked out they allowed us to store our bags in the office until we came back to go to the airport.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

Loved our stay at this hostel, really clean, great atmosphere. The staff is very helpful and the location is excellent! Very close to most of the major attractions .. The entrance if kind of hidden so just a bit of heads up you might have difficulty find it at first.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

We really liked my stay. The staff were super friendly. Very good location. The hostel was very clean and we met lots of nice people. The guy at the reception gave us a map with lots of good recommendation for what to see in Barcelona and also a map with recommendation for food and live music which really changed our experience. This place was simply great.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1 review
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

The staff is awesome. Alvand and Ali are very helpful. As a solo backpacker I appreciated that the most during my stay. Great value for money. The place has a vibe that is unique.

A 100% recommendation from me for backpackers.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

This hostel has a very unique character. Staff is very welcoming and provides great information on the city with its sights, shops, restaurants, etc. They really make you feel at home, give you smiles and care about your experience in Barcelona. I can highly recommend this place and will surely return when I'm back in Barcelona. The location is perfect, couldn't be better. It's only two minutes from Plaza Catalunya, Metro, 24h supermarkets, bars, tourist attractions, all is in walking distance. Great friendly clean and safe place!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

well, this is an interesting place, it's super tiny space mixed superb management and very helpful staff, so you can say it is small but complete.
great location let you move freely, except Park Guell and Mt Montjuic, I really don't think you need any vehicles besides your feet to visit any touristic interests in town.
the hostel issued their own city map which is super convenient, i should say it is far useful than the one you got from the tourism information center, the latter is too huge to use when you are lost.
well, the room is small as well, however they offer you personal locker in the communal space.
and, if you are sensitive of sleeping environment then you may need to think about more since this place located exactly in a busy avenue and the Spanish people are get used to bustling night life.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

I come from Italy, it was my first travel alone and in the hostel, i read the opinions to choose and everything was perfect: very close to Placa Catalunia, clean rooms and friendly and helpful staff. Amazing, i recommend this hostel!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Alternative Creative Youth Hostel
Address: Ronda Universitat 17, entresol - 3 | (Ring One of the Green Bells on the Bottom Row), 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #152 of 721 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
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Situated in a beautiful heritage building in a fantastic location, right in the heart of the city, the Alternative Creative Youth Hostel is the perfect base from which to enjoy the city and make the most of its incredible opportunities. The hostel was created to offer affordable accommodation especially to open-minded, adventurous, young people. ... more   less 
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