We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Arco A&A Youth Hostel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Arco A&A Youth Hostel
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 23: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Arco youth hostel was a really great find. It was right off La Rambla in the centre of barcelona, and easy to get to a metro station to take you around the city. The hostel dorms were fine and the staff were very helpful. One of them went above and beyond the call of duty, helping us with an issue...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Velvet-Belle T
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2015

For the location the cost of this place is good. Its confusing to find and the staff didn't communicate in English brilliantly. We had a double en suite room was small, as you would expect for the centre of town. Not much else stands out really.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SophieFoxen
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Our stay here went from bad to worse. Upon arrival the receptionist didn't believe we had paid half our stay and seemed annoyed that there were 9 of us. We were told that there was only one key for the room, yet there were 9 of us?! The rooms were very basic with no duvet/sheet to cover you, (you have...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 271Lucy
Goias, GO
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Dirty rooms and toilets, smelly, not very polite staff and no refund at all. It is not worth it, and the neighborhood is full of good places to stay, both hostels and cheap hotels. At least they have free wifi to help you booking another place to stay!

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Flávia R
Reviewed 7 June 2014

From start to finish this hostel is a disgrace. Dirty smelly bathrooms Rooms were tiny and also dirty. One receptionist was aggressive and violent towards us. There was some blood on the sheets when we arrived which they seemed annoyed about changing. We caught the receptionist In our locker to which he had no reason to be in there. Avoid...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank John985
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

All the staff are so helpful and accommodating. Loved staying there and I would definitely go back!! Could have been cleaner but it wasn't an issue at all, clean towels and sheets were always provided when asked. There was always somebody at reception to help. It was a quaint little hostel that I will never forget!! A++

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MiaLongley
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Wasn't expecting much being a hostel, but was amazed by the facilities and the friendliness of the staff there. The dorms and bathrooms are really clean. Breakfast is provided, but it's fine if you're not up for it, since the location is fantastic. Just a few steps out of the hostel and you're at La Rambla, the busiest tourist streets...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Allison G
Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I couldn't say that this is the best hostel I've been in. Overall cleanliness could be better and breakfast is a joke. However there are some pros, it's in the middle of the city, close to everything. It's also relatively cheap comparing to other places in Barna. And it has safe lockers.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank paulfantom
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 5 June 2013

We stayed here in May 2013 for 7 nights, we wanted something cheap and near everything. Me and my friend took the ''mixted rooms'' of 12 beds. The beds are comfortable, the lockers are safe (they rent the safety box at the front desk) and you have to make a deposit for the linens. The staff is very helpful (Thanks...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Caroline L
Ireland
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Stayed for 3 nights. A group of 8 had booked an 8-bed dorm for 3 nights but due to some mix-up we ended up sharing with 3 others in a 12-bed dorm for the first night. Despite this the reception staff were very friendly and were very helpful when it came to recommending tourist attractions and providing sheets and towels....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank gspdan

1 photo of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Barcelona hotels
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Hotel California
Hotel California
#198 of 518 in Barcelona
608 reviews
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Hotel DO
Hotel DO
#5 of 518 in Barcelona
742 reviews
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Hotel Adagio
Hotel Adagio
#291 of 518 in Barcelona
488 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Roma Reial Hotel
Roma Reial Hotel
#343 of 518 in Barcelona
715 reviews
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Mercer Hotel Barcelona
#3 of 518 in Barcelona
1,126 reviews
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Brun Barcelona B&B
Brun Barcelona B&B
#85 of 324 in Barcelona
36 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

Neighbourhood Profile
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arco A&A Youth Hostel, great loction in a central point of bracelona. We offer free morning breakfast, free internet access, security lockers in the rooms, and towels. In a quiet and safe place. This is a cozy house full of friends! Open all year!For young people seeking a quiet, clean and friendly environment in the heart of Barcelona. In Arco Youth Hostel you can enjoy the city in a friendly atmosphere, quiet and safe, with young travelers from all the world, who visit Barcelona all year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arco A&A Youth Hostel

Address: C/ Arc de Santa Eulalia 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Price Range: $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Arco A&A Youth Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't take the largest room, try the one with 4 or 6 beds !!”
 of 5 bubbles carolinemonroe, 5 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Pick another hostel!! for example from the Equity Point chain.”
 of 5 bubbles tardivs, 23 Apr 2012 | Read review
2 of 2