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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Have stay in downtown back in Autumn 2013, spend 4 night during my stay the location of the hostel are pretty strategy it was walking distance to the la ramba street. The ambience of the place was relatively quite at the night which i personally feel unsafe to walk alone especially for people travel alone, the room was average and...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The first time I stayed in a hostel was at this place October 2007. I had a great time 4 bed room great for meeting people . In fact I have been to Argentina ,Australia USA because of the people I met here I,m going to Barcelona again but the place is full .

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Bilbao, Spain
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Great location, less than 10 min away from Las Ramblas. I booked a dorm to share with other people. Quite small, but clean. Lady at the reception was really nice and helpful. Internet connection not great. No air conditioning, but fan. Missing some individual light close to your bed.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Perfect location with a self service laundromat right across the street. We had two nights here to begin with and came back a week later for a third night. Staff are ultra friendly and very helpful. Double room has a fan (no air con but wasn't too hot) bathroom with shower and sink (no toilet but not a problem) and...

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Russia
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We stayed there for one night and thought it was a great place to start our Spain vacation. Beautifully views. The rooms were very nice . Service was great and the food was excellent. I will come here again Thank you !!!!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights whilst visiting barcelona and found it clean friendly and laid back. Well supplied kitchen meaning you can cook and it's located in an edgier part of the city so it's loads less touristy. Whilst the rooms are big and clean and have lockers they can get a little hot and the front dorms get loads...

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Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 August 2014

To get things started, let me explain who I am. I am a 21 year old solo female traveler. I have been to 14 countries and counting. I have stayed in friends homes, apartments, hotels (3 stars and up), hostels, and B&B's. I really liked my time at this hostel because it has an excellent location and dinner was FREE...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Just checked out of this hostel yesterday after spending 4 nights there in 3 different rooms (my choice, complicated booking). I found all the rooms and shower rooms very clean and well maintained and the location is excellent - could not have been better for the sight seeing trip I was on. You don't get a key to the main...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Just checked out of this hostel. Some positive things to note is that its clean and the location is excellent. You haven't got a key to the main door, you have to use a buzzer but you're always let up straight away, it can just get a bit meh. I had a very small amount of contact with the staff...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Downtown was very colorful and fun. It was safe and had a very cozy feeling. I only stayed for a night or two, but it was very clean. Obviously it wasn't a luxury hotel, so the beds were twin size and not very comfortable, but that's what you get when you travel around and stay at hostels. I would definitely...

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Staying in El Raval

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Downtown Hostel offers you comfortable and affordable accommodation on a perfect location. Situated in central Barcelona, 150 meters from the Ramblas, La Boqueria Market and the main tourist attractions, our place is designed for you to have a great time on a warm and friendly atmosphere. There are three subway stations that allow you to access all the others: Liceu (L3, Green), San Antoni (L2, Violet) and Poble Sec (L3, Green)The Hostel has no curfew, no lock out, it's open 24hs. Easy to reach from all Airports, Bus and Train Stations and surrounded by cafes, restaurants, theaters, supermarkets, bakeries, laundromats, post office, and of course nightlife! Also available for guests use is a lounge and cable TV/DVD room with international channels. Hang out in the common room and chat with new friends or relax with a movie on our plasma TV (choose some DVD for free at the front desk!) Free High speed Internet access is available as well as free WiFi access for guests with their own laptop.Our multilingual staff is on hand to answer your queries 24hs. Downtown Hostel is your home away from home and a brilliant place for making friends and enjoy all the sights Barcelona has to offer! We hope to see you son! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Downtown Hostel

Address: 13 Ppal., 08001 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Downtown Paraiso Hostel)
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Price Range: $40 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Downtown Paraiso Hotel Barcelona
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“Try to get a room that is not beside a bathroom because I can image that you hear people come in and out of them at all hours.”
 of 5 bubbles adark48, 6 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Stayed in rooms 105, 101 and 106. Room 105, the natural light was from a light well, no view therefore but was airy enough with an en-suite shower room. Room 101 had a balcony and a view of the street which was nice but noisy, no en-suite. Room 106 again the natural light came from a light well, no view therefore, but this time I found the room stuffy despite the fan - again no en-suite.”
 of 5 bubbles DMx2014, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Try and get the room with the terrace garden”
 of 5 bubbles Subashnair, 10 Sep 2013 | Read review
“We've had two rooms in the terrace and they're good.”
 of 5 bubbles lilciak, 3 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Pot luck if you get a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles bobbyc754, 20 Jun 2013 | Read review
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