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Wijchen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks rather shabby from the outside, and it gets only marginally better within. Does the trick. The beds were a bit noisy when turning around, as the bed is more or less a sheet of metal that clunks every time you turn. The room size was ok, we stayed in a 4-person room with private bathroom. Never seen such a...

Thank tpjansen
Reputation M, Receptionist at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for having taken the time to share your observations about our hostel, your point of view is very important to us. We would like to inform you that the size of our bathrooms and their equipments, are in the standards of youth hostels. Remember that the reception is opened to resolve all the customer’s issues in order...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place is good to stay. I stayed there for 2 nights in a 10 bed room and I had a great time. The beds are good. It is cheap, the location is perfect and staff are nice. The best thing there I think it is the location.

Thank Mariana F
Reviewed 1 November 2016

It's one of the worst places I've stayed at. It's not clean, the facility is very old and dirty. The staff are not friendly either. Great location thought. I don't recommend this place. Everything is broken in this building.

Thank Elsa A
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

IYH offers a fine bed to sleep on. However the hostel is very difficult to find and is not well marked-I walked right past it the first time! Inside, the common room isn't set up in a very social setting. The couches are cubed in a way that you can sit with your group, but doesn't leave a very inviting...

Thank Brittany J
ideal y, reception desk at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

ideal y, Reception desk at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review Dear guest, thank you for taking your time writing a comment to our hostel. We consider every customer has their own opinions. In this case we understand it is your personal opinion which we don’t share. Ideal Youth Hostel is located at the Heart of Barcelona City. Our...

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I am giving it three stars and not less because the staff is really friendly and helpful and the location is great next to the Ramblas. However, even though the hostel has great potential it needs some renovations. I know the price could be considered according to the installations but some things are, in my opinion, not accepted even if...

Thank Mafalditus
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the Ideal Youth Hostel last month whilst visiting Barcelona for the football. Friends were also staying there and the website looked alright so I decided to book as the location also looked great - which it was! Also the security is very good for gaining entry. Upon arrival I was shown to my room - I had booked...

Thank rachelchlyons
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The front desk employees (Pietro) were super helpful and accommodating to our needs. Really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. Only thing I didn't like was the lights turning off in the bathroom half way through showering.

Thank michelled08
Winnipeg Beach, Canada
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I highly recommend this hostel. Very close to main tourist attractions and Pietro was always there to help us. He is very friendly, knowledgeable and very patient with us. The room could use a fan as it can get really hot. Overall, it's a good hostel.

Thank angelambalisi
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Hostel has awesome location, few steps from La Rambla and metro :) Supermarket is nearby. Rooms are ok - clean, bed comfy bud noisy. Kitchen is really poor - bring your own mug, pork and little knife! There is a fridge, coffee machine + machine for hot water (if you ask the employees...), but not electric water boiler, cooker, pan......

Thank Hana B
ideal y, front desk at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for your review. Feedback from our guests is important to us. As regards the kitchen supplies... we stock up on them regularly but things sometimes vanish... :/ We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again. :) Kind regards, IYH

Reviewed 28 September 2016

The room condition is ok with 12 people sharing a room. The room at night is really hot cause there are no fans or air-condition. Also, there are no wifi and plugs at room so you have to charge your phone and use wifi in the common area. However, the location is very convenience.

Thank Anson N

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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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The Ideal Youth Hostel opened in the year 2000 in a typical Barcelona city-centre-style building. It's an experienced hostel located near the famous La Rambla and next to the Opera House.The traditional historical appearance of the façade has been maintained, while the interior is modern with a minimal industrial look, including silver concrete walls and coloured neon lights.We try to cater to both single backpackers as well as groups, offering all that you need to help you enjoy your stay in the city.Accommodation is offered in single rooms and private or shared rooms for two, four, six, eight or ten people. Most of the rooms have their own balcony, individual WC and free hot showers. Furthermore, the hostel provides individual lockers in each room, free of charge.We also offer a terrace, linen, vending machines, self-service laundrette, microwave and fridge and a lounge in which you can relax.Upon request, half- or full-board meals and lunch boxes are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ideal Youth Hostel

Address: Unio,10-12, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Price Range: ₹ 1,421 - ₹ 5,415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
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“Try to ask for a room at the front, i.e. on the mainroad. They have tiny balconies, and that helps! (Thus the rooms are small)”
 of 5 bubbles EvaUH, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I liked my small room with private shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 77lesyat, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try to book a room on one of the lower floors as the wifi may reach these rooms - we were on level 2 & just managed to get connected.”
 of 5 bubbles nicolaj135, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“take a room in lower floors, you might get wifi”
 of 5 bubbles 825kushg, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I was able to use WIFI on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles MKer_12, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
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