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Black Swan

Ali Bei 15, Barcelona, Spain, Distance from city centre: 1km

Rating: 89% from 18 reviews

  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Security
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 91%Location
  • 91%Value for money
  • 87%Facilities

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  • The black swan hostel was perfectly located. Proximity to sight seeing, beach, clubs/bars, metro was amazing. In addition, the rooms as well as facilities were always very clean. The staff is super helpful and very fun! If you get the chance do participate in the walking tour, it gives you an idea of what there is to do in city and it is free! (Only tip is required which is about 2-5 euros)! Truly fell in love with Barcelona and the black swan I would definitely recommend this hostel!
  • 97%
  • 20 Jul 2014 Pamela Canada
  • I felt safe in the area and at the hostel and really enjoyed my stay. It's location is ideal for people wanting to be close to the city center but far enough away that it isn't too noisy. There is a park nearby with the Arc de Triumph and it was a wonderful place to take a walk in during the mornings and evenings. The hostel was clean and the facilities are modern and efficient.
  • 91%
  • 09 Jun 2014 Carrie Lynn USA
  • This hostel was perfect facility wise. The hostel was always spotless and your kitchen is beautiful- best hostel kitchen I've ever used for value of money. The only downfall about your hostel was the atmosphere. Anytime past 11pm and any noise was made (laughter when socialising ect) , we were told to be quiet and on two occasions asked to leave the hostel and socialise elsewhere. It was a shame because all it was was people staying in the hostel interacting around some drinks.
  • 80%
  • 20 May 2014 Anonymous Australia
  • Best hostel I have ever stayed at. Staff was great. Nice kitchen to cook in. Awesome areas to hang out in and meet other travellers. And a great location as well! Highly recommend to anyone staying in Barcelona.
  • 97%
  • 06 May 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Black Swan was my first time staying in a hostel and I was very impressed with everything! I found out through subsequent hostel stays that not all are as nice as this one. The staff were extremely welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The place was very clean and well kept as well.The kitchen area was well stocked with utensils and equipment for cooking, they had plenty of common seating areas to eat and/or hang out, there were multiple daily city tour offerings - a great place!
  • 100%
  • 06 May 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Five stars all around, this hostel is hands down the best I've stayed at. Fantastically clean, excellent facilities, friendly staff, terrific location, they offer tons of opportunities to see Barcelona (bar crawls, walking tours, beach visits) and the public areas are very nice and a great place to meet other travelers. An excellent price for an excellent place to stay.
  • 100%
  • 04 Sep 2013 Anonymous USA
  • I really liked that the pub-crawl was free, and we visited some really nice bars and a good club. I had fun! And the staff is relaxed and informal. The toilet/bathroom is a bit small to navigate in during the early hours when a lot of people are using them.
  • 89%
  • 29 Aug 2013 Anonymous Denmark
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