Alternative Creative Youth Hostel
The Alternative Creative Youth Home is located in a beautiful heritage building, right in the heart of the city, just 100 metres from Plaza Catalunya and walking distance to main attractions. The hostel provides comfortable, clean and air-conditioned rooms in a newly refurbished classic modernist building. Services include free internet access, fully equipped kitchen, laundry service and more!
Our purpose is to provide accommodation to people who come to Barcelona for a cultural and affordable visit. We are not interested in receiving guests who are in Barcelona purely for excessive drinking. We are a “fun”, not a “party hostel”.
We do not accept guests younger than 16. This hostel is more suited to those under the age of 40. Cancellation requests must be made at least 48 hours prior to the day of arrival. If you do not show up for your reservation or do not contact us in advance, we may charge the first two nights of the accommodation cost to your credit card.
Make your way to Plaza Catalunya (Metro + Airport shuttle bus), from there to Ronda Universitat 17 (entresòl-3). Ring the middle bell on the bottom row with the small silver point.
As we are located in a historical building, our hostel sign is inside the building, so just look for number 17 in Ronda Universitat and ring the indicated bell.
From Estacion de Norte (main bus station): take metro L1 (red line) to Catalunya stop (if you come from Girona Airport with a Ryan Air bus, you will get out at Estacion de Norte).
Fantastic location, right in the heart of the city, within 100m from Plaza Catalunya, 150 meter to La Rambla, walking distance to many important locations. 7 minutes to Casa Batlló , 15 minutes to Casa Mila, 30 minutes to Sagrada Familia, 10 minutes to Barri Gotic. 17 minutes to the Port and 35 minutes to the beach.
You can find supermarkets, post office, metro, bus, pharmacy, almost everything in less than 5 minutes walk from the hostel.
Registration Number AJ-000534
Registration Number AJ-000534
A cancellation free of charge must be done at least 48 hours prior to the day of arrival.
If you do not show up for your reservation and do not contact us, we may charge the first two nights of the accommodation cost to your credit card.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Ceiling Fan
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Currency Exchange
- Free City Maps
- Free City Tour
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Registration Number AJ-000534
Accepted payment upon arrival: cash and credit card
City tax is not included: 0.75 € per person per night
Breakfast is not included but we provide FREE tea, Nescafé and cookies all day long
Cancellation policy: A cancellation free of charge must be done at least 48 hours prior to the date of arrival. If you do not show up for your reservation or cancel on the same day of expected arrival, on weekends or during special events, your credit card will be charged the accommodation cost equal to the first two nights of the booking.
IMPORTANT: If you do not arrive at the indicated time and do not inform us about a later arrival, your booking will be cancelled at midnight (24:00).
We reserve the right to refuse admission to drunken or misbehaving guests.
Minors need to show their parents' authorization to stay at the hostel unaccompanied.
For the safety of other travellers we do not accept any guest with bed bugs bites. Please consider this before proceeding with your booking as otherwise there will be a cancellation charge.
If you arrive before 14:00 and wish to use the facilities, there will be an extra charge. Luggage storage is FREE before check-in.
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We are three minutes walking distance from metro stop CATALUNYA. Take Exit RONDA UNIVERSITAT. We are in number 17. Look up high for the house number. When you arrive at 17 ring the GREEN bell on the bottom row in the middle!!!
If you arrive to Barcelona AIRPORT, it's easiest to get to us by the AEROBUS. The shuttle bus leaves from the airport every 5 to 15 minutes and takes about 25 minutes to arrive in the center. Get off at the last stop, Plaza Cataluña. The bus stops in front of the department store El Corte Ingles. Walk across the big plaza with your back facing El Corte Ingles. At the north west corner of the plaza, you will find Ronda Universitat. Walk on the righthand side towards house number 17. The hostel is located in a historical building, and there is no hostel sign outside. Look up high for number 17 and look out for a huge wooden/glass entrance door. When you have found the hostel, ring one of the GREEN bells on the bottom row, and meet us on the first floor.
If you arrive at ESTACIO FRANCA, take the yellow metro line (L4) from Barceloneta station towards Trinitat Nova. Change the metro at Urquinaona to the red line (L1), towards Hospital de Bellvitge, and get off at Catalunya. Take the Ronda Universitat exit.
If you arrive at SANTS ESTACIO, take the red metro line (L1) towards Fondo. Get off at Universitat, and take the Ronda Universitat exit. Ronda Universitat is the street on your left after the exit.
When using the elevator please press the button 'E'.
Fantastic location, right in the heart of the city, within 100m from the main square Plaza Cataluya and the main street Las Ramblas. Gaudi monuments are in walking distance from 7 to 30 minutes. 2-3 minutes walking distance to metro stations Catalunya and Universitat and train station Catalunya. Bars, restaurants, 24h shops at the doorstep.