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Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

the personnel was really kind and helpfull. They would accept to keep our phone with us so that it can be charged safely. The breakfast is well organised and one of the best in comparison to many other ones seen in the past in different hostels. As for its location, you cannot expect better, the metro is nearby, it is... More 

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Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por tu buena valoración, estamos muy contentos que hayas disfrutado de tu estancia con nosotros! Esperamos verte de... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

This is hostel is pretty much great for the location and price. The room was tidy, just a bunk bed which was a double on the bottom and twin on top and then one bookshelf - these took up almost the entirety of the room but we did not mind as we didnt spend too much time there. The terrace... More 

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Thank David H
Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment, our customers’ feedback is very important for us in order to improve the service we offer. We do not provide wi fi service in the rooms in order to create a friendly athmosphere and to allow our customers to socialize between them. However we are surprised by your comment and we would like to remind you... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I ve just come back from barcelona and i ve had one of the best trips ever . Been there for a week in IYH and i loved everything about it and it was probably what made me enjoy my vacation...Great location in the center of ramblas close to all facilities with a very cheap price....Great staff very helpful and... More 

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Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Rania, first of all let us say that we are very glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us! And also thanks a lot for your kind words, this is very important for us. All our staff work in hardly in order to make your stay the best as possible. We hope to see you again very... More 

Spain
1 review
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Hi people¡ I went to this place from the 9 of may until 11 of may and with out doubts I will come back, the staff ( angela ) has everything to make feel a guess like at home, the location is more than perfect very convinient in the middle of the ramblas and near by the metro station, the... More 

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Thank Willitazmani
Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your comment, your rating encourage us to be better every day and offer the best services to our guests. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your staying at IYH! We hope to see you soon here in Barcelona! Many gretings from our staff. More 

Community of Madrid, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Price was great and they were really accommodating. Also, the location is really close to a central metro station and it's only a 20 minute walk to the beach. I'll definitely come back. I actually got sick and stayed in the hostel for a full day, but I was able to stay in the lobby area all day, watch movies... More 

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Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your comment, your rating encourage us to be better every day and offer the best services to our guests. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your staying at IYH! We hope to see you again very soon ! Many gretings from our staff. More 

Crete, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2015

this hostel is excellent as it is located at the main road of the city :Las Ramblas and thestuff is very helpful. As soon as we arrived the recepsionist gave us a map of the city and showed us where are the metro stations, the museums, the main monuments of the city, she reccomend us the best way to go... More 

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Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Emma, We are very glad to read your kind words! Thanks a lot for positive comment about our hostel, your rating encourage us to be better day by day and offer the best services to our guests and to fulfill their well-being in our hostel. We would like to have you again here with us! See you soon in... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Last 2 springs in April I have staid at Ideal Hostel in Barcelona, both times in double room, these rooms are around the corner from main hostel, the front door is on La Rambla, next to Liceu Opera House! For 24 euro per night I had a room all to myself for whole week! And a balcony to La Rambla!... More 

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Thank Ve1kko
Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your comment. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your staying at Barcelona and particularly in IYH! You will be always welcome here, We hope to see you again very in order to share new good moments ! Best regards from our staff. More 

Province of Girona, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I stayed two nights in this hostel. This is one of the best if you are looking for an accomodation in the centre of Barcelona. It is located in a Rambla's cross street. My room was quite simple, the beds are not really comfortable , the cleaning is regular. The common room is big, the have free wifi (not in... More 

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Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Vavsbiagio, thanks for giving us your review about our hostel. We really appreciate your nice words about our staff, the location and the services we offer: About the wi fi let us explain that we do not provide wi fi service in the rooms in order to allow our guests to socialize between them and create a friendly atmosphere.... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

I stayed 3 nights in Barcelona , this hostel is excellent and very cheap , the most important feature of this hostel is the Location , as it's situated in the heart of Barcelona , in Las Ramblas , just 5 mn from placa Catalunya , this is very convenient , as you'll not have to pay extra costs for... More 

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1 Thank Ta B
Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Ta B, we are very glad to read your kind words! Thanks a lot for positive comment about our hostel, your rating encourage us to be better day by day and offer the best services to our guests and to fulfill their well-being in our hostel: we would like to let you know that we are continually renewing our... More 

Limoges, France
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I'm just back from 4 days trip to Barcelona. 4 days spent à IYH with my 12 years old daugther and I'm really greatfull because the staff is excellent. Perfect location next to "Las Ramblas", even if rooms are simple there is a regular cleaning in the rooms,bathrooms and comon spaces. We really appreciated. And I repeat the staff is... More 

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Thank An M
Reputation M, Front Office Manager at Ideal Youth Hostel, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por tu buena valoración, estamos muy contentos que hayas disfrutado de tu estancia con nosotros! Esperamos verte de... More 

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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: $28 - $109 (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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