Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.0 Service & staff
2.6 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Will do.Posted May 19, 2013
Cons: Lack of towels
Sufficient if you are looking for a roof over your head for a few days. 1 towel every 3 days isn't really acceptable though. Make sure to bring your own!
Recommendedby cliff from devon
Nice and friendlyPosted Apr 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
Nice friendly staff. Room was ok and the wifi worked well.
by A verified traveler from London, United Kingdom
Hotel Advertised - Hostel by actual name - REALLY IT'S JUST A CELL!Posted Oct 25, 2011
Location: The Beach! Visit the beach bars and try the sangria and tapas!
We knew it was out of town which was not a problem. 20min walk from Las Ramblas and the Gaudi highlights. It took ages to find it as there is only a very small sign identifying the hostel and no reception. Jorge the owner/receptionist took the money before showing us the room. If I'd seen the room before hand I would have left. It was a tiny room that smelt of sewage as the shower drain was blocked, bathroom lights were faulty, the bed uncomfortable, the toilet had skid marks down the pan, the window looked out into a tiny dark court yard that was above a faulty drain and rotten kitchen several floors below, broken sockets in the room, faulty doors that didn't shut properly and there were bogies on the wall right above the pillows! Not that it was a problem or loud enough to disturb us at all, but the location of the hostel is right in the middle of the gay district so be ready to see some sights after dark. The shop windows alone will make the most open minded of people blush! There are few restaurants near although there was a nice looking (but empty) Indian restaurant two doors down. There are no amenities in the room. There is literally, a bed with light bedding, a ramshackled wardrobe with a small fridge inside, TV with sealed bag coving the remote (WTF?!?), a side table and lamp, and two small towels. This hotel - hostel - CELL is awful! There are many better hotels in Barcelona and every time you pass one you will regret your decision to stay in Absolut Hostel!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Ft Lauderdale, FL
Get more than you pay forPosted Jul 18, 2011 on Hotels.com
It's an excellent deal for what you pay. Don't expect frilles, but location is great.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Cardiff UK
Absolut centralPosted Apr 8, 2011
Great location for this no frills hostel. The owner Jordi is very pleasant and speaks perfect english. Local bars and cafes are a bonus if you prefer not to spend too much in Barcelona centre for food or drinks.