we stayed here on July 2013. Great location but one toilet between six rooms! Very extremely noisy as our room near the lounge area/toilet and shower area.
We were always super tired so I cannot say anything about the sleeping quality, I suppose it was good.
Besides the location, there is nothing great about this place. I made a reservation and they charged 20% in advanced, when we arrived they had no records of my reservation and fortunately they had 1 free room. The facilities are very basic, and as there are dozens of people using the toilets/showers do not expect them to be clean all day.
Firstly, the location of his hostel is amazing. It's on Via Laietana, which is walking distance from Placa Catalunya, where the airport bus stops. It is also walking distance to all other important places such as Las Ramblas, Barri Gotic, Passage de Garcia etc etc. The road itself is beautiful and goes straight down to the Barceloneta beach.
The hostel itself is not easy to find. Keep looking out for building no.41, because there is no board to the hostel. Remember it is right next to the restaurant Neyras. Even once you've entered the building, there is no sign of where to go. The first floor is the reception, and the second floor is where the rooms are. The reception is not open 24x7. You need to ring the bell and make some noise to get their attention. I encountered several lost travelers looking for the place.
However, once you are settled in, it's all good. The rooms are clean. The service is good. There is a pantry with tea and coffee. The other travelers weren't too noisy. There are ample number of toilets and bathrooms, so you aren't left stranded when you really need to go. The light in my room stopped working one day and they got it fixed immediately. The lady Eva who does the cleaning and looks after the place is very efficient.
Don't expect much jazz. Remember you're paying on the lower end. so as long as it's clean and tidy, there is really little to complain. The WiFi works fine. There was only one charging point working in the room, but I didn't mind it all that much.
I would recommend this for backpackers who care less for comfort and more for convenience of commute.
First of all, it's a nightmare to find, even the staff at the Starbucks across the road from the hostel didn't even know it existed. It's in a tucked away building, with an old rickety lift that doesn't even seem safe.
It is run by a woman who has small children, and the room we were given was like a prison cell. There was a small window which didn't open, there were 2 beds, 2 lamps and a wardrobe. That's it. No wifi, no working shower - and to be honest, even if it did work, we wouldn't have used it. The bathroom was stupidly small and didn't look overly clean.
When we eventually got to sleep after not wanting to sleep in the sheets that were provided, we were woken up at 6am by some excruciating noises outside from the builders.
The kitchen didn't function as a kitchen, with half of the units and utensils missing. Dirty, too!
The common room was ok, I suppose. Nothing exciting.
Couldn't wait to leave... It spoiled Barcelona for us.
Recently spent four nights here. On the positive side if you want somewhere with a central location that is cheap then this is the place. The twin room was basic and was cleaned daily. The two available showers were clean and the water was hot! It's in a safe area as it is next to a police station.
On the down side - one toilet between six rooms! You have to get your timning right in the mornings!
Advice - when you arrive the reception is on the first floor through the door marked 'Alhambra'. Don't use the lift - a guy got trapped in it while we were there.
Great coffee shop round the corner