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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights with 7 friends in November 2013. From pre-arrival to departure from this hostel, everything went smoothly. The staffs are great, friendly and very helpful on giving good recommendations for dinner and visits around BCN. The hostel is clean, quiet (not a party hostel) and about 2-3 minutes walking to Plaza Catalunya and major department... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

This hostel is the kind I like... pretty small and appears to just be a converted apartment unit. The location was great, right near Placa de Catalunya. The girl who checked me in was so awesome! She asked me what I wanted to do during my stay in Barcelona, and based on that, she showed me an itinerary that I... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I love love love this Hostel! #1) It's safe! #2) Wonderful people. We met people from Montreal, Germany, Austria, Albania, Lebanon. We exchanged info and it was great! #3) Al was a wonderful host! #4) It's in a great location, next to the La Rambla. I HIGHLY Recommend this Hostel. You will love it! ~JB

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Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Very Clean, friendly travelers, very much secure, super helpfull staff, location is in heart-center of the city.. perfecto! we shared dorm style room of eight, with fellow travelers, chilled experienced a very good stay..

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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We were there at the end of july and we just had an awesome time. The 24/7 reception was always nice and helpful. Especially the young lovely dutch girl was a delight for our visit! The beds and rooms were clean and comfortable just as the shower. There was a fridge that everyone could use which was also very practical!... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

I guess I was lucky enough to catch a last-minute deal so I only payed 30 euros for two night in the start of July :) Even without that the hostel is amazing and quite cozy. The common room is a great place to meet fellow travelers and the staff is realllllly helpful about anything you ask :) The location... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

This hostel has a very good location! It's not too big, but it has all the things you need. The staff is extremely helpful, and they really took their time to guide me! The highlights of my week were the times when me and few other residents cooked a dinner together with one of the staff members and ate sharing... More 

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

This was easily the nicest staff we came across in all the hostels we stayed in during our time in Europe. They were extremely helpful and knowledgable and had great suggestions. They also went out of their way to ship me my iPod I left. The bathrooms, bedrooms, and common room were also very clean and accessible. Great price too!... More 

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Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

Its located in the center of barcelona, right next to la Rambla and many other restaurants, Tapas bars and cafes, so with only a few steps you can jump into the life of this beautiful city. But that doesn't means that this Hostel is place for party! It waa all the time realy quiet and stuffs ensures that it stays... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

I have to say that when I come back to Barcelona, I will definitely be staying here again! Everyone was so welcoming and gave suggestions on where to go and what to do. Even things to watch out for. The place was clean, lockers and internet available. The metro was a close walk if you had to go somewhere further... More 

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Staying in Eixample

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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Situated in a beautiful heritage building in a fantastic location, right in the heart of the city, the Alternative Creative Youth Hostel is the perfect base from which to enjoy the city and make the most of its incredible opportunities. The hostel was created to offer affordable accommodation especially to open-minded, adventurous, young people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alternative Creative Youth Hostel

Address: Ronda Universitat 17, entresol - 3 | (Ring One of the Green Bells on the Bottom Row), 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range: $32 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“room number 1 and 2”
 of 5 bubbles 203elizav, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms were great and mattresses were new and comfortable! We stayed in the 8 beds dorm room.”
 of 5 bubbles laurawO6628VT, 29 May 2014 | Read review
“Rooms are dorm style. Even then it was a great experience.”
 of 5 bubbles 503jasmineb, 2 Oct 2013 | Read review
“I think all three rooms were the same (8 beds in each of them).”
 of 5 bubbles Zengaa, 22 Jul 2013 | Read review
“we stayed in room number one with six other travelers which was great, have no idea about the sleep quality in other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles aminalizadeh, 23 Apr 2013 | Read review
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