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7

Very good

1,168 reviews

1,168 reviews

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
La Ciudadela

170 m

Puerta de la Justicia

210 m

Parc de la Ciutadella Centre Esportiu Municipal

270 m

Central Catalana de Electricidad

270 m

Castle of the Three Dragons

280 m

Popular landmarks
Palace of Catalan Music

840 m

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

1.1 km

La Boqueria

1.5 km

Las Ramblas

1.5 km

Sagrada Familia

1.6 km

Closest landmarks
Farmàcia Malaspina Casulleras, Anna M.

100 m

Consulate General of Bolivia

120 m

Farmàcia Subias Solanas, Laura

190 m

Farmàcia Villar Mateo, Fernando del

290 m

Farmàcia Berbel Fenoy, Andrés

320 m

Arc House

Carrer de Buenaventura Muñoz 16, El Gòtic, Barcelona, Spain, 08018 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in El Gòtic, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Sagrada Familia as well as Playa de La Barceloneta nearby.

Highlights

290 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

710 meters to Museu Picasso

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Bar

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Kitchen

Bar

Laundry service

Tours

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money5.7
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportBarcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Distance to airport13.4 km

Rooms available at Arc House

Bunk Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Shared Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Bunk Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Comfort Double Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Shared Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Arc House?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Arc House?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Arc House has a car park that's close to the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Arc House?

Arc House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Arc House?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Urquinaona, 830 m away from Arc House.

What restaurants are nearby Arc House?

Arc House is located in El Gòtic, famous for good restaurants such as Elsa y Fred, Casa Lolea and Paradiso.

What popular shopping places are close to Arc House?

Arc House is located in El Gòtic area which features shopping places such as Montana Gallery, Topets and Barcelonines.

What are popular attractions near Arc House?

Arc House is located in El Gòtic area, which is famous for attractions such as Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Església De Santa Anna and Museu Picasso.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Arc House?

Arc House is located in the El Gòtic area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as La Ciudadela and Mont Tàber.

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What people love about Arc House

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Nice and clean , friendly staff"

    Sylvie

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    December 3, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,516 Barcelona properties
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Room size
15 sqm.
Location score
8/10
Value for money score
5.7/10
Cleanliness score
6.2/10
Bigger than
86
%
of Barcelona properties
Better than
85
%
of Barcelona properties
Better than
81
%
of Barcelona properties
Better than
81
%
of Barcelona properties
Overall rating:

7

Very good
1,168 reviews
Cleanliness
6.1
Facilities
5.6
Location
7.9
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More about Arc House

More about Arc House

Arc House

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Barcelona, Arc House is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Barcelona has to offer. Explore the genuine Barcelona that most travelers never see, with a stay at Arc House -- located only 1.6 km from Sagrada Familia.
Arc House provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's tours.
Packing light is possible at Arc House thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
Arc House offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hostel's hiking trails and badminton court. Get social at the hostel's games room and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Arc House is the perfect spot to explore Barcelona's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. Casa Batllo is located 1.6 km away, and is one of the most famous tourist spots to visit and photograph.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 95% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 88% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 89% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Review score
Facilities

5.6

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Catalan
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Badminton court
  • Game room
  • Hiking
  • Pub crawl
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
Access
  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [nearby]

Location

Carrer de Buenaventura Muñoz 16, El Gòtic, Barcelona, Spain, 08018
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports
  • Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
    13.4 km
  • Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO)
    74.3 km
Public transportation
  • Arc de Triomf Metro Station
    290 m 4 min walk
  • Marina Metro Station
    530 m 7 min walk
Hospital or clinic
  • Farmàcia Malaspina Casulleras, Anna M.
    100 m
Shopping
  • La Boqueria
    1.5 km
Convenience store
  • Carrefour Express
    1.8 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    90 m 1 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Palace of Catalan Music
    840 m
  • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
    1.1 km
  • La Boqueria
    1.5 km
  • Las Ramblas
    1.5 km
  • Sagrada Familia
    1.6 km
  • Casa Batllo
    1.6 km
  • La Pedrera Casa Mila
    1.9 km
  • The Magic Fountain
    3.5 km
  • Parc Guell
    3.7 km
  • Camp Nou
    5.2 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Farmàcia Malaspina Casulleras, Anna M.
    100 m
  • Consulate General of Bolivia
    120 m
  • La Ciudadela
    170 m
  • Farmàcia Subias Solanas, Laura
    190 m
  • Puerta de la Justicia
    210 m
  • Parc de la Ciutadella Centre Esportiu Municipal
    270 m
  • Central Catalana de Electricidad
    270 m
  • Castle of the Three Dragons
    280 m
  • El Desconsol
    290 m
  • Farmàcia Villar Mateo, Fernando del
    290 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Check-in is between 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Guests arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
  • Guests arriving after 10:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly at least 2 days prior to arrival.
  • Check-in or check-out outside of the mentioned hours will be subject to an additional charge of EUR 10.
  • Check-out is available until 10:00 AM.
  • Payment upon check-in is available. Credit card payment is permitted when the rate is over EUR 100.
  • Due to the tax regulation, all guests are committed to the city tax surcharge which is not included in the property reservation cost and will be collected by the property upon check-in.
  • An extra charge of linens will be applied when booking only one or two nights.
  • Reception is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • The property has a strict no-party policy.
  • This is a strictly non-smoking property. Guests are responsible for all costs, damages, and liabilities caused by smoking.
  • Keys must be returned upon check-out. In case of any damages, may subject to an additional charge.

    Changing the designated bed is unacceptable.

    Kitchen and common areas are available until 11:00 PM.

    Room lights will be turned off at midnight. Please refrain from talking or making loud noise.

    Leaving any belongings in a fridge, must label every single piece and please always keep the kitchen clean.

  • Guests must provide a valid credit card upon check-in to secure any damages incurred during the stay and a valid ID.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45
The property
  • Local Tax ID/ Rental LicenseB66528399
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of rooms 4
  • Room voltage220

Property announcements

Please note check-in after 22:00 carries a EUR 10 surcharge per hour. Please inform Arc House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Reviews of Arc House from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Cleanliness6.1
Facilities5.6
Location7.9
Service6.4
Value for money5.7
High score for Barcelona
Rating
9+ Exceptional (5)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (5)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (19)
Time of the year
Mar - May (11)
Jun - Aug (15)
Sep - Nov (6)
Dec - Feb (3)
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8.0
Excellent
Giorgio from Germany
Solo traveler
Shared Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

Very good location, friendly staff, the premises need some TLC especially the bathroom”

Bathrooms and showers are a bit run down. Some attention is required

Reviewed March 03, 2020

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6.4
Good
YOSR from France
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Disappointing!”

The only good thing about it is the location. Other than that, there is no network inside the whole building. I cant call, i cant connect to my 4G. I had to stick next to a window for it to catch a bit to make a call. No plugs next to the bed in the room. You have to unplug a lamp and charge your phone away from the bed (cant trust with stealing etc..) the common room is the worst for network, the lights dont work also so they are glitching the entire time. There are only two toilets for the entire hostel. 3 showers for females with one broken and the other two quite disgusting, the shower heads are in a terrible corrosion situation. No shampoo or shower gel available, you need to pay for it. As for the location, it is close to Arc de triomf but its also an area full of homeless people so walking to the hostel at night can be very scary. I dont recommend this place AT ALL.

Reviewed July 07, 2020

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4.0
Linda from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Shared 4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Don't book it unless you have no other choice”

There was literally nothing else available. That's how I ended up here. The place feels creepy. There's hardly any natural light. The lights are on sensors that turn off super fast. The showers didn't have hot water and weren't really clean either. The only good thing were the other guests.

Reviewed May 08, 2022

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7.2
Very good
Olivia from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Shared Room
Stayed 7 nights in July 2017

Very good”

This was my first experience in a youth hostel so I don't have much to compare to. However, the hostel was generally clean and the beds were pretty comfy. The free wifi was excellent and there were also computers free to use as well. The location is great, 5 mins walk from the metro and Arc de Triomf and round the corner from a supermarket. The only complaints I had were that the fridge smelled a bit and the girls showers, although obviously cleaned every day, got dirty very quickly and didn't drain very well. Otherwise, everything was quite pleasant and I would happily use it again.

Reviewed July 12, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Nauman from China
Solo traveler
Shared Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2017

A very good option in an excellent location ”

Its clean and near the city center. You get a decent bed and washing facilities. A locker albeit you have to pay a euro to get the lock and key. The staff is polite and generally helpful. The kitchen is decent as is the large lounge with a couple of computers if you have a need for them. The atmosphere is a little dull and quiet which might not be everyone's cup of tea. Just make sure you arrive during there working hours otherwise you will be left frustrated as you wont be able to reach anyone at the reception.

Reviewed July 21, 2017

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5.2
Hamish from Australia
Solo traveler
Shared Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

Decent location and price rude service ”

Good location to visit the beach and not too far from the tourist centre (20 min walk). Comfy beds with lockers. Shower room often covered in water and kitchen dirty from other guests. A couple staff members were friendly. I had booked a share room with 2 bunks and was put into one with six, when I questioned it and showed them my booking confirmation I was told I was wrong. I called Agoda to confirm and they said they would call the property on my behalf, Agoda returned my call and told me the receptionist was rude and dismissive and told him I was in the correct room for the price I had paid. The Agoda rep apologised and issued me a credit for my next stay as he thought the issue would be unresolvable with the dismissive staff.

Reviewed November 23, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Sylvie from Spain
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in December 2022

Good Location ”

Nice and clean , friendly staff

Reviewed December 04, 2022

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4.4
Olena from Ukraine
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in October 2022

Need more attention to customers”

More attention to customers

Reviewed November 12, 2022

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4.0
Maria from Australia
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in November 2022

Very disappointed”

Since I opened the door were offensive signs like “don’t be a bit** don’t fuc** up and like it everywhere I found it not funny at all. Very patriarchal. The staff wasn’t friendly at all except an Argentinian guy but the rest very rude and not helpful. The showers does not have any privacy just a curtain and nothing to put your toilet stuff. Very poor rooms and old.

Reviewed November 06, 2022

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6.0
Chanel from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Shared Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2022

Would not recommend”

You get what you pay for. The price is good and all facilities are there. The staff is very friendly and organised a party. Other guests were usually also open to conversation. The location is nice, but the street feels secluded. I did not feel very safe with the homeless people. The WiFi / signal is bad inside, the showers are dark and often have cold water. It is overall not very clean. There is little natural light and the lights turn on & off quickly, giving it a ‘creepy’ vibe. My locker in the room did not have a lock. I do not think I will return anytime soon.

Reviewed October 31, 2022

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6.4
Good
Nicolas from France
Solo traveler
Shared Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2022

Good place to stay just one night”

It has everything you need for a good stay, but short stay. Good kitchen and big rooms, very soacious. It was not so clean, there were some cockroaches in the bathroom, and there was no good ventilation. Also I booked a bed in a 4 beds bedroom (2 double lits) and when I arrived I was assigned a bed in a 10 beds bedroom. Beyond that the staff members were very polite and helpful.

Reviewed September 05, 2022

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4.4
Rafael from Portugal
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in July 2022

I wouldn’t believe if someone told me…”

I will try to be direct and as quick as I can. This was the third time I visited Barcelona and I went with my boyfriend, we had everything planned and paid when suddenly our reservation were canceled and we had to find abother place to stay, but the prices were much higher everywhere. I was used to stay in the center of the city and did not wat to abdicate the commodity but didn’t want to pay high prices either, that’s when I found this place in a very good location for a price almost too good to be true. We did the reservation for 5 nights in an app called Agoda and everything were going well so far. The first day we gor to the Hostel around 15h and were amazed with its location, but bad things started as soon as we arrived (sad to say that we didn’t read any reviews prior to our arrival at the hostel but it was too late). So… The hostel was okay I guess, not a dream hotel or anything but it would do, I am not a fancy person and just need a place to sleep, shower and a little more. PROBLEM ONE: In the check-in we knew that we had to pay a tourist fee (previously declared by the Agoda company) in the value of €7.20, but it turned out that the worker started a conversation about how the value of the fees per day had changed sinced April (4 months ago) and wanted to charge us €19.30 instead of the price established by the reservation company. Off course we started to argue about how we had the right to pay the price declared in our reservation but instead we paid with the guarantee that he would pass us a receipt declaring the payment of the €19.30 so we could file a complaint with the booking agency. PROBLEM TWO: The room we were given was not clean and you could definitely see that the sheets and the bed clothes were bot change at all (full of hair and sweat stains). We were told that the room would have a window, and it did had, but the handle was broklen and we could bot open. I made a complaint about that too and was ignored - as one of the workers told me -

Reviewed July 25, 2022

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4.0
GEON from South Korea
Solo traveler
Shared 4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

So”

So

Reviewed March 08, 2022

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2.8
Michael from Australia
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in August 2022

Flojo servicio ”

Las habitaciones son como son y no tengo problema con eso. Los baños estaban re sucios, casi no hay muchas cosas de hacer (no un hostal social ósea). 2 chicos en mi room con llave parecían abrir mi locker cerrado, robado mi portátil y cuando le dije a un trabajadora ahí puso los ojos en blanco y suspiró. Preguntó el nombre de los chichos, los únicos con llave, me dijo que no, dije que tienen su detalles de pasaporte para que la policía puede ayudarme y me dijo que no, que no puede hacer nada. Flojo y 1/10 Otro chico trabajando ahí fue muy amable.

Reviewed September 03, 2022

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6.4
Good
Sebastian from Spain
Solo traveler
Shared Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

No habrá tercera vez.”

La primera vez estuvo bien. La segunda vez unos bichos me pusieron el cuerpo lleno de picaduras.

Reviewed July 24, 2022

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3.2
Maria from Spain
Solo traveler
Shared Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

NO SE QUEDEN AQUI. ”

Desde que llegué sentí incomodidad El recepcionista es bastante pesado y bastante intenso. Tuve varios roces con él porque "no se acordaba" de mis pagos. Mi amigo de habitación comentó que le había tomado los datos de su tarjeta también. Él arruinó totalmente mi estancia, tanto que no aguanté las 2 noches y dejé perder un día entero. La habitación era un asco. Nada parecida a la foto. Olía muy muy feo. No había jabón en el baño. Parece una cárcel después de las 11pm. Es que podría hacer una lista de todo lo horrible del sitio. Normalmente no comento nada pero no me podía quedar callada.

Reviewed July 12, 2022

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7.2
Very good
María from Chile
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

Buena relación precio calidad”

Es un hostal con una ubicación buena, el personal no es muy comunicativo, eso podría mejorar. Es muy espacioso, gente ordenada y decente. Se podría mejorar la higiene de los baños, ya que no huelen muy bien y hay tazas que no tienen tapa.

Reviewed June 12, 2022

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6.0
Eva from Spain
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Las duchas son una pesadilla”

Pros: Buena ubicación si quieres ir a la playa. Personal muy majo. Contras: Es un alguergue superviejo, ni llegué a ducharme porque: 1. La puerta de las duchas de chicas no tiene pestillo. 2. La luz de la sala es por sensor y dura menos de un minuto encendida, y como no tiene ventanas te quedas totalmente a oscuras. Y estar saliendo de la ducha desnuda para que el sensor te detecte en una sala en la que puede entrar cualquiera tiene sentido 0. 3. El techo estaba lleno de humedades.

Reviewed June 09, 2022

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4.8
Teresa from Spain
Solo traveler
Shared Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

Acceptable”

Los códigos de la puerta son poco visibles, están por detrás, en la columna. Tarde bastante en salir agua caliente de las duchas y en una de las cocinas nunca o casi nunca hay cubiertos.

Reviewed May 21, 2022

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7.6
Very good
Benjamín from Spain
Solo traveler
Shared Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Very good”

Muy limpio y ordenado, sólo la atención al huésped fue demorada la apertura.

Reviewed May 06, 2022

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