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Barcelona - Ideal Youth Hostel

C/Unió 12, Barcelona, 08001, Spain

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Overall Rating 68%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 74%
Cleanliness 63%
Location 91%
Security 74%
Service 57%
Comfort 49%
Green rating 63%

Ideal Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Barcelona, 50m from the famous Ramblas and just next to the Liceu, Barcelona's Opera House.

  • Dorm
    From $15.43
10 or more people?

Barcelona Hostel

Hostel Barcelona

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Ideal Youth Hostel is located in Barcelona city centre in the Ciutat Vella neighbourhood - the liveliest culture and leisure area in Barcelona and near to the well-known La Rambla and Gran Teatro del Liceo Theatre.

Accommodation is offered in dorms and private rooms, some with balconies and all with individual lockers, and you get free breakfast, Wi-Fi and Internet access, use of a great roof terrace, tourist information area and on request half or full board meals and lunch boxes are available.

Ideal Youth Hostel is close to the ‘Bel Luna’ Jazz club on Rambla de Catalunya, and you can easily access to Magic Fountain of Montjuic and La Sagrada Família – one of the most visited monuments in Spain which is still under construction after more than 100 years and attracts around 2.8 million visitors a year!


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • A deposit is payable at check-in.
  • A deposit is payable at check-in. For room keys
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of EUR 2.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning Type - In selected areas
  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +34934838363

Fax. +34934838350

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Las Ramblas (Less than 500 m)
  • Barri Gotic (Less than 500 m)
  • Palau Guell (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



Location is good, but street noise made the stay unpleasant. Staff was generally unpleasant and unhelpful, except one guy (from Italy) at the front desk who always had a smile and a willingness to help solve any problems or issues. One of the shift managers was actually nasty to me because my key card was not working reliably. I stayed in an 8 bed dorm that had 1 electrical outlet ... for 8 people! That is INSANE! There was no place anywhere in the room to hang clothes or a towel. Same in the bathroom, no place to set your toiletries or keep your towel or clothes off the floor. Totally UNACCEPTABLE! I have specifically warned over a dozen hostel clients against this place and will continue to do so as I travel Europe for these 3 months. That will be a lot of bad press for this place. It is a nice space and could be 4-5 star except for some clothes hooks, towel bars, shelving, bed lights and electrical outlets. But between the staff and the lack of reasonable amenities, this place is a dirt floor cave!


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Sat 11 May 2019

Breakfast is not included. That's why it's more expensive than it looks like. It depends on what you want: near to the Rambla and the party zone or comfort and service.


Avatar for Hanno


Sun 28 Apr 2019

Muy bien ubicado. Adecuado para mochileros y grupos. Si vas sólo depende de si te gusta compartir habitación o no. Baño en la habitación. Buen precio


Avatar for Francisco


Tue 26 Mar 2019

I have always stayed in hostels when I travel. This must be the worst. Although, well located in the city centre, the general state of the building needs complete updating. The entrance is a disgrace. SOS send help please


Avatar for Daben


Thu 21 Mar 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (1 to 2km)
  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (At or next to the hostel)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Gym (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (1 to 2km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

L3 (Liceu)
1.5km from Plaça Catalunya.

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