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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here before about two years ago with my sister, so when I came back by myself I wanted somewhere safe and with a nice atmosphere. Boy was I not disappointed! Great staff, great location and wonderful service. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting Barcelona ;)

Thank Emilia L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked so much to visit Barcelona and Itaca on my vacations. This hostel are very comfortable and fells like home. Great experience. Big and clean rooms. Nice shower. Professional staffs. I just loved to be there.

Thank Tieri W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The place is great, and the location is perfect. Very friendly staff. Everyone is willing to help but they have had a little bed bug issue lately which they are trying to solve quickly. Would still recommand you stay there though.

Thank Leia S
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I learned about Itaca Hostel from a coworker who had stayed there when he visited Barcelona. I took his advice and stayed there for 2 days. I can't say enough positive things--from the comfortable and quiet sleeping spaces, to the lockers where I could secure my belongings, to the spacious kitchen, dining area, and common rooms where I met and... More 

Thank Zachary Z
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Since it was my first trip to Barcelona and first time experience with staying for 6 nights in a hostel - it took me some time to find a good, reliable hostel, which would be located in a perfect location and Itaca hostel with its team completely met my expectation. Location. This hostel is located literally 500-600 meters away from... More 

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

My friends and I enjoyed a four night stay here and loved it! We found it clean and the facilities were perfect. the staff were so nice and helpful Layla in particular was very helpful and we really enjoyed her company! The location is perfect, it is right in the center of everything and a minutes walk from a metro!

Thank Jen G
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! Very central/close to lots of attractions and a short walk to the beach. The staff were always helpful, whether it was directions, food recommendations or a 2am chat. We loved Kara!! Kitchen, bathrooms and living areas were always tidy. Only two MINOR issues - showers are on timer savers and the beds were a bit creaky, but... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

What a great place. The location is excellent, the staff are great and the hostel was kept spotlessly clean throughout my 4 night stay. There is a relaxed, friendly atmosphere - even if you are in Barcelona to party (as many guests were) the hostel is great, it is staffed 24/7 and provides a quiet break from the city. The... More 

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I stayed at the Itaca Hostel for 2 nights in June in the twin room. The hotel is excellently located - just off the major pedestrian malls and close to plenty of bars and restaurants. The room was basic and clean, with a fan to help cool down the room during the hot Spanish summer. The staff were extremely friendly... More 

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Itaca Hostel is a great place to stay if you're in Barcelona for a few days. Itaca's location can be described as perfect, right next to the Catedral de Barcelona (Barri Gotic), but in a narrow alley, so there is no noise during the night. The reception is occupied 24/7 and everybody I met working there was really friendly... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located in the heart of the Gothic area of Barcelona, in a quiet pedestrian street next to the Cathedral square.If you stay with us, in just a few minutes walk you have all the main cultural atractions (Picasso Museum, Cathedral, Music Palace, Gaudí’s arquitecture, MACBA, CCCB, Ramblas…) the beaches, traditional tapas bars and areas to enjoy the cosmopolitan nightlife of Barcelona.We guarantee you are in the centre, where everything happens but you will have peace to sleep well!!In Itaca we don’t allow people to stay who don’t respect the right of others to rest. For those (like us!) who like to enjoy the nightlife but also the wide cultural variety our city offers, Itaca is the ideal place to stay. For those who look for getting drunk and out of control, well, we suggest that you head to one of the many ‘Party Hostels’ that exist in Barcelona!Itaca has a maximum capacity of 30 people, this allows us to have a more personal touch with you, and between you. We are able to give you the attention and help that you need to enjoy your stay with us.Our installations are spacious, clean and welcoming. All the rooms are exteriors with balconies. We have dormitories, double rooms, family rooms and apartments.US….Inspired by our travels, we opened Itaca en August 2001 with the intention of bringing together the things we liked best from other places, creating a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. A place to socialize and rest, where you will feel free to discover our culture at your own pace. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Itaca Hostel

Address: Ripoll 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Price Range: RM80 - RM422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Itaca Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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“Ask for a lower bunk of you stay for a while.”
 of 5 bubbles 792dmitrib, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“As per usual its good to request bottom bunk as the stairs are hard to navigate”
 of 5 bubbles 29jeng, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The twin room comes with your own toilet”
 of 5 bubbles Lubey_Adventures, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Twin Room was nice but the window was to the inside of some buildings, 6-bed-Room looks perfect !!”
 of 5 bubbles 625lutzd, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“The red room was perfect, it was large and right next to common room and ladies toilet.”
 of 5 bubbles ashleighw970, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
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