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Ideal Youth Hostel

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Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Private Bathroom | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Ideal Youth Hostel

Ideal Youth Hostel

2.0 star property
City centre hostel within walking distance of La Rambla
6.4 out of 10 Good
6.4/10 Good

140 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
The price is £122
Price available on 26/6/2023
Carrer de la Unió, 10, Barcelona, 08001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker space

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Barcelona
  • La Rambla - 1 min walk
  • Boqueria Market - 4 min walk
  • Barcelona Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Plaça de Catalunya - 13 min walk
  • Port de Barcelona - 15 min walk
  • Passeig de Gràcia - 21 min walk
  • Casa Batllo - 21 min walk
  • Casa Mila - 26 min walk
  • Barceloneta Beach - 26 min walk
  • Sagrada Familia - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) - 16 min drive
  • Plaça de Catalunya Station - 13 min walk
  • Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station - 15 min walk
  • Barcelona (YJD-Barcelona-France Train Station) - 16 min walk
  • Liceu Station - 2 min walk
  • Drassanes Station - 6 min walk
  • Jaume I Station - 8 min walk


  • Rocambolesc - 1 min walk
  • Tablao Flamenco Cordobes - 2 min walk
  • Bar Cañete - 1 min walk
  • McDonald's - 1 min walk
  • KFC - 1 min walk

About this property

Ideal Youth Hostel

Ideal Youth Hostel features a rooftop terrace and puts you only steps from La Rambla. Also, Plaça de Catalunya and Port de Barcelona are within a 15-minute walk. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and WiFi. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Liceu Station is 2 minutes and Drassanes Station is 6 minutes.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property is located in the city's Low Emission Zone; only low-emission vehicles are permitted to enter. Guests with non-Spanish license plates must register their vehicle with the city in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Lockers available


  • Lift

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 25+ Mbps)


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.13 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Towels are available for an extra charge of EUR 5 per person, per stay (or guests may bring their own)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Ideal Youth Hostel Barcelona
Ideal Youth Barcelona
Ideal Youth
Ideal Youth Hotel Barcelona
Ideal Youth Hostel Barcelona
Ideal Youth Hostel Barcelona
Ideal Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Ideal Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Barcelona

Frequently asked questions

Does Ideal Youth Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ideal Youth Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Ideal Youth Hostel?
As of 4 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ideal Youth Hostel on 26 Jun 2023 start from £122, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ideal Youth Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ideal Youth Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Ideal Youth Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Ideal Youth Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ideal Youth Hostel?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Ideal Youth Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Barcelona (5-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Ideal Youth Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
What's the area around Ideal Youth Hostel like?
Ideal Youth Hostel is in Downtown Barcelona, a short 2-minute walk from Liceu Station and 13 minutes' walk from Plaça de Catalunya. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Very bad atmosphere,very dirty ,no kitchen,dirty bathrooms
yusuf, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

The whole stay wasnt good had to book another hostel as it was that bad. I certainly will not be booking this again in the future. There was a odd smell that wouldnt go away as soon as i first walked into the room .Toliet door was damaged no lock. The beds were not stable. The bedsheets were filthy. I couldn't finish the stay in this one. I can say the hostel that i booked was 10 times better than this horrible one.
2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Pase 5 noches en este Hostel, nos dieron una habitacion al lado del baño justo donde se escuchan las vibraciones y ruidos de la cañeria de la ducha del baño de caballeros, cada vez que alguien se bañaba en la noche te despertaban.... Ruidoso, desaseado.
Diego, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Jake, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Craig, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

You get what you pay for - bed and dorm was clean, but the rest of the hostel left a lot to be desired. It felt very industrial, and the bathroom was hideous.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nicely updated lobby and hallways; and excellent, helpful staff. While the bed was comfortable, the rooms could use a little love and the bathrooms were just okay. You can’t beat the location, though!
2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Staff seemed agitated all the time. Rooms were not air conditioned and there aren’t any outlets for in the rooms themselves except for a couple that had to be shared between 10 people. Wouldn’t recommend if you want a good launching point for your trip.
Arthur, 7-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

The location of the hostel is the only good thing about it. The rooms are jammed packed, hot and humid with 2 outlets at the most. I stayed in a 10 bed and it was unbearable. We had 2 outlets and both were used for the fans because it was so hot. The showers were very old and the water was either super hot or freezing no control of the temperature. The staff is nice but I wouldn’t recommend this place. Additionally, the name mentions it’s for youth and I was surprised to see older men in my room which is uncomfortable as a younger female.
3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Yasir, 2-night trip
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