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Gracia City Hostel

1.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I’ve stayed in hundreds of hostels over the last 10 years. This is the first time I’ve been compelled to write a negative review. Stayed in the 8 bed standard dorm. It was small and cramped, which is fine as we were expecting this from a cheaper room. The floors were filthy with hair all over. It seemed the only cleaning that took place was to throw out my toothbrush and toothpaste while I left it on the sink for 5 minutes to get something from the room. Aside from this, and by far the worst problem, was the <6 month old baby in our dorm. Why anyone thought this would be acceptable is entirely beyond me. The baby slept on a bunk with the mother each night - which in itself is dangerous. Obviously, being an infant, it kept our whole dorm up all night. The hostel’s website stated that it’s family friendly, which is fine, but this is just not ok. Why not upgrade them? There’s no changing facility, so the baby was changed on the bed. In an 8 bed dorm. In a hostel. When the baby wasn’t crying, the water moving through pipes upstairs was super loud and grating. So we basically got no sleep the entire 4 nights we were here. The location is good. Garcia is a great suburb. The common area was fine but had 0 atmosphere. Breakfast was fine. Don’t bother unless you’re booking a private room.

This has got to be by far the most hideous place I've ever stayed at. The rooms are always dirty and too hot, and the staff won't care if you're asleep and will be extremely loud when "cleaning." The breakfast is terrible and cheap. And don't even get me started on the restrooms. There's only two toilets for an entire floor (i.e. like at least 50 people) and the showers... my God, the showers: that area is so poorly designed and the water is either hotter than hell or colder than your ex's heart; there's no in between. Worst place ever. I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy. There is absolutely nothing good about it. But you know what they say, "cheap is cheap."

12 people in a very small room in the hight of summer is pretty unbearable. Breakfast is hit and miss, they don't seem to replenish the food regularly, it didn't matter when we came down to eat there was never a full spread, and we spent 3 nights here. staff are pretty nice. common area is lovely, kitchen looks good but the hob is really rubbish and it took forever just to boil some pasta. The showers overflow every time you use them and the management seemed unconcerned when we reported this. Cleaning lady is a joy, she will sing loudly at you, its very nice.

Although the hostel charge 80 euro for 2 person and also in the reception surprisingly(!) they ask for more than that, the hostel was quite disappointment !! 1. charge for the towel 2 euro , the shower is very small for a share bathroom :very small room the bed was really uncomfortable and make alot of noise 3.breakfast was poor but it's ok consider the price 4.the location is great the bottom line there is no value for money in the hotel

Fantastic location, about 20 minutes walk from the beach but close to metro stations. Very small. Rooms were very basic. No safe. Lockers with no locks, I presume they would provide locks for an extra cost. Kitchen is good. Very expensive to do washing and laundry. Limited bathrooms, showers were faulty but usable. Few power cut outs which were fixed quickly.

Very neat and tidy place! New comfortable pillows, cotton freshly ironed sheets, friendly stuff and a very good breakfast! All at the best price ever! Thank you very much Roger and María for your tips

Stayed here in summer 2016. We booked for a 4-bed dorm. It was clean and great. Got the room on the first floor. Have to use card to enter the room (if I'm not mistaken). The toilet and the bathroom was clean. Bed was clean. Staffs were friendly and helpful. It is a good stay for backpackers. The only thing that spoiled our trip was that we shared with two Polish travellers. They couldn't stop talking, unfriendly and rude. Ugh. Other than that, everything was great. We got to enjoy the La Merce festical :D

For my first journey to Barcelona and fist solo stay in a hostel, Gracia City Hostel turned out to be a great choice! Two meals a day are free but worth tipping for, it seemed like at least one person was constantly cleaning, and the atmosphere is wonderful. I would recommend this hostel whether you're interested in an exciting night-life or a fairly quiet place to rest. The location is great - in an alley off a main street, not far from the metro and bus stops. Thanks Gracia City Hostel for the fun stay and opportunity to meet new people from all over the world!

By far the best hostel experience i have had! The staff at Gracia City Hostel was immediately helpful and welcoming when my brother and I arrived at the hostel where we stayed for three days and three nights. We were shown a map of the city by the girl working at the front desk when we arrived and she proceeded to mark down the best sight seeing locations and give us suggestions on food, nightlife, and other entertainment. On the first night we were invited to a night out by our host, Luciano Hildebrand Penuela, which would take place after the complimentary, and delicious, dinner cooked by Gracia's house chef. Luciano proceeded to take my brother and I, as well as other guests, out for a great night on the town with dancing, festivities and great company. We were also taken out by Luciano the following night which lived up to the same expectations. I highly recommend this hostel for anyone looking to travel to Barcelona on a budget and have a quality stay!

I had a great experience at The Gracia City Hostel. Everyone was very nice and welcoming. They have a really good chef who cooks every night for free but of course tips are appreciated. The food was amazing so I tipped every night. The night tour guide Luciano took us out and showed us a good time. He was super funny and helpful. I recommend staying here even if you are not on a budget because as soon as you get there it feels like home. Cheers!

Carrer Sant Pere Martir 18 Barcelona Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Casa Batllo and Casa Mila
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Gracia City Hostel places you in Gracia, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Casa Batllo and Casa Mila. This 12-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a computer station, and a library. Located in central Barcelona, the hostel is also near Sagrada Familia and Palau de la Musica Catalana.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds sport down comforters. Bathrooms are shared.

Property features

At Gracia City Hostel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a library. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 420 reviews