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Old 03-29-2005, 04:36 PM   #1
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do NOT stay at the ideal youth hostel in barcelona!

it was positivly the worst place i had ever stayed!

First, there were no lights in the hallway. Wich is ok at night, you expect it to be dark, but not at 1 in the afternoon. I was put in a room w/ something like 20 people and 2 of the 3 showers were broken!

the staff would give out room keys to anyone who asked for one, just had to make up a dumb excuse like, 'my friend is stayin in the pink room and i need to go in and see her, can i have the key?' and that's the girls room! (yes, i'm a guy).

they asked that everyone leave an id at the desk to make sure you return the room key when you check out. A lot of kids were leaving their passports or drivers liscence; all of these were kept on the main desk that was often left unattended, anyone could easily swipe them! they had a stack of about 50 liscences and passports of 'unclaimed' id's.

a friend of mine was mugged and lost all her money, phone, passport, everything and all the girl could say when she asked for a access to her room at 3:00am was, 'you have to pay for the old one first!'

anyway, i could go on for another paragraph atleast, but that should be enough

i heard kaboul was good though

enjoy your travels!
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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Wow. I stayed there last April and didn't have any problems (except for the french students on school holiday in the room next to us that blasted Shania Twain at 9am.)

I was in an 8-bed mixed dorm that had a lovely clean bathroom / shower and a little balcony. I rather liked the place. *shrug* Oh, except there was a guy who had just come from Andorra who had the fucking nastiest smelling feet EVER-- over-ripe cheese feet. He said it had been "a while" since he showered, lol. We left the room for a while to leave him to it.
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I stayed in Kabul and yeah it's clean and stuff but really not worth the money. If you're looking for a party yeah... but I'm pretty sure everyone in Barcelona is looking for a party no matter where you stay...

The +'s about Kabul

Clean
good Lockers
Nice guests
cheap (rather nasty) beer
on a beautiful courtyard

-'s

Pricey
Large key deposit
having to get there at 7am to get on a list to get a room
never eat the NACHOS
The cheap beer is gross.
Pretty small.

But it was good for my one night I spent there... the rest of my week was awesome somewhere else
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I believe another TP compadre had a bad experience there last summer as well - don't remember which of y'all it was, but it didn't sound too pleasant.

I stayed at Hôme Guest House out in the suburbs - inconvenient location, but one of my favorite places to stay ever.
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Originally posted by MolsonGirl@Mar 29 2005, 06:09 PM
I stayed in Kabul and yeah it's clean and stuff but really not worth the money. If you're looking for a party yeah... but I'm pretty sure everyone in Barcelona is looking for a party no matter where you stay...

The +'s about Kabul

Clean
good Lockers
Nice guests
cheap (rather nasty) beer
on a beautiful courtyard

-'s

Pricey
Large key deposit
having to get there at 7am to get on a list to get a room
never eat the NACHOS
The cheap beer is gross.
Pretty small.

But it was good for my one night I spent there... the rest of my week was awesome somewhere else
woohoooo that's where i am staying, and i LOVE cheap nasty beer...ROCK ON!
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