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Feetup Hostels - Yellow Nest Barcelona

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Hostelz.com's Review
Feetup Hostels-Yellow Nest Hostel is part of a series of hostels in Spain. Check-in is quick and efficient; the front desk accepts credit cards. The receptionists are friendly and helpful, and speak both Spanish and English -- they offer plenty of info about the various sites and tours of Barcelona.

The Location

The hostel is located near the Badal station on the Linea 5 of the Barcelona metro. The directions on the website are a bit ambiguous, but we eventually found it. From the metro you can quickly get anywhere in Barcelona. There are several supermarkets and many restaurants in the area.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms have bunk beds made of steel poles that make a bit of noise if there is any movement. This isn’t a problem if you have a petite, sound sleeper on the other half of your bunk, but otherwise it could be an issue. There are large lockers in the rooms, big enough for a medium-size suitcase, a backpack, and a few other things; you must bring your own lock. The bathrooms aren’t at all attractive, but they are kept clean, which can’t be taken for granted in a hostel. Towels are not provided; if you want one, you must rent it from the hostel. There are separate male and female shower/bathroom facilities on each floor. The shower shuts off after about a minute, after which you must push the button again. There are no issues with water temperature.

Common Spaces

There is a large common area, with one main room (which features computers that you can rent for internet access; many chairs, tables, and couches; and snack machines); a game room with a pool and foosball table; a kitchen with utensils, as well as refrigerator and shelf space, and a terrace upstairs.

Smoking is allowed on the rooftop terrace, and in the game room after 10 p.m., when the terrace closes. This is unfortunate, as the smoke infiltrates the entire hostel at various levels of intensity. It’s a shame that the Yellow Nest tries to espouse progressive views on issues such as ecology, but lags several years behind on this basic health issue. The hostel has free Wi-Fi, which sends a strong signal throughout the building. If you need something printed, you can email it to the front desk and they will print it for you for a per-page price. Yellow Nest sells breakfast in the morning for (similar to the breakfast that you might get for free at other hostels) and also has paella and sangria for sale after 9 p.m.

Summary

Barcelona is a beautiful city and has rightfully become as popular with Spanish tourists as the capital city of Madrid. Yellow Nest provides a good place to experience this city. In the end, the only issue with this hostel is the indoor smoking area and the squeaky beds. If this doesn’t bother you, then there will mostly likely be no issues with the Yellow Nest. If it does, then you may wish to nest somewhere else.

by Ggreg Snyder
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
November 2011

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