Itaca Hostel, Barcelona

Gothic Quarter
4,174 Reviews
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A small, bright, and clean hostel. There are only a few rooms and they are spacious, with bunkbeds and medium size lockers. The bathrooms are clean but unfortunately there is only one toilet for each sex and there is no hot water at the sinks for shaving. There is a full kitchen and eating area (only open from 2 PM to 10 PM). There is also a small common area with tables in the lobby area.

There is a daytime lockout and a 3 AM curfew, which may be a problem if you like going out since Barcelona clubs don't get going until after 2 AM. But other than these few drawbacks, it's a good choice if you're looking for a small, friendly, laid-back place to sleep.

Update from the hostel owner: We have been notified of some corrections and changes. They say they have more than one sink and have hot water for shaving. The kitchen is now open from 9AM to 11PM. There is no curfew now.
Hostelz Staff Reviewer

Hostel was average. Spoilt by small things whilst staying.

Stayed in February and there was no warm water in the taps for kitchen or wash basins. Shower water was too hot or too cold. WIFI signal was very poor in rooms even with the signal boosters. There was limited heating in the rooms. Placed in an 8 bed dorm with 2 long term (mature) guests who arrive after midnight and insist on opening the balcony door in very cold night in Barcelona. On complaining to staff the best that can be done is to be moved to another dorm with a very loudly snoring older man. It's surprising that the balcony door is not locked closed at night time -- the drunk guest who caused the disturbance could so easily have fallen from the balcony. The police arrive in the middle of the night to check id of a staying guest who was sleeping in the dorm -- as the guest could not show his id the police take the guest away. The Spanish management team need to sort out these small things instead of acting very unknowing and innocent. Having experienced all this during the first night I wanted to cancel the second day of my booking -- the staff would not refund.

Age 28 | Hong Kong

A very friendly and superbly managed hostel.

Itaca is an excellent base for exploring Barcelona, but also a good place to sleep, relax and restore weary bones. Breakfast is very good, beds are fine, showers hot (bathrooms a little too wet at times), and cooking facilities good if sometimes cramped or in hot demand. Above all, Itaca is clean, secure and well-managed. Highly recommended.

Age 62 | Australia

Bad customer service and do not book a double room!

Do not book a double room here. We paid 60 euros for a room with shared bathroom. The stairs were full of construction-poles and even the sleeping-room had construction-poles and a hole in the ceiling! We asked for discount but were not given any. Very bad customer service and greedy management.


A great hostel.

I had booked to stay here for five nights but ended up staying there my whole trip (two weeks). As it's really reasonably priced i could afford it even on a tight budget. The staff are friendly and helpful and spoke very good english. The place is clean and bright and colorful, i loved the paintings on the walls up the rooms. The kitchen and lounge areas are great and helped me save a lot of money as i didn't have to eat out all the time. The only thing i would say i didn't like was how early they closed those rooms (10:30 p.m.) but that is such a minor thing. The location of this place is great, so close to the centre of the city, although it is a little hard to find at first. Recommend this place.


This hostel was a bit hard to find on the map because it's down a small street, but it was well worth it. The hostel has a very artsy theme to it, with each room being a different color and a beautiful painting on the wall in the main lobby. The showers were push button type showers, which was a bit strange. There is a small kitchen, which was nice to make dinner in. The staff were also friendly and helpful. The lockers in each room are a bit like gym lockers, but are roomy and enough to put what you need, but not big enough to put a large backpack. I would definitely stay there again if in Barcelona.


The location is awesome, right in the old-city and walking distance to many places of interest and to the metro. Stores, cafes, restaurants, and nightlife are all close by. The hostel itself has a warm and inviting atmosphere -- it's relatively small, which is a good thing in terms of getting know other people staying there. The staff are friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. The common rooms seem to close up a little too early though -- the area upstairs is locked up; and although the downstairs area with tables/internet/reception remains open 24 hours, it's not really conducive to anything to raucous and lively late at night. Overall, i had a great time staying here and everyone was really nice, both staff and fellow guests.

Nick J.P.

Very good. I haven't stayed in a hostel for years, since I travelled around the Middle East when I was 19. This one was really well-run, clean, cheap and very well-situated. The only bad points are that the map on their website that tells you where to go is rubbish, the main stairwell has a musty, somewhat sewagey smell and the showers, though hot, aren't great. However, everything else is good, and the staff are excellent -- really friendly and helpful and surely able to get jobs that pay several hundred times what they must earn in the hostel. The curfew is 4 a.m. by the way, not 3 a.m. I took the precaution of using earplugs and had several very good nights' sleep.

Chris Shevlin

Great location, although a little hard to find. The rooms are some of the nicest that I've seen, with large lockers. Very clean! If I were back in Barcelona, I would go here again!


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Itaca is a hostel inspired by travel and run by travellers. We tried to bring together all that we've enjoyed in many hostels we've stayed in around the world. We hope you'll find a comfortable and sociable atmosphere where you can discover our culture at your own pace.
The Location is unbeatable, it's located in a quiet street next to the Plaza de la Catedral, the heart of the Gothic Quarter Barcelona and a few metres from "Las Ramblas". This allows you to walk to the main tourist attractions, the beach and the most popular places to go out and explore the city, from traditional tapas bars to the most festive nightlife.

Itaca Hostel Barcelona is a family hostel with close contact with our guests., we try to find a solution to every problem, our aim is to make your stay as comfortable , fun and satisfying as possible.

We're not a "party hostelbut for those who like to party, we provide all the information you need to enjoy the nightlife that exists in our city away from the hostel

The staff work to make your stay unforgettable, very familiar with the city, always ready to give you all the information you need about Barcelona. Moreover every day we have a free guided tour of the Gothic Quarter of the city.

Itaca Provide you:


To reach us have a look at our city map


They are acctually INDEPENDENT APARTMENTS with two separated rooms that can fit up to 6 people. Ideal for a family or a group of few friends. (Minimum 3 nights)

It's only 5 minutes walk from Itaca Hostel.
It is located next to "Palau de la Música" and "Gothic Cathedral"
Beautiful and comfortable apartment. Can lodge even 5 people:

It is only 10 minutes walk from Itaca Hostel.
It is located next to "Las Rambles"
Beautiful and cosy apartment. Can lodge even 6 people:

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Location and Contact




Address: Calle Ripoll 21, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Itaca Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Itaca Hostel Barcelona
Phone Number: +34 933 019 751
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Quiet Rest



City Tours

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms


24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Walking Tours

Airport Pickup


Wheelchair Accessible


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 16

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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