Safestay Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona

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Not great, not terrible, but pretty overpriced

Booked this hostel because of the great location, it was sort of expensive but so is everything in Barcelona so I didn't think much of it at first. There were hordes of people there (the hostel is very large), and although there were enough rooms to house everyone, it did not seem like they had the staff and facilities to handle it. The rooms and especially bathrooms were not very clean, staff was totally absent after checkin. Additionally the elevators were too small for more than 2 people and extremely slow for a hostel with 7 floors. Common areas were fine if a little untidy, but the wifi only worked in the common rooms and was nonexistent elsewhere despite what the staff said. Overall it was pretty expensive and you could certainly do better for a lower price, but the location was worthwhile.

Anonymous
2019-06-27
Age 21 | Belgium

Nice hostel and location -- check-in staff clueless

Stayed at the end of April once for one night and second time for two nights. The beds were clean and comfortable. The shared toilets and showers were fairly clean, on fourth floor one male toilet has no lock. Some guests are dirty making the shared facilities for other guests unpleasant to use. Check-in staff say that Wifi is available everywhere in hostel -- only worked for me in the bar area on second floor. A small kitchen for guests available on 2nd floor also. The two lifts are very slow. Left luggage is charged at 3 euros for 8 hours. As a solo traveler, would have liked to meet and talk to other guests. On both occasions of staying in a shared dorm room there was a different elderly woman. So not sure that this hostel is preferred by elderly women? Check-in staff happily share guests personal details (from check-in) with other guests. One night the elderly woman in the adjacent bed was asking my age. Then she told me my age and was asking I confirm this? Other staff members were nice. On asking to change beds and room, check-in staff say "hostel is full." Check-in staff, if they don't like the question, simply say they don't understand. Check-in staff are clueless getting it wrong both times in which shared dorm I should be placed. Maybe they did it on purpose so that I would not be able to speak with anyone unless it was an old woman?

Anonymous
2019-05-01
Age 34 | British

The fantastic location and competitive price for city-centre accommodation will counter any minor downsides to Equity Point Centric hostel.

The Location

The outstanding feature of this hostel is its location. Situated on one of the main roads in one of the major areas of the city, the Equity Point Centric occupies a prime position in an old, seven-story building that has retained some of its original features. The outside is often photographed by tourists, while inside a spectacular stone staircase winds all the way up to the roof terrace (lifts are available). Metro and mainline stations are virtually outside.

Security is excellent with reception manned at all times, and guests always have to show their identity key when entering, even when well known to the staff.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are three hundred eighty beds on offer in dormitories, which can not only sleep up to twelve, but also include ten-, eight-, six-, and four-bed dorms -- some are female only -- plus private rooms. Not all rooms are en suite and bathrooms tend to be small. The bathroom in the en-suite dorms is kept as clean as is possible although the automatic lights tend to switch off too quickly, which can be annoying if you are in the shower cubicle. If the en suite bathroom is busy, there are extra showers and toilets on each floor but the numbers are not overly generous. Shelves or hooks near the showers would be useful to prevent towels and clothes getting wet.

Bunk beds in the dorms are not the most comfortable, but they do have individual lights and the bedding is good. Annoyingly, power sockets tend to be right by the door and there can be a jumble of devices charging at any one time -- it's not great for security or peace of mind and there is the risk that they will get damaged as you enter and leave the room.

There are huge lockers -- which will take the biggest of bags -- and the rooms are light and airy. Some have small balconies. The street outside was not as noisy as could be expected during the night despite the busy location.

Common Spaces

There is a large common room on the second floor with plenty of tables and dining chairs, a TV area, and a bar. There is a small kitchen with fridges and a cooker but it isnt very well equipped with either cooking or eating utensils. There is generally music playing and there are a lot of computers available for guests to use. Breakfast is available for a very reasonable price. On the top floor there is another common area for relaxing, and another bar plus a roof terrace with plenty of seating, shade/shelter, and a hammock. There is a laundry space and a bag-storage room.

Summary

The staff tend to appear a bit overwhelmed during the daytime but the night staff are all fabulous and more than happy to chat. Towels are available to hire and there is free Wi-Fi in the two common rooms or at reception but you can buy a superior package, which will give you access anywhere in the hostel. Any purchases -- whether bar drinks, tea, coffee, or breakfast -- have to be conducted via voucher. Guests need to insert cash into ticket machines to be exchanged for your purchase. Due to the size and the location, the hostel may be frequented by large groups of school children, who can sometimes tend to swamp the common area, especially at breakfast time.

Jane Clements
2015-09-12
The entrance Reception the roof terrace The upstairs common room Breakfast at Equity Point Centric The common room TV area and computers 12 bed female dormitory 12 bed en-suite dorm

Large clean modern hostel -- staff a little racist

In my place a friend from UK stayed at EPC. For him it is a large clean, modern hostel well suited to a young and lively party crowd with a bar and daily club night events. It was the best priced hostel in Barcelona at the time of booking. He would recommend though with so many guests staying the staff played on racial differences between nationalities by deliberately clashing them and placing them in the same dorm rooms. Even then a small minority within the hostel tried to spoil his holiday. Helped along by the english services, local spanish authorities, and some hostel staff tried getting him into trouble during his stay in Barcelona. Best time there was @ Shoko club really cool place.

Ariel Marquis
2010-09-24
France

Centric Point is one of three Equity Point Hostels in Barcelona. Located in a beautiful converted apartment block on the prestigious shopping street Passeig de Gracia, it is within easy walking distance of the famous La Rambla and is very close to the Passeig de Gracia metro station. The hostel is equipped with two elevators, allowing access for disabled guests.

The Location

The location of Centric Point on Passeig de Gracia makes it perfect for visitors to Barcelona hoping to shop until their bags burst! Some of the cities most prestigious shops such as Burberry and Cartier are located here, as well as many more accessible to the average traveler! Also located very close to the hostel are several of Antoni Gaudi's most famous buildings -- a must for all visitors to Barcelona.

The neighbourhood is very safe (though all visitors to Barcelona should be aware of rampant pickpocketing, particularly of tourists) and guests should feel comfortable at night. There are many bars and restaurants in the area to suit all budgets, as well as being close to several supermarkets for self-caterers.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Centric Point offers accommodation from doubles to dorms. Dorms are spacious and exceptionally clean, and are furnished with bunk beds, lockers, and coat racks. Beds have individual reading lights and many rooms are ensuite. Additionally, there are bathrooms on each floor consisting of approximately three toilets and showers per gender. Rooms are accessed by key card.

Common Spaces

Centric Point has several comfortable communal areas. A rooftop terrace and bar has great views over the area and is a relaxing place to hang out on a summer's evening. The large breakfast dining area functions as a second communal area. As well as tables and chairs for meals, the area has a large TV with bean bags and six internet terminals (first twenty minutes free, then paid). Unfortunately, due to the provision of a bar, guests are not allowed to consume their own alcoholic drinks in these areas (or in their rooms).

The hostel has a small guest kitchen, accessible outside of breakfast hours, furnished with two ovens/hotplates; two microwaves; and some plates, cups, and cutlery. There are also a number of vending machines.

Centric Point is a fun, social hostel catering to many different types of travelers. Guests are required to identify themselves upon entry, ensuring that undesirables are not able to enter the building.

Summary

Centric Point is a fantastic hostel, particularly for those not used to hosteling/backpacking. It would also suit group travelers looking to book entire dorms to cut on costs. A simple breakfast and the pillowcase and bottom sheet are provided free of charge. Unfortunately bunk beds do not offer a great deal of privacy, though ensuite bathrooms can be used for changing. Centric Point is in an excellent area that really displays Barcelona's vibrancy and beauty.

Katie Mann
2009-08-11
Australia

Be careful about booking here

Don't be fooled by the pretty pictures of this hostel. Me and my girlfriend recently booked a private room here for two nights at 90 Euros per night! When we arrived we were excited cos it looked promising. Nice building from the outside, nice lobby, excellent location. When we got to the room however it was a dingy windowless (well there was a small window that looked across three feet to a dirty concrete wall) hellhole. The room hadn't been cleaned at all when we had arrived, but we were told that it would be. The only thing that was done that day was that the sheets had been changed but the new ones had hairs all over them. There were hairs all over the floor of the room and in the shower drain. The room that we'd been put in was directly across from the exit from the common room and bar of the hostel so we barely slept the first night for people coming and going an being generally loud. The drainage pipes must have run just behind the wall of this room cos there was a constant sound of running water all night just to add to the misery. The lockers here require you to bring your own padlock (not required in most good hostels) or buy one from the desk. The guy on the desk gave us no alternative and fobbed us off with the fully booked excuse. It might sound like I'm being unrealistic about what I expected but after recently touring Thailand together and staying in many hostels that offer far more for much less then you resent being ripped off Barcelona. My advice is not to stay here, or at least not on the second floor. It is centrally located but you can get much better hostels a bit further out where you'll get more comfort and less hassle for your money.

Andrew & Pamela
2009-05-27
England

Fun, Clean, Great Location!

This hostel was really clean and nice, the rooms are pretty spacious even when they have twelve beds in there. The bar is lots of fun and they have a nice continental breakfast. You might have to stand in line for the computers, but they are free! This hostel is right in the middle of some of Barcelona's best shopping and restaurants. The security was great, they check your ID when you come in, and they have big lockers in every room. The staff was so helpful -- I'd recommend taking advantage of their daily excursions and other offers. I took the Tapas Tour and we went to a restaurant, flamenco bar, and out for drinks for 18. The only bad part is they don't give you a top sheet, just a bottom sheet to put on your mattress. If you want another sheet or a towel, it is 2. It was really cold in our room and I didn't have a top sheet or a blanket so I had to roll up in my bottom sheet like a burrito.

Emily
2008-07-28
United States

Mediocre Hostel at best

The location is alright, though I would have preferred a location closer to the Gothic Quarter. There is a frat-boy mentality to this hostel whereas it's populated mostly by spoiled Americans. If your looking for an authentic Catalonia experience, don't come here. The beaches at Barcelona are nothing special.

Alex
2007-12-18
Canadian

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Address: Passeig de Gràcia 33, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Website Safestay Passeig de Gràcia Barcelona (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +34 932 312 045, +34 93 215 65 38
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Facilities and Amenities

Groups (10+ people)

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

City Tours

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Towels

ATM

Air Conditioning

Bar

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Elevator/Lift

Evening Entertainment

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

TV

Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

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