Review: Hostel 56, Urgell Barcelona

Hostel 56, was where we resided last week during our pre move trip to Barcelona. Sadly this hostel won’t be making my all time top 5 list any time soon, not because it’s awful but because it just isn’t really a hostel at all.


  •  Price!  – This was its USP, it was cheap and cheerful which is not something easy to find in this city. Barcelona hostels are quite expensive /over priced in my opinion, for what you get.
  • location  – brillant, right besides Urgel metro station, Aero bus Stop and only a 10 min walk to center. The lovely cafe next door was ideal for breaki coffee and croissant 1.90 euro.
  • cleanliness  – It’s very clean
  • Friendly & helpfull Staff / Owners

map56  2 a personal pro,is that its an apartment building no fluffy touristy stuff . feels more like a shared apartment. For us this is great, as we wanted to get a “real feel” of how it would be living here.


  • No common spaces or kitchen 😦  There is no common spaces at all. Well theres a space of sorts in the reception area however, that s is only open as and when people are checking in.
  • Tiny rooms with no heating – we stayed in a private double. It was really cold at night.
  • Thin walls. you can hear everything. And i mean everything;)!

All in All.

This is a decent  place to stay if you wanna save your pennies , and don’t plan to spending anytime inside. Under different circumstances i would spend a little more for those hostel facilities , a better social scene and all round  vibe. However, for  the  purposes of this trip, where we was on a mission everyday and literally just needed a place for our bags and to sleep, it served  us well.

Happy travels:)


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