How to find the best hostels in Barcelona? Whether you’re looking for value or quality or a party hostel Barcelona has them all.
When travelling, accommodation can be one of your biggest costs. But by staying in a hostel, it can be one of your lowest. No matter how long you scour the internet for, or how many ‘last minute deal’ notifications you sign up for, you would never get a hotel room for that price.
A huge plus is that most hostels have fully equipped kitchens and, again, this great for saving money. Some hostels have their own restaurants, others make evening dinners and most offer breakfast. All at reasonable prices, of course.
Another reason why staying in a hostel is also an excellent option is because you are staying with other people and this enriches the experience. On top of it, it is a wonderful way to get travel tips and share information about the area.
In order to accommodate 8 million annual visitors there are hundreds of hotels, hostels, and short term apartment rentals in Barcelona. So, with so many options on hand, how do you find the best hostels in Barcelona? Easy. Read the list below!
Generator Hostel Barcelona: The hostel is actually a combination hotel and hostel, with the hotel wing having its own elevator. The hostel section has both shared dorm rooms and private rooms, while the hotel has private singles and doubles. The five-floor Generator is located in the Gracia District of Barcelona, not far from the Casa Mila, and about a 15-minute walk from the Sagrada Familia.
Equity Point Centric: Equity Point Centric is located on Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia, a few minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya. This well-equipped hostel offers breakfast, free WiFi in common areas and a guest kitchen. The dorms and rooms at Centric are spacious and air-conditioned with bottom linen, pillow cases, and lockers.
Urbany Hostel BCN GO!: The hostel is located in Glories, close to a big shopping mall and the new Design Museum, but also lies within about a 20-minute walk to the famous Sagrada Familia church. This is a typical big, European hostel with all the facilities, party atmosphere and communal areas that you could be looking for. The rooms are small, but bright and each have their own bathroom.
Ítaca Hostel: Located in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic area, in a quiet street opposite the Cathedral, Ítaca Hostel has clean, cosy and spacious facilities. It offers four dorm rooms and one private twin room in the main building, with a few more private rooms in another building a couple streets away. The larger upstairs common space is furnished with a couple comfy couches and the kitchen is situated downstairs.
Mambo Tango: The small lobby decorated with maps and trinkets, and the warming feel of the lounge area with its bare brick walls, colourful tiles, comfy sofas and shelves full of books make it the ideal place to relax after a day exploring the city. There are dorm bunk, twin bed or double rooms to choose from, which are all clean and modern. The staff also offers excellent services such as free breakfast, a communal kitchen, free wi-fi and free drinks all day.
Bedcelona Gracia Hostel: Bedcelona Gracia hostel is a brand new hostel is set in Barcelona’s Gracia district, a quick 5-minute walk from Joanic Metro station. Dormitory rooms are bright and feature minimalist decor although bathrooms are shared. They include bunk beds and lockers to use with your own padlock or one rent at the hostel.
Kabul Backpackers Hostel: It sits on Plaça Reial, one of the top spots for nightlife in the city, and just steps from lively Las Ramblas. There’s a casual, pub-like style throughout the common spaces, which are outfitted with games, vending machines, and internet stations, plus a bar on the rooftop terrace. The 24 air-conditioned dorms are simple, but include welcome touches like curtained bunks and outlets inside the lockers.
Safestay Barcelona Gothic: It is located in the Ciutat Vella district, the oldest part of Barcelona famous for its historical monuments, narrow streets and bohemian atmosphere. You can choose from a selection of dormitory rooms available varying in size from 6-18 and female only dorms as well. Breakfast is served every day, and there is also a basic kitchen that you can use to prepare your own meals.
Center-Ramblas: This hostel is located in an early 20th century building, just a few steps away from Las Ramblas. The staff offers you a warm and nice welcome, along with the best facilities (air conditioning, central heating, elevator…) so you can have a pleasant, comfortable and calm stay.
Alberguinn: It is located in the Sants district, a 5-minute walk from the main train station Barcelona Sants, and a 10-minute walk from the Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona soccer team stadium. The Sants neighborhood is great if you enjoy local culture – you’ll eat some of Barcelona’s best and cheapest tapas here. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen, a common room with a TV and computers to use, and the dorms have cozy bunks and lockers.
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