Barcelona hostels

5 Best Hostels in Barcelona, Spain

Updated: January 25, 2022

If you are fortunate enough to find yourself in Spain, you will not want to miss out on seeing Barcelona. This coastal city is filled to the brim with amazing sights and activities.

Barcelona lies on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, so you can enjoy chilled-out days lounging on the beach with a drink in your hand. Or, you can take on the city and the countless stores, museums, parks, and restaurants within it. The infamous artist known as Antoni Gaudí has many works all around Barcelona, such as his houses lining the street and the positively jaw-dropping La Sagrada Família. The Barcelona City History Museum is a fantastic spot if you consider yourself to be a history buff.

Park Güell is another extraordinary spot in Barcelona, and it also boasts the work of Gaudí. If you are on the hunt for some entertainment and tasty food, make your way to Las Ramblas which is a pedestrian boulevard lined with numerous stores and restaurants. Make sure you do not head out of Barcelona without trying some of their paella, too!

Choosing to book a hostel is a wonderful and affordable way to stay in the city. The following list includes some of the best hostels that Barcelona has.

 

Hostel One Ramblas

Hostel One Ramblas

At Hostel One Ramblas, you are in a prime location to easily access and enjoy some of the top sights and attractions in Barcelona. You can rest assured that Hostel One Ramblas takes cleanliness very seriously, so you can fully relax whenever you are here. There is a spacious common room and kitchen within the hostel, as well as a terrace on the roof that you can go catch some beautiful views from.

The rooms here are all provided with linens, and you can safely secure your belongings away in the lockers here. The dorms are mixed, and all of the beds come with privacy curtains, so you can rest more easily. If you need to do laundry at any point during your stay, there are facilities here for that, as well.

Hostel details

Address:
Calle Albareda 6-8, Barcelona, Spain.

Guest rating:
4.8 out of 5.

Price per night:
from $17.

More info

 

Rock Palace

Saint Jordi Hostel Rock Palace

The Saint Jordi Hostel Rock Palace is where you want to be if you love constant fun and entertainment. There is a lively bar and club area and a rooftop pool that is perfect for those warmer days and nights. You are in a prime location to reach some of the best restaurants and bars at Saint Jordi Hostel Rock Palace.

You can choose from either a mixed dorm or private accommodation at this hostel, and all are provided with complimentary bed linens. There is a kitchen handy in case you want to whip up some meals, and if you are an avid guitar player, but do not have your instrument with you, this hostel has a range of some for guests to borrow!

Hostel details

Address:
Carrer Balmes 75, Barcelona, Spain.

Guest rating:
4.7 out of 5.

Price per night:
from $18.

More info

 

Hostel One Sants

Hostel One Sants

Hostel One Sants is just a quick walk away from the main train station in Barcelona, Sants Station. You will be set with a spacious lounge area that is filled with entertainment such as a pool table and television. There is a rooftop terrace that is perfect for catching up with friends. Plus, a shared kitchen for guests to help themselves to.

There are dorms that can sleep between 2 and 6 people, and Hostel One Sants is able to provide linens for each guest staying here. There are of course security lockers accessible to lock away your things, and privacy screens have thoughtfully been installed so that you are ensured complete peace when you wind down from your day.

Hostel details

Address:
Calle Casteras 9, Barcelona, Spain.

Guest rating:
4.7 out of 5.

Price per night:
from $16.

More info

 

Yeah Hostel Barcelona

Yeah Hostel Barcelona

Up next on our list we have the Yeah Hostel Barcelona. This hostel guarantees you a good time, as guests are given a free shot when you check-in. You also get a tour of the best local bars. This is certainly a funky and colorful hostel, and it is situated close enough to walk to the metro station for nonstop adventures.

The rooms here vary from private, mixed, and female-only, so you can make your pick based on what you are most comfortable with. Each room conveniently has its own bathroom within it, has linens provided, and there are lockers for anyone who wants extra safety. There is a fun common area complete with board games and TV, too.

Hostel details

Address:
Carrer Girona, 176, Barcelona, Spain.

Guest rating:
4.7 out of 5.

Price per night:
from $19.

More info

 

Itaca Barcelona

Itaca Hostel

Finally, we have the Itaca Hostel, which is located just a few minutes’ walking distance away from Las Ramblas, one of the liveliest areas of Barcelona. Itaca Hostel hosts sangria tastings for its guests, so you can meet some new travel buddies while sipping on this classic Spanish drink. There are board games, guitars, and a television for those times you want to chill out.

You get the choice between a shared room that is mixed or a private room that you can have all to yourself. The dorms happen to have balconies, so this is a definite plus to opting for this style of room. Fresh linens for your bed are supplied by Itaca Hostel, too, so you can travel lightly.

Hostel details

Address:
Ripoll 21, Barcelona, Spain.

Guest rating:
4.6 out of 5.

Price per night:
from $16.

More info

 

Barcelona is a phenomenal city with so much to do and see. Staying in a hostel guarantees you can have the utmost convenience during your travels and the most pleasant time.

 

About our Barcelona hostel recommendations

Are you a solo traveler looking for a private room? Or a backpacker traveling around in a group wanting to stay in a cheap and cozy dorm? Above you will find the best hostels in Barcelona for all your needs.

Please note, we only list hostels that have an aggregated guest review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5. We aggregate all reviews from different booking sites and other unbiased review websites. Hence, you can be certain all hostels listed above offer an excellent value-for-money stay in Barcelona.

 

Best price guarantee

For our hostel recommendations, we work together with Hostelworld and Booking. These partnerships don’t have any influence on the recommendations we make or on the order in which our recommended hostels are listed. The reasons why we have chosen to partner with these companies is that they’re trustworthy, offer excellent service and they both apply the best price guarantee. This means you can claim a refund for the difference if you find your reservation cheaper on another website. It has to be for the same property, accommodation type, dates, cancellation policy and conditions, otherwise, you can’t claim the refund for the difference. If you book through Booking.com then all you need to do is contact them at least 24 hours before your check-in date. If you book through Hostelworld you must claim the refund within 24 hours after you made the booking.

 

Top 5 hostels in Barcelona

To summarize again, based on thousands of guest reviews, these are the best hostels in Barcelona:

 

Why you should be careful when booking the cheapest hostel available

The cheapest hostels available are typically not in a great location. If you want to go sightseeing or go for a night out in central Barcelona, you probably end up having to pay for public transport or a taxi to get there. So your stay could end up being more expensive compared to a stay in a central location. For first-time travelers, we recommend staying central anyway, but also for frequent visitors, it’s probably worth it to pay a bit more to stay in a central location.

Another reason why you shouldn’t stay at the cheapest hostel is that the people staying at the cheapest hostels are often not the people that can afford to travel like you. Because a very cheap hostel is often cheaper than renting a flat, these places tend to attract migrant workers or local misfits. That’s probably not the crowd you want to hang out with, especially if you’re a solo traveler looking for friends.

The third reason why you should avoid the cheapest hostels is safety. Some of the cheapest hostels don’t check IDs, don’t ask for signatures, or only accept cash at check-in. The hostel won’t know who is actually staying there.

Lastly, the service at these hostels isn’t great. For instance, if you choose to store your luggage, your bags will be unattended in a public space. It won’t be recorded anywhere or tagged and stored in a locked room.

So, it’s probably worth it to spend a bit more on your hostel stay in Barcelona.

And finally, a tip: always read the latest reviews of the hostel! All places have good and bad reviews, but the most recent reviews matter the most.

 

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Get to know the city even better and check out our other articles about Barcelona:

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