Best Hostels in Barcelona in 2020 • 33 EPIC Places to Stay

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Barcelona was one of those surprise-cities for me. I wasn’t expecting much, and I ended up completely blown away.

The beaches, the clubs, the food, the architecture – Barcelona is absolutely thrilling.

But with over 150 hostels, it can be overwhelming to know where to stay in Barcelona. That’s why I wrote this article on the 33 best hostels in Barcelona.

This guide is written for travellers, by a traveller. This list of the best hostels in Barcelona is organized by your travel needs. That way, no matter what you are looking to do, you’ll be able to find the Barcelona hostel of your dreams.

Whether you are looking for a party crew for Barcelona’s hottest clubs, want to be by the beach, are looking to meet other solo travellers, or just want a cheap bed to sleep on – you’ve come to the right place!

This insider list of the 33 best hostels in Barcelona will get you exactly where you need to be.

Let’s get into it!

A famous building in Barcelona

Visiting Barcelona is epic and our insider guide to the best hostels in Barcelona is here to make your life easier!

 

Picking the best hostels in Barcelona

With over 150 choices, picking only 33 was difficult, so I took all the hostels in Barcelona with the highest reviews, and separated them to meet your personal travel needs. There’s a little something for everybody!

Psst! Heading to a hostel? Don’t forget to pack a padlock! It’s well worth having one so you can secure your locker and protect your stuff!

 

Best Overall Hostel in Barcelona – Hostel One Paralelo

Best Overall Hostel in Barcelona - Hostel One Paralelo

Hostel One is one of the most fun hostels in Barcelona for solo travellers and everyone! (Free dinner.)

– $$

– Free Dinners

– Tour Desk

– Laundry Facilities

The best hostel in Barcelona, it’s hard not to make loads of new pals at the fun and friendly Hostel One Paralelo. Head off to explore Barcelona and take part in diverse activities during the day. Come home and tuck into a delicious free meal. (Yes! Free food!)

After dinner, go paint the town red with lively parties and bar crawls every night of the week. Each day is different and filled with laughter. There are three common areas to suit different moods, a well-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, and luggage storage. The comfy pod-style beds help you drop off to sleep in a heartbeat.

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Best Hostels for Solo Travellers in Barcelona #1 – Hostel One Sants

Best Hostels for Solo Travelers in Barcelona #1 - Hostel One Sants

Plenty of activities and a strong social vibe make Hostel One Sants one of the best hostel in Barcelona for solo travellers.

– $$

– Tour Desk

– Laundry Facilities

– Free Dinner

One of the best hostels in Barcelona for solo travellers, the range of activities and strong sociable vibe makes it easy to meet new people and have a fab time. Get out and about and explore Barcelona with free walking tours, come back to a welcome home, tuck into a free dinner each evening, and join an awesome free bar crawl! (Of course, you still need to foot your own booze bill!)

If you want a chilled day to recharge your batteries, the leisure basement is sure to do the trick – it has a quiet reading nook, a TV, PS3, and pool table. A kitchen, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, tour desk, book exchange, bike parking, and round-the-clock security are just a few more perks at this smashing Barcelona backpackers hostel.

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Best Hostels for Solo Travellers in Barcelona #2 – Bed & Bike Barcelona

Best Hostels for Solo Travelers in Barcelona #2 - Bed & Bike Barcelona

Plenty of activities and chill-out space make Bed & Bike a top hostel in Barcelona for solo travellers.

– $$

– Bike Hire

– Tour Desk

– Luggage Storage

If you’re an active, outgoing, and adventurous traveller, you’ll love staying at Bed & Bike Barcelona. This Barcelona hostel offers free cycling tours each morning and regular free sangria and shared dinners. A clean and cosy hostel with awesome common areas, it’s one of the best hostels for solo travellers in Barcelona who enjoy meeting heaps of like-minded folk.

It may well be tempting to just hang out in the lounge, which has guitars, a TV, a pool table, quiet reading area, comfy sofas, computers, and a Nintendo Wii. There’s a spacious kitchen, terrace, laundry facilities, and free luggage storage too. Dorm beds have curtains, lockers, and individual power points and lights. Everything is excellent!

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Best Party Hostel in Barcelona #1 – Pars Teatro Hostel

Best Party Hostel in Barcelona #1 - Pars Teatro Hostel

Pars Teatro knows how to have fun. It’s one of the best party hostels in Barcelona! Look at those smiles!

– $$

– Café

– Games Room

– Tour Desk

A popular party hostel in Barcelona, Pars Teatro Hostel is within easy reach of both Barcelona’s city centre and the beach. A hive of activity, there’s always something going on here, such as communal dinners, jam sessions, beach parties, pub crawls, sangria nights, and more.

The cool members of staff will quickly feel like long-lost pals and the age limit of 35 gives the place a proper Barcelona youth hostel vibe for the party people. The quirky theatre-style décor adds something a bit unique and the top-notch facilities include a kitchen, laid-back lounge, game room, tour desk, and laundry facilities.

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Best Party Hostel in Barcelona #2 – Kabul Party Hostel

Best Party Hostel in Barcelona #2 - Kabul Party Hostel

If you are looking for a place to rest, this is not the right place for you!”

– $$

– Free Lockers

– Games Room

– Free Breakfast

One of the best party hostels not only in Barcelona but in all of Europe – Kabul knows how to party. They even say it themselves: “If you are looking for a place to rest, this is not the right place for you!”.

Kabul offers free breakfast and free walking tours by day, and plenty of other activities too. But Kabul is one of the best party hostels in Barcelona for what happens at night. Once the sun sets there’s a BBQ on the rooftop, followed by a group tour to the hottest clubs in Barcelona – and a new one every night! Kabul Hostel has a sterling reputation as one of the best party hostels in Barcelona and for good reason.

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Best Party Hostel in Barcelona #3 – Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia

Best Party Hostel in Barcelona #3 - Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia

Relax during the day and party like a rockstar at night at one of the top hostels to party at in Barcelona – Sant Jordi.

– $$

– Café

– Tour Desk

– Luggage Storage

Another top youth party hostel in Barcelona, up-for-it travellers are sure to have a ball at Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia. Giant parties are arranged regularly throughout the week, with trips to the best bars and clubs in Barcelona.

Rest up and relax during the daytime with a spot of sunbathing or a BBQ on the terrace, a movie marathon in the spacious 24-hour lounge, or by simply vegging out in the cool skate-themed chill-out room. There are free-to-use computers and Wi-Fi to keep you connected. The modern rooms and dorms are on a separate level to the common areas so as not to interrupt your snoozes and there are plenty of bathrooms and a huge decked out kitchen.

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Heads up! If you’re heading to Barna specifically for the shenanigans (oh, the shenanigans), then check out our roundup of the best party hostels in Barcelona!

 

Best Party Hostel in Barcelona #4 – Hostel One Ramblas

Best Party Hostel in Barcelona #4 - Hostel One Ramblas

With free admission to some of Barcelona’s great clubs, Hostel One Ramblas is a budget hostel in Barcelona to keep the parties cheap!

– $$

– Free Dinners

– Laundry Facilities

– Luggage Storage

Hungry travellers will feel right at home at Hostel One Ramblas. A great budget Barcelona backpackers hostel with free dinners ensure everyone has a good feed each day while bonding with fellow guests. Nighttime fun shows you the best of Barcelona’s nightlife and you can take advantage of free admission to many of the hippest bars and clubs.

There are plenty of daytime adventures too and, if you need a quiet day off, the spacious lounge is a terrific place to relax. The larger dorm rooms have capsule-like beds with plenty of privacy. With all the freebies, this can be one of the cheapest hostels in Barcelona! Speaking off…

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Best Cheap Hostel in Barcelona #1- Fabrizzios Terrace Youth Hostel

Best Cheap Hostel in Barcelona #1- Fabrizzios Terrace Youth Hostel

Perfect location, free Breakfast, and cool vibes, Fabrizzios Terrace is one of the best cheap hostels in Barcelona.

– $

– Free Breakfast

– Café

– Laundry Facilities

It isn’t just the awesome central location – just a short walk from Sagrada Familia and other Gaudi classics – that makes this an awesome hostel in Barcelona city’s centre. Fabrizzios Terrace Youth Hostel is one of the best budget hostels in Barcelona too!

It is, however, restricted to people between the ages of 18 and 40. Filled with colour and character, the hostel has a beautiful terrace, a comfy TV lounge, and a communal kitchen. Free Wi-Fi, a PlayStation and Wii, board games, and a book exchange provide plenty of ways to kick boredom away. Dorms are spacious with lockers and towels provided.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Barcelona #2 – Mediterranean Youth Hostel

Best Cheap Hostel in Barcelona #2 - Mediterranean Youth Hostel

A budget Barcelona hostel stacked with absolute goodness.

– $

– Café

– Tour Desk

– Laundry Facilities

Our all-around favourite when it comes to choosing the best cheap hostel in Barcelona in 2020, Mediterranean Youth Hostel is filled with life and fantastic facilities, all for great prices. You may never want to leave! Security is taken very seriously, with CCTV, wristbands to access hostel areas, and free lockers.

The centrally located hostel has cool designs and comfy beds and the showers, with music piping as you bathe, channel your inner diva to belt out some karaoke! Toiletries, Wi-Fi, printing, use of computers, and maps are free, and you can also join free walking tours and varied events. With events and communal meals, a well-equipped kitchen 24/7, and common areas stacked with goodies, it’s just a kick-ass hostel in Barcelona at cheap prices!

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Best Cheap Hostel in Barcelona #3 – Jam Hostel Barcelona

Best Cheap Hostel in Barcelona #3 - Jam Hostel Barcelona

Well reviewed, clean, and homey, Jam Best is easily one of the best cheap hostels in Barcelona.

– $

– Wheelchair Friendly

– Luggage Storage

– Laundry Facilities

An eco-friendly Barcelona backpackers hostel in the interesting neighbourhood of Gracia, Jam Hostel Barcelona is a top choice for people who love staying somewhere with strong homey feels and a sense of being part of the family (with the eco-friendly twist).

Start each day with an energizing yoga session, bliss out with a massage, chat with other free-loving folks over a cup of fair-trade tea and coffee, cook healthy meals in the kitchen, and chill out in the TV room. The hostel also has laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, a book exchange, and free-to-use computers.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Barcelona – Free Hostels Barcelona

Best Hostel for Couples in Barcelona - Free Hostels Barcelona

Great facilities and private rooms, Free Hostels is a great option for any traveller and especially couples.

– $$$

– Free Breakfast

– Café

– Housekeeping

Free Hostels Barcelona has everything you need (and more) for a fantastic stay and it’s one of the best hostels for couples in Barcelona. The private double rooms come with their own bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries, while dorm beds have shutters for maximum peace and privacy (heh).

There are eye-catching flashes of art and bursts of colour throughout the friendly hostel, and the facilities are second-to-none. Cook up a storm in the kitchen, grab a bite to eat from the café, and mingle in the common area. Freebies include breakfast and Wi-Fi and getting to and from the airport is easy with the affordable transfers.

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Best Hostels for Digital Nomads in Barcelona # 1 – Sleep Green

Best Hostels for Digital Nomads in Barcelona - Sleep Green

Eco-friendly and good for Digital Nomads, Sleep Green is a really cool hostel in Barcelona.

– $$

– Lockers

– Laundry Facilities

– Bike Hire

An eco-friendly pad, Sleep Green is a youth hostel in Barcelona for people who like their travels to be as sustainable as possible. Just a stroll from the lively Las Ramblas, the hostel has cosy dorms for four, five, and six. Lockers are provided and 24-hour security adds to your peace of mind and daily housekeeping keeps everywhere fresh.

It’s also one of the best hostels in Barcelona for digital nomads, with fast and free Wi-Fi and Mac computers for guests’ use. Do note that there’s an age limit of 45.

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Best Hostels for Digital Nomads in Barcelona # 2 – Sant Jordi Gracia

Best Hostels for Digital Nomads in Barcelona # 2 -

Great for all types of travellers (including Digital Nomads), Santi Jordi is one of the coolest hostels in Barcelona.

– $$

– Lockers

– Laundry Facilities

– Steam Room

A contender for the coolest hostel in Barcelona, Sant Jordi Gracia stands out for its funky designs and trendy location in Gracia. Close to many of Barcelona’s best nightclubs and bars, the hostel is more than a place to sleep – it’s an experience. The state-of-the-art 24-hour computer room, as well as free Wi-Fi, makes it a top hostel for digital nomads in Barcelona too.

Shared spaces include a kitchen and seating area, a dining area, a terrace, and a cosy lounge with a TV, board games, and book exchange. You can even keep your clothes clean with the laundry facilities.

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Barcelona – Yeah Hostel Barcelona

Best Hostel with a Private Room in Barcelona - Yeah Hostel Barcelona

Award-winning with cool vibes, Yeah is one of the best hostels for a private room in Barcelona.

– $$$

– Bar

– Key Card Access

– PlayStation

The award-winning Yeah Hostel Barcelona is a terrific backpackers hostel in Barcelona for fun-loving social butterflies. Although the bar is lively the rooms are quiet, meaning you can be as raucous as you like and still escape for a great night’s rest. There are mixed and female-only dorms and private rooms for two and four at good prices.

Walking tours and night tours are a good way to get your bearings and meet other travellers, or you can chill in the lounge in front of the TV or challenge pals to a PlayStation splitscreen VS-off. Keep hunger away with the well-equipped kitchen.

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More of the best hostels in Barcelona

And, to really make it even easier to find the hostel for you, here are even more options of the top hostels in Barcelona. Have a great stay in Barcelona!

Are you looking to stay in a specific neighbourhood? Check out our guide to Barcelona’s best areas to stay in. 

 

Ten to Go Hostel

Ten To Go

Great bang for your buck, Ten To Go is one of the best hostels in Barcelona

– $$

– Café-Bar

– Swimming Pool

– Luggage Storage

One of our favourite youth hostels in Barcelona, the clean, comfy, and sociable Ten to Go Hostel can be found in the Sants neighbourhood. Well-connected by public transport, the cool hostel has a small swimming pool and sun loungers, ideal for taking it easy and basking in the sunshine.

There’s also a cosy common room where you can work, rest, and play, a modern kitchen, spacious bathrooms, and an on-site café/bar. Dorms are for 14 but curtains protect your privacy while you snooze.

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Barcelona Central Garden

Barcelona Central Garden

A garden terrace makes this a great accommodation in Barcelona to escape to.

– $$

– Book Exchange

– Laundry Facilities

– Steam Room

A laid-back hostel in Barcelona that’s ideal for backpackers who prefer the chilled life to the party scene, Barcelona Central Garden’s gorgeous garden terrace is the perfect place to catch some rays, mingle, and relax. There’s an indoor lounge too, complete with cable TV, and a communal kitchen.

Regular events are arranged to introduce you to Barcelona’s culture, heritage, and sights, and the hostel sits close to Plaza Catalunya. With the airport train close to hand too, it’s a great alternative to finding a Barcelona hostel near the airport.

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Rodamón Barcelona Centre

Rodamon Barcelona Centre

A minimalist hostel in Barcelona with a chilled vibe.

– $$$

– Elevator

– Book Exchange

– Laundry Facilities

Rodamón Barcelona has a wide choice of dorms, including female-only rooms for six and eight, and mixed dorms for four, six, eight, and ten. Beds have privacy curtains, personal reading lights, and individual power outlets, and each guest has a large locker.

The housekeeping team keeps everywhere looking spotless, while the friendly staff members will give you plenty of handy tips and tricks to finding the best things to do in Barcelona. The minimalist hostel has spacious shared areas, like a kitchen, lounge, and there’s free WiFi, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.

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A Good Capsule Hostel in Barcelona for Privacy – The Dream Cube Hostel

A Good Capsule Hostel in Barcelona for Privacy - The Dream Cube Hostel

A minimalist space and capsule-style dorms make this a place to stay in Barcelona with a touch less sensory stimulation.

– $$

– Complimentary Breakfast

– Tour Desk

– 24-Hour Security

The Dream Cube Hostel is close to the elegant Plaza Francesc Macia and near Barcelona’s business heart; it’s easy to get from A to B thanks to the nearby public transport links.

The capsule-style Barcelona backpacker’s hostel is a great place for travellers who value their own personal space and privacy without needing to fork out for a pricey hotel room. You don’t need to spend every second alone, though – head to the nice common room to meet others and cook up a feast in the kitchen. Breakfast, luggage storage, and Wi-Fi are free.

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Factory House

Factory House Best Hostels in Barcelona

– $$
– Tour Desk
– Café
– Laundry Facilities

Great for solo travellers and groups of friends, there’s a good selection of dorms and private rooms in different sizes at Factory House. A close hostel in Barcelona with a good location, check-in and enjoy the intimate, homey, and calm atmosphere.

Get to know your fellow backpackers in the kitchen and lounge and pick the staffs’ brains about the best things to see and do in Barcelona. Keep in mind that this hostel is quite close to a vast array of badass Barcelona bars and hip restaurants. You can also book diverse tours, get your laundry done, and plan your onward travels with the free WiFi.

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Buba House

Buba House

Buba House has a great design and feeling.

– $$

– Free Breakfast

– Café

– Laundry Facilities

An awesome youth hostel in Barcelona, the small and intimate Buba House is an ideal base for couples and solo travellers and is one of the best hostels in Las Ramblas. Clean and secure with friendly members of staff, the hostel has a fully-equipped kitchen and brightly coloured rooms and dorms. Enjoy a free breakfast each day before heading out and about to discover the best of Barcelona.

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Looking for a Hip Place to Stay in Barcelona – The Hipstel

Cool hostel in Barcelona - The Hipstel

It’s hip to be a square!

– $$$

– Café

– Tour Desk

– Bike Hire

If the name doesn’t make it clear, we’ll spell it out – The Hipstel is one of the trendiest, hippest, and probably the coolest hostel in Barcelona! Get your swag on and meet heaps of other cool cats in this stylish pad. There are no kids allowed and there’s an upper age limit of 40.

Tons of awesome Barcelona cultural activities and events are arranged to help you see Barcelona through fresh eyes, and there are also plenty of ways to have fun indoors too, without needing to even leave the hostel. Facilities include a kitchen, lounge, laundry, free Wi-Fi, bike hire, and a tour desk, and unwanted folk are kept away with the key card access.

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Sant Jordi Hostel Rock Palace

Sant Jordi Hostel Rock Palace

A Barcelona hostel with a party pool!

– $$$

– Swimming Pool

– Laundry Facilities

– Key Card Access

Tune in and rock out at the award-winning Sant Jordi Hostel Rock Palace, one of the most awesome backpacker hostels in Barcelona. The rooftop pool is a prime place to see and be seen, you can impress your new drinking buddies with a few guitar classics or drum solos, and the sociable bar/lounge is the place to be in the evenings.

There’s a large kitchen to keep the munchies away or you’ll find plenty of great restaurants within the local downtown area. Rooms are sound-proofed so there’s no worry about being disturbed if you need to catch up on your beauty sleep (for chilling by the pool).

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Itaca Hostel

Itaca Hostel

Small but heartfelt.

– $$

– Bar-Café

– Tour Desk

– Book Exchange

A small Barcelona youth hostel with a big heart and plenty of charm, Itaca Hostel can be found close to Cathedral Square. A tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life, it’s a great little sanctuary to recharge your batteries after days and nights out in buzzing Barcelona.

The spacious hostel strikes a perfect balance between privacy and sociability. Indulge in a few glasses of free sangria each Thursday, connect with other travellers in the common room, and try your hand at preparing your fave Spanish dishes in the kitchen.

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A Bohemian Barcelona Hostel – 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts&Culture

A Bohemian Barcelona Hostel - 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts&Culture

No age limit here – good. Everyone is welcome!

– $$

– Café

– Key Card Access

– Laundry Facilities

Situated close to Plaza Catalunya and with many major attractions within easy reach, 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts&Culture is a top Barcelona hotel for culture-ites, creative souls, and backpackers who want to see a different side to Barcelona. Hit up the helpful members of staff for recommendations, grab a free city map, or book a tour to discover Barcelona’s best spots. The hostel has a kitchen and outdoor common area, a quiet computer area with PCs, and an indoor café.

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Meeting Point Hostels

Meeting Point Best Hostels in Barcelona

– $$

– Games Room

– Laundry Facilities

– Bike Parking

Among the top Barcelona hostels for 2020, Meeting Point Hostels is a fresh, modern, and friendly Barcelona base. There are mixed and female-only dorms as well as private rooms, and all guests have a secure locker to keep their stuff safe.

Free Wi-Fi and multiple computers make it a great hostel for digital nomads in Barcelona who like to combine their work and fun after a great night’s sleep. Socialise in the TV lounge and on the terrace and impress your pals by cooking something tasty in the kitchen. As with many Barcelona hostels, you’ll need to rent a towel if you’re travelling light… or just travel with one!

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Fabrizzio’s Petit

Fabrizzios Petit

A Wii and a PlayStation – oath!

– $$$

– Free Breakfast

– Café

– Game Chills

A stylish Barcelona backpackers hostel, Fabrizzio’s Petit is loaded with top-notch facilities and services. Dig into a free breakfast before stepping outside for a short stroll to key landmarks like La Rambla and Sagrada Familia.

Free city tours are available too and when you return, feel right at home in the cosy living room, complete with a TV, Wii, and PlayStation. Or, you could just spend the day relaxing on the large sun terrace – bliss! Come dinner time, the kitchen makes cooking a breeze. Bike hire, laundry facilities, housekeeping, and luggage storage are just a few more reasons to stay here.

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360 Hostel Barcelona

360 Best Hostel in Barcelona

Making friends.

– $$$

– Café

– Steam Room

– Laundry Facilities

A top hostel in Barcelona for both solo travellers and groups, 360 Hostel Barcelona has terrific common spaces for mingling and relaxing. Run by travellers for travellers, it’s a pleasant base from which to discover Barcelona and make loads of new friends. There’s a café-bar right downstairs, in addition to a kitchen, lounge, and TV room and the high ceilings and big windows make the rooms feel bright and airy.

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Rocket Hostels Gracia

Rocket Hostels Gracia

For a finer touch in your Barcelona backpackers hostel.

– $$

– Café

– Laundry Facilities

– 24-Hour Reception

Situated in upper-class Gracia and within easy reach of the iconic Park Guell, Rocket Hostels Gracia is a classy Barcelona hostel for backpackers who like to mix socialising, sightseeing, and chillaxing. The cosy pod-style beds have a small shelf, curtain, light, and power outlet, as well as secure lockers underneath.

Freebies include tea and coffee, drinking water, Wi-Fi, towels, and toiletries. The events schedule is diverse, with yoga classes, communal meals, picnics, and sunset watching. The lounge is cosy and colourful, filled with vibrant designs, while the kitchen is modern and sleek.

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A Cool and Unique Hostel in Barcelona – Pars Tailor’s

A Cool and Unique Hostel in Barcelona - Pars Tailor’s

Take a step back in time.

– $$$

– Games Room

– Bike Hire

– Sim Cards

A trendy Barcelona hostel, Pars Tailor’s is definitely one of the most unique youth hostels in Barcelona. The concept is that of a vintage tailor’s shop; step back in time and imagine yourself in a dressmaker’s store in the 1930s.

In the peaceful Eixample District, getting to major sights by both foot and public transport is a piece of cake. The hostel has a sociable heart, with various activities arranged for days and nights, letting you meet new people and have bags of fun with other global travellers. Other plus points include the kitchen, games room, terrace, and free Wi-Fi.

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Born Barcelona Hostel

Born Barcelona Hostel

For a hostel close to the beach in Barcelona.

– $$$

– Café

– Housekeeping

– Luggage Storage

A pleasant backpackers hostel in Barcelona’s lively neighbourhood of Born, you’ll find an assortment of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars right outside the hostel. There are heaps of cultural activities close to hand too, and the beach is just a short ride away making this an excellent hostel close to Barcelona’s beach. Combine sightseeing and the seaside with ease!

There are mixed dorms for six and female-only dorms for four. Lockers are provided in the spacious light-filled dorm housekeeping is daily. Chill on the sunny terrace and prepare delicious meals in the kitchen.

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Be Sound Hostel

Be Sound Hostel

– $$

– Air Conditioning

– Bicycle Hire

– Late Check-out

The Be Sound Hostel is another hostel blessed with a fine location. Its only two minutes’ walk from Las Ramblas and is located in the partying and shopping area of Barcelona. If you plan on going out for a night on the town, Be Sound Hostel is close to all of the action.

There is a cool (but small) roof terrace for catching the sunset over some beers. I appreciate the free lockers in the rooms as well! Be Sound is a fairly big hostel (even by Barcelona standards), but it is still plenty chill and a great place to meet fellow backpackers. 

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A Modern Hostel in the Barcelona City Centre – No Limit Barcelona Central

A Modern Hostel in the Barcelona City Centre - No Limit Barcelona Central

A new and customised space for backpackers in Barcelona.

– $$

– Air Conditioning

– Tea and Coffee Facilities

– Tours/Travel Desk

To round off our list of the best hostels in Barcelona, I bring you No Limit Barcelona Central Hostel! It’s a new, spacious, and comfortable hostel in Barcelona’s city centre on Passeig de Gracia.

The biggest win for this hostel is the fact that they offer up low capacity dorm rooms. If you have ever stayed in a 15-bed dorm before, then you know how nice it is to have a 4-bed dorm instead. If you are looking for a modern hostel that is convenient, brand-spankin’ new, tidy, safe, quiet, and, best of all, reasonably priced, then No Limit Barcelona Central is your place.

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What to Pack for your Barcelona Hostel

We don’t often travel without these essentials.

 

best toiletry bag for one bag travel1. Active Roots Toiletry Bag: Keep your bath-and-beauty items organized and in the right place with this water-resistant bag. With large compartments, mesh and enclosed clear sections, you can fit everything you might need inside. Hang it up or let it stand on its own – this bag is a must-have for dorm-lifers.

 

Travel Pocket Soaps2. Sea to Summit Travel Soap: When dirtbagging around the globe, hygiene sometimes comes a bit short. This Sea to Summit Travel Soap can wash your hands, clothes or anything else, wherever you are. The soap strips are dry and super thin but dissolve in contact with water, so you can even take it easily through security in a carry-on.

 

Luggage Travel Lock3. Padlock: Theft happens in hostels, so keep a padlock to clip on your locker. This padlock can also double to keep your pack shut while in-transit. No need for keys (which can easily be lost or stolen too), you just have to remember a three-digit number to unlock your travel essentials.

 

Travel Pillow4. TRTL Travel Pillow: Get rid of the red eyes and yawning with this TRTL travel pillow. It’s not just a normal neck pillow (I mean, look at it!), the ergonomic design gives your neck and head so much comfortable support that you’ll actually be able to have some decent rest. Super easy to carry and clean, it takes up so little space compared to a traditional travel pillow.

 

Universal Adapter5. Universal Travel Adapter: This universal travel adapter is the best we’ve found. Covering over 150 countries, you’ll always have the right plug charge your phone. You can also charge up to 5 devices simultaneously with the multiple USB ports.

 

Active Roots Water Bottle6. Active Roots Water Bottle: With the Active Roots water bottle, you’ll reduce your single-use plastic consumption. Most hostels are starting to provide water stations to keep you hydrated on your travels, which is miles better than buying disposable bottles at the 7-11.

 

 

Why you should travel to Barcelona

With so many choices, I know it can be overwhelming… but don’t sit around for too long! Figure out what your travel needs are, pick a hostel, and BOOK IT!

Then you can focus on what matters – eating tapas and drinking sangria ’til the sun rises!

The very best hostels in Barcelona are no secret. They DO book out fast. As you now know, Barcelona is one of the most heavily trafficked destinations in Europe for backpackers.

To ensure that you score the best hostel for yourself in Barcelona, certainly don’t put off your booking until the last minute otherwise you end up with more than just the dregs at the bottom of the Sangria pitcher.

So which place is looking good to you? One of the best hostels in Barcelona for solo travellers? Or how about one of the most crankin’  of Barcelona’s party hostels?

And remember, if you can’t pick, go with our overall best hostel in Barcelona – Hostel One Paralelo. It kicks ass like it’s going outta style.

Best Overall Hostel in Barcelona - Hostel One Paralelo

Hostel Paralelo One is the place to be.

 

Travel Safety Tips for Barcelona

Don’t forget to sort your travel insurance! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads now, our favourite travel insurance provider.

If you’ve heard about the army of pickpockets in this city, then be sure to check out our Barcelona safety guide for some tips on dodging these assholes and pick yourself up a travel money belt too to make their life difficult.

 

More Epic Hostels in Spain and Europe

Hopefully, by now, you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Barcelona.

Planning an epic trip all across Spain or even Europe itself?

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

For more cool hostel guides around Europe, check out:

 

Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Barcelona has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments! If you’re visiting Barcelona, then there’s really no reason not to read our full Barcelona Backpacking Travel Guide. You’ll probably be in Spain then too, so why not check out our Spain Backpacking Travel Guide too!

El Raval, Barcelona

Meow, amigos! Uhh… I mean adiós. | Source: Natalija Sahraj (Shutterstock.com)

 

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