10 of The Best Hostels in Barcelona, Spain [MUST READ]

One of the greatest parts of taking a vacation is that you can go wherever you want. You don’t have to go to work and you don’t have to stick to a strict super regimented schedule.

For travelers interested in visiting Europe, vacationing in Barcelona, Spain is by far one of the most enlightening and memorable trips you’ll ever take.

Let yourself experience what it is your heart desires, indulge in a once-of-a-lifetime trip to Barcelona that you’ll never forget.

Better yet, treat yourself to one of the very best hostels in Barcelona while you’re at it. That way you get to experience the most realistic culture of the city and its people, not just see things from the perspective of one of a tourist.

Barcelona: Spanish City Of Splendor

A true city of the arts, Barcelona is brimming-full of amazing architectural masterpieces. As a city known for its love of modern art, Barcelona also boasts plenty of museums dedicated to the fine arts, including sculpture, such as the famous Picasso Museum.

With a population of just over 1.6 million people, it may come as a surprise to some that this city currently receives an average of approximately 20 million tourists each year. That said, most of the tourists to Barcelona are drawn to such popular destinations as Casa Battlo, Casa Mila, and Park Guell.

Do you want to make the most of your stay in Barcelona? Experience the best of this magical city and enjoy your stay even more by lodging at one of the city’s best hostels.

Best Hostels In Barcelona

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Offering many different places to visit and things to see as well as a multitude of different cultures and groups of people, Barcelona is a truly diverse city.

Ranked 25th in 2015 in the most popular world destinations, Barcelona is also among the top ten most visited cities in Europe. This city sure has a knack for attracting visitors.

That being said, here are some of the best hostels in Barcelona perfect for your stay.

1. 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts & Culture

360 Hostel Barcelona Arts&Culture is a very highly rated hostel where previous guests have given it an average rating of 9.8 out of 10.

With a 24-hour front desk service, the staff is equipped with the knowledge to help provide you with details and information about the immediate and surrounding areas.

Just a few steps away is the Plaza Catalunya, the main square and center of the city filled with shopping centers and department stores. A short five-minute walk from the metro station transportation becomes very easy between cities.

Accepting both cash and card payments at the time of check-in from 2 pm on it is very easy to pay for your room. Just make sure you are checked out by 11 am at the latest.

If something were to happen and you cannot make your stay they also offer a free 48-hour cancellation policy.

2. Hostel One Paralelo

As a youth-only hostel, Hostel One Parlelo caters only to those aged 18 to 39. Adopting a party mood, this hostel provides free parties and day activities every day of the week.

With homey dinners included in the price of your stay as well as kitchen access twenty-four hours a day you will have many of the comforts of home such as free towels, lockers, and even wifi.

Hostel One Paralelo contains three common areas each with a different mood-setting, including work mode, relaxation mode, and the party room; the party room is, of course, the best place to let out your inner party monster.

Rated 9.7 out of 10 on HostelWorld, Hostel One Paralelo is only 0.3 away from receiving the best review possible. However, there are many 10.0 reviews already for this hostel.

3. Hostel One Ramblas

As one of the highest-rated hostels in Barcelona, Hostel One Ramblas maintains an average of 9.6 out of 10 on customer reviews.

This hostel offers many different sized dorms including dorms meant for four, six, eight, or ten people. This hostel encourages socialization and all of the best aspects of partying even gaining your entrance to some of the hottest bars and clubs in town with no waiting period.

Your payment is accepted either in cash or from a card at the time of check-in. Included with your stay is a free dinner, with breakfast offered as well at a very low price.

This hostel caters only to those in the 18 to 39 age bracket and maintains the right to cancel your booking if you are found to be outside of those ages.

4. Bed & Bike Barcelona

When you stay at Bed & Bike Barcelona you will have a one-of-a-kind experience. There is no wonder why this hostel has been rated 9.3 out of 10 on HostelWorld with its free dinners, wifi, and morning bike tours.

Each bed comes with a privacy curtain and a private locker for personal belongings, as well as towels if you are lodging in a private room.

At your check-in be sure that you can present cash that is not over 100 euros or a card that is not American Express as neither are accepted forms of currency at this hostel. Also, be sure to provide the requested amount for a refundable deposit on the key.

Feel free to rent their budget-friendly bikes for the day at a low cost. If you are not familiar with the area be sure to get a free map from the staff before you head off on your newly rented bike.

5. Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel

Located close by is Casa Batllo, a famous museum in Barcelona. Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel has many popular nearby destinations and attractions for you to visit during your trip.

With no age limit, the only constraint is that children under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by an adult and must stay in a room, not a dorm.

If you are looking for a place to stay that has a very home-like atmosphere Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel is perfect for you.

Included in your stay among other things are:

  • 24-hour free coffee and tea
  • Towels
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Wifi
  • Common area and kitchen access
  • Computer area access
  • Terrace access

Check-in from 3 pm on and remember to check out before 11 am. Keep in mind that this hostel has a 72-hour cancellation policy, valid by email only.

6. Ten To Go Hostel

Located in the center of the authentic Sants neighborhood, Ten To Go Hostel is less than 300 meters from the main Barcelona train station allowing for easy travel throughout Barcelona and neighboring cities in Spain.

Included in your stay is access to a living room-style lounge, a fully equipped kitchen for your use, a computer corner, library, as well as the patio and outdoor pool.

Check-in with cash or card from 1 pm on and stay for up to fourteen days, but check out before 10 am on your departure date.

Reception is open from 8 am to 1 pm and 5 pm through 11 pm, however, there is no curfew and you are free to come and go as you like.

7. Black Swan Hostel

The Black Swan Hostel has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere leaving guests feeling welcomed and at home in this beautiful city. Less than 10 minutes drive from the city center it is close to many different local hangouts.

With 24-hour front desk reception, Black Swan Hostel offers check-in from 2 pm to 11 pm and requires check-out by 11 am on your scheduled check-out date.

If you arrive before the time for check-in or depart the city after checking out of this hostel make use of their free luggage storage service, offered only on the day of check-in and check-out.

Offered for no cost are Black Swan Hostel’s twice-daily walking tours, intricate flamenco shows, and salsa classes. Also offered for a low-price are cooking lessons hosted by the Black Swan Hostel’s own professional chef Bobby.

8. Rocket Hostels Gracia

Rocket Hostels Gracia is just a short walk from Gaudi’s Park Guell, and only four kilometers from the city center. That being said please enjoy all the city has to offer with group tours of the city or spend some time on your own exploring the different sights and local hangouts that Barcelona has to offer.

Included in your stay are access to a lounge area, shared kitchen, storage room, and laundry services. As well as a reading lamp, small shelf and wall outlet that comes with each bed.

Check-in with cash or card anytime after 2 pm and check-out before 11 am at their 24-hour reception desk.

There is a no-smoking rule inside this hostel, and please be mindful of other guests who wish to not have smoke near them.

9. Pars Tailor’s Hostel

Explore Barcelona in a group setting with free daily tours of the city, and free entry into some of Barcelona’s best clubs.

Enjoy time spent with those you met during the tours or at the clubs while visiting nearby cafes, bars, restaurants, museums, and even going to look at local street art.

The multilingual staff at the 24-hour reception desk will guide you through which activities are hosted on what days of the week.

At check-in, you will be asked to provide a low-cost deposit for the keycard you will receive upon check-in. Each bed booked comes with the keycard provided at check-in as well as a personal outlet, and a large personal locker for your use only.

Pars Tailor’s Hostel also offers 24-hour access to their kitchen, as well as access to their well-equipped game room stocked with a pool table and dartboard among other things.

10. Yeah Hostel Barcelona

Rated at a 9.5 out of 10 on HostelWorld, Yeah Hostel Barcelona allows people of any age to book their stay. Keep in mind however that those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and those under 16 may only stay in a private room along with their adult companion.

Upon arrival, payment is required via cash or card excluding American Express cards. Check-in is from 3 pm through 11 pm and requires a key deposit that is refundable at check-out before noon on your scheduled date.

With a no curfew policy this hostel is located within walking distance of most popular attractions available in Barcelona. Feel free to explore as you like and be sure you ask for a map of the city before heading out on your own.

A Final Word About Staying In Hostels In Barcelona

No matter where you stay you should feel comfortable and at peace with your surroundings. The above hostels have been chosen by their prime locations as well as top ratings on cleanliness, staff, and overall total rating.

Was there a special place you went to that you’d like to recommend our readers to visit on their trip to Barcelona? If so, we’d love to hear all about your recommendations in the comments section below!

Have fun and make the most of your trip to Barcelona, Spain, and don’t be afraid to let us know of other superb hostels in Barcelona you think our audience should know about.

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