Barcelona is a city in Spain that is best known for its art scene, beautiful architecture and unique culture. The city also has more than 9 gorgeous gold sand beaches and a very active nightlife which is why it is popular among all types of vacationers. Inside the city there are also several Michelin-starred restaurants and, being home to one of the most successful football teams in the world, it is also a fantastic destination for foodies and sports enthusiasts.
Thanks to its great climate and agreeable weather you will probably be spending most of your trip outside exploring the town and participating in events. Instead of paying for a hotel room or Airbnb, why not save money by staying at one of the hostels in Barcelona? Aside from being cheap, hostels also offer great opportunities for solo travelers to socialize with others and make new friends, plus some of them have cool facilities, offer free breakfast or have other perks. Below we've got a nice list of the best hostels in the city, maybe one of them will be right for you.
The thing about hostels is that they often have lots of people staying in one room, which means that your luggage can't always be left there unattended when you are out sightseeing. This is why it is a good idea to find the nearest Bounce luggage storage facility to where you are staying. Many hostels partner with us to offer Barcelona suitcase storage, but we also have other locations around the city center.
St Christopher's Inn
When traveling in Barcelona, Spain, St Christopher's Inn is the best place for you to stay, especially because they have partnered with Bounce making it easy to store your bags anytime that you want to go out and explore. Their excellent location in the Barcelona city centre by Las Ramblas will ensure that you can do everything that you want to during your trip, and the nearby public transit options mean that nothing is out of reach. Their dorm rooms can hold up to 16 people and you will also have the choice to book private rooms that can accommodate up to 8, or book a room for couples.
What makes St Christopher's Inn unique
Wondering if this is the best hostel for you? St Christopher's makes it easy to meet new people and form friendships since they always put on fun events that all of their guests can enjoy. They also have an on-site bar where you can share travel stories over a drink or two.
St Christopher's Inn pricing
The average price at this place is about €66.00 in the large dormitory and up to €592.00 if you want your own room that sleeps 6 or 8. It is one of the cheapest hostels later in the year with an average nightly price of €14.00 for the dorm and just €168.00 for your own private room for 8.
Sant Jordi Hostels
This company has a few hostels in Barcelona; one located in Gracia, one in Rock Palace, and another at Sagrada Familia. They do a great job at making your stay with them more than just a place to sleep but a whole experience, which is why each unique hostel has a special charm to it. All locations have dorm rooms, most of which sleep between 4 and 12 guests, and with women-only rooms available. Depending on the location you could also book a private room that sleeps up to 3.
No matter which one you stay at you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, nice communal spaces, free wifi and air conditioning. If you are planning on traveling all around town we recommend staying at the Sagrada location since it is situated next to the Sant Pau metro station.
What makes Sant Jordi Hostels unique
Each Sant Jordi hostel has something special to offer its guests. At the Sagrada Familia location, you will find a fun street art and skating theme, and they even have a small indoor skate room with a ramp in case you wanted to give it a go yourself. The Rock Palace location is all about rock n' roll with a bar and guitar collection, plus a rooftop terrace with a pool. At Gracia, you will find all things zen making it the perfect hostel for people who want to unwind, especially with their group yoga sessions.
Sant Jordi Hostels pricing
The hostel prices will change slightly with each facility, but generally, the average nightly price for a bed in a 12-person dorm during the summertime is about €35.00 and if you want to book a room of the same size for your own group you can get all 12 beds for approximately €379.00. It will cost about the same to stay here during the wintertime with prices of €31.00 for a bunk in the 12-person dormitory and about €336.00 to get the room for yourself.
Mediterranean Youth Hostel
At Mediterranean Youth, you will find a fun party hostel reserved for younger guests only. Inside you will find a movie room, a nice common space with video games plus a pool table, foosball, and an outdoor courtyard. They are also known to be one of the best budget-friendly places to stay in the city.
By staying here you will be within walking distance of Rambla and the Plaza Catalunya Square, as well as the Sagrada Familia and Gaudi buildings. This Barcelona hostel also has self-care facilities to meet all of your needs. You will be able to stay in dorm rooms of different sizes giving you the opportunity to meet other travelers.
What makes Mediterranean Youth Hostel unique
With themed Mediterranean dinners and pub crawls happening every night, this hostel always has something fun and exciting going on. On top of that, they also offer free walking tours every day.
Mediterranean Youth Hostel pricing
This is a fairly cheap hostel and during the summer months, you can book a bed in their 10-person shared mixed room for about €63.00 per night, or a spot in their mixed room that sleeps 4 people for €74.00.
Yeah Hostel Barcelona
You will love this hostel in Barcelona which is always filled with friendly people. This modern hostel has beautiful murals and artwork on its walls, and the whole facility is clean and well-maintained. Thanks to their location in central Barcelona you will never be too far away from the action and should have easy access to all of the main attractions. You can book a spot in a shared gender or women-only room perfect for solo female travelers, or book yourself a suite if you want a more private experience.
What makes Yeah Hostel Barcelona unique
There is always something happening at this lively hostel like pub crawls and daily walks. If you'd rather stay in the building for entertainment it has an on-site bar and a pool, as well as quiet rooms where you can relax. They also have a daily buffet breakfast and communal dinners every night, although you have to pay for them.
Yeah Hostel Barcelona pricing
For a bed in the 6-person dorm rooms at Yeah Hostel in the summer time it will cost you about €50.00, and a private double room is around €200.00. The wintertime is a bit cheaper with prices of about €35.00 for the dorm room, or if you wanted to book the 6-person room it is just €300.00.
Bed & Bike Barcelona
There are lots of amazing hostels in Barcelona, like this one which is situated right by La Sagrada and Las Ramblas in the Eixample district. You will also be close to the Passeig de Gracia, Arc de Triomf, Palau Robert Gardens and Plaza Catalunya square.
Bed & Bike has nice, modern facilities to keep you occupied when you aren't out and about, like a TV with Netflix, a pool table, video games, and books to read. Their rooms can accommodate between 4 and 16 people, and they also have private rooms for 2 guests. Some of the dormitory rooms are reserved for females only.
What makes Bed & Bike Barcelona unique
In case you haven't guessed by their name, this cool hostel is all about bikes. They have free biking tours of the city each morning which is a great way to be active and get to know the area at the same time. On top of that, they sometimes offer free dinners and fun sangria nights, plus free tea and coffee at any time.
Bed & Bike Barcelona pricing
The cheapest bed is in their 16 person dormitory which will cost you about €52.00 per night in the summer, and for a twin room equipped with a private bathroom it will cost you in the neighborhood of €175.00.
Ten To Go Hostel
Welcome to Ten To Go Hostel which is fully equipped to offer you a comfortable travel experience in Barcelona. Their kitchen and dining area are available for whenever you need to eat, and their comfortable, air conditioned rooms will ensure that you are always well rested. The hostel is centrally located right beside the city's main train station, allowing you to get anywhere else in the city with ease. They have pretty big dormitories meaning that you will be sleeping in areas with lots of other people and it is a fantastic way to meet others visiting the city.
What makes Ten To Go Hostel unique
This hostel is the perfect location for everyone, and you will absolutely love their outdoor courtyard and communal terrace which has a pool. There is also a bar, library, and computer area on site.
Ten To Go Hostel pricing
Ready to book your room at Ten To Go? During the summertime you can book a bed in their big dormitory, which sleeps 14, for just €46.00. Their prices rise in the wintertime and will cost you about €104.00 for a spot in the same room.
Hostel One Paralelo
Hostel One Paralelo is one of the best party hostels in the city. They offer the option for both private rooms as well as dorms that sleep 8 people maximum. Although the staff like to make this hostel a welcoming and energetic place, you will still be able to work or relax if you want to in their chill common rooms.
The whole city is at your doorstep since you will be just a short walk away from places like the waterfront, Las Ramblas, and Montjuic, and if you want to stay in another part of the city you should know that they also have locations in Batllo, Sants, and Ramblas. The facility is also equipped with laundry facilities and lockers where you can keep your personal belongings.
What makes Hostel One Paralelo unique
Guests at this hostel can enjoy a free dinner every week, and they put on fun events and activities every night. Feel like staying inside instead? Just put on a film in their Netflix movie room.
Hostel One Paralelo pricing
This hostel prices their rooms at about €88.00 for a bed in the 6-person dorm in the summer, and if you want to really treat yourself you can book their double superior ensuite for €299.00 per night. They have very affordable prices in the wintertime at €24.00 per night in their 6-person room and only €115.00 for the double ensuite.
Visiting Barcelona hostels
It would take too long to list all the hostels in Barcelona, but now that you know about some of the best ones you have somewhere to start when looking for a place to stay. We believe that hostels are a great option and it can be really fun to stay in a room with other people, especially since you will be spending most of your time outside at Barceloneta Beach, exploring the Barcelona Port, going to see a football game at the Spotify Camp Nou, or doing any of the other amazing things that this city has to offer.
This city is always on the move. If you want to know about some of the other exciting things to do check out these guides on 3 Days in Barcelona: Everything You Should Know and The Best Time to Visit Barcelona.