The best hostels in Barcelona for every type of budget

The best hostels in Barcelona for every type of budget

Stepping into Barcelona is like wandering through Gaudi’s dream. All that sublime, surreal architecture, cobblestone streets and Mediterranean fiesta vibes sizzling in the air. Plus, the hostels are the shiz. You may look at our page in a confused state and shout, I WANT THEM ALL!! Well, no need to spend hours trawling the internet. We’ve gathered all the best hostels in Barcelona into one blog post, so you know exactly where to book before your next trip.

Barcelona is a hostel paradise, with so many choices and completely different vibes. If you’re looking for a quiet retreat, an all-night rave, a homely feel, or a social hub, you’ll definitely find it in Barcelona. Lots of hostels in Barcelona are located in the trendy Eixample and Gracia neighbourhoods, where it’s a short walk to attractions like the Sagrada Familia and the Plaça de Catalunya, plus many killer bars and restaurants. If you want to be near the waves, look for a hostel in the Gothic Quarter, where you’re close to the city’s attractions but also only a short walk to the beach.

Jump straight to:

  1. Overall best hostels in Barcelona
  2. Best hostels in Barcelona for solo travellers
  3. Best party hostels in Barcelona
  4. Best cheap hostels in Barcelona
  5. Best hostels in Barcelona city centre
  6. Best hostels in Barcelona for couples
  7. Best of the rest hostels in Barcelona

Overall best hostels in Barcelona

  1. Hostel One Paralelo – best hostel in Barcelona for solo travellers
  2. Yeah Hostel Barcelona – best party hostel in Barcelona
  3. 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts and Culture – best hostel in Barcelona city centre
  4. Casa Gracia – best hostel in Barcelona for couples

Best hostels in Barcelona for solo travellers

Barcelona is one of the best cities for solo travellers and their hostels are equally on par. The central locations of many hostels put you in walking distance to attractions like La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and Casa Batlló. The best hostels in Barcelona for solo travellers combine social vibes and relaxation, so you can find the perfect balance for your trip.

Itaca Hostel

This quiet little retreat is perfect for the solo traveller who needs a bit of rest and relaxation, with a pinch of socialising thrown in too. Located smack bang in the centre of town near Cathedral Square, you’ll take comfort in knowing that the heart of the city is just outside the door! The welcoming staff offer free sangria nights, free walking tours and movie nights, so you can mingle with other travellers in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The colourful décor perfectly ties in with the vibrant life of Barcelona!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tour
  • Common room
  • Book exchange
  • Café and bar

🏠 Address: Ripoll 21

🏘 Neighbourhood: Gothic Quarter

🚉 Nearest station: Placa de Catalunya

Book your stay at Itaca Hostel now!

Sant Jordi Hostels Gracia

Hang out in the bohemian neighbourhood of Gracia at one of the best hostels in Barcelona! Admired by past guests calling it a hip and social visit, you might struggle to pack up your things when your time’s up. In a neighbourhood full of cool restaurants, bars and art exhibitions, you can really go at your own pace with this chill AF vibe. Bright and airy dorms give you heaps of space and a zen feeling throughout.  Throw in rooftop yoga classes, paella dinners and nightly pub crawls – you’ve got yourself a steal of a stay.

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Book exchange
  • Pub crawl
  • Backpack storage

🏠 Address: Calle Terol 35

🏘 Neighbourhood: Villa de Gracia

🚉 Nearest station: Gracia

Book your stay at Sant Jordi Hostels Gracia now!

Hostel One Paralelo

One of the best hostels in Barcelona when it comes to location, not to mention the superb staff and fantastic cleanliness, Paralelo is a guaranteed slam dunk (da funk). Enjoy the social hostel experience with free Spanish and Italian-style dinners and an awesome crew to show you around their city. One guest even claims that she was left speechless with how incredible the experience was. If that isn’t bucket list material, we don’t know what is! Constantly praised as a solo traveller haven, they also love free things – like, a lot. Take advantage of their free daily activities like walking and food tours, and free parties. There’s really nothing more to say than that you need to get there now!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tours
  • Free dinners
  • Free parties
  • Common room

🏠 Address:  Calle Salvá, 62

🏘 Neighbourhood: Sants-Montjuïc

🚉 Nearest Station: Parallel

Book your stay at Hostel One Paralelo now!

Best party hostels in Barcelona

Party animals will love the top-rated party hostels in Barcelona that offer pub crawls, free drinks and happy hours, making for an unforgettable trip. With free perks thrown in, Barcelona’s hostels really look after their party-loving backpackers!

Kabul Party Hostel Barcelona

If you need a constantly lively and atmospheric party hostel in Barcelona, then this is the one for you. With an on-site bar, stunning rooftop terrace and a DJ spinning tunes all through the night, you won’t see the party finishing anytime soon. When you’re ready to hit the streets, the hostel is located in the Las Ramblas neighbourhood, AKA the home of the city’s best bars, clubs and restaurants! If you’re willing to get up the next morning, the hostel staff will treat you with free breakfast, which we think you’ll really need (it’s all about self-care). If you still have some fight left in you, tag along to one of their pub crawls or get to know other guests over free dinners. Yum!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free city tour
  • Common room
  • Bar
  • Games room

🏠 Address: Plaza Real 17

🏘 Neighbourhood: Gothic Quarter

🚉 Nearest station: Drassanes

Book your stay at Kabul Party Hostel Barcelona now!

St Christopher’s Barcelona

Located right next to Plaça de Catalunya, we are digging the facilities at this hostel: a spacious kitchen, a beautiful garden, massive sports screen, outdoor eating areas and environmentally friendly solar panels on the roof. The dorms are fitted out with pod beds, perfect for that late morning, hangover-hating sleep. If you’ve stayed at a St Christopher’s hostel before, then you know about the magic that is Belushi’s bar, where dreams of beer pong, happy hour, nightly pub crawls and a 25% discount on food and drinks for hostel guests all come true. We’re sold!

Hostel highlights:

  • Nightly events
  • Free city tour
  • Common room
  • ATM
  • Bicycle hire
  • Café, bar and restaurant

🏠 Address: Carrer de Bergara, 3

🏘 Neighbourhood: Eixample

🚉 Nearest Station: Catalunya

Book your stay at St Christopher's Barcelona now!

Sant Jordi Hostels Rock Palace

Roll out the red carpet at this Barcelona hostel that shows off with an on-site rock venue/nightclub, that’s open 24/7! If you think you’re a real guitar hero, have a jam in their live band room, or make a splash like a celeb in their rooftop pool (from April to October) with a delicious cocktail in hand. Live the high life by staying in the stylish and central neighbourhood of Eixample, where sights like La Pedrera Casa Mila and Casa Batlló are only a short walk away. Let’s not forget about the dorms that are fit for a rock star! Sleek, spacious and comfy, you can choose between 3 – 14 bed dorms. So, are you ready to rock and roll?

Hostel highlights:

  • Rock themed common room
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • Book exchange

🏠 Address: Carrer Balmes 75

🏘 Neighbourhood: Eixample

🚉 Nearest station: Passeig de Gracia

Book your stay at Sant Jordi Hostels Rock Palace now!

Yeah Hostel Barcelona

Free shot on arrival? Hell yeah! Pre-drinks at the awesome on-site bar? Sign us up! Take off on the legendary bar crawl? Ok, we should be able to handle it. No matter how many fun events the hostel staff have in store, there’s always a comfy bed waiting for you. In summer, crank the party notch up to ten, with non-stop drinks by the rooftop pool! After the fun (and long) nights, energetic walking tours and delicious family dinners, know that great memories are made at one of the best party hostels in Barcelona. Think you’re prepared for all the fun?

Hostel highlights:

  • Rooftop terrace and swimming pool
  • Free walking tours
  • Bar
  • Steam room

🏠 Address: Carrer Girona 176

🏘 Neighbourhood: Gracia

🚉 Nearest station: Verdaguer

Book your stay at Yeah Hostel Barcelona now!

Best cheap hostels in Barcelona

Since Barcelona is one of the most beloved backpacker destinations, there are many hostels that keep costs down but don’t waver on quality. The best cheap hostels in Barcelona are in some ideal locations, and some don’t hesitate to give out freebies to their guests!

Black Swan Hostel

Wanna cook up a storm? Black Swan Hostel offers free paella cooking classes, so you can go home and impress your family and friends with your newly gained culinary skills. Even better, score yourself free brekkie and free dinner every day. If you wanna take the salsa from the kitchen to the dancefloor, tag along on one of their nightly activities like dancing classes and pub crawls. If you ever manage to run out of things to do, the famous Arc de Triomf is only a stone’s throw away from the hostel. Previous guests have loved the incredibly social environment and free perks! We’re lining up now for the free food…

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tour
  • Free breakfast and dinner
  • Free activities
  • Café
  • Common room

🏠 Address: Ali Bei 15

🏘 Neighbourhood: Eixample

🚉 Nearest station: Arc de Triomf

Book your stay at Black Swan Hostel now!

Unite Hostel Barcelona

If you’re after chilled vibes, a beautiful design and superb facilities, look no further than Unite Barcelona. This gorgeous hostel (located just a few steps from the beach, FYI) has a roof terrace for soaking up the Spanish sun, co-working space for digital nomads, a bright yoga studio and an on-site bar and restaurant for all your sangria and tapas-related needs. The beds are super spacious pods with sleek lighting and a charging station. Perhaps most impressive though is its electronic music creation room – if you’ve ever fancied yourself the next David Guetta, now’s your time to impress!

Hostel highlights:

  • Electronic music studio
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bar and restaurant

🏠 Address: Avenida Icaria 145

🏘 Neighbourhood: Sant Marti

🚉 Nearest stations: Ciutadella and Vila Olímpica

Book your stay at Unite Hostel Barcelona now!

Rocket Hostels Gracia

Check in to this funky hostel in the equally cool neighbourhood of Gracia. No matter what type of traveller you are, you’ll find something in the location for everyone. Culture lovers will drool over Gaudi’s Park Güell which is only a few minutes away, and if you’re a bar hopper, you could spend the whole night just around the block! You’ll also be treated to groovy beds kitted out with a privacy curtain, charging station and shelf to make you feel at home.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free towels
  • Common room
  • Café
  • Book exchange

🏠 Address: Carrer Mare de Deu del Coll 59

🏘 Neighbourhood: Gracia

🚉 Nearest station: El Putxet

Book your stay at Rocket Hostels Gracia now!

Best hostels in Barcelona city centre

Don’t we all want to find a dream hostel right in the heart of the city? Well, luckily many of the best hostels in Barcelona are just that. Check out some of our favourites…

Rodamon Barcelona Centre

This slick hostel is perfect if you’re craving some quiet time away from the lively chaos. It’s still near the popular sights like Casa Batlló, but on the flipside you get a peaceful, laid-back atmosphere with a café, restaurant and dreamy sunlit terrace. Everything is taken care of – bed curtains, personal light, power socket and free lockers – and you’ll have plenty of chance to socialise in their comfy common room. The hostel also brings travellers together for events like walking tours, bike tours and attraction visits. Cherry on the cake.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tour
  • Common room
  • Terrace
  • Bar and restaurant

🏠 Address: Carrer de Corsega 302, Principal 2

🏘 Neighbourhood: Eixample

🚉 Nearest station: Provenca

Book your stay at Rodamon Barcelona Centre now!

Mediterranean Youth Hostel

At Mediterranean Youth Hostel, the kitchen is the social hub, offering paella making classes and nightly dinners to prepare you for their pub crawls and free city tours! Located in the central Eixample neighbourhood, you’ll find some of the city’s best attractions like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, La Rambla and the medieval Gothic Quarter an easy walk from your doorstep. When you need a bit of a break from your busy day of sightseeing, have a drink at the café or play a round of foosball in the games room. When the night comes around again, put on your best outfit and head to the on-site nightclub!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tour
  • Common room
  • Nightclub
  • Games room
  • Café

🏠 Address: Diputacio 335 principal

🏘 Neighbourhood: Eixample

🚉 Nearest station: Arc de Triomf

Book your stay at Mediterranean Youth Hostel now!

360 Hostel Barcelona Arts and Culture

This one’s an all-time fave of ours, especially if you’re all about the social vibes. If you’re travelling alone and want to make some new pals, this hostel will suit you to a tee with bar crawls, club nights and beach days. You can even make lifelong friends just chilling in the courtyard! Plus, it’s super close to the Plaça Catalunya so you’re at the heart of the action. But TBH, with free paella on the table, we don’t think we’ll be going anywhere….

Hostel highlights:

  • Free dinners
  • Common room
  • Terrace
  • Café

🏠 Address: Ronda Sant Pere, 56

🏘 Neighbourhood: Eixample

🚉 Nearest Station: Urquinaona / Arc de Triomf

Book your stay at 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts and Culture now!

Best hostels in Barcelona for couples

Ahh Barcelona, you’re a romantic one. This Spanish city draws couples from all over the globe, and backpacking partners won’t struggle to find stunning hostels that offer both private rooms and dorms, combined with a buzzing, friendly atmosphere.

Casa Gracia

WOAH! As you can see, this mansion-turned-hostel in the leafy Jardinets of Gracia is summin’ else. Fill your Insta full of photos of the gorgeous dorms and dreamy terrace views. Casa Gracia’s urban-chic décor is just the icing on the cake – these guys use their mega spaces for a variety of events, such as regular DJ sessions and live concerts from the newest talent on the block. Free workshops include the rhythm of Catalan Rumba, Lomography and there’s even an Instagramming Food Workshop! We get to eat the subject afterwards, yeah?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free towels
  • Common room
  • Terrace
  • Café

🏠 Address: Pg. de Gracia, 116, BIS

🏘 Neighbourhood: Gracia

🚉 Nearest Station: Diagonal

Book your stay at Casa Gracia now!

Hostel Casa Kessler

Say hola to this Catalonian diamond, one of the best hostels in Barcelona and the essence of hostel high life. If glorious mezzanine ceilings, mosaic floors and art nouveau are your style, then you’ll fall in love with this boutique stunner. Each room has its own unique style and you can even upgrade to a private apartment for next level luxury. Grab a hot drink from the café and take in those drop-dead gorgeous Spanish views. P.S, outdoor yoga on the chill out terrace is all part of the deal. Enough said!

Hostel highlights:

  • Terrace
  • Café
  • Common room
  • Backpack storage

🏠 Address: Calle Enric Granados, 30 Entresuelo

🏘 Neighbourhood: Eixample

🚉 Nearest Station: Passeic de Gracia

Book your stay at Hostel Casa Kessler now!

TOC Hostel Barcelona

The best part about Toc is that they make it beyond easy for you to relax and rejuvenate. Pool table? Games zone? Slick bar? It’s all here. But if you’re needing to crank your R&R up a level, why not pop a bottle of bubbly on Toc Hostel’s roof terrace? Here they host barbecues, live music and *mermaid pool parties*. With so many added extras, are you even surprised to see it on our list of the best hostels in Barcelona? We know you’re gonna love it.

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • BBQ and terrace
  • Café and bar
  • Swimming pool

🏠 Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 580

🏘 Neighbourhood: Between Barrio Gotico and Eixample

🚉 Nearest Station: Universitat

Book your stay at Toc Hostel Barcelona now!

Best of the rest hostels in Barcelona

The competish among the hostels in Barcelona is tight. That’s why we couldn’t resist mentioning a couple more incredible ones.

Bed & Bike Barcelona

Get on yer bike to Bed & Bike Barcelona hostel! At this spacious hipster hideaway they offer free bike rental and free bike tours, so you can zoom around the city with your new hostel mates or pop to the beach whenever you wish. Spend the afternoon hanging in the cool warehouse-style common room and socialise with fellow cycling souls. Include a post-cycle glass of free sangria and one of the hostel’s winning nightly dinners and it’s the recipe for a perfect day. Oh, and when it’s time to sleep, grab a spacious bed in one of their dorms, equipped with a privacy curtain so you can get those much-needed zzzz’s. But if you fancy a midnight ride, there’s also no curfew for you cycling owls. Twit twoo!

Hostel highlights: 

  • Free sangria
  • Free bike tours
  • Common room
  • Café

🏠 Address: Diputación, 360 – Bajos

🏘 Neighbourhood: Eixample

🚉 Nearest Station: Tetuan / Girona

Book your stay at Bed & Bike Hostel now!

Pars Teatro Hostel

Hostels are not a one size fits all kinda thing, and the Pars Teatro Hostel has got the cool artsy vibe DOWN. Time to get your bougie on, because this entire place feels like a Golden Age wonder. Look for the cinema lightbox sign and you’ll find a hostel with vintaaaaaahhhge velvet theatre chairs, antique lamps and quirky artwork in gilded frames. Bringing it back to this century, how does a beach party sound? Poker and sangria nights? A free walking tour of Gaudi’s masterpieces? That’s right – pretty darn good. Pars is also slap bang central with La Rambla and the beach just 5/10 minutos away. Definitely our type!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free city tour
  • Common room
  • Café
  • Games room

🏠 Address: Calle Albareda, 12

🏘 Neighbourhood: Sants-Montjuïc

🚉 Nearest Station: Parallel

Book your stay at Pars Teatro now!

What did you think of our list of the best hostels in Barcelona? Do you think there’s one that should’ve made the cut? Tell us in the comments below.

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