There’s no denying that Barcelona is known for its epic nightlife – whether you prefer glitzy nightclubs or want to explore the underground scene, there are endless ways to have a fun night in the Catalan capital. Here are the best hostels to get the party started without breaking the bank in Barcelona.
Rock Palace Sant Jordi Hostel
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Named after the patron saint of Catalonia – Sant Jordi or St George – the Rock Palace Hostel offers guests a taste of the high-life on a shoestring. Think LA beach house but in Barcelona: there’s a rooftop swimming pool where most guests choose to recover during the day, but also a buzzing bar which is a great place to start the night – there’s even a music room with guitars. From a practical point of view, guests get free WiFi and guest computers, a large kitchen area, laundry service, secure lockers and luggage storage on their last day.
This hotel really does what it says on the tin. The Kabul Party Hostel is located on the beautiful Plaça Reial, just off La Rambla in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, and close to the late night bars in the Gothic Quarter and El Born. Make the most of the free beer on the rooftop terrace – did someone say drinking games? – before heading out to discover the city’s epic nightlife. Be warned that the party atmosphere carries on late into the night…
Located in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Poble Sec, Hostel One Paralelo is just a short walk from El Raval and the Gothic Quarter, but just minutes from the Apolo nightclub. If you’re the kind of person who tends to forget things like eating and sleeping when you’re on a roll, then you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a complimentary meal for guests every evening so you’ll be able to re-energise before heading out again. This is also a great hostel for solo travellers looking to make friends and experience the city with fellow hostel guests thanks to the organised events and cool communal areas.
Located on the Nou de La Rambla street, Be Sound hostel is within close walking distance to some of Barcelona’s best nightclubs, including Sala Apolo and the Moog. Unsurprisingly, this is a hostel that prides itself on its fun, party atmosphere, and is set up so that you chill out and relax after a night out. A comfortable common room, a sunny outdoor terrace and free internet access are some of the other perks that guests can expect here.
A hip, urban hostel offering stylish accommodation at budget-friendly prices, Generator Hostel is located not far from the Sagrada Família. While not as explicitly wild as some of the other hostels, this place has a trendy chill-out lounge area and rooftop terrace which are ideal for having a drink in the evening or unwinding after a a night out. There’s even an in-house restaurant themed on the city’s popular Festa Major de Gràcia street party.
Alberg / Lluria Hostel Barcelona - Sant Jordi Hostels, Barcelona
Another member of the popular Sant Jordi group of Barcelona hostels, Alberg / Lluria considers itself to be one of the party hostels in Barcelona. Located not far from the Plaça Catalunya, the El Born neighbourhood and the Passeig de Gràcia, it’s easy to see why guests find its location so convenient. The hostel has a 24-hour reception and no curfew so you can come home at whatever time of the day or night you please. The co-ed rooms come from three to ten beds, and there’s also a cozy lounge area with large bean bags to chill out the morning after.
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When you’re looking for a good hostel to start the party from, it helps when it comes with a licensed bar. Cue Equity Point Gothic, which also boasts a sizeable outdoor terrace where guests can mingle any time of the day. Rooms come from six to 18 beds, including some rooms reserved exclusively for women, with bed each having a power socket and personal storage space. The nearest metro station is just two minutes away, while the beach is just a 20-minute walk from the hostel.