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The 10 Best Hostels in Barcelona

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Updated: 13 June 2018
There’s so much to see and do in Barcelona that opting to stay in a hostel so you can save your pennies isn’t a bad idea. Whether you’re here for the amazing nightlife or want to admire the Modernist marvels of Antoni Gaudí, these budget-friendly hostels are ideal for exploring Barcelona.

Hostel One Paralelo

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Located in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Poble Sec, the Hostel One Paralelo is the perfect option for solo travellers looking to meet new friends and share experiences in Barcelona. Guests get a free home-cooked meal included in their fare every night which every one eats together in the communal living area. There are also lots of activities organised for guests, 24/7 security, free wifi and a nice sunny terrace to make the most of Barcelona’s fabulous weather.
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Alternative Creative Youth Hostel

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A warm welcome awaits at the ACYH Courtesy of ACYH
A warm welcome awaits at the ACYH Courtesy of ACYH
Located across the road from the prestigious University of Barcelona, the Alternative Creative Youth Hostel (ACYH for short) has won a number awards for its fantastic facilities and friendly, helpful service. The staff pride themselves on being able to provide original recommendations and advice to travellers, offering tips on what to see and do in the city – including some slight off-the-beaten-track options too. The hostel also has 24 hour security screening so guests can feel safe and secure at all times.
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St Christopher's Inn Barcelona Hostel

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Get your own 'pod' bed at St Christopher's Inn © Christopher Lancaster
Get your own 'pod' bed at St Christopher's Inn | © Christopher Lancaster
Located just off the Plaça Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona, St Christopher’s Inn is a buzzing hostel with a fun, friendly atmosphere. Every dorm guest gets their own ‘pod’ bed, meaning they have their own plug, USB socket, reading lamp and secure under bed storage for added intimacy and comfort. Plus, guests get 25% off the Belushi’s bar and restaurant located downstairs which is a great place to socialise with other guests.
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Kabul Party Hostel Barcelona

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Barcelona's beautiful Pl. Reial © Katherine Price
Barcelona's beautiful Pl. Reial I | © Culture Trip / Katherine Price
Be warned: if you’re not in a party mood, this isn’t the hostel for you. 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 many of Barcelona’s most popular bars. The free beer on the rooftop terrace, games nights and walking tours are great ways to meet other travellers and set the mood for an epic night out.
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Pars Teatro Hostel

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The Pars Teatro Hostel is located in the neighbourhood of Poble Sec, within walking distance of the many theatres and cabarets that line the Avenida Parallel. Housed in a renovated period building boasting stylish original features, the hostel has a vintage theatrical theme with costumes, set-pieces and other objects scattered across the hostel. Ideal for travel-happy millennials looking to meet people during their stay, the hostel organises a range of events and activities to help guests make the most of their stay.
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Be Sound Hostel

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Be Sound hostel is close to the Sala Apolo © Oh Barcelona
Be Sound hostel is close to the Sala Apolo I | © Oh-Barcelona.com / Flickr
Located on the Nou de La Rambla street, the 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 guests can expect at the Be Sound Hostel.
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Barcelona Central Garden Hostel

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The hostel is located near some of Barcelona's most famous monuments © Gregg Tavares
The hostel is located near some of Barcelona's most famous monuments | © Gregg Tavares
Pitching itself as an ‘urban oasis in the centre of Barcelona’, the Barcelona Central Garden hostel is very much what it says on the packet. Offering a much more relaxed, cozy atmosphere than some of the party-focused hostels, this is a great place for travellers looking for a safe, clean space to make their home away from home. The friendly staff are always around to offer advice or just a bit of a chat and the hostel provides a fully equipped kitchen with complimentary tea and coffee any time of the day.
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Sleep Green Hostel

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Welcome to Barcelona's premier green hostel Courtesy of Sleep Green Hostel
Welcome to Barcelona's premier green hostel Courtesy of Sleep Green Hostel
The Sleep Green Hostel is Barcelona’s premier urban green youth hostel, certified with the EU Ecolabel in recognition of its commitment to sustainable tourism and protection of the environment. The hotel is fitted with energy-saving equipment, uses biodegradable cleaning products and contract a renewable energy electric supplier. The staff are able to provide guests with green travel tips for making the most of their time in Barcelona while watching their carbon footprint. All this while offering clean, comfortable rooms with modern facilities and competitive rates.
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Generator Hostel Barcelona

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Enjoy the fiesta-themed décor © Sonse
Enjoy the fiesta-themed décor | © Culture Trip / Sonse
A design-lead hostel and hotel located near Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Família, The Generator Hostel is a hip, urban hostel offering stylish accommodation at budget-friendly prices. The dorm rooms offer guests lock-up storage, a privacy board in each bed and a bedside lamp for reading. While in the communal areas you’ll find a trendy chill-out lounge, a rooftop terrace and an in-house bar and restaurant themed on the city’s popular Festa Major de Gràcia street party.
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Free Wifi
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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 shoe-string. From a rooftop swimming pool to a music room with guitars and buzzing bar, the hostel offers everything guests need to feel like rock-stars during their stay. 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.
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