Hostels in Barcelona
Barcelona has long been a mecca for the backpackers, particularly of the hedonistic type who enjoy lazing on the city's beaches by day before launching themselves full throttle into the Barcelona nightlife as soon as the sun has gone down. Thankfully Barcelona has more than enough hostels to accommodate even the vast swathes of travellers that descend year-round, and finding a room shouldn't be a problem, especially if you do a bit of advance planning. Hostels occupy every section of the city, and although you pay a premium for a bed right in the centre of the old town you can always opt for some equally comfortable but slightly less central hostels and take advantage of Barcelona's excellent metro and public transport to reach all the main attractions.
If you're looking for cheap accommodation in Barcelona then you can start your search right here, with our favourite recommendations. Take your pick from some of the choicest rooms in the city, such as the excellent Be Mar Hostel in the rebellious Raval district; or the fun and friendly Hello BCN Hostel in the up-and-coming district of Poble Sec, which is just under Montjuic Mountain and still easily within walking distance of the city centre. Slightly further out and more chilled is Nest Hostel, where a pleasant roof terrace helps you escape it all. Meanwhile, new for 2012, St. Christopher's Inn wasted no time in securing a central spot just off Placa Catalunya and the Ramblas and as well as all the perks you've come to expect when backpacking around Europe (free breakfast, WiFI etc!) they've opened up an enormous bar just below. If those teasers have left you still undecided, simply click on the links above to read our full write-ups, check the public reviews, and get access to their contact details, location maps and website.
Alternatively, why not book a room through our friends at Hostelbookers? You won't be charged extra for using their service and your bed will be freshly made when you arrive - whether you find time to sleep in it or not is another matter! If you are considering apartments or budget hotels for your time in BCN then head to our Sleep section for a full guide to accommodation in Barcelona, or plunge straight into our hotels & apartments directory for an A-Z list of plump pillows. Buenas noches!
C/Sant Pau 80
Free internet, free breakfast and free walking tour!
Wave hello to free WiFi, gym and breakfast!
Passatge Regente Mendieta 5
Put your feet up at Nest
Super-central hostel with fantastic bar