St. Christopher’s Inn
Super-central hostel with fantastic bar
Unless you fancy pitching a tent next to the pigeons on Placa Catalunya, you’re not going to find a more central hostel anywhere in Barcelona than St. Christopher’s Inn, which is just 50m from the city’s central square on top of the world-famous La Rambla avenue.
You can reach their reception literally within seconds of stepping off the airport bus and, as soon as you do, you’ll realise that this is a hostel that’s all about fun. Not only is the Inn’s motto “Live Your Life” emblazoned on the wall (using a neat optical trick) but the same team have provided Barcelona with one of its best bars, Belushi’s, where you can do everything from shoot pool to check your emails, along of course with mixing and mingling with other travellers and locals.
Back in the hostel and free WiFi and bedding, along with stylish white-washed dorms with graffiti art, put St. Christopher’s on a par with some of Europe’s finest budget digs. Plus reserve directly via their website and you get a free breakfast to boot. Eight and 16-bed, mixed and female-only dorms are on offer, with regular deals and discounts available – again check their website to find out more.