Barcelona is a key destination for backpackers traveling through Europe. Barcelona simply has it all; a vibrant nightlife, delicious food, stunning architecture, beautiful weather and some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. Before arriving, you should choose somewhere to stay. We give you a list of the top hostels in Barcelona for you with the area, comfort, scenery, amenities, food, and reviews all taken into account.
After a long day exploring the city or a long night dancing, come back to one of these fantastic hostels in Barcelona.
Sant Jordi Barcelona – Gracia
When it comes to hostels, one of the most important aspects is the staff. In fact, many backpackers will tell you that a lot of the time their decision to book a hostel is based solely on the reviews of the staff. Sant Jordi Hostels Garcia has a plethora of praise for its awesome staff throughout all booking websites including Hostelworld and Booking.com.
The hostel itself is very hipster-esque as it is located in the very bohemian area of El Barrio De Gracia, one of the best areas to stay in Barcelona. Also, while here, expect to meet new friends whilst chilling in the cozy communal areas of the hostel. The location is perfect for those wanting to explore the cafe or bar culture as some of the best places to eat and drink are in the area of Gracia. For those who are looking to get involved in group activities, the hostel also hosts yoga classes on the roof plus many other interesting activities.
Hostelworld Rating: 9.7 – Superb!
Don’t be fooled by the pictures! This is, in fact, a hostel and not a luxury hotel. Barcelona hostels are not quite what they used to be, now you can find hotel standard hostels all around the city. Casa Gracia is a fantastic example of a hostel that gets everything right. Location, interior, comfort, and entertainment; this mansion-turned-hostel is located in the beautiful leafy area of Gracia. Additionally, it’s one of the best areas in Barcelona to stay.
The uber-cool interior, fancy bar/restaurant, and frequent DJ sessions make this hostel one of the most hip in the city for backpackers. They also offer their guests a number of different activities including yoga, an Instagram food workshop and even a workshop that teaches you the rhythm of Catalan Rumba!
Hostelworld Rating: 9.2 – Superb!
360 Hostel Barcelona – Arts&Culture
360 Hostel Barcelona combines community, quality, and art offering a slightly different hostel experience than other places in the city. The hostel features a beautiful terrace to relax in where you can make new friends or enjoy the common area armed with books and very comfy sofas. The staff here are also very passionate about their city and more than willing to show the secrets and more unknown spots that Barcelona has to offer.
Additionally, backpackers staying here can expect a lot of group activities including group walking tours, nightlife, and art exhibition trips.
When thinking about where to stay in Barcelona, always consider the location. This hostel is located just a few steps from Plaza Catalunya, the quintessential neighborhood of El Born and the famous Arc de Triomf. It’s also well equipped with a big kitchen for your cooking needs, comfy beds, great free WiFi and even a book exchange program.
Hostelworld Rating: 9.8 – Superb!
St. Christophers Barcelona
This multi-award winning hostel is located right in the heart of the city and is probably one of the most popular hostels in Barcelona. It’s located at the end of the magnificent street, Las Ramblas.
Also, if you don’t already know, Las Ramblas is the most famous street in Barcelona where you will find food, drink, street entertainment, souvenirs and all manner of other wonderful things. St Christophers Barcelona is in one of the best areas to stay in Barcelona as it’s within walking distance of many tourist attractions.
Additionally, the hostel itself is very modern, clean and well equipped; something everyone wants. A particular highlight is the hostel’s restaurant and bar, Belushi. while here, backpackers can enjoy the opportunity to eat great food and drink whilst meeting other guests from the hostel. St Christophers Barcelona is also well known for great activities including ‘Cocktail Masterclasses, Paella cooking sessions, Wine and cheese tastings, and massive Beer Pong competitions.’
Hostelworld Rating: 8.9 – Superb!
Yeah Hostel Barcelona
Yeah Hostel Barcelona is well known for an all-round great hostel experience. Located between Paseo De Gracia and Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s emblematic temple. The hostel itself offers a number of activities for guests including day and night tours of the city which is a great chance to get a feel for the place. Also, inside the hostel you will find all the usual amenities plus a great bar area and work station. fully fitted with Apple Mac computers should you need to get any work done during your stay.
The bunk beds at Yeah Hostel Barcelona are also custom made for comfort and the rooms are silent, great for anyone that struggles to get to sleep in hostels. The hostel also includes an in-house chef who makes great meals. This then saves money for those on a budget and the hostel also offers a pub crawl for all guests to enjoy the nightlife together. To top it off, Yeah Hostel is one of the cheapest hostels in Barcelona.
Hostelworld Rating: 9.5 – Superb!
Fancy a bit of luxury? Maybe you are tired of the budget hostels and want to treat yourself? Well, Casa Kessler has the rooms just for you. A luxury boutique hostel which is on a mission of ‘Redefining the concept of exclusive accommodation in the heart of Barcelona.’
Here, you will find a number of different beautifully decorated rooms. This also includes a junior suite, double superior, exclusive apartment and of course your standard dormitories.
Casa Kessler is also a newly opened hostel and offers guests a taste of luxury at an affordable price. Guests can enjoy the chill-out terrace, a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. It is also wonderfully located right in the heart of the city next to Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya.
Hostelworld Rating: 9.1 – Superb!
Sant Jordi Barcelona – Rock Palace
Owned by the same company as Sant Jordi Hostels Gracia which is listed at number 1, Rock Palace holds the same quality but comes with a rooftop swimming pool and even more opportunity to socialize. It is a designer hostel located right in the center of the city. This then means it has quick access to all the tourist attractions. The hostel is also dedicated to rock music, hence the name Rock Palace, celebrating various great periods of time for the genre.
Other features of this wonderful hostel include a fully fitted computer room for your work or travel planning needs. The rooms are comfortable and completely soundproofed; very important for those who need their beauty sleep. However, the highlight of the hostel is obviously the rooftop pool where guests can chill by day and party by night making it one the most fun hostels in Barcelona to stay at.
Hostelworld Rating: 9.4 – Superb!
Bed and Bike Hostel
The Bed and Bike Hostel is a space of peace and tranquility in the heart of Barcelona. The entire hostel is bike-themed with bikes hanging from the walls and ceilings of almost every room. Don’t worry, they’re not all attached to the building! The hostel does have a ton of bikes for you to rent and explore the city with. The rooms here have been designed with love and the guest’s comfort in mind. The fully equipped kitchen is great for those who want to cook their own meals or enjoy a meal with other guests at the hostel.
Bed and Bike are focused on giving you the most pleasant hostel experience with a unique focus on bike riding. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. If asked, many will also map out a cycling route for you. This way, you can see the best sights in Barcelona on one of their rental bikes.
Hostelworld Rating: 9.3 – Superb!
Fabrizzios Terrace Youth Hostel
Obviously this place is about the beautiful terrace but Fabrizzios Terrace Youth Hostel has a lots more to offer guests too. The hostel prides itself on making you feel at home and giving guests a taste of authentic Spanish hospitality. Fabrizzios is not just a hostel, it’s really a guest house. It’s also well located; only a 5 -10 minutes walk from Gaudi, Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo, La Rambla and Paseo de Gracia. If you are looking for cheap hostels in Barcelona, Fabrizzios is a great choice.
Fabrizzios offers guests all the expected amenities such as cozy rooms, comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, and free wifi. There is an emphasis here on socializing and the backpacker’s community. So, you can also expect to be invited to some of the activities hosted by the hostel. This includes free dinner, free walking tour, backpackers night out or sangria night!
Hostelworld Rating: 9.5 – Superb!
TOC Hostel Barcelona
TOC Hostel Barcelona also has a hostel in Madrid, Seville and they are soon to add more in three other well-known cities in Spain. The reason? Offering guests the complete package at an affordable cost. This place has everything including a swimming pool, games room, pool table, and an awesome bar. If that wasn’t enough TOC Hostel Barcelona has a rooftop terrace where they regularly hold BBQs, live music and…mermaid parties. You will have to stay here to find out what that is all about.
TOC Hostel Barcelona has a great vibe that is very welcoming. It offers fantastic bedrooms, a comfortable night’s sleep with minimal noise and for a very good price. The kitchen also provides you with what you need to cook your own meals or enjoy their full-day breakfast buffet. All this makes TOC Hostel one of the best hostels in Barcelona!
Hostelworld Rating: 9.3 – Superb!