Hostels in Barcelona

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Welcome to Barcelona

Barcelona. Where do we start? We can try to describe the famous landmarks that sprung from Gaudi’s imagination; we can tell you about the colourful markets, the passionate and energetic people, the cool urban beaches. We could tell you about random nights out in the city centre, bouncing from El Raval to Gotico and back again. Then there are the hostels themselves: cool, cheap youth hostels just right for solo backpackers; downtown hostels with large, group-friendly dorms. Hostels you’ll make camp in, make friends in, and sleep it off in. We could tell you about all of that and more. But Barcelona is one of those cities that you can’t really prepare for. Our advice? Just dive in. Order food you’ve never heard of; shake a leg with the locals; wander aimlessly down the Ramblas and let this truly international, individual and inspiring city take you on an unforgettable journey.  

Museums on a Sunday

Many of Barcelona’s museums have free entry on Sunday afternoons, including the Picasso Museum and the City Museum. Others are free on the first Sunday of every month, such as the National Museum of Art of Catalonia.

Park Güell

If you liked the Sagrada Familia, you’ll love this – and it’s much easier to get in. Antonio Gaudi’s public park has a creative, relaxed vibe that attracts young locals and the hostel crowd alike. There are eye-popping features around every corner, and amazing views over the city to boot.


Address: Carrer d'Olot, s/n, 08024 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: La Salut

Cinema Lliure

Sitting in a dark cinema is the last thing you want to do as a backpacker, but outdoor cinema by the sea is a whole different ball game. Cinema Lliure offers free showings on Thursday and Sunday evenings from mid-July throughout most of August. Find it on Sant Sebastia beach.


Address: Playa de Sant Sebastià Plaça Mar, Barcelona 08003, Spain

District: Barceloneta

Sagrada Familia

Whether they’re in a hostel or a luxury hotel, every visitor to Barcelona beats a path to Antoni Gaudi’s immense, intricate Basilica. It has been under construction since 1882 and will take at least 30 years to finish. Advanced booking recommended.


Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: Sagrada Família

Casa Milà

Popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’,this is one of the most famous buildings of the Catalan Art Nouveau period and one of Gaudí’s most ambitious works.

District: Dreta da l'Eixample

Las Ramblas

La Rambla is the main street in Barcelona, with pavement cafes, souvenir shops and street performers. It’s a long street sectioned into shorter streets, such as Rambla de Sant Josep, hence it’s also known by the plural form Las Ramblas.

Address: La Rambla, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: Ciudad Vieja

Poble Espanyol

A small Spanish village with replicas of houses and buildings in different styles. You can wander the squares, streets and gardens, visit bars or craft shops and workshops that make and sell traditional Spanish goods.


Address: Av Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: El Poble Sec

The Nou Camp

Football-mad backpackers can follow in the footsteps of sporting legends such as Cruyff, Maradona, Guardiola and Ronaldinho at Barca’s home ground.


Address: C. Aristides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: St. Ramon - Maternitat

Poble Sec

It may not be packing any major sights, but Poble Sec is an up-and-coming area that offers an authentic taste of Barcelona – narrow streets, independent shops and family restaurants abound. A little off the usual tourist trail but still full of life, it’s a great neighbourhood for cheap nights out. There are hostels here too, so it’s not a bad choice for a base.

Affordable Peace and quiet Where locals live


The Gothic Quarter, just across the Ramblas from El Raval, is a popular neighbourhood where backpackers rub shoulders with mainstream tourists. It’s still good for a night out, but it comes into its own during the day, when the warren-like streets offer welcome shade and reveal treats like the ornate Carrer del Bisbe bridge.

Walking streets Touristy Beautiful Buildings

El Raval

El Raval goes hard. This characterful part of the Old Town is easy to get lost in, particularly if you’ve just spent the evening touring its jumping bar scene. If you prefer your nights out long, lively and random, El Raval is the place. A word of warning: like many nightlife districts, it has an ‘edgy’ side. Your valuables may be safer locked in the dorm.

Dancing Funky Bars

Sala Montjuïc (July – August)

Barcelona hosts an annual open-air cinema event, with a live band prior to a short film and main feature – a contemporary or classic favourite in its original language.


Address: Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

District: Distrito 3

Sitges Film Festival

Calling all nerdy backpackers: the seaside town of Sitges – easily reached from Barcelona, and worth a trip in its own right – hosts one of the world’s best-known horror and fantasy film festivals every September.


Mercat de Mercats (October)

Launched in 2009, the ‘market of markets’ is designed to showcase the best of the city’s 40-plus markets, alongside wares from all over Catalonia. And it’s held right in front of Barcelona Cathedral, so the location is pretty tasty too.


Address: Avinguda de la Catedral, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: Barrio Gòtico

Festa de Sant Jordi (April)

If you’re not sure when to book your Barcelona hostel, this festival on April 23 is a great time to visit. Traditionally women are given a red rose, men receive a book and Catalan culture is celebrated with concerts, street parties and other events.

Festes de la Mercè (September)

You’ll feel the walls of your hostel rocking over the five days of Festes de la Mercè. Expect fireworks, live performances, castellers (human towers), cultural exhibitions and much more.


Primavera Sound Festival (June)

Primavera Sound Festival is now one of the Europe’s greatest music events, attracting over 250 artists including local groups and international big names. There’s no camping, so hostels fill up quickly - book ahead!


Address: Parc del Forum, Plaça de Leonardo da Vinci, 4-5, 08019 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: San Martin


Set in Barcelona's Parc del Fòrum, Cruïlla has international and local bands plus circus acts and other performers. Locals are asked to suggest acts they’d like to see and the final line-up is voted on by the public.


Address: Parc del Forum, Plaça de Leonardo da Vinci, 4-5, 08019 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: San Martin

Barcelona Beach Festival

The ultimate beach party, Barcelona Beach Festival brings international house and trance superstars to Playa del Besos every July.


Address: Playa del Besos, Spain

District: San Martin

La Boqueria

Pull up a chair at one of the tapas bars in the huge food market La Boqueria, on La Rambla. Fresh-as-you-like local grub for crazy prices, and a great chance for backpackers to practise their Spanish.


Address: La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: Ciudad Vieja

Phone: 093 318 25 84


Bacoa is one of the nicest burger places you could eat in, and is now a chain of five in Barcelona. The original outlet, now known as Little Bacoa, is at Carrer Colomines.


Address: Carrer Colomines, 2, 08003 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: San Pedro

Phone: 93 268 95 48

Bo de B

Wraps as thick as your forearm. Salads you’ll never finish. And much of it is under €5. Now wonder locals and backpackers alike flock to this colourful little sandwich place in the Gothic Quarter.

Address: Carrer de la Fusteria, 14

District: Barrio Gòtico

Phone: 093 667 49 45

Mercat de Santa Caterina

Mercat de Santa Caterina, in El Born, is a smaller and less touristy market. Buy cheese and other snacks for a picnic or order tapas at the restaurant Santa Catalina Cuives.


Address: Avinguda de Francesc Cambo 16 Ciutat Vella, Parc, 08003

District: Born

Phone: 093 319 57 40

Juicy Jones

If the long days and late nights of hostel life have worn you down, head here for yummy juices, meal-of-the-day offers and exotic vegan dishes. Mains come in at a delicious €6.50.


Address: Carrer de l'Hospital, 74, 08001 Barcelona

District: El Raval

Phone: 093 443 90 82


Enjoy reasonably priced cocktails in an understated, retro atmosphere at this funky bar that’s well-situated for Gothic Quarter hostels.


Address: 5, Carrer dels Consellers, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: San Pedro

Luz de Gas

This pint-sized concert hall has a louche, burlesquey feel. It hosts live shows in the early evening, then morphs into a club in the early hours.


Address: Carrer de Muntaner, 246, 08021 Barcelona

District: Sant Gervasi - Galvany

Phone: 093 209 77 11

Bar Tequila

Thought headphones were just for the trip between hostels? Wrong! Here they hang from the bar - the idea is to request a song, then enjoy it with no distractions when it comes on. At first it seems weird. Then it seems funny. Then you find you can’t actually stop doing it.

Address: Carrer dels Escudellers, 28, 08002 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: Barrio Gòtico

Phone: 093 301 25 58


If you’re ‘feline’ thirsty, CatBar in El Born serves regional craft beers and some international bottles. There’s occasional live music, murals on the wall (of – you guessed it – cats) and a backpacker-friendly local crowd.


Address: Carrer Boria, 17, 08003 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: Born

Phone: 093 310 08 81

La Ovella Negra

Despite being a stone’s throw from La Rambla, La Ovella Negra (the Black Sheep) is reasonably cheap and packed full of locals enjoying the chilled atmosphere. You can get in a game of pool or table football too.


Address: Calle de les Sitges, 5, 08001 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: El Raval

Els Encants

This rough-and-tumble flea market has really improved since moving under a striking mirrored canopy. Browse, people-watch and rummage for a bargain.

Address: Avinguda Meridiana, 69, 08018 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: Fort Pienc

Art Montfalcon

It’s easier to list what this shop doesn’t stock. Wander through room after room of gadgets, art, upcycled design and locally-made gifts. We could lose hours in here.


Address: Carrer dels Boters, 4, 08002 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

District: Barrio Gòtico

Phone: 093 301 13 25

La Maquinista

When you’re a backpacker, you sometimes need a fix of cheap, reliable clothes. The La Maquinista mall has the big-name shops you won’t find elsewhere in Barcelona - think Forever 21 and Aldo.


Address: Carrer de Potosí, 2, 08030 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Give us a HOLA!: Roving backpackers should pick up a Hola BCN!, also known as a Barcelona Travel Card, which allows unlimited travel on all forms of transport for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. Not to be confused with…

…the Barcelona Card: This little gem offers unlimited travel plus discounts at shops, attractions and restaurants.

Share your travel costs: You can also get a T10 Zone 1 ticket that can be shared with other people and allows you to switch between forms of transport round town.


You’ll fly into Barcelona Airport, also known as Barcelona-El Prat. The airport has 2 terminals: Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 which has 3 separate buildings called T2A, T2B and T2C.

To reach your hostel, take the Aerobus (A1 and A2) to Plaça de Catalunya, which runs every 10 minutes and takes 35 minutes; or the number 46 bus runs between Plaça d'Espanya and Barcelona Airport (T1 and T2) daily. Night buses also run to/from T1/T2 every 20 minutes.

Take the twice-hourly train from the RENFE (Spanish Rail) station to Sants station, which takes 18 minutes.


High-speed trains from major Spanish and other European cities arrive at Barcelona Sants station, the city’s main railway station and the terminus for the high-speed trains and many Spanish and foreign destinations, suburban rail and trains to Barcelona Airport. National and regional trains also arrive/depart from França station.


Experienced backpackers will be familiar with Barcelona Nord Bus Station, where most national and international services arrive. Buses also depart from Barcelona Sants station and other areas of the city.

Getting around

Purchase a Barcelona Transport Card in advance or T10 ticket at the entrance to any metro station, which entitles you to 10 journeys on the metro, some trains, buses, tram and RENFE in all Zone 1 areas.

Language: Most people understand and speak Spanish, although locals speak the Catalan dialect.

Currency: Euro

Voltage: 220v

Timezone: Central European Time Zone

Dialing code: +34 for Spain, 93 for Barcelona

Post Office

The central post office in Barcelona is on Plaça d'Antoni López at the bottom of Via Laietana near Barceloneta and the Barcelona harbour area. Plaça Antonio López, 08002, Barcelona  90 219 71 97


Vall d’hebron Hospital General

119-129, Horta-Guinardo, 08035 Barcelona

Tel: 093 274 61 00

Hospital de Sant Joan de Deu

Passeig Sant Joan de Deu 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona

Tel: 093 253 21 00.

There is a pharmacy at La Rambla 98 (in front of Boqueria). Tel: 093 301 28 43

Tourist information

The main tourist office is under Plaça de Catalunya, the busiest square in Barcelona. It’s difficult to find - look for the large pillars with an ‘I’ at the top, which mark the entrances. Tel: 093 285 38 34

Opening hours

Shops generally open from 9:00-13:00/14:00, the reopen at 16:30 until 20:00 or later. Many are closed on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. The main department stores are open all day until late, including Saturdays and smaller supermarkets tend to open later in the evening and on Sundays.

Emergency numbers: The general emergency number is 112. For medical, call 061, and for fire 080.

Hostel Hostels - Hostel One Sants

Hostel One Sants is an easy 12-minute walk from Sants Station, the main train station in Barcelona. We are also very close to Camp Nou, Barca´s football stadium, and near Montjuic, Barcelonas largest mountainous park.

Hostel Hostels - Hostel One Paralelo

Located walking distance to many of the main sights such as La Rambla, Montjuic & the waterfront. We are also next to the super efficient metro of Barcelona, so it really is the perfect place to call home whilst you explore our beautiful city.

Hostel Hostels - Sun and Moon Hostel

Las Ramblas Sant Jaume Square Boqueria Market Plaça Catalunya Cathedral of Barcelona

Hostel Hostels - Hostel Don Moustache

Staff can provide information on Barcelona’s many attractions, as well as help with ticket reservations and discounts. The famous Gaudí houses are within 15 minutes’ walk of the hostel. Plaza de Catalunya and the famous Las Ramblas are less than 900 m away. The beaches at Barceloneta are just 4 stops from Girona Metro Station. Airport trains leave from nearby Passeig de Gràcia Station.

Hostel Hostels - 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts&Culture

We're 5 minutes from Plaça Catalunya, 1 minute from El Born trendy neighborhood, 15 minutes from Sagrada Familia, 20 minutes from the Beach!

Hostel Hostels - Hostel Safestay Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia

Facilities include bar, common room and terrace. Guests can make use of the hostel’s tour desk and towel hire. Safestay Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia is located within a few minutes’ walk of Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. There are several restaurants, bars and shops on Passeig de Gràcia and in the surrounding area. Passeig de Gràcia Metro station is less than 350 yards from the hostel and the famous Las Ramblas is a 10-minute walk away.

Hostel Hostels - No Limit Sagrada Hostel

Centrally located, just a 1-minute walk from the Sagrada Familia and 5 minutes by public transport from Barcelona’s old town. You can find a wide range of bars and restaurants nearby. Barcelona’s main shopping district, Plaza Cataluña or the Ramblas are less than 10 minutes away by public transport. Sagrada Familia Metro Station is 200 m from No Limit Hostel Sagrada Familia. Eixample is a great choice for travellers interested in architecture, food and shopping.

Hostel Hostels - Gracia City Hostel

Metro 5 mins walk Sagrada familia 15 min walk Neighborhood with everything you need!

Hostel Hostels - Hostel No Limit Barcelona Central

You can enjoy Las Ramblas, Plaza de Catalunya, visit bars and shops on Passeig de Gràcia, Gaudi’s works such as Casa Batllo, La Pedrera and Sagrada Familia. Excellent place for who is interested in architecture, shopping and good transportation facilities.

Hostel Hostels - Hostel Safestay Barcelona Sea

Barcelona is a city of charming streets, busy with people and full of life. The old town comprising the Gothic quarter, the Rivera and Raval districts, is famed for its historical monuments , narrow streets and bohemian atmosphere. The city also has the biggest selection of modernist architecture, most of these buildings are in the Eixample district which constitutes a unique model of European urban planning. Barcelona is the only European capital with over four kilometers of beaches.

Hostel Hostels - Hostel Liwi

Subway line Les Corts 0.1 km Maria Cristina 0.4 km Plaza del Centro 0.6 km L'Illa Diagonal Mall 0.6 km Finca Miralles 0.8 km FC Barcelona Museum 0.6 km Camp Nou 0.6 km Finca Güell 0.9 km Tourist information office - Sants 1.1 km Palacio Real 1.1 km Restaurants and markets Atrium restaurant 0.1 km Café / Les Corts subway bar 0.1 km Supermarket Lidl 0.2 km The Diagonal PriMark Market 0.5 km Natural beauty Riu El Corte Inglés 0.1 km Mount Edtadio Camp Nou 0.5 km Lake Plaza Spain 1 km Nearest airpor

Hostel Hostels - St Christopher's Inn, Barcelona

We’re located 50-meters from Plaça Catalonia and right around the corner from the famous La Boqueria Markets, the Triangle mall, and the MacBa art gallery.

Hostel Hostels - Hostel Mambo Tango

Closest Landmarks Condal Theatre 0.1 km El Molino 0.1 km Tantarantana Theatre 0.3 km Victoria Theatre 0.3 km Sala Apolo Nightclub 0.3 km Barts 0.4 km Paral·lel 0.4 km Apolo Theatre 0.4 km Llantiol Theatre 0.6 km Sant Antoni Metro Station 0.6 km

Hostel Hostels - Alternative Creative Youth Hostel Barcelona

The ACYH is right in the heart of Barcelona, just a few steps from the famous street "Las Ramblas" and the main square "Plaza Catalunya", which is the last stop of the airport shuttle bus. Main attractions like "Casa Batlló" or "La Pedrera", public transportation (airport shuttle, metro, bus, train), 24h supermarkets, bars and restaurants are all reachable in a short stroll form the hostel. You can even walk to the beach in 30 minutes going down the beautiful and world famous La Rambla.

Hostel Hostels - Bird House Hostel

Our guests think the hostel has a perfect location, placed in the center of Barcelona and within 15 minutes walk from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. Also very well and easily connected with the airport, the AirBus stops 30 meters away from Bird House, at "Gran Via-Urgell".

Hostel Hostels - Amistat Beach Hostel Barcelona

Do you want to go to the beach? You’re already there! In less than five minutes you’ll be able to enjoy the wonderful Mar Bella and Bogatell beaches. Do you want to get lost in Barcelona and enjoy every nook and cranny? Great! Only five metro stations away is the city centre, with the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya…

Hostel Hostels - WOW Hostel Barcelona

Sarrià-St. Gervasi is a great choice for travelers interested in monuments, museums and city trips. You can reach Sagrada Familia in 30 min by walking and it is only 3 stops from the metro Hospital Clinic (8 minutes by walking from our hostel). Only 15 minutes by walking you will find one of the largest shopping mall in Barcelona called L'illa Diagonal. This is a great hostel to know the city. To get to Placa Espanya it takes only 16 min by bus!

Hostel Hostels - Bed & Bike Barcelona Hostel

Barcelona Bed & Bike is located in the Eixample district , a strategically well located and quiet area which to explore easily the magic of the city. We are just 5 minutes walk from the “Sagrada Familia” and 10 minutes from other places like Las Ramblas , Plaza Catalunya , Arc de Triomf , Born or Barceloneta .

Hostel Hostels - Sleep Green - Certified Eco Youth Hostel

The hostel is only a couple of minutes walking distance to the main square Plaza Catalunya and the main streets, La Rambla and Passeig de Gracia. Within the same block of the hostel guests can find 24 hours supermarkets, bars, restaurants, and all public transportation (bus, train, metro). In a radius of 35 minutes walking distance 90% of the monuments as well as the beach are reachable, e.g. Casa Batlló 7 min, Casa Mila 12 min, La Sagrada Familia 30 min, La Rambla 3 min, Plaza Catalunya 2 min.

Hostel Hostels - Generator Barcelona

Generator Hostel is located just over a quarter mile from the fashionable Passeig de Gracia Avenue. The Gràcia district, which has plenty of boutique shops and bars, is only 200 yards away. Near La Sagrada Familia.

Hostel Hostels - Factory House

Park Güell Civil War Bunkers Gracia district