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Best Hostels in Barcelona for Backpackers

Barcelona, the heart of Catalonia and many people, is one of the most sought after cities in Spain. Something unique and interesting stands at every turn through your journey to this marvelous and culturally diverse place. With a dynamic city environment, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds here, from a marvelous coastline on the Spanish Mediterranean to a range of mesmerizing wooded forest. It is undoubtedly this biggest cosmopolitan city of Spain with much to offer. No wonder, a mass of tourists, especially students turn towards this city for recreational as well as educational purposes.

The city accommodates a large number of hostels for backpackers to assist them in their travels. Let us list down some of the best hostel environments available in the city which not only facilitate travelers with their lodgings but also offer them unique environments to ensure their stay is pleasant and enjoyable.

Pars Tailor’s Hostel

To start off our list, we have selected a uniquely themed hostel. Located in the heart of Spain, everything about this place speaks ‘Tailor made’. The entire hostel is based on a tailor-made environment and sitting in your room, you might feel as if you are sitting in a cozy and tidy tailor’s workshop. You can enjoy free tours if you are in the vicinity, enjoy a peaceful moment on one of their terraces and even learn to cook in one of their specialized classes offered which is pretty cool. There are a large number of game rooms present within the facility where you can relax and socialize with the other occupants and even carry out a jamming session with the help of a few musical instruments provided by the management. Social events are a thing on the weekends especially and you’ll be sure to have a great time with your stay at this place. Shared dorms will cost you around 35-37 EUR/night while a private room is charged at 56-58 EUR/night.

HelloBCN Hostel

Located at a mere 10 min walk from Las Ramblas and about 2 minutes away from the subway, HelloBCN is a great affordable option for people traveling to Barcelona. All the basic facilities such as air conditioning, heating, Wi-Fi and a small in-house kitchen are readily available to the occupants. The rooms look neat and colorful, and you can start your day with a lot of energy with the complimentary breakfast offered. You can socialize actively in the common room provided and enjoy movies on the big screen. They also have a table tennis room available where you can chitchat and play. The luggage room offers great convenience especially to people who book last-minute flights so they can go out and enjoy the city. You can get a shared accommodation for around 22-24 EUR/night so be sure to check out this budget-friendly option for your travels.

The Hipstel

Located between Paseo De Gracia and Rambla De Catalunya, lies the Hipster. The name has a catchy vibe it doesn’t it? Some of the best attractions in Barcelona are situated right next to the place such as the famous Casa Batllo and La Pedrera. The hostel itself is a state of the art facility complemented by a fresh and energetic atmosphere. If you a traveler with style then this place is made for you. With a medieval style building kept fresh with necessary renovations, the place gives you a perfect mix of old and new. The incredibly courteous staff offers free coffee to its tenants and gives the best traveling advice regarding various activities to pursue and places to visit in the lively city of Barcelona. Famous boutique stores such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci can be found right at your accommodation’s doorstep so that you may indulge in the delicacies offered. The rooms offered are quite spacious and brightened by natural light in the mornings and evenings. Plus you get to enjoy a number of activities along with your fellow occupants to enjoy the true feeling of a modern hostel culture. You can choose between a shared room and a private one based on your preference. A dorm room would cost you around 30-40 EUR based on the number of occupants sharing a dorm while a private room for individual costs around 60-65 EUR.

Mambo Tango Youth Hostel

The Mambo Tango Youth Hostel is rightly named as its entire theme and focus is based around youth and providing the perfect hostel environment. Situated just a few minutes away from the Ciutat Vella area, the vicinity gives us access to major tourist spots of the city. This smoke-free hostel accommodates multilingual staff, a 24/7 front desk and wifi service powered by cox internet and a deli where you can get a hold of some tasty munching material. The entrance might look like a small cozy shop but what’s inside is quite accommodating and comforting for people who don’t mind closed spaces. Common tables and computer desks are also available when needed and the complimentary continental breakfast adds to the flavor of this place. Colorful rooms and dormitories are provided with all the basic facilities such as air conditioning, heating, and private lockers. Day and nights tours to various attractions, clubs, and bars are also conducted by the property for backpackers. Sants-Montjuïc, located nearby is a great place to visit to visit for travelers with a knack heritage, monuments, and architecture. Shared dorm room price lies at around 40 EUR/night and there are a number of options available to choose from.

Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia

This hostel is quite unique in nature as it is specially made for skateboarders. With state of the art facilities available, this designer hostel has a skateboarding theme that resonates with the vibrant and artistic culture of the city. The city of Barcelona has a considerable repute among the skateboarding community and this hostel is built on facilitating that aspect. How often do you see an indoor ramp in a hostel? This is truly a heaven for any skateboarding fan and they will surely have an amazing time staying here. Situated at a 10 min walk from Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the located itself is well suited to assist in exploring the city to its full potential. Common areas inside the hostel offer access to every guest and are a great place to relax and socialize with people. You can choose between shared dorms and private rooms and a number of options are available in dorm selections. A shared dorm would cost you around 20-27 EUR based on what you choose and private rooms can be found for as low as 43 EUR per night.

Primavera Hostel

If cute and cozy room’s offerings splendid views are your thing then you need to check out Primavera Hostel. The entire place resembles a decently decorated doll-house the likes of which you would find in a Hobbit movie, but more spacious. The cleanly atmosphere, the accommodating staff, and the vibrant colors might make you fall in love with this place. The location just a few blocks Sagrada Familia which is major comfort is you want to start exploring the city from the finest of tourist spots. The place offers an open kitchen to its tenants so they can enjoy self-cooked meals any time of the day. You can socialize with other occupants in the spacious common rooms available along with a nice cup of tea and feel at home while doing that.  Shared accommodation will charge you around 19-20 EUR while private rooms start at around 50 EUR.

Generator Hostel Barcelona

In the busy district of Gracia, lies the Generator Hostel, just a short walk from the famous Casa Batllo apartments designed by Gaudi himself. A designer hotel and hostel in nature, the interiors of this place represent a number of styles and include an oversized wooden birdcage, a Harry Potter-style winding staircase and a unique lounge to chill with friends and acquaintances. The bar and lounge have a unique look and offer the finest local delicacies of the city and its culture to its visitors. Backpackers can facilitate from free Wi-Fi, Female only dormitories, a dedicated travel shop, bar, and a café. The rooms themselves look clean, tidy, bright and immensely white with a number of options available to choose from based on your need. Shared accommodations start at 13 EUR which is pretty decent for the quality of living place and that makes Generator Hostel one of the most desirable spots for backpackers.

Black Swan

This themed hostel is quite popular among travelers coming to Barcelona from abroad. Located just a few hundred meters from Plaza Urquinaona and Arc De Triomf, this place gives you the perfect opportunity to explore famous parts of the city. Large windows and wooden floors add a rustic vibe to the rooms which are complemented by modern style furniture placed. All the rooms are soundproof to a certain degree which adds to the comfort level provided. Paella classes and tours are also organized by the management to facilitate backpackers in having a good time while being away from home. A kitchen equipped with an array of facilities is also present where you can cook your own meals to save on your budget. Beds in shared dorms at Black Swan would cost you around 43-50 EUR based on the number of beds in a dorm.


Robert James is an MIS with vast experience and research on personal and home security tech and gadgets. He also write on Xfinity Packages. He is an MMA Fighter and Technology enthusiast with a flare to review the latest security tech and gadgets

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