11 Best Hostels in Barcelona

Welcome to our first-hand guide to the absolute best Hostels in Barcelona 2023. In this guide, we share the top-rated hostels, offering the best hostel experience.

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Barcelona

  1. Hostel One Paralelo - best for Solo Traveller
  2. Jam Hostel Barcelona - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Female Solo Traveller, Quiet Rest
  3. Hostel One Batlló
  4. Born Barcelona Hostel - best for +50 Traveller, Female Solo Traveller
  5. Fabrizzio's Terrace Barcelona - best for Quiet Rest
  6. Hostel One Ramblas - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  7. Yeah Hostel Barcelona - best for Female Solo Traveller, Solo Traveller
  8. Itaca Hostel - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Quiet Rest
  9. Barcelona Central Garden Hostel - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Female Solo Traveller, Quiet Rest
  10. Primavera Hostel - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  11. Hostel One Sants - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller

1. Location:

Barcelona is a big city, and very well-connected by bus and metro. As long as you stay within the main neighborhoods surrounding the Old Quarter and Eixample, you will have a good location.

2. Hostel Events:

Good news, you will find many social hostels in Barcelona. Many organize cool, fun events like Paella nights, unofficial Pub Crawls, bike tours, and even sunset trips to popular Bunker del Carmel.

Hostels offering events usually stand out for its atmosphere and the ability to meet more people. In our selection below, we share more details.

3. Types of Hostels in Barcelona

Being one of Europe's top backpacker destination, Barcelona developed a wide range of hostel types. You can find anything from Luxury and Boutique Hostels to Crazy fun Party hostels, and anything between.

4. Quality of Hostels:

Fantastic! The overall quality is absolutely great. You can expect fun, clean, and safe hostels. As said, you have a wide range of hostels to choose from.

Full List of best Hostels in Barcelona, Spain

Things to know about Hostels in Barcelona

We share more details on the city itself. 

Neighborhoods in Barcelona

Barcelona's most touristic areas are Placa Catalunya and the Old Town with Gothic Quarter (Barrio Gótico), El Born and El Raval.

These neighborhoods are very busy at night, so depending on where you are staying, it can be quite loud and not as comfortable.

We also recommend staying in Poble Nou (the beach area), Barceloneta (not many hostels here though), Poble Sec and Sant Antoni (Hipster Neighborhoods).

Gracia is the artsy neighborhood with great cafés, galleries, and bars. It is a popular neighborhood to get drinks and enjoy dinner.

The famous chess-formed neighborhood Eixample is another iconic area. Yet, this area is actually huge. Eixample includes the area around La Sagrada Famila, Passeig de Gracia, all the way to Sants.

Again, as long as you are staying within the proximity of the Old Town, your location will be good.

Safety Tips for Barcelona

Barcelona has a pickpocketing problem, no doubt.

Same as Rome and Paris, you really have to pay attention to your belongings when walking around, in public transport and especially the beach. Do not leave your belongings unattended when going to the beach. It is a well-known issue.

Therefore, pay some attention, and we recommend using pants with zippers, as an example. “Luckily”, armed robbery with physical violence is very rare, and thieves are “only” interested in your smartphone and wallet.

How much are hostels in Barcelona?

Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.

Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.

Average Dorm Price per Month in Barcelona

Average Dorm Price Graph

Average Private Room Price per Month in Barcelona

Average Private Price Graph

Read: a list of the top Barcelona hostels with private rooms

Hostel Overall Rating Best for Distance to Center Amenities More info

Hostel One Paralelo

from $35.00

9.4

#

Solo Traveller

1.92

# Free Breakfast

# Kitchen

Jam Hostel Barcelona

from $25.00

9.4

#

Family-Friendly Hostel

#

Female Solo Traveller

#

Quiet Rest

1.77

# Free Breakfast

# Kitchen

Hostel One Batlló

from $27.00

9.4 0.47

# Free Breakfast

# Kitchen

Born Barcelona Hostel

from $30.00

9.4

#

+50 Traveller

#

Female Solo Traveller

1.67

# Free Breakfast

# Kitchen

Fabrizzio's Terrace Barcelona

from $22.00

9.3

#

Quiet Rest

1.26

# Free Breakfast

# Kitchen

Hostel One Ramblas

from $34.00

9.3

#

Party Hostel

#

Solo Traveller

2.11

# Free Breakfast

# Kitchen

Yeah Hostel Barcelona

from $29.00

9.2

#

Female Solo Traveller

#

Solo Traveller

1.33

# Free Breakfast

# Kitchen

Itaca Hostel

from $25.00

9.1

#

Family-Friendly Hostel

#

Quiet Rest

1.43

# Free Breakfast

# Kitchen

Barcelona Central Garden Hostel

from $49.00

9.1

#

Family-Friendly Hostel

#

Female Solo Traveller

#

Quiet Rest

0.96

# Free Breakfast

# Kitchen

Primavera Hostel

from $26.00

9.1

#

Family-Friendly Hostel

#

Quiet Rest

#

Solo Traveller

1.32

# Free Breakfast

# Kitchen

Hostel One Sants

from $25.00

9.1

#

Party Hostel

#

Solo Traveller

2.88

# Free Breakfast

# Kitchen

Still not sure? Pick this!

#1 Top Hostel in Barcelona: Hostel One Paralelo

This is the overall best rated hostel in Barcelona. The overall rating is 9.4. You cannot go wrong here.

It is your safest bet in case you are not sure which hostel to pick.

The price for a dorm at Hostel One Paralelo starts from $35.00.

Book Hostel One Paralelo here

#1 Best Hostel in Barcelona
Hostel One Paralelo

FAQ about Barcelona Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Barcelona. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Barcelona costs $33 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Barcelona costs $152. (based on Hostelz.com price comparison)
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Fabrizzio's Petit is the best hostel in Barcelona for couples.
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Hostel One Ramblas is the best hostel for partying in Barcelona.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

About Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain, is one of the country's most populated cities. Visiting this city is a breathtaking experience because you get to experience the lovely architecture and rich culture of the city. Spanish and Catalan are the most popular languages in Barcelona, and the city is considered one of the most bike-friendly regions in the world.

Therefore, you can enjoy a bike ride on a beautiful sunny day as you make your way to one of the beautiful artificial beaches around the city. Another reason you should take a trip to Barcelona is the fact that there are 55 museums in the city that are operational.

These museums are where you can learn about the heritage and culture of the people. If you don't like history, you can also indulge in nature by visiting some 68 parks in Barcelona. You can also visit Camp Nou, the city's football stadium, to enjoy a football match.

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Best Hostel in Barcelona is...

Hostel One Paralelo!

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