9 Cheapest Hostels in Barcelona

9 Cheapest Hostels in Barcelona

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Barcelona has become a popular tourist destination over the years, offering a mix of history, culture, and a vibrant nightlife. However, finding affordable accommodation in the city can be challenging, especially during peak seasons. Luckily, Barcelona has a great selection of budget-friendly hostels that offer clean and comfortable rooms.

We are Hostelz.com, and we help you save money on hostels. We highlight 9 of the cheapest hostels in Barcelona. They are sorted by price, starting with the lowest rates per night.

Sorted by Price: The Cheapest Hostels in Barcelona

  1. Gracia City by Arc House - from $9.39
  2. Coroleu House - from $8.05
  3. Hostel One Hipstel - from $9.98
  4. Safestay Barcelona Gothic - from $7.94
  5. Arc House Barcelona - Youth Hostel - from $10.11
  6. In & Out Hostel - from $11.10
  7. Hostelle - Women Only Hostel - from $10.56
  8. Pars Teatro Hostel - from $11.64
  9. Mellow Youth Hostel - from $8.14

Let us dive in and see what each budget hostel on this list has to offer. We also added a few handy tips on how to save money when travelling.

On the map: Hostel Locations in Barcelona

We've got your back when it comes to finding a great hostel location in Barcelona. We've gone ahead and mapped out all the hostels for you so you can get a good idea of where they're all at. This map will make your life so much easier!

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Hostel Haven: Choose Your Character

🤑 Cheapest Hostel:

Safestay Barcelona Gothic

🤩 Best Cheap Hostel:

Coroleu House

🎉 Party Hostel:

Arc House Barcelona - Youth Hostel

🤹 Solo-Traveler:

Coroleu House

Things to consider for Cheap Hostels in Barcelona

Included vs. Excluded – Compare:

Besides looking for the final price per night, we also recommend checking what the hostel has included in the price. Is there breakfast? Bike rental?

Some hostels may appear more expensive at first glance, but when factoring in the amenities and services included, you may actually save money. 

In our Comparizon Tool for Hostels you can compare 3 hostels side-by-side. At glance, you see what is included, what is not and can instantly compare the price across different hostels.

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Compare Hostel Prices in Barcelona


Another big factor is the hostel location. The further away from the center or sights, the cheaper it gets. At least, this is the rule of thumb. Make sure you check the location properly before making your final reservation.

The difference of €2 — Quality:

Some cheap hostels in Barcelona come with low-ratings. Sometimes, it is just not worth it to save every penny. Especially when it comes to budget travel, the hostel choice can make all the difference of your trip. 

You may be able to score a much better hostel for as little as 1€ or 2€ per night more. Therefore, consider options and look at the hostels that cost slightly more, too. You might hit the jackpot.

Smart Tips to save money Travelling in Barcelona

Tickets for FC Barcelona: 

Would you like to watch a match of the famous FC Barcelona? Always check the official website for tickets. Never buy tickets from street vendors, these might be fake or highly overpriced.

The prices for tickets vary a lot depending on the match. The cheapest prices are usually for the Copa del Rey or matches against smaller teams.

Go for Lunch-Menus, not dinner:

It is very common for restaurants to offer a cheaper menu for lunch. These are much cheaper than the dinner options. Therefore, when traveling on a budget, keep an eye on this, so you can taste the local cuisine without breaking the bank.

Metro and Bus Tickets:

Check offers on the metro ticket station. You can buy 2 or 3 day metro tickets, saving you a lot of money. Also, you can buy so-called T-10 tickets, worth 10 rides. This is much cheaper than buying individual tickets. However, you cannot share this T-10 Metro ticket anymore, meaning you cannot validate twice in a row.

The metro tickets are also valid for buses. Also, you cannot buy these 24 hour or T-10 Tickets at the bus, only inside the metro station.

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

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?


The Catalan capital is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and the world. You will love it! As you can see, it is possible to visit Barcelona without spending a fortune on accommodation.

We also have another article on the best hostels in Barcelona near the beach that you can check out and one on the top 10 Budget Places to stay in Barcelona (Hostels and Hotels with Prices).

Enjoy your travels!

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So go ahead and start comparing prices and availability for all hostels in Barcelona with us!

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