Hostel One Paralelo





The Review

Hostel One Paralelo is a friendly, colorful, and modern hostel in Barcelona that offers four-, six-, and eight-bed dorms and private rooms. The hostel has four floors with the main social space on the entry level and rooms above. It is part of the Hostel One chain (one of three in Barcelona). The shared space for the staff desk, lounge, and kitchen makes it easy to socialize. Single-stall bathrooms are on every floor, the kitchen is stocked, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Every day there are free city tours, free dinner, and a trip to the bar and club, all led by staff members. This hostel takes partying seriously, but also offers a quiet and comfortable place to sleep and group activities to see the city.

The Location

The hostel is located on a quiet street in the Poble Sec neighborhood, near the Paral-lel (L2/L3 metro lines) and Poble-Sec metro stops. The hostel is tucked away in among the residential buildings and small shops, but there's a sign visible from the street that marks the door. Arrive by metro from the train station or airport. The hostel is several blocks from Montjuic Park (a huge park with great views), one block from Carrer de Blai (a street with tapas bars), and within walking distance to the beach and La Rambla.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Dorms and shared rooms are available. Dorm rooms do not have locked doors, but offer lockable storage (bring your own lock or pay to rent one). Dorms have pod-style beds (a six-bed room), or metal bunk beds (an eight-bed room). The pod-style beds have a large personal space, curtains, a shelf, and a light. We think the pod-style rooms (six-bed and fewer) are much nicer than the eight-bed bunk bed room for privacy, sound, and amenities like lights and locker space.

There are one or two bathrooms with showers on each floor; all are modern and clean. The showers have good water pressure and hot water. Several bathrooms are small, but private single bathrooms have larger showers with space for personal items. There are many hooks to hang belongings in the rooms, bathrooms, and even in hallways.

Common Spaces

The main common space is downstairs in the open kitchen. There is a large dining table plus separate seats at a table with power outlets. Connected to the kitchen is a small area with a TV and floor cushions. In the morning, breakfast for (for which you must pay) includes milk, juice, cereal, fruit, toast (with jam, butter, chocolate spread), Spanish tortilla (egg and potato), eggs, and muffins! In a separate small room, there is a comfortable space with many books available. There is a patio, but it is not always in use. The layout of the hostel makes it easy to meet fellow travelers. The hostel staff engage in conversation with the guests and are involved in social activities, so it is natural to make friends or figure out what to do in Barcelona. Luggage storage in a room downstairs is free, accessed by the staff on duty.


This hostel caters to backpackers and younger travelers who want a social experience. The main event is the free dinner every night and the trip to the bar/club. Some spaces are quite small, like the pod-style dorm rooms and several bathrooms. The pod-style beds offer more privacy and personal space. The hostel has an elevator, but otherwise might be difficult to navigate for a person using a wheelchair due to additional stairs and small spaces. Overall, Hostel One Paralelo is a bargain for the comfortable, friendly, and helpful environment.
by seyfriedc Staff Reviewer
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personalized welcome sign
staff desk
staff desk, main common space, and kitchen are close together
8-bed dorm room
3 euro breakfast buffet
outdoor area (not in use)
TV area
kitchen, dining room, and main hangout area


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostel One Paralelo" at Calle Salvá 62.)


Calle Salvá 62, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
41.372224, 2.165153 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+34 93 443 98 85
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97% Guest Reviews

Simply #1 hostel in barcelona
if you really into partying and making new friends this is really the place to be, I highly recommend it. I had only two days in Barcelona but the staff made it the best hostel I stayed in so far. when you go there you will feel like home. everyone is friendly, clean dorms, free dinner, free entry to best nightclubs in Barcelona, free tour around with locals -- what can you ask for more than that? I have no complaints and I will make sure my next trip to Barcelona will be booking only in that hostel cause I really found what I feel comfortable in.
Age 25, France
Me and my friend arrived at hostel one after a great hostel experience the previous week. We were both concerned that no hostel could possibly match the one we just departed. However, as soon as we arrived we were welcomed amazingly by bronagh, who works at the hostel, and our concerns were put to rest from the great greetings and immediately making us feel at home. We spent 8 nights here and they were the highlight of a 2 month vacation. Great hostel for meeting people and going out at night and the meals are free. I highly recommend it.
Age 23, Canada
The best in Barcelona
These guys are great! Angel is a legend who hooks you up with dinner, gets you into the best clubs for free, and knows the best sights. Great atmosphere too, very social. Don't look at any other place in Barcelona to stay, this is your spot.
Excellent hostel!
Nicely located Hostel with very dedicated staff. You get free breakfast in the morning and in the evening they cook, so that all people can sit and eat together, getting to know each other. Furthermore, almost every evening they take the people out to bars or clubs -- usually skipping queues or entrance fees. And of cause they are also very helpful when it comes to matters of normal touristic inquiries. Rooms are nice and clean, have free lockers and wifi works fine. Thanks to Angel, Dean and the others it was AWESOME!
Very nice place to stay
The rooms are nice. Excellent staff, very helpful. Location is also great. They cook dinner for everybody every night. I will come back for sure.
Valario and all the guys at Hostel One were freakin' awesome. Best hostel we stayed at in all of Europe. Super inviting, very nice, and down to earth. They cook dinner for you every night and are extremely helpful. I would totally book again with them when I visit. But it's also sad that it has to be all over. I'm going to miss those guys because it was the most fun I had the entire trip!
100% fantastic
too many great things to even start mentioning! a perfect neighborhood (friendly but quiet) that is also just a minute walk from la rambla and other popular travel destinations. clean, bright, and spacious accommodations. most importantly, the staff is AMAZING! So friendly and they care for you like family. Very knowledgeable about the city's best spots (especially the non-touristy ones). My stay in Barcelona would not have been nearly as good without Hostel One!
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