Hostels in Catalonia Hostels in Catalonia

You are looking for hostels in Catalonia? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Catalonia hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Catalonia.

All Cities in Catalonia

We list every single hostel in Catalonia and the world. In total, we have 50 cities in Catalonia for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Catalonia hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Catalonia. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Catalonia

If you are heading into Catalonia, Spain, you will most likely make your way to one of the largest cities in Spain, Barcelona. There are hundreds of Catalonia, Spain hostels in Barcelona, so do your research about the areas of the city and location of your Catalonia, Spain hostel before you go. There are so many incredible things to see and do here you will need a good couple of days to check out the famous Gaudi architecture at the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. If you are heading further south out of Catalonia, save your major food experiences for later. Food here can be very expensive and really not all that great, especially when it comes to paella. If you're only visiting Catalonia and want some authentic cuisine, make sure you do your research so you don't wind up with microwaveable tapas.

Heading south from here along the coast you will find the coastal town of Salou and right next to it Tarragona. They are popular beach destinations along the Iberian coast of Catalonia that are great for relaxing and hanging about. As you head further along the coastline you will also find Catalonia, Spain hostels to stay in some of the smaller and less popular beach towns.

Girona is also well worth a visit. There are some fabulously colourful canals, museums, and cathedrals to stop in on. It is a great place to spend a day to explore if you are looking for a more cultural experience.

Something to keep in mind while traveling here is that while most of the locals will speak Spanish, their primary language here in Catalonia is Catalan. There can be a little bit of animosity from the locals if referring to them as "Spanish" because many of the people here support attempted movements for Catalonia to become independent of the rest of Spain. So learn a few words in Catalan and this will take you far when making local friends and getting help.

Public transport around the areas is quite good. You can take the buses or trains from Barcelona to basically anywhere you want to go. It is worth booking in advance in peak seasons to avoid missing out, especially on longer journeys.

expert for Catalonia hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Catalonia hostels Globetrotter

Travel Tips for Catalonia - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Catalonia. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Catalonia. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Catalonia

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Catalonia?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Catalonia here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Catalonia safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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