This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Badalona. To help you make friends with Badalona before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Although Badalona, Catalonia, Spain, is situated just ten kilometers from Barcelona, it must be pointed out that it is another city, because many tourists believe that it is a suburb of the Catalonian capital. Be aware, Badalona is a different city, which is absolutely worth visiting. You can easily spend several days in this hidden gem.
In fact, the city is not small, at all -- its population is more than two hundred thousand and it has many attractions to explore. Badalona is a very sunny city with high temperatures and many green areas, which makes it perfect for summer vacations. There are about ten different beaches in Badalona and they are not as crowded as in Barcelona. Badalona beaches are clean, sandy, and well maintained. Although they are rather short, all of them are a great place for swimming and sunbathing.
There are also many sightseeing spots such as the Pont del Petroli, an old oil platform, whose pylons lead more than two hundred meters into the sea and offer a great panoramic view, the Old Town, the Tower of the Old Abattoir, the Roman Terms, the Can Solei Park, the Park Ca l'Arnús, the Park Turo d'en Caritg, the Gran Sol Park, and many others. Badalona hosts many festivals -- the most important are both the City Festival dedicated to San Anastasio in mid-May as well as the Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin in mid-August. Needless to say, Badalona, Catalonia, Spain hostels are fully booked way in advance on these dates.
Most tourists in Badalona are locals from Catalonia and nearby regions. Because of that, you cannot find too many hostels in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain. However, the ones that you can find offer top location near at least one of the beaches, rather good facilities, and amazing opportunities to dive into Catalonia’s nightlife. Moreover, hostels in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain, are much cheaper than the ones in Barcelona. Also, it might be hard to find a free Badalona, Catalonia, Spain hostel in the high season, so be sure to book in advance. If you have several free days in Catalonia, Badalona is a great choice.
Written by local enthusiast for Badalona hostelsGeorge Traveller