This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 El Prat de Llobregat.
El Prat de Llobregat, Spain, is home to an international airport that belongs to Barcelona -- the Aeroport de Barcelona-El Prat. The airport is not within the city of Barcelona, but in the municipality of the neighbouring town El Prat de Llobregat, commonly known as El Prat. The Barcelona-El Prat airport is the seventh-biggest airport in passenger numbers.
The most important reason to stay in El Prat de Llobregat, Spain is its proximity to the airport. A direct metro line connects the airport with El Prat de Llobregat and the travel time is only a few minutes, making it an ideal place to book a El Prat de Llobregat, Spain hostel prior or after a flight. Also by car it only takes fifteen minutes from the airport to anywhere in El Prat de Llobregat. If you want to use an El Prat de Llobregat, Spain hostel while waiting for a connecting flight, you can still explore some of Barcelona, as some touristic areas can be reached in only fifteen minutes by car.
The town of El Prat de Llobregat itself is small and quiet, but has everything you need for a short stay. It has a small old town, a few parks to relax, and of course shops and restaurants to feed your stomach. The town is small enough that you can easily get around on foot, so the exact location of your El Prat de Llobregat, Spain hostel should not be critical. El Prat de Llobregat also has a beach, which is basically opposite the runway from the town and the airport’s terminal. This beach is one of the quietest beaches in Catalonia, and if you decided to use this beach for sunbathing or a stroll, you are likely to be the only foreigner around. There are, however, a few beach cafes where you can enjoy sangria or some food.
Written by local enthusiast for El Prat de Llobregat hostelsMartin Straatman