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Barcelona's Top 5 Best Hostels

A hostel can be a budget-saver, but if you don't do your research carefully, you might end up staying in a hostile environment (see what we did there?). Be sure to understand the culture of each hostel. Some are quiet havens while others are geared towards social interaction. These are the best hostels that we've come across in Barcelona, Spain, based on price, customer service, and amenities. Where will you book your stay?

  1. Casa Gràcia
    One of Barcelona's newest and most affordable hostels is the Casa Gràcia, located at the very busy intersection of Paseo Gràcia and Diagonal. Built in 2010, the Casa Gràcia has a modern, yet welcoming atmosphere. Each room is splendidly clean and contemporary, starting with the double room, which has one double bed, going all the way up to the larger rooms, which have multiple bunk beds. Decorated with paintings and other art forms by local artists, Casa Gràcia's fully-loaded kitchen is a feast for the senses. Spend some time in one of the several common rooms, which are beautifully decorated for maximum style and comfort. With unique, exquisite rooms and private bathrooms in each suite, this hostel is a cut above the rest.
  2. Kabul
    Kabul Hostel, located in Barcelona's bustling Plaça Reial, is known for its relaxed environment and party atmosphere. That's right! This hostel prides itself on the fact that it is not a place to come to rest. Despite this normally undesirable attribute, Kabul Hostel consistently remains one of the top five highest customer-rated hostels in Barcelona. With amenities such as a sun terrace, fully-equipped game room, lively bar, air conditioning, and included daily breakfast, it's not difficult to understand why. There are no private or single rooms here, so make sure you're ready to meet some strangers! If you're backpacking your way across Europe, or simply looking for an inexpensive way to stay in the heart of Barcelona, Kabul hostel is the top option for the social traveler.
  3. Gothic Point
    You can find Gothic Point hostel in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, a neighborhood known for its meandering, narrow pathways and historical monuments. Located in the oldest part of Barcelona, this hostel is only 500 feet away from the world-renowned Picasso Museum. Each room has an individual cubicle for maximized privacy, an amenity that's not easy to come by in a hostel. Other amenities include free Internet, no curfew or lock out, and free breakfast. Be sure to take advantage of Gothic Point's terrace overlooking Barcelona's old city. Located in a charming and Bohemian neighborhood, this affordable hostel will certainly have you enjoying your stay.
  4. Hostel One Parelelo
    Located in the heart of Barcelona, just a 5-minute walk from Plaça d'Espanya, La Rambla, and Plaça Reial, Hostel One Parelelo is close and convenient to the city's top sightseeing locales. Take a walk past famous Gaudi architecture on your exploration of enchanting Barcelona. This hotel has many positive reviews and a high customer rating, including many regarding the helpful and friendly staff. Hostel One Parelelo clearly cares about its guests and it shows through their courteous delivery of personal service, an often-neglected aspect of the accommodation industry. Included linens and free Wi-Fi also keep many of this hostel's loyal visitors coming back. A hot tub on the terrace overlooking Barcelona isn't such a bad perk, either!
  5. Garden House Hostel
    If you're looking for a cozy, colorful hostel in Barcelona, Feetup's Garden House Hostel is the place for you. This warm and inviting hostel is located a short walk from Barcelona's gorgeous, well-known Parc del Laberint, or Labyrinth Park. There are other perks as well; while many hostels charge for Wi-Fi and bed linens, Garden House includes these necessities in the price of the room. The fully-equipped kitchen is a great place to mingle with fellow travelers and perhaps meet a lifelong friend! The multilingual staff will be available to assist you with your needs 24/7. Feel free to sleep in a bit since check out isn’t until noon. Garden House Hostel is a fun, warm place to spend your evenings and mornings before hitting the streets of Barcelona.
Last Updated: December 11, 2014