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Featured Hostels in Barcelona

Mellow Hostel Barcelona
2 out of 5
Carrer d'Aguilar, 54, Barcelona
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The price is $48 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Located in Horta-Guinardo, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hospital de Sant Pau, Park Guell, and Gaudi House Museum. Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gracia ...

2.6/5 (13 reviews)

"Mellow is located in very calm neighbourhood with eye catching views.installation are quite good specially modren cube type beds well equipped with private box and curtain.I,ll recommend Mellow to backpackers ."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Mellow Hostel Barcelona
BirdHouse
2 out of 5
Carrer del Comte d' Urgell, 51 bis, Barcelona
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The price is $24 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Located in Eixample, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sant Antoni Market and University of Barcelona. La Rambla and Placa d'Espanya are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (53 reviews)
perfect

"The location was amazing and everything else was just perfect. I would definitely recommend this place."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

BirdHouse
Generator Barcelona
1 out of 5
Carrer de Corsega, 377, Barcelona, Barcelona
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The price is $59 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in the heart of Barcelona, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia, Casa Mila, and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia ...

4.1/5Very Good! (965 reviews)

"This is a great place to stay when in Barcelona. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. I Was traveling alone and felt very safe there. The bus stops right in front of the building and the metro is very close. It’s clean and nice and the beds are pretty comfortable. The food served at the bar ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

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Yeah Barcelona Hostel
2 out of 5
Carrer de Girona 176, Barcelona
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Located in Eixample, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila. Sagrada Familia and Rambla de Catalunya are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (88 reviews)

"The bed curtains were dusty and dirty. A bit far from city center. Some employees were rude."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Yeah Barcelona Hostel
Casa Gracia Barcelona
1 out of 5
Passeig de Gracia, 116 bis, Barcelona, Barcelona
The price is $56 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Located in Gracia, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia, Casa Mila, and Rambla de Catalunya. Casa Batllo and Placa de Catalunya are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (709 reviews)

"The kitchen facility is excellent, as is the large and comfortable common areas."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Casa Gracia Barcelona
Sant Jordi Hostels Rock Palace
2 out of 5
Calle Balmes 75, Barcelona, Spain
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Located in Eixample, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Casa Batllo and Casa Mila. La Rambla and Sagrada Familia are also within 2 mi (3 km). Provenca ...

4.3/5Excellent! (89 reviews)
Thank you!!!

"This place was awesome. Only suggestion have more options for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Sant Jordi Hostels Rock Palace
St Christopher's Inn, Barcelona - Hostel
2 out of 5
Carrer De Bergara 3, Barcelona, Barcelona
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The price is $48 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Located in Eixample, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of La Rambla, Placa de Catalunya, and Passeig de Gracia. Boqueria Market and University of Barcelona ...

4/5Very Good! (329 reviews)
all you can eat breakfast

"bar the dodgy milk / overly cleaned milk dispenser and sugary cereal option made sure i got some meat for the day there is a lidl within 20 minutes walk for all your rest of day nut and sugar needs ; even REAL milk !!! plus the cheapest beer in town . sorry bout the photo comment ; cant see the euro ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

St Christopher's Inn, Barcelona - Hostel
TOC Hostel Barcelona
1 out of 5
C/ Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 580, Barcelona, Barcelona
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Located in Eixample, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Barcelona, La Rambla, and Placa de Catalunya. Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya ...

4.3/5Excellent! (402 reviews)

"very wide space even i stay at dorm"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

TOC Hostel Barcelona
INOUT Hostel Barcelona
2 out of 5
Major del Rectoret 2, Barcelona, Barcelona
The price is $23 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17

Located in Sarria-Sant Gervasi, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Parc de Collserola and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Tibidabo Amusement Park. Teknon Medical Center ...

3.4/5 (103 reviews)

"Pleasant time spent during my stay with freindly staff and most could communicate in English which was usefull. Hard work commuting via the train station as very steep hill getting to the hostel. Difficult with luggage. But enjoyable stay. Food was of a good standard but didnt like donught and sandwich ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

INOUT Hostel Barcelona
Centre Esplai Hostel
2 out of 5
Carrer Riu Anoia 42-54, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
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The price is $51 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Set in El Prat de Llobregat, this family-friendly hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Fira Barcelona, Placa d'Espanya, and Arenas de Barcelona. Gran Via 2 and Caixaforum ...

3.4/5 (981 reviews)
Clan and tidy room but no luxury here ;)

"The room was basic not luxurious, but it was clean and tidy and that's what is imporrant. The hotel is only 3km from the airport. Overall it was a reasonable experience. Good for anyone stopping over before a flight. Receprionist could have been more friendly. Apart feom that, my stay was okay."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Centre Esplai Hostel
Mucha Masia Hostel Rural-Urbà
2 out of 5
Carrer de Jaume Casanovas 55, El Prat de Llobregat
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The price is $32 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Situated near the airport, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Fira Barcelona, Porta del Delta, and Prat Beach. Montjuic and Camp Nou are also within 9 mi ...

4/5Very Good! (52 reviews)
great place to stay

"Was very happy when I arrived, was made to feel at home right away. Staff are super helpful and friendly, kept very clean, nice garden with hammocks has a nice chill vibe in Barcelona, great for anyone doing a short stay in the city, great location. I will happily stay here again and recommend to ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

Mucha Masia Hostel Rural-Urbà
Wow Hostel Barcelona
2 out of 5
Avinguda Diagonal 578, Barcelona
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Located in Sarria-Sant Gervasi, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Rambla de Catalunya and Hospital Clinic. Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)

"Good, clean hostel in very good-communicate place. I would chose it again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Wow Hostel Barcelona
Airhostel Barcelona Aeropuerto
2 out of 5
Carrer de Narcís Monturiol 48, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
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The price is $44 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

This El Prat de Llobregat hostel is on the beach, 3 mi (4.8 km) from RCDE Stadium, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Port de Barcelona and Placa d'Espanya. Poble Espanyol ...

4.4/5Excellent! (262 reviews)
helpful shuttle driver, comfy bed, all good

"Toni, who drives the airport shuttle went above and beyond the call of duty. I was unable to download WhatsApp to contact him, and we were unable to find each other for about an hour. I was afraid I’d have to pay more for a cab at 11 at night than the hostel had cost, then he found me. I was only ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Airhostel Barcelona Aeropuerto
Hostel One Paralelo
2 out of 5
Carrer Salvà, 62, Barcelona, Barcelona
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Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Victoria Theatre, Montjuic, and La Rambla. Palau Guell and Rambla del Raval are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (50 reviews)
great location but... unsure of ceiling...

"Staff was super friendly, the public area and toilet and shower is clean. The bed is not too comfy as it sinked in but still decent. The room and everything was ok. The thing that bothered me was the ceiling look to have mold or mildew or maybe it was just dirty."…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Hostel One Paralelo
Primavera Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Calle Mallorca 330, Carrer de Bailen 129, Barcelona, Barcelona
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The price is $34 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15

This family-friendly Barcelona hostel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila. Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo ...

4.4/5Excellent! (304 reviews)

"Real good, employees are lovely and freindly. Place is clean.everything is good."…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Primavera Hostel
Mambo Tango
2 out of 5
C/ Poeta Cabanyes, 23, Barcelona
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The price is $31 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Theatre and Rambla del Raval. La Rambla and Palau Guell are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.7/5Good! (230 reviews)

"Amazing staff and experience were excellence. I enjoy My stay at this location. I will definitely return my next trip."…"

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2020

Mambo Tango
Hip Karma Hostel
2 out of 5
Ronda De Sant Pere, De 39, Barcelona, Barcelona
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Located in Eixample, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Arc de Triomf, Palau de la Musica Catalana, and Passeig de Gracia. Placa de Catalunya and La Rambla ...

4/5Very Good! (113 reviews)
Rustic and Nice.

"The booking was very last minute. It’s a nice place that’s a bit rustic and bohemian but not a people factory like other hostels in the area. The staff are very nice. There’s a kitchen to cook if you wish and a great terrace in the back of the building."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Hip Karma Hostel
Safestay Passeig de Gracia
2 out of 5
Passeig de Gràcia, 33, Barcelona
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Located in Eixample, this hostel is steps from Casa Amatller, Passeig de Gracia, and Casa Batllo. Casa Mila and Placa de Catalunya are also within 10 minutes. ...

3.7/5Good! (119 reviews)
Totally recommending

"The location is very close to everywhere. You can come with only a train directly from airport. There is a kitcen, laundry service, public area and also a bar which has affordable prices. Employees were kind."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Safestay Passeig de Gracia
Go Bcn Hostal Ideal Badal
2 out of 5
Carrer de Quetzal 18, Barcelona, Barcelona
The price is $30 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10

Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gran Via 2, Placa d'Espanya, and Poble Espanyol. Camp Nou and Fira Barcelona are also within ...

2.5/5 (20 reviews)
Unsafe and false advertising

"We had quite a few issues here. We booked a double room but got 2 single beds, something we're willing to brush off but just annoying. The room had no curtains despite advertising there were black out drapes. The window also opened into someone else's room and we couldn't even lock them. It was really ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2019

Go Bcn Hostal Ideal Badal
Hostel Sun & Moon
2 out of 5
Carrer de Ferran, 17, Barcelona
The price is $50 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Located in Gothic Quarter, this hostel is steps from Placa Reial, La Rambla, and Gran Teatre del Liceu. Palau Guell and Boqueria Market are also within 10 minutes. ...

3.5/5Good! (46 reviews)

"Had no idea we were staying, gave us the wrong room with the wrong beds (only 1 bed instead of 2) and never apologised or rectified these mistakes."…"

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

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Negresco Princess

Negresco Princess

4.5 out of 5
Roger de Lluria, 16-18, Barcelona
The price is $73 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
4.4/5Excellent! (1,107 reviews)
Geat Hotel

"Lovely hotel with excellent friendly staff. Roof terrace is great to have a drink after a long day. Will definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Negresco Princess
Petit Palace Boquería Garden

Petit Palace Boquería Garden

4 out of 5
Calle De La Boqueria, 10, Barcelona, Barcelona
4.5/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)

"Great my kids loved it. Thank you. Close to everything."…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Petit Palace Boquería Garden
Hotel Barcelona Universal

Hotel Barcelona Universal

4 out of 5
Del Paral.lel, Del 76-78, Barcelona, Barcelona
The price is $93 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,163 reviews)

"The hotel is well located, the breakfast was delicious and had a lot of options. Staff was very nice and the hotel offered some interesting activities as beer tasting and cocktail classes."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

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What Is a Hostel?

If you're searching for a low-cost place to stay in Barcelona, one of its 85 hostels might be a great option for you. No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Barcelona for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out the art galleries and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Barcelona

Ready to book a hostel in town? These options get the highest reviews from our guests and could be a good place to look first:

INOUT Hostel Barcelona - Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. You'll find showers and desks in all rooms.

Generator Hostel Barcelona - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Diagonal Station and Verdaguer Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. You'll find showers and linens in all rooms.

Airhostel Barcelona Aeropuerto - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and desks.

Centre Esplai Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant. Rooms come with showers and desks.

Casa Gracia Barcelona - Located within a 5-minute walk of Casa Mila. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You'll find showers and hair dryers in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Barcelona?

The weather can be important when you're experiencing new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 62° F and nighttime temperatures average 43° F
  • April-June: 80° F is the daytime average and 50° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 82° F and nighttime averages are around 62° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 73° F during the day and 44° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 23.39 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Barcelona?

Depending on your interests, you might appreciate these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Palau de la Musica Catalana
  • Casa Batllo
  • Sagrada Familia
Natural Features
  • Montjuic
  • Park Guell
  • Mossen Costa i Llobera Gardens
Cultural Attractions
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • National Art Museum of Catalonia
  • CosmoCaixa

Overall, Barcelona is known for its:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Museums
  • Monuments
  • Shopping
  • Churches
  • Theater

How to Get to Barcelona and Around the Area

You can find the nearest airport in Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city center. An alternative is Gerona (GRO-Costa Brava), situated 47.3 mi (76.1 km) away. Once you've arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. You can take advantage of metro transit at Parc de Montjuic Station, Paral-lel Station, and Liceu Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, take a train from Barcelona Placa de Catalunya Station, Plaça de Catalunya Station, or Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Barcelona?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its art galleries and museums.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget-friendly prices, and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Barcelona?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the highest reviews from our guests and might be a good place to start: BirdHouse - 2-minute walk from Urgell Station for easy access to public transit. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with showers, hair dryers, and linens. Generator Barcelona - Located within a 10-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. Rooms come with showers and linens. Yeah Barcelona Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a rooftop terrace. You’ll find showers and desks in all rooms. Casa Gracia Barcelona - Located within a 5-minute walk of Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with towels, showers, and hair dryers. Sant Jordi Hostels Rock Palace - Located within a 5-minute walk of Rambla de Catalunya. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a rooftop terrace, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers, lockers, and linens.
How many hostels should I expect to find in Barcelona?
If you’re hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in Barcelona, one of Expedia’s 92 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Barcelona?
Good weather’s always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 73°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 52°F. Average annual precipitation for Barcelona is 23 inches.
What is there to see and do in Barcelona?
In general, Barcelona is known for its architecture, art, and museums. Major attractions include Palau Guell, La Rambla, and Boqueria Market. Get out into nature with places like Montjuic, Barceloneta Beach, and Park Guell. Cultural attractions include Palau de la Musica Catalana, Picasso Museum, and Casa Mila.
What's the best way to get to and around Barcelona while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Barcelona in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Barcelona Intl. Airport (BCN), located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) away. An alternative is Gerona (GRO-Costa Brava), situated 47.3 mi (76.1 km) away. When you’re out and about, you might want to make use of public transit. Take advantage of metro transit at Parc de Montjuic Station, Paral-lel Station, and Liceu Station. To see more of the area, catch a train at Plaça de Catalunya Station, Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station, or Barcelona Franca Station.