Hostels are one of the best forms of accommodation for a huge variety of reasons. The most obvious advantage of a hostel is that it’s the most affordable way to stay, with hostels routinely offering lower, more attractive rates than hotels, guesthouses, or private rented accommodation. But hostels have a lot more to offer than affordability. For example, they also provide very friendly welcomes to all guests and often attract lots of young people from all around the world, providing the perfect setting for people to meet each other, exchange ideas, and learn new things. Most modern hostels also offer multiple room styles and additional services like free internet for all visitors.

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Hostels are especially popular in Europe, with many students and young people visiting the continent often preferring to backpack around and stop in hostels throughout their journey. Barcelona is one of Europe’s must-visit locations, renowned for its unique, beautiful architecture, Catalonian culture, and long list of landmarks. Like any big city, Barcelona has a lot of hostels to choose from, and each location is always filled with eager, approachable travelers from all around the world who could become your new best friends.

Best Hostels in Barcelona

Barcelona is a big hostel city, with a lot of great locations all around, especially near the major touristic attractions like the Sagrada Familia or Park Guell. Barcelona hostels provide a lot of options to their guests and many also feature key services and amenities like large storage lockers, comfortable bedding, warm welcomes, high-speed internet access, and more. Read on for some contact details and overviews of the best hostels in Barcelona.

- Yeah Barcelona Hostel - Carrer de Girona, 176, 08037 Barcelona, Phone: +34-935-31-01-35

On a beautiful and busy tree-lined street, Yeah Barcelona Hostel is situated in a great location, right at the heart of the city. Just 10 minutes away from some key attractions like La Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera, Yeah Barcelona Hostel provides full and free Wi-Fi for all guests and is open around-the-clock to welcome you in.

Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast with a lot of tasty options in the menu and a set menu meal in the evenings too. There's also a bar on-site that is always filled with travelers from all over the world. Rooms feature private bathrooms and comfortable bedding, and there are various options to choose from include male-only, female-only, or mixed-gender dorms. Yeah Barcelona Hostel is also conveniently located a short walk from a metro station, with several stores and bars right nearby too.

- Rodamon Barcelona Hostel - Carrer de Còrsega, 302, 08008 Barcelona, Phone: +34-932-17-19-44

Boasting very clean rooms and super friendly service, Rodamon Hostel has a lot to offer. This Barcelona hostel is located in a beautiful old building that has been standing since the 1800s and is conveniently situated right by the Diagonal metro station and just a short walk from the popular Catalunya Plaza area, with lots of shops, mini-supermarkets, eateries, and bars in the surrounding area.

With sleek, modern decor and a very cozy lounge area, you'll feel right at home at this Barcleona hostel. All guests enjoy fully free Wi-Fi at all times, with the choice of private or shared bathrooms available. Rooms are offered at very attractive rates and in a lot of different formers, from private twins and doubles to 4, 6, 8 or even 10-bed mixed gender dorms. This hostel also caters to families, offering private family rooms for adults and kids with their own en-suite bathrooms.

- Fabrizzio's Petit - Carrer del Bruc 65, 2º, 2ª, 08009 Barcelona, Phone: +34-932-15-40-59

Really nicely situated near shops, restaurants and bars, this central Barcelona hostel is right by Girona metro station and perfectly located a stone's throw from some of Barcelona's most popular cultural landmarks like La Sagrada Familia. Guests will be welcomed warmly into this location and treated to complimentary breakfasts each morning. There's a real feel of togetherness at this location, and a lot of effort has been made to help guests feel right at home.

The fully-equipped guest kitchen has all you need, including a washing machine, and there's also a lounge area with TV and video game consoles. In terms of lodging, visitors will be able to choose from private double or twin rooms with their own bathrooms or shared mixed-gender dorms with shared bathrooms. If you want a private room but don't mind sharing a bathroom, that's an option too, so there's a lot of freedom in the way you want to stay at this Barcelona hostel.