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10 Best Hostels in Barcelona for Solo Travelers, Party OR Chill

When traveling in Europe, Spain is indeed among the best places to visit. And if you are looking for a place to start and possibly a place to stay, skip Madrid and go to Barcelona right away.

Barcelona can be a pretty expensive place to visit, so you may want to be careful when picking accommodation. But really, if you are looking for a real European adventure in Spain, you can do so without breaking the bank. To help you experience this blithe city, we came up with the best hostels to stay in Barcelona.

Kabul Party Hostel – (Best Party Hostel)

HostelWorld (*9.1) (*8.6) Map Starts at ($40) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in High-season (July)

Coming to Barcelona to enjoy the great nightlife? Then, you must stay at Kabul Party Hostel – the best hostel in the city for party animals.

It’s conveniently located in the very center by the famous Las Ramblas, so you will have it close to the renowned discos and nightclubs, such as Jamboree or Marula. The major sights, the port, and the beach are also within a walking distance.

The hostel itself offers a 24-hour reception, a bar, free breakfasts, Wi-Fi available in all areas of the building, computers, as well as plenty of space to chillax. And the rooftop terrace overlooking Plaza Real? That’s just the icing on the cake.

Should you get tired of partying, the staff organizes plenty of other events, including BBQs and walking city tours. This hostel is simply the perfect choice for those who like to socialize and don’t want to get bored.

Mediterranean Youth Hostel – Best for Solo Travelers

HostelWorld (*10) (*8.7) Map Starts at ($27) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in High-season (July)

The Mediterranean Youth Hostel made it to our pick because of its location, no curfew policy, guided tours, and amenities. Guests can enjoy quiet and spotless rooms and get the help they need from the hostel’s friendly staff.

Each Mediterranean dorm in this hostel is equipped with air conditioning, a reading light on every bed, a power socket, and free use of a locker. Bathrooms include free toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, and hair gel) and speakers so guests can enjoy music while freshening up.

For entertainment, guests can enjoy common areas with music to relax and socialize. The hostel is furnished with couches, a reading area, an outdoor terrace, a Cinema Screen with satellite programming, a BluRay player, and a Dolby sound system. There’s also a game room where guests can play foosball, pool, and PS3 at no cost.

Free WiFi is available all throughout the hostel. At the reception area, guests also get free access to computers and printers.

Zero Barcelona

HostelWorld (*9.2) (*8.8) Map Starts at ($45) for 6 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in High-season (July)

Zero Barcelona is one of the newest hostels in the city. It features a cozy lobby, a terrace, and a café area to relax. All rooms are air-conditioned, which is a must in humid Barcelona, and each bed has its own locker and privacy curtain. Traveling as a couple? Private rooms are of course available too.

But you surely won’t be staying in the whole day. Zero Barcelona is set in the trendy neighborhood of Poblenou, which is known for its spacious park, multiple dining opportunities, and proximity to the beaches.

That’s right – this hostel is perfect for those planning to stay most of the time by the sea. However, you can easily reach the historic center of the city either by bike, bus, or metro – the station is just a few blocks away. Parc del Forum, home of the famous Primavera Sound Festival, is also nearby.

Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia Hostel

HostelWorld (*9.5) (*8.4) Map Starts at ($29) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in High-season (July)

For hostels, Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia sets the bar for accommodations in Barcelona. It is a skateboard-themed designer inn with state-of-the-art amenities, a prime location, and great services for any backpacker or traveler.

All hostel guests, including the ones who stay at the Sant Jordi Apt. Sagrada Familia, get access to this property’s relaxing common areas. Travelers and backpackers can opt for a 3-bed ensuite or up to 12-bed mixed dorms, making this hostel perfect for everyone who wants to explore the urban arts, culture, and lifestyle of Barcelona. Guests also get access to an indoor mini-ramp in this skateboarders’ paradise.

This property features a spacious and modern common area equipped with 8 computers with free internet and WiFi, a shared self-catering kitchen, a skate-ramp-inspired chill-out area, and a huge TV. This common area is open 24 hours, away from the rooms and dorms so guests can get a good night’s sleep or socialize.

Bilingual staff who speak English and Spanish are available for information and recommendations.

Hostel One Sants

HostelWorld (*9.1) (*8.8) Map Starts at ($31) for 6 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in High-season (July)

Barcelona’s Hostel One Sants pledges to give its guests a second home away from home. This vibrant hostel rests approximately 10 minutes away from the Sants Train and Metro Station by foot. This property is also just a 20-minutes stroll from Barcelona’s popular attractions such as the largest European stadium Camp Nou, the Montjuic hill overlooking Barcelona’s harbor, and Placa España.

The hostel features a common kitchen open 24 hours a day, with free tea and coffee. Guests can cook their lunch and create cocktails together. For entertainment, guests can stay in a lounge equipped with a TV and a pool table.

One Sants offers its guests free luggage storage until midnight. The bus stop to Barcelona El Prat Airport is approximately 10 minutes away.

UNITE Hostel – (Best Location)

HostelWorld (*9.1) (*8.6) Map Starts at ($27) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in High-season (July)

Unite is a fairly new hostel in Barcelona but becoming very quickly one of the most popular spots for backpackers and digital nomads. Ideal for couples but previous guests also recommend it for solo travelers. – Mike from Australia says: Easy to meet new people as a solo traveler”.

The biggest advantage of this hostel is its location! Vila Olimpica is a very new, clean, and calm neighborhood that can be reached by metro and its right by the beach, Cuitadella park or nightclubs. You won’t find anything historical around but the center is just behind the corner and can be reached in 10 minutes by foot.

Previous customers value the most security, cleanliness and all the “beach bums” love how close is it to the beach and parties. Also, the hostel has a very relaxed atmosphere and easygoing vibes so will definitely be able to get some rest as well. Therefore, if that’s something you appreciate the most as well then go for Unite hostel!

St. Christopher’s Barcelona (Best Hostel for Budget Travellers)

HostelWorld (*9) (*8.4) Map Starts at ($32) for 16 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in High-season (July)

St Christopher’s – Barcelona is a fresh, modern hostel in central Barcelona. Located at the top end of the famous street of La Rambla and right across Plaça de Catalunya’s official airport transfer drop-off point, this property exudes an envious location –  a few steps away from the city’s finest and most favored tourist attractions.

This wheelchair-friendly, newly-renovated property offers state-of-the-art amenities like individual charging ports, private curtains, and secure personal lockers on every modern dorm bed. Guests can use their own padlocks or purchase a padlock for €4.

Towels are available for rent in the 24/7 reception. Guests can relax at the property’s huge chill-out room, stay connected at their Internet lounge, have a few games at the pool table and foosball, or enjoy the views at their outdoor terrace.

HelloBCN Hostel

HostelWorld (*8.8) (*8.3) Map 

HelloBCN Hostel is perfect for backpackers and travelers who would like to explore Barcelona by foot. Within 20 minutes’ stroll from the hostel are Barri Gòtic, La Rambla, Plaça de Catalunya, Plaça Reial, and Port Vell. The Paral.lel metro station and Barcelona’s two locally-favored The Sala Apolo and Sala Plataforma, are about 2 minutes away.

BCN hostel swears to have thought of their guests’ comfort to mind. Within the facility are huge security lockers, served breakfast, provided linens and sheets, free access to WIFI, and the use of the self-catering kitchen. Bath towels are available for rent.

Meet friends at the common room and play Jenga, pool or ping pong. This hostel makes guests’ stay extra special with events and soirees. Recent guests like their unusual electronic bracelet keys because they’re difficult to lose or steal. Guests can enjoy a nice cold beer in their in-house bar open from 7pm daily.

360 Hostel Barcelona

HostelWorld (*9.3) (*8.8) Map Starts at ($29) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in High-season (July)

360 Hostel Barcelona boasts a central location, just a few blocks away from the central Plaza Cataluña. This property is also within walking distance from the city’s top attractions, bars and boutiques, including the posh Paseo de Gracia Avenue, the historical Gothic, the lively Raval, and the homey Borne neighborhoods.

Depending on the guests budget and privacy preferences, they can choose from 4 different dorm types for their stay. Dorms can have 2, 4, 6, or 8 beds. Two-bed dorms use bunk beds and have access to a private terrace. Linens and sheets are included. All rooms include reading lights,  spacious security lockers, and air-conditioning amenities.

Generator Barcelona – (Best Hostel for Digital Nomads)

HostelWorld (*6.7) (*8.1) Map Starts at ($31) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in High-season (July)

This property made it to our list because of its strategic and convenient location, with a chance of possibly the best view in Barcelona without spending too much. Generator Barcelona offers its guests a marvelous landscape of the Sagrada Familia, especially from the 7th floor, and easy access to top locations by foot or metro ride.

This hostel is just a 5-minutes stroll from Barcelona’s two main metro stations, Diagonal and Verdaguer, within walking distance from the Eixample district where trendy shops, bars, and restaurants are located, and a 15-minute metro ride to the famous Barceloneta Beach.

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