5 of The Best Hostels in Barcelona

A bedroom in Fabrzzio's Petit Hostel - One of the best hostels in Barcelona

There are over 100 hostels in Barcelona to choose from, and deciding which is the best Barcelona hostel for you will depend on various factors such as how much you want to spend, where you want to stay in Barcelona, if you prefer party hostels or a chill-out place to get some rest in between sightseeing.  The good news is that there is a hostel in Barcelona for everyone!

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As well as sharing my picks for the best hostels in Barcelona, in this post I’ve broken down the common considerations and concerns you might have when booking accommodation in Barcelona to help you to pick the perfect hostel.

The Best Hostels in Barcelona

Some of the hostels in Barcelona really are a hit with everyone.  They consistently get excellent reviews on Hostelworld,  are in awesome locations and are some of the best places to stay in Barcelona for any budget.  Here is my pick for the top 5 hostels in Barcelona:

Fabrizzio’s Petit

I love this hostel!  Fabrizzio’s is one of those hostels that really does feel like home.  It is small but sociable, without being a party hostel.  They have an all-day breakfast included in the price and host weekly events such as a free paella or tapas evening to eat and socialise together.

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  • Free breakfast included
  • No age limit
  • Clean and friendly
  • Free events
  • Towel included
  • Private Rooms
  • Dorms
  • Outdoor Terrace
book Fabrizzio's Petit

Hostel One Batllo

A short walk from Placa Catalunya, this sociable hostel gets great reviews for the sociable atmosphere and friendly staff.  Dailiy events and activties help solo travellers to make friends and enjoy their time in the city to the max!

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  • Free activities
  • Group dinners
  • Sociable
  • Pod style dorm beds
  • Kitchen facilities
  • No private rooms
  • Mixed dorms
  • Age limit of 18-45 years old
book Hostel One Batllo

Sant Jordi Hostels Gracia

A Dorm bed in Sant Jordi Hostel Gracia - One of the best Barcelona hostels
A Dorm bed in Sant Jordi Hostel Gracia

This popular hostel is in the trendy Gracia neighborhood, and consistently gets excellent reviews for the staff and social events.  It’s close the the L3 metro station to whizz into the city centre, or up to Park Guell.

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  • Free activities & dinners
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Sociable & friendly
  • Well-built dorm beds
  • Kitchen facilities
  • No private rooms
  • Mixed dorms
  • No age limit
book Sant Jordi Gracia

Toc Hostel Barcelona

TOC Hostel Dorm room - Best hostels in Barcelona
TOC Hostel Dorm room

This high-tech hostel is close to Placa Universitat, a couple of minutes from La Rambla.  Its sunny rooftop terrace and pool is a great place to hang out when you’re not in the social areas downstairs.

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  • Outdoor terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • Kitchen & communal lounge
  • Downstairs bar
  • Fingerprint locks
  • Private rooms
  • Mixed & female only dorms
  • No age limit
book TOC Hostel

Yeah Hostel Barcelona

Yeah Hostel Dorm - Good Hostels in Barcelona
Yeah Hostel Dorm Room

Inbetween Casa Batllo and La Sagrada Familia, this sociable hostel is a little out of the way, but it makes up for it with regular social events and bar crawls.  It has an onsite bar and an excellent paid buffet breakfast.

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  • Group dinners
  • Social events & bar crawls
  • Onsite bar
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Paid Breakfast buffet
  • Private rooms
  • Mixed & female only dorms
  • No age limit
Book Yeah Hostel

If you’re still not sure which Barcelona hostel to choose, here are some considerations you might want to take into account before you book your accommodation.

Where to Stay in Barcelona

There is no bad choice when it comes to deciding where to stay in Barcelona – each of the neighbourhoods in Barcelona has its own charm, and advantages and disadvantages to location.

How Much to Spend on Hostels in Barcelona

Obviously, this depends on what your budget is and if you prefer to stay in private rooms or dorms, and if you’re travelling to Barcelona with friends.  Bear in mind though that simply choosing the cheapest hostel in Barcelona isn’t necessarily the best option – even if you are on a very tight budget.

Spending a little more each day on a better hostel can really make a big difference to comfort, and could save you money in other ways.  Think about what is included in the price – do you get a free breakfast, or access to other amenities, and consider if you would have to pay for transport every day into the city or if the location you choose is within walking distance to the top attractions in Barcelona.

Other Things to Consider

Aside from facilities, some Barcelona hostels have age restrictions, and only allow guests who are between 18-45 years old.  If you are outside of that age bracket, keep an eye open for those – and choose one of the other hostels with no such limit.

If you have a tight budget, bear in mind that the prices on Hostelworld don’t include Barcelona City tax, which is payable once you arrive at the hostel, and will add an extra couple of euros per night to your bill.

Get a Free Hostel Bed

If you plan to spend a couple of weeks or more in Barcelona, a great way to get free accommodation in Barcelona is to do a work exchange.  Work exchanges mean that you exchange a few hours of work for a free bed for the night, as well as other benefits such as free meals and tours.

You can find several work exchange placements in Barcelona on Worldpackers, my favourite work exchange site (and get a $10 discount when you sign up to become a member), or learn more about hostel jobs in Barcelona here.