7 Cheap Hostels in Barcelona

Updated on: April 13, 2024 by Mick

Barcelona is one of the most magical cities in Europe with its glorious architecture and elegant boulevards. Barcelona is renowned for being one of the biggest backpacking destinations in Europe. Below is my guide to cheap hostels in Barcelona. All the hostels listed below have wifi included and all offer a bed in a dorm room for between €15 to €18 per night. But prices at the weekend can be 50% to 100% more. Check Hostelworld to get exact prices for your dates. Some of Barcelona's hostels cater more to the party scene while others are more chilled out.

The Cheap Hostels in Barcelona

Here are 7 cheap hostels in Barcelona:

1. Sant Jordi Hostel Rock Palace

Sant Jordi Hostels Rock Palace is one of the best cheap hostels in Barcelona

Sant Jordi Hostel Rock Palace is one of the best hostels in Barcelona for solo travellers. This well-known pub always has something going on. All of the rooms are soundproofed, so you won't have to worry about obtaining a good night's sleep. Their rooftop swimming pool, which is available from April to October, is one of their most renowned attractions.

Sant Jordi Hostel is located in Barcelona's famed Eixample neighbourhood, which is known for its tapas bars, and other restaurants. A 5-minute walk away is the Passeig de Gràcia metro station, where you can catch metro lines L2, L3, and L4. There are mixed dorms as well as private rooms.

Each dorm bed is equipped with a reading light and a charging point. In their completely equipped guest kitchen, we can create our own meals. This hostel's female-only dorm rooms make it perfect for solo female travellers.

Dorms from €15.80 per night

2. St Christopher’s Barcelona

St Christophers is one of the best cheap hostels in Barcelona

St Christopher's Barcelona is centrally located in Barcelona, just a few minutes walk from Las Ramblas and many other major tourist attractions. At their restaurant and bar (Belushi's Bar), all guests receive a 25% discount on meals and drinks. Wi-Fi is available on every floor of the building. Their bunk beds in the dorm room are built in the shape of a pod, with each bunk having a power outlet, personal light, and privacy curtains.

Dorms from €16.90 per night

3. INOUT Hostel

INOUT Hostel is one of the best cheap hostels in Barcelona

INOUT Hostel is located in the heart of Barcelona, just a few minutes walk from Las Ramblas and many other important tourist sites. All visitors receive a 25% discount on meals and drinks at their restaurant and bar (Belushi's Bar). Every floor of the building has Wi-Fi access. Their dorm room bunk beds are shaped like a pod, with each bunk fitted with a power outlet, personal light, and dark drapes for a good night's sleep. There are female-only, male-only, and mixed dorms with 8 or 12 beds available.

Dorms from €17.00 per night

4. Hola Hostel Eixample

Hola Hostel Eixample is one of the best cheap hostels in Barcelona

Hola Hostel Eixample is located in the Eixample District of Barcelona, a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and the Sagrada Familia Basilica. The Tetuan Metro Station is 400 meters distant, while the Estació del Nord Bus Station is 5 minutes away. The hostel has a 24-hour front desk, free bed linen, and free WiFi. Breakfast is included and offered every day from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. It has a large outside terrace and a sitting room with a flat-screen TV. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed, with air conditioning.

Dorms from €16.40 per night

5. Ideal Youth Hostel

Ideal Youth Hostel is one of the best cheap hostels in Barcelona

Ideal Youth Hostel is just 50 meters from Las Ramblas and a 12-minute walk from the beach. After a long day of sightseeing, you may relax on their wonderful roof terrace. The front desk is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. There is also a common lounge, a games room, and a tour desk. There are dorm rooms with 4, 6, 8, and 10 beds available, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel.

Dorms from €15.00 per night

6. Black Swan

The Black Swan is one of the best cheap hostels in Barcelona

The Black Swan is centrally placed in Barcelona, between the Arc de Triomf and Plaça de Catalunya. A renowned tourist site, Ciutadella Park, is only a 10-minute walk away. Take advantage of one of their free cooking classes to learn how to make the greatest paella in town. Their rooms are bright and cheerful, and they provide both mixed and female-only dorms, making it a fantastic hostel for female solo travellers.

Dorms from €17.80 per night

7. Itaca Hostel

Itaca Hostel is one of the best cheap hostels in Barcelona

Itaca Hostel is perfectly situated in the heart of Barcelona. The old Barri Gtic (Gothic Quarter) is a 6-minute walk away, while the commercial district of Las Ramblas is a 10-minute walk away. Every Dorm has a balcony, so you can walk outside into the sun every morning. Each bunk bed has a power outlet as well as a reading lamp. Throughout the hostel, there is super-fast fibre-optic Wi-Fi.

Dorms from €16.00 per night

Final Thoughts on Cheap Hostels in Barcelona

I hope our guide to the cheapest hostels in Barcelona helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Barcelona. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Barcelona is excellent but there are still some bad and mediocre ones. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad and mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Barcelona.

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