Backpacking around Europe? Great, because whether you’re looking to chill out or party, there’s a crash pad in Barcelona for you. Be sure to check out these top five backpacker hostels when you hit Barcelona.
1) Be Hostels Mar, central Barcelona
This super trendy hostel is slap bang in the city centre – just five minutes from les Rambles, the Port and the Olympic Park. It’s safe, friendly and fully equipped with lockers, phone, internet and kitted out kitchen. Breakfast and a free walking tour are included in the price and there’s a 24-hour reception without curfew for those hedonistic Spanish party nights.
2) The Kabul Hostel, Plaza Real
The Kabul has a great laid back party atmosphere and can be found at the heart of Plaza Real. It’s easy to find and is just a short walk from the beach. Venture downstairs for real Flamenco dancing and across the Plaza for some of the best restaurants and bars in this part of Barcelona.
3) Gothic Point Hostel, Ciutat Vella
Ciutat Vella, the oldest part of Barcelona, is home to the Equity Gothic Point Hostel which has a really bohemian feel. It’s incredibly relaxed and private and just a stone’s throw from the Picasso Museum. Cosy bars and local crafts are all part of the charm of this quaint district, which will leave you hungry for more.
4) Sea Point Hostel, Barceloneta
The Equity Sea Point hostel sits in the old fishing neighbourhood of Barcelona known as Barceloneta. It’s ideal if you want to be by the beach and sample all the local delicacies, including paella and fresh Mediterranean shellfish. The hostel even lays on its own activity programmes tailored to its guests.
5) Apartamento Ramcat, central Barcelona
For a student stop-gap that’s far from rowdy, seek out Apartamento Ramcat. The hostel might have a wild name but that’s as loud as it gets. It discourages large groups and clearly states that if you’re a party animal, this place isn’t for you. Go on, book somewhere that’ll make your mother proud.