Barcelona is a young city and as such has a wide variety of hostels to choose from, a hostel is a good choice to meet other travellers that are in the same city and a good option to save some pennies in accommodation. Hostels normally have shared facilities such as kitchen, laundry and even a play room or some a library or a lounge area to stay.
Hostels are probably the cheapest accommodation after services such as coach surfing, you can find shared dorms from as little as 15 euros per person per night in Barcelona. If you are in a tight budget or you want to spend your money in something else that is not accommodation, a hostel might be your best option and you don't need to sacrifice being comfortable or having the facilities you need.
People believe that hostels are only for the youngest ones of the house, but they couldn't be more wrong. There is now a new tendency of creating very well designed hostels, with all facilities that exist in a hotel that are basic needs but without sacrificing the coolness.
Our recommendations of hostels in Barcelona are:
Generator Hostel: It is one of the trendy jewels in town, near the city centre and with its colorful decoration, it is considered to be a poshtel, a hostel with a posh style. Many travellers staying in Barcelona recommend it, the Generator hostel is separated in two: dorms from 4 to 12 people and on the other side of the building single and double rooms and a penthouse apartment too.
Equity Point Centric: Located in the high-end street of Passeig de Gràcia, is right in the city centre, perfect to discover Gaudí jewels and the Born area. We stayed in Marrakech with the Equity point brand and we loved it and the Barcelona hostels of the same brand have very good fame.
The Centric one offers free wifi in common areas, kitchen, and breakfast. Staying in l'Eixample is a good option for those interested in Barcelona's architecture, food and shopping.
Sant Jordi Hostel Sagrada Familia: A hostel in Sagrada Familia's area, near the centre but far from it and very near the public transport. Sant Jordi offers rooms in shared apartments with free wifi in common areas. The guests share the common areas in the apartments such as the kitchen and the lounge area. The area is great, you will find restaurants, very local life with supermarkets nearby if you wish to cook in, and very well connected with other parts of the city.