Equity Point is a hostel, or albergue as they say in Spanish, where you can have a quiet stay in a two-bed dorm, or, like me, rough it in their huge 12-bed dorms. The service is 24-hour with friendly staff and a lovely terrace bar which overlooks the Passeig de Gracia, and is itself looked over by Tibidabo mountain. This place houses all ages and nationalities, but everyone has a passion for staying in the centre of Barcelona and exploring the day and night life together. The hostel offers guided tours in the day, such as the street art tour or the bike tour for the more adventurous, or you can explore the nightlife on one of their nightly bar crawls. Also, if you're on a tight budget, you can visit the 24-hour supermarket three blocks away and cook yourself dinner in the hostel kitchen. Who says you can't have homemade tapas!
A super cool, hip hostel designed especially for skateboarders. I really loved the cleanliness and social atmosphere, and the bed was super comfortable also. They have a little something for everyone: huge common room, outdoor patio, guest kitchen, free internet, organized parties and more. The design of the hostel is oriented around the skateboarding scene of Barcelona and they have a cool display of vintage skateboards and even a real skate ramp. When I arrived, the staff, super nice, international travelers, gave me an explanation of the city map pointing out cool sites to check out in the city. The map was made by the hostel and even had all the best skate spots in Barcelona marked in cool letters. The staff also helped me several times with directions to bars and even how to get to places outside of the city. Great hostel.
This is simply the coolest hostel in Spain, with edgy urban design incorporating graffiti and comic-book prints, paintbox colours and minimalist chic. It's within easy reach of the beach, but if the weather's less than great it's got free WiFi, CDs, DVDs and even Wii consoles you can use, a huge terrace where you can eat or just drink in the view and, best of all, free use of a nearby swimming pool and fitness centre. All yours for as little as €12 a night – and incredibly that includes a decent breakfast. Oh, and they'll charge your mobile or iPod for you. That's service.
A great hostel in the heart of Barcelona. A beautiful modernist building situated on one of the grandest avenues of the city, Passeig de Gracia. In terms of location, you could not get much better. Easy walking distance to all major sites, in particular, Gaudi's Casa Batllo and La Pedrera.
Close to Metro, Passeig de Gracia, Placa Catalunya and Diagonal.
The greatest hostel In Barcelona. Situated right on beautiful Placa Reial just off Las Ramblas, a really fun hostel, very clean, easy to meet lots of travellers and have a great time. Free dinner and breakfast, and a great happy hour are also a bonus. Staff were amazing and they provide great activities such as free walking tours and tapas nights. Definitely a place to party.
Placa Reial, Barcelona
My wife and two kids have stayed in Barcelona a couple of times at this hostel.
It is budget accommodation, but good quality right next to the ramblas. The location is excellent. They also have a cat called Dog. They are from Australia from Spanish descendants.
Ronda Universidad 11, 4º1ª
Right next to plaza catalunya metro universitat or catalunya.
Centric Point has got to have the poshest address of, not just any hostel in Barcelona, but any hostel in the world! Slap-bang on the Paseo de Gracia alongside all the flash shops, but still a stone's throw from the Ramblas, it's amazing.
Inside things are no less grand, either. A beautiful spiral staircase leads up to a large and very lively bar, nice, clean rooms and a good time for all.
Passeig de Gracia 33,
A party palace of a hostel with clean, modern bathrooms located in the gorgeous (though rowdy by night) Placa Reial just off Las Ramblas. Lots of fun with organised pub crawls and a rooftop bar, Kabul can be noisy at night but is never boring. Good-sized lockers by each bunk and a vending machine selling one-euro beers in the bar. Ace.
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