Barcelona hostels

Hotel rooms in Barcelona
A bed in a dorm room with a shared bath come cheap in Barcelona at hostels like the Generator Hostel (from €15), left; and the Serenity Gotic Hostel (from €12), right.

Cheap dorms in Barcelona starting as low as €11 per person

At a cost of around €11–€18 per person for a bed in a shared dorm, ther is good reason to take a look at the hostels Barcelona.

Barcelona has plenty of excellent hostels (rooms with shared dorms)—nearly 90 by my count.

They range from funky little Serenity Gotic Hostel with frescod ceiling and intricate old parquet floors near the port in the medieval heart of the old town's Barri Gotic (from €12 per person), to the hip and trendy Generator Hostel in the chic Eixample district (from €15 per person).

Note that these days few hotels are of the old-school variety (25 cots to a room; single shared bathroom down the hall).

Most modern hostels have rooms with only 4 to 6 beds in them, often sharing a single attached bathroom. Plenty of hostels also offer private accommodations sleeping 2–4 people (with or without attached private bathroom).

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How long should I spend in Barcelona?

If you're just passing through, I'd give Barcelona at least two full days.

It is a lovely place to relax, however, so you might be happier spending 3-4 days.

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Barcelona tourist info: (info office), (events mag); (regional info),

Sightseeing passes: Barcelona Card (20+ sights; transport; discounts), Museum Pass (6 sights)

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Trains: (throughout Europe), (within Spain), (throughout Europe),

Public transport: Barcelona Card (free transport; sightseeing); Search all public transit:; Metro/Bus:; Tram:; Light rail:; Taxi:

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This article was by Reid Bramblett and last updated in October 2013.
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