Best Places for Backpackers in Barcelona, Spain.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Barcelona, Spain.

Top 50 hostels in Barcelona, Spain.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Barcelona, Spain.

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Hotel Via Augusta

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Hotel Via Augusta

Located in one of the city's most prestigious areas, the Hotel Via Augusta will delight you with its modern comforts and friendly atmosphere. Relax in our lounge or enjoy the splendid view from our rooftop terrace. Close to popular tourist sites such as Casa Milà, Sagrada Família, Park Guell, Ca...
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360 Hostel Barcelona Arts&Culture

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360 Hostel Barcelona Arts&Culture

Welcome to 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts&Culture, the place to stay if you're looking for a different experience, combining quality and culture. We are only a few steps away from Plaza Catalunya, the charming neighborhood of El Born and the Triumph Arch. Urquinaona or Arc de Triomf metro stations ca...
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Hostal Girona

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Hostal Girona

Our B&B is located at “The Eixample Neighborhood”. Which is characterized by long straight streets, a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues, and square blocks with chambered corners, in vibrant, artistic, trendy and diverse place, famous for its history and architecture. Our charming rooms are...
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Barcelona Central Garden

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Barcelona Central Garden

BCG is an attractive middle sized hostel located just 3 blocks away from Plaza Catalunya. It is a safe, friendly, clean and relaxing home away from home for genuine travelers and families. It is the perfect place to enjoy the city, with opportunity to meet new people and feel truly at home. This is...
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Fabrizzio

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Fabrizzio's Petit

Registration Number AJ000608 Amazing hosts, awesome hostel, cool guests! If you want to feel at home in Barcelona you should come to Fabrizzio's Petit BCN. It's not just a hostel! It's a guesthouse in the heart of Barcelona which gives you the chance of living just 5/10 minutes walk from Gaud...
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Hostel One Paralelo

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Hostel One Paralelo

Registration Number AJ 000545 A hostel designed, run & loved by travellers for travellers! Even though we are a chain each of our hostels are unique & are centred around the most important elements for any hostel lover. Great Atmosphere, Spacious comfy accommodation & the way to any traveller...
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Yeah Hostel Barcelona

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Yeah Hostel Barcelona

Registration number 0068064-0 With us you’ll relax, have fun and party in the bar area, and when you go to your room you’ll get a good night sleep in our comfortable custom-made bunk-bed and silent rooms. You’ll wake up fresh and strong ready to visit the most famous touristic attractions. We’r...
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Hostel One Sants

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Hostel One Sants

Registration Number AJ 000497 Hostel One Sants has a great atmosphere and is an easy place to meet other people. We offer a wide range of activities and special events throughout Barcelona, as well as free entrance to the best clubs in Barcelona. So what are you waiting for! Book now and become p...
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Hostel One Ramblas

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Hostel One Ramblas

Registration Number AJ 000563 At Hostel One Ramblas, we work to create a homely and inclusive environment for travelers who are looking to meet people and enjoy the city both during the day and night. Every evening after our FREE dinners, we take to the streets for a night full of fun with our tw...
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Sant Jordi Hostels Gracia

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Sant Jordi Hostels Gracia

Registration number AJ000535 Sant Jordi Hostels - Gracia is a modern hostel located in the most bohemian neighborhood of Barcelona, El Barrio de Gracia. We have modern facilities, a fun international atmosphere, and a friendly staff. This is a fixed-gear bicycle themed hostel that is another way o...
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Fabrizzios Terrace Youth Hostel

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Fabrizzios Terrace Youth Hostel

Registration Number AJ00000087 If you want to feel at home in Barcelona you should come to Fabrizzios Terrace Youth Hostel. It's not just a hostel! It is a guesthouse in the heart of Barcelona which gives you the chance of living just 5/10 minutes walk from Gaudi, Sagrada Familia and Casa Batl...
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Zoo Rooms Boutique Guesthouse

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Zoo Rooms Boutique Guesthouse

Zoo Rooms is a super-stylish guest house in central Barcelona, just a short walk to the famous Passeig de Gracia boulevard. In January 2016 a group of street artists were invited to come and stay and redecorate. The result is a selection of uniquely decorated bedrooms, most with balconies or a t...
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Jam Hostel Barcelona

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Jam Hostel Barcelona

Eco-friendly hostel located in the popular and bohemian Gràcia neighborhood. We promote sustainable tourism. It has a family atmosphere, where costumers receive personal attention; it is innovative, with modern facilities; we offer morning yoga sessions, so it's easy to relax. It's 15-20 minutes...
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Pars Teatro hostel

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Pars Teatro hostel

Connect, explore, party, relax and be inspired at your new home away from home, Pars Teatro, one of Barcelona’s most beautiful and unique design hostels. We are located in Poble Sec one of the most authentic and local areas in town. When you stay with us, find yourself removed from the touristi...
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360 Hostel Barcelona

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360 Hostel Barcelona

Registration Number AJ 000551-91 360 Hostel Barcelona is located only a few blocks away from the central Plaza Cataluña. As we’re travellers, we know how to fulfil all your needs and make the best of your stay in Barcelona. We’re located within walking distance of all the main attractions, b...
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Primavera Hostel

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Primavera Hostel

Primavera hostel is located in a building of the Barcelona of the early twentieth century, which has been renovated and transformed into a dynamic, bright and warm space preserving the touch of traditional architecture and decoration but with designs that transport it to modernity. Primavera hostel...
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Ten To Go Hostel

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Ten To Go Hostel

Ten To Go Hostel is located at the heart of the genuine and authentic Sants neighborhood, right next to Sants station, Barcelona's principal train station. From there, you will only be few stops away of all major Barcelona's tourist attractions, as well as all the outskirts such as Castelldefells be...
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Hip Karma Hostel

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Hip Karma Hostel

The Hip Karma Hostel is small stylish hostel with a great central location. We offer dormitory rooms, kitchen facilities, boys and girls showers, 24 hr reception. FREE bag storage, FREE city map, and computers. The entire property has Free WifI. All bunks have privacy curtains, reading light, elect...
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Mediterranean Youth Hostel

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Mediterranean Youth Hostel

Registration Number AJ000483-92 Be confident that with us you will find all the best a hostel can offer: central and safe location, friendly and familiar atmosphere with no curfew, dinners and party every night, free walking tour every morning (with profesional guides), amazing facilities, free int...
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Mihlton Barcelona

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Mihlton Barcelona

Mihlton Barcelona is a modern establishment ideally located just 15 minutes by foot from Plaza de Cataluña and 100 metres from the underground station of Diagonal Avenue. The hotel has an elegant décor and take care of even the smallest detail to offer their guests a unique space to rest and escape...
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Bed & Bike Barcelona

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Bed & Bike Barcelona

You will find the perfect location near to the main interesting areas of Barcelona. Friendly and familiar atmosphere with no curfew, free bike tour every morning, free dinners and sangría nights and many other free activities, modern facilities, free linens, free wifi, clean and comfortable We are l...
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Born Barcelona Hostel

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Born Barcelona Hostel

BBH, is located in Ronda Sant Pere, 68 in the Born neighborhood, one of the best areas of Barcelona and excellently communicated. You can walk to areas such as Plaça Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia (La Pedrera, Casa Batllo), Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Gothic Quarter, Ramblas (Mercat de la Boqueria) Par...
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Sant Jordi Hostels Sagrada Familia

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Sant Jordi Hostels Sagrada Familia

Registration Number AJ000517 This is the first hostel in Barcelona designed around the skateboarding, urban arts, and culture scene right here in Barcelona. The character in this hostel is unlike any other. We have a showcase of vintage skateboarding gear, graffiti, and even a miniramp for our gues...
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Itaca Hostel

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Itaca Hostel

Registration number AJ 000422 Welcome to Itaca, Barcelona’s biggest little hostel, situated on a quiet street just off Cathedral Square it is in the perfect location to be your oasis in the centre of this vibrant city. Stay with us while you’re in Barcelona and be dancing distance from the best thi...
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Rocket Hostels Gracia

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Rocket Hostels Gracia

Rocket Hostels Gracia was completely refurbished in 2013 and stands out for its cleanliness and modern facilities. A hostel on the same level as the stylish city of Barcelona in which it’s situated! As well as our state of the art Box Design dorms, we offer a lounge area, shared kitchen, storage roo...
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Sant Jordi Alberg

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Sant Jordi Alberg

Registration numbers AJ000490 and AJ000526 Voted by Hostelworld customers 5th Best Hostel Worldwide January 2012, 8th Best Medium Hostel Worldwide 2011, 2nd Best Hostel in Spain October 2011, #1 Best Hostel in Spain August 2009, 6th Best Hostel Worldwide December 2009 and, as one of the hostels in...
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Black Swan

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Black Swan

Registration Number AJ 000554 You’ll get good vibes, comfortable accommodation, and unforgettable fun in this chic, centrally located hostel. Nestled in one of Barcelona’s coolest areas between the Arc de Triumph and Plaça de Catalunya, the Black Swan combines a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with...
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Pars Tailor

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Pars Tailor's Hostel

Registration Number AJ 000616 Connect, explore, party, relax and be inspired at your new home away from home, Pars Tailors, one of Barcelona’s most beautiful and unique design hostels. We are located in one of the most authentic areas of town, Sant Antoni. When you stay with us, find yourself...
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Sleep Green - Certified Eco Youth Hostel

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Sleep Green - Certified Eco Youth Hostel

Sleep Green is the first youth hostel in Barcelona and Catalonia to achieve the EU Ecolabel (Flower-Label) in recognition of its commitment to sustainable tourism and protection of the local environment. Book at Sleep Green to see our policies in operation and to feel good in supporting our efforts!...
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Sant Jordi Hostels Rock Palace

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Sant Jordi Hostels Rock Palace

Registration number AJ000593 Sant Jordi Hostels – Rock Palace is a designer hostel located in the heart of Barcelona. The hostel is dedicated to rock music from different ages, with each floor a different iconic period of music. Fitted out with modern facilities, guests can utilise the free comp...
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Hostel Casa Kessler

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Hostel Casa Kessler

Exclusive Boutique Hostel with 7 rooms and 1 exclusive apartment. Hostel Casa Kessler is a newly opened hostel, located in a chic and charming Art Nouveau building. Its exclusive mezzanine has original floors and ceilings restored from the XIX century and perfectly integrated with modern interior. H...
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Meeting Point Hostels

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Meeting Point Hostels

Hello! We are Meeting Point Hostels, a modern youth hostel in Barcelona with a friendly and international atmosphere. We provide all the necessary services and facilities to make your stay comfortable: a fully-equipped guest kitchen, a spacious and cozy terrace, a common room with satellite TV and c...
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HarmonyHostel

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HarmonyHostel

Registration Number AJ 000496 Welcome to HarmonyHostel! SPECIAL OFFERS: Advantages of booking us, that only have 37 beds, instead of a macro hostel: we make this place a home, not a place where people come only to sleep. We can spend time on you, giving you advice or just chatting, helping y...
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Ajuntament Apartments Barcelona

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Ajuntament Apartments Barcelona

Just 10 minutes from Paseo de Gracia! Ajuntament Apartments Barcelona are located in a typical neighborhood of Barcelona (Sant Andreu). You could mingle with the people who really live in Barcelona but will have the city center just 10 minutes by subway. Come from the airport by train directly in...
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Rodamon Barcelona Centre

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Rodamon Barcelona Centre

Registration Number RIJC: 587 Rodamón Barcelona is centrally located on a beautifully renovated 20th Century building in the centre of the city, close to Gaudi's La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and high-end shops of Passeig de Gracia. Rodamón Barcelona creates a local, homelike environment in one of the...
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Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel

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Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel

Casa Gracia Barcelona creates a local, homelike environment in the most authentic neighborhood in the city - Gracia! Once you come in our door, you will actually feel at home – everything is included: comfortable bed, 24 hours free tea and coffee, towels and linens, daily cleaning service, Wifi,...
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Residencia Campus del Mar

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Residencia Campus del Mar

This student residence is located on the Campus del Mar of the Pompeu Fabra University, a 3 minute walk from Barceloneta Beach. It offers single, double and family studios equipped with a kitchenette and a private bathroom. All of them have free Wi-Fi connection. Most of double and family studios...
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Vilanova Park Camping

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Vilanova Park Camping

Direct bus to Barcelona Center! Vilanova Park is located in Vilanova i la Geltrú, about 40 km away from Barcelona. There is a direct bus to Barcelona, which frequently leaves from the entrance of the campsite to Barcelona Center. There is also a local bus which runs every 30 minutes to the town...
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Guesthouse Barcelona Gotic

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Guesthouse Barcelona Gotic

Located in Barcelona city center, in the Gothic Quarter, next to the Ramblas, in a historic XIX listed building. The hotel has been completely renovated and modernized and includes FREE Wi-Fi on common areas and WIFI optical fiber optional on the rooms. Optional breakfast buffet. Is located in Aviny...
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Alternative Creative Youth Hostel

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Alternative Creative Youth Hostel

Situated in a beautiful heritage building, right in the heart of Barcelona, the Alternative Creative Youth Hostel is the perfect base from which to enjoy the city and make the most of its incredible opportunities. The hostel was created to offer safe accommodation especially to open-minded, adve...
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Toc Hostel Barcelona

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Toc Hostel Barcelona

Registration Number AJ 000625 In TOC Barcelona you will feel in a unique hostel with a fabulous interior design that will make your stay cool and unforgettable. Whether you want a private room or just a comfortable bed in one of our shared dorms you will find the perfect accommodation for your budg...
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APTBCN Super Balmes Guest House

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APTBCN Super Balmes Guest House

APTBCN Super Balmes Guest House is located in the heart of Barcelona’s center just 4 min. walk to La Rambla and Plaza Cataluny. This Guest house offers a variety of quality-stylish rooms, all with shared kitchen facilities, balconies and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms have shared bathrooms and some have...
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Fashion House

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Fashion House

Fashion House Bed & Breakfast is located in a fine 19th century building in the elegant neighborhood of the Eixample, in the centre of Barcelona, a few steps away from Plaza Catalunya, la Rambla and the Gotic Quarter as well as from Paseo de Gracia with its Gaudi's houses. A careful renovation has...
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Las Ramblas Bacardi Apartment

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Las Ramblas Bacardi Apartment

Cosy private apartment located at one of the most exciting spots of Barcelona, by Las Ramblas, the most popular street of the city, next to Plaza Reial, the Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter, Liceu Opera, and the sailing harbour. The apartment is newly refurbished, and has excellent views to las Ramb...
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Garden House Hostel Barcelona by Feetup Hostels

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Garden House Hostel Barcelona by Feetup Hostels

Registration Number: AJ 000500 In Garden House Hostel Barcelona by Feetup Hostels built in the beginning of the 20th century, you will find a warm and friendly environment. You will be served by nice, experienced and multilanguage staff, who can provide you with useful information and advices duri...
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Hostal MiMi Las Ramblas

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Hostal MiMi Las Ramblas

Hostal MiMi Las Ramblas, is contained within the historic, charming environment that offers the Rambla Canaletas to all Barcelona visitors. An unquestionable good situation in the heart of the city of Barcelona, which is surrounded by the best restaurants, bars, cultural and entertainment places...
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Kabul Party Hostel Barcelona

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Kabul Party Hostel Barcelona

Registration Number AJ-000339 40 Be part of Barcelona's history! Kabul Party Hostel is considered one of the best party hostels in Europe, famous for its atmosphere and parties as well as being in the best location in the city. It is Barcelona’s very first hostel and is still standing strong....
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Buba House

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Buba House

Welcome to Buba House! Half Block from 'La Rambla'! Breakfast Included & Kitchen available all day. Easy to go and back from the Airport ! Feel at home in the best location in Barcelona ! & the best touristic information from our Staff! Enjoy 'Buba House' having your own home in another c...
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HelloBCN Hostel

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HelloBCN Hostel

Registration Number: AJ 000512 At helloBCN hostel we believe that choosing a hostel is not just about choosing a place to sleep. We want to make your experience in Barcelona a memorable one. We've created a space where you can meet other travellers so that you'll never be on your own. We organise...
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Medea Hostal

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Medea Hostal

Medea is a completely new hostal, with a beautiful modern design. A lot of thought was put in the rooms and common areas interior, all for you to feel comfortable and restful. The professional Medea Hostal's staff is available, for any question, request or recommendation. The rooms at Medea Host...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona: where idealism and reality become one

  Barcelonas highs: WIndow to the city

Mora B.

But now you ask me: Well thank you bro, but what is this N.I.E thing you’re talking about?

As I needed the N.I.E to be also able to work (and get paid by the same time), my company was really comprehensive about it and allowed me to ditch two days of work to be able to get it done. I still got really lucky because I managed to do it in only two days and everything was done, but a friend of mine only managed to get it after 3 months after moving in Barcelona.

Ayoub Khm

Barcelona : Falling in love with Catalunyas capital

Have you ever been in love? Yes, I thought I had too. Until I arrived in Barcelona. It was love at first sight and I can still remember how my heart pumped when I sat on the bus on my way to the centre. Barcelona, the capital of Catalunya, the second largest city in Spain. My true love. I was 25 years old and I needed a change. A big change. So when I got a job offer in Barcelona, I quit my job, packed my bags and left Trondheim. September 2010 was the month when I started the journey that was going to change my life forever. And for the better.

Ellie Snow

The Trip to Formentera

We were all one month inside our summer in Ibiza, already with the head full of happenings, so we decided that we could all use a day off from the craziness. Although i was skeptic about it, i joined them. In high season there are boats to Formentera  on every 15 minutes from Ibiza, you can find from Valencia, Barcelona and from the rest small islands around quite often, as it turned out to be a place that is often visited from people that travel around. We took some instructions, some flyers and promotion material to see and to read what can we do to use the day completely and to make sort of a plan. We decided to go for the cycling option, which according to me was the best, especially on Formentera, where there are cycling tracks all over the island. We decided to go over all of the beaches that we could, enjoy a nice swim and relax for short time, and hit the next one. I have to mention few of them that really caught my eye, such as Cala Saona, Platja Migjorn, Platja Es Arenals, but the ones that are absolutely amazing, mesmerizing, large, long whiteness of sand and deep, deep blue waters that are dragging you inside, calling you in the underwater journey are definitely Platja Migjorn, Illetes and Llevant. All over 100 meters long beaches with the most relaxed people you could meet in the world, with no promoters or workers of any kind – just you, the sand, the water, and the sun.

Macko

Calle Galiana and Calle Rivero, the oldest streets

You can also take a stroll in the Ferrera Park, situated between the two streets. For Woody Allen fans, the guitar playing scene from Vicky Cristina Barcelona was filmed there.

Kalli K

Barcelona: Between dream and reality

Magic and Legends of Barcelona When we say there is one magic city that can awaken all your senses, lead  you into a state of complete infatuation, whether you are a gourmand, football fanatic, artist, sailor, mountaineer, historian, shopaholic, air-monger, most of people would think that such a paradise could not be found anywhere in the secular world.

Amila Š

Cadaques - the paradise in the north of Catalunya

I work as  a children´s entertainer in La Pineda, Tarragona and in my day off I was looking for a short escapade. Last year, some local friends told me about this small fishing town, which is considered to be the pearl of the Costa Brava. I never had the chance to get there, as it’s quite far, but this time, I decided to go for it, so I went to Cadaques. Cadaques is a small village in Alt Emporda, extreme north of Costa Brava, province of Girona, Spain. It took us quite a while to get there as it´s about 3 hours away from Tarragona (and about 2 hours away from Barcelona). However, it is the perfect place if you seek tranquility or even more active things to do.

Ella Dunav

BARCELONA: THE OBVIOUS GEM

For those who are greedy like me, I have good news: About a year ago I found a magical place where all of this (and probably much more) can be experienced together without spending more than one plane ticket. Barcelona, the Catalan capital is not exactly a hidden gem, but its potential in grabbing our hearts and soul by offering everything an enthusiastic traveller wishes, grows on every season. Whether you have already been there or not, let me tell you what I found so special about this place that definitely worth a second visit. Or third, or fourth… You decide.

Talita Soncini

5 reasons why…Why you will fall in love with Barcelona

Hashtag of this voyage was #vickychristinabarcelona. Yes, due to coincidence our names and main destination matched to the popular film. But our holidays didn’t cross with that plot. We didn’t seek ourselves or love adventures. However, we spent a great, bright and amazingly beautiful time in Barcelona. Here are 5 reasons why.

WAY TO WAVES

Getting there

El-Prat is located just outside the city and is perfect if all you want to do is visit Barcelona.

Amy Capel

How to get there

Out of the city, there is an airport called Girona – Costa Brava so you can easily fly here from different parts of Europe or other cities of Spain. Also, there is a possibility to get here by train or by bus since Girona is located 100 km from Barcelona (approximately 50-90 min). And of course, you can always ride in a car.

Marta Mizik

Barcelona Express: Two Day Itinerary

Welcome to the hidden magic of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). As Saint Augustine recalled, if the world is a book, those who do not travel stop at the first page. So, we have just 2 days. Don’t panic. As a Tourist Information Office Assistant in Barcelona, it is a great pleasure for me to present to you this stunning city and to help you by showing you how to achieve the perfect itinerary for time-sensitive passengers.

Judith Gómez Ibarra

From Barca to Girona

I arrived to Spain,Barcelona in the early morning from Moscow. I choose El-Prat airport because there is no straight flight from Moscow to Girona.But it was ok for me. A lot of trains moves from Barcelona to Girona every 30 minutes.But the problem was that there is no straight trains from El-Prat Airport to Girona.

A-Zver

Spain: Cycling around Catalunya

What most of the people see in their minds when we think about vacation in Spain is probably a quite simple image – sun, beach, palm trees, parties, shopping on La Rambla and visiting La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Those who have already been to this country during the summer will most likely confirm that this vision is rather accurate. But are those the only attractions waiting for us there? Absolutely not! Spain is a very diverse country, depending to which region we will go. Not all the places are hot in the summer and there is way more to be seen than only the landscape of sandy beaches full of tourists.

Karolina Wypychowska

How it all started or the beginning of my Spanish journey

In the past year, travel has become a huge part of my life. And surely when summer came to an end I started looking for a way to make it last a little longer. So with October coming, I thought what better way to enjoy a few more days of sunshine than a trip to Spain? Browsing through various destinations that countless people praised I was trying to avoid the megapolises like Madrid and Barcelona and was thinking more of a small and not as crowded city and definitely near the coast! And this is exactly how I came across Valencia. Valencia is a beautiful little city in the southeast part of Spain filled with historic buildings and charming little streets. Now in another article, I’ll probably tell you all about the beautiful sights we saw and the lovely experiences but now I want to share with you some travel tips I really wish I knew before I went and I believe will make your trip smoother. First of all, I should make it clear that probably like most Europeans nowadays I travel low-cost air companies. I’ve mostly had great experiences so far and this was the first time I had an unexpected surprise.

Monika Spasova

Secret spots of Barcelona

I was lucky enough to spend four months of my life in Barcelona. During my first weeks there, I visited all the must – see sights that everybody knows (such as Sagrada Familia, Barceloneta, La Rambla and others), and after that, I had plenty of time to discover the hidden gems of this beautiful city. Believe me, there is plenty of them! And in this article, I am going to tell you about my absolute favorites. The good thing about Barcelona is that it has an excellent public transport system so there is no need on spending your money on taxis. You can choose between buses and metro, but I would highly recommend the latter. Meanwhile you can catch a glimpse of the city while using buses, metro is much more effective time wise. And it can get you to all the places on my list (or at least very close to them). 1.El Gato del Raval (the Raval cat) It is easy to guess how this work of art got its name. Simply because this is a cat statue, situated in El Raval neighborhood. More precisely, a huge cat statue, whose body reminds me of a beaver. And guess what, it is perfect for taking pictures. Selfie with a giant cat statue? Yes, please! 2.Bunkers del Carmel Barcelona is an amazing city and it has some fantastic viewpoints that allow you to admire its beauty from above. One of the less known ones is called Bunkers del Carmel, also known under the name Turo de la Rovira. Long story short, this is by far the most breathtaking viewpoint I have ever been to. Luckily, it has not been discovered by tourists yet (and I hope this article will not change that!), but I heard some people talking that you will probably have to pay admission in the near future. Of course, locals do not like the invasion of tourists in this particular spot, and graffiti, such as ‘tourist go home’ are very common in this neighborhood. What makes this viewpoint so awesome is that it offers you a 360 – degree view of the city below you. And you can get there by bus! 3.Nevermind 1 and 2 Two amazing bars close to each other, named after the Nirvana album, with indoor skating rinks. And free popcorn with every drink after 7PM. It is quite hard to find them though if you do not know what you are looking for, so your best bet is to have a local with you. Both bars can get pretty packed later at night, but actually the crowd makes a great atmosphere. And they play great music in both of them as well. 4.Barri Gotic (Gothic quarter) and the Gothic cathedral I love wandering around big cities, and possibly getting lost, because in my case, this is how I have discovered some amazing places. Gothic quarter in Barcelona is one of those places – breathtaking architecture and narrow streets, calling you to explore them. Most people visit the Gothic cathedral (which is beautiful) and think they have seen everything worth seeing in the Gothic quarter. But when you are there, do yourself a favor and walk behind the cathedral into the labyrinth of Gothic streets. You will not be disappointed. 5.El Rabipelao Everybody loves great drinks. And everybody loves low prices. But the problem is that you can rarely find great cocktails in Barcelona that will not empty your wallet. El Rabipelao is one of those places where you can actually question the quality of the drinks when you look at the price list, because most cocktails cost between 3 and 11 Euros. Situated just a short stroll off La Rambla, this bar will not disappoint you. The drinks that I suggest you to try: mango mojito, blue margarita and la guarapita. If you are there between 8PM and 11PM, you will get 1 Euro off every cocktail. Cheers! And the best part – you can choose the rum for your mojito! They have a great selection, so you can feel like you are on vacation in the Caribbean, not in Barcelona. 6.Graffiti Barcelona has some amazing artists, whose artworks you can find and admire not in galleries, but on walls. I am talking about street art. You can find some pretty amazing works all around Barcelona, some of my favourites are located close to Placa d’Espanya, Barceloneta and around Gracia. 7.Magic fountain of Montjuic This attraction is actually quite famous and it can be crowded in the summer months, but it is absolutely worth the visit. During the day, this place is just an ordinary fountain, but at night, it becomes a light – water – music show. Almost like Bellagio in Las Vegas. But better. It is awesome how squirting water makes the impression like it is dancing to the music. And it looks great on pictures too. 8.Gracia, area around Park Guell Of course Park Guell is a must see attraction, but the way to it is almost as spectacular as the park itself. Known as the artistic neighborhood of Barcelona, Gracia is home to several small bars, bakeries, street artists and more. And the first thing you will notice if you compare Gracia to other Barcelona neighborhoods, is how different the architecture is in this part of the city. You will just want to walk around and take a look at every single street there. But here is the catch – Gracia is built on a pretty steep hill, and when you will make it to the top, you will not regret eating all this delicious food earlier because you burnt all the calories on the way up. A part of the hill is actually so steep that they built escalators there. There are many more great places in Barcelona, too many to list them all. I hope you will have a chance to see at least some from my list, and discover

Katja

Seeing Seville

Let’s face it, Spain is a sought after destinations for every type of traveler. The north offers a haven for the outdoorsy adventurers, while the beaches of Barcelona, Ibiza, and Cadíz await the beach bums who needs a few days away from reality. And we cannot forget about the history buffs, who will not be disappointed in small towns like Mérida, where you can take a walk through ancient Roman amphitheaters, or the bustling city of Barcelona with it’s own hidden gems around every corner. What a lot of people miss is the amazing city that is Seville.

Michelle Weber

Barcelona: The city of my dreams

Barcelona: the city of my dreams. There are some events in our lives that change one forever, those moments that you treasure in your mind. Well, mine was one year ago.

Karen Sandoval Becerril

Cadaqués: The magical city

Cadaqués is one of the most famous cities in Catalonia, but maybe not everybody knows why. This is a mediterranean city in the north of Spain, almost in the border with France. It’s located in the ‘Costa Brava’ between Roses and Port de la Selva, just two hours far away from Barcelona by car. Furthermore, Cadaqués is one of the cities that belong to the ‘Camí de Ronda‘, the way that follows all the cities next to cost from all over the Costa Brava.

Júlia Guevara López

Fun Things To Do At Olympic Port- Barcelona

The Olympic Port or Puerto Olimpico- Barcelona was built in 1991 and only appeared recently in tourist guides. It is however one of the busiest places in Barcelona, Spain. What can we see? What can we do there? Ok, let’s visit. But before, let’s dive in its history.

Mouka Mezonlin

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