The best budget hostels in Barcelona

Best hostels under 30€ a night

You are traveling to Barcelona, one of the most touristic cities in the world, right? Unless travellers have a generous budget for accommodation and plan well in advance, they may easily not find a good place to stay, or worse: end up paying high for low-cost rooms. But we’re here to help, by picking the best 5 top-rated hostels in Barcelona for under 30€, an exquisite selection of the best accommodation on a budget in the most charming Spanish city. Our number 1 tip is: if any of them makes you smile, book it! In Barcelona, the best hostels get fully booked in the blink of an eye.

Getting a bed or a dorm in a hostel in Barcelona in the highest season under 30€ per person is almost a miracle. But, yes, miracles exist. Here you have two good options: Coroleu House and Inout Hostel.  Check them out below.

Best hostel 1: Coroleu House Barcelona

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This is the best hostel in Barcelona under 30€ a night in July and with the best rating: 8.9 in Booking and 8.9 in our search engine from Trip Trip Now. Actually, it is more likely a guesthouse than a hostel located in a quiet neighborhood with excellent customer service and graded with a 10 in cleanliness.

Coroleuhouse offers free sheets and towels, mineral water and wi-fi.

It’s located in a lovely neighborhood (Sant Andreu) equipped with the usually good city’s public transportation (subway and bus). It’s about 5km from the downtown area and all the major attractions in Barcelona.

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Best hostel 2: Inout, a green hostel 

This is not the typical place someone thinks of when coming to Barcelona. InOut Hostel is located in Vallvidrera (8km from the city center) in a natural park with breathtaking surroundings. There’s public transportation 300m from the hostel and in 20 minutes you are at the heart of the city. But this the hostel for families or people that are fond of nature and wish to see Barcelona from a different perspective. It is a green hostel that uses biomass as a source of energy to heat water.

Its rating is 7.6 in Booking and 7.5 in our search engine.

Another appealing point to Inout hostel is its beautiful background store. It is a non-profit that employs over 50 adults with special needs. Besides it runs a school for children with disabilities age 3-21, a center for up to 70 adults with disabilities, offering training and occupational health, and a printing factory that employs a further 37 adults with disabilities.

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The best hostels in Barcelona under 40€ a night

If you want to keep the quality, you need to increase your budget a little bit. So these are the best hostels from 30-40€ a night in the summer.

Sant Jordi Hostel Sagrada Familia

This is a hostel for backpackers and youngsters who love street arts, graffiti and skateboarding. It’s located in the surroundings of La Sagrada Familia and is very much like a typical hostel: frugal decoration with lockers. It’s rated with a 8.4 in Booking and 8.2 in our search engine.

It has a chill-out room, a modern common area and a large outdoor patio with some graffitis on the walls.

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Casa Kessler, a boutique hostel

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This is a hostel for the ones with a fancy taste. Casa Kessler is located at Calle Enrique Granados, very close to Passeig de Gràcia (a boulevard of luxury brands), and with the typical art nouveau exterior and interior design. It is a boutique hostel with only 8 rooms and where, if you go fast, can get your bed for under 40€ a night in summer! It has a superb rating at Booking with 9.1 and has 9.0 in our search engine below.

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Primavera Hostel

Located at Eixample, 10-minute away from Sagrada Familia, Primavera Hostel is a small cozy hostel for backpackers. It has 13 guestrooms, a shared kitchen, laundry services, and luggage storage. This is your place to run away from all the buzz of downtown but still close to the main attractions of Barcelona.

It’s rated 9.1 on Booking and 9.1 on our hotels’ search below.

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Cheap hostels in Barcelona around 50€ a night

Generator Hostel Barcelona

Generator Hostel Barcelona

Trendy and cool, Generator is a mix of a hostel (private economy rooms and bunk beds) with hotel rooms of higher category, some of them with private balcony. Generator Hostel Barcelona is a budget hotel in a fancy area in the city, Eixample. It is a few meters away from the cross between Diagonal Avenue and Passeig de Gràcia (the most elegant boulevard in the city).  It has 154 rooms with wi-fi free of charge. But its big thing is the terrace for those warm Barcelona nights. It rated with an 8.2 on Booking and 8.1 on our search engine below.

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Hip Karma Hostel

Hip Karma Barcelona Hostel

Close to Plaza Urquinaona, just 5-minute away from Plaza Cataluña, Hip Karma Hostel has 5 rooms, and a variety of facilities available, like laundry service and a lift. Hip Karma is a budget hotel in Barcelona that has a privileged location, and additionally a zen vibe. Definitely, one of the Barcelona hostels to recommend! It is rated with 8.4 on Booking and 8.3 on my hotels searcher below.

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Casa Gràcia

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An iconic hostel in a beautiful building located at the elegant Jardinets de Gràcia, 15 minutes away from the old city neighborhood, and a 5-minute walk from La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, two of the most iconic building by genius architect Antoni Gaudí. This is definitely a nice place to stay in Barcelona if you search for a lively place, with a cool bar lounge, terrace, and even a library. Casa Gràcia has 120 guestrooms, from double rooms to quintuple, and a busy culture and arts agenda for you to enjoy. It’s rated with 8.4 on Booking and 8.3 on my hotels’ engine below.

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