Barcelona is a backpacker’s paradise. The city is jam-packed with historical sights and buildings, an abundance of tapas restaurants, football is everywhere, and it is one of the best party hubs in Europe. The nightlife is always on fire as Spanish locals love to party.
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One of the best ways to see the city nightlife with new friends and friendly locals is by staying at a hostel, and not just any hostel, a party hostel. Lucky for you, Barcelona has plenty of options to choose from. The social vibe that comes with staying at a hostel is what makes hostels so attractive to backpackers, in addition to the affordable prices. If you’re also traveling to Madrid, make sure to check out our guide on it as well: Best Party Hostels in Madrid.
Barcelona hostels tend to target 2 specific genres of visitors: backpackers on a budget who want to party in the city, and digital nomads looking for a comfortable and social place to work and network. This guide will give you a glimpse of the best party hostels in the city.
Hostel Location: Be sure to research the location of hostels compared to major attractions and areas in the city. The best nightlife in Barcelona tends to be found in El Born and Port Olimpico, where it is full of bars and nightclubs, restaurants and other venues open all through the night. We talk about party and nightlife in Barcelona here. Check our map with all hostels here.
Tourism Tax: All hostels within the city limits of Barcelona are required to have visitors pay a Tourism Tax. The tax is around 3€ per night.
Safety: Barcelona is a relatively safe city. As with many other European cities, pick-pocketing is a pretty common crime, but “fortunately” is usually geared more towards electronics and valuable items. When it comes to assault or physical abuse, this isn’t very common at all. Keep in mind, when traveling, it is important to be smart; trust your gut, be aware of your surroundings and if something seems off, it probably is.
Party in Barcelona: Obviously the nightlife is massive in BCN. In general, it is safe. Yet, same as in daylight, there are many pickpockets. Pay attention to your belongings, especially in the downtown area around El Born, Gotico and El Raval. Physical robberies are rare in Barcelona. We wrote a big section on safety in Barcelona here.
The Coolest Party Hostels in Barcelona (Update 2023)
If you have come to Barcelona to enjoy the famous nightlife the city has, where you sleep at night probably isn’t top priority, considering parties in Barcelona last well into the morning hours. Barcelona has an abundance of party hostels for any budget, and any type of traveler.
Let’s jump right into the hostels for partying in Barcelona
This one is for sure one of the most famous party hostels. It is our #1 TOP Party Hostel Barcelona has on offer!
Kabul Party Hostel is located in Placa Reial, in the middle of the Gothic Quarter near Las Ramblas and metro station. You cannot be more central than that.
Kabul Party Hostel is rumored to be the first hostels in all of Barcelona. Yet again, considered to be one of the best party hostels in all of Europe. Besides location, the hostel comes with many perks and offerings for backpackers who choose to stay.
For starters, there are free walking tours hosted each day. This is a perfect way to get an ideal layout of the neighborhood your are staying, before going out on any late night benders. Just ask at the reception about the specific times. The free walking tours in Barcelona usually start around 10-11am. Oh and it is pretty obvious, but we should mention that you can count on free wifi throughout the entire building. From the dorms to the roof top terrace.
Secondly, the rooftop is designed with a massive, cool terrace, great for views, pre drinks, and hostel events such as cookouts and BBQ nights.
Epic roof top terrace in the center of Barcelona
Bar with Happy hour
Daily Pub Crawl and Party Games
In addition to all of this, the hostel offers free breakfast in the mornings. Allowing our party travelers a way to cure a hangover, and save money at the same time. Ohhh and last but not least: there are also curtains for each dorm bed, allowing you extra alone time when mornings start with a headache. But hold on, please do not get carried away. Dorms with curtains does not mean you can now have sex in the dorm. It’s not a magic curtain…
Onefam Sants by Hostel One in located in the neighborhood of Sants, just within minutes from the metro station and very close to the FC Barcelona Football Stadium.
The best words to describe Onefam Sants by Hostel One are SOCIAL and FUN!
There are activities or events each day and night to make visitors feel like family, and create lifelong memories. The hostel has a variety of common areas, depending on your mood. There is a party room, working room, relaxing room, and a rooftop terrace.
weekly family dinners
Pub Crawls and Party Nights
Pod Dorm Beds
Onefam Sants by Hostel One has many perks as well. They offer guests free club acces to some of the hottest places in the city, in addition to free dinners, walking tours, and pubcrawls on a daily basis. Guests will feel like a celebrity with the VIP access and special treatments that comes along with being a guest here.
Good to know: Hostel Sants has an age limit of 18 – 45 years old.
Sant Jordi Hostels Rock Palace is suuuuuper fun and quite a crazy Barcelona party hostel, I might add. Their roof top swimming pool tops it all, really.
Hostel Sant Jordi Rock Palace is located very central in their neighborhood of Eixample. You are right next to Passei de Gracia with the famous buildings of Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. It is in a very walkable neighborhood, near the metro Passeig de Gràcia as well as the train station itself. This makes it yet again super easy to get to the Airport and around the city.
Hostel enthusiasts from all over the world come to stay at the famous Sant Jordi Rock Palace. Boasting a kick-ass guitar collection and onsite rooftop pool, this is by far one of the coolest places to stay in the city. The hostel has everything needed for an ideal stay including bar and club-themed common room areas, soundproof rooms for late nights and early mornings, onsite breakfast, a shared kitchen, and incredible fun, young staff.
Pub crawls are hosted by the hostel each week for visitors, going around to some of the best bars and pubs in the area.
Not only this, but one of the main attractions of the hostel is their on-site family dinners. Each afternoon, cooking parties are hosted by the staff, preparing dinner for the guests of the hostel. This is an ideal way to meet new friends and try something new, one of the biggest perks of staying at a hostel in the first place.
Roof Top Swimming Pool
famous group parties
daily night activities like Pub Crawls
The hostel has a cafe and lounge on site, that way the party never stops, and can begin and end at the same place. There is an organized pub crawl each week, maybe even day, making sure you have an unforgettable night at some of the best bars in the city.
Last but not least, join their famous group parties for an introduction to the clubs and bars of our city’s renowned nightlife. This hostel is PARTY pure!
Good to know: In total, there are 3 Sant Jordi Hostels in Barcelona:
Onefam Paralelo by Hostel One is located in the area of Pablo Sec. It is very close to the popular Apollo nightclub, as well as the Poble Sec metro station.
If you are a backpacker one a budget, but still trying to make to most of of your time in Barcelona, this is the place to be. Onefam Paralelo by Hostel One is a small, cosy place. It is super popular choice for all the hostels Barcelona has dotted around the city.
Not only are dorm rooms affordable, but being a guest in the hostel comes with FREE perks as well. The hostel offers free dinners each night, as no one should be partying all night on an empty stomach, in addition to entrance to free parties and events in the city.
There is a different event that goes on each afternoon and evening. No matter what time of year or which day of the week you are visiting, Onefam Paralelo by Hostel One makes sure its a party everyday in Barcelona.
Party Activities every night
bicycles, rollerblades and skateboards for rent
Keep in mind: Onefam Paralelo by Hostel One has 3 different common rooms for travelers to spend time in. There is a party room, where most social events or beer-pong tourneys are held, a co-working space (very attractive for digital nomads), and a general meeting area for socializing or when you need a break from all the action.
Pars Tailor Hostel is the best option when you are traveling backpacker style and want to party and international flair. The rooms are simple and there is only shared facilities such as dorms and shared bathrooms. You cannot stay in a private room at Pars Tailor.
One reason I absolutely love this place and recommend it over and over again is their events. This small hostel organizes plenty of activities like beach volleyball, or sunset at the bunker del Carmel. It is really the kind of stuff you would do with your friends in Barcelona. They also go together to see the famous Magic Fountain in Barcelona.
On top of all that, they offer a solid foosball table, bike rental and even a pool billiard table.
St Christophers Inn and its Belushis Bar are one of the most popular hostels in the city. They are very big and have many dorms and private rooms. This means you can meet lots of people, and the bar even attracts locals. Obviously there is not this flair of a small, cosy hostel, like Pars Tailor Hostel. So it is really up to you which type of hostel you prefer.
Location wise, this one is the most central hostel you will ever see: Right at Placa Catalunya, the very heart of Barcelona. Here you have a direct bus connection to the airport, the Ramblas starts from here as well as the famous Passeig de Gracia. The two neighborhoods Gothic Quarter and El Raval are just 2 minutes away.
St Christophers is also one of the cheapest Barcelona Party Hostels. Especially in Off-season you can stay cheaply here.
Last but not least: This is the best party hostel in Barcelona for groups and bachelor parties!
There is no doubt that Barcelona is one of the most incredible cities in the world. That is why a lot of people are dreaming to visit the city and have some party. We know that we did a good job listing the best party hostels in Barcelona. But if you think that you still need to check out some more, here you can find more party hostels worth a mention.
Private rooms are available for those travelling in groups, while communal dormitories are ideal for those wishing to meet new people or for friends who are on a road trip together. Unforgettable memories will be made for the rest of your life.
We also have a nice swimming pool where you may meet new people, sunbathe, and cool down on a regular basis. Whether you want to take a beach stroll to find the nicest streams or go on a bike excursion, you can organise it here. When it comes to finding the most beautiful beaches, you may like to go on a joint search, or you may prefer to join the most trendy clubs.
This contemporary hostel has colorful rooms with free wireless internet access, a rooftop patio, and a chill-out area with a flat-screen cable television. Passeig de Gràcia Boulevard may be reached by foot in only 600 metres. At the Mediterranean Hostel Barcelona, each dorm room is equipped with air conditioning as well as separate lockers for storage.
The Mediterranean Hostel provides its guests with a well-appointed shared kitchen, vending machines, and a free internet area. The receptionists are more than delighted to supply you with information and maps of the surrounding area whenever you need them.
The 360 Hostel Barcelona is just a few streets from from Plaza Catalua, which is the primary plaza in Barcelona.
The 360 Hostel in Barcelona routinely earns very good ratings from visitors. They have a very calm, enjoyable, and comfortable atmosphere and their staff are very friendly and accommodating.
If you are travelling by yourself, it is a fantastic idea to stay here since there are many opportunities for social interaction, such as the bar located below, as well as several computers and even a movie room in case you feel like staying in and vegging out for the day. They have rooms that are lofty, light, and airy, and they feature high ceilings and large windows in each room.
As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:
Identifying a Party Hostel
The best place to start when trying to figure out whether or not a hostel is a party hostel is to read reviews. Other backpackers will often leave feedback for other travelers on websites like Hostelworld and Hostelz.com. Of course, you already know what reviews are…On Hostelworld you can filter reviews by keywords. Type in “party” or “nightlife” here.
In addition, check out what they offer. If there is a bar or pub crawl offered, more often then not it is a party hostel.
How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:
Check if there is an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are inidcators
Check if there are Pub Crawls and Drinking Games
Check the Photos – any party pictures?
Check Reviews and search for “party”, “nightlife” and/or “drinking”
Sex is bound to happen in hostels, especially party hostels. Barcelona is no exception.
If you choose to take part, be respectful and try to do it in the right way. Avoid small rooms and common areas, and opt for laundry rooms or rooftops. Be sure to use a condom, this is why it should be on everyones packing list. Actually, some party hostels even offer free condoms for customers! Just another perk unique to hostels.
There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically.
These items include earplugs, for early mornings and loud roomates, a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out for the night), headache medicine, whatever works best for you to cure a hangover, and condoms, better safe than sorry.
Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.
One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from all around the world. Be sure to talk to people. Barcelona is great, but enjoying it with new friends is even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.
Not only do a lot of hostels have pub crawl, the city of Barcelona has its own city wide pub crawl.
The crawl usually starts every night at 10pm and hit the best pubs and bars in the city. Party hostels are almost guaranteed to host some kind of pub crawls for travelers each week. Be sure to check in advance with your hostel if this is a must-do activity. Yet again, not to worry. Even if the hostel does not offer one, you can simply book one online here.
Barcelona is a multicultural city, giving visitors many options. Whether you are looking for a night out of hitting the bars, pubs and nightclubs, or if you are more interested in day drinking, boating, festivals, or hearing some live music, Barcelona has it all.
As mentioned above, the neighborhood of El Born is widely known for its uniqueness and chill/hipster vibe. Here, the bars and venues are all very sophisticated in their own way, with any genre of music to fit your taste.
In addition to El Born, another popular place to party in Barcelona is the Gothic Quarter and El Raval. The Gothic Quarter is the most centrally located region in the city, and caters to traveler and budget friendly backpackers. El Raval used to be a sketchy area, really. Nowadays it is much more safe.
Finally, the area of Las Ramblas is the ideal place to ‘pre-game’ or start the night. It is one of the best areas to meet with friends or grab a bite before the real party begins.
Important Nightlife Safety: Pickpockets are common and unfortunately, night lifers are usually an easy target. Try to minimize what you carry when partying in Barcelona. Maybe leave your phone in the hostel, use trousers with zippers, and do not bring too much cash.
What about the cheapest Party hostels in Barcelona?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them?
When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Barcelona.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Barcelona
add your dates
Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Our Tip: Check exactly what is included, and what is excluded. Check as well the location. A further location might mean more money in transport.
Good to know: There are even special discount codes that we only share in our newsletter!
How to book?
The two most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. They list both numerous hostels and cheap accommodations. We wrote here a detailed guide on the best booking sites for hostels.
The coolest App for Hostels comes as well from Hostelworld. It comes with super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together.
All that being said, we highly recommend checking out Hostelz.com before making your final reservation. It is a hostel price comparison. Add your destination and dates, and it will tell you the cheapest places to book your hostel.
A party hostel basically means it offers drinking games, nightlife activities and is generally aimed at travelers looking to have drinks and socialize. At a party Hostel in Barcelona you will join pub crawls, beer pong games, and more. Check here all 7 types of hostels.
What is the best cheap party hostels in Barcelona?
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