I am going to Barcelona on my own at the end of this month. I need some really cheap accomadation and was thinking a youth hostel would be the best option. I am just coming up of 18.
Can anyone recommend any? I need one which is quite central. I have been searching the internet and there are loads but not sure which ones are good.
Any advice would be great.
Hey man, I haven't been to Barcelona but I'm going in June and I found this place in a forum. I couldnt find reviews of it anywhere but it looks really good and only 20 euros a night for private room! So I am gonna take a chance but I think it will be good, I emailed the guy a few times and he seems nice.
and I put the pic he sent me up on a site... here it is
[ Edit: sorry, no emails in the forum please. ]
I have heard that the hostels "Gat Raval" and "Hostal Mar" (the last one in "Sant Pau" street) are good. I wasn't there, but I have friends who stayed there and told me they're good. Both are in the Raval zone, beside the Ramblas, for me it's the best zone to stay.
When I arrived in Barcelona, I stayed in a youth hostel for one week. It was on Plaça Reial, i.e. in the really center of Barcelone, just at La Rambla. And the square where this youth hostel is located is a really nice one. The hostel was really friendly and I met a lot of people. It was a really friendly atmosphere. A little bit noisy sometimes but...
I don't remember the name well, something like Kabul youth hostel. Anyway, it's on the square, so you might be able to find it quite easy on the internet.
[ Edit: no promos in the forums thanks ]
I was in BC end of last year and I was in Backpackerhouse. It is youth hostel. It`s quite in the center. Near to the Plaza Catalunia and to Rambla street it is 5 minutes walk. It was quite ok. It was clean and the staff was really friendly. I paid 16 or 18 euros but it was in September. In summer there might be other prices.
You can also check their homepage: http://www.backpackershousebcn.com/
Good luck and have fun
yes kabul is the one you are thinking of, very popular youth hostel. Unfortunately... for me anyways, it's a little too expensive in high season. This place ramblas rooms sounds really nice and tis only 18 euros/night and you get a private room!