Barcelona is a city with a strange sleep schedule. The locals have legendary two-hour lunch breaks and much of the population sleeps until noon and stays up until dawn. For the overly adventurous tourist, this might be the Mecca of Europe. But it must be done right. For every opportunity to party in the city, there is a hostel that prides itself on its respectful guests so that you may have the option of enjoying a regular, relaxing night in a hostel if you prefer.
Garden House Barcelona, run by Feetup Hostels, is a peaceful and relaxing hostel that is complete with its own garden and wine bar to help give you a revitalizing visit. The one downside of the $23 a night hostel is the location, as it is a bit removed from the city center, but this is not a problem if you do not mind the five-minute walk to the metro station. For those who wish to be removed from the partying center of the city and who value Barcelona for its day sights, this is the perfect option.
For those backpackers looking for similar souls, there is Mambo Tango Hostel, a mere 15-minute walk from the city. For $32 you can experience the less nightlife-related aspects of the city close to where you will spend the day. Plenty of guests enjoy the late nightlife near Mambo Tango, but it is a respectful atmosphere. The hostel was built in 1893 and is in the Poble Sec
district, a few minutes' walk from the famous Las Ramblas
, a street of beautiful shops and restaurants that connects Placa Catalunya
to Port Vell
For those who wish to indulge on the nightlife of Barcelona, Kabul Backpackers Hostel has rooms starting around $27. Near Las Ramblas
and Plaza Real
, the hostel is well situated for daytime adventure, but is acceptable for those who wish to enjoy the late nights. Kabul hosts pub crawls and has no curfew to impose on its energetic and indulgent guests.
Barcelona has a number of Backpackers and Hostels which are very good value. Please use the search engine to locate and book. Only part payment is made!