Tuesday, 21 May 2019

The best hostels in Spain for every backpacker

Stunning beaches, warm weather almost all year round and amazing food might be some of the things that come to your mind when you think about Spain, not to mention the great fiestas you can find!Urban cities like Barcelona and Madrid meet the orange fields in Sevilla and the rebel waves in San Sebastian to create a country of contrasts and beauty. With so many things going on, you’ll need a good place to recharge your batteries for the next day. Whether you’re looking for crazy parties, a private room within a social place or just somewhere chill to meet new people, we’re sure there’s a perfect hostel for you in Spain. Keep reading to find the best hostels in Spain!

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  1. Best hostels in Spain for solo travellers
  2. Best hostels in Spain for couples
  3. Best party hostels in Spain

Best hostels in Spain for solo travellers

If you’re brave enough to explore the paella country by yourself, we’re sure you’ll be looking for a hostel where you can meet interesting people, maybe even find a travel buddy! Here we have the most social hostels for every solo traveller out there:

Makuto Backpackers, Granada

best hostels spain -Makuto Backpackers, Granada

Can you imagine yourself playing guitar, in a hammock, under a treehouse in Spain, and then someone calls you because the free paella is ready? Yes! Then this hostel is where your wildest backpacker dreams take place. With a unique laidback atmosphere and an even better outdoor space, Makuto Backpackers is waiting for you in Granada!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free dinners
  • Daily activities
  • Treehouse-chillout space
  • Bar

? Address: Calle de la Tiña, 18, Granada, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Centro

? Nearest station: Cathedral (bus)
Book your stay at Makuto Backpackers

 

Sungate One, Madrid

best hostels spain - sungate one

Founded by backpackers, this hostel offers everything a solo traveller on a budget might need: staff with good insider tips, free dinners, daily organised activities and a central location in Madrid. It’s also been described as a party hostel by many of the guests, so stay here only if your bed time is after 12!

Hostel highlights:

  • No bunk beds
  • Fun activities
  • Kitchen
  • Good vibes

?Address: Calle de Carmen, 16, Madrid, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Puerta del Sol

? Nearest station: Sol

Book your stay at Sungate One

 

Bed & Bike, Barcelona

best hostels spain - Bed & Bike, Barcelona

What better way to explore the beautiful city of Barcelona than by bike? In Bed & Bike you can do it in one of their free bike tours or by yourself, renting a bike for only 7€ a day! At night, bikes go to sleep and people gather around the pool table or to eat a free meal.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free bike tours
  • Free dinners
  • Kitchen
  • Good vibes

? Address: Diputación, 360 Bajos, Barcelona, Spain

? Neighbourhood: El Fort Pienc

? Nearest station: Girona

Book your stay at Bed & Bike

 

 Home Youth Hostel, Valencia

 best hostels spain - Home Youth Hostel, Valencia

The lovely staff at this hostel will make you feel like a family member rather than a tourist. Free dinner several times a week, sangria night on Saturdays (also free) and weekly pub crawls are some of the great activities waiting for you in Valencia! FYI you will be right in the city centre, close to the Central Market and La Lonja (Silk Market), two of the most popular attractions in Valencia.

Hostel highlights:

  • No bunk beds
  • Free dinners
  • Pub crawls
  • Kitchen

? Address: Calle la Lonja, 4, Valencia, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Barrio del Carmen

? Nearest station: Xativa | Colon

Book your stay at Home Youth Hostel

 

Sant Jordi Alberg, Barcelona

best hostels spain - Sant Jordi Alberg, Barcelona

This hostel is only a few minutes away from the Gaudi buildings in Passeig de Gràcia and the central square of the city, Plaça Catalunya. Their friendly and young staff organise fun activities every day to help backpackers meet each other – including night trips to the best clubs in the city! ?

Hostel highlights:

  • Fun activities
  • Kitchen
  • Friendly staff

? Address: Roger de Lluria, 40 1-2, Barcelona, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Dreta de l’Eixample

? Nearest station: Passeig de Gràcia | Girona

Book your stay at Sant Jordi Alberg

 

Hostel One Centro, Sevilla

 best hostels spain - Hostel One Centro, Sevilla

According to our guests, this is a perfect hostel for solo travellers! “Sevilla Hostel One Centro was located just a few blocks walk from anything and everything! When I first arrived, I was greeted by the friendly Mirela and asked to sit down and join the group for some free home cooked dinner. The hostel was very safe and had beautiful lounging areas for when you just wanted to read a book or get some work done. I highly recommend it!”

Hostel highlights:

  • Free dinners
  • Good vibes
  • Daily activities
  • Beautiful classic-modern deco
  • Terrace

? Address: Calle Angostillo, 6, Seville, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Santa Catalina

? Nearest station: Plaza del Duque (bus)

Book your stay at Hostel One Centro

 

Surfing Etxea, San Sebastián

best hostels spain - Surfing Etxea, San Sebastián

Stay in this hostel to meet the best community of travellers and surfers. If you’ve never surfed, you can take an introductory lesson or simply enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Other perks include being next to the beach and curtains on the beds.

Hostel highlights:

  • Terrace
  • Good vibes
  • Lovely staff
  • Surf material and lessons
  • Bar-restaurant

? Address: Calle Zabaleta, 32, Principal derecha, 1, San Sebastián, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Gros

? Nearest station: Zurriola (bus)

Book your stay at Bed & Bike

 

Best hostels in Spain for couples

Wandering around the lovely cobbled streets of every old town centre in Spain it’s easy to see why many couples choose this destination for a romantic getaway. If you and your partner are the kind of couple that wants adventure and fun besides the comfort of a private room, you should check these hostels out:

Casa Gracia, Barcelona

best hostels spain - Casa Gracia, Barcelona

This hostel is so beautiful you’ll never want to leave. But in case you do, it’s right in the centre of Barcelona, very close to the Gaudi buildings in Passeig de Gràcia and to the lovely neighbourhood of Gràcia, where you can find cute coffee shops, cinemas and restaurants. Oh, and it’s also a popular area to go out for locals!

Hostel highlights

  • Beautiful
  • Bar-restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Bycicle hire

? Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 116 BIS, Barcelona, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Eixample

? Nearest station: Diagonal

Book your stay at Bed & Bike

 

The Hat, Madrid

best hostels spain - The Hat, Madrid

Great vibe + great glam in the same place? Yes, please. This hostel in the centre of Madrid has everything you need for a romantic yet fun getaway! The onsite bar has killer cocktails and a great selection of wines, and the facilities couldn’t be more adorable (have you seen that rooftop terrace? ?). But don’t be fooled by appearances: free sangria and tapas are a thing in this hostel, as well as pub crawls!

Hostel highlights:

  • Regular activities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Beautiful
  • Terrace

? Address: Calle Imperial, 9, Madrid, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Gran Via

? Nearest station: Sol

Book your stay at Bed & Bike

 

Koba Hostel, San Sebastián

best hostels spain - Koba Hostel, San Sebastián

Gros is the trendiest area of San Sebastián, since it’s full of young people, bars and surf schools. Koba Hostel is in a main street of this area, which means you’ll be right in the middle of the fun! This transformed car workshop offers you comfort, design and a chilled, social vibe.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Terrace
  • Kitchen
  • Fun activities
  • Surf material renting

? Address: Calle Karkizano, 5 Bajo, San Sebastián, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Gros

? Nearest station: Gros

Book your stay at Bed & Bike

 

TOC Hostel, Barcelona

bets hostels spain - TOC Hostel, Barcelona

Is there a better way to relax and meet people than on a rooftop terrace? We doubt it. Right in the centre of Barcelona, in Plaça Universitat, you will be close to the main attractions and interesting neighbourhoods, like Born, Gotic and Raval. You can walk or bike everywhere, but the metro station is right by the doorstep of the hostel!

Hostel highlights:

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • Beautiful
  • Bar
  • Kitchen

? Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 580, Barcelona, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample

? Nearest station: Universitat

Book your stay at TOC Hostel

 

Generator, Madrid

best hostels spain - Generator, Madrid

Looking for a safe bet? Look no more. This is what our guests say of Generator Madrid: “The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful – special thanks to Bruno and Anna who helped me in everything I needed (even things not related to the hostel) security guards (usually serious and quiet) were surprisingly very friendly and smiley!! The location is good, and the bedrooms were clean and great!! Great bar where you can meet new friends!!”

Hostel highlights:

  • Friendly staff
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Great Facilities

? Address: Calle San Bernardo, 2, Madrid, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Universidad

? Nearest station: Santo Domingo

Book your stay at Generator Madrid

 

ECO hostel, Granada

best hotels spain - ECO hostel, Granada

The innovative, industrial style of this hostel is designed with recycled objects. The friendly staff love taking their guests on activities that involve outdoors and ecology, such as trekking, cycling, paragliding and cooking lessons. Next time you fancy a paella, you’ll be able to cook it by yourself.

Hostel highlights:

  • Day and night activities
  • Friendly staff
  • Free luggage storage
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar

? Address: Gran Vía, 53, backdoor entrance, Granada, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Centro-Sagrario

? Nearest station: Hotel Cóndor (bus)

Book your stay at ECO Hostel

 

Best party hostels in Spain

Besides all the cultural activities, Spain has a lot of sangria to offer, so you might as well take it. These are some of our top party hostels in Spain:

Amistat Island Hostel, Ibiza

best hostels spain - Amistat Island Hostel, Ibiza

Amistat means friendship, and we couldn’t think of a better name for one of the most social hostels in Spain. The staff plans daily activities, including delicious communal dinners – the perfect place to socialise before the DJ show by the pool! During the day, you can explore the island with your new amigos – the bus that will take you to every beach of the island is only 700m away.

Hostel highlights:

  • Garden with lounge and pool
  • Daily activities
  • Communal dinners
  • Kitchen
  • Bar

? Address: Calle Santa Rosalia 25, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Sant Antoni Town

? Nearest station: Sant Antoni Central

Book your stay at Amistat Island Hostel

 

WAY Hostel, Madrid

best hostels spain - WAY Hostel, Madrid

With great facilities and even better people, the WAY Hostel is perfect for those looking for a home away from home. Their staff and founders organise plenty of activities to make everyone feel welcome: homemade meals, pub crawls, tapas crawls, flamenco and tango dancing lessons, and even daytrips to Toledo and Segovia! With so many things to do, no wonder the guests become a little family and stay up all night exploring the city.

Hostel highlights:

  • Daily activities
  • Great vibe
  • Kitchen
  • Super central

? Address: Calle Relatores, 17, Madrid, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Centro

? Nearest station: Tirso de Molina

Book your stay at WAY Hostel

 

HelloBCN Hostel, Barcelona

best hostels spain - HelloBCN Hostel, Barcelona

Super close to La Rambla and only two minutes away from one of the most popular clubs in the city, Sala Apolo, this hostel is all you need if you want to party in Barcelona. They organise pub crawls, free walking tours and many other activities you can join! The staff are always down for night events and they know everything about Barcelona’s best party spots.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Bar
  • Fun activities
  • Bracelet-key cards
  • Great atmosphere

? Address: Calle Lafont, 8-10, Barcelona, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Poble Sec

? Nearest station: Paral·lel

Book your stay at HelloBCN

 

Red Nest Hostel, Valencia

bets hostels spain - Red Nest Hostel, Valencia

According to our reviews, the welcoming staff are the heart of this place, making the guests feel comfortable and planning activities to create a good vibe. In this hostel you can enjoy great pub crawls all around Valencia, as well as walking tours and something called “sangria evenings”!

Their three-course dinners are delicious, budget friendly and a great opportunity to meet other backpackers, don’t miss them!

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Bike rental
  • Fun activities
  • Cheap and good food

? Address: Calle de la Paz, 36, Valencia, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Ciutat Vella

? Nearest station: Pau-Bonaire

Book your stay at Red Nest Hostel

 

St Christopher’s Barcelona, Barcelona

 best hostels spain - St Christopher’s Barcelona, Barcelona

A. Different. Club. Every. Night. Need a better incentive? Read our guests’ opinions: “I have stayed at many hostels over the years and this one is definitely in my top 5! Such A great hostel and would highly recommend it! The rooms are very clean and the lockers for each guest made it feel very safe! The beds each have an outlet and a light plus curtains to block out any light from people coming in and out late at night. The bar downstairs has great food and drink deals for guests and hosts a bunch of great activities each night.”

Hostel highlights:

  • Night-trips to clubs
  • Daily and nightly activities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Social vibe

? Address: Carrer de Bergara, 3, Barcelona, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Raval

? Nearest station: Universitat

Book your stay at St Christopher's Barcelona

 

CATS Party Hostel, Madrid

best hostels spain - CATS Party Hostel, Madrid

Do you see that fountain in the middle of the patio? On special occasions they fill it with sangria! Yes, a sangria fountain! Is there a better description of what partying in Spain looks like? Other hostel activities include a pub crawl (Madrid has plenty of budget friendly bars) and a Paella Party on weekends – which our guests love and you will too!

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar
  • Sangria fountain
  • Social atmosphere
  • Terrace

? Address: Calle Cañizares, 6, Madrid, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Centro

? Nearest station: Antón Martín

Book your stay at CATS Party Hostel

 

Oasis Backpacker’s Hostel, Sevilla

best hostels spain - Oasis Backpacker’s Hostel, Sevilla

What better way to discover the nightlife of Sevilla than hand to hand with the – very – experienced staff? Start off with a couple beers on the rooftop terrace, continue with a free delicious dinner, and off you go to explore the streets and bars of Sevilla!

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Daily communal dinners
  • Terrace with pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Good vibes

? Address: Calle de la Compañía 1, Seville, Spain

? Neighbourhood: Santa Catalina

? Nearest station: Plaza Nueva (tram)

Book your stay at Oasis Backpacker's Hostel

 

We hope this post helped you to find a great hostel for your trip to Spain! Have you already stayed in Spanish hostels? How was it? We’ll love to read your experience in the comments! ? ?

Enjoy Spain!

Keep reading!

? Fiestas, tapas & playas: the full travel guide for backpacking Spain

? Where to stay in Spain: a guide to every region

? The best hostels in Barcelona for every type of budget

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