Stay: Barcelona’s Best Backpacker Hostel

Ítaca Hostal - Murals are painted throughout

Ítaca Hostal – Murals are painted throughout

By Regina Winkle-Bryan

OK, I’ll admit that staying in a Youth Hostel is not my first choice these days. However, if you are on a shoestring budget during your Barcelona stay you might consider saving on accommodations by staying at Ítaca Hostal. Most one or two-star hotels in the city start at €70 a night, which is quite a bit more than the €11-28 you’ll spend at this Barcelona hostel.

Ítaca Hostal - Quiet street

Ítaca Hostal – Quiet street

Ítaca is perfect for backpackers and solo travellers. The cozy-cool hostel offers 36 beds in four large sparkling shared rooms. Located in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic zone the hostel is just a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral and other famous gothic sites.

Upstairs Lounge - Hostels Barcelona

Upstairs Lounge – Hostels Barcelona

Owners and sisters Cristina and Nuria are very sweet and helpful, and have decked out the place to make it a welcoming communal space. In the dimmed light of the mural-clad lounge area, it’s easy to meet other travelers while relaxing with free coffee or tea, internet, and surround sound reggae music vibrations.

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    Posted March 4, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    We always stay in hostels…saves you more money for other things…but also I really enjoy the different themes and love the people who I meet there. I’m 52 and my hubby is 55 and we’ve never had a problem staying in any of the ‘youth’ hostels either.

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    Posted March 11, 2013 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    You are right! Youth hotels aren’t just for the young but always the young at heart! Let’ us know of other hostels you like in Spain. Thanks for writing.

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