What are the Party Hostels in Barcelona like?
- Best Party Hostels in Barcelona: Sant Jordi Rock Hostel Palace; Kabul Party Hostel
- Party hostels style: proper party hostels
- Craziness level: quite crazy
- Parties on-site: On-site bar and on-site parties
- Pub Crawls: yes
The party hostels in Barcelona are proper party hostels. For example, Kabul is a great place to stay If you would like to party, but if you also want to get a good night sleep, it might not be the best option. But who wants to sleep? Night is young and party hostels are all about meeting other people, having fun and rest when you are back home. Party hostels in Barcelona have normally bars and on-site parties that encourage people to meet each other before going out into the wild nightlife of Barcelona. The staff even organises some night outs.
Best Area to Stay in Barcelona for Nightlife
Barcelona doesn't have have a single area where all the nightlife is concentrated. Instead, there are different areas that concentrate bars and clubs. But we would recommend you to stay in either Eixample or Born, in the Gothic Quarter. Both areas are full of cool bars and pubs and have a cool nightlife of their own, and at the same time they are centraly located so you get easy access to the other party areas. Also, the two best party hostels are one in each neighbourhood, so you can't go wrong with either choice.
- 📍Best Party Hostel in Gothic Quarter: - Kabul Party Hostel
- 📍Best Party Hostel in Eixample: - Sant Jordi Rock Palace
Nightlife in Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe, or even the world. And it is not only for the rich architecture and culture, the good weather or the food. Barcelona’s nightlife scene is also famous in its own right and offers options to satisfy all tastes. That’s also way it’s easy to find party hostels and they are a popular option for those wanting to experience Barcelona at night. From tapas bars, hipster pubs and small underground clubs, to huge clubs with world-famous DJs and mainstream concerts. PRO TIP: As in the rest of Spain, the party in Barcelona starts late in the evening. Bars and pubs don’t get busy until midnight, and the time to go to clubs is around 2am or even later.
Basic information about nightlife in Barcelona:
- Pubs and clubs closing times:
- Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until 02:00am – Weekends at 03:00am
- Clubs: Monday to Wednesday until 05:00am – Weekends at 06:00am
- Average cover charge for clubs: from 5€ to 20€ (one drink included)
- Average price of pint of beer: €3.90
- Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Raval, Born, Gràcia, Eixample, Port Olímpic, Sant Gervasi – Santaló, Poblenou
- Best area to stay in Barcelona for nightlife: Barrio Gótico (Born) o Gràcia
- Famous events or parties: La noche de Sant Joan (Saint John’s Eve) and Fiestas de Grácia (between 15 th and 20 th of August)
Best Party Areas in Barcelona
Barcelona offers different party options catering to very different tastes. There are plenty of party areas and neighbourhoods, so it can get a bit overwhelming. It helps to ask the staff of your hostel about the type of party you are looking for, and they will be able to direct you to the area where you should go. Neighbours like Raval, Born, Gràcia, Eixample, Port Olímpic, Sant Gervasi – Santaló and Poblenou are filled with cafes, bars, pubs and nightclubs.
Gothic Quarter and Born district party scene
The Gothic Quarter (Barrio Gótico), and in special the area of Born, is considered the perfect place for all the cool people searching for restaurants, trendy clubs and cocktail bars. Even though the ambiance is truly sophisticated, it can be quite warming and welcoming. If you’re a trend hunter, you’ll be delighted to see the eclectic mixture of people: bohemians, creatures of the nights, locals coming back from work, international people… Born will always find a way to surprise you, forcing you to discover what lies beneath its medieval structure.
Barrio de Gràcia and its party
Once you began strolling through the streets of Gràcia, you’ll come across intimate and charming bars that turn the neighbourhood’s nightlife into a box full of surprises. You need just a quick wander through Gràcia’s streets to absorb that bohemian vibe the people of Barcelona adore so much. During summer, especially on August, the biggest event in Gràcia takes place, turning the district in the epicentre of the city.
Eixample – aka Gaixample, where the party is full of harmony and tolerance
The neighbourhood of Eixample, delimited by Balmes St., Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes St., Urgell St. and Aragó St., you will find most of the bars frequented by the LGBT community; that’s the main reason it is commonly known as Gaixample. This area is full of restaurants, entertainment, bars and a considerable number of clubs where freedom, harmony and tolerance are the true protagonists of the party.
The Area of Port Olímpic
The Mediterranean becomes the main attraction of one of the busiest nightlife areas in the city. The two skyscrapers delimit the entrance to a universe of bars, restaurants, clubs and even a casino. The sophisticated but cheerful atmosphere by the sea helps you enjoy the night with intensity.
Sant Gervasi – Santaló
In the upper area of Barcelona, around the axis marked by Santaló St. and Marià Cubí St., you find a zone full of bars and clubs. It is frequented by the university community of the city and also by older people looking for a chic atmosphere to relax and enjoy.
On the weekends, Indie rock meets mainstream pop in the area of Poblenou. Giant clubs and wide and spacious pubs, product of the industrial past of the district, provide a wide offer of alternative rock music that especially delight the youngest.
Dress codes & age restrictions
The atmosphere in Barcelona is pretty laid-back and bohemian, with a huge international and multicultural influence. The dress code is very relaxed, and you can get in many places dressed up casual, or even a bit provocative. However, there is a big no-go, and it is shorts and flip-flops outside of the beach area. Sneakers and running shoes are ok in some pubs and bars, but not in most clubs. As you never know where the night will lead you, you should try to wear dark shoes. To be safe, you should ask the staff of the hostel about the particular area or clubs you are heading to. They will be able to give you the best advice to make sure you get in the clubs you want to go.
Where to party after Barcelona?
- Take a bus or a fast speed train to Madrid, the capital of Spain.
- Take an overnight train or bus to Paris.
- Take a cheap flight to Berlin.
- If you enjoyed the liveliness of Barcelona, you would probably enjoy a visit to Dublin.