At present count, there are more than 75,000 hotel and hostel beds in Barcelona with just shy of 150 hostels popping up on a Hostelworld search in the city. That is a lot to choose from, and choosing which one to stay at is an understandably overwhelming task which can seriously impact your time in one of Spain’s biggest tourist hotspots. Cue Yeah Hostel.
Hostels overall have stepped up their games in recent years and Yeah Hostel has followed suit. Dubbing itself a luxury hostel, Yeah doesn’t just give you a comfy place to crash after a day and a night out on the town.
Let’s start with the basics. Dorm rooms boast custom (read: comfy) bunk-beds. That means no shaking when your bunkmate climbs in and out of bed at night. Plus, you’ll get your own locker, just underneath your bed (you’ll need to bring your own padlock or rent one), and your own in bed reading light. The dorms are either 4 or 6 bed rooms which are either all female or mixed gender. All dorm rooms have ensuite restrooms and showers. And, to top it all off, there is plenty of room to move about, no crammed bunks here, plus the rooms are pretty much sound proof and always very clean.
Once you’re ready to tear yourself out of your super comfy bed – after all, half the point of staying at a hostel is to meet other travelers – take a peek into the common areas. There’s an on premise restaurant and bar which is a perfect place to meet other people before heading out on the hostel organized bar crawl. But before all that, join for the nightly communal dinner which is a steal for just €10 and includes a starter, main, desert, and drink.
When you’re up in the morning, grab breakfast at Yeah for €3 before heading out to see all that there is to see, just out the front door. The world renowned Sagrada Familia is just a 15-minute walk away, the beach only a 10-minute metro ride, and the massively popular La Rambla walking street is only 5 minutes on the train. There are two metro stops easily accessible from Yeah Hostel – Diagonal and Verdaguer. But, if you’re not up to exploring on your own, or want to get your bearings before solo adventuring, join the hostel for a free walking tour to some of the top attractions in Barcelona.
Back at the hostel you can hang out in or by the pool. While the pool is only about knee deep, it’s a super refreshing way to cool off from the heat of the city, and not a very common amenity to find at hostels in the area. Plus there are plenty of bean bags around for a little post sangria siesta.
A few more nitty gritty details: Yeah Hostel is, thankfully, run by a 24-hour reception, meaning no lock outs or curfews. Towels are available for rent, as are hairdryers and padlocks. There is an elevator for easy accessibility and so you don’t have to lug your monstrous case up any stairs! And, if you have any issues, questions, or just want to chat, Yeah’s staff is very friendly and helpful and will be glad to point you in the right direction.
All in all, you’re not going to find many better budget options amongst the thousands of beds available throughout Barcelona. So why not make your life simple and just book a stay at Yeah Hostel already!
Oh, and once you’ve booked your stay, make sure to take a look at our Barcelona itinerary for suggestions on things to do in and around the city.