We all know Barcelona is a very popular city for millions of people deciding to visit the coastal Spanish metropolis every year. For this reason, whether you have lived here or are just passing through, you have probably noticed the huge amount of hostels you can find. There are too many to know where to start looking. While having a variety of accommodation is useful, when it comes to making a decision for yourself, or to recommending a place to a friend, it can be a bit crazy.
After being in Barcelona for a while now, we would like to give you two hostel recommendations, both centrally located in the heart of Barcelona.

The first option we have for you is Sleep Green Barcelona, the Certified Eco Youth Hostel. (http://sleepgreenbarcelona.com/)

So, why do we like it so much?

This hostel was built with a different concept. They are basing their business on a strong Environmental Policy, consisting of 8 action steps:

  1. Renewable Energy – 100%
  2. Light Bulbs – Only LED
  3. Appliances – A+++
  4. Water – System designed for minimizing consumption
  5. Recycling – Easy and accessible
  6. Products – Biodegradable cleaning products + recycled paper
  7. Inform – Guests participating in this goal
  8. Training – Staff training

Sounds good, right? But this is not all. Sleep Green is the first urban youth hostel in Spain that was awarded with the EU Ecolabel in recognition of its commitment to sustainable tourism and protection of the local environment. (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel/)

The second hostel we have selected is Alternative Creative Youth Hostel (http://alternative-barcelona.com/ ). Just across the street from Sleep Green, this hostel offers a chilled-out vibe and the perfect environment to meet like-minded travelers from all over the world!

Here are some reasons to give it a try:

  1. Central location – just 100m from Plaça Catalunya
  2. 24hr reception
  3. Air conditioning
  4. Comfortable beds
  5. Free lockers
  6. Fast WIFI
  7. Free tea, coffee, and cookies
  8. Friendly staff

The reception staff at Alternative have a wealth of knowledge about the best things to do and places to go in Barcelona. Whether you need a brunch recommendation or want to know where has the best live music, all you have to do is ask!

If you or your visitors need short-term accommodation in Barcelona, we believe these two hostels are worth checking out!