Hostel One Ramblas Hostel Review and Information

This hostel was THE BEST. The staff were super welcoming and helpful when it came to planning my days out in Barcelona. The dorm rooms were super clean and I loved that there were curtains!!!!! There was a free dinner prepared by staff members every night and it gave the opportunity to travellers to sit down and get to know each other before heading out to the clubs. I would recommend this hostel to anyone. Will definitely be coming back. - Hannah
Overall Rating
9.6
Beds Starting At $19.37

What sets them apart?

This is a popular party hostel with many activities during both the day and night. It's a smaller hostel with a family-like atmosphere, but because there are two sister hostels in the city, there's still a large and diverse crowd that hangs out together. You really get the personalized experience of staying at a small hostel with the benefits and amenities of a larger hostel. If you're looking to party and meet new people, then this is the hostel for you.

Who's staying here?

Most of the guests at this hostel are solo travelers who are in their early twenties. It's one of the most social hostels in Barcelona and everyone is looking to meet a new people, so it won't be long before you have a great group of friends to hang out with. If you're headed to Barcelona to explore the club scene and soak up the nightlife, then this is the place to stay.
  • Small Groups (<8)
  • Solo Travelers
  • Party Goers
  • Female Travelers
  • Young Backpackers

Insider Tip

Try to avoid the 8 person dorm as it's really a 16 person dorm divided by a partition and sliding door.

Hostel One Ramblas

This is one of three Hostel One hostels in Barcelona. It's a small hostel with a personal, family like atmosphere, but they often organize activities with the other two branches, so there's always a lot going on. This is one of the premiere party hostels in Barcelona and they plan activities day and night. From breakfast in the morning, to tours during the day, family style dinners in the evening and then drinking games and pub crawls late into the night, there's literally always something going on here.

This hostel is also all about the terrific staff. They're enthusiastic, diverse, international, and fun. They really mix in with the guests and give the whole hostel experience a family like vibe. This is the place to stay if you're looking for more than just a bed, but want the whole hostel experience.

The Facilities

Dorms
Dorm Bed $19.37
This hostel has 36 beds in total split between 6, 8, and 10 bed rooms. The 8 bed dorm is really more of a 16 bed room with a partition and sliding door separating them. The partition goes mid way up to the ceiling and the rooms share a light.

In general the rooms are large in size by European standards. Each bed has it's own curtain which provides privacy and the 8 and 6 bed dorms have "box beds" which provide a little more privacy. The mattresses are foam and each bed has a plug and a light.

The rooms are well air conditioned so you stay cool even on the warmest nights.
Bathrooms
The bathrooms are pretty standard at this hostel. They're deep cleaned daily with regular check ins to make sure things are up to standard. The showers are hot and the water pressure is decent.
Common Areas
This is a very social hostel and as such you'll always find people hanging out in the common areas. There's a common space downstairs where you'll find the shared kitchen, three sofas, and several tables where you can enjoy your food. This is where guests like to hang out and watch movies or just chill and cool off in the air conditioning. There's also a small seating area with a book exchange upstairs. Many guests prefer to hang out at the large rooftop terrace, particularly on a warm Mediterranean night. This is the perfect place to enjoy a cold drink and soak up the view.

The Location

El Raval
This grittier side of Barcelona is a mix of old and new. Here, hipster bars full of skateboarders merge with upscale restaurants with higher-end patrons. Something for everyone can be found here, and this section of town has a more real and authentic feel than some of the other touristy neighborhoods in Barcelona.
What's Nearby?
This hostel is conveniently located between the Sants-Montjuic and El Raval neighborhoods. It's about a five minute walk to the Barcelona Port and five minutes from Las Ramblas. The location is very central, as it is near many great bars, restaurants, and shops. It's half a mile from Placa Reial and about a mile from Plaza Catalunya. It's also close to the famous Apolo Theatre and Apolo Nightclub. If you want to head to the beach, that's about a twenty to thirty minute walk away.
Nearby Transportation
Public transportation is a great way to get around Barcelona and this hostel is conveniently located just a few minutes from Paral-lel Metro Station. This is on Lines 3 and 2. It's also the lower terminal of the Funicular de Montjuic. Plaza Catalunya, with its many transportation connections, is just 3 metro stops away, and from here you can get around or out of Barcelona easily.

Activities

This hostel is all about the activities and the staff makes sure there's always something fun going on, day or night. Wake up to a filling breakfast (for a small price) and then head out to explore Barcelona on a walking tour. These tours are a bit informal are relaxed and they are the perfect time to meet other guests. Then, group dinners are served (FREE!) every night around 9 pm. It's usually a vegetarian meal that's simple but filling. Then the fun picks up with drinking games before everyone heads out for the nightly pub crawl where you'll get free admission into some of the city's most fun clubs.

This hostel is small, but they often meet up with the other two branches of the same chain, so you'll meet a wide variety of people. You'll definitely never be bored here.
  • Local Walking Tours
  • Pub Crawls
  • On-site Parties
  • Group Dinners

Amenities

In addition to the free dinners and discounts to clubs, this hostel has all of the standard amenities including laundry facilities, wi-fi, travel information, security lockers, and air conditioning. Breakfast is served every morning for a small price and luggage storage is available.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast (Paid)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Bike Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Reading Light
  • 24 Reception
  • Board Games
  • Bed Linens
  • Security Lockers
  • City Maps
  • Discounts & Coupons

Staff

This hostel is all about the fantastic staff. They organize the activities, they keep things clean and running smoothly, and they make sure the atmosphere is fun and lively. The staff really seems to enjoy hanging out with guests and helping them fall in love with Barcelona. There's always something going on here, and that's because of the high energy and friendly attitudes that the employees bring to the place. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions or concerns, they are there to help.

Heads Up

This is a party hostel, so late nights and drinking games are encouraged. If that's not your style, then this probably isn't the place for you. The staff are fun and work hard, but like any hostel, they sometimes get a bit behind on the cleaning. Just let them know if there are any concerns and they'll address them immediately.

Hostel One Ramblas

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