Great atmosphere!! Staff always friendly ready to help you. Loved my experience will probably be going back. You can sit back and relax or go out and party. There's a free supper and a cheap breakfast for those on a budget. Perfect for those travelling alone!! Felt like a new home!! - Canadian
What sets them apart?
Hostel One Sants is one of the Hostel One chain of hostels located in Barcelona. It's a relatively small hostel that offers a great social atmosphere with plenty of activities and ways to meet other guests. Like the other Hostel One establishments, this place is all about the staff who organize pub crawls, group dinners, and all kinds of activities for guests to hang out and meet each other.
Who's staying here?
This is a social hostel that's great for people traveling alone. If you want to meet other travelers this is the place to do it. There are many activities available to guests and the hostel often meets up with the other hostels of the same chain in Barcelona. It's a great way to meet a diverse group of people who also want to have fun.
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Hostel One Sants
This hostel is a great option for travelers who want to meet others and have a fun experience in Barcelona. They're all about the activities, which start with daily breakfast (for a small price) and then walking tours through the city. During the evenings there are FREE group dinners, drinking games, and pub crawls. Guests here are always eager to get involved, the activities are fun and lively. It's not uncommon for the hostel to coordinate with its other sister hostels in the city, so there's a large diverse crowd to hang out with.
This hostel has dorms with three, four, or six beds each. They're basic rooms with bunk beds and firm mattresses. The furnishings are simple and the rooms themselves are a bit small, but most people hang out in the common areas and use the rooms only when they're sleeping. The air conditioning is pretty reliable and keeps the rooms cool at night, and the rooms are kept clean.
If you're traveling with a friend or as a couple, the twin rooms are a good option if you want a bit of privacy. They're also relatively basic, but you have a little space to yourself. Private rooms also use the shared bathrooms.
This hostel has shared bathrooms for the guests. They're kept clean and the showers are good with reliable hot water. They can get a bit crowded during peak times, but if you plan around this it won't be an inconvenience. Hair dryers are available, too.
The most popular place to hang out at this hostel is the rooftop terrace. It's the perfect spot to chill and enjoy the Mediterranean climate. The furnishings have a rustic vibe and many guests hang out here chatting after a busy day. There's a bit of shade and plenty of places to sit. There's also a few tables and some plants.
Another popular hangout spot is the large basement area. Here you'll find a pool table, television, and places to relax. You can watch Netflix, play a video game or just chill and play a board game with other guests.
Guests can also enjoy the shared kitchen, which has the basic supplies you might need to prepare a meal. This area is often very social during meal times.
The Sants and Montjuic neighborhoods sit to the south of the city center, and have easy access to everywhere in Barcelona via the Metro system. The Sants area is more residential, but still has plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops. Montjuic is a scenic hill overlooking the city, and offers a more quiet area that still has terrific access to all of the best sights in town.
This hostel is in a different part of town from many hostels in Barcelona. It's just a 20 minute walk from Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium, Montjuic and Plaza Espana. Montjuic is Barcelona's largest mountainous park and is well worth a visit. If you want to hit up some of the other tourist destinations you can easily hop on the metro and be in the Gothic Quarter in about 25 minutes.
Because of this hostel's location, you'll likely use the metro system a lot. The closest station is Badal, which is just a couple minutes' walk away. This station is on Line 5. The hostel is also just a ten minute walk from the airport bus stop where you can catch a bus to El Prat Airport (7.5 miles away). The main train station, Sants Station, is just a 15 minute walk away as well.
This hostel is all about the activities, most of which center around drinking. The staff keep things light and fun and there always seems to be something going on. There are walking tours during the day, which offer a basic overview of the area and help get you oriented to the city. There's a group dinner every night (for free!
) with decent food and fun people. This often leads into some drinking games and socializing before heading out to some of the city's coolest clubs.
This hostel has all the standard amenities including Wi-Fi, travel information, and laundry facilities. It also has a lot of entertainment options in the common areas, a shared kitchen where guests can cook food, and an elevator to access the rooms on the different floors.
This hostel is all about the staff. They're enthusiastic and fun and always organize events for the guests. The Hostel One chain makes it a point of hiring enthusiastic staff who are going to keep the atmosphere of the hostel social and lighthearted. They intermingle with the guests and sometimes it can be hard to tell who the guests are and who works their.
This hostel is fun and social with great common areas, but the dorm rooms are a bit cramped and small. They'd also benefit from a few more bathrooms, but if you plan accordingly and spend your time in the common areas like most guests, then you'll hardly notice.
Hostel One Sants
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