Mediterranean Youth Hostel Hostel Review and Information

I highly recommend this hostel! Everyone is frendly, especially Philippe the clerk at the reception!! I will definitely stay there again! Wifi is very good, the rooms are clean and cold (love air conditioning) and the lockers really big! Over all 10/10 Thanks! - CanadianGirl
Overall Rating
9.4
Beds Starting At $16.01

What sets them apart?

The staff at this hostel is among the best. They're friendly and helpful, and customer service is top notch here. The hostel itself is in a residential area, so the surrounding neighborhoods are very safe and quiet. An extensive and convenient security system ensures you and your belongings are safe throughout your visit.

The hostel also hosts a variety of social activities, so the friendly vibe that's created by the staff follows you throughout your stay. Both the staff and guests at this hostel help to make it a welcoming, fun, and social place to spend your time.

Who's staying here?

This hostel has a chill vibe with a party side that comes out at night. Guests must be between the ages of 18 and 45 (16 if accompanied by an adult). Many guests take advantage of the social activities and pub crawls the hostel offers, but the environment is a bit more chill than party hard.

It's a great place for people traveling alone or in groups who want to meet other young travelers and take advantage of the city's nightlife scene.
  • Party Goers
  • Young Backpackers
  • Gap Year Travelers
  • Small Groups (<8)
  • Solo Travelers

Insider Tip

Try to stay on a lower floor as the air conditioning works better and the rooms are slightly nicer.

Mediterranean Youth Hostel

The Mediterranean Youth Hostel is a great place to stay if you're looking to meet other young travelers in a laid back setting. From the time you arrive, the staff make every effort to make sure this hostel is welcoming and inclusive of everyone. It's a fun place with a bit of a party vibe, but definitely not over the top "hard core" partying. It's removed a little from the main touristy parts of Barcelona, so you'll enjoy a more authentic location in a residential neighborhood that's quiet, safe, and comfortable, while still being very accessible to the metro.

The Facilities

Dorms
Dorm Bed $16.01
This hostel has four, six, and eight bed dorm rooms. The rooms are a bit basic and small, but no smaller than most other hostels in Barcelona. The beds are simple with no privacy curtain, and they're made of metal so you can expect them to be a bit squeaky. The security lockers are large and convenient and will easily fit your luggage. Many of the rooms don't have windows, but they're generally clean and comfortable. The air conditioning works great so you'll stay nice and cool at night.
Private Rooms
Private Room $92.00
There are a few private rooms available here, too. The price is a bit higher, but for a couple looking for a little space of their own, they're a good option. They still use the shared bathrooms, but the bedrooms are cleaned daily and have air conditioning.
Bathrooms
Each floor has two shared bathrooms. The bathrooms themselves are clean and the hostel provides shampoo and shower gel. There's also a hairdryer available. While the lights lights are on a timer (a bit annoying), perhaps the most unique part of the shower experience is the speaker system that plays music during your time in the shower.
Common Areas
The indoor common areas make a great place to lounge and socialize. Here you can find couches, a reading area, and a cinema screen with more than 200 channels. There is also a Blue-Ray player, movies, and a PlayStation available. If you're more interested in games, there is a foosball table and a pool table that's a bit dated but very functional.

The shared kitchen is open 24 hours a day and is equipped with two refrigerators, a microwave, an oven, toasters, free coffee, and more. There's also a dining area where you can enjoy your meals and talk with other guests.

If you want to soak up the Mediterranean sun, there's also an outdoor terrace.

The Location

Eixample
The Eixample neighborhood is where the old world charms of the Gothic Quarter merge into modern Barcelona. Here, many famous museums and attractions can be found, as well as plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, churches, and other sights. Public transportation in this part of town is very common, and the streets are laid out in an orderly fashion, so it's hard to get lost.
What's Nearby?
This hostel is located in a residential area, and this makes for a very quiet and safe setting for your time in Barcelona. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to walk to Las Ramblas and Placa de Catalunya, which is Barcelona's central square. From here you can find connections to almost any of Barcelona's main sites, attractions, or neighborhoods for nightlife. The hostel is also about a ten minute walk from Sagrada Familia. Near the hostel you'll find all of the conveniences you might need, including a cheap grocery store where you can pick up supplies to prepare your own meals.

Within a mile of the hostel you'll find Gaudi's Casa Batllo, Placa de Catalunya, Sagrada Familia, the Barcelona Cathedral, the Picasso Museum, La Boqueria Market, and Placa Reial.
Nearby Transportation
The hostel is conveniently located just around the corner from the Girona metro station (350 feet away), which is on Line 4. This line will take you directly to the beach in under ten minutes. The hostel is also about a 10 to 15 minute walk from Barcelona's main square, Placa de Catalunya, where you can find connections to anywhere in the city you might want to go. Passeig de Gracia station is about a ten minute walk from the hostel and this is where you can catch a train to the airport. Estacio del Nord Bus Station is a 15 minute walk away.

Activities

This hostel hosts all kinds of activities that make it easy to meet other guests. Whether you're traveling alone or with a group, there's always something going on where you can make some new friends. They offer nightly Mediterranean dinners for a reasonable price. These are a popular way to try some affordable food and meet other guests. There are occasionally cooking classes available as well. They also offer free walking tours of the city that leave every morning, plus pub crawls that head out every night to an awesome array of nearby bars and clubs.
  • Group Dinners
  • Local Walking Tours
  • Cooking Classes
  • Barbecues
  • Pub Crawls
  • On-site Parties

Amenities

This hostel has all of the standard amenities one would expect, including free wi-fi, security lockers, adapters, a book exchange, reading lights, and laundry machines. There's also a well stocked kitchen that guests can use, plus bike rental and parking. The hostel's security system is excellent, high tech, and convenient, so you can be assured you and your things are safe during your stay. There are also secure luggage rooms where you can leave your luggage for free if you arrive before check in or depart after checkout. A very simple breakfast of coffee and cereal is provided for a small price, as well as group dinners for an additional charge.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Bike Rental
  • Bike Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Security Lockers
  • Book Exchange
  • ATM
  • Tour/Travel Information Desk
  • Board Games
  • 24 Reception
  • Hair Dryers
  • Streaming TV Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Plug Adaptors
  • Towels
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Vending Machines
  • Elevator
  • City Maps
  • Keycard Access
  • Public Computers
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Bed Linens
  • Pool Tables / Foosball Tables
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

Staff

The staff members at this hostel are truly helpful and friendly and they go out of their way to make sure your stay is fun and comfortable. The tour guides are knowledgeable and entertaining, too. The reception staff speak both English and Spanish, and they can provide you with maps, travel information, and recommendations for the best places to eat and grab a drink.

Heads Up

This is a great hostel, but like anywhere, there are a few things you should consider before making your reservation. The location of this hostel isn't as central as many other hostels, so you'll likely end up taking public transportation to see the sights. The atmosphere of the hostel is fun and social, but it can get a bit loud at times, particularly because the walls seem a bit thin and the beds are a little squeaky. Still, this hostel offers a great combination of a fun and social atmosphere without over the top partying.

Mediterranean Youth Hostel

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