Gracia’s charming atmosphere makes it a very attractive neighborhood to stay while visiting Barcelona. The name itself means “Grace”. Because it was a self-sufficient and independent community until the 20th century, Gracia has a very particular way of being. It is a lively district of Barcelona, with many bars and coffee shops populated by artists and creative people. Every year, during the month of August, Gracia organizes a five-day festival, in which its residents enter a competition for the most beautiful and well-decorated street.
If you are coming to Barcelona and wish to have a small taste of local traditions, Gracia is a great choice. And if your budget is running low, do not worry, for Gracia has some very nice and cheap hostels for those who travel without big luxuries.
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Jam Hostel Barcelona
Jam Hostel is characterized by its clean architecture and very stylish decoration. This eco-friendly hostel offers free wifi, yoga classes for 5€ and free access to board games, computers and books. Booking prices start at 15€.
Address: 38-42nd Montmany Street.
Close to Lesseps metro station (about three minutes walking), Residencia Erasmus is a very relaxed and colorful hostel located right in the center of Gracia. They have 107 rooms, all of them with free Internet and private bathroom. The rooms also have air conditioning, a desk, and TV. You can book a room at this hostel for about 18 euros.
Address: C/ Torrent de L’Olla 212-214.
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Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel
Located only 5 minutes away from La Pedrera this hostel combines a modern architecture with retro style decoration. They offer coffee and tea in the common areas and rooms have free wi-fi and air conditioning. You can choose between a private or a shared room (with 6 or 8 beds). Casa Garcia organizes several different activities such as live music and thematic nights. Prices start at 24 euros. It is slightly more expensive than the other two we mentioned in this article, but if you appreciate architecture and decoration, it is a price worth paying for.
Address: Passeig de Gracia, 116, Vila de Gracia.