Casa Gracia: a youth hostel full of charm in Barcelona
Want to stay at a hostel with a unique, friendly feel and truly local charm, all for a very reasonable price? Try the Casa Gràcia!
metro: Diagonal (L3 L5)
Passeig de Gràcia 116
from 25 euros per person
for its quirky décor
Arriving at the Casa Gracia is like being welcomed into a big family house, where each generation has left its mark on the interiors.
Located at the crossroads of Avinguda Diagonal and Passeig de Gracia, the hostel is very close to key tourist sites, to the most vibrant quarters and to shopping areas. Shopaholics beware: there really are shops everywhere…
Rooms at Casa Gracia
Check-in is from 2pm, and you’ll need to leave by noon on the day of departure.
Light, airy and pretty spacious, the dorms sleep 6. There’s not much in the way of storage, but there’s enough space for everyone’s belongings. The tasteful décor creates a relaxing and restful atmosphere. Most of the dorms have their own bathroom.
En suite rooms, or “suites”
Private rooms are also available, sleeping from 2 to 6, and are ideal for those wishing to combine the privacy of a hotel room with the social side of a youth hostel. The rooms are spacious and light and each has its own bathroom, offering all the comfort you’d expect from a hotel, plus access to the hostel’s shared kitchen and common room.
Super-suites: private bathroom and jacuzzi
The hostel has recently introduced double rooms with their own jacuzzi, known as “super-suites”.
Prices at Casa Gracia
A night in the dorms in low season will cost from €25 per person, going up to €30 pppn in high season. All prices include breakfast.
Private rooms cost from €100 to €140 per night (including breakfast), depending on the dates of your stay.
Public areas at Casa Gracia
The huge kitchen, which opens onto the dining room, has just been redecorated. The bottle-green tiles and the long wooden refectory table give a definite “family” feel to the place.
The dining room is light and spacious, and opens out onto a terrace – perfect in summer!
On top of all that, you get access to the sitting room and library, with their leather sofas and armchairs – the perfect spot for a quick evening drink before setting out for some nocturnal exploration of the city centre.
Reception is open 24/7, and they’re happy to look after your bags for you if you arrive early or if you’re leaving after checkout time.
The whole hostel is equipped with heating and air conditioning, and towels are available free of charge.
Little extras at Casa Gracia
- The hostel has its own restaurant. They offer international cuisine made with local ingredients and at a good price.
- The hostel organises free guided visits after breakfast – just sign up in advance at reception. A great way of discovering the city whilst meeting new people.
- Each week, the hostel organises different activities for its guests, such as concerts, exhibitions or, for that matter, anything else.
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Laureen has written many articles for Barcelona Top Travel Tips. An intrepid traveller with an artistic bent, she loves the feeling of freedom found in the Catalan capital. Her favourite job during her placement with us was testing some of the city's incredible bars and restaurants. It's a hard job, but somebody has to do it... ;-)