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Calle Salva 62, 08004 Barcelona Spain
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#17 of 1 156 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
The relatively new Hostel One Paralelo opened in 2011 and has received very high ratings from our reviewers ever since. Our guests say the 'cool, friendly and family', with attentive, friendly staff and clean, new and comfortable beds. It's located near Paral·lel metro station, 'super close and convenient to the centre of Barcelona', within walking distance of Placa d'Espanya, La Rambla, Placa Reial and more. We like their free nightly dinners, made by the staff and designed to create a communal family atmosphere. Close Our custom-designed hostel features thick, comfy mattresses, instant and long-lasting 24hr hot water, bright rooms with windows, free Wi-Fi and computers where you can upload your memory cards. We have a fully-equipped kitchen at your disposal. Even better than that is our sunny patio with Jacuzzi and BBQ to rest and chill out from this crazy city. Our TV gets most sports events, from English premier league to NFL, plus a load of new movies. But what will make the difference is our staff - a mixture of residents and travellers with different backgrounds that are happy to help you sort out whatever you need. Between us we've got a maniacal attention to music, improvised Spanish- and Italian-style dinners, BBQs and crazy and innovative outdoor activities so you can discover our city from a new point of view. Feel at home far from home!!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian


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Grade: 100 out of 100
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Alexandre B wrote a review Nov 2021
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Wonderful hostel with magical staff. The place to have great party in Barcelona and be able to meet people from all around the world with the feeling of being with a family. Caroline is here to make your stay the more enjoyable possible. Everything just felt right there... Thanks for everything 😊
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
davide b wrote a review Nov 2020
Crotone, Italy5 contributions9 helpful votes
How can we get a refefund for a direct booking at the Hostel one Paralelo? It has been cancelled few weeks before the check in and according to the terms we should receive the 100% back. Since March, we are not able to receive an answer from the Hostel. Thanks for any help
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Date of stay: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
PaulBejczy wrote a review Feb 2020
Nijmegen, The Netherlands43 contributions31 helpful votes
By now, I’ve stayed at more than 100 hostels, across 4 different continents, which is why I’m usually rather critical on reviews. I can, however, confidently say that Hostel One Paralelo is one of the best, if not the best, hostels I’ve ever stayed at. I truly felt at home at this place and only being able to hang out there once again would be enough reason for me to book another flight to Barcelona. Simona, Baptiste, Gesa, Tessa, Alex, Lea and all the rest, you’re legends, and you will be missed!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
JarwinMaurice wrote a review Sep 2019
Nambour, Australia19 contributions11 helpful votes
I was travelling through barcelona on my trip through europe and stayed at this hostel for 2 nights. From the moment i walked in, the nice guy ( sorry name slipped my mind) was so inviting and told me all about the hostel. there other travellers there were so welcoming, really social hostel, great activities each night if you like partying, free dinner which is awesome and the hostel is close to alot of little tapas bars and within walking distance to major attractions (otherwise just get metro). would definetly reccomend, especially to solo travellers
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
nikkijonas wrote a review Sep 2019
Toronto, Canada82 contributions69 helpful votes
Stayed here solo, the staff are incredible and get to know you. They treat you like family with the family dinners and play drinking games with you. The only downside is that it seems like a male dominated hostel lots of guys and the location isnt so safe for this reason I wouldn’t stay again. Also it’s overpriced for what you get
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Traveller2334 wrote a review Sep 2019
25 contributions16 helpful votes
After travelling for months on end and staying at countless hostels, I have to say this is one of the very best!! the hostel has a good location (close to a street of exceptional tapas, not far from la ramblas, supermarkets close, metro 5 min walk away, ect...) the security is good (code to enter front door, 24 hour reception and lockers in every room). Wifi strong all over hostel, very very clean!!! Beds brilliant - have curtains for privacy, very stable, couldn’t feel when the person above/below you moved or got up!! All the basic facilities were great. But the very best thing was easily the atmosphere!! If you’re looking for a social hostel THIS IS IT!! The staff are beyond incredible - they’re SO SO welcoming and genuinely friendly. Shoutout specifically to Rio, Baptiste and Mauro!! Whilst they were super helpful and inclusive, they also blended in with the guests and didn’t act with authority. The free dinners every night (tips welcome if you want but not forced) were a great way to meet people and were followed by drinking games (predominantly pizza box and drinking jenga which were SO much fun!) super inclusive, fun, social atmosphere, filled with lots of laughs!!! occasionally got free sangria, jungle juice, chips and chocolate biscuits for free after dinner too!! you left for a different bar and club every night which was free entry with the hostel. you aren’t forced to go out and party but most people did. daily activities were also good. genuinely felt sad leaving this place! made some super good friends that I’ll definitely keep in touch with!! overall a great hostel to party and be social with lots of additional freebies! 100000% worth it!! THANK YOU HOSTEL ONE PARALELO FOR EVERYTHING!! I will be back :))))
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Rachel H wrote a review Jun 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Had the best time at Hostel Paralelo. The staff and free activities/dinner made it feel like home as soon as I walked in, and as the hostels are quite small it definitely had a family vibe. Heaps of other young solo travellers meant it was so easy to meet people and make new friends. Had friends I met in Sevilla that ended up also staying at the same hostel in Barcelona while I was there. Nights out were also super fun but still had a chill vibe to them. Definitely staying again!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Yitzy Fink wrote a review Jun 2019
Israel5 contributions1 helpful vote
First off the property is extremely neat and clean. Each bed comes with an outlet (or two) next to your pillow, a think curtain for privacy, and a night light. The staff is Amaaaazing!!! They are super sweet and always ready to help. Free dinner together is super fun plus always really tasty. Book your stay today!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Christine T wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions
This is definitely a social hostel!! The people who work here are incredibly friendly and social! You will feel like you’re with friends. I was traveling alone in Barcelona but loved talking with staff. I ended up extending a few more nights than anticipated. Great for a younger age—mid 20s because they go out every night. But also great for everyone as they have day tours too and daily dinner.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Vishal Kumar wrote a review Apr 2019
2 contributions
I had a great time here. The daily activities are great and allow you to explore the city with a guide and with people from the hostel. The rooms are comfortable and clean and allow for privacy. Everyone working at the hostel was also really warm and friendly, as well as accommodating whenever something was needed. A special shoutout to Jo, Audrey, and Francesca who were working while I was there!
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Date of stay: April 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Very good for solo travel as you meet a ton of people.
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US$120 - US$406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaSants-Montjuíc / El Poble Sec
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel One Paralelo
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel One Paralelo?
Nearby attractions include Bizarre Escape Room (0.2 km), Bitter Cocktail Bar (0.5 km), and Domino Bar (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel One Paralelo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel One Paralelo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Xiloka, Spice Cafe, and Lascar 74.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel One Paralelo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel One Paralelo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (1.9 km), Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (5.0 km), and Ciutat Vella (1.2 km).