As far as hostels go, this one is pretty darn cool. Inout is set in the mountainous Collserola Natural Park, tucked between the trees and offering great views, food and a pool. The extremely affordable restaurant, which serves traditional Spanish cuisine, sprawls from inside to out (as you’d expect given the name), with the communal lounge area following the same vibe. Elsewhere amidst the 59 acres is a basketball and tennis court, football, a TV room and kitchenette. The bathrooms (private and shared) are clean and simple, like the rooms, which contain bunks. When you’re ready to explore, it’s 30 minutes into Barcelona by train (including the walk to the station) or a similar by car (parking is free at the hostel).
You don't have to max out your credit cards or take out a second mortgage to book a place to stay in Barcelona. From designer hostels to small, charming hotels, the options for accommodations in the Catalan capital are many and varied. And even better is that you needn't trek out to the sticks to get a good deal, as most of these spots are in central neighbourhoods. Have a look at our list of the best cheap hotels in Barcelona and save your euros for discovering all the things to do among this city's best of culture, entertainment and gastronomy.