St. Christopher’s – Great party hostel, cheap food and drinks in the bar. Central to Plaza Catalunya
Itaca Hostel – Quieter hostel with balconies overlooking the streets near the Gothic quarter, near the Barcelona Cathedral. Short walk to the beach, away from Las Ramblas.
Hostel One Gaudi – Staffed by travelers from all over, this friendly hostel is well situated near Parc Guell and provides a great relief from the tourist swells of Las Ramblas and Barceloneta.
Opium – More upscale club located on the beach of Barcelona. Pro-tip, you can get on the guest list online for free ahead of time and avoid cover. Also make sure to get a stamp to head out onto the beach, you can grab a cheap beer from one of the locals and avoid the pricey drinks in the club.
Apolo – This massive popular club in Barcelona has something for everyone. Upstairs features some top 40/classic rock type music with a dance floor and seating. For the true partiers, you can head downstairs to check out the rave like atmosphere complete with laser lights and DJ’s.
Carrer Del Comte d’Urgell – Street full of locally visited Tapas bars much cheaper than on Las Ramblas and ideal for a taste of the local cuisine.
Paradiso – Upscale cocktail bar hidden in the back of a Pastrami shop. See if you can find it for yourself.