At our Hostel in Barcelona we know that Barcelona is the city Modernism and Gaudi, a Mediterranean city with long beaches, a city with more than 3,000 years of history, with many monuments and museums, a vibrant nightlife and one of the great capitals of fashion and design. All this is what those who visit the city want to discover, wether they stay at our Hostel in Barcelona or at another accommodation.
But our Hostel in Barcelona has other proposals. Because maybe you'd like to discover a different Barcelona, away from clichés and musts for all tourists. Today we are going to propose a different and scaring tour: The Barcelona Ghost Walking Tour .... Do you want to take a walk around some places in the city where people who were supposed to be dead suddenly appeared? Do yant to know about some of the darkest legends of the city? Mysterious corners where some paranormal fact happend long time ago and nobody has ever been able to explain it? Great! We recommend the tour "Barcelona Ghost Walking Tour"
It is a night walk, for about an hour and a half, through the El Born, La Ribera and Gotic quarters. An experienced guide, who knows most of the bizarre events that have happened in the city, will lead the expedition. The tour guide will explain your stories of witchcraft, spells or shocking events that have happened in places that are you'll be visiting along your walk. Who knows if something sinister will happen again during the walk, because ... Who can be sure that nothing's gonna break your peaceful tour? What do you think? Do you dare?
Barcelona Ghost Walking Tours are organized once or twice a week both in English or Spanish. They start at 9.30 PM in the Arc de Triomf and end after 90 minutes close to Santa Maria del Mar. They may include dinner in a haunted restaurant (with paranormal prices, according to the organization).
The price is 16 €, and the next one is scheduled on Sept, the 3rd. (in English). So if you're staying next week at our Hostel in Barcelona and you want to discover a different Barcelona this is your chance.
By Metro, you have the Clot / Aragó Station at a 5 minutes walking distance from our Hostel in Barcelona: Take line 1 (Fondo / Hospital de Bellvitge) and get off at Arc de Triomf stop (3 stops). It will take you five minutes to get from our Hostel in Barcelona to the Arc de Triomf ....
Because some things happen once in a lifetime, maybe you won’t have another chance. The Tomatina is the craziest spanish fiesta, the biggest tomato fight in the world. It will be held on August, 25th, and Barcelona Urbany Hostel will take you there on a day-trip. Wether you're at our Barcelona Hostel next week or you're looking for a Hostel to attend the Tomatina, book your ticket now!
It is a festival quite simply crazy. Each year, on the last Wednesday of August, thousands of partygoers plunge themselves in a tradition that has lasted for 64 years. Pepople come from everywhere, foreign tourists and spanish people from other cities meet on Bunyol, a little Valencia village, just to feel and live through one of the best festivities in the world!
The Tomatina is a tomato fight where a crowd of about 30.000 people gather in the main square village to throw each other tons and tons of tomatoes. What does it take to celebrate the Tomatina? ... a lot of tomatoes, many people and being eager to have lots of fun!
What’s the point? you may wonder… Who cares! Suspend reason and good sense and just throw yourself into the orgiastic, tomato melee! Get involved!
The Tomatina rules? It is absolutely forbidden to bring or throw bottles or other objects that could hurt other people. You must not tear t-shirts. Crush your tomatoes before throwing them. At the sound of the 2nd banger you must stop throwing tomatoes. And that’s it!!
You can not miss it out, that´s why Barcelona Urbany Hostel organizes a day trip to Bunyol, the Tomatina´s town. We cannot make the party to be held in Barcelona, so we’ll take you to Bunyol on a day-trip. The price?
40€ the single ticket, which includes transportation, guiding and of course, the Tomatina.
50€ the special ticket, which includes transportation, guiding, picnic menu, a special-design Barcelona Urbany-Tomatina T-shirt and of course, the Tomatina.
Fill the form below and get in touch with us to buy your ticket!
Tomorrow it will start the big party of the Gracia Quarter in Barcelona, the "Festes de Gràcia". Come to best Hostel in Barcelona, the Barcelona Urbany, and enjoy one of the most popular and entertaining events that are held in the city. It's a Barcelona classic summer feast with activities scheduled throughout the day and night. You'll find workshops, exhibitions, food, wines or typical products markets, crafts and lots of live music, with concerts in various stages across de quarter. Most activities and events are free, perfect for Backpackers staying at our Hostel in Barcelona!
And if you were not planning to come, think about it, you'll find an original and different festivity. Stay at our Hostel in Barcelona and enjoy it!. We suggest yoy to take a walk on the Gracia Quarter and feel the tradition of some of the oldest festivals in the city. Balconies are decorated and you'll breath the party everywhere.
But not only attending the events or concerts is the most interesting of the Gracia Quarter feast, but there is another reason that makes them a must: the decoration of the streets. Take a walk through the maze of narrow streets of Gracia and sink into the dream worlds to where some of the decorations will take you: a forest, the sea, an enchanted castle ...
Stay at Barcelona Urbany, the best Hostel in Barcelona, and enjoy the Festes de Gracia: see that the streets are full of people, tourists and locals coming from everywhere in the city. Discover typical Catalan traditions and shows: the correfocs, the parades of giants and big heads or the castellers.
At night, the streets are filled with concerts and live music in several venues all around the quarter. And at the end of concerts, bars and nightclubs remain open exceptionally until later because of the Festes de Gracia.
We strongly recommend you visit the Verdi street, the Providence street, the Joan Blanques street and the Mozart street, they are the most famous for their extraordinary decorations.
For the major events, they will be held at Plaça de Rius i Taulet and Plaza del Sol
If you want to see the full program of events and schedules, click here. (only available in catalan)
Take the line C1-Badalona / L'Hospitalet del Llobregat of RENFE at the El Clot-Arago station, 5 minutes walking distance from our Hostel in Barcelona, and after two stops, get off at Plaça Catalunya. From there take the metro line L3-Zona Universitària / Canyelles and after 3 stops get off at Fontana Station. You will be in the heart of Gracia, enjoy it!
If you stay this week in Barcelona Urbany, one of the best Hostels in Barcelona, you can enjoy the Barcelona Summer Week. The city is again the epicenter of electronic music with one of the most renowned events in the techno, electronics and house scene: the Barcelona Summer Week. From 4 to 8 August, one of the most innovative festivals is taking place, with the best DJs in the world, both established artists and new values.
The DJ Sessions and events will take place during the day and night on different stages located throughout the city of Barcelona. So from 4 to 8 August, if you're staying in one of the Hostels in Barcelona, do not miss it out: at any time you can attend any of the events that have been scheduled.
Where in Barcelona?
The Sant Jordi Club, next to the Palau St Jordi, several of the trendiest nightclubs in the city and ... the best areas, the beaches! Note that to attend to the events that will be held at the Sant Jordi Club and nightclubs, you must buy tickets: prices from 10 € to 35 €, although there are special discounts if you buy tickets to attend events for two days. You have more information and links to the websites where to buy tickets on the official website of the festival: www.barcelonasummerweek.com
But the best news for Backpackers who stay at the Hostels in Barcelona is that some of the scheduled events will be held on the beach, and the entrance is free!
Tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday August 5th, at the Chiringuito del Bogatell, there will be held the Barcelona Summer Week Beach Parties ... and they are both for free! Music, sand, sun and sea ... Fresh, perfect for summer and people Backpacking in Barcelona and staying at Hostels in Barcelona. DJ Sergio Perez and Felix Jr, sessions, among others. Dance and house music from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm both days. Good price and good atmosphere ... perfect for those staying at Urbany, one of the best Hostels in Barcelona!
How to reach the Chiringuito del Bogatell from Barcelona Urbany ?
Take the RENFE line C1-Badalona / L'Hospitalet del Llobregat at El Clot-Arago, station, at a 5 minutes walking distance from Urbany. Get off at Arc de Triomf -1 stop-. From there, take bus line 41-Pl. F. Macia / Diagonal Mar at the Trafalgar, 58 bus stop. Get off after 11 stops in Calvell Pg-Parc del Poble Nou.
Are you going to stay this weekend in our Barcelona Youth Hostel? From here we suggest you some activities ... for free!
The light, music and water show in the Magic Fountain of Montjuic. In a majestic environment, the Avenida Maria Cristina, and throughout the summer, a visual spectacle, full of color and in the open air is held every half hour from Thursday to Sunday, from 8:00 pm to 12:00 pm. You can enjoy a different event, fresh and surprising.
Take the metro line L1-FONDO / HOSPITAL DE BELLVITGE at the Clot Station and get off after 9 stops at Pça. ESPANYA Station. It will take you 12 minutes to get there.
Our Barcelona Youth Hostel also recommends you Loft is in the Air, a peculiar and perticular exhibition that will remain open in Barcelona until Sept. 30th.
This is an exhibition of the works of several renowned artists and new promises of art in Barcelona, which encompasses various disciplines of art: graffiti, sculpture, painting, design, video, picture ... All artists will present their latest works and some of the works that have become a benchmark in their respective fields. An exhibition located in a different and exceptional environment.
Take the Metro L1 Fondo / Hospital de Bellvitge in the Clot Statio, 200 meters from our Barcelona Youth Hostel. Get off at Marina Station (two stops). Take the bus line 6 at the stop Pont de Marina-Almogàvers and get off after 4 stops at Ciutat de Granada-Ptge Mas de Roda.
Tonight we'll have the chance of enjoying the opening ceremony of the European Athletics Championship Barcelona 2010. It's going to be an exceptional event for 90 minutes led by one of the founders of La Fura dels Baus, whose shows we've always admired in our Youth Hostel in Barcelona. The ceremony promises to be a great event, a special performance, attractive and innovative with water as the central axis, accompanied by music specially composed for the occasion, dance and acrobatics. There will also be held a big parade with all the athletes.
The event takes place on the Avenida Maria Cristina, next to Pça. Espanya, the Magic Fountain of Montjuic central axis. It stats at 10:00 pm. The ceremony can be followed by four giant screens installed along Avenida María Cristina, and when finished, will host a concert by the group La Troba Kung-Fu, in the Plaza de l'Univers ... And best of all, it is completely free, great for Barcelona Backpackers tonight staying at our youth hostel in Barcelona!
How to get there from our Youth Hostel in Barcelona?
Take the Metro the fastest option. The station is at 5 a minutes walking distance from our Youth Hostel in Barcelona.
Take the metro line L1-FONDO / HOSPITAL de BELLVITGE at the Clot Station and get off after 9 stops, at ESPANYA low. It will take 12 minutes to arrive.