I stayed at hostels, at mixed dormitories, as part of my leave-your-comfort-zone-but-like-really-really-leave-it plan during my stay in Barcelona. And never had any problems as a solo female traveler. Even when I shared the room with 6 giant Canadian rugby players.
- Sant Jordi Hostel Rock Palace
The rooftop pool I mentioned at the beginning of this post belongs to Sant Jordi. It was my first time in such a place and I did not really know what to expect however Sant Jordi was way beyond my expectations. I stayed at a 8 person mixed dorm but there was plenty of space for everyone. Common areas are very well established and the hostel itself was really clean. Metro is really closeby but you can simply walk to attractions. They also have activities every night so if you are traveling alone, you do not need to worry about how to spend your evenings. There is also a 24/7 open market right next to it so you can get your munchies when you return back late at night.
- Backpackers BCN
Backpackers BCN is ideal for everyone who travels alone on a budget. Hostel itself is really small and it has a homy atmosphere. Its smallness makes it quite easy to meet with other travellers. It is very close to bus stop where you can catch a night bus to airport. So if you have an early morning like I did, you do not need to worry at all because there is a bus every 20 minutes.