This was our room, in yes, a hostel in Barcelona! We visited Barcelona during the beginning of high season and given we were staying in Europe for 3.5 weeks, a combination of factors came into play--including budget. The Gracia neighborhood of Barcelona is a popular one, with lots of cafes, tapas restaurants, the Segrada Familia and beach within walking distance and, of course, night life! While I wouldn't normally consider a hostel, Generator Hostel allows you to select the choice of a private room, private bath and balcony all at a cost cheaper than a hotel or apartment. Laundry facilities are also within the property.
As you can see the bathroom is colorful; our balcony was a large one with two chairs. The power outlets are not compatible with anything you use in the U.S.A. so make sure you purchase a converter that is compatible with the configuration pictured below.
As we stepped out of Barcelona's baggage claim area, you could see Taxi's lined up. Once in town, we walked everywhere. The only time we used Uber was when it was time to head back to the airport weeks later in London when our summer vacation ended. More detail in posts to come.