Staying in Albareda was such a great experience! The staff is super friendly! Everyone! They give you tips for your travel, they include you in all the activities, they take you to bars and night clubs, and they have a tapas dinner once a week.
The rooms are okay, they are clean and there's enough space for everyone.
The hostel is very near to Las Ramblas and to the piers, it's pretty cool because there's a lot of restaurants and stores.
The metro station is like 10 minutes walking from the hostel, and there are convenience stores nearby so you can buy your own food and prepare it at the hostel's kitchen.
Next time I'm in Barcelona, I'm definitely staying at Albareda Youth Hostel.