My daughter is currently attending a studies aboard program in Toledo. She is looking to travel to Barcelona for a few days in mid June and is looking for an inexpensive (but safe and clean) hostel in somewhat of a close proximity to the beach. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Check out http://generatorhostels.com/en/destinations/barcelona/ or http://www.urbanyhostels.com/urbany-barcelona/urbany-barcelona-hostels both are a fairly short bus hop from the beach.
These 3 hostels are all in the Gothic Quarter with all its night time party action, and an easy work to Barceloneta beaches. Good article in the Guardian UK from June 2011.