No, this isn't about Euro 2012 (although, Viva la Roja!)
I'm studying in Spain right now, I'm on my third week and have three more weeks of class. After that, I have two weeks (July 3rd-16th) to travel. I need suggestions on places to go from people who've been to Spain before. If you're here right now, even better.
I'm trying to do it as cheaply as possible. I'm going to be looking around on couch surfing, and looking for cheap hostals and food. I have some money saved up though, so if something is worth it, I'm down.
I've thought about going to Pamplona for the running of the bulls, but I'm pretty opposed to the Spanish treatment of bulls with bull fights etc. so I don't really think that's my scene. I'd like to spend 5-7 days in Barcelona, any suggestions on cheap hostals?