Where to stay in Barcelona? The best areas and places to stay

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Where to Stay in Barcelona: My Selection of the Best Accommodations

You’re going to visit Barcelona for your next trip and you’re looking for the best place to stay?

You’re at the right place!

Indeed, choosing the perfect accommodation can be tricky, especially if you have never been to Barcelona.

As I know Barcelona very well, I have compiled a list of the best hotels in Barcelona for you, sorted by neighborhood.

Whether you’re after a central hotel in the historic Barrio Gótico, the touristy Barceloneta, the picturesque Gracia district, or the green area of Montjuic, I’ve got you covered!

For each area, I will also tell you more about the best places to visit and nearby attractions.

With my recommendations, you can book your dream hotel in Barcelona right now and ensure an unforgettable trip!

And at the end of this article, you will also find my selection of budget hotels in Barcelona as well as my list of the best places to stay in Barcelona if you’re travelling with family.

So, where to stay in Barcelona as a tourist? (or for business!)

Let’s find out!

In the Gothic Quarter

The Barrio Gótico, along with the Born district, is part of the Ciutat Vella (Old Town in Catalan).

Here, the streets form a picturesque labyrinth of cobblestone alleys, where locals and tourists mingle: it’s a historic neighbourhood that’s also very lively and touristy, where you’ll find street musicians, art galleries, souvenir shops, and tapas bars.

This neighbourhood is ideal for relaxing with family or friends, in the little shaded squares in front of old churches that date back to the Middle Ages.

I recommend this neighbourhood for your stay in Barcelona:

  • If you’re passionate about history
  • To get lost in the maze of winding alleys
  • If you’re looking for a lively place to party and stay out late

The neighbourhood is the perfect spot to discover:

  • The Catedral de la Santa Creu, a magnificent Gothic cathedral that is the focal point of the area
  • Barcelona’s historic squares where there’s always something happening: Plaça Sant Jaume, Plaça Reial, and Plaça del Rei.
  • The MUHBA (the Museum of the History of Barcelona)

Here’s my selection of the best hotels in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

The Catalonia Catedral – from 210€

The highlight of this 4-star hotel is its location: situated right next to the Barcelona Cathedral (100 m), in the heart of the city and just minutes from Las Ramblas and Jaume I metro station.

It also offers optimal comfort with spacious, elegant, and fully-equipped rooms (flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi connection, mini-bar, air conditioning…). Guests also have access to a small terrace with a pool as well as a terrace with a Japanese garden, perfect for relaxing away from the tourist crowds on warm days!

It’s the insider tip for where to stay in Barcelona city centre.

Gothic Quarter Catalonia Catedral
Gothic Quarter Catalonia Catedral

Ohla Barcelona – from 325€

Halfway between Plaça Catalunya and the Barcelona Cathedral, between the Gothic Quarter and the El Born district, and 200m from the Urquinanoa metro station, Ohla Barcelona boasts an ideal location.

It’s not only stunning from the outside (you’ll often see groups of tourists photographing its façade!), but the interior too. Equipped with a gym, a sauna, and a rooftop pool with an unrivalled view of the city, this hotel in Barcelona is definitely my top pick.

The buffet breakfast is included (with gluten-free options). Other quality dining options are available: Ohla Boutique bar with its delicious cocktails, or the 3 gourmet restaurants run by Chef Romain Fornell offering Catalan cuisine and tapas.

An excellent choice for where to stay in Barcelona for sightseeing!

Gothic Quarter Ohla Barcelona Hotel
Gothic Quarter Ohla Barcelona Hotel

Hotel DO Plaça Reial G.L. – from 400€

Hotel DO Plaça Reial G.L. is ideally located on one of Barcelona’s most beautiful squares, Plaça Reial, close to Las Ramblas (5 mins from La Boqueria market) and less than 20 minutes from the beach.

The establishment is luxurious: spa and sauna, rooftop pool, spacious and stylish rooms decorated in a modern style… The view from the rooms is splendid. Plus, a quality breakfast is included, featuring homemade bread, local organic cheeses, and chef-made dishes on request.

This is my recommendation for a luxury stay in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona!

It’s the ideal hotel to stay in Barcelona for sightseeing on foot.

Gothic Quarter Hotel DO Plaça Reial GL
Gothic Quarter Hotel DO Plaça Reial GL

In El Born district

Like the Gothic Quarter, El Born is a former neighbourhood that has become hip and touristy. Among the cobblestone alleys and picturesque streets, you’ll find numerous tapas bars open late into the night, always bustling. Highly sought-after for its proximity to the centre and the beach, this area has relatively high prices, and I recommend booking your hotel in Barcelona as early as possible.

However, be careful not to confuse Born with Gotico. The vibe is totally different. More authentic, less touristy, Born is a great compromise between the perpetual buzz of Gotico and the tranquillity of other districts. It’s a really nice neighbourhood to stay in Barcelona.

I advise you to stay in this neighbourhood if:

  • You’re looking for a lively place
  • You love the picturesque atmosphere of old medieval towns
  • You want to try all kinds of tapas imaginable

Must-see places in the neighbourhood:

  • The Santa María del Mar church
  • The Picasso Museum
  • The Palau de la Musica, which you can visit and also hosts concerts
  • The Santa Catarina Market
  • The Park of the Ciutadella, very popular with locals when the good weather comes

Where to Stay in Barcelona’s El Born District?

Hotel Banys Oriental – Starting at 134€

The standout feature of this hotel is its location, right in the heart of El Born’s pedestrian streets, perfectly blending into the picturesque scenery with its 18th-century building.

The rooms come with balconies and are soundproofed so you can revel in the neighborhood’s buzz or enjoy peace and quiet if you prefer. The staff go out of their way to please, offering perks such as unlimited free chilled water bottles and a safe for your valuables.

Situated just a minute from Jaume I metro station, 4 minutes from the Cathedral, and 500m from Las Ramblas, it caters to travelers who appreciate convenience.

It offers great value for the price.

El Born District Hotel Banys Orientals
El Born District Hotel Banys Orientals

The H10 Port Vell 4* Sup – Starting at 153€

Located between El Born and Barceloneta, just 220m from Port Vell and 400m from Francia train station, this 4-star hotel is ideal for a relaxing holiday, with its rooftop terrace featuring a pool and view over Port Vell.

Rooms are equipped with everything you need and more: flat-screen TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, and Nespresso coffee machine…

A great tip for accommodations in Barcelona.

El Born District H10 Port Vell 4*
El Born District H10 Port Vell 4*

Deco Apartments Born – Starting at 239€

These elegant, balcony apartments are located 12 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from the Picasso Museum and Ciutadella Park. The chic decor combines traditional elements (stone walls and exposed beams) with modern facilities (state-of-the-art equipment, flat-screen TVs…).

The kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator allows you to prepare your own meals with ingredients bought at Santa Catarina Market. Unless you choose to dine at one of the many tapas bars nearby!

The best apartment choice in El Born district for complete independence!

It’s the ideal place to stay in Barcelona for a weekend or even 3 or 4 days.

El Born District Deco Apartments Born
El Born District Deco Apartments Born

In El Eixample District

Not without reason, Eixample means “expansion” in Catalan: El Eixample is the largest district of Barcelona, traditionally divided into two, Eixample Dret (Right Eixample) and Eixample Esquerra (Left Eixample), with Passeig de Gràcia considered as the dividing line.

The district is characterized by its grid-like streets and avenues and modernist architecture, featuring many Art Nouveau facades and the most famous works of Barcelona’s symbolic Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudí. A large district means a wide range of accommodations and varied rates!

So, you’ll be spoiled for choice if you’re looking to stay there.

You should stay in this Barcelona district:

  • If you are passionate about architecture (especially Art Nouveau style!)
  • For shopping, with everything from luxury brands to small local shops
  • For traveling around Barcelona using public transportation, with 4 metro lines covering the district

You can discover:

  • A significant part of the famous architect Gaudí’s work: Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà/Pedrera, and Casa Batlló
  • La Rambla Catalunya and its numerous tapas bar terraces
  • Passeig de Gracia

The Best Accommodations in El Eixample District

La Casa Gran B&B – Starting at 129€

A traditional Bed & Breakfast, La Casa Gran B&B is perfect if you’re looking for something affordable or modest. Ideally located on Diagonal Avenue, just 10 minutes from Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.

Breakfast is included and served in the communal dining/lounge area. Great for meeting new people if you’re traveling alone!

Buses and the metro are nearby and this lively area is full of numerous bars and restaurants.

El Eixample District Casa Gran B&B
El Eixample District Casa Gran B&B

The Sixtytwo Hotel – Starting at 254€

A boutique hotel set in a former residence of Spanish aristocracy, within a typical 19th-century building, the establishment is perfectly situated on Passeig de Gracia, right next to the Diagonal Avenue, a major Barcelona thoroughfare where lovers of furniture and decor, fashion, or tapas will find plenty to enjoy.

The hotel boasts 45 fully equipped rooms, some with views over Passeig de Gracia and facing Casa Batlló (situated right across from the hotel!), others overlooking the hotel’s Japanese style garden, for a more restful ambiance. The staff is attentive, welcoming you with small treats (bottle of rosé and biscuits).

El Eixample District Sixtytwo Hotel
El Eixample District Sixtytwo Hotel

The Almanac Barcelona – Starting at 329€

The Almanac Barcelona is very centrally located, halfway between Plaça Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia, less than 10 minutes from Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.

Nestled in a traditional building, it offers its guests a bar, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop panoramic terrace, as well as a gym, steam room/sauna, and a relaxation room, ensuring relaxation no matter the season!

The rooms are spacious and luxurious, with a seating area and an elegant bathroom featuring marble sinks and a walk-in shower. Breakfast is included in the room price.

It’s the hotel to stay at in Barcelona for a romantic getaway.

El Eixample District Almanac Barcelona
El Eixample District Almanac Barcelona

In Barceloneta District

Barceloneta is the beach district, ideal if you’re heading to Barcelona in the summer (and if you don’t mind the crowds!).

Once a fishing quarter, Barceloneta has lost none of its charm. Highly popular with tourists, especially in summer, the area boasts high prices. Aside from the beaches, there are few tourist sites in this zone, but it is situated close to Ciutat Vella.

I recommend this district:

  • If you love seafood and want to try various Catalan specialties made with fish and shellfish
  • If you’re in Barcelona during the summer
  • To relax on the beach, whether in summer or winter
  • For biking along the beaches, right up to the Forum
  • For taking the cable car that leads to Montjuic hill
  • To be close to the Old Town but in a calmer setting

You will discover in Barceloneta:

  • The seafront and its paella restaurants
  • The iconic W Hotel, shaped like a sailboat sail, reflecting the blue sky of Barcelona beautifully
  • The brand-new Maremagnum shopping center
  • Barceloneta Park

Staying in Barceloneta District

Hotel 54 Barceloneta – from 161€

This 3-star hotel, decorated in a modern style, is ideally located 3 minutes from the beach and boasts a terrace with a view of the port, in an area full of great seafood restaurants.

It’s the ideal hotel to enjoy the Barceloneta district!

Rooms are well-lit, air-conditioned, with Wi-Fi connection and a smart TV.

Barceloneta District Hotel 54 Barceloneta
Barceloneta District Hotel 54 Barceloneta

Pullman Barcelona Skipper – from 239€

A 5-star hotel located 3 minutes from the beach, the Pullman Barcelona Skipper is situated at the border between Barceloneta and the Olympic Port.

Modern, with two pools, one of which is on the rooftop terrace, and several bars offering innovative cocktails, it will charm travelers seeking relaxation.

Near the hotel, you’ll find Ciutadella Park and Barcelona Zoo, perfect for a family outing in Barcelona.

Barceloneta District Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Barceloneta District Pullman Barcelona Skipper

The W Barcelona – from 363€

No selection of hotels in Barcelona is complete without the iconic W Hotel, which alone shapes the landscape of the district and even the city!

If you want to be at the heart of Barceloneta, the best way is to stay there.

Very stylish, located almost on the beach, it features a spa, two pools, and most importantly, a magnificent view of the vast Mediterranean Sea and the Catalan coast.

The rooms are luxurious and come with numerous gadgets (lounge chairs, iPod docking station…). Be sure not to miss the hotel’s gourmet restaurants, the BRAVO24, The WAVE, the ECLIPSE bar on the hotel’s roof serving unforgettable cocktails, or the SALT beach bar and its innovative burgers.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to stay in the most famous hotel in Barcelona and book your stay now!

Undoubtedly the best place to sleep in Barcelona!

Barceloneta District W Barcelona
Barceloneta District W Barcelona

In Olympic Port District

The Olympic Port district was revamped for the 1992 Olympic Games, making it a modern and lively area. Tourists appreciate it for its seafood restaurants and the contrast it offers between modernity and tradition. Very lively, it is also very popular with the younger crowd, with numerous bars and nightclubs.

The Olympic Port district is ideal:

  • For strolling along the port
  • To savor a delicious paella with your feet in the water
  • If you like going out and partying
  • For sunbathing at the beach

In Olympic Port district, you can discover:

  • The marina
  • The Gran Casino Casino

Where to Stay in Barcelona in Olympic Port District?

The ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell – from 116€

Like all hotels in the Ibis Styles chain, this one focuses on comfort and is ideal for families. It offers a private parking, a play area and ping-pong tables, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar, and provides bicycle rental services.

Breakfast is included and very comprehensive.

The hotel is located in a rather quiet area, a 15-minute walk from the beach, 900m from the Olympic Port, and 50m from the subway.

A sure value and an excellent quality/price ratio for families looking for accommodation in Barcelona!

Olympic Port District Ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell
Olympic Port District Ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell

The H10 Marina Barcelona – from 159€

The H10 Marina Barcelona is located near Bogatell Beach and 200m from the Bogatell metro station, allowing you to explore the seaside as well as the entire city!

Rooms are bright, elegant with their wooden flooring and well-equipped. Guests have access to a rooftop pool offering a stunning view of the city and the sea, to a restaurant that also provides room service, a bar with an extensive selection of wines, and a huge spa (for an additional fee).

The hotel also offers car and/or bicycle rental services.

Olympic Port District H10 Marina Barcelona
Olympic Port District H10 Marina Barcelona

Hotel Arts Barcelona – from 677€

For those who love ultimate luxury, the Hotel Arts Barcelona is ideal.

With its contemporary art collection and designer architecture, it’s a masterpiece in its own right.

It overlooks the city and the marina, and its tall tower has become a symbol of the city, much like the W Hotel. This 5-star hotel boasts luxurious amenities: an outdoor pool with panoramic city views, a spa, the Michelin-starred Enoteca restaurant, hydromassage showers, hair salons, fashion boutiques, and more.

It is located 250m from Barceloneta Beach and 300m from Ciutadella Park.

To indulge and stay in Barcelona romantically, there’s nothing like a night at the Hotel Arts Barcelona!

Olympic Port District Hotel Arts Barcelona
Olympic Port District Hotel Arts Barcelona

In Poble Nou District

Once an industrial area undergoing renewal, Poble Nou is a mostly residential zone that’s very popular with tourists for its village atmosphere, tranquility, and location, close to both the sea and city center. Here, instead of historic landmarks, there are numerous green spaces and tapas bars where you can mingle with the locals.

I recommend this district for your stay:

  • For avant-garde enthusiasts fond of design and mural paintings
  • If you’re looking for a quiet area

Must-see in Poble Nou:

  • Torre Glòries, formerly known as Torre Agbar, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel
  • Diagonal Mar Shopping Center
  • Rambla del Poblenou
  • Parc del Centre del Poblenou designed by architect Jean Nouvel
  • The legendary Razzmatazz nightclub will entice party-goers

The Best Accommodations in Poble Nou, Barcelona

Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar – from 114€

There are very few hotels in Poble Nou, it’s mostly rental apartments. However, if you prefer a hotel over an apartment, there are some more than suitable options, such as Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar.

Housed in a circular building with contemporary design, the hotel has a gym, a rooftop pool with stunning views, spacious, bright, soundproofed rooms, and numerous bars.

It is a 10-minute walk from the beaches and close to public transport (bus and metro).

Make sure to book in advance to secure a room in one of the few hotels in Poble Nou district.

Poble Nou District Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar
Poble Nou District Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar

Poble Nou Design Apartment – from 125€

If you want to immerse yourself in the village spirit of Poble Nou, the best idea is to rent an apartment!

Conveniently located 200 m from the metro (important since Poble Nou is somewhat peripheral), it boasts a unique design blending modernity and tradition (exposed brick walls, semi-vaulted traditional Catalan ceiling, parquet flooring…).

The apartment has everything you need: Wi-Fi connection, bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette with washing machine, microwave, kettle, and coffee machine, and a living room with a sofa bed. You can cook your own meals or choose to dine at one of the lively restaurants on Rambla del Poblenou, just 400 m away.

It’s my top pick for its value for money and as an excellent location to stay in Barcelona with family.

Poble Nou District Poble Nou Design Apartment
Poble Nou District Poble Nou Design Apartment

Aspasios Poble Nou Apartments – from 289€

This aparthotel is an excellent compromise if you’re undecided between an individual apartment and a hotel.

Featuring a rooftop pool, the hotel offers pleasant and comfortable accommodations in Barcelona, with dining areas and balconies, fully equipped with essentials (microwave, toaster, fridge, stove, coffee machine, and kettle).

Located 17 minutes from the beach and less than 2 km from the Sagrada Familia, these accommodations allow you to enjoy Barcelona without being in the tourist center.

Poble Nou District Aspasios Poble Nou Apartments
Poble Nou District Aspasios Poble Nou Apartments

In Gracia District

A peaceful neighborhood with a village feel, Gracia is much loved by locals and increasingly so by tourists. The pace of life here is more relaxed, between the terraces of tapas bars and small artisan shops.

Slightly out of the center, it has fewer tourist attractions and consequently, the prices are lower.

It’s clearly one of the most affordable districts to stay in Barcelona.

You should stay in Gracia if:

  • You’re seeking peace and quiet
  • You want to live like a local
  • You’re on a limited budget

Gracia’s highlights include:

  • The famous Park Güell
  • Casa Vicens
  • Picturesque and shady squares, such as Plaça del Sol or Plaça de la Llibertat
  • Festa Major in August, when the district is adorned with colorful and spectacular decorations

Our selection of the best accommodations in Gracia district

Hotel BestPrice Gracia – from 84€

Located 450 m from Joanic metro station and 20 minutes from Park Güell, this hotel offers modern rooms with air conditioning.

As the name suggests, it’s ideal for those on a tight budget! The friendly staff is always ready to provide tips to make the most of your stay in Barcelona.

It’s situated in a quiet yet lively area, with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.

It’s my favorite hotel for its excellent value for money in Gracia district of Barcelona.

Gracia District Hotel BestPrice Gracia
Gracia District Hotel BestPrice Gracia

La Casa del Sol Hotel – starting from 127€

This hotel has everything you need for a relaxing stay: outdoor pool, terrace, rooms with balcony, TV, restaurant serving Spanish specialties with gluten-free options

Located just 10 minutes from La Pedrera and 1.3 km from Casa Batlló, you can take advantage of Barcelona’s tourist attractions while staying in a quiet and peaceful area!

A good choice for a restful stay in Barcelona.

Gracia District Hotel la Casa del Sol
Gracia District Hotel la Casa del Sol

Palacete Relais du Silence – starting from 180€

1 km from Park Güell, Palacete Relais du Silence is a charming building with typical decor, equipped with both a garden and a small patio where it’s delightful to have breakfast.

A family-run enterprise, you will feel right at home: the staff are always smiling, available, and ready to assist. The view of the garden from the rooms is very relaxing, and some rooms also have a sitting area.

You can also rent a car for a day trip around Barcelona or bikes.

Gracia District Le Palacete Relais du Silence
Gracia District Le Palacete Relais du Silence

In El Raval district

Once considered a seedy neighborhood, El Raval has now been rehabilitated and is increasingly appreciated by locals and tourists alike.

Dynamic and trendy, it’s advantageously located in the heart of Barcelona, close to Las Ramblas, the Boqueria Market, or the Palau Güell. It’s a district marked by contemporary art, from street art murals to the MACBA (Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art).

A multicultural and cosmopolitan area, it offers a wide variety of cuisines, making it a new hipster hub in search of exotic flavors.

This district is for you if:

  • You want to experience a cosmopolitan neighborhood
  • You’re an art enthusiast who appreciates everything from quirky art galleries to street art and contemporary art
  • You love fusion cuisine that blends different cultures

Best places to visit in El Raval:

  • Las Ramblas as well as Rambla del Raval
  • Boqueria Market, Barcelona’s most famous covered market
  • Palau Güell, another Gaudí masterpiece/li>
  • MACBA and CCCB (Barcelona’s Centre for Contemporary Culture)
  • The “Fat Cat” sculpture by artist Botero

Our selection of the best hotels in El Raval

Operaramblas Hotel – starting from 108€

This guesthouse is ideally located: 5 minutes from the beach, but also 500 m from the cathedral and less than 100 m from Las Ramblas and the Liceu metro station, which will allow you to reach all the must-see points of interest in Barcelona.

Perfect for those who want a no-fuss hotel, with its clean rooms, decorated simply and equipped with all the essentials.

It offers excellent value for money given its central location and is situated in a relatively quiet area for the district.

El Raval District Operaramblas Hostel
El Raval District Operaramblas Hostel

Andante Hotel – starting from 145€

The Andante Hotel boasts a central location, 18 minutes from the beach, 350 m from the Drassanes metro station and Las Ramblas.

It offers numerous amenities to satisfy travelers: an infinity pool on the roof, offering a superb view of Barcelona, gym, large terrace… You’ll find all the services you may need, from buffet breakfast with gluten-free options to a car rental desk.

El Raval District Andante Hotel
El Raval District Andante Hotel

Casa Camper Hotel – starting from 277€

Perfectly located between Las Ramblas and MACBA, this characterful hotel offers designer rooms featuring a separate living area with a sofa and desk, with views of the city or the hotel’s green wall.

The hotel features a famous tapas restaurant with Asian influences, Dos Palillos, as well as a 24-hour free buffet.

It’s an excellent accommodation choice in Barcelona.

El Raval District Casa Camper Hotel
El Raval District Casa Camper Hotel

In El Poble Sec / Montjuic district

Montjuïc is a favorite among tourists as it is full of things to do and offers a complete change of scenery from the rest of the city! It boasts numerous gardens and green spaces, as well as a castle that played a significant role in the Spanish Civil War, and the largest museum in Barcelona, the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC).

Why stay in Montjuic district?

  • For a breath of fresh air
  • To enjoy the peace and quiet
  • To take a world tour through its gardens (Greece, Africa, America, Australia…)
  • To never get bored
  • For the stunning views of Barcelona from the hill

What to see and do in Montjuic:

  • The funicular, starting from Barceloneta
  • The gardens (Botanical Garden, Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer Gardens, Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens, Joan Maragall Garden…)
  • Panoramic views of the city (from Parque del Mirador del Migdia and the Mirador del Alcalde gardens)
  • Montjuic Castle
  • Calatrava Tower
  • Poble Espanyol, an open-air museum replicating villages from different regions of Spain
  • MNAC
  • Montjuic’s Magic Fountain, halfway between the MNAC and Plaça Espana, illuminated at night

Where to Stay in Montjuic District, Barcelona?

Hotel Grums Barcelona – from 134€

Located near, but not quite on, the Montjuic hill, Hotel Grums Barcelona offers an excellent compromise as it allows you to reach Port Vell in 5 minutes, Las Ramblas (600m away), and the Parallel metro station (300m away), while also giving you the opportunity to climb up Montjuic hill to gradually discover its panoramas and gardens.

The rooms are elegant, bright, and spacious, featuring panoramic bay windows and themed decors.

A spa with a jacuzzi, a Finnish sauna, and a steam bath will help you unwind, before tasting Mediterranean dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, Paralell Barcelona.

Montjuic District Hotel Grums Barcelona
Montjuic District Hotel Grums Barcelona

Hotel Brummell – from 161€

This 3-star hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, a garden, and a sauna.

The rooms are pleasant and decorated in a modern style, with artworks from young European designers.

The Brummell Kitchen restaurant will appeal to fans of healthy food, with a breakfast featuring homemade granola, fresh fruits, and local products, as well as a weekend brunch.

There’s a lot to see near the hotel, including Miró Foundation, the Greek Theatre, and MNAC, but you can also easily reach anywhere in Barcelona since the metro is just 250m away.

Montjuic District Hotel Brummell
Montjuic District Hotel Brummell

Hotel Miramar Barcelona GL – from 207€

Situated in a former palace, the hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea with a breathtaking panorama.

The interior is luxury and elegant, with two swimming pools, a gym, a spa with jacuzzi, sauna and hammam, and the Forestier restaurant serving Catalan cuisine.

The rooms are just as luxurious, with vast bay windows overlooking Barcelona, a mini-bar, and bathrobes and slippers for your comfort.

Additionally, it is well-located: a 20-minute walk will get you to Joan Miró Foundation, MNAC, or Port Vell.

Without a doubt, this hotel is the perfect choice for enjoying Montjuic, if your budget allows.

It’s the ideal place to stay for a romantic getaway in Barcelona’s Montjuic district.

Montjuic District Hotel Miramar Barcelona GL
Montjuic District Hotel Miramar Barcelona GL

Where to Stay in Barcelona on a Budget

If you’re on a tight budget but still want to fully enjoy Barcelona and all its secrets, here’s a selection of quality accommodations for affordable stays in Barcelona:

  • The Hostel One Ramblas is ideal for solo travelers. Its major advantage, apart from its very low price (33€ dinner included), is the ambiance! This hostel is located in the Gothic Quarter in the center of Barcelona and has common areas (kitchen, lounge) where you’ll share experiences with people from all around the world. Guaranteed cultural exposure! The best budget-friendly accommodation to stay in Barcelona!
  • The Kabul Party Hostel Barcelona is also a lively hostel right in the heart of Barcelona, near Las Ramblas, 5 minutes from Port Vell and 17 minutes from the beach. Catering primarily to party-goers with nightly events, for 41€, breakfast and dinner are included, and you’ll have access to a rooftop terrace and a nightclub below, featuring jazz concerts and flamenco shows. A great choice for an affordable stay in the center of Barcelona!
  • If you’re seeking a tranquil hostel, the Dream Cube Hostel, located in the heart of Eixample, is for you. Its decor is a modern and refreshing change of pace, creating a welcoming atmosphere immediately. Breakfast is included in the 44€ price tag for a night’s stay. You’ll reach the center of Barcelona in 25 minutes by metro.
  • The Salsas and Co is a guesthouse with elegant themed rooms and a professional kitchen where cooking classes are held. It’s near the Illa Diagonal shopping center, 100m from Plaza de Francesc Macia in Les Corts. For 59€, you’ll get a clean double room equipped with everything you need. One of the cheapest accommodations in Barcelona.
  • If you prefer a hotel, Hotel Palermo offers great value at 68€ and is ideally located on Las Ramblas, 300m from Plaza Catalunya, and 18 minutes from the beach. Liceu metro station is just a 2-minute walk away. The rooms are basic but perfectly adequate.
  • Located in the Gracia district, next to the stunning Hospital Sant Pau and 10 minutes from the Sagrada Familia, the Apartamentos Atica offers elegant apartments in Barcelona for 80€. All apartments are well-equipped, with a kitchen featuring a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, a bathroom, and daily housekeeping services. An excellent choice for family stays in Barcelona.

What’s the Best Hotel in Barcelona?

If you’re looking to stay in the best hotel in Barcelona, I highly recommend the Arts Barcelona Hotel, in the Port Olympic district. It’s clearly the best luxury hotel in Barcelona. You can also enjoy a meal at Enoteca restaurant, with two Michelin stars.

Where to Stay in Barcelona: A Summary Table of the Best Hotels

To give you a better idea of the best hotels for stays in Barcelona, whether in the city center or elsewhere, I’ve created a table summarizing all the ones I mentioned in this article. You can sort them by price or by district!

HotelDistrictPrice
Catalonia CatedralGothique210€
Ohla BarcelonaGothique325€
Hotel DO Placa Reial GLGothique400€
Hotel Banys OrientalEl Born134€
H10 Port Vell 4* SupEl Born153€
Deco Apartments BornEl Born239€
Casa Gran B&BEl Eixample129€
Sixtytwo HotelEl Eixample254€
Almanac BarcelonaEl Eixample329€
Hotel 54 BarcelonetaBarceloneta161€
Pullman Barcelona SkipperBarceloneta239€
W BarcelonaBarceloneta363€
Ibis Styles Barcelona City BogatellPort Olympique116€
H10 Marina BarcelonaPort Olympique159€
Hotel Arts BarcelonaPort Olympique677€
Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar
Poble Nou114€
Poble Nou Design Apartment
Poble Nou125€
Aspasios Poble Nou Apartments
Poble Nou289€
Hotel BestPrice GraciaGracia84€
Hotel La Casa del SolGracia127€
Le Palacete Relais du SilenceGracia180€
Hotel OperaramblasEl Raval108€
Andante HotelEl Raval145€
Hotel Casa CamperEl Raval277€
Hotel Grums BarcelonaPoble Sec / Montjuic134€
Hotel BrummellPoble Sec / Montjuic161€
Hotel Miramar Barcelona GLPoble Sec / Montjuic207€
Hostel One RamblasCheap Hotel33€
Kabul Party Hostel BarcelonaCheap Hotel41€
Dream Cube Hostel Barcelona
Cheap Hotel44€
Salsas and Co
Cheap Hotel59€
Hotel PalermoCheap Hotel68€
Apartamentos AticaCheap Hotel80€

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