Being one of the most visited cities in all of Europe, Barcelona offers a big range of accommodation options. From five star hotels to cheap Bed & Breakfasts, from suites overviewing the Mediterranean sea to local apartments in the Old Quarter or boats docked in Port Vell, there’s a lot to choose from. Here are the best websites to help you choose the perfect place to stay during your visit to the city:
For all classic travelers. Our guests have given us great reviews of charming, high rated Hotels in Barcelona like the Neri, Le Meridien, 1898 Hotel, Mandarin Oriental or Hotel Arts. If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, you should try the H10 website as they have plenty of buildings around town. Big searching platforms like Booking.com can come in handy if you’re visiting for the first time.
2. Rental apartments
This might be the best option if you’re traveling with your family, or if you’re staying in the city for more than a week. You can get, for example, a penthouse with views to Sagrada Familia, or a traditional apartment with modernist decoration. Try to look in SH Barcelona, Enjoy Apartments or Oh Barcelona.
After the 2014 polemics regarding the vacation accommodation sites renting private apartments illegally, Airbnb has been struggling to regularize its functionalities in Barcelona. It is still an option, as many of the owners have their apartments registered as touristic properties, but lately, prices tend to be over the moon – especially in high season.
4. Bed & Breakfasts
Perfect for those who are using the room only to sleep – which works really well in Barcelona, as the city is very walking-friendly and you will feel like exploring the small streets of the Old Town without any rush to go back to your room. You can use the Bed and Breakfast search website to find the best option in Barcelona.
5. Vacation rentals
The surroundings of Barcelona are perfect for a more relaxed stay. You can find accommodation in towns like Sitges (you will love the beach) or Sant Cugat, for example, and easily reach Barcelona city center by train or driving. If this is your option, try VRBO, HomeAway or Catalan Holidays to find your temporary home.