Our favorite accommodations listed below! Please let us know if you want help on deciding where to sleep in Barcelona.
A stylish and vintage accommodation in Barcelona. Retrome is a true jewel in the city. You can book a night from 75 euros per night. With arty decoration, handmade tiles, vintage lighting, and private bathrooms (depending on the room) you are all set for a great stay!
A lovely hostel even Mariah Carey can’t resist! You can book a bed in a shared room or as a family, stay in one room all together. Perfectly located on the end of Passeig de Gracia, right in front of the cosy Gracia district. From 17 eur per night onwards.
In the month of January you can already stay in this exclusive Art Nouveau hotel for 177 eur per night. An amazing rooftop terrace, architecture by Domenich i Muntanrer made out of marble … And in the evening they have lovely piano concerts in the jazz bar. Style and comfort go hand in hand here!
We wish we could live here, honestly! A designer hotel with an amazing rooftop terrace, perfectly decorated and super friendly staff. Every Friday they host a wine and cheese night, and during the weekends there is music and dj’s in the evening. Also the sister, Yurbban passage, is amazing.
In terms of neighborhoods, there are no bad choices to make. Each district in Barcelona has its charm and local market and special atmosphere. A short overview per neighborhood
El Raval> hip, creative, multi cultural. For our 80 year old neighbor still a neighborhood to avoid, for the young crowd the place to be. Especially around MACBA, Nou de la Rambla and Rambla de Raval there are nice restaurants and places to discover. Also the Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya are never far away.
El Borne> Medieval district. Especially in the evening there is a lot of atmosphere here. Here you can enjoy hours on a terrace, even in the winter. Cozy alleys with boutiques in the Old Center. The crowd of tourists does also find their way to this district. The city park, Palau de la musica and the Picasso museum are nearby.
Gracia> our favorite neighborhood. Located at the top of the fancy Passeig de Gracia and under Park Guell. Here you will find far fewer tourists than in the other neighborhoods and the real local feeling. Love it.
Eixample> here you will find impressive big buildings, often full of Art Nouveau elements, both at left and right hand side. Here you can really find beautiful accommodation. The only drawback of this neighborhood is the traffic that sometimes gives you a less relaxed feeling than the other districts.
El Gotico> the oldest district of Barcelona. Many tourists come here because there is a lot of history to discover. The location is easily central> close to the Ramblas, the port and Plaza Catalunya. The Romans also immediately realised that!
Poblenou> a lovely quiet neighborhood by the sea. At the end of the Barcelona coastline lies Poblenou with its lovely Rambla de Poblenou, and Carrer Maria Aguilo. Hundreds of families live here and you can experience local life / just like in Gracia, but with the sea a few steps away from you!
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