Ultimate guide to Barcelona hotels: top picks & deals (2024)

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Choosing yours among many Barcelona hotels is, along with the purchase of plane tickets, the most critical decision of your trip. You should search thoroughly to pick the lodging options that best suit your needs – and your wallet!

Here are my personal recommendations for Barcelona hotels:

My selection of Barcelona hotels

It’s no secret that Barcelona is not exactly the cheapest destination for a city trip in Spain.

But let’s be honest, this city lives and dies with tourism. And there is a reason for this – it is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Sure, depending on when you go staying in Barcelona may not be a bargain, but it is worth every cent!

There are so many posts offering travel hacks to find the cheapest place to stay in Barcelona… And yes, of course, you can find rooms (or beds) at low rates.

But the sentence “you get what you pay for” is true. Quality has its price.

To make sure you find the perfect accommodation in Barcelona, I am going to show you how to get the most out of your stay, share some helpful accommodation tips, and help you figure out the best place to stay in Barcelona for your trip.

In addition to this, have a look at this complete guide on how to choose the best accommodation in Spain.

The best hotels in Barcelona

With literally dozens (or is it hundreds?) to choose from, the best places to stay in Barcelona don’t have to cost you a fortune.

Like any city you have many choices and bear in mind that the central and popular areas are a little more expensive, more crowded and a bit more touristy. There are quite big savings if you stay in the less well known districts districts in the city.

It’s such a diverse city that there are great hotels you haven’t even heard of pretty much everywhere.

In this list I uncover the the best hotels in Barcelona in several categories, to meet your needs and fit your travel budget.

The 5 best luxury hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona has really taken off as a tourist destination and the hotel and tourism industry has quickly followed suit. As a result, in conjunction with the older hotels, you can find an array of modern and contemporary hotels.

There are more luxury hotels in Barcelona than I care to count. Well, to be more precise, there are more than 30 5-star hotels in the city.

Based on pure opulence, extremely good service and great location, here are my personal recommendations on the 5 best luxury hotels in Barcelona.

The 5 best boutique hotels in Barcelona

You’re probably wondering what are the 5 best boutique hotels in Barcelona. Packed with stunning Gothic architecture, superb restaurants, and hip bars and clubs, Barcelona is often regarded as Spain’s coolest city.

Not surprisingly, there are plenty of boutique hotels with serious cool factor throughout the Barri Gòtic, El Raval, and Eixample neighborhoods.

Check out my expert picks for the 5 best boutique hotels in Barcelona and choose the one that suits you best!

The 5 best vacation rentals in Barcelona

Central Barcelona is adorned with various hotels and hostels, but a more authentic and affordable option is to find a typical holiday apartment to meet your individual needs.

Providing all the household amenities you would expect from your own home, an apartment rental is the best way to soak up the atmosphere of this busy and cultural destination.The offer is plentiful and scattered throughout the city.

Here are what I consider the 5 best vacation rentals in Barcelona for you to explore.

The 5 best mid-range hotels in Barcelona

I’m always hunting down hotels that are budget-friendly, while still offering a good bang for your buck.

Actually, there are loads of good-value mid-range hotels in the city and they are going up all the time. For little money, most of the mid-rangers are creative originals, blending high levels of comfort with an often-quirky sense of style.

This is a list of what I consider the 5 best mid-range hotels in Barcelona, in rough order of preference.

The 5 best budget hotels in Barcelona

Despite it’s becoming an expensive city, you can still find budget hotels in Barcelona. And though rates tend to be a little higher during the busy high season, even then reasonable prices are not too hard to find.

Here is an insider’s guide to some excellent lodging options in Barcelona if you happen to be a budget-conscious traveler.

I have tried to feature the top places to stay for rooftop pools, buzzing cocktail bars, rejuvenating spas and superb views.

And of course, I managed to handpick a list of what I consider the 5 best budget hotels in Barcelona in terms of location, services and rates.

The 5 best hostels in Barcelona

How to find the best hostels in Barcelona? Whether you’re looking for value, quality or a party hostel Barcelona has them all.

Alas, with 150+ hostels, it can be overwhelming to know where to stay in Barcelona. So, with so many options on hand, how do you find the best hostels in Barcelona?


Have a look at my selection of The 5 best hostels in Barcelona where you can stay.

Book your Barcelona hotel

Barcelona has a huge range of hotels, hostels and apartments to suit all budgets.

As well as browsing my selection of Barcelona hotels, it’s worth searching at Booking.com and seeing if there are any special discounts or special offers available for the dates of your stay. You can also read tons of reviews of all the accommodations written by previous guests.


Do you need more information on Barcelona?

This article is part of a complete guide about Barcelona where you can read all the information you need to plan your trip to this popular destination in Spain.

Here is a complete summary of all the guide:

1. When to visit Barcelona
2. How many days to spend in Barcelona
3. How to get to Barcelona
4. How to move around Barcelona
5. Barcelona hotels: where to stay in Barcelona
6. What to eat in Barcelona
7. What to do in Barcelona
8. Tips to visit the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
9. How to buy tickets to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
10. Tips to attend a FC Barcelona match
11. How to buy FC Barcelona tickets
12. Day trips from Barcelona

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