With literally dozens (or is it hundreds?) to choose from, the best hotels in Barcelona don’t have to cost you a fortune. In this list I uncover the best hotels in several categories, to meet your needs and fit your travel budget.
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 unique selection I have compiled the Barcelona hotels that have received the highest ratings by actual travelers, people like you and me. And it’s not just a few people saying it; these are hotels that have dozens or even hundreds of reviews, so you can be confident in the overall rating.
But don’t be afraid because I have narrowed it down a bit more for you, by only choosing accommodations that I truly consider the best hotels in Barcelona:
- Luxury hotel: Serras Barcelona.
- Boutique hotel: Hotel Barcelona 1882.
- Vacation rental: Paseo de Gracia Bas Apartments.
- Mid-range hotel: Occidental Barcelona 1929.
- Budget hotel: Hotel Paral·lel.
- Hostel: Hostel One Paralelo.
My list of the best hotels in Barcelona
My favorite luxury hotel in Barcelona
Serras Barcelona: Enjoying from an ideal location right opposite the sea in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, Serras Barcelona is a wonderful hotel with a rooftop infinity pool and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Featuring attractive sea views, you can have a nice breakfast or a relaxing cocktail on the stylish lounge in the rooftop terrace, while listening to chill-out music. The mezzanine level features a cozy library with bar.
The standard rooms are smart and bright, with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies. They have ample bathrooms and vast, wonderfully comfortable beds. The port-facing rooms have plenty of light and a great view, but if you are afraid of the potential noise, you should book a room at the side.
If you need more options, have a look at the list of my 5 best luxury hotels in Barcelona.
My favorite boutique hotel in Barcelona
Hotel Barcelona 1882: Located in the Sagrada Familia district, right next to the famous monument, it is ideally placed to explore the city’s best sites.
The rooftop terrace is just outstanding. The design is very chic and modern: geometric tiles, iron shelves, lots of greenery everywhere, and coffee tables to have a delicious breakfast while enjoying the jaw-dropping views. Oh, did I forget to mention that there is also a pool with sun beds where you can relax?
Nature and geometric shapes are the basis of the hotel’s decoration. The functional and silent reading and work areas are located next to the reception.
The rooms have a contemporary and cosmopolitan design, reminiscent of modernist geometries, such as the plaid of the bed and the textures of the different materials. You will just love it.
Would you like other alternatives? Check my 5 best boutique hotels in Barcelona.
My favorite vacation rental in Barcelona
Paseo de Gracia Bas Apartments: As the name suggests, this spacious beauty is located next to Barcelona’s main shopping street Passeig de Gracia. Apart from being home of top fashion brands and some of the best restaurants in the city, you will also find a couple of works of art of the famous Antonio Gaudì – Casa Batalló and La Pedrera – nearby.
The high ceilings and super comfortable boutique furniture offer a relaxing atmosphere. The apartments are unexpectedly spacious and sparkling clean, with a comfortable bed, quality bedding and brand new appliances. Oh, not to mention that they are full of light and have a nice terrace!
But the best of it all is the staff, who are absolutely courteous and will do everything in their power to make your stay unforgettable.
If you need more options, have a look at the list of my 5 best vacation rentals in Barcelona.
My favorite mid-range hotel in Barcelona
Occidental Barcelona 1929: Thanks to its excellent location a few steps away from Plaça de Espanya, you have everything you need close by and easy access to public transportation.
After a long day sightseeing, you should definitely spend some time at the hotel’s rooftop terrace where the bar serves all sorts of drinks. From here you can enjoy views of Montjuïc, and some of the iconic areas of Barcelona. In addition to this, there is a swimming pool with a sun terrace, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the good weather.
The cozy rooms combine the comfort and tranquility you may be looking for, while offering you a wide range of amenities to enjoy a few days of rest.
Would you like other alternatives? Check my 5 best mid-range hotels in Barcelona.
My favorite budget hotel in Barcelona
Hotel Paral·lel: Located in the Poble Sec neighborhood, this area is at the foot of Montjuïc mountain and at the back of El Raval district. Nearby is El Paral·lel, an old symbol of Barcelona’s theatrical and artistic life, where several theaters with a lot of history still survive.
From this quiet setting, you have easy walking access to Barcelona’s old neighborhoods, including the Raval, Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, and Port Vell.
The hotel has 64 comfortable rooms with an elegant decoration, also present in other parts of the hotel. Dark tones dominate the decoration of rooms and all have modern bathrooms with toiletries.
If you need more options, have a look at the list of my 5 best budget hotels in Barcelona.
My favorite hostel in Barcelona
Hostel One Paralelo: It is part of the Hostel One chain who frequently wins awards, so their quality standards are high.
The staff is awesome, they organize all kinds of activities and they offer breakfast until noon and serve free home cooked dinners. While it is an energetic hostel, there are also separate common rooms for chilling out and working.
That said, if you are looking for a peaceful night’s sleep then this probably should not be your top choice.
Would you like other alternatives? Check my 5 best hostels in Barcelona.
Map of the best hotels in Barcelona
As always, you have all the information on a specific map of accommodation in Barcelona. And don’t forget that you can use this map at home and while you are traveling in Spain. You have all the details on how to do so on the Spain Traveller maps page, where you also have links to all the other maps.
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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.
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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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