My 5 best budget hotels in Barcelona (2024)

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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’s my personal selection of the 5 best budget hotels in Barcelona:

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

I’ve 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.

My 5 best budget hotels 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.

Hotel Paral·lel has 64 comfortable rooms with an elegant decoration, something that is pretty much everywhere in the premises. Dark tones dominate the decoration of rooms and all have modern bathrooms with toiletries. A god bet among budget hotels in Barcelona.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Friendly and accommodating staff.
  • Incredibly comfortable beds.
  • Many rooms have a terrace.

La Casa Lit Barcelona by Ona

Housed in a former theater on a quiet street of El Raval, La Casa Lit Barcelona by Ona is a nice budget with a youthful, modern vibe.

The reception area looks like a small theater stage, with some spotlights, a beautiful sofa in the shape of lips, and red curtains to complete the scene. You’ll feel like the star of the show! A feeling that is reinforced by the super-cordial and helpful service given to the guests by the reception staff.

The hotel features a nice outdoor dining area and a lovely rooftop terrace with amazing views of the old areas of Barcelona.

All 89 rooms are exterior and with natural light. The brightness of the rooms, decorated in white tones, is enhanced by the darkness of the corridors leading to them.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
  • Nice location, near to bus stops & metro.
  • Very comfortable, spacious, and bright rooms.

Casual Colours Barcelona

Located on a main avenue in the heart of the Les Corts district, the hotel is not far away from Barcelona’s Sants train station and a 20-minute walk from the Camp Nou – FC Barcelona famous football stadium. This is a residential neighborhood beyond the city’s top tourist attractions, but calm and convenient.

Rooms are incredibly spacious, providing ample room to move around comfortably. What truly stands out is the abundance of natural light that fills the space, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere. The attention to detail is evident, with the room being meticulously clean and tastefully decorated.

The bathroom is equally impressive, boasting spaciousness and cleanliness. Overall, Casual Colours Barcelona offers nice rates and is very good value for money among budget hotels in Barcelona.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Warm hospitality extended by the entire staff.
  • Attention to detail in every room.
  • Very nice and cozy hotel.

Hotel Medicis

This budget property is located in Barcelona’s residential Horta-Guinardo neighborhood, not far from the beautiful Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and a 10-minute walk from La Sagrada Familia. The Sant Pau-Dos de Maig Metro station is only 5 minutes away.

Hotel Medicis stands out for its modern and functional style, as well as the personalized service that you can get. In the common areas, you’ll find a nice loft-style lounge filled with natural light, which is perfect for relaxing and resting.

The 29 rooms are simple and small but offer some basic amenities. Some of them have a private balcony, which is why I’ve picked it as one of my favorite budget hotels in Barcelona.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Location in a quiet street within walking distance of Sagrada Familia.
  • Terrace with sunbeds on the roof.
  • Complementary bottled water and kettle for a morning coffee or tea.

Travelodge Barcelona Poblenou

The hotel is right next to the charming Rambla del Poblenou, the main artery of the Poblenou neighborhood, an area of Barcelona still without mass tourism and with a very traditional, country town flavor. The Llacuna and Poblenou Metro stations are a few blocks away. This clean, modern hotel is a good choice if you don’t mind being outside of the city center and catch the subway every day.

A basic restaurant and the bar serves drinks. There is a vending machine in the lobby with snacks, including a range of sandwiches. Travelodge Barcelona Poblenou also has an outdoor terrace for relaxing with a drink or a meal.

Rooms are clean and cheerful with hardwood floors along with red and blue accents. All have a basic, modern desk with a chair and a flat-screen TV, but you’ll soon notice that space is limited and there is a clear lack of storage.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Very customer-oriented staff.
  • Public transport just outside of the hotel to bring you into the city.
  • Amazing breakfast lot of variety.

Map of the top 5 budget 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’re 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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Do you need more information on Barcelona?

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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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