As it happens in other big cities of the world, booking one of these fabulous vacation rentals in Barcelona could be your best option. The offer is plentiful and scattered throughout the city.
As a matter of fact, 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 advantage of staying in an apartment is to have ample space and all the facilities, making you, at least for a few days, an inhabitant of the city. The apartments are equipped with kitchenware and utensils so you can prepare your morning coffee or even a meal. It can be a good option for groups of more than 2 people and also for families with children.
The downside is that, in terms of prices, and especially for 2 people, apartment prices are usually similar to those of hotels of a similar standard.
Here are my favorite vacation rentals in Barcelona for you to explore:
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.
Sensation Sagrada Familia: The building, located 2 minute walk from the spectacular Sagrada Familia, has a shared rooftop terrace with a small pool, solarium, sauna, gym and a chill-out area. The wonderful views facing the Sagrada Familia are just priceless.
Inside the premises you will find modern and fully equipped apartments from 1 to 4 rooms, cared to the last detail with everything you may need to enjoy a wonderful stay in Barcelona. All of them are spacious, suited for a couples, friends or a family, and with everything you would expect and a little more.
Fuster Apartments by Aspasios: Part of the Aspasios group, owner of 12+ holiday properties scattered around Barcelona, these apartments are in the central Eixample area, just a 10-minute walk from the Sagrada Familia. The hosts create a top-notch experience, and have the utmost professionalism, dedication and passion for hospitality.
In the 1905 Modernist building you will find an actual reception (a real person to help you out as well as an auto check-in option) and several 2-bedroom elegant and modern apartments. Some of them have a private balcony from where you will get a view of the neighborhood.
All apartments are gorgeous and have 2 separate bathrooms. The beautiful and spacious living room features a nice tessellated tile floor and high ceilings throughout.
This is a great option if you are looking for a relaxing place or are traveling with your family because it gets super quiet at night as it is an area far from the clubs and the nightlife of other areas of city.
AinB Gothic-Jaume I Apartments: This 23-apartment block is located in the heart of the Barri Gòtic and close to many of the city’s most renowned attractions.
The whole building enjoys a period design, and provides a relaxing ambiance. The comfortable and bright apartments have a superb decor, including. Some of them have 1 or 2 little balconies offering a view along the narrow streets of the neighborhood.
You will find all the freedom of home in this cozy super central apartments fully-equipped for all your holiday needs.
The Urban Suites: This modern apartment complex is located just a few steps away from Sants train station, in an accessible yet quiet district of Barcelona.
This building has stylish apartments and suites, with minimalist design, a spacious bedroom and modern furnishings. The suites and apartments have different capacities, which can accommodate from 1 to 6 people.
This is a great starting point if you are looking for something stylish and modern without breaking the bank.
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.
If you could not find what you were looking for in my selection above, or you prefer to conduct your own research, use the following search box to look for other vacation rentals in 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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