My 5 best vacation rentals in Barcelona (2024)

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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.

Here are my favorite vacation rentals in Barcelona for you to explore:

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.

But with so many choices of vacation rentals in Barcelona, how will you pick the best option?

No problem. I’ve done all the work for you and you can find it below.

My 5 best vacation rentals 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’ll 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 all Paseo de Gracia Bas Apartments 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. That’s why this should be your #1 option among vacation rentals in Barcelona.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Very quiet building with no disturbance from other guests.
  • Management are excellent and available to help at any time.
  • Appartments’ balcony is large enough for 4 people chilling and having a breakfast.

Midtown Apartments

This 24-apartment block is located at the edge the Eixample and close to many of the city’s most renowned attractions.

The building was built in the late nineteenth century building (1895), but has been restored to provide a relaxing ambiance. The comfortable and bright apartments at Midtown Apartments have a superb decor, including air-conditioning, full kitchens, spacious living rooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows for lots of natural light.

You’ll find all the freedom of home in this cozy super central apartments fully-equipped for all your holiday needs. And… You can relax at the rooftop terrace with a pool, lounge, and beautiful city views making it one of the best vacation rentals in Barcelona.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Stay in a more local area while still in the middle of it all.
  • The ground-floor apartments are particularly historic.
  • Parking is available upon request, as are luggage storage and lockers.

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’ll 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 the apartment at Sensation Sagrada Familia are spacious, suited for a couples, friends or a family, and with everything you would expect and a little more.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Splendid rooftop swimming pool and views of the Sagrada Familia.
  • Units fully loaded with all the amenities for a home-from-home stay.
  • The staff goes above and beyond to help you when you need assistance.

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’ll 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’ll get a view of the neighborhood.

All apartments at Fuster Apartments by Aspasios 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’re looking for a relaxing place or are traveling with your family because it gets super quiet at night as it’s an area far from the clubs and the nightlife of other areas of the city. Probably of the most silent vacation rentals in Barcelona.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Very beautiful, spacious apartments.
  • Extremely well equipped kitchen.
  • Very responsive and knowledgeable concierge.

limehome Barcelona Rector Triadó

This modern apartment complex is located just a few steps away from Sants train station, in an accessible yet quiet district of Barcelona.

The limehome Barcelona Rector Triadó 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 among vacation rentals in Barcelona if you’re looking for something stylish and modern without breaking the bank.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Staff on hand for any help or advice.
  • Well equipped with everything you need.
  • Large terrace, more like a garden, with table and chairs as well as sofas.

Map of the top 5 vacation rentals 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.

Find the best vacation rentals in Barcelona

If you couldn’t 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.


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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