The dreamy city of Barcelona in northeastern Spain is the perfect vacation spot. Known best for its art and architecture, it’s renowned not just for its cultural attractions, but for its amazing beaches and stellar nightlife. If you’re traveling through Spain, visiting Barcelona is a must. Check out our list of the best places to stay in Barcelona, broken down by neighborhood so you can pick the perfect location for whatever you’re looking for.

Where to Stay in El Born

H10 Port Vell 4* Sup

A little off the beaten track, the El Born neighborhood of Barcelona is full of cute cafes, charming narrow streets, and the local flavor that sets it apart from the more touristy areas of the city. It’s a great place to explore Barcelona from, and it’s close to some must-see spots, like the Picasso museum and the Ciutadella Park.

Deco – Born Studios

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Room type: Studio apartments
Wifi: Yes
Location: Passeig del Borne
Price range: $108-$120 

With exposed wood and stone interiors, these apartments have a certain rustic charm. Brick terraces overlooking the city add to the appeal. While the apartments aren’t big (the kitchen area especially is tiny), the rooms have an airy spacious feel and don’t feel crowded at all.

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H10 Port Vell 4* Sup

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Room type: Twin | Double
Wifi: Yes
Location: Close to Port Vell Harbor
Price range: $117-$221 

The rooms here feature bright whites and modern decor with touches of blacks and grays. The rooftop patio is a real gem, with panoramic views of the city below and comfortable couches and lounge chairs. The rooftop pool is small but pleasant, too. The hotel has an overall classy feel without being too expensive.

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Park Hotel

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Room type: Single | Twin | Double | Triple
Wifi: Yes
Location: Close to Mercat del Born public market
Price range: $89-$235 

Mirrors and modern decor make the rooms here feel bigger than they are. The beds are comfortable and the space is well-decorated, giving each room a homey feel that’s still elegant. The best part? The amazing rooftop swimming pool and lounge.

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Where to Stay in Eixample

Rodamon Barcelona Hostel

Home to high-end shopping and boutique galleries, Eixample is divided into left and right sections with Passeig de Gracia at the center. Here you’ll find a mix of the historic and the new, with some of the city’s best restaurants and scenic architecture, too.

Hostal Aslyp 114

Quick Info:

Room type: Twin | Double
Wifi: Yes
Location: Next to the Aquitania Theatre
Price range: $91-$148 

This hotel makes use of fun, colorful accents against whites and blonde hardwoods. While the rooms are simple (and super affordable) they manage to have the feel of a hotel rather than a hostel. The rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening out onto expansive views of the beautiful city below.

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Hostal Colkida

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Room type: Double | Triple | Quadruple
Wifi: Yes
Location: Close to Girona Metro Station
Price range: $71-$112 

The rooms here are pretty basic. But while the decor is a little uninspiring, they are clean and well kept and impressive value for the price. The interior of the hotel features regal marble floors and spiraling staircases that give it a romantic lavishness that’s hard to resist.

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Rodamón Barcelona Hostel

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Room type: Dorm | Twin | Double
Wifi: Yes
Location: Close to Diagonal Metro Station
Price range: $31-$98 

When it comes to hostels, it’s easy to expect your accommodations to be a little underwhelming. But this hostel manages to give you the comfort and cleanliness of a hotel with the price tag of a hostel. The bunks in the dorms feature curtain closures to give you extra privacy. The whole building is very well maintained with a unique design that feels warm and welcoming.

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Where to Stay in Las Ramblas

In the center of Barcelona lies Las Ramblas: a series of streets around a grand, tree-lined pedestrian mall. This is one of the city’s most popular destinations. During the day you can check out street performers and souvenir shops, while at night the area comes alive with all the magic of a Spanish twilight.

Hotel Espana Ramblas

Kabul Party Hostel Barcelona

Quick Info:

Room type: Dorm
Wifi: Yes
Location: Close to Port Vell Harbor and Liceu Metro Station
Price range: $19-$32 

If you’re looking for an active environment, this is the right place for you. From nightly parties and bar crawls to a games room and bar on-site, it’s definitely named a party hostel for a reason. The bunks are simple but comfortable enough and have curtains for privacy, too. Perfect spot to meet people and experience some of Barcelona’s nightlife.

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Gaudi Hotel

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Room type: Single | Twin | Double | Triple | Quadruple
Wifi: Yes
Location: Close to Liceu Metro Station
Price range: $114-$190 

Quite a few steps up from a hostel, this place is perfect value for a mid-range hotel. The lobby is beautifully decorated in an art nouveau style. Rooms are traditional and elegant with lots of space and private balconies. With quadruple rooms available, it’s a perfect place for families or small groups to stay.

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Hotel España Ramblas

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Room type: Twin | Double | Suite
Wifi: Yes
Location: Close to Liceu Metro Station and Liceu Theater
Price range: $138-$433 

This hotel pulls out all the stops. Set in a 19th-century building, this hotel feels like a royal palace. Combining modern touches with traditional architecture, the overall feel is one of grandeur. The suites are incredibly spacious with separate living and sleeping areas. The double rooms are a bit simpler but still comfortable and stylish.

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Where to Stay in Gracia

Gracia is a hip neighborhood in the heart of Barcelona with a bohemian feel. Trendy cafes, local grocers, busy squares, and popular restaurants make it desirable location for young and old alike.

Barcelona Apartment Milà

Sant Jordi Gracia

Quick Info:

Room type: Dorm
Wifi: Yes
Location: Close to Fontana Metro Station
Price range: $24-$29 

This trendy hostel is an amazing place to stay for under $30 a night. The dorms are simple but with cool greens and whites, it feels new and modern. The spot caters to cyclists, but of course, everyone is welcome. There are cool lounge spots and common areas too that are perfect for meeting other travelers.

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Aparthotel Silver

Quick Info:

Room type: Twin | Double
Wifi: Yes
Location: Close to Fontana Metro Station
Price range: $95-$128 

The rooms of this hotel are bright and airy with lots of natural sunlight coming through large windows. A cozy outdoor terrace is attached to the first-floor dining area, complete with seating areas and a little fountain. The rooms are well equipped and spacious with simple decor.

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Barcelona Apartment Milà

Quick Info:

Room type: One-bedroom apartment | Two-bedroom apartment
Wifi: Yes
Location: Short walk from Joanic Metro Station
Price range: $132-$151 

This hotel uses rustic materials like hardwood and exposed brick and stone to create an environment that is both comfortable and classy. Floor to ceiling windows provide great natural light and doors open out onto private balconies. The private apartment setup is perfect for families or small groups.

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Where to Stay Near Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia cathedral is a true gem of Barcelona. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the unfinished Roman Catholic church is one of the city’s most stunning works of architecture. The area surrounding the church is perfect for strolling and sightseeing and is the ideal location for touring around Barcelona.

Ayre Hotel Rosellón

Catalonia Sagrada Familia

Quick Info:

Room type: Single | Double | Suite
Wifi: Yes
Location: Near Clot Metro Station
Price range: $84-$184 

The color palate here utilizes neutral grays, whites, and blacks to create a sophisticated and elegant feel. The hotel offers affordability while maintaining a five-star atmosphere. The rooms are simply decorated but spacious and comfortable. The on-site gym gives you easy motivation to work out with a wall of windows providing stunning views of the city below.

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Ayre Hotel Rosellón

Quick Info:

Room type: Twin | Double
Wifi: Yes
Location: Close to Sagrada Familia and Metro Station
Price range: $155-$239 

From the rooftop terrace here, you can take in spectacular views of the Sagrada Familia cathedral. The views at sunset are definitely unmatched. The interior of the hotel features a modern design in a black, white, and red color scheme. The rooms are especially spacious and pretty well decorated, too. The rooms with views cost a bit more but are definitely worth it.

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Suites Marina – Abapart

Quick Info:

Room type: two-bedroom apartment
Wifi: Yes
Location: Next to Sagrada Familia
Price range: $90-$154

If you’re traveling with a family or small group and will be in Barcelona for a while, these apartments are a great option. They’re affordable but roomy and feature fully equipped kitchenettes so you can save yourself the expense of eating out every meal. Accommodations aren’t too fancy but are comfortable and within easy walking distance of everything you could need.

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If you want to read a detailed review, check out this article on Hotel Arts Barcelona.

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