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The best area to stay in Barcelona for first time visitors is Barrio Gotico (the. The best area to stay in Barcelona for first time visitors is Barrio Gotico (the. It includes the best areas for the first time visitor, families and couples. We even included a big map with all.

Nearly every form of airport transport gets you here in a hurry. The Boqueria Market is one of the best markets in the city. A ton of hotels line the street made up of tourist traps of any kind from tapas bars to clubs to souvenirs.

Nights bring pickpockets and pesky drug dealers and prostitutes. Stay here only if you want a short walk home from partying or have found a great deal. If you like boutique shopping and cool bars then book a hotel in El Born. The charm of this safe and central neighbourhood comes from its pedestrian only streets and tasteful street art which creates arguably the prettiest barrio in the city.

If there are any downsides it would be that bars and restaurants tend to be pricey — but keep in mind this means quality too. Gracia used to be a separate town from Barcelona and retains some of its independent feel. What will strike you about this very safe area is the never-ending supply of beautiful squares and its complete lack of chain restaurants and shops. This may be the only true Catalan neighbourhood left.

Locals go here for big nights at quirky bars or bumping clubs. Dive bar and street food lovers should pay attention here. Look for the turquoise neighborhood flag hanging from the balconies. With only one metro station in the area trains get crowded especially during summer. This fashionable area is known for its fascinating grids that make great aerial photography.

While you may be confused as it is divided into 7 sub-neighbourhoods keep in mind the easily navigable streets of the area are consistently littered with trendy bars and cafes.

It is also remarkably safe. This underrated neighbourhood finds itself in a picturesque area under Montjuic Hill. This up and coming area used to be the industrial heart of the city. What we have now is bustling area full of warehouse apartments and new hotels. Having a walk through this area even in summer gives a sense of near-abandonment — but in a good way. Taking a stroll down car-free Rambla del Poble Nou and its cafes and ice cream shops is almost like a small town.

There are also very few nightlife and shopping opportunities. Cover photo credit: Jorge Franganillo via Visualhunt. This was so unbelievably helpful when planning my trip to Barcelona. Thank you for taking the time to compile this awesome post! Thanks for all the great info on your website.

I wonder can you suggest a resort close to Barcelona to suit us. We are traveling to Barcelona for a week in July with our two kids, aged 9 and We would like to base ourselves outside the city, at a beach resort that has restaurants and facilities, but is not too busy.

We want to be close enough to come into the city a couple of days, but also give the kids beach time and a trip to a water park. Any suggestions? They have tons of bars, attractions, water parks, close to the beach, and are affordable and family-oriented. We chose to stay in Eixemple, a street near Placa Catalunya, for ease of access to sights and transportation.

I can recommend you Ayre Hotel Caspe Barcelona. It is a vey nice hotel, it is close to the centre but in a safe area. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity.

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The best place to people watch is Plaça Reial situated off Las Ramblas and features the beautiful Fountain of Three Graces. Architecture lovers. Best locations to stay in Barcelona for sightseeing, attractions, safety, convenience, transport, shopping and nightlife? While it can be touristy, El Born is one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. However, it is not as well-connected to the city for first time visitors and does not.

It has a central location close to shopping and sightseeing areas. It also is well-equipped with a coffee bar, a laundry service, and free wifi so guests can rest and unwind after a long day of exploring.

Did somebody say… humongous lollipops? Montjuic is a large neighborhood south of the centre of Barcelona. A great escape from the busy city, Montjuic is a calm oasis with stunning views. From backpacker hostels to boutique hotels, this Barcelona district has something for travellers of all styles, ages, and budgets.

It has three common areas, a fully equipped kitchen, and super fast wifi. Hotel Para lel is a great choice for travellers on a budget. It boasts a delightful restaurant, and guests can enjoy satellite channels and flat-screen TVs. This charming and modern hotel is our other top pick for where to stay in Montjuic. It has a sun-soaked terrace, a relaxing bar, and an exciting on-site casino. With a colorful living room inspired by Barcelonese vintage and modern elements, this apartment is perfect for if you want to be away from all the hustle and bustle of the tourists but still close enough to the Poble Sec neighborhood — a short walk from Las Ramblas and a quick Metro ride to the city center less than 10 minutes.

El Born was previously one of the most dangerous and seedy parts of the city. Over the last 30 years, following the Olympic Games, it has shed its dangerous character and has transformed into one of the liveliest areas of the city that breathes excitement both day and night. Packed with restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes, El Born is the pick for the best area to stay in Barcelona for nightlife.

Source: saiko3p Shutterstock. It is just a short walk from the neighborhoods best bars and clubs and is surrounded by restaurants, shops, cafes and attractions. Enjoy a great outdoor terrace, a book exchange, and a comfortable common room. It is modern and stylish and boasts comfortable and spacious suites.

Guests will love relaxing before a great night out by lounging by the rooftop pool or enjoying a drink at the chic in-house restaurant. It is far and away one of the coolest neighborhoods in Barcelona, an already notoriously cool city, thanks to its trendy restaurants, bohemian shops, and awesome bar scene.

It is lively and vibrant and just bursting with pop culture. Home to energetic artists, bohemian youth and curious creatives, El Raval is the place to see and be seen. Although it has undergone a revamp and resurgence in recent years, pickpocketing is still an issue in packed public spaces, and certain places are best avoided at night alone. Keep your wallets, purses and most valuable items on your person to avoid an unexpected loss or theft.

It has a stylish lounge, a sun-soaked terrace, and a fully equipped modern kitchen. A short walk to bars, restaurants, museums and shops, this hostel is perfectly located for exploring the city.

Chic and basic, the name says it all! This modern three-star hotel has modern and spacious rooms, a unique restaurant, and a comfortable lounge. Located at the heart of El Raval, this hotel is close to bars, cafes, boutiques and notable tourist sites, including Las Ramblas. Andante Hotel Barcelona is a contemporary three-star hotel in El Raval.

Guests will love relaxing in their spacious and comfortable rooms or enjoying a drink on the rooftop terrace. Exposed wooden beams in the ceiling make the apartment feel rustic yet chic — the finer touch for the those of finer class.

Explore Barcelona at your leisure before returning for a candlelit dinner beneath the ambience of an interior timber abode. Barceloneta is another of the best neighborhoods to stay in Barcelona; it feels like a small village within a bustling city! Stretching along the seashore, this neighborhood is also one of the best areas to stay in Barcelona for families.

Eurostars Grand Marina is one of the best family hotels in Barcelona, and our top choice for places to stay in Barceloneta. This five-star hotel has luxurious rooms, a rooftop swimming pool, and an on-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy free wifi, satellite channels and flat-screen TVs throughout their stay.

Conveniently located in Barceloneta, this four-star hotel is ideally situated for exploring the city. Enjoy swimming in the pool or lounging on the rooftop terrace at this modern and luxurious hotel.

With an ocean view and ability to comfortably host five guests via two single beds, one king-size bed and a sofa bed and it looks the part, too. With so much to keep you busy, you want to make sure you pick the best area to stay in Barcelona based on the type of vacation you want.

Concerened about whether these are the safest areas to stay in Barcelona? Check out our full piece on safety in Barcelona and also remember to get travel insurance! Other than that, get out and enjoy Barna!

Do you own an awesome hostel, hotel or apartment? Want to be featured in our list? Yay for transparency! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. Your support helps me keep the site going. Writer and Editor, Ana Pereira is a California native, inspired by Earth exploration and introspection. Recently, she spent several months exploring Africa and South Asia. Thanks for informative article. I am looking for a central place to stay in Barcelona this summer and stumble on your site.

It is really useful. I am looking forward more new articles from you! Q: We wish to visit as much as possible of Barcelona probably by public transport so we would like to stay in a hotel centrally located 3 or 4 star hotel.

What is the best area I should stay in for a first time visitor? Thank You. A: For a first time visitor we would recommend you stay in the most central locations, with the best transport connections and ready access to sightseeing and attractions. These areas are:. However if budget is a concern and you want to find cheaper accommodation you may wish to consider staying out from the heart of the city centre but still with good access e.

Poble Sec to La Rambla is only 8 minutes away on the metro yet the hotels in this area are considerably cheaper than in the heart of the city centre. Barcelona city is actually a lot smaller than you might imagine.

However most of the time your metro journey to the city centre will be considerably less than this - typically 10 to 15 minutes. We recommend that you ensure your hotel is a short walk to a metro stop. You could then stay in a hotel almost anywhere in the city centre Zone 1 and still have ready access to the attractions via the metro system. If you need to make a change to a different metro line on your journey then add an extra 10 minutes for the change.

Use our Barcelona metro map to plot your route. We have produced several resources that will help you decide which is the best area for your hotel. The first is our Barcelona neighbourhoods guide Barrios Guide. This guide gives you an overview to the main neighbourhoods in Barcelona enabling you to decide if that area has what you are looking for.

The following areas have excellent transport, picturesque streets, right in the heart of the city centre and good for nightlife and sightseeing.

Las Ramblas Barcelona's most famous street. Barceloneta area - best area for Barcelona beaches.

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It includes the best areas for the first time visitor, families and couples. We even included a big map with all. While it can be touristy, El Born is one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. However, it is not as well-connected to the city for first time visitors and does not. While it can be touristy, El Born is one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. However, it is not as well-connected to the city for first time visitors and does not.

If you pass right through the Arc de Triomf you will reach the beautiful area of El Born, a place rich in good restaurants and tapas bars. You can also find there Santa Caterina Market , a food hall almost as popular as Boqueria! In case you want to taste some of the real Barcelona life, with both its good and bad sides, El Raval is your choice!

It is one of the most controversial neighborhoods of the city, as you will get to see there very clearly the multiculturalism and gentrification of Barcelona.

El Raval is bursting with hipster cafes and cool shops and there are things happening every minute over there! If you feel like this is the best area for you, here are the top hotels in El Raval I have hand-picked for you:.

In which case I will tell you that I feel the same! Luckily for the both of us, Barcelona has TONS of amazing Airbnb options that will satisfy any preference and pocket size. Below I have selected the best apartments in Barcelona, all of them in the city center and with fabulous reviews:. The airport is located 15 km from the city center, which means around 20 minutes by car with no traffic.

In case you have a very late or very early flight, a wise idea would be to book your stay as close to the airport as possible. If you have decided to do so, here are the best airport hotels I have selected for you one for each type of budget :.

Yay, you have reached the end of my complete post on the best neighborhoods and hotels in the city! Barcelona is so unique and diverse, it was really hard finding only 5 neighborhoods to recommend! Each of these areas are very different from each other, and the choice really depends on your own preferences and budget!

The city is definitely worth visiting, I have spent 3 months there, and it still was not enough! I hope my ultimate guide on Barcelona areas and hotels has helped you to decide on which area is the best for you to stay in and find your perfect accommodation!

NOTE: However, if you want to read my tips on things to do in Barcelona, how to avoid the crazy lines to Sagrada Familia, what to visit outside Barcelona and more, please click here to find all my content about this beautiful city! As usual, do not hesitate to ask me any questions in the comments section below if you want to ask for additional information, it is always welcomed!

Please continue with your great efforts and I will be sure to pass this site to more friends and coworkers. The ship docks at 7 a. Do you think we will need to purchase tickets for the Sagrada Familia in advance?

We only have the one day and evening in Barcelona. We fly out the morning of Saturday, November 23rd. Do we need to purchase tickets in advance for either of these? Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you. Hi, Gaye!

Taking the Hop-On Hop-Off bus is a great way to discover Barcelona in such a short timeframe, good choice! Yes, I totally recommend purchasing your tickets for Sagrada Familia a bit in advance at least 1 — 1. So my recommendation would be to take the touristic bus after you arrive, explore the city it has 3 different lines, the blue and red one take 2 hours each and the green one 40 minutes, so you will have some time for this , go to Picasso Museum or Barcelona Cathedral for a brief visit and then go to Sagrada Familia in the late afternoon, to catch the sunset there the best time to visit it!

I also recommend reading my article about Mistakes you should avoid at Sagrada Familia for more information. Hi Yulia. Am traveling to Barcelona with my 4 yr old daughter come September 5th all through till 10th September.

This is our first time. Mind helping me with advice on the best places to visit, especially for the girl and for us to maximise on the tour.

Hi Janet! Actually, I have an entire article about it, which you can check out here — Barcelona with kids — 25 Awesome Things To Do The list has as many options as you need for your itinerary and you can choose the best activities for you and your daughter, regardless if you need something more relaxing, adventurous, cultural etc. I am traveling with two of my girlfriends to Barcelona end of March We are going to see one of our favorite bands play and explore this great city.

We want to eat delicious food and sightsee as well as shop. Will be staying 6 nights. We want quiet, safe and close to centre and explored air bnbs but decided against it and much rather stay at a hotel. Can you recommend which area would be best?

We are not looking for crazy nightlife as we are older, late 50s, late 40s and late 30s. We want to wander to cafes and local cool bars. Please advise. Most grateful. You can find my hotel recommendations right here in the article!

Hope this helps and I wish all 3 of you a great time in Barcelona! Question-what area to book a hotel for myself? Thinking of taking a cooking class. I love to hike, shop unusual shops, and really get a taste and feel of how locals truly live. Looking for any suggestions!! Thank you! If you want to get a sense of how the city really is, I would deffinitely recommend you to choose the district El Raval! As for cooking classes, I found a few interesting one on the GetYourGuide website, like this one , but there are more options, you can check them out on their website!

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for the newsletter! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Read my ultimate list of resources to help you stay happy and productive while at home! Are you ready? La Barceloneta — Where to stay in Barcelona with a family 3. Eixample 4. El Born — Where to stay in Barcelona for nightlife 5.

Check the rates for Barcelona. Which area should you choose? In order to choose the best places to stay in Barcelona for you, I have created this personalized list of recommendations: Best area to stay in Barcelona for luxury : Eixample Best area to stay in Barcelona for budget travelers: El Raval Best area to stay in Barcelona for nightlife : El Born Best area to stay in Barcelona for families : La Barceloneta For each district or neighbourhood I carefully selected some of the best hotels for every type of budget, be it 5-star hotels, middle-priced accommodations or hostels.

Hotel The Serras is a 5-star luxury hotel located right in the heart of the city! I am sure you will fall in love with the infinity pool on the rooftop, the Michelin-starred restaurant and the amazingly decorated rooms! This hotel is actually the building where Pablo Picasso lived and started his career in ! The Wittmore has amazing city views and extremely quiet rooms where you will be able to relax after a full day.

I am sure you will also enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar where they await you with a wide range of tasty meals and different types of wine! Make sure to book your stay here if you want to be in one of the best hotels in the heart of the city!

Of course, you will be right in the heart of the city, close to many restaurants, clubs and bars if you want to go out and have a good time! NH Barcelona Barri Gotic is located right in the heart of the area, but also very close to the beach. They have free Wi-Fi, delicious breakfast options and lots of nice spots for shopping and dining around.

The rooms are clean and modern and you can even stay and relax in the lounge area. The hours reception is a great bonus, as it will give you some flexibility in planning your stay in Barcelona.

Get ready to have a great time here! The rooms are very simple and clean, perfect for a comfortable stay in the city.

Plus, you will be a short walk away to all the important attractions in one of the best areas in Barcelona! Book your hotel in Barrio Gotico. La Barceloneta — Where to stay in Barcelona with a family I am sure you heard about the famous Barceloneta Beach before, have you? It offers excellent service, amazing design and a unique view over the sea and the entire city. The perfect place for a luxury, signature stay in Barcelona!

Hotel Arts Barcelona is another 5-star luxury hotel in Barceloneta on the beach that stands up with its cool outdoor pools, panoramic city views and incredible spa where you can completely relax after a day of exploring Barcelona.

The rooms are very clean and stylish and the entire hotel has many great facilities such as a very good on-site restaurant, bar and even a garden terrace. This one awaits you with amazing restaurants that serve traditional Spanish cuisine! The rooms are clean and spacious and you can even use the laundry facilities, lockers and padlocks!

Kalma Sitges Hotel is right on the beach, which is a great bonus. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are tidy. The charming streets and alleyways of the Barri Gotic neighborhood. Barcelona is an expansive city, but its city center is compact and walkable. Many of the best things to do in Barcelona are centrally located, but there are some that require a short metro ride, so your choice of neighborhoods to stay in will make a difference in what you see and how you get there.

Formerly one of the roughest parts of town, El Raval has shed most of its negative image through gradual gentrification, though its independent character is still very much on display, along with quirky stores, independent boutiques, and bars. There are plenty of tapas bars and boutiques in this area, as well as a vast park that separates El Born from the hip neighborhood of Poblenou.

Squeezed in between Eixample, Poble Sec and El Raval, triangle-shaped Sant Antoni is a foodie enclave, with contemporary tapas bars, fusion restaurants, and a buzzy nightlife. Further northeast up the coast and bordering Barceloneta is Poblenou — all cutting edge architecture, pumping nightlife and beaches. It has five. Where to stay in Barcelona? The Mandarin Oriental Hotel. La Rambla is a tree-lined pedestrian street that runs through central Barcelona for 1.

There are some excellent boutique hotels here, along with numerous budget options. For the best vintage fashion boutiques and quirky arts and crafts shops, head for Carrer Tallers and Carrer de Riera Baixa. El Raval is also known for global cuisine, hip tapas bars, and vegetarian restaurants, with the densest dining clusters around Carrer del Dr.

El Raval has some of the best-value accommodation in central Barcelona, along with one-of-a-kind boutique hotels and a couple of luxurious options. It consists of a maze of tiny streets that are a little quieter than its neighbor, but not at all short of attractions. To the northeast, El Born is bordered by the zoo, lakes, and fountains of the vast Parc de la Ciutadella.

Accommodation is a mix of imaginative boutique hotels, family-friendly mid-range options, and several good cheap hotels.

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Visit for the first time or the fiftieth, Barcelona never fails to surprise, and even a You'll find some of the best places to stay in Spain here, too. While it can be touristy, El Born is one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. However, it is not as well-connected to the city for first time visitors and does not. Where Should I Stay in Barcelona? Whether you're a first-timer or seasoned veteran this is always a great question. Tourists usually only stick.

It consists of a maze of tiny streets that are a little quieter than its neighbor, but not at all short of attractions. To the northeast, El Born is bordered by the zoo, lakes, and fountains of the vast Parc de la Ciutadella.

Accommodation is a mix of imaginative boutique hotels, family-friendly mid-range options, and several good cheap hotels. Accommodation leans towards luxury and boutique hotels, with few budget options. Grand buildings from the International Exhibition line the pedestrian boulevard that leads to the Magic Fountain; in the summer months, there is a sound-and-light show here in the evenings.

Beyond, escalators take you up to Palau Nacional. This quiet neighborhood, home to young families, artists and new arrivals in Barcelona, sits between Eixample and the hills to the north of the city. Accommodation consists largely of budget-friendly hostels and hotels. This largely working class neighborhood manages to maintain its down to earth vibe, and its narrow streets are lined with low-key neighborhood tapas, bodegas, and some of the best seafood restaurants in the city.

Accommodation in Barceloneta is limited to a handful of budget and midrange hotels, with one excellent high-end hotel at the south end of the beach. Hotels here are mostly in the mid-range category, with a few budget spots.

There are plenty of wallet-friendly options, too, particularly along Carrer del Parlament, with its traditional tapas bars and hipster cafes. Just north of Barceloneta, along the coast, Poblenou is an old industrial district where the decrepit warehouses have given way to sleek office buildings, contemporary design hotels, industrial-scale nightclubs, and trendy beach bars.

The W hotel and the beaches of Barceloneta. Free Travel Guides. Get Started Here! But Barcelona is compact. Your email address will not be published. These areas are:. However if budget is a concern and you want to find cheaper accommodation you may wish to consider staying out from the heart of the city centre but still with good access e.

Poble Sec to La Rambla is only 8 minutes away on the metro yet the hotels in this area are considerably cheaper than in the heart of the city centre. Barcelona city is actually a lot smaller than you might imagine. However most of the time your metro journey to the city centre will be considerably less than this - typically 10 to 15 minutes. We recommend that you ensure your hotel is a short walk to a metro stop.

You could then stay in a hotel almost anywhere in the city centre Zone 1 and still have ready access to the attractions via the metro system. If you need to make a change to a different metro line on your journey then add an extra 10 minutes for the change.

Use our Barcelona metro map to plot your route. We have produced several resources that will help you decide which is the best area for your hotel. The first is our Barcelona neighbourhoods guide Barrios Guide. This guide gives you an overview to the main neighbourhoods in Barcelona enabling you to decide if that area has what you are looking for.

The following areas have excellent transport, picturesque streets, right in the heart of the city centre and good for nightlife and sightseeing. Las Ramblas Barcelona's most famous street. Barceloneta area - best area for Barcelona beaches.

Rambla de Catalunya. Eixample area. Barceloneta is popular with families. The reason is that it provides ready access to Barcelona's beaches, and has a good number of apartments to rent, with plenty of mini markets for buying groceries and supplies.

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Best locations to stay in Barcelona for sightseeing, attractions, safety, convenience, transport, shopping and nightlife? The best area to stay in Barcelona for first time visitors is Barrio Gotico (the. Placa de Catalunya is a good area for 1st timers. Close to both the new part of Barcelona (L'Eixample) and the older parts (Barri Gotic, El Born). Convenient for​.

It has a sun-soaked terrace, a relaxing bar, and an exciting on-site casino. With a colorful living room inspired by Barcelonese vintage and modern elements, this apartment is perfect for if you want to be away from all the hustle and bustle of the tourists but still close enough to the Poble Sec neighborhood — a short walk from Las Ramblas and a quick Metro ride to the city center less than 10 minutes.

El Born was previously one of the most dangerous and seedy parts of the city. Over the last 30 years, following the Olympic Games, it has shed its dangerous character and has transformed into one of the liveliest areas of the city that breathes excitement both day and night. Packed with restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes, El Born is the pick for the best area to stay in Barcelona for nightlife. Source: saiko3p Shutterstock. It is just a short walk from the neighborhoods best bars and clubs and is surrounded by restaurants, shops, cafes and attractions.

Enjoy a great outdoor terrace, a book exchange, and a comfortable common room. It is modern and stylish and boasts comfortable and spacious suites. Guests will love relaxing before a great night out by lounging by the rooftop pool or enjoying a drink at the chic in-house restaurant.

It is far and away one of the coolest neighborhoods in Barcelona, an already notoriously cool city, thanks to its trendy restaurants, bohemian shops, and awesome bar scene. It is lively and vibrant and just bursting with pop culture.

Home to energetic artists, bohemian youth and curious creatives, El Raval is the place to see and be seen. Although it has undergone a revamp and resurgence in recent years, pickpocketing is still an issue in packed public spaces, and certain places are best avoided at night alone. Keep your wallets, purses and most valuable items on your person to avoid an unexpected loss or theft. It has a stylish lounge, a sun-soaked terrace, and a fully equipped modern kitchen.

A short walk to bars, restaurants, museums and shops, this hostel is perfectly located for exploring the city. Chic and basic, the name says it all! This modern three-star hotel has modern and spacious rooms, a unique restaurant, and a comfortable lounge.

Located at the heart of El Raval, this hotel is close to bars, cafes, boutiques and notable tourist sites, including Las Ramblas. Andante Hotel Barcelona is a contemporary three-star hotel in El Raval. Guests will love relaxing in their spacious and comfortable rooms or enjoying a drink on the rooftop terrace.

Exposed wooden beams in the ceiling make the apartment feel rustic yet chic — the finer touch for the those of finer class. Explore Barcelona at your leisure before returning for a candlelit dinner beneath the ambience of an interior timber abode.

Barceloneta is another of the best neighborhoods to stay in Barcelona; it feels like a small village within a bustling city! Stretching along the seashore, this neighborhood is also one of the best areas to stay in Barcelona for families. Eurostars Grand Marina is one of the best family hotels in Barcelona, and our top choice for places to stay in Barceloneta.

This five-star hotel has luxurious rooms, a rooftop swimming pool, and an on-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy free wifi, satellite channels and flat-screen TVs throughout their stay. Conveniently located in Barceloneta, this four-star hotel is ideally situated for exploring the city.

Enjoy swimming in the pool or lounging on the rooftop terrace at this modern and luxurious hotel. With an ocean view and ability to comfortably host five guests via two single beds, one king-size bed and a sofa bed and it looks the part, too. With so much to keep you busy, you want to make sure you pick the best area to stay in Barcelona based on the type of vacation you want. Concerened about whether these are the safest areas to stay in Barcelona? Check out our full piece on safety in Barcelona and also remember to get travel insurance!

Other than that, get out and enjoy Barna! Do you own an awesome hostel, hotel or apartment? Want to be featured in our list?

Yay for transparency! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. Your support helps me keep the site going. Writer and Editor, Ana Pereira is a California native, inspired by Earth exploration and introspection. Recently, she spent several months exploring Africa and South Asia. Thanks for informative article. I am looking for a central place to stay in Barcelona this summer and stumble on your site. It is really useful. I am looking forward more new articles from you!

Keep up good work! Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. First Time in Barcelona.

Barrio Gotico is the heart and soul of Barcelona. Packed with restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes, El Born is our pick for the best area to stay in Barcelona for nightlife. If you want to be surrounded by art and culture, El Raval is the neighborhood for you. Barceloneta is a neighborhood that feels like a small village within a bustling city. The Best Travel Backpack?! We recommend that you ensure your hotel is a short walk to a metro stop. You could then stay in a hotel almost anywhere in the city centre Zone 1 and still have ready access to the attractions via the metro system.

If you need to make a change to a different metro line on your journey then add an extra 10 minutes for the change. Use our Barcelona metro map to plot your route.

We have produced several resources that will help you decide which is the best area for your hotel. The first is our Barcelona neighbourhoods guide Barrios Guide. This guide gives you an overview to the main neighbourhoods in Barcelona enabling you to decide if that area has what you are looking for. The following areas have excellent transport, picturesque streets, right in the heart of the city centre and good for nightlife and sightseeing. Las Ramblas Barcelona's most famous street.

Barceloneta area - best area for Barcelona beaches. Rambla de Catalunya. Eixample area. Barceloneta is popular with families. The reason is that it provides ready access to Barcelona's beaches, and has a good number of apartments to rent, with plenty of mini markets for buying groceries and supplies. Families often want additional facilities over a hotel and for this reason apartment rental are popular with families.

Barceloneta also has a "community feel" to it which may be a preferable environment for a family. We have produced a Barcelona hotel map that links hotel reviews to specific sections of a Map of Barcelona.

This way you can easily select which hotel you would like to stay in during your visit. We have also provided links to online booking and reservation of the hotels.

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Taking the Hop-On Hop-Off bus is a great way to discover Barcelona in such a short timeframe, good choice! Yes, I totally recommend purchasing your tickets for Sagrada Familia a bit in advance at least 1 — 1. So my recommendation would be to take the touristic bus after you arrive, explore the city it has 3 different lines, the blue and red one take 2 hours each and the green one 40 minutes, so you will have some time for this , go to Picasso Museum or Barcelona Cathedral for a brief visit and then go to Sagrada Familia in the late afternoon, to catch the sunset there the best time to visit it!

I also recommend reading my article about Mistakes you should avoid at Sagrada Familia for more information. Hi Yulia. Am traveling to Barcelona with my 4 yr old daughter come September 5th all through till 10th September. This is our first time. Mind helping me with advice on the best places to visit, especially for the girl and for us to maximise on the tour.

Hi Janet! Actually, I have an entire article about it, which you can check out here — Barcelona with kids — 25 Awesome Things To Do The list has as many options as you need for your itinerary and you can choose the best activities for you and your daughter, regardless if you need something more relaxing, adventurous, cultural etc.

I am traveling with two of my girlfriends to Barcelona end of March We are going to see one of our favorite bands play and explore this great city. We want to eat delicious food and sightsee as well as shop. Will be staying 6 nights. We want quiet, safe and close to centre and explored air bnbs but decided against it and much rather stay at a hotel. Can you recommend which area would be best? We are not looking for crazy nightlife as we are older, late 50s, late 40s and late 30s.

We want to wander to cafes and local cool bars. Please advise. Most grateful. You can find my hotel recommendations right here in the article! Hope this helps and I wish all 3 of you a great time in Barcelona!

Question-what area to book a hotel for myself? Thinking of taking a cooking class. I love to hike, shop unusual shops, and really get a taste and feel of how locals truly live. Looking for any suggestions!! Thank you! If you want to get a sense of how the city really is, I would deffinitely recommend you to choose the district El Raval! As for cooking classes, I found a few interesting one on the GetYourGuide website, like this one , but there are more options, you can check them out on their website!

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for the newsletter! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Read my ultimate list of resources to help you stay happy and productive while at home! Are you ready? La Barceloneta — Where to stay in Barcelona with a family 3. Eixample 4. El Born — Where to stay in Barcelona for nightlife 5. Check the rates for Barcelona. Which area should you choose?

In order to choose the best places to stay in Barcelona for you, I have created this personalized list of recommendations: Best area to stay in Barcelona for luxury : Eixample Best area to stay in Barcelona for budget travelers: El Raval Best area to stay in Barcelona for nightlife : El Born Best area to stay in Barcelona for families : La Barceloneta For each district or neighbourhood I carefully selected some of the best hotels for every type of budget, be it 5-star hotels, middle-priced accommodations or hostels.

Hotel The Serras is a 5-star luxury hotel located right in the heart of the city! I am sure you will fall in love with the infinity pool on the rooftop, the Michelin-starred restaurant and the amazingly decorated rooms!

This hotel is actually the building where Pablo Picasso lived and started his career in ! The Wittmore has amazing city views and extremely quiet rooms where you will be able to relax after a full day. I am sure you will also enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar where they await you with a wide range of tasty meals and different types of wine!

Make sure to book your stay here if you want to be in one of the best hotels in the heart of the city! Of course, you will be right in the heart of the city, close to many restaurants, clubs and bars if you want to go out and have a good time! NH Barcelona Barri Gotic is located right in the heart of the area, but also very close to the beach.

They have free Wi-Fi, delicious breakfast options and lots of nice spots for shopping and dining around. The rooms are clean and modern and you can even stay and relax in the lounge area. The hours reception is a great bonus, as it will give you some flexibility in planning your stay in Barcelona. Get ready to have a great time here!

The rooms are very simple and clean, perfect for a comfortable stay in the city. Plus, you will be a short walk away to all the important attractions in one of the best areas in Barcelona!

Book your hotel in Barrio Gotico. La Barceloneta — Where to stay in Barcelona with a family I am sure you heard about the famous Barceloneta Beach before, have you?

It offers excellent service, amazing design and a unique view over the sea and the entire city. The perfect place for a luxury, signature stay in Barcelona! Hotel Arts Barcelona is another 5-star luxury hotel in Barceloneta on the beach that stands up with its cool outdoor pools, panoramic city views and incredible spa where you can completely relax after a day of exploring Barcelona. The rooms are very clean and stylish and the entire hotel has many great facilities such as a very good on-site restaurant, bar and even a garden terrace.

This one awaits you with amazing restaurants that serve traditional Spanish cuisine! Which area to stay in for first time visitor? Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Barcelona forums. All forums. Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content. Re: Which area to stay in for first time visitor? Riff M. Destination Expert for San Diego. Ask a question. May 14, Anyone else struggling with refunds?

See All Barcelona Conversations. View Hotel. Hotel Catalunya. Plaza Catalunya. Hotel Gaudi. We are traveling to Barcelona for a week in July with our two kids, aged 9 and We would like to base ourselves outside the city, at a beach resort that has restaurants and facilities, but is not too busy. We want to be close enough to come into the city a couple of days, but also give the kids beach time and a trip to a water park. Any suggestions? They have tons of bars, attractions, water parks, close to the beach, and are affordable and family-oriented.

Thanks Ash. Two great options to consider. Have you any thoughts on it? Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

When I came to this city I had to live in about 5 or 6 of them before I even got my bearings. Where Should I Stay in Barcelona? Nightlife options nearby. Beach convenience. Pros Nearly every form of airport transport gets you here in a hurry. Cons A ton of hotels line the street made up of tourist traps of any kind from tapas bars to clubs to souvenirs. Pros The charm of this safe and central neighbourhood comes from its pedestrian only streets and tasteful street art which creates arguably the prettiest barrio in the city.

Cons If there are any downsides it would be that bars and restaurants tend to be pricey — but keep in mind this means quality too. Pros What will strike you about this very safe area is the never-ending supply of beautiful squares and its complete lack of chain restaurants and shops.

Cons Downsides? Pros Locals go here for big nights at quirky bars or bumping clubs. For solo travelers this will be your best bet to meet people.

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The best place to people watch is Plaça Reial situated off Las Ramblas and features the beautiful Fountain of Three Graces. Architecture lovers. Best locations to stay in Barcelona for sightseeing, attractions, safety, convenience, transport, shopping and nightlife? If you're looking to stay in the heart of Barcelona, you can't get more central than the medieval.

El Raval is also known for global cuisine, hip tapas bars, and vegetarian restaurants, with the densest dining clusters around Carrer del Dr. El Raval has some of the best-value accommodation in central Barcelona, along with one-of-a-kind boutique hotels and a couple of luxurious options.

It consists of a maze of tiny streets that are a little quieter than its neighbor, but not at all short of attractions. To the northeast, El Born is bordered by the zoo, lakes, and fountains of the vast Parc de la Ciutadella.

Accommodation is a mix of imaginative boutique hotels, family-friendly mid-range options, and several good cheap hotels. Accommodation leans towards luxury and boutique hotels, with few budget options. Grand buildings from the International Exhibition line the pedestrian boulevard that leads to the Magic Fountain; in the summer months, there is a sound-and-light show here in the evenings. Beyond, escalators take you up to Palau Nacional.

This quiet neighborhood, home to young families, artists and new arrivals in Barcelona, sits between Eixample and the hills to the north of the city. Accommodation consists largely of budget-friendly hostels and hotels.

This largely working class neighborhood manages to maintain its down to earth vibe, and its narrow streets are lined with low-key neighborhood tapas, bodegas, and some of the best seafood restaurants in the city. Accommodation in Barceloneta is limited to a handful of budget and midrange hotels, with one excellent high-end hotel at the south end of the beach.

Hotels here are mostly in the mid-range category, with a few budget spots. There are plenty of wallet-friendly options, too, particularly along Carrer del Parlament, with its traditional tapas bars and hipster cafes. Just north of Barceloneta, along the coast, Poblenou is an old industrial district where the decrepit warehouses have given way to sleek office buildings, contemporary design hotels, industrial-scale nightclubs, and trendy beach bars.

The W hotel and the beaches of Barceloneta. Free Travel Guides. Get Started Here! We have produced several resources that will help you decide which is the best area for your hotel. The first is our Barcelona neighbourhoods guide Barrios Guide. This guide gives you an overview to the main neighbourhoods in Barcelona enabling you to decide if that area has what you are looking for. The following areas have excellent transport, picturesque streets, right in the heart of the city centre and good for nightlife and sightseeing.

Las Ramblas Barcelona's most famous street. Barceloneta area - best area for Barcelona beaches. Rambla de Catalunya. Eixample area. Barceloneta is popular with families. The reason is that it provides ready access to Barcelona's beaches, and has a good number of apartments to rent, with plenty of mini markets for buying groceries and supplies. Families often want additional facilities over a hotel and for this reason apartment rental are popular with families.

Barceloneta also has a "community feel" to it which may be a preferable environment for a family. We have produced a Barcelona hotel map that links hotel reviews to specific sections of a Map of Barcelona. This way you can easily select which hotel you would like to stay in during your visit.

We have also provided links to online booking and reservation of the hotels. Barcelona hotel map - show the locations of hotels in each Barcelona area and is linked to detailed reviews of each hotel. The areas we mentioned above are well lit with plenty of people around at all hours. There is a pickpocketing problem in the city due to its popularity as a tourist destination however if you follow our Barcelona safety tips you will be well prepared for a safe visit to the city.

We hope you found this page helpful to choose the best location to stay on your visit to Barcelona.

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Visit for the first time or the fiftieth, Barcelona never fails to surprise, and even a You'll find some of the best places to stay in Spain here, too. It includes the best areas for the first time visitor, families and couples. We even included a big map with all. JUMP TO: In a Hurry? | Best Accommodation | Neighborhood Guide | First Time in Barcelona.

Riff M. Destination Expert for San Diego. Ask a question. May 14, Anyone else struggling with refunds? See All Barcelona Conversations. View Hotel. Hotel Catalunya. Plaza Catalunya. Hotel Gaudi. Ayre Hotel Caspe. Ayre Hotel Gran Via. Rambla Cat Inn. Melia Barcelona Sky. View all hotels. Top questions about Barcelona.

Clothing in Spian, Just relax! How do I find a legal rental apartment? What can I see at the Parc de la Ciutadella? Can I buy tickets in advance? Where can I see flamenco? Where can I eat paella? BGJ-DC 2, forum posts. Doffcocker 17, forum posts. EnricM 11, forum posts. Lynda 24, forum posts. Members who are knowledgeable about this destination and volunteer their time to answer travelers' questions. It is also remarkably safe. This underrated neighbourhood finds itself in a picturesque area under Montjuic Hill.

This up and coming area used to be the industrial heart of the city. What we have now is bustling area full of warehouse apartments and new hotels. Having a walk through this area even in summer gives a sense of near-abandonment — but in a good way. Taking a stroll down car-free Rambla del Poble Nou and its cafes and ice cream shops is almost like a small town.

There are also very few nightlife and shopping opportunities. Cover photo credit: Jorge Franganillo via Visualhunt. This was so unbelievably helpful when planning my trip to Barcelona. Thank you for taking the time to compile this awesome post! Thanks for all the great info on your website. I wonder can you suggest a resort close to Barcelona to suit us. We are traveling to Barcelona for a week in July with our two kids, aged 9 and We would like to base ourselves outside the city, at a beach resort that has restaurants and facilities, but is not too busy.

We want to be close enough to come into the city a couple of days, but also give the kids beach time and a trip to a water park. Any suggestions? They have tons of bars, attractions, water parks, close to the beach, and are affordable and family-oriented. Thanks Ash. Two great options to consider. Have you any thoughts on it? Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

When I came to this city I had to live in about 5 or 6 of them before I even got my bearings. Where Should I Stay in Barcelona? Nightlife options nearby. Beach convenience. Pros Nearly every form of airport transport gets you here in a hurry. Cons A ton of hotels line the street made up of tourist traps of any kind from tapas bars to clubs to souvenirs.

Pros The charm of this safe and central neighbourhood comes from its pedestrian only streets and tasteful street art which creates arguably the prettiest barrio in the city.

Cons If there are any downsides it would be that bars and restaurants tend to be pricey — but keep in mind this means quality too. Pros What will strike you about this very safe area is the never-ending supply of beautiful squares and its complete lack of chain restaurants and shops. Cons Downsides? Pros Locals go here for big nights at quirky bars or bumping clubs.

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While it can be touristy, El Born is one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. However, it is not as well-connected to the city for first time visitors and does not. The best place to people watch is Plaça Reial situated off Las Ramblas and features the beautiful Fountain of Three Graces. Architecture lovers. If you're looking to stay in the heart of Barcelona, you can't get more central than the medieval.

Accommodation consists largely of budget-friendly hostels and hotels. This largely working class neighborhood manages to maintain its down to earth vibe, and its narrow streets are lined with low-key neighborhood tapas, bodegas, and some of the best seafood restaurants in the city.

Accommodation in Barceloneta is limited to a handful of budget and midrange hotels, with one excellent high-end hotel at the south end of the beach. Hotels here are mostly in the mid-range category, with a few budget spots. There are plenty of wallet-friendly options, too, particularly along Carrer del Parlament, with its traditional tapas bars and hipster cafes. Just north of Barceloneta, along the coast, Poblenou is an old industrial district where the decrepit warehouses have given way to sleek office buildings, contemporary design hotels, industrial-scale nightclubs, and trendy beach bars.

The W hotel and the beaches of Barceloneta. Free Travel Guides. Get Started Here! But Barcelona is compact. Your email address will not be published. Can you recommend a good hotel close to the Barcelona cruise terminal? Travelling with husband, staying Friday-Monday. Want to see some of the the top attractions, and especially Gaudi. Knowing that the Spanish dine very late, I would like to be in an area with restaurants fairly near by. And it should be a safe area - read at the safety post here that it is no reason to stay at Las Ramblas , because there are so many other nice place So please give me the name of the right district to keep in mind when browsing the hotel offers.

To get a feel for the 'geography' of the city and the character of the different areas, try the 'FAQ - Which area should I stay in?

Placa de Catalunya is a good area for 1st timers. Convenient for transportation Aerobus from airport and sightseeing. Accomodation in the lovely El Born district - great for good bars and restaurants is mainly apartments rather than hotels. Again not many hotels in either Barceloneta or the cosmopolitan Gracia area. We are first time visitors expecting to arrive in September. We chose to stay in Eixemple, a street near Placa Catalunya, for ease of access to sights and transportation.

I can recommend you Ayre Hotel Caspe Barcelona. It is a vey nice hotel, it is close to the centre but in a safe area. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. I am sure you will also enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar where they await you with a wide range of tasty meals and different types of wine! Make sure to book your stay here if you want to be in one of the best hotels in the heart of the city! Of course, you will be right in the heart of the city, close to many restaurants, clubs and bars if you want to go out and have a good time!

NH Barcelona Barri Gotic is located right in the heart of the area, but also very close to the beach. They have free Wi-Fi, delicious breakfast options and lots of nice spots for shopping and dining around. The rooms are clean and modern and you can even stay and relax in the lounge area. The hours reception is a great bonus, as it will give you some flexibility in planning your stay in Barcelona. Get ready to have a great time here!

The rooms are very simple and clean, perfect for a comfortable stay in the city. Plus, you will be a short walk away to all the important attractions in one of the best areas in Barcelona! Book your hotel in Barrio Gotico. La Barceloneta — Where to stay in Barcelona with a family I am sure you heard about the famous Barceloneta Beach before, have you?

It offers excellent service, amazing design and a unique view over the sea and the entire city. The perfect place for a luxury, signature stay in Barcelona! Hotel Arts Barcelona is another 5-star luxury hotel in Barceloneta on the beach that stands up with its cool outdoor pools, panoramic city views and incredible spa where you can completely relax after a day of exploring Barcelona.

The rooms are very clean and stylish and the entire hotel has many great facilities such as a very good on-site restaurant, bar and even a garden terrace. This one awaits you with amazing restaurants that serve traditional Spanish cuisine!

The rooms are clean and spacious and you can even use the laundry facilities, lockers and padlocks! Kalma Sitges Hotel is right on the beach, which is a great bonus. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are tidy. You will be close to many good seafood restaurants because you are so close to the beach! Book your hotel in Barceloneta. Eixample Eixample is a newer neighborhood than, for example, the Gothic Quarter.

During your stay here, you will be spoiled with a heated outdoor pool, a Michelin-starred restaurant and gorgeous, spacious rooms!

The rooms are super clean and soundproofed, so I guarantee you will sleep like a baby here! Bcn Urban Hotels Gran Rosellon is a cool and super modern 4-star hotel with middle-priced options. I am sure you will enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool, the awesome fitness center and the sun terrace! The rooms are very simple and clean and the ceilings and floors are simply gorgeous! You can choose from private rooms and dormitory rooms, depending on your budget and preferences.

A great place to make international friends! You can also benefit from the shared kitchen where you can cook your meals. Book your hotel in Eixample. El Born — Where to stay in Barcelona for nightlife Are you a night owl looking to dance the night away? You can also have some great meals at their on-site restaurant, or you can relax with a delicious cocktail at their amazing bar! Hotel Banys Orientals is my second luxury recommendations and I am sure you will like the fact that the hotel is actually a building from the 18th century!

The rooms are super chic and clean and they even have balconies where you can enjoy the view and just relax. Make sure to book a room here if your dream is to stay in one of the best areas for nightlife! Each morning you can enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to discover the neighborhood and the city!

One of the best middle-priced hotels in one of the best areas around! Hotel Oasis is my second middle-priced recommendation in this area. The hotel has an overall cozy atmosphere and the rooms are nicely decorated. What more would you need?!

The rooms are very simple and clean and they will offer everything you need for a good quality budget stay in Barcelona. Book your hotel in El Born. El Raval — Where to stay in Barcelona on a budget In case you want to taste some of the real Barcelona life, with both its good and bad sides, El Raval is your choice!

It is actually a 19th century building that was restored and transformed into a luxury accommodation with a heated rooftop pool, a cool restaurant, a sun terrace and more! Definitely one of the best hotels around! You can taste the authentic Catalan cuisine, bathe in the awesome outdoor or indoor pool or get an awesome massage!

Gaudi Hotel — Do you want to stay in a stunning hotel in Barcelona where you will have a view of Park Guell on the terrace? Then this is the place to be! Gaudi Hotel has very clean and modern rooms, a great bar, laundry and ironing services and more! You will also find many cool cafes and restaurants in the surrounding area! This accommodation is also close to El Poble Sec and other cool landmarks around. Niu Barcelona is another good idea because it has a cute rooftop terrace, an awesome outdoor pool and you can choose from different types of rooms, depending on their size and types of bathrooms.

Book your stay here if you want to be in one of the best budget areas in Barcelona and get ready to have an enjoyable time! Book your hotel in El Raval. Plus, it is located in one of the best areas in the city — the town centre!

Clean and cozy! Plus, the location is pretty close to the beach as well! This accommodation is very well placed, only 5. Book your stay near El Prat Airport. Type your dates below to see the rates for the available hotels: Booking.

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It includes the best areas for the first time visitor, families and couples. We even included a big map with all. The best place to people watch is Plaça Reial situated off Las Ramblas and features the beautiful Fountain of Three Graces. Architecture lovers. The best area to stay in Barcelona for first time visitors is Barrio Gotico (the.

The area is generally more residential and laid-back than other areas on offer. Check Hotel 54 Barceloneta on Booking. It offers a hour reception, free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with a smart TV. It is just yards from the beach, with free Wi-Fi and 2 outdoor pools. They have an elegant bathroom with rain shower. There are myriad museums and art galleries, and it generally feels a lot more spacious here than some of the older parts of the city like The Gothic Quarter.

Some of the finest accommodation choices in the city are based here. This luxurious hotel has free WiFi and a terrace. Each stylish room has high ceilings, satellite TV and air conditioning. The private bathrooms include a bathtub or shower and hairdryer. The food and restaurants here and excellent due to it being a uniquely multi-cultural area in the city and you get anything from local food to Chinese, and South American delicacies. The area will be well-known to Hemingway fans since he used to frequent the bars here often including the Bar Marsella absinthe bar also a favourite of Picasso.

This alternative area will suit people looking to be based in a lively hub who need not look further for their bar and restaurant needs. Despite being far removed from its history, there are still some relatively unsafe areas in this part of the city and pickpocketing is quite high. Check Hotel Midmost on Booking. Hotel Midmost is a few steps from the famous Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter.

This stylish hotel features a seasonal roof terrace with a pool and views over the city. It offers bright rooms, a free Wi-Fi zone and hour reception. Well served by public transport, it offers hour reception and free luggage storage. If so, then El Poble-Sec is the perfect neighbourhood if you like a peaceful space to wander and local food. The food is cheap, delicious and easily washed down with some vermouth from one of the nearby bars. This is an ideal option for budget travellers, foodies, and people who want an authentic slice of Catalan life.

Check Hotel Brummell on Booking. Guests will benefit from free and unlimited yoga classes. A running club, for both guests and locals, is organized regularly.

Each one has a flat-screen TV, minibar, work desk and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. It features an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, cocktail bar and mini golf. Poblenou is famous for street parties which it throws often but for two weeks in September, you can attend the Festa Mejor del Poblenou which is a real celebration of culture including live performances, food, and music.

The famous design museum La Plataforma is based here as well as other art galleries and performance spaces. The neighbourhood is well known for being a hub for local artists, enhanced by the abundance of street art in the area which you can find at every turn. Suited to mid-range and budget travellers who love alternative, laid-back vibes. Check Capri by Fraser Barcelona on Booking.

Capri by Fraser Barcelona offers chic air-conditioned and spacious suites and apartments with a flat-screen cable TV and a seating area. There is a fully-equipped kitchenette including a minibar, a work desk and a safe, and the private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and amenities.

A sauna and a bicycle rental service are available for guests. At the hotel, each room has a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Golden Tulip Barcelona provides a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and terrace. There is a restaurant and a shared lounge. A unique and peaceful spot if you love small town charm, it has a similar vibe to Montmartre in Paris and is full of undiscovered gems in terms of cafes, restaurants, and local shops. Also, it is quite far to the tourist attractions around 30 minutes so if you are in Barcelona for the first time, you may not want to spend so much time on the metro.

It features a hour reception and modern rooms with hydromassage showers. Each room has a TV, desk and private bathroom. Hotel Barcelona has an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. The 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. A buffet breakfast with show cooking is served every morning at the property.

Part hipster neighbourhood and part quiet residential area, this is a modern hub in the old city. Convenient for transportation Aerobus from airport and sightseeing.

Accomodation in the lovely El Born district - great for good bars and restaurants is mainly apartments rather than hotels. Again not many hotels in either Barceloneta or the cosmopolitan Gracia area. We are first time visitors expecting to arrive in September. We chose to stay in Eixemple, a street near Placa Catalunya, for ease of access to sights and transportation. I can recommend you Ayre Hotel Caspe Barcelona. It is a vey nice hotel, it is close to the centre but in a safe area.

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albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru › faq › accommodation › hotels. Where Should I Stay in Barcelona? Whether you're a first-timer or seasoned veteran this is always a great question. Tourists usually only stick. Placa de Catalunya is a good area for 1st timers. Close to both the new part of Barcelona (L'Eixample) and the older parts (Barri Gotic, El Born). Convenient for​.

If there are any downsides it would be that bars and restaurants tend to be pricey — but keep in mind this means quality too. Gracia used to be a separate town from Barcelona and retains some of its independent feel. What will strike you about this very safe area is the never-ending supply of beautiful squares and its complete lack of chain restaurants and shops.

This may be the only true Catalan neighbourhood left. Locals go here for big nights at quirky bars or bumping clubs. Dive bar and street food lovers should pay attention here.

Look for the turquoise neighborhood flag hanging from the balconies. With only one metro station in the area trains get crowded especially during summer. This fashionable area is known for its fascinating grids that make great aerial photography. While you may be confused as it is divided into 7 sub-neighbourhoods keep in mind the easily navigable streets of the area are consistently littered with trendy bars and cafes. It is also remarkably safe. This underrated neighbourhood finds itself in a picturesque area under Montjuic Hill.

This up and coming area used to be the industrial heart of the city. What we have now is bustling area full of warehouse apartments and new hotels. Having a walk through this area even in summer gives a sense of near-abandonment — but in a good way. Taking a stroll down car-free Rambla del Poble Nou and its cafes and ice cream shops is almost like a small town. There are also very few nightlife and shopping opportunities. Cover photo credit: Jorge Franganillo via Visualhunt.

This was so unbelievably helpful when planning my trip to Barcelona. Thank you for taking the time to compile this awesome post! Thanks for all the great info on your website. I wonder can you suggest a resort close to Barcelona to suit us. We are traveling to Barcelona for a week in July with our two kids, aged 9 and We would like to base ourselves outside the city, at a beach resort that has restaurants and facilities, but is not too busy.

We want to be close enough to come into the city a couple of days, but also give the kids beach time and a trip to a water park. Any suggestions? They have tons of bars, attractions, water parks, close to the beach, and are affordable and family-oriented. Thanks Ash. Two great options to consider. Have you any thoughts on it? Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Learn how your comment data is processed. When I came to this city I had to live in about 5 or 6 of them before I even got my bearings. We want quiet, safe and close to centre and explored air bnbs but decided against it and much rather stay at a hotel. Can you recommend which area would be best? We are not looking for crazy nightlife as we are older, late 50s, late 40s and late 30s.

We want to wander to cafes and local cool bars. Please advise. Most grateful. You can find my hotel recommendations right here in the article! Hope this helps and I wish all 3 of you a great time in Barcelona! Question-what area to book a hotel for myself? Thinking of taking a cooking class. I love to hike, shop unusual shops, and really get a taste and feel of how locals truly live.

Looking for any suggestions!! Thank you! If you want to get a sense of how the city really is, I would deffinitely recommend you to choose the district El Raval!

As for cooking classes, I found a few interesting one on the GetYourGuide website, like this one , but there are more options, you can check them out on their website! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for the newsletter! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Read my ultimate list of resources to help you stay happy and productive while at home! Are you ready? La Barceloneta — Where to stay in Barcelona with a family 3.

Eixample 4. El Born — Where to stay in Barcelona for nightlife 5. Check the rates for Barcelona. Which area should you choose? In order to choose the best places to stay in Barcelona for you, I have created this personalized list of recommendations: Best area to stay in Barcelona for luxury : Eixample Best area to stay in Barcelona for budget travelers: El Raval Best area to stay in Barcelona for nightlife : El Born Best area to stay in Barcelona for families : La Barceloneta For each district or neighbourhood I carefully selected some of the best hotels for every type of budget, be it 5-star hotels, middle-priced accommodations or hostels.

Hotel The Serras is a 5-star luxury hotel located right in the heart of the city! I am sure you will fall in love with the infinity pool on the rooftop, the Michelin-starred restaurant and the amazingly decorated rooms! This hotel is actually the building where Pablo Picasso lived and started his career in ! The Wittmore has amazing city views and extremely quiet rooms where you will be able to relax after a full day.

I am sure you will also enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar where they await you with a wide range of tasty meals and different types of wine!

Make sure to book your stay here if you want to be in one of the best hotels in the heart of the city! Of course, you will be right in the heart of the city, close to many restaurants, clubs and bars if you want to go out and have a good time!

NH Barcelona Barri Gotic is located right in the heart of the area, but also very close to the beach. They have free Wi-Fi, delicious breakfast options and lots of nice spots for shopping and dining around. The rooms are clean and modern and you can even stay and relax in the lounge area.

The hours reception is a great bonus, as it will give you some flexibility in planning your stay in Barcelona. Get ready to have a great time here! The rooms are very simple and clean, perfect for a comfortable stay in the city. Plus, you will be a short walk away to all the important attractions in one of the best areas in Barcelona!

Book your hotel in Barrio Gotico. La Barceloneta — Where to stay in Barcelona with a family I am sure you heard about the famous Barceloneta Beach before, have you? It offers excellent service, amazing design and a unique view over the sea and the entire city. The perfect place for a luxury, signature stay in Barcelona! Hotel Arts Barcelona is another 5-star luxury hotel in Barceloneta on the beach that stands up with its cool outdoor pools, panoramic city views and incredible spa where you can completely relax after a day of exploring Barcelona.

The rooms are very clean and stylish and the entire hotel has many great facilities such as a very good on-site restaurant, bar and even a garden terrace. This one awaits you with amazing restaurants that serve traditional Spanish cuisine!

The rooms are clean and spacious and you can even use the laundry facilities, lockers and padlocks! Kalma Sitges Hotel is right on the beach, which is a great bonus. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are tidy. You will be close to many good seafood restaurants because you are so close to the beach! Book your hotel in Barceloneta.

Eixample Eixample is a newer neighborhood than, for example, the Gothic Quarter. During your stay here, you will be spoiled with a heated outdoor pool, a Michelin-starred restaurant and gorgeous, spacious rooms! The rooms are super clean and soundproofed, so I guarantee you will sleep like a baby here!

Bcn Urban Hotels Gran Rosellon is a cool and super modern 4-star hotel with middle-priced options. I am sure you will enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool, the awesome fitness center and the sun terrace! The rooms are very simple and clean and the ceilings and floors are simply gorgeous!

You can choose from private rooms and dormitory rooms, depending on your budget and preferences. A great place to make international friends! You can also benefit from the shared kitchen where you can cook your meals. Book your hotel in Eixample. El Born — Where to stay in Barcelona for nightlife Are you a night owl looking to dance the night away? You can also have some great meals at their on-site restaurant, or you can relax with a delicious cocktail at their amazing bar! Hotel Banys Orientals is my second luxury recommendations and I am sure you will like the fact that the hotel is actually a building from the 18th century!

The rooms are super chic and clean and they even have balconies where you can enjoy the view and just relax. Make sure to book a room here if your dream is to stay in one of the best areas for nightlife! Each morning you can enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to discover the neighborhood and the city!

One of the best middle-priced hotels in one of the best areas around! Hotel Oasis is my second middle-priced recommendation in this area. The hotel has an overall cozy atmosphere and the rooms are nicely decorated. What more would you need?! The rooms are very simple and clean and they will offer everything you need for a good quality budget stay in Barcelona. Book your hotel in El Born. El Raval — Where to stay in Barcelona on a budget In case you want to taste some of the real Barcelona life, with both its good and bad sides, El Raval is your choice!

It is actually a 19th century building that was restored and transformed into a luxury accommodation with a heated rooftop pool, a cool restaurant, a sun terrace and more! Definitely one of the best hotels around! You can taste the authentic Catalan cuisine, bathe in the awesome outdoor or indoor pool or get an awesome massage!

Gaudi Hotel — Do you want to stay in a stunning hotel in Barcelona where you will have a view of Park Guell on the terrace? Then this is the place to be! Gaudi Hotel has very clean and modern rooms, a great bar, laundry and ironing services and more! You will also find many cool cafes and restaurants in the surrounding area!

This accommodation is also close to El Poble Sec and other cool landmarks around. Niu Barcelona is another good idea because it has a cute rooftop terrace, an awesome outdoor pool and you can choose from different types of rooms, depending on their size and types of bathrooms.

Book your stay here if you want to be in one of the best budget areas in Barcelona and get ready to have an enjoyable time! Book your hotel in El Raval. Plus, it is located in one of the best areas in the city — the town centre!

Clean and cozy! Plus, the location is pretty close to the beach as well! This accommodation is very well placed, only 5. Book your stay near El Prat Airport. Type your dates below to see the rates for the available hotels: Booking.

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Placa de Catalunya is a good area for 1st timers. Close to both the new part of Barcelona (L'Eixample) and the older parts (Barri Gotic, El Born). Convenient for​. albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru › faq › accommodation › hotels. Where Should I Stay in Barcelona? Whether you're a first-timer or seasoned veteran this is always a great question. Tourists usually only stick.

This underrated neighbourhood finds itself in a picturesque area under Montjuic Hill. This up and coming area used to be the industrial heart of the city. What we have now is bustling area full of warehouse apartments and new hotels. Having a walk through this area even in summer gives a sense of near-abandonment — but in a good way. Taking a stroll down car-free Rambla del Poble Nou and its cafes and ice cream shops is almost like a small town.

There are also very few nightlife and shopping opportunities. Cover photo credit: Jorge Franganillo via Visualhunt. This was so unbelievably helpful when planning my trip to Barcelona. Thank you for taking the time to compile this awesome post! Thanks for all the great info on your website. I wonder can you suggest a resort close to Barcelona to suit us. We are traveling to Barcelona for a week in July with our two kids, aged 9 and We would like to base ourselves outside the city, at a beach resort that has restaurants and facilities, but is not too busy.

We want to be close enough to come into the city a couple of days, but also give the kids beach time and a trip to a water park. Any suggestions? They have tons of bars, attractions, water parks, close to the beach, and are affordable and family-oriented.

Thanks Ash. Two great options to consider. Have you any thoughts on it? Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. When I came to this city I had to live in about 5 or 6 of them before I even got my bearings. Accommodation consists largely of budget-friendly hostels and hotels. This largely working class neighborhood manages to maintain its down to earth vibe, and its narrow streets are lined with low-key neighborhood tapas, bodegas, and some of the best seafood restaurants in the city.

Accommodation in Barceloneta is limited to a handful of budget and midrange hotels, with one excellent high-end hotel at the south end of the beach. Hotels here are mostly in the mid-range category, with a few budget spots. There are plenty of wallet-friendly options, too, particularly along Carrer del Parlament, with its traditional tapas bars and hipster cafes.

Just north of Barceloneta, along the coast, Poblenou is an old industrial district where the decrepit warehouses have given way to sleek office buildings, contemporary design hotels, industrial-scale nightclubs, and trendy beach bars. The W hotel and the beaches of Barceloneta. Free Travel Guides. Get Started Here! But Barcelona is compact. Your email address will not be published. Can you recommend a good hotel close to the Barcelona cruise terminal?

This is the top-pick of neighborhoods for where to stay in Barcelona on your first time adventure through the city. In addition to historic sites, this neighborhood is packed with great restaurants, lively bars, and fantastic shopping.

This hostel is located at the heart of Barcelona. It is quiet and comfortable and has a kitchen, common room and excellent facilities. They even host free walking tours to help guests explore and better understand the city. Thanks to its central location, Regencia Colon Hotel is out top choice for where to stay in Barrio Gotico.

You probably still should though…. This hotel is a great blend of historic charm and modern comfort. It has a central location close to shopping and sightseeing areas. It also is well-equipped with a coffee bar, a laundry service, and free wifi so guests can rest and unwind after a long day of exploring. Did somebody say… humongous lollipops? Montjuic is a large neighborhood south of the centre of Barcelona.

A great escape from the busy city, Montjuic is a calm oasis with stunning views. From backpacker hostels to boutique hotels, this Barcelona district has something for travellers of all styles, ages, and budgets.

It has three common areas, a fully equipped kitchen, and super fast wifi. Hotel Para lel is a great choice for travellers on a budget. It boasts a delightful restaurant, and guests can enjoy satellite channels and flat-screen TVs. This charming and modern hotel is our other top pick for where to stay in Montjuic.

It has a sun-soaked terrace, a relaxing bar, and an exciting on-site casino. With a colorful living room inspired by Barcelonese vintage and modern elements, this apartment is perfect for if you want to be away from all the hustle and bustle of the tourists but still close enough to the Poble Sec neighborhood — a short walk from Las Ramblas and a quick Metro ride to the city center less than 10 minutes.

El Born was previously one of the most dangerous and seedy parts of the city. Over the last 30 years, following the Olympic Games, it has shed its dangerous character and has transformed into one of the liveliest areas of the city that breathes excitement both day and night.

Packed with restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes, El Born is the pick for the best area to stay in Barcelona for nightlife. Source: saiko3p Shutterstock. It is just a short walk from the neighborhoods best bars and clubs and is surrounded by restaurants, shops, cafes and attractions. Enjoy a great outdoor terrace, a book exchange, and a comfortable common room. It is modern and stylish and boasts comfortable and spacious suites. Guests will love relaxing before a great night out by lounging by the rooftop pool or enjoying a drink at the chic in-house restaurant.

It is far and away one of the coolest neighborhoods in Barcelona, an already notoriously cool city, thanks to its trendy restaurants, bohemian shops, and awesome bar scene. It is lively and vibrant and just bursting with pop culture. Home to energetic artists, bohemian youth and curious creatives, El Raval is the place to see and be seen. Although it has undergone a revamp and resurgence in recent years, pickpocketing is still an issue in packed public spaces, and certain places are best avoided at night alone.

Keep your wallets, purses and most valuable items on your person to avoid an unexpected loss or theft. It has a stylish lounge, a sun-soaked terrace, and a fully equipped modern kitchen. A short walk to bars, restaurants, museums and shops, this hostel is perfectly located for exploring the city.

Chic and basic, the name says it all! This modern three-star hotel has modern and spacious rooms, a unique restaurant, and a comfortable lounge. Located at the heart of El Raval, this hotel is close to bars, cafes, boutiques and notable tourist sites, including Las Ramblas.

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The best area to stay in Barcelona for first time visitors is Barrio Gotico (the. Visit for the first time or the fiftieth, Barcelona never fails to surprise, and even a You'll find some of the best places to stay in Spain here, too. The best area to stay in Barcelona for first time visitors is Barrio Gotico (the.

This is definitely the best area in Barcelona for people who are visiting the city for the very first time! The famous avenue La Rambla is the center of this neighborhood and you can also find the popular La Boqueria Market there — one of the most famous food halls in the entire city where you can go to buy authentic ingredients and food!

This neighborhood is perfect for people who want to do sightseeing, especially those of you who are visiting Barcelona for the very first time. If you stay there, you will be close to the central area and most of the attractions. I am sure you heard about the famous Barceloneta Beach before, have you? It is one of the authentic neighborhoods of Barcelona and also the most demanded one amongst tourists!

Barceloneta is the perfect area for beach lovers! The city has a coastline of six kilometers of beaches and the very first one and most accessible is Barceloneta. This transformed it into a place full of tourists, but also of amazing seafood restaurants where you can get to taste the real Spanish cuisine! Here are my recommendations of hotels — all of them have fabulous reviews, great location close to the beach and I also sorted them out by price for your convenience:.

Still, I will recommend two places where you can book a room in case you want to be as close to the beach as possible. Hurry up to book them if you see them available for your dates! Eixample is a newer neighborhood than, for example, the Gothic Quarter. I definitely recommend it to travelers that are planning to be based in one of the best areas in Barcelona for an upscale stay!

Eixample is not as crowded, as it is made of large avenues where you can have a nice walk and discover the city. It is also very close to the city center and if you want to stay in some of the most gorgeous luxury hotels in Barcelona, this is the place to be! That being said, here are the best hotels I could find in one of the best areas around:. Are you a night owl looking to dance the night away?

Then search no more, as El Born is one of the best areas for nightlife! El Born is another historical area of Barcelona, but a little bit more modern than the Gothic Quarter. If you pass right through the Arc de Triomf you will reach the beautiful area of El Born, a place rich in good restaurants and tapas bars. You can also find there Santa Caterina Market , a food hall almost as popular as Boqueria! In case you want to taste some of the real Barcelona life, with both its good and bad sides, El Raval is your choice!

It is one of the most controversial neighborhoods of the city, as you will get to see there very clearly the multiculturalism and gentrification of Barcelona. El Raval is bursting with hipster cafes and cool shops and there are things happening every minute over there!

If you feel like this is the best area for you, here are the top hotels in El Raval I have hand-picked for you:. In which case I will tell you that I feel the same! Luckily for the both of us, Barcelona has TONS of amazing Airbnb options that will satisfy any preference and pocket size. Below I have selected the best apartments in Barcelona, all of them in the city center and with fabulous reviews:.

The airport is located 15 km from the city center, which means around 20 minutes by car with no traffic. In case you have a very late or very early flight, a wise idea would be to book your stay as close to the airport as possible.

If you have decided to do so, here are the best airport hotels I have selected for you one for each type of budget :. Yay, you have reached the end of my complete post on the best neighborhoods and hotels in the city! Barcelona is so unique and diverse, it was really hard finding only 5 neighborhoods to recommend!

Each of these areas are very different from each other, and the choice really depends on your own preferences and budget! The city is definitely worth visiting, I have spent 3 months there, and it still was not enough! I hope my ultimate guide on Barcelona areas and hotels has helped you to decide on which area is the best for you to stay in and find your perfect accommodation!

NOTE: However, if you want to read my tips on things to do in Barcelona, how to avoid the crazy lines to Sagrada Familia, what to visit outside Barcelona and more, please click here to find all my content about this beautiful city!

As usual, do not hesitate to ask me any questions in the comments section below if you want to ask for additional information, it is always welcomed! Please continue with your great efforts and I will be sure to pass this site to more friends and coworkers. The ship docks at 7 a. Do you think we will need to purchase tickets for the Sagrada Familia in advance?

We only have the one day and evening in Barcelona. We fly out the morning of Saturday, November 23rd. Do we need to purchase tickets in advance for either of these?

Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you. Hi, Gaye! Taking the Hop-On Hop-Off bus is a great way to discover Barcelona in such a short timeframe, good choice! Yes, I totally recommend purchasing your tickets for Sagrada Familia a bit in advance at least 1 — 1. So my recommendation would be to take the touristic bus after you arrive, explore the city it has 3 different lines, the blue and red one take 2 hours each and the green one 40 minutes, so you will have some time for this , go to Picasso Museum or Barcelona Cathedral for a brief visit and then go to Sagrada Familia in the late afternoon, to catch the sunset there the best time to visit it!

I also recommend reading my article about Mistakes you should avoid at Sagrada Familia for more information. Hi Yulia. Am traveling to Barcelona with my 4 yr old daughter come September 5th all through till 10th September. This is our first time. Mind helping me with advice on the best places to visit, especially for the girl and for us to maximise on the tour.

Hi Janet! Actually, I have an entire article about it, which you can check out here — Barcelona with kids — 25 Awesome Things To Do The list has as many options as you need for your itinerary and you can choose the best activities for you and your daughter, regardless if you need something more relaxing, adventurous, cultural etc.

I am traveling with two of my girlfriends to Barcelona end of March We are going to see one of our favorite bands play and explore this great city. We want to eat delicious food and sightsee as well as shop. Will be staying 6 nights. We want quiet, safe and close to centre and explored air bnbs but decided against it and much rather stay at a hotel.

Can you recommend which area would be best? We are not looking for crazy nightlife as we are older, late 50s, late 40s and late 30s. We want to wander to cafes and local cool bars. Please advise. Most grateful.

You can find my hotel recommendations right here in the article! Hope this helps and I wish all 3 of you a great time in Barcelona! Question-what area to book a hotel for myself? Thinking of taking a cooking class.

I love to hike, shop unusual shops, and really get a taste and feel of how locals truly live. Looking for any suggestions!! Thank you! If you want to get a sense of how the city really is, I would deffinitely recommend you to choose the district El Raval! As for cooking classes, I found a few interesting one on the GetYourGuide website, like this one , but there are more options, you can check them out on their website! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Sign me up for the newsletter! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Read my ultimate list of resources to help you stay happy and productive while at home! Are you ready? La Barceloneta — Where to stay in Barcelona with a family 3. Eixample 4. El Born — Where to stay in Barcelona for nightlife 5. Check the rates for Barcelona.

Which area should you choose? In order to choose the best places to stay in Barcelona for you, I have created this personalized list of recommendations: Best area to stay in Barcelona for luxury : Eixample Best area to stay in Barcelona for budget travelers: El Raval Best area to stay in Barcelona for nightlife : El Born Best area to stay in Barcelona for families : La Barceloneta For each district or neighbourhood I carefully selected some of the best hotels for every type of budget, be it 5-star hotels, middle-priced accommodations or hostels.

Hotel The Serras is a 5-star luxury hotel located right in the heart of the city! I am sure you will fall in love with the infinity pool on the rooftop, the Michelin-starred restaurant and the amazingly decorated rooms!

This hotel is actually the building where Pablo Picasso lived and started his career in ! The Wittmore has amazing city views and extremely quiet rooms where you will be able to relax after a full day.

While you may be confused as it is divided into 7 sub-neighbourhoods keep in mind the easily navigable streets of the area are consistently littered with trendy bars and cafes.

It is also remarkably safe. This underrated neighbourhood finds itself in a picturesque area under Montjuic Hill. This up and coming area used to be the industrial heart of the city.

What we have now is bustling area full of warehouse apartments and new hotels. Having a walk through this area even in summer gives a sense of near-abandonment — but in a good way.

Taking a stroll down car-free Rambla del Poble Nou and its cafes and ice cream shops is almost like a small town. There are also very few nightlife and shopping opportunities.

Cover photo credit: Jorge Franganillo via Visualhunt. This was so unbelievably helpful when planning my trip to Barcelona. Thank you for taking the time to compile this awesome post! Thanks for all the great info on your website.

I wonder can you suggest a resort close to Barcelona to suit us. We are traveling to Barcelona for a week in July with our two kids, aged 9 and We would like to base ourselves outside the city, at a beach resort that has restaurants and facilities, but is not too busy.

We want to be close enough to come into the city a couple of days, but also give the kids beach time and a trip to a water park. Any suggestions? They have tons of bars, attractions, water parks, close to the beach, and are affordable and family-oriented. Thanks Ash. Two great options to consider. Have you any thoughts on it? Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. When I came to this city I had to live in about 5 or 6 of them before I even got my bearings. Where Should I Stay in Barcelona? Nightlife options nearby. Beach convenience. Pros Nearly every form of airport transport gets you here in a hurry.

Cons A ton of hotels line the street made up of tourist traps of any kind from tapas bars to clubs to souvenirs. Pros The charm of this safe and central neighbourhood comes from its pedestrian only streets and tasteful street art which creates arguably the prettiest barrio in the city.

Cons If there are any downsides it would be that bars and restaurants tend to be pricey — but keep in mind this means quality too. Pros What will strike you about this very safe area is the never-ending supply of beautiful squares and its complete lack of chain restaurants and shops.

Cons Downsides?

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The best place to people watch is Plaça Reial situated off Las Ramblas and features the beautiful Fountain of Three Graces. Architecture lovers. Visit for the first time or the fiftieth, Barcelona never fails to surprise, and even a You'll find some of the best places to stay in Spain here, too. While it can be touristy, El Born is one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. However, it is not as well-connected to the city for first time visitors and does not.

Look for the turquoise neighborhood flag hanging from the balconies. With only one metro station in the area trains get crowded especially during summer. This fashionable area is known for its fascinating grids that make great aerial photography.

While you may be confused as it is divided into 7 sub-neighbourhoods keep in mind the easily navigable streets of the area are consistently littered with trendy bars and cafes. It is also remarkably safe. This underrated neighbourhood finds itself in a picturesque area under Montjuic Hill. This up and coming area used to be the industrial heart of the city. What we have now is bustling area full of warehouse apartments and new hotels.

Having a walk through this area even in summer gives a sense of near-abandonment — but in a good way. Taking a stroll down car-free Rambla del Poble Nou and its cafes and ice cream shops is almost like a small town. There are also very few nightlife and shopping opportunities. Cover photo credit: Jorge Franganillo via Visualhunt. This was so unbelievably helpful when planning my trip to Barcelona. Thank you for taking the time to compile this awesome post!

Thanks for all the great info on your website. I wonder can you suggest a resort close to Barcelona to suit us. We are traveling to Barcelona for a week in July with our two kids, aged 9 and We would like to base ourselves outside the city, at a beach resort that has restaurants and facilities, but is not too busy. We want to be close enough to come into the city a couple of days, but also give the kids beach time and a trip to a water park.

Any suggestions? They have tons of bars, attractions, water parks, close to the beach, and are affordable and family-oriented. Thanks Ash. Two great options to consider. Have you any thoughts on it? Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. When I came to this city I had to live in about 5 or 6 of them before I even got my bearings. Where Should I Stay in Barcelona? Nightlife options nearby.

Beach convenience. Pros Nearly every form of airport transport gets you here in a hurry. Cons A ton of hotels line the street made up of tourist traps of any kind from tapas bars to clubs to souvenirs. Pros The charm of this safe and central neighbourhood comes from its pedestrian only streets and tasteful street art which creates arguably the prettiest barrio in the city.

This is definitely the best area in Barcelona for people who are visiting the city for the very first time! The famous avenue La Rambla is the center of this neighborhood and you can also find the popular La Boqueria Market there — one of the most famous food halls in the entire city where you can go to buy authentic ingredients and food!

This neighborhood is perfect for people who want to do sightseeing, especially those of you who are visiting Barcelona for the very first time. If you stay there, you will be close to the central area and most of the attractions. I am sure you heard about the famous Barceloneta Beach before, have you?

It is one of the authentic neighborhoods of Barcelona and also the most demanded one amongst tourists! Barceloneta is the perfect area for beach lovers! The city has a coastline of six kilometers of beaches and the very first one and most accessible is Barceloneta. This transformed it into a place full of tourists, but also of amazing seafood restaurants where you can get to taste the real Spanish cuisine!

Here are my recommendations of hotels — all of them have fabulous reviews, great location close to the beach and I also sorted them out by price for your convenience:. Still, I will recommend two places where you can book a room in case you want to be as close to the beach as possible.

Hurry up to book them if you see them available for your dates! Eixample is a newer neighborhood than, for example, the Gothic Quarter. I definitely recommend it to travelers that are planning to be based in one of the best areas in Barcelona for an upscale stay!

Eixample is not as crowded, as it is made of large avenues where you can have a nice walk and discover the city. It is also very close to the city center and if you want to stay in some of the most gorgeous luxury hotels in Barcelona, this is the place to be!

That being said, here are the best hotels I could find in one of the best areas around:. Are you a night owl looking to dance the night away? Then search no more, as El Born is one of the best areas for nightlife! El Born is another historical area of Barcelona, but a little bit more modern than the Gothic Quarter. If you pass right through the Arc de Triomf you will reach the beautiful area of El Born, a place rich in good restaurants and tapas bars. You can also find there Santa Caterina Market , a food hall almost as popular as Boqueria!

In case you want to taste some of the real Barcelona life, with both its good and bad sides, El Raval is your choice! It is one of the most controversial neighborhoods of the city, as you will get to see there very clearly the multiculturalism and gentrification of Barcelona. El Raval is bursting with hipster cafes and cool shops and there are things happening every minute over there! If you feel like this is the best area for you, here are the top hotels in El Raval I have hand-picked for you:.

In which case I will tell you that I feel the same! Luckily for the both of us, Barcelona has TONS of amazing Airbnb options that will satisfy any preference and pocket size. Below I have selected the best apartments in Barcelona, all of them in the city center and with fabulous reviews:. The airport is located 15 km from the city center, which means around 20 minutes by car with no traffic. In case you have a very late or very early flight, a wise idea would be to book your stay as close to the airport as possible.

If you have decided to do so, here are the best airport hotels I have selected for you one for each type of budget :. Yay, you have reached the end of my complete post on the best neighborhoods and hotels in the city! Barcelona is so unique and diverse, it was really hard finding only 5 neighborhoods to recommend!

Each of these areas are very different from each other, and the choice really depends on your own preferences and budget! The city is definitely worth visiting, I have spent 3 months there, and it still was not enough! I hope my ultimate guide on Barcelona areas and hotels has helped you to decide on which area is the best for you to stay in and find your perfect accommodation!

NOTE: However, if you want to read my tips on things to do in Barcelona, how to avoid the crazy lines to Sagrada Familia, what to visit outside Barcelona and more, please click here to find all my content about this beautiful city!

As usual, do not hesitate to ask me any questions in the comments section below if you want to ask for additional information, it is always welcomed! Please continue with your great efforts and I will be sure to pass this site to more friends and coworkers.

The ship docks at 7 a. Do you think we will need to purchase tickets for the Sagrada Familia in advance? We only have the one day and evening in Barcelona. We fly out the morning of Saturday, November 23rd. Do we need to purchase tickets in advance for either of these? Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you. Hi, Gaye! Taking the Hop-On Hop-Off bus is a great way to discover Barcelona in such a short timeframe, good choice!

Yes, I totally recommend purchasing your tickets for Sagrada Familia a bit in advance at least 1 — 1. So my recommendation would be to take the touristic bus after you arrive, explore the city it has 3 different lines, the blue and red one take 2 hours each and the green one 40 minutes, so you will have some time for this , go to Picasso Museum or Barcelona Cathedral for a brief visit and then go to Sagrada Familia in the late afternoon, to catch the sunset there the best time to visit it!

I also recommend reading my article about Mistakes you should avoid at Sagrada Familia for more information. Hi Yulia. Am traveling to Barcelona with my 4 yr old daughter come September 5th all through till 10th September. This is our first time. Mind helping me with advice on the best places to visit, especially for the girl and for us to maximise on the tour. Hi Janet! Actually, I have an entire article about it, which you can check out here — Barcelona with kids — 25 Awesome Things To Do The list has as many options as you need for your itinerary and you can choose the best activities for you and your daughter, regardless if you need something more relaxing, adventurous, cultural etc.

I am traveling with two of my girlfriends to Barcelona end of March We are going to see one of our favorite bands play and explore this great city. We want to eat delicious food and sightsee as well as shop. Will be staying 6 nights. We want quiet, safe and close to centre and explored air bnbs but decided against it and much rather stay at a hotel.

Can you recommend which area would be best? We are not looking for crazy nightlife as we are older, late 50s, late 40s and late 30s. We want to wander to cafes and local cool bars. Please advise. Most grateful. You can find my hotel recommendations right here in the article! Hope this helps and I wish all 3 of you a great time in Barcelona!

Question-what area to book a hotel for myself? Thinking of taking a cooking class. I love to hike, shop unusual shops, and really get a taste and feel of how locals truly live. Looking for any suggestions!! Thank you! If you want to get a sense of how the city really is, I would deffinitely recommend you to choose the district El Raval! As for cooking classes, I found a few interesting one on the GetYourGuide website, like this one , but there are more options, you can check them out on their website!

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Which area should you choose? In order to choose the best places to stay in Barcelona for you, I have created this personalized list of recommendations: Best area to stay in Barcelona for luxury : Eixample Best area to stay in Barcelona for budget travelers: El Raval Best area to stay in Barcelona for nightlife : El Born Best area to stay in Barcelona for families : La Barceloneta For each district or neighbourhood I carefully selected some of the best hotels for every type of budget, be it 5-star hotels, middle-priced accommodations or hostels.

Hotel The Serras is a 5-star luxury hotel located right in the heart of the city! I am sure you will fall in love with the infinity pool on the rooftop, the Michelin-starred restaurant and the amazingly decorated rooms! This hotel is actually the building where Pablo Picasso lived and started his career in !

The Wittmore has amazing city views and extremely quiet rooms where you will be able to relax after a full day.

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Visit for the first time or the fiftieth, Barcelona never fails to surprise, and even a You'll find some of the best places to stay in Spain here, too. Where Should I Stay in Barcelona? Whether you're a first-timer or seasoned veteran this is always a great question. Tourists usually only stick. Placa de Catalunya is a good area for 1st timers. Close to both the new part of Barcelona (L'Eixample) and the older parts (Barri Gotic, El Born). Convenient for​.

Accommodation leans towards luxury and boutique hotels, with few budget options. Grand buildings from the International Exhibition line the pedestrian boulevard that leads to the Magic Fountain; in the summer months, there is a sound-and-light show here in the evenings. Beyond, escalators take you up to Palau Nacional. This quiet neighborhood, home to young families, artists and new arrivals in Barcelona, sits between Eixample and the hills to the north of the city.

Accommodation consists largely of budget-friendly hostels and hotels. This largely working class neighborhood manages to maintain its down to earth vibe, and its narrow streets are lined with low-key neighborhood tapas, bodegas, and some of the best seafood restaurants in the city.

Accommodation in Barceloneta is limited to a handful of budget and midrange hotels, with one excellent high-end hotel at the south end of the beach. Hotels here are mostly in the mid-range category, with a few budget spots. There are plenty of wallet-friendly options, too, particularly along Carrer del Parlament, with its traditional tapas bars and hipster cafes. Just north of Barceloneta, along the coast, Poblenou is an old industrial district where the decrepit warehouses have given way to sleek office buildings, contemporary design hotels, industrial-scale nightclubs, and trendy beach bars.

The W hotel and the beaches of Barceloneta. Free Travel Guides. We have produced a Barcelona hotel map that links hotel reviews to specific sections of a Map of Barcelona.

This way you can easily select which hotel you would like to stay in during your visit. We have also provided links to online booking and reservation of the hotels. Barcelona hotel map - show the locations of hotels in each Barcelona area and is linked to detailed reviews of each hotel.

The areas we mentioned above are well lit with plenty of people around at all hours. There is a pickpocketing problem in the city due to its popularity as a tourist destination however if you follow our Barcelona safety tips you will be well prepared for a safe visit to the city.

We hope you found this page helpful to choose the best location to stay on your visit to Barcelona. What are Barcelona neighbourhoods like? Most central Barcelona areas? Best Barcelona beach areas? Best Barcelona shopping areas? Good for shopping and nightlife. Eixample area Best Barcelona areas for a family visit? Ayre Hotel Caspe.

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