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27 Dec

The Best Neighbourhoods to Stay in Barcelona for every Traveller

Travelling to Barcelona can be fun and exciting. After all, the Spanish city – especially the Barcelona tourist area – has nothing but great things to offer for visitors and natives alike.


Planning is an essential part of any trip. It helps you to ensure that everything will flow smoothly once you arrive at your destination. One of the most crucial elements of planning is your stay. You want to find something that’s appealing to your personal and budgetary preferences too. That’s why it’s essential to start your preparations early to avoid any last-minute rush.

In this article, we will explore some of the best places to stay in the Barcelona tourist area to give you a picture of what to expect when you are here.

Places to stay in Barcelona

The location you chose to stay will highly be influenced by a couple of factors, including whether you are travel alone or as a family (or group), whether you are a design, luxury or budget traveller and your interests (like nightlife, food tasting, etc.).


If you are traveling with your little ones, you need to be mindful of the location and accommodation that you pick. The best areas to stay when you have kids include El Born (old town), Eixample, Poble Nou, Vila Olimpica, and Gothic Quarter (old town). Finding accommodation in a central place or near the beach can be great for families and groups. It’s also an added advantage if the hotel (or apartment) has spacious rooms, comfortable furnishing, and self-catering amenities – which is ideal, especially when travelling on a budget.


Barcelona is a romantic destination and an attraction for couples. If you are visiting with your spouse, you can stay in El Born, for example, Gothic Quarter, or Sant Antoni. In these areas, you’ll find perfect accommodation (mostly hotels) for intimacy.

Luxury travellers

Barcelona is an excellent choice for luxury travellers who want high-end stuff, thanks to the best in class culture, shops, cooks, and accommodation. If you have more than enough to spend in the city, then your dreams will come to life in this city. Tibidabo, Barceloneta, Passeig de Gracia, Gothic Quarter, and El Born – in green are some ideal areas for your luxury stay.

Examples of high-end hotels include:

In La Barceloneta

  • W Barcelona
  • Hotel Arts Barcelona
  • Hotel SB Icaria Barcelona
  • NH Hesperia Barcelona del Mar

In Gothic Quarter

  • Hotel the Serras
  • The Wittmore
  • Catalonia AvinyoNH
  • Barcelona Barri Gotic

In Eixample

  • Monument Hotel
  • Ohla Eixample
  • Ayre Hotel Caspe
  • Bcn Urban Hotels Gran Rosellon

In El Born

  • K+K Hotel Picasso 4* Super
  • Hotel Banys Orientals
  • Exe Laietana Palace
  • Hotel Oasis

Solo travellers

Travelling alone but are considering fun activities and places that will keep you busy, worry not. Barcelona’s got you covered. The best areas to visit as a solo traveller include Sant Antoni, Gothic Quarter, Gracia and El Born, and in this case, an AirBnB in a centrally located area is a good pick.

Nightlife Traveller

Barcelona has a ravishing nightlife enough to quench your partying lifestyle. With so many discos, clubs and pubs, there’s no limit to places you can visit. Areas like Sant Antoni, Barceloneta, and Gothic Quarter are great picks because they are packed with party hostels, cool hotel rooms, hostels, and full apartments.

Budget travellers

Travelling on a budget is most people’s wish. If you are doing that yourself, then you’ve got amazing places in the city lined up for you. You can get cheap hotels, hostels, apartments or Airbnbs.

Examples of budget include:

In La Barceloneta

  • Arc House Barcelona – Youth Hostel
  • Safestay Barcelona Sea

In Gothic Quarter

  • Hostal Excellence
  • Hotel Inglés

In Eixample

  • 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts&Culture
  • Sweet BCN Youth Hostel

In El Born

    • Pension Ciudadela

Barcelona is a dream travel destination for many people. With its rich culture, friendly people, intriguing architecture, beautiful beaches, and beautiful malls, there’s something for everyone.