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Cheapo Barcelona tip: Book a hotel in the city center to save time, money and stress

Cheapo Barcelona tip: Book a hotel in the city center to save time, money and stress

Scan the Internet and you’ll find cheap hotels and hostels in Barcelona with some rockbottom rates. Then look again, and this time pay close attention to the ‘hood the hostel or pension is located in. You may be tempted by these low-priced rooms in areas such as Horta or Besos, but take our advice and » Read more

Barcelona hotels: The best budget choices for mom and daughter travel

Barcelona hotels: The best budget choices for mom and daughter travel

Traveling with family is not the same dynamic as a jaunt with friends or your partner. I’ve done quite a bit of globetrotting with my mother, and she’s one of my best galavanting companions. We both share a sense of adventure and a love of travel (I probably got it from her!). Depending on what » Read more

Barcelona: 3 affordable hotel options in the center city for quick trips

Barcelona: 3 affordable hotel options in the center city for quick trips

If you have just a couple days in Barcelona, then you want to be where the action is and avoid transportation hassles. Usually on EuroCheapo, our advice is to stay away from touristy areas and pick a hotel in a more residential zone. There are a few reasons for this: lower costs, proximity to better » Read more

Budget stays in Barcelona when traveling with a group

Budget stays in Barcelona when traveling with a group

Group travel can create memories to last lifetime. It’s fun to share incredible experiences with friends and family, and Barcelona is a beautiful city for any size crew to explore. If you can somehow manage to coordinate everyone’s schedule and get the plane tickets, that’s a huge step! But now the question is: where should » Read more

Best Barcelona Hotels for the Beach

Depending on your concept of “cold,” the Mediterranean that splashes up on Barcelona shores is swimmable from May-October. I’ve rarely swum in May, because I feel the water is still too chilly, even though the sun is shining. For many years, I’ve had my last swim of the season around October 10th. As the weather » Read more

Barcelona: Best “off the beaten path” hotels for Cheapos

Barcelona: Best “off the beaten path” hotels for Cheapos

On one hand, staying in a touristy area of the city makes your trip to Barcelona easier because everything you might need is in close proximity. Need food? Lots of restaurants on La Rambla. Need an ATM? Carrer Ferran is lined with them. Afternoon snack? Gelato shops on every corner in the Gothic Quarter. But » Read more

Barcelona’s best hotels for the summer months

Barcelona’s best hotels for the summer months

Summer in Barcelona means long dinners on breezy plazas, a hearty paella at the beach after a morning of sunbathing, festivals, white wine and holiday season. It also means heat. While this spring has been unusually cold and rainy, summers are normally hot and humid in the city. Keep the weather in mind while you’re » Read more

Barcelona: Four cheap hotels with personality

Barcelona: Four cheap hotels with personality

Even in a city as vibrant as Barcelona, staying in a ho-hum hotel can make a grand vacation bland. Your stay will be much more enjoyable if you can find accommodation that feels as alive as the city itself. Truth be told, though, most of the hotels and hostals featured on EuroCheapo’s Barcelona page have » Read more

A Room with a Loo: 4 budget hotels with great bathrooms in Barcelona

A Room with a Loo: 4 budget hotels with great bathrooms in Barcelona

The WC, loo, bathroom, restroom, toilet or in Spanish, servicios. How important is the loo to you when you travel? Personally, it’s a pretty important feature and can make or break my hotel experience. When looking for cheap hotels in Barcelona (and all over Europe) you will come across many hostals and pensions which offer » Read more

Hostal? Hostel? Hotel? Understanding Barcelona’s accommodation options

Hostal? Hostel? Hotel? Understanding Barcelona’s accommodation options

Most budget travelers probably understand the difference between a hostel and a hotel. One offers shared dorm rooms and a youngish vibe, while the other offers, well, hotel rooms. But a “hostal”? Getting hostal Hostals are a budget-friendly type of accommodation found throughout Spain (and Central and South America) that offer private rooms, usually with » Read more

Barcelona: Best hotels for sleeping near Gaudí architecture

Barcelona: Best hotels for sleeping near Gaudí architecture

The psychedelic works of Antoni Gaudí draw thousands of visitors to Barcelona each year. If you’re an architecture fan, you’ll want to see a few of Gaudí’s buildings, scattered throughout Barcelona and Catalonia. Book close to Gaudí sights at the following hotels and hostals. Casa Batlló & La Pedrera: Astoria Hotel Doubles from €70 This » Read more

Barcelona: Best budget hotels near the city’s nightlife

Barcelona: Best budget hotels near the city’s nightlife

The Spanish are good at partying. Dinner at 10 p.m. and off to the clubs by 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. is a normal sequence of events in Barcelona and throughout Spain. While it is said that Madrid has better “marcha” (a party scene) than Barcelona, trust me, you will not be bored or lack » Read more

Barcelona Hotels With Style: Three Cheapo Options

Barcelona Hotels With Style: Three Cheapo Options

Many times, “style” and “inexpensive” seem incompatible. While a budget hotel in Barcelona may have the right location and low rate, on many occasions these places leave something to be desired when it comes to color, furnishings, art and decor in general. There are a few hotels and hostals in Barcelona that rise above the » Read more

Barcelona: Renting an apartment for families

Barcelona: Renting an apartment for families

Traveling with the kidos in Barcelona? Not always easy. Many hotels do not allow kids, or do not have services for families with small children. My Barcelona tip for booking a room for the familia is to go for an apartment. There are many hostals and hotels which also have a few vacation apartments available » Read more

Barcelona Crush: Ítaca Hostel in the Gothic Quarter

Barcelona Crush: Ítaca Hostel in the Gothic Quarter

By Regina W. Bryan in Barcelona— I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of sleeping in a dorm room unless there’s no other alternative. Those days of communal snoring are pretty much a thing of the past for me, and yet here I am, crushing on Ítaca Hostel in Barcelona. Of all the hostels » Read more

Barcelona: 5 hotels with amazing locations

Barcelona: 5 hotels with amazing locations

By Regina W Bryan in Barcelona— Not all hotels in Barcelona are created equal when it comes to location. While it’s true that some of the cheapest rooms can be found outside of Barcelona’s city center, this isn’t always the case. There are some great hotel deals to be had right in the center of » Read more

Barcelona Crush: Hotel Sant Agusti

Barcelona Crush: Hotel Sant Agusti

Doubles € 105-155 Neighborhood: La Rambla The Sant Agusti is one of our favorite hotels in Barcelona, and it just happens to be the oldest hotel in the city, too. Built in 1880, the hotel is named after the nearby church of Sant Agusti and was a working convent in the 1700s. Many of the » Read more