Must-see hotels in Barcelona

  • Retrome

    L'Eixample

    Tucked into the quieter (eastern) side of La Dreta de L'Eixample, wonderfully original Retrome has a cosy, homey, retro-chic feel. The 15 stylishly…

  • Barceló Raval

    El Raval

    Part of the city’s plans to pull El Raval up by the bootstraps, this cylindrical design tower makes a 21st-century splash. The rooftop terrace, plunge…

  • Bed & Beach

    Barcelona

    Just 200m west of Platja de la Nova Icària on a quiet street, this warm guesthouse with a boho touch has eight cosy, spotless contemporary rooms in a…

  • Hotel 1898

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    The former Compañía de Tabacos Filipinas building has been resurrected as a handsome luxury hotel crowned by a sleek rooftop terrace, La Isabela bar and…

  • Five Rooms

    L'Eixample

    Thoughtfully expanded from its origins, the cosy-chic Five Rooms now hosts 12 rooms across a turn-of-the-century building on the southern edge of L…

  • Casa Mathilda

    L'Eixample

    Named after welcoming owner Assumpta Baldó's mother, this stylishly homey 14-room boutique gem meanders across a beautiful 1920s building to an intimate…

  • Alma

    L'Eixample

    It's all about stripped-back, straight-lined luxury, sober-toned minimalism and spot-on service at this calming five-star beauty, with 72 tech-forward…

  • Axel Hotel

    L'Eixample

    A sizzling hub of Barcelona's gay scene, all-welcoming Axel occupies a sleek corner block with a wrought-iron and stained-glass canopied entrance. Its 101…

  • TOC Hostel

    Barcelona

    Inhabiting a graceful old building on the southern fringes of L'Eixample, TOC appeals with its sun-soaked back terrace and pool, stylish communal spaces …

  • Hotel España

    El Raval

    Known for its wonderful Modernista interiors in the dining rooms and bar, in which architect Domènech i Montaner, sculptor Eusebi Arnau and painter Ramon…

  • Sir Victor

    L'Eixample

    Named for Catalan author Caterina Albert i Paradís, who published as Victor Català, this rippling building has been plushly reincarnated by forward…

  • Hotel Market

    Barcelona

    Attractively located in a renovated building just north of the Mercat de Sant Antoni, this chic boutique spot has 68 black-and-white-toned, contemporary…

  • Pullman Barcelona Skipper

    Barcelona

    Mesmerising views of Frank Gehry's shimmering Peix sculpture unfold from the rooftop infinity pool at this five-star hotel (with spa) and from some of the…

  • Itaca Hostel

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    A cheerful, laid-back yet lively budget find near the cathedral, 1st-floor Itaca has spacious, fan-cooled mixed dorms (sleeping six, eight or 10) with…

  • Pensió 2000

    La Ribera

    Right opposite the anything-but-simple Palau de la Música Catalana, this family-run, good-value 1st-floor guesthouse (no lift) has seven spacious rooms…

  • Chic&Basic Lemon

    Barcelona

    Leafy patterns and floral prints adorn doors, furniture and walls at this cheerful, super-central, tropical-inspired pick from the popular Chic&Basic…

  • Casa Vaganto

    Barcelona

    Set in an elegant 19th-century building, this colourfully and chicly styled boutique find is inspired by travel and dressed with warm woods, textured…

  • Mercer Barcelona

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    On a narrow medieval street, the Mercer is one of the Gòtic's standout boutique hotels. Renowned Spanish architect Rafael Moneo stayed true to the…

  • Catalonia Portal de l'Ángel

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    A sensitively updated 19th-century palace in the thick of Barcelona, set around a handsome interior courtyard and marble staircase. Behind the restored…

  • Hostal Center Inn

    L'Eixample

    Set across two historic buildings 50m apart, Hostal Center Inn's simple rooms – some with balconies or terraces – have quirky touches such as wrought-iron…

  • Vrabac

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    In a central location just off La Rambla, Vrabac is set in a beautifully restored heritage building complete with original decorative ceilings, exposed…

  • Hotel 54

    Barcelona

    It's all about location at this sparkling three-star in the thick of Barceloneta. Modern rooms have dark tiled floors, stylish bathrooms and splashes of…

  • Urbany Barcelona

    L'Eixample

    Near El Poblenou, this massive 400-bed hostel is a good place to meet other travellers, with its own bar and airy lounge set amid graffiti-esque artwork,…

  • Anakena House

    L'Eixample

    The 1st floor of this Modernista building designed by Catalan architect Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia has been transformed into an intimate, elegant…

  • Poblenou Bed & Breakfast

    Barcelona

    A five-minute walk from Bogatell beach and steps from Rambla del Poblenou, this 1930s house, with original high ceilings and beautifully tiled floors,…

  • DO Reial

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Overlooking the magnificent plaza for which it is named, this 18-room property has handsomely designed rooms with beamed ceilings, wooden floors, Molton…

  • Cami Bed & Gallery

    L'Eixample

    Just footsteps from the Plaça de Catalunya, this handsome and central Modernista building was reimagined by artist and designer Camila Vega and doubles as…

  • H10 Racó del Pi

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    This super-handy three-star was stylishly carved out of a historic Barri Gòtic building, and features 37 rooms with patterned wallpaper, parquet floors,…

  • H10 Port Vell

    Barcelona

    The location is excellent at this 58-room four-star hotel within a short stroll of El Born and Barceloneta. Smart, modern, neutral-toned rooms have a trim…

  • Yeah Hostel

    Barcelona

    A lively, contemporary-design hostel with wood-and-white dorms for four or six (some women-only), a cosy communal lounge, a well-equipped kitchen and,…

  • Majèstic Hotel & Spa

    L'Eixample

    The rooftop pool and bar at this grand, sprawling 1918 old-timer are superb for views and cocktails, or you can pamper yourself at the spa or one of the…

  • Hotel Sant Agustí

    El Raval

    A quick stroll west of La Rambla on a curious square, this former 18th-century monastery opened as a hotel in 1840, making it the city’s oldest. Library…

  • Meliá Sky Barcelona

    Barcelona

    Created by Dominique Perrault, the slim Meliá tower is made from two filigree glass slabs, overlooking Jean Nouvel’s Parc del Centre del Poblenou. Rooms…

  • Wilson Boutique Hotel

    Barcelona

    On the northwestern fringes of L'Eixample, this four-star hotel's 54 contemporary-style rooms are spread over eight floors and well soundproofed, cutting…

  • Hotel Continental

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    The friendly, floral-walled Continental's soundproofed rooms are a little old-fashioned but quite cosy, with coral touches, carpeted floors, microwaves,…

  • Hostal Oliva

    L'Eixample

    A picturesque antique lift wheezes its way up to this 4th-floor, 15-room hostal, a terrific cheapie in one of Barcelona's most expensive neighbourhoods,…

  • Hotel SB Glow

    Barcelona

    The rooftop terrace of this 2017-opened hotel has dramatic views of the distinctive Torre Glòries, plus a cocktail bar and sparkling swimming pool. Its…

  • Urban Suites

    Barcelona

    Set in a quiet residential neighborhood, this contemporary property with 16 suites and four apartments makes for a convenient and comfortable home away…

  • Chic&Basic Ramblas

    El Raval

    A couple of blocks into El Raval (despite the misleading name), this branch of the popular, excellent-value Chic&Basic chain is the most riotous to date,…

  • Hotel Colón

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Its position opposite the cathedral lends this hotel special grace. A range of rooms, from modest singles to light-filled doubles and suites, offers…

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