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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €17–28
  • Set lunch: from €11
  • Bicycle hire per hour: €5
  • Standard double room: €80–140
  • Two-course dinner with wine for two: €50
  • Walking and guided tours: €15–25
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in boutique and luxury hotels: €200 and up
  • Three-course meal at top restaurants per person: €80
  • Concert tickets to Palau de la Música Catalana: around €40

ATMs are widely available (La Rambla has many). Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants.


  • Restaurants Catalans typically leave 5% or less at restaurants. Leave more for exceptionally good service.

  • Taxis Optional, but most locals round up to the nearest euro.

  • Bars It's rare to leave a tip in bars, though a bit of small change is always appreciated.