Barcelona is city in high demand, and naturally, that takes the accommodation options a bit on the pricey side. However, it’s possible to find good cheap Barcelona hotels without giving up quality and comfort.
How to find cheap hotels in Barcelona
Many cheap hotels by the city center are low in quality, however there are plenty of great accommodation options that if booked in advance, can translate into big savings.
Factors that play a role in the search of affordable hotels in Barcelona
- Is it a good neighborhood?
- Are there any attractions close by?
- Is it close to any metro station?
Barcelona is not a very big city and as long as the hotel is near public transportation, most likely you’ll only be a few minutes away of the city center.
5 cheap (and great) hotels in Barcelona
Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal
The neighborhoods surrounding Glòries and Poblenou are shifting towards having a new prominence in Barcelona, and Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal is proof of that.
Making an off season search, three months in advance, results in a double room for 115€, not bad considering that is just three blocks away from Glòries Tower and Glòries Shopping Center, as well as a metro station.
There’s free wi-fi and breakfast included (valued at 18€ per person). It’s rated 8,8 on Booking.
Chic & Basic Born Boutique Hotel
This design hotel is located in the charming and trendy El Born neighborhood. The price for a double room is about 75€, (not including breakfast which costs 9€).
Featuring chic and eclectic decor, is located close to essential Barcelona monuments like Picasso Museum and church Santa María del Mar. Barceloneta beach and the Ciutadella Park. are just a few blocks away.
It has an 8,4 rating on Booking (9,4 rating based on location).
Acta Antibes Hotel
Located in the Eixample District, just minutes away from Sagrada Familia, this simple, yet fancy 2 Star Hotel features great reviews which highlight the great location, helpful staff and good relation on price and quality.
A double room in off season stands at 78€, plus 9,5€ for breakfast, however it’s reasonable to pay the same for 2 people in any coffee shop in the neighborhood. It’s rated 8,6 by Booking users.
Hotel Best 4 Barcelona
If the beach is what you’re looking for, you might want to try out this one.
Located just 5 minutes away from Bogatell and Mar Bella beach (and very close to the Olympic Port), this 4-Star Hotel is a little bit more pricey because of some extra features like sauna, steam baths and fitness center.
However, a double sized room can cost within the range of an affordable 113- 130€ (breakfast included). Booking users gave a score of 7,8.
If proximity to the city center is essential, Caledonian Hotel has the right location: 5 minutes away from La Rambla and one block away from Plaza Universitat, one of the stops of the Aerobus airport bus.
The double room off season stands at 110€ (no meals included), and for that price you get spacious rooms with views to Gran Vía, free wi-fi and parking available with extra charge, a quite reasonable price given the privileged location.
Plus, it has an 8,4 rating by Booking users.
Last but not least, be sure to check out more Hotels in Barcelona. If you’re looking for more moderate rates, maybe an apartment or hostel will be better suited for you.