Barcelona being a top tourist destination, offers a wide range of hotels and accommodation for tourists. Getting your desired place to stay in Barcelona could be overwhelming due to the large numbers of hotels and accommodations available, it is necessary to choose places that are affordable and comfortable. Though the accommodation and hotel fees are pretty expensive, nonetheless, tourists can still stay in some of the affordable hotels in the city’s suburbs. Here are some of the neighbourhoods you can stay to explore Barcelona.

  1. Barceloneta and the Ports – this area is one of the busiest places to stay in Barcelona. It is the most popular coastal part of the city and it is home to the most occupied beach in the city. If you are looking for a place where you can have access to the panoramic view of the sea, nice shopping centres, open-air clubs and bars, boat parties and the city’s best seafood restaurants, then Barceloneta and its environs is the perfect place to lodge. Perfect place for beach lovers. Some of the hotels you can lodge in are:
    • Pullman Barcelona Skipper
    • W Barcelona
    • Hotel Arts Barcelona
    • Bonic Barcelona


  1. Barri Gòtic – known as the medieval alleyways or Gothic Quarters of the Old Town. This is the best place to stay if you desire to have a perfect introduction to the city of Barcelona. It is a suburb for lovers of museum artworks and medieval architectures. This part of of the city has a relaxed and conducive environment for tourists who prefer quiet environments with shadowy alleyways with lesser night clubs and bars, cafes, shopping centres and restaurants. Here you can find lots of museums and medieval sites such as MUHBA: Museu d’Història de Barcelona, Museu Frederic Marès, Barcelona Cathedral (Catedral), Sinagoga Shlomo Ben Adret, MEAM: Museu Europeu d’Art Modern and Palau de la Generalitat. Some of the accomodations available include:
    • The Serras
    • Hotel Do
    • Soho House Barcelona
    • Neri Hotel


  1. Born & Sant Pere & La Ribera– Born and Sant Pere are two neighbourhoods around C/Princesa. If you are looking forward to exploring some of the Barcelona’s enchanting architecture and prettiest thoroughfares, then the best place to reside in is Born & Sant Pere. Traditionally known as the textile district, it is a graeat place to stay for clothe-lovers. Noted as one of the best places to stay, Born is a good place for evening walks. It is easily accessible to the magnificent 19th-century market building, the glorious 14th-century church and the Domènech i Montaner’s magical Palau de la Música.
    • Pensió 2000
    • Hotel Banys Orientals
    • Grand Hotel Central
    • Chic & Basic Born


  1. El Raval – Once an avoided area for tourists, the Raval is being transformed to one of the newest modern suburbs in Barcelona, with lots of bars springing up annually. Tourists have the opportunity to visit Richard Meier’s monumental MACBA, housing the city’s main collection of modern art. Accommodations here is quite on the high side due to urban transformation of the city. Looking for a place for cultural mix? El Raval is the place.
    • Barceló hotel
    • Casa Camper Barcelona
    • Hotel 1898
    • Hotel Bagués
    • Barceló Raval


  1. Gràcia – This is one of the most popular and vibrant towns in Barcelona. This district is widely known for its ‘Festa Major’, a weeklong carnival fair that takes place every August. The clock tower in Plaça de la Vila, the modernist Casa Fuster, and Gaudí’s Casa Vicens are some of the architectural masterpiece in Gràcia and as well as Park Güell. The town is always buzzing with activites and there are lots of restaurants offering Mediterranean and Asian cuisines there. Accommodations are quite on the cheap side, including self-catering apartments suitable for families and hostels for individuals looking for the cheapest place to stay.
    • Park Guell Home
    • Mora Rooms
    • BcnSport Hostels
    • Rocket Hostels Gracia
    • Gracia Apartments
    • Apartment Parc Güell- Larrard


  1. Eixample – this district of Barcelona has modern architecture with complex streets and alleys, and traffic-clogged, geometrically precise roads. The area consists of lots of Modernista buildings such as the popular Basílica de la Sagrada Família, La Pedrera, Hospital de Sant Pau, Museu Del Modernisme Català, L’Auditori, Casa Amatller, Fundació Antoni Tàpies. Accommodation is very expensive but luxurious. However, here are some affordable ones you can get.
    • TOC Hostel Barcelona
    • Cotton House Hotel
    • Low Cost Barcelona
    • Gallery Hotel


  1. The Ramblas – this is Barcelona’s most famous street. It has several attractions lined with cafés and restaurants and the famously the acclaimed Boqueria food market. The street is always full of life with tourists and performance artist are always seen on the streets. You can stroll around viewing some of the breath-taking sculptures. It is one of the perfect places to mingle with the locals. Accommodation here is very much affordable.
    • Hostal Benidorm
    • Hotel H1898
    • Eurostars Ramblas
    • Hotel Internacional Ramblas


  1. Plaza Catalunya – this is the best area to stay in Downtown Barcelona. It is the most central location where tourists can stay for easy access in term of transport to major tourist attractions within the city. Many brand stores, tour offices, restaurants are available there. Tourists can easily have access to metro, tour buses and aero buses during tour. There are nice hotels spread around this district such as:
    • Hotel Oliva
    • Boutique Hotel
    • Hotel Catalonia Plaza Catalunya
    • Hotel Pulitzer
    • Granvia
    • DestinationBCN Apartment Suites
    • Cortes Hotel
    • Meridien Hotel
    • Avenida Palace Hotel
    • Gran Via Hotel


  1. Sant Marti & Poblenou – these are modern districts that borders the city’s coastlines. Though not located at the centre of the city, it is a quiet place to stay. There are lots of residential buildings, hotels and hi-tech businesses around this district. It was once the major industrial city of Barcelona. The villa Olympic (Olympic village) is situated here. Some of the accommodations available here are:
    • Hotel Arts Barcelona
    • Hotel W Barcelona
    • Barceló Hotel Atenea
    • Hotel Hesperia del
    • Hotel 54 Barceloneta
    • Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
    • Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona
    • Vila Olímpica: Sant Martí – Marina


  1. Montjuic & Poble Sec – well noted for its modern feel and lots of restaurants and bars that serve vermouth and Catalan cuisines. This area is for foodies. Aside the fact that it hosts a good number of restaurants, it has just few site attractions compared to other districts like Fundacio Joan Miro, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya – MNAC and the Magic Fountain (Font Magica) . The neighbourhoods are quite during the day, but come alive at night. The district is hilly and tourists can take a hike to see the castle and gardens on Montjuic. Hotels and accommodation are least expensive here.
    • Ayre Hotel Gran Via
    • Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel
    • BCN Montjuic Aparthotel
    • Hotel Nuevo Triunfo
    • Crowne Plaza Barcelona – Fira Center
    • Hotel Miramar Barcelona
    • Hotel Paral – lel
    • Hotel Grums Barcelona