Rent apartments in Barcelona for your holidays

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If you are like me and you are tired of youth hostels.



Also, you probably can't imagine splurging on a hotel if you spend the day sightseeing.

Fortunately, there is a happy middle ground: spend less but enjoy the privacy of your own apartment in Barcelona. And I'll show you how to do it right.


As well! Be sure to read the article to the end to know my free apartment search service.


You do not need me? Go directly to the Barcelona apartment rental page by clicking the button below:

10 best apartment rentals in Barcelona

After chatting with a few blog readers and doing some research, I made a list of some of the best apartments in Barcelona.

I took into account the needs of my typical reader (location, rating and price) - if these are the first of almost 2000 vacation rentals, surely there is a good reason!

There is a tourist tax of € 2,48 per person and per day, not included in the online booking price.



All accommodations have WiFi and towels included.

Blue Apartments

Prix: € 90.00 + | Note: 7.9 | Surface: 55 m² | Metro: Selva del Mar | Quartier: New Town

Families looking for an affordable price and a bit of relaxation outside the urban chaos should rent this Barcelona apartment, located just 150 meters from the beach and numerous parks.



In one-bedroom apartments, you will rarely find such functional accommodation with kitchen and living room at this price. Tourists appreciated the comfortable beds, the tranquility of the area and the kindness of the host.

Another advantage is the proximity to the El Forum convention center. However, to be very central in places like La Rambla, you will only need € 10,00 by taxi.

Amenities: Flat screen TV, fan / heater, full kitchen, dining room.

From the airport: Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya + 20 minutes by metro to Selva de Mar + walking.

Bordeta Barcelona

Price: € 150.00 + | Rating: 9.5 | Area: 85 m² | Metro: Hostafrancs | Neighborhood: Sants

The families looking for something more like a house First that an apartment in Barcelona should rent this newly furnished apartment that has received a 9,9 rating by families.



La additional bathroom it's a great way to avoid fights and morning chaos. This huge and clean apartment comes with all the mod cons, including an amazing welcome pack and one of the better customer services offered by the owner Pilar.

The icing on the cake is the beautiful balcony.

Services: flat screen TV, fan / heater, kitchen + oven, dining room, Nespresso coffee machine.



From the airport: Aerobus to Plaça Espanya + 10 minutes on foot.

Be Apartments

Price: 80.00 € + Grade: 7.9 Area: m² 20 | Metro: Jaume I (L4) | Neighborhood: Gothic

You will feel at home in this super central apartment who was Recently renovated and fully equipped to meet your vacation needs.

There is a modern kitchen with a small space to eat. the double camera and his apartment is very popular with couples who give it a score of 9. You are 400 m from the Boquería market and 700 m from the Barcelona Cathedral.

Services: flat screen TV, heating / air conditioning, hair dryer, dressing room.

From the airport: Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya + 10 minutes walking.


Accommodation Apartments Guell Gaudi

Price: 95.00 € + Grade: 8.7 Area: m² 68 | Metro: Alfonso X (L5) | Neighborhood: Guinardó


Ce large apartment a few steps from the official shuttle bus to the legendary Parc Güell there is a excellent quality ratio for the little ones groups and families. Children will appreciate the large park at the foot of the building.

Being at the height gives you fantastic view from the small balcony. This apartment Recently renovated can accommodate up to people 5.



If you are looking for peace and quiet without being too far from the main attractions, this is the perfect apartment!

Amenities: flat screen TV, hot / cold air conditioning, balcony, equipped kitchen, dining room, two bathrooms.

From the airport: Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya + metro L4 from Urquinaona to Alfons X + 5 minutes walk.

Inside Barcelona Apartments Mercado

Price: € 90.00 + | Rating: 9.3 | Area: 65 m² | Metro: Barceloneta (L4) | District: Born

These apartments very well renovated near the Ciutadella Park and the Picasso Museum are especially suitable for young couples. Many restaurants and bars are within walking distance.

The accommodation is located on a pedestrian street instead of calm, tranquility will reign from your rooftop.

The location is the perfect compromise between the proximity of the old City, tranquility, accessibility in public transport and beach not far from there.

Services: flat screen TV, terrace, fan / heater, equipped kitchen, washing machine, dining room.

From the airport: Aerobus to Universitat + bus H16 to Pg Lluís Companys - Parc de la Ciutadella + 5 minutes walk.

Sixtyfour Apartments

Price: 200.00 € + | Rating: 9.3 | Area: 80 m² | Metro: Passeig de Gracia | District: Eixample

When couples are looking to pamper themselves with a little luxury, I think about this spacious beauty located in the main shopping street of Barcelona, Paseo de Gracia.

The High ceilings and  lovely furniture have the habit of relaxing like at home. Looking from the balcony and seeing Barcelona walking by, you can get up from the sofa and head to the incredible tapas bars in the area.

Again, couples rated this apartment a 9.6, which could be a great option for a honeymoon.

Amenities: flat screen TV, fan / heater, full kitchen, washing machine, dining room.

From the airport: Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya + 10 minutes on foot.

Apartments in Dv

Price: 90.00 € + Grade: 8.8 Area: m² 26 | Metro: Badal (L5) | Neighborhood: Sants

All you need is a Spacious room and a modern furniture. Larger rooms even have their own jacuzzi. It is a wise choice for those traveling to a seminar to Fira Barcelona, Plaza España.

The neighborhood is very accessible and yet very calm.

Amenities: flat screen TV, heating / air conditioning, equipped kitchen, desk, bathtub.

From the airport: Train R2 from Terminal 2 to Sants Estacio + 5 minutes walk.

Apartments in Feelathome Mozart

Price: 90.00 € + Grade: 8.8 Area: m² 65 | Metro: Diagonal (L3, L5) | District: Grace

These apartments moderno are located in one of the most authentic from Barcelona: Gracia. They are suitable for both couples and families or groups of friends with apartments of 2 5 people a.

Enjoy the calm of this familiar neighborhood of your terrace. The location is ideal, with all nearby services (shop, grocery store, restaurants, etc.).

As the name of the apartment indicates, you will really feel like at home.

Services: flat screen TV, terrace, air conditioning hot / cold, equipped kitchen, dining room, washing machine.

From the airport: Aerobus to Plaça Espanya + metro L3 to Diagonal + 7 minutes walk.

Aspasios Sagrada Familia Apartments

Price: 130.00 € + Grade: 9.3 Surface: 60 m² + | Metro: Sagrada Familia (L2, L5) | Neighborhood: Eixample

is apartment elegant and modern offers two versions, with two or three bedrooms. Perfectly furnished, it will be difficult to find something better a stone's throw from the Sagrada Familia.

This is another very good option for families, because it is lively during the day and quiet at night. The fly south of the Sagrada Familia from the terrace is priceless ...

Everything is perfect, even the hosts are friendly and helpful, so don't hesitate any longer?

Amenities: flat screen TV, city view, air conditioning hot / cold, terrace, equipped kitchen, dining room.

From the airport: Aerobus to Universitat + metro L2 to Sagrada Familia.

Apartments in Midtown

Price: € 150.00 + | Rating: 9.5 | Area: 95 m² | Metro: Urquinaona | District: Eixample

The three bedroom apartment here is ideal for groups or bachelor parties and is a great starting point for somethingelegant and modern without breaking the bank.

With four single beds, a double bed and a sofa bed, it is also ideal for disco weekends.

Un forgiven spotless and a variety of products ranging from plates to oil in the well equipped kitchen, nothing is forgotten, there are even magnetic cards for luggage storage.

Did I mention the rooftop terrace overlooking the city and the private pool?

Amenities: flat screen TV, fan / heater, equipped kitchen, hardwood floor, dining room.

From the airport: Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya + 10 minutes on foot.

How to book an apartment in Barcelona?

Once the apartment is chosen the Booking , you will be redirected to the payment page.

At this point, you will be able to enter your basic information and, if necessary, your payment information. Note that for many properties you can simply book without a deposit.

This is where you can contact the owner for specific requests.

As mentioned above, with Booking.com you should be able to find all the information you need, but if you need more help, be sure to write me in the comments below and I will help you whenever possible.

5 reasons to book your vacation rental with BOOKING.COM

Since I switched from Airbnb to Booking for vacation apartment rentals about a year ago, I have had some great experiences in different cities.

I don't see how it would be different for my adopted city, Barcelona.

Here is why:

1- You have the best price guaranteed

It is more than rare to find a better price for one of the 2000 apartments in Barcelona on another platform, but even if you get there, Booking.com has a policy price match guaranteed.

These few euros saved will be better invested in one of the best restaurants in Barcelona for example.

2- 123,550,000 comments cannot lie

Usually this is the best way not to get scammed.

more one hundred million traveler reviews it is the largest database of home reviews yet.

The result is a classification of the most democratic et informative, which greatly limits surprises.

3- you will have enormous flexibility

Very restrictive cancellation conditions imposed by owners on sites like Airbnb make it difficult to change your itinerary.

With Booking you will find many accommodations with free cancellation et without deposit.

4- The advantages

After making 5 reservations, you are raised to status Genius.

This assures you 10% reduction et a dedicated customer service line, invisible to other users.

Depending on the accommodation, you could also benefit from:

  • Welcome cocktails and / or chocolates
  • Possibility of arriving early
  • Possibility of leaving late
  • Free transportation from the airport

Look at the yellow "Genius" logo on the side of the accommodation to discover the benefits you will enjoy.

5- The reservation takes care of all the apartment websites

Thanks to its filtering system performant his huge collection of photos and his superior customer service it makes sense that Booking counts 1.2 million bookings per day.

It is 100% risk free with no hidden fees compared to the annoyances found on sites where you deal directly with the owner, such as:

  • Huge tank
  • Rates for additional persons
  • Exorbitant cancellation fees
  • Credit card scam
  • Fake photos

Why rent an apartment in Barcelona for your holidays?

Whenever I am in a new city, I first look at the vacation apartments on offer for the following reasons:

  • You can do whatever you want. When you rent an apartment, you can decide when to come and go, you can invite friends to dinner, etc.
  • You have more space compared to a hotel room. It really is something to highlight, especially if you are traveling to Barcelona with children or with a group of friends, etc.
  • You have a kitchen! Another very important point. Once you've sold out the best restaurants in Barcelona, ​​you may want something cheaper and healthier.
  • It is less expensive and generally of a much higher quality than a hotel, especially if you book with Booking.

Tips for finding accommodation in Barcelona

  • Check my article on the best neighborhood to stay in Barcelona and choose the right neighborhood for your needs.
  • For Spain, the cheapest rates are usually available about 6 weeks before your stay.
  • When searching, be sure to use the many filters located on the left-hand side of the Reservations site screen.
  • Read the apartment information to make sure there are no cleaning or other charges.
  • Always write to the owner of the apartment, indicating your arrival time and your contact details.
  • If you're still stuck, use my Barcelona apartment search service (below).

My apartment search service in Barcelona

If despite all my efforts you still cannot find your ideal accommodation, do not hesitate to contact me.

I will help you find an apartment that suits your needs, just let me know:

  • Exact dates of your stay.
  • Number of travelers.
  • Type of group (single, couple, friends, family, etc.).
  • Budget.
  • The type of vacation you want.

Give me that information in the comments below. This service is totally free, lack fearless to make original requests, I have nothing better to do on Sunday morning, right? ?

Learn more in the comments.

Feel free to answer your questions in the comments below, whether you have a question about the apartments or not. I am at your disposal for any questions about your holidays in Barcelona.

Also, don't be afraid to join the discussion about Barcelona accommodation on my new Facebook group called “For City Lovers”. Here you can ask questions, voice your complaints, chat with other travelers and more - anything goes!

Have a good stay?






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