15 Best Airbnbs in Barcelona, Spain

15 Best Airbnbs in Barcelona, Spain – Marvel at the Sagrada Familia, Sleep on a Boat or Right by the Beach (tough choice)

A complete guide to the Best Airbnbs in Barcelona, Spain for solo travellers & couplesLooking to save time and discover the absolute best Airbnbs in Barcelona? With 300+ Barcelona accommodations to choose from, we went ahead and picked out the absolute must-see.

All you need to do is simply pick your favourite from the list!

This cosmopolitan capital city of Catalonia, is the place to gaze in wonder at landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí and fantastical structures such as Sagrada Família!

Whether you’re a solo traveller, couple, older traveller or family, Airbnb is a wonderful platform for finding epic stays.

Also, have you heard about Airbnb Experiences? Book unique tours & activities with locals experts around the world.

Check out our other guide to the best Airbnbs in Rome, Italy.

What do we cover in this article?

Alternatively, you may wish to check out the 3 best hostels in Barcelona, handpicked by us. Our guide includes fun party hostels and insider tips.

Here are the top Barcelona hostels for you to have a look at:

  1. Rodamón Hostel – best for couples & families
  2. Casa Gracia – top pick for solo travellers
  3. YEAH Barcelona – great for backpackers

Did you know? Casa Gracia is the one and only 5 Star Hostel in Barcelona!

Whilst you’re in the city, try out our favourite 23 FUN things to do in Barcelona.

Not forgetting 59 FREE things to do in Barcelona and a further 77+ unusual things to do in Barcelona.

BONUS: 8 Secrets to Barcelona – a non-touristic guide.

Quick Introduction to Airbnbs in Barcelona, Spain

Average nightly price: Airbnbs in Barcelona have an average nightly price of €93. However, you can find cheaper rates from €8 all the way up to €320 per night. Summer months from June to September are the more expensive months.This includes all of the different types of places available for Barcelona (entire stay, private room etc).

Prices always depend on seasons or holidays. Please always check exact rates on Airbnb.

Superhosts: All of the Airbnb stays mentioned in this article are ran by “Superhosts”. This status highlights the most experienced and top-rated hosts. Their rating is 4.8+, their response rate is at least 90% and they cancel less than 1% of the time.

Is Airbnb in Barcelona safe? All hosts on Airbnb are verified (including background checks), and the website offers a safe & secure booking process. Here is a full Trust & Safety guide with further info.

Is Airbnb legal in Barcelona? Yes, it is legal. There are certain rules to follow as a host however, including registering any property you plan to offer as a tourist household. See all local laws for Barcelona Airbnbs here.

New to Airbnb? We highly recommend reading:

Quick Glance at the Best Barcelona Airbnbs

For those of you that wish to save time and skip straight to the booking stage, here is a quick overview of the top Airbnbs in Barcelona from this guide.

This short list offer a good overview that includes different budgets, traveller types and that all important wow factor.

Looking for an Airbnb Barcelona Villa? They’re a bit out of the city center, and quite pricey. However, we did find Casa Azul which is suitable for up to 8 guests. It comes with a jacuzzi pool, too!

Keep scrolling to discover a comprehensive list of all the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Barcelona you simply cannot miss.

Warning: it may pose a very tough choice!

Here’s a handy cheat box if you fancy discovering all Barcelona Airbnbs by yourself:

 

 

Best “Entire Place to Yourself” Airbnb

Airy Bohemian Vibes Studio at Iconic Las Ramblas

If you’re going to Barcelona, you want to be central. This fresh, bright and relaxing studio is an excellent choice. It’s affordable, too!

With everything in one room (sleeping area, kitchen, lounge), it’s a perfect space to laze around. What’s more; there’s a bathtub in the ensuite and a cute balcony overlooking the street.

Location: Just off the beginning of Las Ramblas – a wonderful central location close to all the best parts of Barcelona.

Sleeps: 2 guests

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Best “Private Room” Airbnb in Barcelona

Stunning En-suite in the Old Town

This beautiful private room offers all you need to enjoy some quiet time, as well as a super friendly and attentive host to chat to. Enjoy vintage decoration, access to a smart TV and use of the modern kitchen.

Good to know: Ana has an adorable pet dog.

Location: In amongst the narrow streets of the Old Town (Barcelona’s downtown area), surrounded by gorgeous architecture and small local businesses and restaurants. The beach is a 15 minute walk.

Sleeps: 2 guests

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Best “Hotel Room” Airbnb in Barcelona

Double Room in a Boutique Hotel w/ Roof Terrace

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We picked out The Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel because of its modern decor, brilliant amenities and affordable price-tag. Inside the room you can enjoy bathroom toiletries, a smart TV, Wifi access and a kettle for that all important coffee fix.

The hotel itself has a pretty impressive roof terrace, gym, indoor & outdoor dining area and comfortable living area.

What’s more, breakfast is included in the booking price!

Location: Situated in Ciutat Vella, one of the most lively and varied districts in Barcelona. It’s a 3-minute walk to Plaza Urquinaona and 10-minutes from Plaza Catalunya.

Sleeps: 2 guests

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Best “Hostel” Airbnb in Barcelona

Bed & Bike Hostel

Bed & Bike Hostel is a great option if you’re a solo traveller looking to meet new people.

Every morning there is a free bike tour, and most evenings there’s a free communal dinner + sangria. The amazing common areas come with a pool table, guitars, fast Wifi, cable TV… you name it!

Note: Hostels using Airbnb can only list one room type per listing, so it’s likely they have several listings for the same property. See below.

Location: Within a safe residential area just a 5-minute walk from la Sagrada Familia, La Rambla and Placa Catalunya.

Honestly, using Hostelworld is easier if you want to book a hostel in Barcelona. Simply jump to our best hostels in Barcelona guide to discover the coolest Barcelona hostels.

Again: Casa Gracia Barcelona is a 5 star hostel worth checking out!

Read our Hostelworld in review guide – how does it work?

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Best “Shared Space” Airbnb in Barcelona

Share an Apartment with Friendly Local

When it comes to Barcelona apartments, why not share? Pablo has opened up his apartment for any solo traveller that’s looking for a basic, affordable stay. It’s a cosy place, and guests are welcome to use the kitchen and living areas.

This is a cool option if you fancy having a local experience.

Location: In the Nou Barris area with a handy metro station nearby that will take you right into the city centre.

Sleeps: 1 guest

Difference between “shared space” & “hostel”? When comparing a shared space to a hostel, there are pros and cons, of course. To sum it up, the main differences are:

  • Pro: Shared spaces offer more of a local experience, usually including 1 on 1 time with the host.
  • Con: They lack the bigger crowd feeling found at a hostel, and you will miss out on fun organised events and more opportunities to meet people.
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Best “Airbnb Plus” in Barcelona

Design & Tranquility next to Plaza Catalunya

When it comes to Barcelona holiday apartments, this one is top notch!

Charming, quiet and well-designed, this Airbnb will no doubt hit your Facebook and Instagram feed. Check out all of the quirky features and character of the place!

You’ll get the entire apartment to yourself, which includes all of the major amenities (kitchen, washing machine, Wifi etc).

Location: Situated in Espolsa-sacs, a pedestrian street near Portal de l’Angel. Plaza Catalunya is a 2-minute walk, the Cathedral and easy 10-minute walk.

Sleeps: 6 guests (2 bedrooms)

Extra: Pets are welcome here.

What is Airbnb Plus? Every Airbnb Plus property is inspected in person, making sure they are always fully equipped, include one-of-a-kind details and exceptional hospitality.

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Best Airbnb in Barcelona with Beach Views

Historical Listed Building with Barceloneta Beach Views

“Imagine waking up to see the sun rising over the Mediterranean and having breakfast on a balcony overlooking the sea, as you decide whether to spend the day on the beach or discovering what the city has to offer.”

This modern apartment is filled with natural light, spacious double rooms and a designer kitchen. It’s also highly safe, with security doors, an intruder alarm and security cameras.

Location: Just 50 meters from the beach in the old maritime district. It is also very close to the municipal market which was inaugurated in 1884. The city centre is an easy 10-minute walk. Easily the coolest Airbnb Barcelona beach choice!

Sleeps: 4 guests (2 bedrooms)

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Best Airbnb near Cruise Port

Charming & Sunny Place steps from the Old Town

Honestly, the cruise port of Barclona is pretty well located in regards to the main areas of the city, so it doesn’t matter too much where you decide to stay.

Having said that, we’ve chosen this charming apartment steps from the Old Town as a great option.

It’s a modern, bright and spacious place set up perfect for couples, families or groups. The little private terrace is the cherry on top. In fact, we’d rate this the best Airbnb in Barcelona for families.

Location: Located on a small, quiet strehoet in Poble-sec. The Old Town is a simple 10-minute walk, and you’ll also be very close to La Fira Barcelona and Plaza Espanya.

Sleeps: 7 people (3 bedrooms)

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Most “Central” Airbnb in Barcelona

Enjoy Ramblas from your Window

Literally lean out of the window and enjoy the vitality of the Ramblas! Located within a 20th century building, the hosts welcome you organic products and big, bright spaces. The terrace is a great spot to people watch and gaze at the evening stars.

The one bedroom apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and super fast 5G Wifi.

Location: In the heart of Barcelona’s gothic quarter, located on Calle Ferran. All major sights are easily accessible from here. This is the best airbnb Barcelona gothic quarter has to offer.

Sleeps: 4 guests (1 room apartment)

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Budget Airbnb in Barcelona

Private Room in Gothic Quarter Apartment

This quaint room is a wonderful budget option for up to 3 people. There is a wardrobe, desk, board games and access to Wifi. You’re also welcome to use the kitchen during your stay which will save you even more money.

The living room and bathroom are also shared spaces with the host.

Location: Within the Gothic Quarter, all of the important places are within easy walking distance. This is right in the busiest part of the city center so expect a little outside noise.

Sleeps: 3 guests (one bedroom)

Extra: If you’re staying for more than one week, you’re entitled to one free clothes wash.

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Luxury “Luxe” Airbnb in Barcelona

Luxurious Palacete with a Chic Vibe

Now, luxury doesn’t come cheap in Barcelona. Yet, if you’re a group or family that is looking to splash out, we reckon you’ll love this elegant palacete.

It’s incredibly grand. Think chandeliers, crown mouldings and plush furniture. You wanted luxury, after all! Relax on the terrace with a coffee, grab a book from the library or simply wander round and take in all of the design details.

Location: In central Barcelona, just a 10-minute drive to the beach. Garcia train station is a 10-minute walk.

Sleeps: 8 guests (3 bedrooms)

What is Airbnb Luxe? These are “extroadinary homes with five-star everything”. Each Airbnb Luxe comes with pristine design, luxury amenities and connection with a dedicated trip designer.

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Long-term Airbnb in Barcelona

Stylish Loft for Expats & Students

If you’re looking to rent an apartment in Barcelona, this long-stay Airbnb is a good option. This entire loft comes with a fully-kitted American-style kitchen, and space for up to 4 people to sleep. The living room is a cosy space to hang out, made especially nice by all of the flooding natural light.

Important: Any booking must be made for a minimum of 32 nights.

Location: A 5-minute walk from Plaza University and Las Ramblas, between El Raval and Sant Antoni district. There are nearby markets, plenty of bohemian bars and street art on every corner. This is the best Airbnb Barcelona long term option.

Sleeps: 2 guests

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“Unique Stay” Airbnb in Barcelona

Sleep on a Boat in Port Olimpic

Enjoy the cozy below deck spaces, or soak up the sun above deck – what a tough choice! This beautiful boat is an affordable and unique opportunity when visiting Barcelona.

The boat has been modernised, creating a super clean accommodation, including luxuries such as TVs, ensuite bathrooms and a cute little kitchen with dining area. Impressive.

Sleeps: 4 guests

Location: Port Olimpic, just behind Arts Hotel and not far from La Rambla street in central Barcelona.

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WOW Factor!

Absolute Sagrada Familia

Ok seriously, we’ve found you the BEST views of Sagrada Familia in the entire city! The rooftop terrace, featuring sunbeds, BBQ and parasols, is the top spot for viewing, or you can enjoy from one of the flat’s balconies… there is one for every room, including the living room!

The flat itself comes with air conditioning, kitchen, heating, TV and free Wifi. As you can imagine, the reviews rave about this place.

Location: This is a good excuse to mention again… overlooking the Sagrada Familia! From here it’s a half hour walk to Park Güell in the Gracia neighbourhood.

Sleeps: 6 guests

Extra: The hostel also manages a cozy restaurant in the same building – a great option for Catalan breakfast, tapas and seafood paella.

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Handy Map of all Airbnbs in Barcelona

The first map we’d like to share with you was created as part of our best hostels in Barcelona guide.

This is super cool as it not only lists great Barcelona hostels, but also the top districts, must-see sights and party hostels.

We’ve also done our best to pinpoint the COOLEST Airbnbs mentioned in this guide.

Note: Airbnb locations are rough as the exact address is not given until an official booking has been made.

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Should you wish to explore all of your options, we thought we’d include a handy map which pinpoints ALL Airbnbs in Barcelona.

As we’ve already mentioned; there are 300+ options, so go nuts!

Why not also discover Airbnb Experiences in Barcelona, from mosaic classes to learning to paint with red wine.

 

 

FAQ’s about Airbnb  & Staying in Barcelona

Hotel or Airbnb in Barcelona?

Well, to make your decision easier, many hotels list their rooms on Airbnb. Check out the best hotel Airbnb in Barcelona we found.

How safe is Airbnb?

All hosts on Airbnb are verified (including background checks), and the website offers a safe & secure booking process. Read our Airbnb in Review for a more indepth look.

Is Airbnb banned in Barcelona? Does Airbnb operate in Barcelona?

Hopefully if you’ve reached this far in the guide, it’s evident that no, Airbnbs are not banned in Barcelona. Skip to our quick glance section to discover the best ones.

How can I live in Airbnbs for cheaper than rent?

A lot of Airbnbs offer a “long stay discount” for any booking that exceeds 28 days. Therefore, this can often work out cheaper than privately renting an apartment. Make sure you check this with each individual Airbnb host.

What products and services does Airbnb offer?

Airbnb primarily advertises places to stay around the world, offering a safe & secure booking service. But that’s not all! Airbnb Experiences is another of their products.

This is your opportunity to enjoy unique experience led by locals in your chosen destination. There are some unusual and clever activities all over the world!

Can I book an Airbnb flat for a full year?

This would be determined by and in agreement with you and the Airbnb host. Tip: approach hosts that already offer long-term stays (1+ month) as they are more likely to accept even longer lodgers.

Summary: Best Airbnbs in Barcelona

By now you should have the answer to your question where to stay in Barcelona. Which of the best Barcelona Airbnbs have you fallen in love with? Let us know!

This guide is your shortcut to your Airbnb-picks, saving you lots of time in your accommodation research.

And for sure, it gives you the security of a top-Airbnb choice without any bad surprises, especially because all of the airbnbs mentioned in this article are ran by “super hosts”.

Any questions?

Then please please leave a comment below. We would be thrilled to hear from you and to help a fellow backpacker.

Have fun & Safe travels!
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