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! For the best areas to stay, check out this guide on where to stay in Barcelona.
Whether you’re a solo traveller, couple, older traveller or family, Airbnb is a wonderful platform for finding epic stays.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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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