5 of Barcelona's Best Guesthouses

Barcelona: one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, with a lovely year round climate and a heady mixture of culture - spearheaded by Gaudi and Picasso, and fun, Spain's coolest city makes a first rate choice for a buzzy weekend away. And you can make the best of your weekend by staying in one of Barcelona's best guesthouses, as recommended by the Hotel Guru.

Barcelona’s rise in popularity has had an astonishing effect on its hotel industry: in three years the number of rooms in the city has doubled, not only in hotels but also in Barcelona’s best guesthouses. A cheaper alternative to a hotel, a guesthouse could be the perfect base for a long weekend. Here's our pick of Barcelona’s best guesthouses.

5 of Barcelona's Best Guesthouses

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MurMuri is a stylish boutique hotel with a good choice of room sizes - some even have large terraces, timeless, but modern decor and a restaurant and lively bar. Or you might try Chic & Basic Born, a magnificent 18th Century mansion converted into a futuristic hotel which is funky, fun and great value considering how well located it is.

Barcelona's Best Guesthouses for Great Value

The Hotel Constanza is a chic, modern family-run hotel in Barcelona’s cultural hub, with a fabulous roof terrace and bar, and its 46 rooms start from just £77 per night. for an even more reasonable £57 per night you could stay at the very well located Praktik Rambla, with its 43 simple, boldly designed rooms.

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The Casa Camper is an eco-friendly boutique style guesthouse with modern, minimalist design and a complimentary 24 hour buffet and gym. It’s also close to everything.

If you haven’t found your idea of the best places to stay in Barcelona on our list of the Barcelona's Best Guesthouses you could:

5 of the Barcelona's Best Guesthouses

  • Casa Camper

    Barcelona (Catalonia)

    Trendy, eco-friendly design boutique hotel in a fabulous location. Comfortable and minimalist rooms are bold in colour. A 24-hour complimentary buffet and fully-equipped gym are a nice addition. Perfect for all the family to explore the markets, museums, and shopping.

    40 rooms from $288
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the nearby Gothic Quarter, with its wealth of hisotric Roman buildings and charming ancient squares.
    Local markets  -  La Boqueria Barcelona's iconic and colourful public market, is just a few minutes away.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet
  • Hotel Constanza

    Barcelona (Catalonia)

    Contemporary and chic, this family-run hotel in Barcelona's cultural hub is perfect to explore the city. Stylish renovated rooms can be small, but are cosy and great value for the prime location. The lively rooftop terrace with bar showcases city views and relaxed vibes.

    46 rooms from $120
    Sights nearby  -  The Casa Calvet de Barcelona (1899) is one of Antoni Gaudí's earliest buildings.
    Local markets  -  Enjoy the local markets at your leisure on the weekends.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers
  • Chic & Basic Born


    Magnificent 18th century mansion converted into high-tech futuristic hotel. High ceilings, adjustable LED coloured mood lighting, minimalist decor. Funky and fun. Near museums and boutiques in lively Born district.

    31 rooms from $127
    Sights nearby  -  Check out the The Parc de la Ciutadella at the end of the street, to explore the Parc Zoologic and the arboretum.
    Local markets  -  Visit the incredible Santa Catalina food market, just a short walk away.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children older than 12 years are welcome.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers
  • Praktik Rambla


    Popular and affordable boutique hotel with 43 simple rooms. Chic comfort, authentic local architecture, good central location. Modern library, boldly designed rooms, sunlit terrace.

    37 rooms from $90
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
  • MurMuri


    Interior designed (Kelly Hoppen), stylish boutique hotel with an intimate ambience. Variety of priced rooms with timeless but modern decoration. Some with large private terraces. Restaurant, with lively bar and terrace. Well located for designer shopping and city action, use of pool nextdoor.

    53 rooms from $178
    Swimming Pool  -  Use of Majestic Hotel pool and spa next door.
    Spa  -  At the Majestic.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

Written by  James Dunford Wood, posted Friday, 11th November 2011
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