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With an exciting art scene, fun festivals, amazing food, and the perfect combination of a city/beach vacation, every traveler should check out Barcelona at least once or twice. As a hotel alternative, you can choose to stay in a local Airbnb to get to know Barcelona’s fascinating neighborhoods better and feel like a local. Here is the top Airbnbs in Barcelona to get you dreaming about a trip to Spain.
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Many of the Airbnbs in Barcelona are private rooms in apartments, including this one for two guests. It is a large room that’s about 20 square meters that has lots of natural light and a fully equipped shower room. Guests get a queen-size bed, air conditioning, sofa, work desk, smart TV, and wardrobe. You’ll also have access to a shared large kitchen and living room. This bedroom for rent is in the Gracia part of town that is five to 10 minutes walking distance from Passeig de Gracia and Rambla Catalunya. It’s also two metro stops from the heart of the city, Placa Catalunya. Come here for a place to sleep that’s quiet at night and comfortable with a responsive host.
This entire apartment is available on Airbnb for up to five people traveling in Barcelona. It has two bedrooms and two baths and is a penthouse terrace in the Gracia bohemian neighborhood as well. The space offers fast internet, a remote working space, a kitchen, and terrace views. The bathtub in the main bedroom has a nice view. This apartment is about 90 square meters in size and also has a 55-inch smart TV, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, and coffee machine. Sleeping arrangements are one queen-size bed and two single beds.
How sweet would it be to stay on a boat when you’re in Barcelona? This boat Airbnb accommodates four guests and is located at the Port Olimpic Barcelona behind the Arts Hotel, Opium, and Shoko clubs. The beach is nearby too, as well as Ramblas and Sagrada Familia. When you book this Airbnb, you’ll have full access to the entire boat, terrace, and sunbeds. The sleeping arrangements are one double bed in each of two bedrooms. Other onsite offerings include a kitchen, dedicated workspace, Wi-Fi, and cooking basics. This boat is a popular choice because it’s in a convenient location near many restaurants and nightlife spots.
This is another private room in an apartment that is part of a larger property and that offers guests access to the large kitchen. Two people can comfortably sleep in this bedroom with a queen-size bed, which has Wi-Fi, a TV, a desk, a sofa, and a wardrobe. You’ll also have your own full bathroom here. As the room in the apartment highlighted above, it’s in the heart of Gracia and well-connected with bus lines. Guests love staying here because it’s stylish and conveniently located.
Another option in Barcelona is to stay in this tiny house for two people, which is an apartment with a garden terrace and outdoor dining area. Guests here have private access to the space, a BBQ, pergola, and city views. It is located in the upper area of the city, so the 360-degree views are really spectacular. You’ll have total privacy since it is in a separate area of the host’s home and doesn’t require moving through the main house to access the apartment. The bedroom here has one queen-size bed. You’ll love hanging out on the beautiful terrace and having easy transportation access on the bus and train.
This is a private room option in a guesthouse that is great for two people in Barcelona. It’s surrounded by a garden and fruit trees, making it a nice place to escape the busy tourist scene but still be within a few minutes of public transportation. The bedroom has one queen-size bed. Guests have access to a kitchen, bathroom, heating, air conditioning, and terrace. You can also use the washer and dryer for free one out of every seven days of stay, or pay an extra fee for more frequent laundry access.
Up to six people can stay in this townhouse in Barcelona and use the four bedrooms and one bath. It is a spacious detached house in the heart of the city that has a large terrace. It’s also 20 minutes from the beach. Guests can use their own spacious kitchen and courtyard here, and the bedrooms have one queen-size bed and one double bed. This Airbnb is located in the transitioning Poble Nou neighborhood that has an interesting mix of old and new architecture.
If you don’t care about being right in the middle of Barcelona, this guesthouse for two people is a comfortable choice. It is about 35 minutes from the city center and a fully equipped 25-square-meter cottage in the hills. It’s best to rent a car when you stay here, as the nearest transit station is three kilometers away. It’s in the garden of the main house and a level below for total privacy. The space has Wi-Fi, Netflix, laundry machines that are shared, and a full kitchen for preparing meals.
Booking a space in Barcelona with a pool is hard to come by! If you want to go for a swim in your own private pool and work out in your own private gym, book this house on Airbnb. It has six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 350 square meters of space. It’s actually equipped to accommodate about 13 guests for your big group. There’s also a garden, Wi-Fi, and a BBQ grill. You’ll be about 15 minutes by bus from Barcelona when you stay here with your family.
This is another rental space that’s available on Airbnb as you explore Barcelona. It’s a luxurious place to stay that’s near the Sagrada Familia and ideal for solo travelers and couples. The bedroom here has a queen-size bed and a Smart TV. However, it is not suitable for kids under 12 years old and does not allow pets. It’s a six-minute metro ride to the centric Paseo de Gracia from here.
Enjoy the best of creative Poblenou while you get some afternoon sunshine on the patio at this studio loft. It has beautiful design touches, such as the crochet hanging chair and pendant lights. Guests enjoy the large terrace and bright open spaces. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, air conditioning, and a smart TV. Choose this Airbnb for a stylish and charming space that’s outside of the tourist districts and in a regular neighborhood. It’s by a metro station for easy transportation as well. Poblenou is an up-and-coming area with art studios, small cafes, and a pedestrian street with bars and restaurants. Another big perk of staying here is that the beach is just a five-minute walk away.
A very affordable and highly rated place to stay in Barcelona is this private room in a townhouse that is in a nice area and an authentic neighborhood that’s charming and not overly touristy. It’s well-connected via metro and bus and is one minute from the subway station. The space includes a ground floor living room, kitchen, and toilet, as well as the first-floor double room that is rented and a second floor with a full shared bathroom and private balcony. The host lives onsite with her husband and three dogs. Amenities offered include breakfast, Wi-Fi, and a dedicated workspace.