Airbnb Barcelona | 14 Best Spanish Villas & Apartment Rentals

August 1, 2022
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Looking for the best Airbnb Barcelona has to offer? This Capital of Catalonia thrives with a unique and vibrant culture you’ll find nowhere else in the world.

With Barcelona being one of the top tourist destinations in Spain, it’s no surprise that it has accommodation options to suit every type of traveler. So whether you’re looking for a budget hostel or a Barcelona spa hotel, you have plenty of options to choose from.

We wanted to find accommodations that reflect the atmosphere and style of the city itself. So, we’ve explored some of the best areas in Barcelona and found some top selections for you to consider. Whether they’re modernist apartments or stylish hotel rooms, these are the very best Airbnbs in Spain’s city of Barcelona.

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Most Romantic Accommodation in Barcelona: Top-floor apartment

Best Cheap Airbnb Barcelona for Solo Travelers: Modern Hostel in Central Barcelona

Best Barcelona Accommodation for Families: Bright and quiet apartment in the heart of Barcelona

14 Best Airbnb Barcelona Spain Options

Now, time to dive into the coolest apartments, houses, and hotel rooms in one of the best cities to visit in Spain. Find the perfect apartment in the neighborhood you’re interested in, or search for something special with a look at each place’s biggest draw.

These are our picks for the absolute best Airbnb Barcelona rentals in Spain.

1. Studio 2 pax in El Born — Barcelona, Spain Airbnb

Price: $$

Best suited to: Couples and solo travelers

Neighborhood: El Born

Biggest draw: Situated in a quiet neighborhood

Situated in one of the best neighborhoods to stay in Barcelona, this 323 sq. ft open-plan studio features high ceilings and exposed brick walls. The multiple windows allow for plenty of sunlight to stream into the spacious apartment and allow for an up-close view of the nearby church of Santa María del Mar.

This studio apartment has a small kitchenette but is also within walking distance of many top restaurants and bars. Nearby attractions include the Picasso Museum, Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona aquarium, and Barceloneta Beach.

Located in a quiet pedestrian zone, you can expect a tranquil stay without being too far from some of Barcelona’s top attractions.

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What guests say: “The space was perfect!! Great location, awesome host and a beautiful space. I recommend this listing for anyone who is looking to have a wonderful experience while in Barcelona!! Thank you so much for the wonderful accommodations.” — Emanuel R.

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2. Circa 1905

Price: $$

Best suited to: Couples and solo travelers

Neighborhood:  Eixample

Biggest draw: Terrace or patio with each room

Rooms at Circa 1905 range from 16 m² – 24 m², which may feel small to some. But, with every room having a patio or terrace, there’s no need to feel boxed in.

Located near the popular Passeig de Gràcia, this boutique hotel includes both modern and classic interior design elements. Rooms are bright, with unique wooden furniture and pops of color throughout.

Enjoy breakfast prepared with fresh, local produce before heading out to nearby attractions like Gaudi’s La Pedrera, Palacio del Flamenco, and Casa Batlló. You also won’t want to miss seeing Barcelona from a cable car on Montjuic.

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What guests say: “The breakfast was great and set out beautifully in the lounge room and had everything you would need for a nice breakfast. The hotel is set out in a beautiful building and has an authentic feel to it, bed was super comfy and room was quiet, was fine facing the internal courtyard too. Would stay again!” — Philippa

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3. Oliana — Barcelona Apartment Vacation

Price: $$

Best suited to: Couples or small groups and families

Neighborhood: Sant Gervasi

Biggest draw: Located in the city center near public transport

This modern and spacious apartment nestled among the bustle of the city center has just the right balance between decorated and understated. The classic furniture pieces are a combination of light shades of gray and warm tones of brown, creating a perfect contrast and an inviting atmosphere.

The tall, exposed brick ceiling is an added touch that makes this spot feel unique to Barcelona.

This one-bedroom apartment is perfect for a small family or group, as the living room bed can comfortably accommodate two extra sleepers. You’ll also have access to a full kitchen with an espresso machine, so you can enjoy the perfect cup of coffee while enjoying views of Tibidabo.

This spot is in the city center and close to top attractions like Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, and the bustling Plaça de Catalunya.

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4. Praktik Èssens — Gothic Quarter Barcelona Apartments

Price: $$

Best suited to: Couples and solo travelers

Neighborhood: Passeig de Gràcia

Biggest draw: Complimentary snacks and wine

Beaming with elegance, this hotel’s decor features a soft palette of light grays, whites, and pops of turquoise — complemented by the warm-toned wooden furniture.

The roughly 20m² rooms feature wooden floors, large windows, coffee machines, and complimentary toiletries. Speaking of complimentary, this hotel also has a special corner where you can find free pastries and hosts a daily happy hour from 6 – 8 pm, where you’ll get to enjoy free snacks and wine.

The outdoor terrace offers the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the views after a long day exploring nearby attractions like Casa Batlló and Tivoli Theatre. If you’d like to add to the luxury, some rooms have external private bathtubs, so you can enjoy the Barcelona weather while soaking any stress away.

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What guests say: “Super convenient location – walking distance to Casa Batlló and Casa Mila. Easy to get to the Gothic quarter too. The hotel has a nice lounge area with an outdoor balcony. We enjoyed the lounge very much.” — Yiou

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5. Rossellon Apartment — Vacation Apartment Barcelona

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Families or traveling groups

Neighborhood: Eixample

Biggest draw: Fully equipped kitchen

If you’re traveling as a family or small group and want to try your hand at preparing some Spanish cuisines, this apartment is ideal for you. The 646 sq. ft accommodation has three rooms, which can sleep up to four people, and a fully equipped kitchen.

The modern decor creates a tranquil feel, with the warm-toned wooden furniture contrasted by cool-toned linens and decorative pieces.

You’ll also have plenty of space to lounge about if you’re staying indoors. Prepare a cup of coffee with the provided espresso machine and lounge about enjoying the light streaming into the apartment.

Once you’re ready to head out, top Barcelona attractions like the Sagrada Familia, Torre Glòries, and Arc de Triomf are less than two kilometers away.

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6. El Avenida Palace — Airbnb Barcelona Apartments

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Couples or families

Neighborhood: Eixample

Biggest draw: Rooftop views of the city and Sagrada Familia

Oozing luxury and opulence, this Barcelona accommodation near Sagrada Familia is a must-visit in Spain. Having hosted many celebrities, like the Beatles in 1965, this hotel knows a thing or two about providing royal treatment.

Whether you’re looking for accommodation for a group of friends or simply looking for a romantic stay with your partner, you won’t regret booking a room here. And with pets being welcome, you’re free to bring your furry friend to enjoy the rooftop views that stretch to the Sagrada Familia.

Other nearby attractions include the Barcelona Cathedral, Picasso Museum, and Boqueria Market. Passeig de Gracia is also only a few steps away.

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What guests say: “Everything about this place was great. Very nice room, pool, breakfast and the staff were the best. Always very helpful and nice. And right next to the main area of the city.” — Kieran

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7. Think Big — Luxury Flats Barcelona

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Families or traveling groups

Neighborhood: Eixample

Biggest draw: Fully equipped kitchen

Situated in the sought-after residential area of La Vila Olímpica, this quirky apartment is perfect for families or small groups. The apartment may be more on the quaint side, but it has enough space to sleep six people.

The quirky and vibrant decor gives this two-bedroom apartment a fun and uplifting energy that’s sure to brighten your day. It’s a mere one-minute walk away from Bogatell beach, with attractions like the Barcelona Zoo and the beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella, also just a short walk from the apartment.

When you’re not exploring the nearby parks or lounging on the beach, you can head to the Gothic Quarter or take a sunset catamaran cruise from Barcelona Harbor.

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8. Nobu Hotel Barcelona

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Couples and solo travelers

Neighborhood: Avenida de Roma

Biggest draw: World-renowned Nobu Restaurant

Nobu hotels are world-renowned for their creative and sophisticated interior decor and an excellent menu inspired by chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The 259 rooms and suites offer plenty of space and natural sunlight. While suites from the 22nd floor upwards provide unmatched views of the city.

The hotel’s proximity to multiple metro train stations means you’re a simple train ride away from many exciting things to do in Barcelona. The on-site Nobu restaurant and Nobu-Sake bar offer exquisite meals and Japanese-style tapas to savor before or after a long day in the city.

Rooms range from 28 m² to 150 m², offering you as little or as much space as your heart desires — and your budget allows.

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What guests say: “Loved our stay here and would highly recommend. Modern, comfortable space, breakfast was great and, of course, the Nobu restaurant was 10/10 with amazing views.” — Zaiba

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9. Spectacular Duplex — Airbnb Barcelona Near Beach

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Families with kids or friend groups

Neighborhood: Tiana

Biggest draw: The giant covered terrace

A short drive from Barcelona is the town of Tiana. While it’s not technically in Barcelona, this house is listed for those who prefer to stay a bit outside of the bustle. It’s a beautiful large house, with plenty of outdoor space and a large terrace.

Barcelona is just 15-minutes away by car, so you can enjoy the tranquility of a small town without giving up the big city life.

It’s perfect for families with children, with a large play area, toys and books, a high chair, and a crib. It’s also nice, close to the beach, and a 1-minute walk from the forest.

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What guests say: “Incredible to relax and a fantastic host. A stylish and cozy place in a quiet neighbourhood.” — Taylor

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10. Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal

Price: $$

Best suited to: Couples and solo travelers

Neighborhood: Sant Martí

Biggest draw: Located on Avenida Diagonal

This mid-range hotel is situated along the Avenida Diagonal, one of Barcelona’s broadest and longest avenues. This avenue is brimming with restaurants, bars, boutiques, and shops, so you can explore and indulge to your heart’s content.

The hotel is elegantly decorated and features a clean and minimalist design, with pops of red adding color to the rooms. The hotel rooms range from 23 m² – 29 m², while the wall-to-wall windows add a sense of space and let plenty of light in.

Enjoy Spanish cuisines at the on-site La Avenida Restaurant or enjoy a beer at the 4Taps Bar. The restaurant serves a daily buffet, and complimentary coffee between 5 – 7 am for the early birds.

Nearby attractions include the Agbar Tower, the National Theatre of Catalonia, and the Sagrada Familia — which can be seen from the higher-up rooms.

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What guests say: “The breakfast was lovely, and the location and value for your money are just amazing. Would recommend. Plus there’s a gym on the top floor with the view over the city.” — Maxcarter

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11. Gran Hotel Havana — Barcelona Airbnb with Pool

Price: $$

Best suited to: Couples, solo travelers, and small families

Neighborhood:  Eixample

Biggest draw: Located in the city center near public transport

Situated in a historic building dating back to 1882, the 4-star Gran Hotel Havana offers a modern and luxurious stay. This hotel is within walking distance from Girona Metro Station, making exploring the city much easier.

You’ll have access to a sauna and rooftop swimming pool — where a bar serves up top-tier drinks in the warmer months. You’ll love the on-site Grand Place Restaurant, which serves traditional Spanish cuisines. But, with Paseo de Gracia and its many shops and restaurants being a 5-minute walk away, you’ll have plenty more places to explore Barcelona’s food.

Other nearby attractions include Casa Batlló, Plaça Catalunya, the Sagrada Familia, and the Picasso Museum.

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What guests say: “Location was perfect, the room bigger than expected (loved the high ceilings!), L’occitane amenities were a super nice touch. Staff was very accommodating. ! Breakfast was delicious and had mimosas!” — Patricia

Tip: If you’re planning on visiting multiple museums in Barcelona, consider getting a Barcelona Museum Pass to save some money.

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12. The Moods Oasis

Price: $

Best suited to: Couples or small groups and families

Neighborhood: Sarrià-St. Gervasi

Biggest draw: Practical, budget-friendly option

The Moods Oasis is the perfect option if you’re looking for a budget-friendly stay away from the city buzz. This hotel offers single, double, and triple bedrooms, which is excellent for solo travelers or a small family or friend group.

The 16 m² rooms are cozy with comfortable beds and plenty of cupboard space to store your clothes. This 3-star hotel also offers a fitness center and a terrace where you can enjoy a continental or buffet breakfast.

Avenida Diagonal is a short walk away, so you’ll always be close to the shops, cafes, and restaurants.

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What guests say: “Great location, right in the middle of Upper Diagonal area. Great value for money. Individual room was modern and very comfy. The hotel has a very nice internal terrace overlooking a golf practice range. Good and sunny.” — Enric

Tip: Have a look at this guide to the top free activities in Barcelona if you’re traveling on a budget.

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13. Gaudi Hotel — Airbnb Barcelona with Pool

Price: $$

Best suited to: Couples, solo travelers, or small groups

Neighborhood: Sarrià-St. Gervasi

Biggest draw: Views of Palau Güell

This 3-star hotel offers immense views of the city and the Palau Güell, a magnificent mansion created by Antoni Gaudí. The rooftop terrace includes a pool overlooking the mansion and lounge chairs.

Eccentric and artistic energy permeates the hotel decor, yet the hotel still feels elegant and minimalist. Each room features unique decor, and some rooms even allow you to view the city from private balconies.

Situated just off Las Rambla and only a 20-minute walk from the beach, this hotel is a convenient option if you’re looking to be close to all the best attractions. And with Liceu Metro Station only 300 meters away, you’ll have quick and easy access to affordable transport for an exciting Barcelona day trip.

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What guests say: “Clean and comfortable room. Staff very helpful. Fantastic location off La Rambla, with a beautiful square lined with restaurants 5 minutes walk. Great rooftop terrace for an evening drink.” — Sara

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14. Atic Barcelona — Spectacular Penthouse in the Center

Price: $$

Best suited to: Families of 4-5

Neighborhood: La Nova Esquerra de L’Eixample

Biggest draw: The enormous private terrace with an outdoor shower

One of the best Airbnbs in Barcelona, this penthouse has it all. The rooftop terrace is the perfect place to soak up the sun, with a dining area, sun loungers, and plenty of space to chill. It even has an outdoor shower to cool down.

The master bedroom leads right out onto the terrace. So you can go to sleep with views of the moon and walk out to admire Barcelona and Montjuic mountain before you’ve even had your morning coffee.

Of course, this apartment is also a great Airbnb Barcelona city center option, so the market, museum, and fascinating Gothic Quarter are all a short walk away.

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What guests say: “Fantastic and spacious apartment. Has some amazing balcony views. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in Barcelona” – Raymond

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Concluding Thoughts on Barcelona Airbnb Rentals

This vibrant city is such an exciting place with so much to enjoy. If you’ve ever been, you’ll be itching to return, and if you haven’t — it’s time you see what you’re missing.

With one of these Barcelona vacation apartments, lofts, rooms, and houses, you won’t even need to leave your accommodation to start enjoying the Barcelonian way of life.

We hope you’ve found the perfect one for you. Now all you need to do is book and get packing for Spain. And be sure to include a Barcelona wine tour in your trip — they’re one-of-a-kind!


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