Airbnb Barcelona – 14 Best Spanish Villas, Apartments & Houses

June 30, 2021
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Barcelona is such an incredibly beautiful city to visit. Capital of Catalonia, it’s thriving with a unique and vibrant culture you’ll find nowhere else in the world.

Airbnb has quickly become one of the best ways to experience the city’s accommodation. You can live like a local, or even stay with one – often while paying less than you would for a hotel room.

We wanted to find Airbnbs that reflect the atmosphere and style of the city itself. Whether they’re modernist buildings or leafy oases, these are the very best Airbnbs in Barcelona. Find the perfect space for solo travellers, families with kids, friend groups, and happy couples. There’s something amazing for everyone.

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Most Romantic Accommodation in Barcelona: Top floor apartment

Best Budget Option for Solo Travellers: Beautiful budget flat

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 Barcelona’s coolest apartments, houses, and villas. Find an Airbnb in the neighbourhood 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. Relaxed, spacious loft with jetted tub

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Couples on a luxurious trip

Neighbourhood: L’Antiga Esquerra de L’Eixample

Biggest draw: Super stylish and airy

Looking for a little luxury on your Barcelona holiday? Whether you’re spending your honeymoon in Spain or simply looking to indulge a bit, this loft is idyllic. It’s beautifully designed, with stunning furnishings, bright open spaces and bold artwork.

Sip on some sangria while you lean out on your balcony, admiring the views. Spend an evening on the couch, resting your legs after a full day of adventure.

The apartment is just a hop and a skip from the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cathedral of Barcelona. As well as some top restaurants, bars, and markets.

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What guests say: “Great place for a relaxed stay in one of my favourite cities! Super fast internet, great work spot too, and location is perfect if you want to access Enrique Granados, Gràcia and the city center – all at a walking distance”. – Shai

2. Backpacker’s room in Sagrada Familia

Price: $

Best suited to: Solo travellers

Neighbourhood: Sagrada Familia

Biggest draw: Friendly, helpful local hosts

This simple, well-equipped little room is perfect for solo travellers who want to see as much of Barcelona as they can. It’s perfectly located if you’re looking for an Airbnb near Sagrada Familia. It’s also a pleasant walk from other local attractions like Casa Mila, as well as the beach.

The room has a comfortable single bed and comes with towels, shampoo, and soap. While you won’t be living in the lap of luxury, you’ll have everything you need. And at a price that will allow for the greatest amount of exploration!

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What guests say: “A home away from home and the perfect way to plunge into Barcelona! Eva and Sebas are Awesome.” – Julian

3. Exquisite apartment with open spaces & light

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Families with children & friend groups (up to 8 people)

Neighbourhood: La Nova Esquerra de L’Eixample

Biggest draw: It’s exquisitely beautiful

This light apartment is right in the hub of Barcelona, with views of the bell tower and other historic buildings. The couch is wonderfully comfortable, and both queen beds are memory foam, ensuring a great night’s sleep. You’ll also find quite a library of books to read if you’ve got the time.

If you’re worried that travelling with young kids will be challenging in Spain, your accommodation just became one less concern. The is the best Airbnb in Barcelona for families, with a crib, high chair, and baby monitor. It also has a wide entryway and no stairs, so strollers will be easy to wrangle!

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What guests say: “Absolutely beautiful, full of good taste mixed with history. Was truly a pleasure waking up there and coming back in the evenings. The apartment enhanced our stay in Barcelona in a big way. Two massive thumbs up. Couldn’t have been better.” – Gary

4. Tiny house Olivella

Price: $$

Best suited to: Solo travellers & couples looking for quiet and natural beauty

Neighbourhood: Can Trabal

Biggest draw: It’s a lovely tiny house surrounded by beauty

If you’re keen on the tiny house movement that’s sweeping the world, or you just want to try it out, this little apartment is idyllic. There are two independent mini houses on the property, each with their own kitchenette, bathroom, and terrace.

The light-filled houselets are on a hill, overlooking the mountainous region around Barcelona. You’ll have access to a lovely pool, the barbeque, and the garden. And of course, lots of stunning places to hike.

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What guests say: “We had an amazing weekend! The place is beautiful, we had everything we needed for a really relaxing escape from the city, Marta was an excellent host, made us feel super welcome, we’ll definitely be back, thanks Marta!!” – Rich

5. Penthouse suite w/ private bathroom and terrace

Price: $

Best suited to: Young couples & solo travellers

Neighbourhood: El Raval

Biggest draw: Dreamy little balcony with dining and lounging areas

This penthouse suite is a central, low-budget spot with great amenities and a focus on comfort. Spend the evening of your arrival sitting on the balcony with your complimentary bottle of wine, soaking in the sights and sounds of Barcelona. Then head out to experience the vibrant nightlife of the city centre.

This room has a kitchenette where you can prepare light meals to keep the budget down. The entrance and hallway are shared, but the space itself is all yours! The biggest draw is definitely the spacious wood-accented balcony.

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What guests say: “Great place with an amazing view. Lovely comfy bed and loads of nice touches. Thanks Sid!” – Heather

6. Renovated & vintage in Barcelona

Price: $$

Best suited to: Small friend groups & families

Neighbourhood: Sagrada Familia

Biggest draw: Spacious and bright with high vaulted ceilings

This 19th-century loft apartment is beautifully romantic, with its exposed-brick walls and wooden beams. Experience the modernist architectural style this city is so famous for, and enjoy the little touches that make this place special.

Feel like a local, taking a short walk to the local marketplace where you can buy fresh produce for some exciting meals. Visit the nearby Catalonian restaurants, and stroll to Barcelona’s biggest attractions.

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What guests say: “Gorgeous, central, sparkling clean. Mari is a helpful, wonderful host. Cannot recommend enough.” – Eliza

7. Redeveloped historic apartment with balcony

Price: $$

Best suited to: Young couples & small families

Neighbourhood: Sants-Montjuic

Biggest draw: Eclectic, minimalist style and gorgeous bathroom

With exposed-brick walls, minimalist decor, and quirky accents, this central apartment is perfect for young couples. Look out over Barcelona from the balcony, and spend the mornings lazing in bed with an espresso. The bathroom is incredibly luxurious, with a gorgeous shower to cool down in after a day of exploring.

It’s the perfect home base while you experience Barcelona, particularly ideal for first-time visitors. You’ll be right in the heart of the city. And while we love it for couples, it’s got a pull out sofa bed, and a travel crib. It’s also very spacious, so ideal for families.

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What guests say: “A beautiful space in a perfect location! Ten minutes by metro into the Centre, a wonderful selections of restaurants and shops in the area. The apartment itself is just wonderful, a really gorgeous loft space with all amenities needed for a short stay. Communication with host was quick and easy.” – Bethany

8. Vintage concept flat in chic neighbourhood

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Couples & friends

Neighbourhood: Dreta de L’Eixample

Biggest draw: The gorgeous traditional tiles that bring Spanish style inside

Beautifully combining traditional and contemporary style, this apartment is a stunner. Admire the classic Catalan tiles and the brick ceilings, along with stylish modern touches. The fully equipped kitchen is the perfect place to try your hand at Spanish food.

The apartment is located on the ground floor, so you won’t have views over the city. But it’s ideal for anyone who prefers to avoid heights.

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What guests say: “Romina’s apartment is just perfect! The decor, the location, the small details, I just loved the stay! A great welcome, beautiful furniture and great little touches. It’s so nice to find such a gem In Barcelona.” – Mark

9. Discover your place near Ramblas

Price: $

Best suited to: Large families

Neighbourhood: Eixample

Biggest draw: Bright, airy space in the centre of the city

With space for up to 11 guests, this airy apartment is gorgeous. It’s centrally located, with a balcony overlooking a charming and busy street in the heart of the city. Enjoy the open spaces, stained glass windows, and modern style.

You’ll step right out of the historic building into the bustling city, and enjoy the community vibe of your area. This Barcelona Airbnb has four bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and plenty of space.

So if you’re looking for a place that’s airy and beautiful, fits your whole family in comfortably, and is super budget-friendly, this is the place for you.

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What guests say: “The space was very cool and very spacious. We loved the decor and location was perfect.” – Louissa

10. Bohemian dreams at a plant-filled design loft near the beach

Price: $$

Best suited to: Romantic couples

Neighbourhood: El Poblenou

Biggest draw: A lovely little backyard and a great array of plants

One of the best Airbnbs in Barcelona for couples, this leafy studio apartment is romantic and intimate while remaining bright and open-plan. All the plants and rustic wood elevate the space, while stunning little touches make it special.

This apartment has a two-person desk, making it ideal for a working holiday. You’ll want to spend every morning having breakfast in the yard, and every evening lazing on the L-shaped couch. And best of all, you’ll also be just 5-minutes walk from the beach.

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What guests say: “Ruth’s place is so lovely, so beautiful – it felt like home and an artistic get-a-way at the same time. Definitely recommend staying here if you wish to explore the city of Barcelona and also feel comfortable to stay, work or chill at home!” – Mayke

11. Spectacular penthouse in the centre

Price: $$

Best suited to: Families of 4-5

Neighbourhood: La Nova Esquerra de L’Eixample

Biggest draw: The enormous private terrace with 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 before you’ve even had your morning coffee.

Of course, this apartment is also a great Airbnb Barcelona city centre 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

12. Private room in renovated library w/ swimming pool

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Couples & solo travellers looking for something different

Neighbourhood: Sarria-Sant Gervasi

Biggest draw: It’s located right in the Natural Park of Collserola

If you’re more interested in the nature surrounding Barcelona than the city itself, this spot is perfect for you. One of the loveliest Barcelona villas, you’ll have a view over the whole city, while surrounded by Spain’s verdant nature.

While this is listed as only a room, you’ll enjoy total privacy, with your own entrance and a fantastic space. Jump in the pool or stroll through the immaculate garden. Have breakfast with your hosts in the main house and check out the extensive library.

And then, of course, explore the area, before making the 20-minute drive to Barcelona’s centre.

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What guests say: “Situated on a high ridge above Barcelona, the property has stunning views of both the city (east) and Montserrat (west). The space is wonderful and the hosts are warm, thoughtful and generous. Our stay was outstanding.” – Timothy

13. Spectacular duplex near Barcelona and beach

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Families with kids or friend groups

Neighbourhood: 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 tranquillity 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 and 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

14. Beautiful Yacht with terrace

Price: $$

Best suited to: Small friend group or family

Neighbourhood: Port Olimpic

Biggest draw: It’s a boat!

It’s not every day that you get to stay on a boat without leaving the city centre. This lovely 3-bedroom yacht is moored right in front of the city, an easy walk from the best things to do in Barcelona.

Wake up to seagulls and fishermen’s calls, before making a light breakfast and heading out for the day. It’s a beautiful, luxurious little spot, perfect for adventurers and ocean lovers.

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What guests say: “The boat is charming and a space wonder. Excellently located in Port Olimpic, very comfortable mattresses, and waking up on the ship was incredible. It’s close to the beach, Opium, and Pacha. That makes it the perfect location for summer. Miguel is very kind and friendly, he responded to all our queries fast and also offered us pieces of advice.” – Andi

Last 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 Airbnb Barcelona 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. And be sure to include a Barcelona wine tour in your trip – they’re one-of-a-kind!

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