Barcelona Apartments

Selection of Holiday rentals in Barcelona

Cheap apartments in BCN

Looking for the perfect apartment in Barcelona to rent for your trip to Spain? Find the best villas to enjoy your stay in BCN at the best prices available. We have plenty of cheap accommodation and holiday apartments near Barcelona beaches, Gothic Quarter, Camp Nou to watch the football, La Rambla or Barcelona’s cathedral, the incredible Sagrada Familia that is famous for its undulating forms. It is one of the most interesting cities in Europe, with an artistic prowess, a world-famous Champions League football team and an electrifying nightlife like no other. Every year, more and more visitors choose to rent a self-catering apartment in Barcelona city centre, as both the price and experience is like a home from home. No matter your age or tastes, you must see this city which comes alive with its incredible architecture thanks to Antoni Gaudi and many more which have become famed worldwide. Depending on where you want to stay, you can find some fabulous beach apartments which allow you to enjoy the dazzling Mediterranean while remaining in the cosmopolitan hub. If you’re staying near the breath-taking Parc Guell we have Airbnb apartments that will provide you with the most authentic experience. If you’re visiting with family, we have holiday lettings near beautiful green spaces such as Montjuic or the Ciutadella Park. You might even pick up a few phrases of Catalan or Spanish here and there, so you best get practising! Barca has so much to offer, so book your holidays at the best possible price!

Barcelona accommodation

In Barcelona city centre, there are an endless number of apartments for rent that you can choose from. What’s more, with Hundredrooms you can compare all of the studios and flats of the Airbnbs to make sure that you’re booking the best option for your trip. Along La Rambla you will have some of the biggest retailers at your disposal, and points of interest such as Gaudi’s House just a short walk away. Barcelona has to be explored more organically by foot as you discover each of the tiny streets in the likes of the Gracia neighbourhood, although there is a great metro system that makes it very easy to get around the city. In the centre of the city you will certainly be amazed to find that you are only a stone’s throw away from the Placa de Catalunya and the fascinating Gothic Quarter where you can dive into the oldest parts of the city, or you might fancy taking a day trip to Montserrat in Catalonia. In true Spanish style, we recommend that you try to live like a local as much as possible in this gorgeously preserved city. It is renowned for its many tapas bars and incredible nightlife. If you want to enjoy Barca after-dark, we highly recommend you visit the famed Razzmatazz for some of the best clubbing scenes around. This city is utterly electric, and enjoys a coastal position which makes it so popular. The best way to get around the city is to walk and explore the endless boutiques and shops – it is a city famed for its pioneering fashion brands and ethical companies which you will love. Enjoy a beer in the sun and admire the rich architecture, or maybe even take a trip to the beach. You won’t forget your experience in this city. Whatever you’re after, you’ll be able to stay near the most recognisable sights of Barcelona in one of our short term lets. From villas in Barcelona to holiday lets, you can adapt your accommodation according to the requirements of your trip. There are many reasons why you should visit this lively city - whether you’re an Gaudi aficionado, a fan of FC Barcelona - one of the most well-known football teams in the world, or if you love live music and want to go to one of your favourite artists’ concerts at Palau Sant Jordi. This is only a glimpse into the wealth of things you can do here - what is the most important is that you know that you’ve come to the right place to find holiday apartments to rent in Barcelona. That is the main advantage of having all available offers of holiday accommodation in one place - we compare all of them between Airbnb Barcelona, Booking and Homeaway so that you can book at the best price.

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The best area to stay in Barcelona

Barcelona is capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia, and therefore offers a unique cultural experience that you are sure to fall in love there. It is up there with Madrid and Benidorm in terms of its attraction across Spain for tourists. But things do not end there – oh no. It has recently been consolidating itself and making its mark on the international scene alongside London and Paris, thanks to its thriving arts scene. It is now however also considered to be a global city due to its recent growth in tourism with over 40 million passengers passing through the doors of Barcelona El Prat Airport every year. This puts the city in third place in terms of ranking across Europe for the number of travellers that it receives. Its global status is therefore hardly surprising, given that it is home to a truly cross-cultural mixture that extends far beyond its visitors, alongside the remarkable economic and financial potential that it harnesses. All this without even a mention of its sporting prowess. The name of the city goes hand in hand with its most famous football team, FC Barcelona whose home is at Nou Camp, one of the largest stadiums in the world. The city itself is divided into 10 neighbourhoods, and depending on what you’re after, we will help you to learn a little more about each of them before deciding where you book your short-stay apartment. Grab a Barcelona metro map and familiarise yourself with this magical city.

  • Barcelona city centre: Apartments here are the most sought after by visitors, due to the infinite possibilities that are at your fingertips. There is far less need to rely on public transport, and so it is very convenient to discover the Gothic Quarter and the historic centre. It mostly encompasses the district of Ciutat Vella, but due to its significance for the city this neighbourhood deserves a mention of its own. Plaza de Cataluna is one of the most frequented squares in this district alongside La Rambla, the Canaletas Fountain and an entire street full of your favourite shops: from Zara, to El Corte Inglés, Nike and Apple. This is the perfect choice for your Barcelona accommodation if you want to get up and close and personal in the heart of the city.
  • Ciutat Vella: This is Catalan for ‘Old City’, and as its name suggests, is the oldest part of the city. This area encompasses the entire historical centre, but also extends far beyond this. It includes the Barcelona Gothic Quarter, the Raval and Barceloneta which is where you’ll find Barcelona’s closest beach! This area also includes the Passeig de Colom where you will find the Colombus monument at one end, and this road connects to La Rambla to create a wonderful commercial epicentre where you can see the Aquarium and the famous Barcelona Maremagnum. Also included in this area is The Born, the Palau Güell, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Barcelona Cathedral, the Picasso Museum and the Parc de la Ciutadella. There are a fantastic selection of apartments in the Raval, and in the Born, the buildings date back centuries. This is without a doubt the ideal place for an apartment to rent if you’re looking to combine the essence of the city with fresh Mediterranean air.
  • Eixample: Extending from Ciutat Vella is this district which is the most populated in the city. It occupies the geographical centre, and is characterised by a wide, grid form which is divided into Eixample left and right. It was born out of industrial expansion during the 19th century, and is today one of the most noteworthy areas. Here for example you’ll find the Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi’s (unfinished) masterpiece, alongside the Plaza de Cataluna, Palau Robert, the Pedrera-Casa Milà, the Auditori de Barcelona, the University of Barcelona and the most important street in the city: the Avinguda Diagonal. Don’t forget that on a Sunday it is host to the Mercado Santa Antonio, one of the most famous flea markets in the city.
  • Sants-Montjuïc: This is another striking district of the city which has been transformed into a wide selection of holiday apartments. Sants is better known as the gateway to the city, with a direct connection to El Prat Airport hence why it is a popular choice for travellers. It is Montjuic, however that gives it some notoriety. Built on a hill with stunning views across the city, this part of the city contains many attractions packed into a small area. The Sant-Montjuic mount starts between the Venetian towers of the Placa de Espanya, and extends uphill going back a list of incredible view points. These include Font Màgica, the Palau Nacional, the Fundació Miró, the Joan Maragall Gardens, the Communications Tower and views from the Montjuic Castle. We personally would highly recommend
  • Les Corts: Better known as the home of Camp Nou and FC Barcelona, alongside the university quarter. In sporting terms, there is the Champions League team, as well as its football museum and training camp. It is home to the Palau Blaugrana where you will find the basketball and handball teams. If you’re looking to watch a football game of one of the biggest clubs in the world, this is the best place to look for your holiday rental.
  • Gràcia: This area is the smallest in the city, and the clock tower in the Placa de la Villa is one of the most beautiful monuments of the district. It is home to the iconic Park Guell which was designed by Antoni Gaudi, the most notable architect of this city’s history, alongside his Casa Vicens. The museum dedicated to Gaudi’s work can also be found here if you’re in BCN to absorb everything there is to know about his legacy. This is a gorgeous area to book a luxury apartment in Barcelona, and is equally young and hip with plenty of locals who frequent its great cafes and bars.
  • Sant Martí: Here you will find most of the beaches of this city. Sant Marti begins at the Nova Icaria beach and extends beyond Llevant. It is located north of the Old City and east of Eixample, therefore occupying most of the northeast of the city. Another popular area is the Poblenou area, due to its proximity to the sea and its many green areas. Given its industrial past, the city opted to renew the area and today it is the home to many large tech companies such as Yahoo, Microsoft and Ticketmaster. The most striking monument of Sant Martí is probably the Agbar Tower along with the Acequia Condal and the castle of Campo de la Bota.
  • Sarrià-Sant Gervasi: This area extends to the west of the city and on the mountain range of Colliserola, where some of its great attractions are concentrated. The Parc d'Atraccions Tibidabo is one of them, together with the Observatori Fabra and the Torre de Collserola. Despite its height, the Tibidabo Funicular train will make your trip to the summit far easier. The Bellesguard Tower separates the hill from the streets of the "High Area" of Barcelona and the Via Augusta is the main artery of the richest district of the city, while the districts of Calvet and Tuset are well known for their nightlife: Otto Zutz, Barroko's and Luz de Gas are some of the most popular nightclubs. Sarrià-Sant Gervasi is therefore increasingly popular with tourists, with a growing supply and demand for your holiday villa.

Things to do in Barcelona

This city has got to be one of the artistic capitals of Europe, with an incredible legacy left by Gaudi in the form of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. If you're visiting for the football, we recommend you to book in advance when visiting Camp Nou and finding an apartment to rent that isn't too far from the stadium.

  • Sagrada Família, Barcelona: It’s impossible not to mention this famous Barcelona cathedral when talking about the city which is easily one of the most recognisable symbols. Designed by Antonio Gaudí, his works began in 1882 and are still ongoing to this very day. This Catholic basilica is the greatest benchmark of Catalan modernist architecture and the second most visited church in Europe, second only to St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
  • Park Güell: Designed by the same artist, this public park is located on the slopes of Mount Carmel and was inaugurated in 1926. It has a striking appearance with undulating shapes formed by layers of slate and limestone, and is certainly extraordinary.
  • Casa Milà: Also known as La Pedredra, this building completes the podium of great works designed by Antoni Gaudí. Like the previous ones, it was built at the beginning of the 20th century and shares many elements in common with the others. For example, it has wavy forms on its façade, a feature very characteristic of Gaudí's style. This building is located at number 92 Passeig de Gràcia, where every year it receives more than one million visitors.
  • La Rambla: This is one of the biggest walkways in the city and is the nexus between the centre of Barcelona located at it is one of the busiest walks in the city; since it is the nexus between the city centre, ​​in Plaza Cataluña and the old port, where the statue of Christopher Columbus is located. It is filled with people every day due to the hundreds of shops on both sides of the crossing. From big brands like Nike, H & M or Mango; but, above all, of small shops and bars of local Barcelonians.
  • Gothic Quarter: This area extends northeast of Las Ramblas and is the oldest part of the city, also known as its historic centre. Although its appearance has changed considerably with the reforms it underwent throughout the 19th century, many emblematic places remain intact. La Seu de Barcelona, ​​or Barcelona Cathedral, is possibly the most outstanding, and has now become an Asset of Cultural Interest. The Plaza de San Jaime or the Call, the Jewish quarter of the city, are other prominent places in the area. You can read more about the Gothic quarter of Barcelona in our blog.
  • Montjuïc: This is a small mountain located to the south of the city on which there are some highlights of Barcelona. Rising from the Plaza de España to more than 170 metres above sea level, this place houses the National Palace, the Magic Fountain, the Joan Maragall Gardens and a wide range of additional points of interest.
  • Montjuïc Castle: The highest point of Montjuïc is taken up by this fortress of military origin. It is estimated that its construction dates back to the seventeenth century in the form of a watchtower to signal the arrival to land of ships. That is why the views from the castle are particularly magnificent. Camp Nou: This is the largest football stadium in Europe and the fifth largest in the world, with almost 100 thousand seats. It is owned by FC Barcelona, ​​one of the most important football clubs and winners on the world scene. It was inaugurated in 1957 and since then it is one of the great shrines of football, becoming the venue in two Champions League finals.
  • Barceloneta: This is the sailor's quarter of the city, on the old sand island of Maians. It is defined by very perpendicular streets, and the beaches such as Sant Sebastià beach and Barceloneta beach are located in here. Picasso Museum: This museum contains more than 4,000 works which makes it the most complete collection in the world of Pablo Picasso, one of the great painters of the last century.
  • Joan Miró Foundation: Much like the previous museum, this foundation owns some of the best works of the painter Joan Miró. In his case, they are more than 10,000 pieces that go from paintings and sketches to sculptures.
  • Gaudí House-Museum: Inside the Güell Park itself, this building was the residence of Antonio Gaudí between 1906 and 1925. Since 1963 it has been used as an architect's museum and has a large collection of objects designed by the artist.
  • Güell Palace: Another one of the great works of Gaudí, although this one is located just behind the Casa Vicens. As would happen decades later, it was commissioned by Eusebi Güell alongside Park Güell. It is located near La Rambla in Barcelona.
  • Plaza de Cataluña: Found in the heart of Barcelona, ​​it is the junction between the Eixample and the oldest part of the city. From here the main arteries of the city are born such as La Rambla, Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, etc, and it is one of the most touristic areas of the city.
  • Plaza de España: This was built on the occasion of the International Exhibition of 1929 and is one of the most symbolic places in Barcelona. It is the second largest in the country and is at the foot of Montjuïc, which can be reached after passing between its two unmistakable Venetian towers.
  • Pueblo Español: A little further up, next to the Magical Fountains of Montjuïc is this architectural museum which is the real-scale representation of what was a typical Iberian town. It consists of more than 100 buildings among its streets and squares.
  • Palacio de la Música Catalana: This Barcelona auditorium has been part of UNESCO World Heritage since 1997. Its huge windows are incredible, and are accompanied by all sorts of mosaics and sculptures.
  • Arc de Triomf: Like Paris, Barcelona has its very own triumphal arch. Although unlike most, this has a more civil than military motivation. In fact, it was built on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1888.
  • Aquàrium: This is located in the Old Port of Barcelona, ​​between the promenade and the Barceloneta district. It is the largest aquarium in the city and also in the autonomous community of Catalonia with more than 11,000 animals of 450 different species. It is attached to the well-known Maremagnum.
  • Port of Barcelona: This port receives the highest amount of cruise traffic in the Mediterranean and the fourth highest worldwide. It is possible to find a holiday let here alongside many commercial, energy and logistical companies.
  • Avenida Diagonal: This road crosses the entire city of Barcelona from one end to the other; from Plaça de Llevant to the university area of ​​Les Corts. It is one of its large commercial and business centres with large towers.
  • La Boquería: The San José Market is a great tourist attraction that maintains the charm of traditional commerce. There are over 300 stalls and the quality of its products is one of its greatest guarantees.
  • Tibidabo Wheel: This is the highest point of the Collserola mountain range, and boasts an impressive view of the city. Places like the Exploratory Temple of the Sacred Heart, with clear inspiration taken from the Sacré Cœur Basilica; the Collserola tower and the Fabra Observatory are the most outstanding, with a beautiful natural backdrop.
  • Tibidabo Amusement Park: If you are wondering what to do in Barcelona for the kids, this certainly should not be missed. A true pioneer in the field of theme parks, it is the oldest in Spain and the third oldest in Europe.
  • Montserrat Mountain Range: A little further away is this incredible Catalan rocky terrain. Here you will find a peaceful sanctuary and Benadictine abbey, the Santa Maria de Montserrat, and we have to say that the journey from Barcelona to Montserrat is certainly worth taking. If you're looking for a villa near Barcelona to rent, we recommend one not far from this incredible natural wonder.

Nightlife in Barcelona

This city has quickly become famed for its fantastic and varied nightlife that is great for if you've booked an apartment in Barcelona for two nights, with some clubs coming alive only after 2 or 3am. However, if you're not accustomed to the ´siesta-fiesta' balance that is typical here in this city, we can assure you that no matter your age, you can find the perfect cheap accommodation in Barcelona so that you can enjoy the scene after dark and feel right at home wherever you decide to stay. For a great location to dance, you can enjoy the heat of a salsa club or a lively bar just a stone's throw from your holiday apartment in Barcelona. If you're looking to enjoy an authentic bar, we recommend heading to Gracia to enjoy a beer and soak up the atmosphere. In this city, bars tend to get busy around midnight. There are a whole wealth of gigs and live music events and depending on your tastes, you can enjoy this trendy and varied city. In summertime, the city heats up to accommodate two of its largest festivals, Sonar and Primavera Sound. Start your night in true Spanish style with the plenty of tapas and pinchos bars that can be enjoyed across the city, with Spanish and Catalan specialities.

  • Latin bars and cocktail bars: Head to the Gothic Quarter central district for cheap cocktail bars, pubs and Latin bars.
  • Electronic and techno clubs: In the Raval you will find great electronic and techno music clubs such as Moog, and you will be able to easily walk to other districts due to its central location.
  • Poble Sec: Head to Poble Sec which is home of the Sala Apolo. It has become a famous venue due to its often varied and forward thinking musical roster.
  • Poble Nou: Don't be deceived if you end up in this largely industrial area of the city. It is home to perhaps the most famous club, Razzmatazz, which is an amalgamation of over 5 rooms of music making for a lively evening.
  • Barcelona beach and port (Barceloneta): As you would expect, if you're booking a Barcelona beach apartment, expect your nightlife to be refined and sophisticated with a visit to one of the clubs nearby such as Catwalk and CDLC, which attract international DJs and a glamorous crowd.
  • Montjuïc:This area comes alive particularly during the summer for some of the largest parties around. One of the most famous for open air parties has got to be La Terrazza Club which hosts many all night summer parties.