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Where to stay in Barcelona

If you're a first time visitor to Barcelona, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Barcelona.

What's the best area of Barcelona to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Barcelona are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Hey, Barcelona has different areas for clubbing: - Barcelona City Centre: Tourists, locals, all kinds of music - Beach area: Mainly tourists, Electronic or Hits - Aribau/Tusset streets area: Locals, posh ambiance - Eixample: Locals, all kind of music, gay area Jaume 1er is fine is in the middle of center town and with yellow line close to beach area"  See More

"Hi Shaina, I recently went to Barcelona and stayed in Eixample."  See More

"She was right on with her suggestions, which included El Born or Eixample"  See More

"I second El Born area, my favorite is all of Barcelona and close to everything!"  See More

"I would say either Poble Sec or El Born ."  See More

"I also really like the El Born neighborhood."  See More

"As far as neighborhoods go, Barceloneta, El Raval, El Barri Gòtic, and El Poblenou were some of my favorites."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Barcelona?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Barcelona, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"Evening cocktails head for Eclipse at W Barcelona."  See More

"We personally stayed at Hostal BCN Ramblas the hostal is clean, well located, and offered a pretty decent rate."  See More

"Look in Airbnb at the EixampleEixample (around the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes), Sagrada Família, Hospital de Sant Pau and Borne Licoreria (a but expensive but very beautiful and interesting) neighborhoods."  See More

"Ohla Hotel Barceló Raval Hotel Murmuri Barcelona Hotel Neri Some 5-star hotels also downtown include:"  See More

"Check out Market Hotel, a design hotel in the city center of Barcelona."  See More

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What if I want to explore Barcelona further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are:

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Christie K from Greece asked:
How many days should I stay in Barcelona?  (11 answers)

profile  Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Barcelona for a first time visitor?  (12 answers)

profile  Shaina Streit from Hilton Head Island asked:
What are the most popular neighborhoods in Barcelona?  (7 answers)

profile  Ines Wittke from Ixelles asked:
Where to stay in Barcelona to go clubbing ?  (5 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Barcelona.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Barcelona? Click the blue button below.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Barcelona? Click the blue button below.

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Where can I find out more about Barcelona?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Barcelona locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Barcelona.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Barcelona? There are 2 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Barcelona.

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