Mapplr’s favorite budget-friendly hotels in Barcelona

It is that time of the year when people make travel plans for the summer. Because of the recession, many are wondering whether they should abandon their holiday plans altogether. Yet, this year more than any other in recent memory, has seen airlines, railway companies and hotels slash prices dramatically. There are so many bargains out there!

hotel granados barcelona spain

To encourage people to visit one of my favorite cities, Barcelona, I’ve decided to post a short list of budget hotels, including some very stylish hostels. Barcelona is simply magical: exploring the narrow alleys of El Born and the Barri Gotic, slipping into the intimate cafes near Santa Maria del Mar, sampling the delicious food at the Boqueria market and walking along the beach as the sun goes down, are experiences one never forgets. So check out the list below, make reservations, and head to Barcelona this summer.

B Hotel
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 389
+34 933 938 128
(near Plaza Espanya)

Granados 83
Avenida Diagonal
Enrique Granados 83
Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 929 670

Chic & Basic
Princesa, 50
Barcelona, Spain
+ 34 93 295 46 52
(in the El Born neighborhood)

Gat Rooms – low cost stylish hostels with two locations

Hostal gat xino
Carrer Hospital, 155 – 1º
Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 324 88 33

Hostal gat raval
Carrer Joaquin Costa, 44- 1
Barcelona, Spain
+ 34 93 481 66 70

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About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.