You can find accommodation in any of the neighborhoods that Let’s Go lists, and they will all have their pros and cons. The main reasons to stay in the Barri Gòtic are its convenience (few sights are out of walking distance), its beauty, and the sheer preponderance of accommodations. However, if being surrounded by hordes of tourists is likely to annoy you, you may want to check out a less central neighborhood. El Born’s options are reasonably priced and varied, but be sure to scout out your hotel’s location ahead of time, as this neighborhood’s narrow streets can disorient even the most experienced traveler. Though El Raval is grittier than the other areas of the Ciutat Vella, its hostales and pensiónes generally cost as much as or more than their counterparts in Barri Gòtic and El Born. The pure abundance of accommodation options in L’Eixample means it’s likely you’ll end up staying there: however, it is pricey and less pedestrian-friendly than some. If it’s the beach you crave, you might think Barceloneta is your best bet: however it’s generally cheaper and better to stay in El Born or Barri Gòtic if you want to be near the clubs and beaches of Barceloneta. Gràcia is a good choice if you anticipate getting sick of the tourists around Las Ramblas and want more of a neighborhood feel. Poble Sec, in the shadow of Montjuïc, doesn’t offer much in the way of tourist attractions, but it does have a couple of backpackers’ hostels close to the Metro that make good bases for exploring the rest of the city.

Barcelona Accommodations was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 by Will Holub-Moorman