Barcelona bed and breakfasts are an affordable alternative to fancier hotels. These inns in Barcelona are often family or privately owned, at a one-, two-, or three-star level, and they offer an unmatched experience for authenticity. In many cases, a Barcelona B&B will be the home of the owner and which they have opened up to guest. What better way is there to see how local people live than to rent a room in their house for a few days? If authenticity and culture are at the top of your list for an upcoming trip to Barcelona, a bed and breakfast might be the perfect accommodation choice for you.
When choosing accommodation in Barcelona, there are a few things to consider. If you are looking for extra space, the ability to cook some of your own meals, and local neighborhoods, then apartment rentals are a good choice for you. If you require wireless internet, room service, and daily cleaning, then choose a full service hotel—and be prepared to pay the higher prices. For many travelers, the perfect compromise is Barcelona bed and breakfasts. These offer the charm of local neighborhoods along with more service than you would find at an apartment rental. For example, if you rent an apartment, there won’t be anyone to talk to about where to find a great restaurant. Chances are the owner of whichever Barcelona B&B you choose will point you in the direction of a great place to eat.
Inns in Barcelona will include breakfast in the price of your room. The quality of the breakfast varies, so if you require something specific for your breakfast, be sure to enquire in advance. Location is another factor to consider. Especially if this is your first trip to Barcelona, you will want to be fairly central in order to maximize your time exploring the city. Choose a Barcelona B&B in the Gothic Quarter, Placa Catalunya, Born, Barceloneta, and Eixample neighborhoods to be centrally located. There are inns in Barcelona to suit every price range, so whether you’re looking for something budget or historic and charming, there will be an option for you.
Some of the most popular Barcelona bed and breakfasts are Ana’s Guesthouse (a quiet and cozy option), Barcino 147 (which features local art work), and Casa de Billy (located in a restored nineteenth-century building). Most bed and breakfasts won’t arrange transfers from the airport, but many are conveniently located near metro stations. Transportation in the city makes reaching all corners of the historic center easy. Another reason to choose a B&B with a central location is the ease of transportation. Before booking any accommodation, consult the inn for details on the closest transportation.
Some B&Bs will also offer free use of the kitchen. For visitors hoping to save a few euros on food while they are in Barcelona, this offers the chance to meet fellow travelers while saving money. Ask the owner of your B&B to point you in the direction of the best markets and grocery store for a further local experience. It may seem that there are too many inns in Barcelona to choose from, but there are many websites that can help you narrow down your choices. Read reviews from other travelers and online travel publications to get a better idea of what the B&B is like. Barcelona is so full of nightlife, dining, museums, and architecture that you most likely won’t be seeing too much of your lodging.