Budget Accomodation in Barcelona

hostel kitchen©Oh-Barcelona.com/Flickr

A favourite destination for party-goers all over the world, Barcelona seems to be blessed with eternal youth. Its charming old streets and numerous clubs seem to be an ideal destination for backpackers, college students looking for some summer adventures and generally all people young at heart. And since young people are often on a budget, Barcelona also offers an incredible selection of budget friendly accommodation, able to suit all pockets. If you are looking for budget accommodation in Barcelona you might want to check out this guide:

Barcelona Hostels

Hostels have now become a usual sight in most European cities, and are also the first option for individual or groups looking for affordable accommodation. While the most basic of hostels would offer a bed and communal bathrooms for 10 to 15 euros per night, others seem committed to offer a full package: free walking tours, 24 hour reception, pub crawls and even a pool if you’re lucky.  Some popular Barcelona hostels are Casa Garcia, Urbany, Kabul or Mango Tango Youth Hostel.

Inexpensive Barcelona Hotels

budget hotel Barcelona©Suzan Marie/Flickr

While hostels are usually the cheapest possible accommodation and have their inimitable charm, they might not be the best choice for elder couples, families with children or honeymooners on a budget. Luckily, Barcelona has got a whole array of inexpensive, 2 and 3 star hotels – to drop just a few names here, here you can consider Hostal Goya, Hotel Confort or Hotel California. For little under 100 euros per night you can even get a room in the stylish Hotel Espana, in the heart of Barcelona’s old town.

Renting an apartment

Barcelona apartment view©Pirana Snaps/Flickr

Renting an apartment is another good method to save money, especially when you plan an extended staying. Like you would expected from a big European city, Barcelona offers a wide range of short term rentals – from luxury penthouses to very basic studios. The size of apartment and amenities are important factors to take into consideration when estimating the price, but the location can be just as important. To give you just a rough estimation, a rental can cost as little as 15 euros per person per night – this method works best for big groups willing to share. However, pay attention to how prices are calculated: some agencies tax you per person, other per apartment. Gotico, Eixample, Raval and Born are relatively central districts with numerous rentals to offer.

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