If you’re shying away from booking a cheap hotel in Barcelona because you’re concerned about landing in a travel nightmare, worry no more. The following three hotels, hostels and apartments in Spain’s capital of fun are quite classy. They’re also quite affordable.
Petit Palace Barcelona
Indulge in the royal treatment at this “little palace” that offers hydro-massage showers, hip styling, flatscreen televisions and other in-room amenities of the sort that you’ll also find across the street at the (much, much more expensive!) Hotel Ritz.
Beautifully positioned at the intersection of Roger Lluria and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes Streets, you’ll find the Paseo de Gracia is just around the corner with upscale shops and boutiques and plenty of fashionable cafes. From there, it’s a pleasant stroll through the Plaza de Catalunya into the Gòtic Quarter.
Get your Internet fix on their ensuite laptop before heading down for the top-notch Mediterranean-style breakfast buffet. Once you’re powered up, get shaped up for free in their fitness room with a sauna and/or rent a bicycle for a day tour. Petit Palace Barcelona also welcomes your pets and provide beds and bowls on request.
Location: Around the corner from Gran Vía de las Cortes Catalanas, near the Paseo de Gracia and Plaza Urquinaona metro stops
Rates: From €46 per person
Room price includes: Free ADSL and wi-fi internet, individual air conditioning, mini bar, 26-inch LCD television with satellite channels and ensuite bathroom with designer toiletries
Special features: Business services available for executive guests, baby cots and buggies for families
Hotel Ronda Lesseps
Spend plenty of quality time in the Gòtic quarter in Barcelona, but avoid the cutesy “tourist trap” rooms there, when you stay at the Hotel Ronda Lesseps. This basic-modern, yet budget-friendly, hotel is a mere four metro stops from the action. Opened in 2005, the futuristic structure not only maximizes space, it minimizes street sound so the rooms are nice and quiet, a welcome relief after a night out in boisterous Barcelona.
Designed to be very accessible to all guests, these sweet suites are quite roomy and have nice clean lines that give them a certain Star Trek cabin ambiance. The inset flat screen TV adds to the spaceship motif, as does the sleek reception area with curved glass walls and silky ride elevators that make you wonder if you are about to be beamed up.
Location: Near the Plaza Lesseps (go figure) and Parç Güel
Rates: From €26 per person
Room price includes: Cable television, ensuite bathrooms with jetted tubs
Special features: On-site cafeteria and bar, wheelchair accessible rooms
AAE Triunfo Hotel & ApartSuites
Unpack and get comfy at the AAE Triunfo Hotel & ApartSuites, a classy hotel/hostel/apartment complex set in a dynamic location blocks from the Borne train station. Enjoy the “home away from home” ambiance in a picture postcard setting complete with weathered stone arches holding up a romantic second story balcony sporting tables with jaunty umbrellas. From the quiet elegance of an executive apartment to the gregarious atmosphere of a bunk room, they have the space to match your agenda.
Fully furnished apartments are sized to accommodate one to four people and have business services available to executive travelers. The hostel facilities are also quite spacious with clean shared bathrooms and fresh linens provided by the daily maid service.
Aside from being close to the train station, just across the street is the Barcelona zoological museum and zoo. You’re also in walking distance to parks, historical buildings and the Mediterranean Sea.
Location: Passeig de Picasso
Rates: Starting at €99 per night
Room price includes: Breakfast, daily maid service
Special features: In-house patio restaurant, tasteful décor
See pictures of these budget-friendly hotels in Barcelona at Hostelbookers.com where you can also check its location on maps and read reviews from past guests.