I am quite frankly amazed that many tourists never even consider staying in a Barcelona apartment rental when the added benefits of privacy, self-catering facilities, as well as possible lower rental fees, are significant over staying in any other form of Barcelona accommodation. You will also be able to find apartments in Barcelona locations that are difficult or too expensive to find a hotel e.g. the beach area. A holiday apartment also offer you the modern conveniences of home as well as being quieter than a hotel not to mention adding a touch of real class to your stay in Barcelona.
The good news for you is that not many other tourists think of staying in a holiday apartment either so there are some real bargains to be found.
The Barcelona hotel industry enjoys a 80 to 85% year round average room occupancy. This high demand for hotel rooms has pushed up rates significantly over the last few years with an average double room costing around €130.00 - €200.00 per night. Barcelona has precious little development land left and for this reason the hotels can afford to hike up the rates.
Not only are you likely to save money staying at a holiday apartment but it can also be easier to find available accommodation in a holiday flat during the peak holiday seasons ( May to September) when most of the hotel rooms are booked up.
When there are more than 3 people in your group you will save even more as the average apartment will cost less than the price of a double room in a hotel. Often apartments have 2 or 3 additional pull-out beds in the lounge area that will give you the option to have more people in the flat.
The typical rent for an apartment in Barcelona varies typically between €80.00 to €350.00 per night for the whole apartment. The price you pay obviously depends on several factors including the location, and quality of the apartment and its desirability.
The best place to start your search for a Barcelona apartment rental is online. It's a good idea to know a little about the location of your apartment because Barcelona neighbourhoods can vary quite significantly. Here is a link to our main page that gives you a guide to each of Barcelona's neighbourhoods.