If you are travelling to Barcelona on a budget there are numerous accommodation options. If you are willing to stay slightly further away from the Ramblas you are likely to find better standards and amenities for your money. However, if you wish to be at the heart of the action there are affordable options for places to lay your head.
When dealing with budget accommodation it is always best to do some research, to ensure that you avoid the more unsavoury accommodation. Some 'hostals' (privately run small hotels), such as Marenostrum offer impressive standards at impressive prices.
The hotels have been selected on the basis of being some of the cheapest in Barcelona. In general, they are hostals or one and two star hotels.
Paral.lel Hotel Barcelona offers a simple concept - a basic hotel with welcoming staff and reliable standards at a price that competes with hostels and economy apartments.
The rooms become more of an affordable option the more people that stay in them. The apartments may appeal, therefore, to groups of young people looking for a cheap and central place to stay who are not too concerned about comfort. Standards of cleanliness are not particularly high.
Contrary to many of the hostals offering low standards to unsuspecting tourists, Hostal Boqueria is clean, welcoming and reasonably priced.
Do not be discouraged by this hotel's ramshackle exterior - what lies beneath is a clean, welcoming and affordable resting place for action-loving tourists.
It offers room rates that stay constant throughout the year and could compete with hostals in the area.
Atlas Hotel Barcelona offers the highlights of the Ramblas without its high prices or 24-hour noise.
Flor Parks Hotel offers a simple hotel with affordable rates directly on Barcelona's most famous street.
Abba Ramblas hotel will appeal to those in search of affordable yet comfortable accommodation at the heart of Raval.
Hotel Curious is a newly refurbished one star hotel that offers high standards of design and service just off the Ramblas.
Aparthotel Gutenberg offers a central location at affordable rates. It will particularly appeal to families hoping to make a trip to Barcelona on a budget.
Gracia Garden Hotel is a small pensión, offering simple accommodation in an area where an affordable bed is hard to find.
Marenostrum hostal Barcelona is a sunny space with a sunny atmosphere - clean, nicely designed and with friendly staff.
Pensión Miami provides clean accommodation and friendly staff to holiday-makers who plan on spending little time in their room.
Silver Aparthotel offers the benefits of both an apartment and a hotel. It is a good option for families looking for a convenient and spacey place to stay.
It provides convenient accommodation at affordable prices.
Centric Hostal offers a classy location at affordable prices.
Its location, slightly outside of the tourist centre, ensures that the room prices are reasonable. Room sizes will appeal to families. The kitchens will be useful to those attempting to enjoy a budget break.
Budget accommodation is plentiful in Barcelona. However, to 'separate the wheat from the chaff' it is worth doing some research before arriving in the city.
Barcelona is a city of sun, markets, beaches and parks - you don't need to come with a bulging wallet to have fun.
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