The variety of holiday accommodation on offer in Barcelona means that tourists need not spend a fortune in order to visit a major centre of art, history and culture. From hostels to grand hotels, Barcelona holiday deals can incorporate accommodation to suit all budget and travel requirements. Barcelona prides itself on the high standards that can be found throughout its hotels and while the city is famous for its gothic buildings and Gaudi's modernist architecture, dating back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a large number of the city's hotels feature very contemporary designs and modern facilities.
One of the major factors that will influence a decision on which accommodation to choose in Barcelona is the size of a holiday budget. Youth hostels can be a good choice for students, people visiting Barcelona for a few days and those passing through the city. Barcelona's youth hostels are conveniently located to explore the city and are very cheap – although the accommodation is basic and facilities are often shared.
Apartments can also be a good choice for visitors looking for low cost Barcelona holidays as this gives guests the option of self-catering and can be very cost effective when they are shared between a number of people. Aparthotels, offering apartment accommodation within a hotel complex, can be a good compromise between an apartment and a hotel and can also save money as many have self-catering facilities and can be shared between a group of people. Apartments and aparthotels can also be a good choice for families as they provide more space than a hotel room. Visitors opting to stay in a hotel on their trip to Barcelona will find a wide range of hotel styles and levels of luxury to choose from, ranging from simple one star economy accommodation to luxury five star accommodation in sleek, modern buildings or elegant boutique hotels housed within historic buildings tucked away in the city's narrow streets.
Choosing the best area to stay in for each individual will help visitors to get the most out of their stay in Barcelona and ensure that they have easy access to the attractions that matter most to them. Families and people looking for a quiet retreat after a busy day in the city may consider accommodation in the Barceloneta Barrio area, which has fantastic access to the beach.
The Eixample district offers accommodation with great access to the area's many shops as well as being the home of some of Gaudi's greatest architectural works and a number of high-end restaurants. The fashionable, bohemian El Born area of Barcelona is popular with artists and is a great location to stay in for those looking to make the most of the local trendy bars and restaurants. Other regions of the city that can provide a good base for a holiday in Barcelona include the area around the Gothic Quarter, providing guests with easy access to the surrounding historic buildings, restaurants, bars and squares to simply rest in and soak up the atmosphere.