Barcelona is safety city and there is no better areas than the others but maybe there are district in Barcelona with more tourist activities, and concentrated in the sorroundings of Plaza Catalunya. Barcelona has a huge choice of hotels, hostels, tourist apartments you can almost find everything.
This are the areas that we recommend to find hotels in the center: Eixample neigbhorhood, Gotic, Raval, Born and Barceloneta are located and a walking distance to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas, the vital center of Barcelona, where converge all public transport incluided the Aerobus from the airport.
The rates of the hotels depend of the season and the location, you can find accommodation offer in november, a double room in the city center between 60 to 80 Eur, but just is estimation.
Best areas to stay in Barcelona
The Eixample neighborhood is one of the most chics, and divided in 2 areas Eixample Esquerra and Dreta, the last one is the most touristic and where you can found a severals hotels to stay in Barcelona, passeig de Gracia is right here with trendy shops and modernist buildings like a Batllo house and La Pedrera, Gaudi masterpieces.
If you book hotels in this area you can enjoy of all the tourist attractions within walking distance, as well as museums, theather, and large amount of bars and restaurants.
Boutique in passeig de gràcia
Gòtic neighborhood in Barcelona with big history, it’s the oldest in the city, with dilapidated buildings, charming stores, bars and restaurants on every step. There are a lot of types and category of accommodations in this area, just you can look around and lost into the narrow streets.
Narrow streets in the gothic quarter
El Raval is also located in the most central area and is just across the Gothic district in the other side of Las Ramblas. Years ago was a depressed area, but with the construction of the Barcelona contemporary art museum (MACBA) has become more touristic and with a lot of social life, nowadays it is one of the most popular neighborhoods of Barcelona. Here you can surely find where to stay in Barcelona at a good price and next to all the sites of interest.
Plaza Bonsuccés en el Raval
El Born historical center together with the Gothic quarter, narrow streets and ramshackle buildings have made it an area highly prized by artists and bohemians, for that reason a few years ago it has become fashionable, which has revitalized the neighborhood and have opened designer stores and vintage restaurants. There is also a lot of nightlife and cultural activities such as the Picasso Museum, El Mercat de Born and the Palau de la Música, a modernist building from 1908.
Picasso museum in el born
Old and picturesque fisherman neighborhood, la Barceloneta has hotels and tourist apartments very advisable, if you are looking to enjoy the beach and also the city, just 20 min walk from the Ramblas where you found Colon monument.
Tourist apartments is good alternative to hotels in Barcelona you have to think about it.