Looking for the best Airbnbs in Barcelona? Here’s where to bed down in the gorgeous Catalan capital.
I just got back after spending an entire month in Barcelona and can confirm, yep – I still adore this city.
It truly is a magnetic destination – where else can you find dazzling beaches, jarring architecture and a buzzing nightlife scene? Add to this some epic food and art, and I’m sure you can see why I love it so much.
So, skip the hotels and instead opt for a cosy home to stay in while you’re in the city – here’s my pick of the best Airbnbs in Barcelona.
Top Tip: As much as I love and use Airbnb, I also highly recommend Plum Guide, as their expertly-vetted listings ensure you’re only browsing among the best properties.
Best Airbnbs in Barcelona: At a Glance
|Best Airbnb in Barcelona – Top Picks
|Best Overall Airbnb in Barcelona
|A Clear Night
|Best Airbnb in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter
|Colours and Shapes
|Best Airbnb in Barcelona’s City Centre
|It Shines Through
|Best Long-term Airbnb in Barcelona
Best Airbnbs in Barcelona, Spain
Let’s dive into the best vacation rentals in Barcelona…
Green Eyed Girl
First up is an art deco, two-bedroom apartment ideal for a creative’s escape to Barcelona. Each cute, boutique-like space has its own mood with distinct captivating murals.
At Green Eyed Girl, you’ll have no shortage of Insta-worthy shots, including a romantic terrace brimming with greenery and street views. Swoon.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, but besides the looks, this property is central near public transport and attractions. Take a rewarding walk through the city, winding your way through charming streets from the Gothic Quarter to the Cathedral.
Location: El Born
El Born is a trendy neighbourhood featuring narrow mediaeval streets lined with designer boutiques, cafés and cocktail bars.
What if I told you I’d located the most charming little flat in Barcelona? City Surf has a chic beachy aesthetic with a minimalist approach. This laid-back home boasts beautiful sand-coloured walls and decorative wooden features for that natural feel.
Grab a book and relax on the hammock, then make your way to the breezy balcony with a cup of coffee before you start your day.
Each room has splashes of gorgeous ocean blues on the beds and walls, while the bathroom is nothing short of pretty, too.
Gràcia is a quaint and calm area with indie boutiques and galleries. You’ll have wine bars and Catalan bistros on your doorstep – what else could you need?
Desert in the City
The stylish Desert in the City comes to mind if you want a unique experience in Barcelona.
The owner drew inspiration from the Wadi Desert when designing this home, allowing it to encapsulate the desert flawlessly. You’ll see it in the sandy-hued flooring and furniture, the traditional wall hangings and pops of cacti throughout.
Simplistic yet stunning, you can access a fully equipped kitchen, an airy living area with a flat-screen TV and two gorgeous rooms. Nothing beats having your morning coffee on the adorable balcony decorated with woven pieces and a firepit.
Eixample is an iconic district boasting lush greenery, tranquillity and architectural wonders by the likes of Antoni Gaudí and Ildefons Cerdà sprinkled throughout.
Colours & Shapes
Boasting modish Spanish architecture and a simplistic interior with postmodern elements, you can’t help but fall in love with this spot. Colours and Shapes is your answer to a relaxing and stress-free stay in a lively city. Each corner is magazine-worthy with a white canvas, wooden beams, and bright furniture.
Prepare some snacks, pour yourself a glass of wine in the elegant kitchen, and chill out on the cosy couch. Stay in shape – even on vacation – at the onsite gym, release all your stress in the sauna or cool down in the indoor swimming pool.
Location: Gothic Quarter
The bustling Gothic Quarter has a rich history overflowing with neo-Gothic sights, quirky shops, fabulous restaurants and buzzing bars.
It Shines Through
Bright and airy, It Shines Through offers an idyllic haven boasting three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This comfy spot features high ceilings, white walls and massive windows serenading the space with natural light.
Sit on the open balcony and watch the city and skies go by. There’s a Nespresso machine for a daily dose of caffeine, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and parking. Try cooking some Catalan dishes in the sleek fully-equipped kitchen, sink into plush beds and do your skincare routine in the luxurious, marble-tiled bathrooms.
Eixample is a historic district with quiet streets lined with trees, restaurants, stylish boutiques, bars, and architectural masterpieces.
When it comes to Barcelona Airbnbs, Spanish Swoon is as classy as it gets. Ideal for a small group or family, it features two elegant bedrooms, two baths and a balcony.
Think enchanting French windows, doors, bookshelves, cast iron columns and a custom-made working space. However, nothing will make you swoon quite as much as the window bay’s cosy nook area overlooking dreamy street views.
The home welcomes pets and boasts excellent amenities, including air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a washing machine.
With Gaudi’s inspiration all over the show, Eixample is a historic district with quiet streets lined with trees and restaurants that’ll make you want to stay for eternity.
A Clear Night
You won’t find a place with more style and grace than this home-away-from-home. Sporting two beds and two baths, A Clear Night is a clear winner thanks to its effortless beauty and bang-on location.
The contemporary rooms have an authentic vibe amplified by soft, plush furnishings and personal touches. The apartment features greenery and natural colours in abundance, making you feel at ease.
The best part? A gorgeous, spacious rooftop terrace adorned with cosy couches, plants, chairs and throws so you can admire the city views comfortably. Side note: pets are welcome here.
Eixample is a quaint neighbourhood with bustling cafés, flea markets, art exhibitions and rooftop concerts.
Gothic Greatness is a mix of old and new, traditional and contemporary. This eclectic apartment boasts two beds and two baths with a free-flowing living space and kitchen. Its high wooden ceilings and gallery white walls make it feel breathable in a tightly packed district.
You won’t have parking space, but other excellent amenities like a washing machine, dishwasher and hairdryer make up for it. Find a cosy corner on the plush sofa, or absorb the narrow gothic streets from the Juliet balcony.
If work duties (unpleasantly) surprise you, there’s a working desk and fibre-optic Wi-Fi set-up.
Location: Gothic Quarter
The apartment forms part of an 18th-century palace in a mediaeval-like district swirling with tapas, antique shops and designer boutiques.
Inspired By Nature
Your ultimate relaxation awaits at a place truly Inspired by Nature. This humble abode is pretty fashionable, showcasing a boho-chic interior with hammocks and artsy decoratives such as straw hanging lamps.
Laze away with a book or glass of wine in the hanging chair or snug couch while enjoying the serene environment. You can bring your pup along — they’ll enjoy curling up on the wooden floors. Prepare your meals in a fabulous kitchen and pamper yourself in lavish, spa-like bathrooms.
Outstanding amenities include a cute working desk, a washing machine and a small but cute balcony.
Location: El Born
El Born is a vibey and calm area filled with museums, trendy stores and quirky boutiques.
Branches of Time
All about looks? I’ve got you – Branches of Time has a down-to-earth vibe, all the while coaxing to be on the cover of Vogue magazine.
The minimalist appearance draws attention to its fashionable statement pieces, like the wall art and stylish light fixtures. Unwind on the plush couch while you peer into cityscapes through massive wooden-framed windows.
This home boasts two pristine bedrooms, two bathrooms and a quaint Juliet balcony to admire the romantic scenery on your doorstep. Top amenities include a washing machine, TV, dishwasher and Wi-Fi.
Gràcia is a heart-warming neighbourhood with quaint bookstores, plenty of shops and independent galleries.
Sagrada Familia Airbnb
Sagrada Familia is one of Barcelona’s most celebrated landmarks — a masterfully designed Gaudí building and UNESCO World Heritage Site. So, it’s no wonder many visitors want to stay near this fascinating sight to marvel at its unique architecture.
And Sagrada Familia Airbnb allows you to stare right into it. No, I’m not kidding.
Wake up to views of this iconic building while having breakfast. What else do you need me to say to convince you? How about stellar amenities such as a coffee maker, a dishwasher and central air conditioning? The latter is non-negotiable during the blistering summer months.
While this two-bedroom and one-bath unit is all about the views, its interior is pristine and tasteful.
Eixample is a buzzy area with iconic historic buildings, including Antoni Gaudí’s unfinished Sagrada Familia.
Craving a unique stay in Barcelona? Let Instagram-worthy Numa Roca transport you back to the 70s with its eclectic retro interior design. From the colourful wallpaper to the vividly-patterned flooring and backsplash, your eyes (and camera) will have much to take in.
I am yet to mention all the 70’s memorabilia peppered throughout, from antique telephones to chunky radios and vintage suitcases. This place is truly something special, and adding to this is a lovely private balcony, rain showers and crisp, comfy beds.
Modern comforts like working space, fast internet, and a TV make you want to stay long-term (which you can organise with the host).
Location: Roca, Eixample
Sitting in the iconic Eixample, many famous attractions surround Roca, including Sagrada Familia and Passeig De Gracia. It also brims with fantastic shopping, dining, and tapas opportunities.
Elegant Apartment in City Centre
Last but not least is an ultra-modern home in the city’s beating heart. This vivid and elegant apartment is ideal for families, two couples or groups of up to five, with pets welcome too.
You’ll feel right at home with the bright, inviting spaces and excellent amenities. This includes air conditioning, free street parking, a workspace, Wi-Fi and security cameras.
Cook up a storm in the sleekly-designed kitchen with eye-catching glossy red cupboards and ultra-modern finishes. And when you’re ready to eat, there’s a lofty rooftop terrace with a dining table and magical cityscapes.
The 19th-century historic district of Eixample gives way to trendy bars, upscale boutiques and a thriving café culture.
Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Airbnb in Barcelona
- Parking in Barcelona can be a nightmare, so I recommend using public transportation. Plus, the metro/train system is stellar and super fast.
- Note that most shops/shopping centres are closed on Sundays and during holiday times in Barcelona (and the rest of Spain), which can affect your trip massively.