From beachside bars and impressive architecture to bustling plazas and dramatic cathedrals, Barcelona truly does have it all. The best part? You don’t need to blow your budget to conquer this city in style.
We’ve carefully selected 15 affordable homes in Barcelona that get our official Plum Guide seal of approval. Read on:
Blossom in Poblenou If you’re a fan of monochrome, you’re going to feel right at home in this home. This three-bedroom apartment in El Poblenou has lovely tiled flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows that fill it with light. The cherry on the cake? A shared rooftop pool that you’ll want to dive straight into post an afternoon of city exploration.
From £54 per person per night, sleeps 6
Safari House The design choices in this five-bedroom Barcelona home are eclectic (neon green bedroom, we’re looking at you). But it does offer plenty of space at a pretty incredible price for this location. If you’re coming with a large group and want to plant yourself slap bang in the buzzing centre of the city, you couldn't get much better than Safari House.
From £46 per person per night, sleeps 10
House of Light Don’t look any further for your home away from home in Barcelona. This three-bedroom flat is ideal for families, and it’s in a great location. There’s not one, not two, but three balconies perfect for people watching. The smooth wooden flooring is perfect for barefoot wandering and yes, that sofa is just as comfy as it looks.
From £51 per person per night, sleeps 6
House of Arches From the very lovely French windows to the old vaulted ceilings, the House of Arches is packed with period features. The rustic wooden floor adds warmth and homey vibes. It’s also ideally located for first-time visitors to Barcelona - you’re just a short stroll from many of the city's tourist hotspots in Eixample.
From £51 per person per night, sleeps 6
Spectre This apartment is as zen as they come, with its white furnishings, exposed brick walls and minimalist design scheme. Although it’s located right amid the bustle of Eixample, you’ll somehow feel tucked away from the noise of the city. It’s right at your doorstep - when you want it.
From £75 per person per night, sleeps 4
Mauve Skies Stay in this peaceful three-bedroom Barcelona home, where muted tones create a tranquil atmosphere even though you’re in the heart of the lively Gothic Quarter. Step out into the tiny balcony, sangria in hand, and take in the sights, sounds and smells of your new hood.
From £45 per person per night, sleeps 6
Agate Admiral Welcome to the quintessential European apartment of yesteryear, with high ceilings, parquet flooring and sweeping French windows. Head out to the balcony to feast your eyes on the tropical view and get a whiff of the coast at your doorstep. The surroundings contrast nicely with the inside.
From £41 per person per night, sleeps 4
Carmilla There are so many beautiful design features in this apartment, it may take your eyes a moment to take it all in. The host here has nailed that difficult-to-achieve balance of functionality, comfort and style. In every single room. Oh, and the location is exceptional to boot.
From £32 per person per night, sleeps 5
Trojan Horse This homey base in the centre of bohemian Gràcia is the perfect spot for a group of four friends looking for a well-priced place to plop in Barcelona. It’s nothing fancy but it nails the three C’s: cute, compact and cosy.
From £39 per person per night, sleeps 4
The Jetsons Stay at The Jetsons in La Sagrada Familia just a few minutes from the city’s most famous church. Spend your days marvelling at Gaudi’s most famous architectural work and your nights tucked into cosy bedding at this modern and neatly designed two-bedroom apartment.
From £24 per person per night, sleeps 4
La Teja This three-bedroom Barcelona home has been designed to make you feel at one with nature. We love the streams of natural light in every room and the cosy patio for post siesta snacks (or that pre-dinner glass of wine).
From £40 per person per night, sleeps 3
Blooming Lily Look out into the city from the comfort of this modern apartment and work out which neighbourhood you want to hit next. This four-bedroom El Poblenou home is ideally located right between the beach and the old town, so you’re not far from both sides of the city.
From £43 per person per night, sleeps 8
Sebastián Plant yourself in one of the most central locations of Barcelona in this four-bedroom Eixample home. It’s not packed with character and design features, but its functionally stylish and sleeps 7 comfortably. You’ve also got a bit of outdoor space with a cosy little balcony.
From £43 per person per night, sleeps 7