Searching for that perfect vacation rental in Barcelona? I totally get it.
Whether you’re plotting a family trip, finally planning that getaway with friends, or just wanting to immerse yourself in the heart of Catalan culture, getting that ideal spot to stay is crucial.
At the same time, when it comes to which Barcelona apartment to stay in for your time here, there’s a labyrinth of options and wading through them all can feel a tad overwhelming.
But don’t worry! As someone who lives in Spain and has spent countless hours roaming Barcelona’s vibrant streets, I’ve got some solid gold recommendations coming your way.
Keep on reading and you’ll discover the crème de la crème of Barcelona’s vacation rentals. Not only will I serve up some top-notch options, but I’ll also sprinkle in some insider tips that only a local would know.
Best vacation rentals in Barcelona
1. Paseo de Gracia Bas Apartments by Aspasios
For those wanting a home away from home, Paseo de Gracia Bas Apartments by Aspasios might be your thing. Smack dab in the center, it’s an 8-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. No endless cab rides here!
The apartments are modernly furnished and some even offer balconies overlooking the bustling Paseo de Gracia.
The apartment kitchens are fully-equipped, offering everything from a dishwasher to a coffee machine, making breakfasts with the team a breeze. And that’s not even mentioning the hydro-massage shower, which ensures that stepping out refreshed is the name of the game here.
Basically, if you’re looking for one of the best aparthotels in Barcelona in terms of location and facilities, this definitely ticks all the right boxes.
But don’t just stay in, because Gaudí’s Casa Batlló is only 450 meters (1,480 feet) away. And if you fancy a beach day, you’re in luck; the shore’s less than 10 minutes away.
2. Sensation Sagrada Familia
Staying at the Sensation Sagrada Familia means you’re just a two-minute stroll from the iconic Sagrada Família, making it a prime spot for sightseeing. Plus, the shared rooftop sun terrace offers a place for you to soak up the Spanish sun and take in the amazing views of Gaudí’s towers.
Talk about extras: there’s an outdoor rooftop pool that you can all splash around in, especially during those warmer Barcelona days. This addition combined with the incredible location of this place puts it firmly on the list of the best family hotels in Barcelona – or even purely adult group trips.
And hey, a bonus for the health-conscious – there’s a gym and sauna on the premises for you to burn off all those tapas.
The apartments themselves are spacious, clean, comfortable and have everything you need. With a kitchen, washing machine and dryer, it’s easily going to be your home away from home.
The local area doesn’t disappoint either. Wander down the tree-lined Avinguda Gaudí, just 250 meters (820 feet) away, where you’ll find a lively mix of cafés, bars, and restaurants.
And with plenty of shops and the Mercat Sagrada Família food market nearby, you’re all set for your getaway.
3. Be Mate Paseo de Gracia
Be Mate Paseo de Gracia sounds like the place where you’ll want to kick off your shoes after a day of exploring. This spot is just 600 meters (1,970 feet) from La Pedrera and even closer to other iconic sights like Casa Batllo. No need to haul your bags too far!
And hey, if you’re into cycling around the city, they’ve got a bicycle rental service waiting for you.
Now, about the rooms. They’re incredibly modern and spacious while also being very comfortable – and some even have balconies with a view of the garden. Waking up to green in a bustling city? Yes, please!
You also have to see the rooftop terrace, which somehow feels like your own personal garden hideaway. It’s the perfect spot to pick up a bottle of wine and watch the sunset over the city.
4. Apartments Sixtyfour
Want to live it up in style? Check out Apartments Sixtyfour. Situated right on Passeig de Gracia Boulevard, these apartments give you a front-row seat to Gaudí’s Casa Batlló.
Modern, airy, and with that touch of elegance – not to mention a complete kitchen – they’re a cool home base in the heart of the city.
For those who like to venture out, you’re a mere 10-minute walk from the bustling Plaza Catalunya Square and the lively Las Ramblas. And guess what? Passeig de Gracia Station is right next door, offering handy connections if you fancy a day trip.
A tip for the early birds: grab a continental breakfast at a nearby cafeteria to kickstart your day. And if you’re in the mood for some home-based culinary adventures, there are supermarkets within 800 meters (0.5 miles) of the apartments.
5. Casp 74 Apartments
⭐ Rating: 9.1 out of 10 based on 2,240+ reviews
📍 Neighborhood: Eixample
If you’re into modern design in a hip district, then Casp 74 Apartments is the place to be. Tucked away in the chic Eixample district, it’s a short 10-minute saunter from both Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. Yes, you’re all about the convenience here.
Each apartment comes with all the comforts you’d expect, including a kitchen (hello, homemade breakfasts!). And with air conditioning, you’re sure to keep your cool after those long sunny strolls.
But wait, it gets better! Paseo de Gracia Boulevard, known for its upscale restaurants and shops, is also just a quick 10-minute walk away. And for the metro fans, Tetuan Metro Station is only 200 meters (660 feet) from your doorstep, making city exploration a breeze.
6. Arrivo Apartments
You won’t want to miss the Arrivo Apartments if you’re looking for a place that’s both comfy and conveniently located. It’s just 700 meters (2300 feet) from the Sants Railway Station and not too far from the mesmerizing Magic Fountain of Montjuic.
For those who love to cook, even on vacation, this apartment offers a fully equipped kitchen with handy gadgets like a dishwasher and coffee machine. Oh, and if you’re traveling with kiddos (or a huge team of adults), the spacious three-bedroom setup is a big plus!
The decor of the apartment is clean and modern, with reviewers being particularly impressed at the fact that they actually think of everything here – I’m talking about those small but important gestures like leaving you coffee pods and dishwasher tablets for your stay. In the end, it’s all about the little things, right?
7. Aspasios Market Balconies
You might just wonder whether you’re in Barcelona or Scandinavia when you arrive to the Aspasios Market Balconies. The wooden beams running across the ceiling are the first hint but when combined with the smooth white and brick overall look, there’s definitely more than a hint of Danish design here.
At the same time, don’t consider this as being stuffy or like you’re staying in a showroom or something, as the apartments are very comfortable. The kitchen isn’t huge, but it has everything you need for some solid meals throughout your stay.
And if you’re not in the mood for cooking, you’re close to some pretty iconic places like Passeig de Gracia and Plaça Catalunya, not to mention that you’ll be a mere 1.3 km (0.8 miles) from the Magic Fountain of Montjuic.
8. Jardinets De Gràcia by The 5ve Soul
Calling all lovers of terrace views and airy spaces, Jardinets De Gràcia by The 5ve Soul is your go-to. Situated in the lively Gràcia neighborhood, you’re just a short walk away from architectural wonders like La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.
The apartment boasts a spacious kitchen, perfect for group breakfasts before a day out exploring. The decor gives a bit of a Wes Anderson in the Nordics vibe – which means cool, comfortable and simple, all in one.
For those who need a little relaxation after walking the city streets, there’s a great rooftop terrace waiting for you. Perfect for getting a bit of sun or having a few glasses of wine at the end of a long day exploring.
9. Aparthotel Bcn Montjuic
Aparthotel Bcn Montjuic is perched at the foot of Montjuic Hill and is just a 10-minute walk from Plaza Espanya Metro Station. Perfect if you’re planning to explore around.
But here’s the kicker – there’s a rooftop terrace with a solarium and, yes, an outdoor swimming pool. So, if you’ve got little ones (or big ones) who love to splash, this is the spot.
And if you love having a bit of the outdoors to relax in, some of the apartments even come with their own private terrace!
The surrounding area? Well, Las Arenas Shopping Centre is just around the corner, and the Olympic Stadium isn’t far either.
10. Suites Center Barcelona
If style’s your jam, then the Suites Center Barcelona is your place. Located on Barcelona’s swanky Passeig de Gràcia, you’re right in the heart of the action.
Each of these modern apartments comes with a kitchen, making family dinners a cinch. Plus, you’re just 20 meters from the Modernist Casa Fuster, and a casual walk from the vibrant Gràcia neighborhood.
And for those days when you’re feeling a bit lazy, the Diagonal Metro Station is 200 meters (650 feet) away, offering easy access to the city’s highlights.
11. Midtown Apartments
For those who appreciate location and style, the Midtown Apartments might just tick all your boxes. Located just 6 minutes’ walk from Paseo de Gracia and Plaza Catalunya, you’re smack dab in the middle of everything.
These apartments aren’t just about looks; they’re functional too. Think modern decor, a fully equipped kitchen (yes, with a dishwasher), and even a washing machine for those unexpected spills.
And for the cherry on top? A pool and solarium on the building’s rooftop. Perfect for some relaxation after a day of sightseeing.
12. BCN Apartments 41
If sophistication is what you’re after, BCN Apartments 41 has got your back! These elegant apartments are just 500 meters (1,640 feet) away from Barcelona’s buzzing Plaza Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia.
Space is aplenty with their bright and roomy design, making it easier for families to spread out. The best part? Each kitchenette is ready and waiting with an oven, microwave, and dishwasher, ensuring your meals are hassle-free.
Plus, there’s no shortage of local attractions. The trendy Born area is a mere 10-minute walk away, and cultural gems like the Arc de Triomf, Ciutadella Park, and Barcelona Cathedral are all within a stone’s throw.
13. Limehome Barcelona Rector Triadó
Situated just a relaxed stroll from Sants Train Station, Limehome Barcelona Rector Triadó is right in the heart of a vibrant commercial district. So, if you’re a family that loves to be in the midst of it all, you’re in for a win!
Every apartment here screams modern with a touch of minimalism and boasts ample space to ensure your clan doesn’t trip over each other. And here’s the good news for those who dread laundry: there’s a communal laundry room to make your life a tad bit easier.
Now, let’s talk location. The Fira Exhibition Centre, Montjuïc Hill, and the iconic Magic Fountain are just around the bend. And if you’re a soccer fan, Camp Nou is just three metro stops away!
14. Gaudint Barcelona Suites
Want to stay next door to a park? Gaudint Barcelona Suites has you sorted, being right next to Guinardó Park.
But that’s not all! These apartments come with a modern twist and are a leisurely 20-minute walk from Gaudi’s iconic Park Güell. So if your group is in the mood for some Gaudi magic, you won’t have to wander far.
Each apartment doesn’t skimp on comfort and sports a swanky seating area, a fully decked-out kitchenette, and some even come with their own hot tub or a small indoor pool.
And to top it off, getting around is a breeze with the nearest metro station, Guinardó I Hospital de Sant Pau, just a quick 5-minute walk away.You’ll be able to explore without breaking a sweat!
15. Casagrand Luxury Suites
If you’re in the mood for a bit of luxury, Casagrand Luxury Suites might be right up your alley. Located just a brisk 5-minute walk from Paseo de Gracia and close to Gaudi’s iconic La Pedrera, you’re right in the action.
These soundproofed apartments don’t skimp on comfort, offering features like a special pillow menu, turndown service, and even complimentary Molton Brown toiletries. Because who doesn’t love a fancy touch from time to time, right?
Want to take a dip? The rooftop terrace has a pool, and if you’re looking to relax your muscles after a day of exploring, there’s a sauna waiting for you.
Plus, if you fancy a workout, they’ve got a 24-hour gym. Families will appreciate the spacious apartments and trust me, the kids (and adults!) will love that pool.
16. Up Suites Bcn
If you’re keen on staying near the heart of Barcelona, Up Suites Bcn in Eixample is a sweet spot. After all, just a 10-minute walk and you’re at Barcelona’s Plaza Universitat.
These apartments aren’t only about location though; they’re also a great balance of stylish and comfortable. The black and white décor paired with pine furniture gives a chic vibe, and there’s even a CD player to jam out to your favorite tunes.
Looking to cook up some family meals? The sizable kitchens are equipped with a stove and microwave.
And if you’re not in the mood for cooking, there’s a diverse range of eateries just around the corner. Location, comfort, and convenience, all wrapped up in one.
17. 08028 Apartments
Okay, sports fans, this one’s for you! Located right next to Les Corts Metro Station, 08028 Apartments are a mere 5-minute stroll from Barcelona’s famous Camp Nou Football Stadium.
The design of these apartments? Totally modern. And for those chill evenings, there’s a lounge area in each apartment where you can relax and chat about your day’s adventures.
But here’s the kicker: a rooftop pool with views of Barcelona. Just imagine yourself up there, sipping a drink and taking in the city skyline.
Plus, if you’re in the mood for some authentic Spanish tapas, the on-site Taberna Lizarran has got you covered. A great pick for groups who want a mix of city life and relaxation.
18. Mercedes Heritage Apartments
Now, if you’re in the mood for a little bit of chic city living, look no further than Mercedes Heritage Apartments. Conveniently located in the heart of Eixample, it’s the kind of place that’s just right for those group chill-out sessions after exploring the city.
These spacious apartments come with a snazzy modern design, not to mention a kitchenette armed with all the essentials.
And did I mention that La Rambla is only a bus ride away? That’s right! Plus, Sagrada Familia? Just four Metro stops from here.
There’s a reason that the reviews of this place rave about the location, with many noting that it’s close to the main sights without being on the main tourist trail, meaning fun filled days but quiet nights for sleeping.
19. Mayerling Bisbe Urquinaona
Heading over to Mayerling Bisbe Urquinaona, you’ll find apartments that seriously scream “less is more!” Tucked in the heart of Barcelona, this spot is just a short 5-minute stroll from Plaça Catalunya.
These pads come with a minimalist yet very comfortable flair. Kitchens here are armed and ready with all you might need, from a handy dishwasher to that ever-essential coffee machine (because let’s face it, we all need a caffeine fix before a big day out).
Also, if you’re in the mood for a little retail therapy, the popular Passeig de Gracia and its shops are just 1,640 feet (around 500 meters) away.
20. Aparthotel Bertrán
Last, but certainly not least, is the Aparthotel Bertrán. Located in a calmer part of Barcelona, it’s perfect if you’re after a quieter retreat with the fam – or some friends, of course!
Only a breezy 5-minute walk from Avinguda Tibidabo FGC Station and Vallcarca Metro, it’s got the convenience factor nailed down.
These apartments are roomy and come with satellite TV for those lazy evenings in. The kitchenettes are stocked with the basics, including a fridge and microwave for those midnight snack runs.
Fancy a splash? There’s an outdoor pool waiting for you. And for the early risers or night owls among you, central Barcelona is only 15 minutes away by train, Metro, or bus.
So whether you’re keen to soak up the sun or the city vibes, Bertrán’s got your back.