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The 9 best Airbnbs in Barcelona

Make the most of your time in brilliant Barcelona with a stay in one of the city's best Airbnbs, curated by Time Out

Written by
Time Out editors
Rosemary Waugh
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Jennifer Banful

Barcelona is a city with serious style. The Catalan capital is home to stunning architecture, stylish boutiques and tapas that, frankly, we consider to be a work of art in its own right. Ok, it’s already nearly perfect, so how about making it totally perfect with a stay in one of the city’s very best Airbnbs? There are some serious gems here, whether you're looking for somewhere chic, cheap or the kind of place you’ll want to spend the rest of your days, you’ll find it in Barcelona. We’ve discovered neoclassical villas, close-to-the-beach lofts and an art nouveau haven in Gracia. You can thank us later when we cross paths in the restaurants and bars of Barcelona. Happy hunting! Welcome to the best Airbnbs in Barcelona.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Barcelona's best Airbnbs

The deluxe penthouse near Sagrada Familia
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1. The deluxe penthouse near Sagrada Familia

Get a taste of Spain’s proud tradition as world-class artists, designers and architects with a stay in this sumptuous one-bed penthouse. We love the classy blend of oh-so-decadent furnishings with a more naturalistic vibe. But best of all? That beautiful terrace with views of the Sagrada Familia. You’re not going to find many better spots than this. Quite frankly, an awesome example of Barcelona's very best Airbnbs.

What’s the budget range? A typical 4-5 night stay is on the higher end. Worth every penny for such a prime spot by the Sagrada Familia and the peace and quiet. 

What’s it like to stay here? The space offers guests a peaceful, modern oasis extremely close to the centre, giving you access to cute markets, lots of restaurants and bars. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 2.

The luxury villa in La Font D'en Fargues
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2. The luxury villa in La Font D'en Fargues

This is luxury at its finest in Barcelona. Accommodating over 16 guests across eight bedrooms and bathrooms, this uber Luxe Airbnb villa has everything you ever need from a trip to the sunny Spanish city. Within easy walking distance from Barcelona's top attractions, this stunning property's location is just another fantastic thing to tick off your list of requirements. As for amenities, you'll find a hot tub, an outdoor swimming pool, a chill-out space on the second-floor terrace and over 6,000 square feet of living space across three floors. Bliss.

What’s the budget range? A decently priced holiday home when you split between eight guests or more – the perfect family-friendly rental a short drive or train into Las Ramblas where you'll lots of great Tapas spots. 

What’s it like to stay here? Situated in a quiet neighbourhood, a stay in this gloriously light-filled villa is an exceptional choice for large family get-togethers or friend groups, sprinkled with large helpings of sunshine. The villa is kept spotless and fully stocked with goodies throughout your stay. 

Rooms: 8 bedrooms, 8.5 baths. Sleeps over 16. 

The villa with the views in Sitges
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3. The villa with the views in Sitges

If you're looking for a more traditional taste of Catalan, there's no place quite as picturesque as this massive (sleeps up to 28 guests) manor house perched on a hillside in Sitges. No traffic lights and rollerbladers in sight, only the picturesque country of hills of Garraf National Park stretching out over the horizon, as you go for a dip in the pool. Surrounded by 350 acres and built over two storeys, the manor boasts stunning rustic cottage-like interiors throughout, complete with a Morrocan lounge, wine cellar, in-home theatre, jacuzzi and pool. When you want to head to the city, you can reach the city centre in just under 50 minutes, while Platja de la Nova beach is 38 minutes by car. 

What’s the budget range? A hilltop escape like this one certainly isn't cheap, but it's still a fair price when you split the cost. 

What’s it like to stay here? With Pear, olive, walnut and almond trees dotted all around, you're literally surrounded by nature's bounty. This picture-book setting is the perfect backdrop for an extra special occasion for large family gatherings.

Rooms: 11 beds, 11 baths. Sleeps 28. 

The renovated vintage apartment in Eixample
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4. The renovated vintage apartment in Eixample

Just two minutes from Sagrada Familia and with a bus going to the beach stopping right outside the door, this bright and breezy, wonderfully rustic apartment is a great spot for exploring Barcelona. Plus it sleeps four (in two bedrooms), so works out nice and cheap. But if you want the whole thing to yourself? Well, it’s important to indulge in some ‘me time’, so that’s totally something we can endorse. Do it.

What’s the budget range? A fair price for such a central location.

What’s it like to stay here? If you love your creature comforts, then this cosy, newly-renovated, 19th-century abode won't disappoint. We love the exposed brick and vintage decor that gives this place a trendy feel. 

Rooms: 2 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps four.

The art nouveau architect's flat in El Farro
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5. The art nouveau architect's flat in El Farro

This spacious two-bed flat in Plaza Lesseps, in the trendy area of Gracia, is definitely one for design fans. It's housed within a belter of an art nouveau building (dating back to 1906) and the apartment itself has a great look – think distressed walls next to ornate original features, buffed wooden floors and modernist furniture. Nearby, you'll find the likes of Park Güell and Casa Vicens where you can get your fill of Gaudi's stunning architecture.

What’s the budget range? A moderately-priced cityscape with a tonne of historical charm - great for a friends' trip or honeymooning. 

What’s it like to stay here? The jaw-droppingly beautiful antique interiors feel like stepping back in time. From the high ceilings to the mosaic tiling, there's impressive detailing everywhere you look. Comfort-wise, the spacious, light-filled rooms are ultra-calm. 

Rooms: 2 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps 4. 

The industrial-style apartment in L'Hospitalet de LLobregat
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6. The industrial-style apartment in L'Hospitalet de LLobregat

The key to this cute little Airbnb is price. It's able to comfortably host six guests (across two bedrooms, four beds and a sofa bed) and it looks the part, too. It's recently been renovated and is tricked out with exposed brickwork, wooden beams and loads of natural light. And it's just ten minutes from downtown Barcelona, too. 

What’s the budget range? Pretty cheap for a four-night stay with great travel links to the centre via the L1 train. 

What’s it like to stay here? The residential surroundings will have you living like a local. The space itself benefits from lots of natural sunlight, while the high ceilings give it an airy vibe. Just brace yourself for the stairs. 

Rooms: 2 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps 6. 

The attic flat in Paseo de Gracia
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7. The attic flat in Paseo de Gracia

This super-central flat not only has the location but it's also got some seriously lush views, too. Taking breakfast and gazing out across all the gorgeous nineteenth-century architecture around here should be one very special start to anyone's day. And inside? A super-clean, modern, one-bedroom flat with space for four guests. We think you're going to like this spot – a properly classy Barcelona stay that works as a dreamy place for exploring this fascinating city.

What’s the budget range? Not too shabby for a couple's stay. 

What’s it like to stay here? If you're looking for a rental with a terrace, this one is particularly stunning for its panoramic views – the perfect backdrop for a glass of wine. Inside, it's a cosy haven with neutral interiors that give off an enviable classic-chic vibe. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 4. 

The sleek apartment near Montjuic
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8. The sleek apartment near Montjuic

Kick off your shoes (or sandals) and relax at this stunning four-bed apartment based in the vibrant San Antoni area. Big enough to host six guests, the apartment is the perfect blend of comfort and design. The matte walls are a mixture of bright and earthy tones, while the marble countertops and wooden furnishings add a sleek and glossy finish – that's not forgetting the array of kitchen appliances and air-con to keep you from melting in the Mediterranean heat. No doubt you'll spend most mornings peering over one of two balconies and admiring the street below. 

What’s the budget range? This is a great option for a budget rental shared between friends or as a moderately priced family trip. 

What’s it like to stay here? Think less touristy and more residential. The apartment sits close to Plaza de España and Montjuic, while you'll also find plenty of great places to eat and drink within a short walking distance. 

Rooms: 4 beds, 2 baths. Sleeps 6. 


The luxury apartment in Paseo de Gracia
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9. The luxury apartment in Paseo de Gracia

For our culture vultures, we've found this historic gem in the heart of Paseo de Gracia. Designed by Gaudi's good pal Bonaventura Conill, this luxurious five-bed sits just opposite the Casa Batlló – it goes without saying that the views from the balcony are absolutely sensational, while inside is every bit as sleek as it is elegant. Featuring high ceilings, exposed brick, patchwork panelling (a very unique touch) and cool-toned decors throughout. Our favourite room is easily the open-plan living/dining - it's fluid, relaxed and great for entertaining. 

What’s the budget range? On the luxury end of the scale with unparalleled views of Manzana de la Discordia and a range of high-end boutiques. 

What’s it like to stay here? Fabulous from start to end. The living space is incredibly spacious and secure, with lots of design flare and homey touches. Ideal for a family holiday or friends' trip. 

You'll also have access to a concierge service in case you fancy a trip along the Catalan coast on, you know, a yacht. The usual. 

Rooms: 5 beds, 5 baths. Sleeps 10 guests. 

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