8 Unique Places to Stay in Barcelona


Barcelona makes for an excellent vacation destination. There is amazing architecture, beautiful beaches, tons of little streets to wander down, and museums to learn a little something while you’re at it.

Step 1 of planning your best Barcelona trip ever? Accommodations, of course! So, you do as any vacation planner would do: you head to Google! Hello, 20 pages of hotel options. Are you bored with all of the standard hotel, hostel and Airbnb choices you’ve been finding? Been there! Barcelona is home of some of the most innovative and interesting architecture in Spain, so wouldn’t it be nice to stay somewhere that matches the cool factor of the city? I say, yes!

Are you planning a vacation in Barcelona, and want to stay somewhere unique? I’ve got you covered. Keep reading for my top 8 unique places to stay in Barcelona! 

1. Praktik Garden

The Praktik company has 5 different hotels scattered around Barcelona, each with it’s own unique theme! They even offer a bakery themed hotel, filled with yummy baked goods that will make your moth water.

But, my personal favorite Praktik hotel is the Praktik Garden, located in the Eixample neighborhood. Are you looking for an oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city? You’ve found it here!

The Praktik Garden calls itself an “urban garden,” and it really lives up to it’s name. There are plants and greenery everywhere, and I just love the minimalistic yet quirky style of this hotel. My favorite touch is the wall of books at their reception desk!

Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 325, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
Phone number: +34 934 67 52 79

2. Motor Yacht Boatel

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Motor Yacht Boatel – image sourced from hotelsinbarcelona.net

The Motor Yacht Boatel may be my favorite option on this list! I love a good water view, and there’s no better way to get it than to stay on a boat. Located in the Barcelona harbor, enjoy the convenient location and walk to the beach in 1 minute.

You’ll still enjoy all of the amenities that a traditional hotel has to offer at the Motor Yacht Boatel like air conditioning, large beds and plenty of room to store your clothing and other valuables.

Don’t miss their delicious continental breakfast!

Address: Carrer de la Pau, 08930 Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona, Spain
Phone number: +359 88 459 0479

3. Violeta Boutique

The Violeta Boutique is also located in the Eixample neighborhood. It is definitely an elegant and chic hotel, but I’d also throw in the word homey to describe it! The people behind Violeta have gone above and beyond to make you feel at home. A fancy home, but a home nonetheless!

You’ll only be a 5 minute walk from Las Ramblas, but the area is quiet and safe. For those of you wanting to go all out, they also offer an attic apartment with a private terrace!

Address: Carrer de Casp, 38, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Phone number: +34 933 02 81 58

4. Casa Camper

This boutique hotel is located in the central El Raval neighborhood of Barcelona. This is where you’ll find the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, the Las Ramblas streets and plenty of bars and restaurants worth checking out.

The hotel is run by the large shoe company of the same name, and has hotels all over the world. Start with shoes, end up in the hotel business! A bit of an odd transition, but they’ve done an excellent job.

The rooms are beautifully designed and there is a cool cocktail bar in the lower level of the hotel. Rejoice for their 24-hour complimentary snack bar. Some of their rooms feature a large balcony with a hammock as well!

Address: Carrer d’Elisabets, 11, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone number: +34 933 42 62 80

5. Ecozentric Urban Hostel

Ecozentric Urban Hostel

Ecozentric Urban Hostel – image sourced from Ecozentric Urban Hostel’s Facebook page

This unique hotel option goes out to all of my environmentally conscious readers (hi, let’s be friends!). The Ecozentric Urban Hostel is all about reducing their carbon footprint.

You can expect to find sheets made of organic cotton, organic shampoo and conditioner and even an ecological toilet!

The hostel also donates to associations that plant trees around the world every time you make a book. Staying in a cool place and giving back? Sounds like a good deal to me.

Address: Carrer de Balmes, 23, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone number: +34 934 12 21 18

6. Room Mate Emma

If you’re looking to stay in a hotel with a really funky design, you’ve found it here! The best way to describe Room Mate Emma is futuristic. It’s also colorful, bright and minimalistic all at the same time.

This hotel is also great for it’s central location and proximity to Las Rambas, some awesome Gaudi architecture and restaurants and bars.

There are some interesting LED light fixtures, modern furniture and stylish decor. Get your cameras ready to take pictures of this unique Barcelona hotel, you’ll want to share with your friends and family!

Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 205, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Phone number: +34 932 38 56 06

7. Hotel Curious

You can still stay at a unique hotel in Barcelona without breaking the bank! The Hotel Curious is a budget friendly option that doesn’t skimp on the uncommon either.

Their design concept is interesting: each floor is decorated in the theme of 1 of the 4 elements. You’ll find a floor dedicated to earth, wind, water and fire, respectively!

This is done as you can imagine: the water floor is done up in blues, and the fire floor is filled with punches of red, orange and yellow!

Address: Carrer del Carme, 25, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone number: +34 933 01 44 84

8. Airbnb

Airbnb logo

Airbnb logo by Airbnb’s Design Department – WikiCommons

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Sometimes you need to break away from the typical hotel and hostel options, and go with an Airbnb to find something truly unique.

Try to look for central locations, and areas that are known for being safe. Then, get busy doing your research!

You can easily find homes to rent in Barcelona with features like rooftop terraces and and patios. You just need to do some digging! This property in particular caught my eye – click through to check out those bright colors and vintage design!

Visit the Airbnb website here


I hope you’ve enjoyed this round up of my favorite unique places to stay in Barcelona! There are a ton of options for you to chose from, so start scoping out what I’ve suggested! I know you’re going to love visiting this city.

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