Visitors with fewer pennies to spend on accommodation will have lots to choose from at the cheaper end of the scale with places available perfect for short stays
Girona 24, 1-1, Tel. 93 265 0259, www.hostalgirona.com , Per night: €65-€83 double room
Close to Passeig de Gràcia, with en suite rooms available. Tiled floors and a kind of old-world charm are balanced by the simple rooms with pastel-colored walls.
Bona Vista 21, 1st floor, Tel. 93 368 2013, www.hostalhmb.com . Per night: €60-€80 double room
Renovated in 2006, flat screen TVs and private bathrooms kick the usual hostal stay up a notch. Rooms are minimalistic but spacious enough while the proximity to Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla Catalunya is a definite plus.
Pau Claris 74, 1, Tel. 93 302 2565, www.hostalgoya.com . Per night: €70 double without en suite; €80 double en suite; €90 double en suite w/ balcony
The lovely attention to detail and décor is impressive, with a clear focus on class and comfort. Central location in the Eixample district, near Plaça Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia. En-suite rooms are available as are en-suite with balconies. Expect tiled floors and lots of pillows.
Hostal BCN Port
Avinguda Parallel 15, entl, Tel. 93 324 9500, www.hostalbcnport.com . Per night: €55-€85 double room
The big draw of this place is the five-minute walk to the beach, while Las Ramblas is also nearby. While rooms are a bit small, all have a spacious en-suite bathroom.
Portaferrissa 23, Tel. 93 318 1011, www.hostalrembrandt.com . Per night: €50-€65 double room
Rooms have a subtle elegance and style, with a wash basin stand in each. A continental breakfast area extends into a neatly manicured courtyard.
Hostal L’Antic Espai
Gran Via 660, pral, Tel. 93 304 1945, www.anticespai.com . Per night: €70-€130 double room
En suite bathrooms, antiques, and individually decorated rooms with a pinch of chintz are charming. Choose a Fifties' style room or a Louis XV theme complete with gilt mirrors and candelabras. An outdoor courtyard is a nice touch while Passeig de Gràcia and Las Ramblas are a short walk away.
Hostal Gat Raval
Joaquín Cosat 44, 2a, Tel. 93 481 6670, www.gataccommodation.com . Per night: €60-€82 double room
With the same white and lime décor, Gat Raval looks similar to its sister hostal, Gat Xino (see below). Rates are a bit lower here due to the communal bathrooms. Local art gives each room its own flavour.
Hostal Gat Xino
Hospital 155, Tel. 93 324 8833, www.gataccommodation.com . Per night: €85-€100 double room
En-suite rooms with crisp white walls and lime green accents give the space an open, airy feel. Buffet breakfast is included in the room rates and the terrace is a good spot to unwind. The website is informative with a surplus of photographs.
Hostal San Remo
Ausiàs Marc 19, 1-2, Tel. 93 302 1989, www.hostalsanremo.com . Per night: €50-€60 double room
With seven rooms available, the atmosphere is cosy and peaceful. Five rooms have en-suite bathrooms, and almost all have a balcony. Good central location. Check the website for special price offerings.
Rambla de Catalunya 27, 1st floor, Tel. 93 301 3079, www.hostalpalacios.com . Per night: €99-€120 double room
Elegant standards with modern amenities, including a private bathroom for each room. Great central location with Passeig de Gràcia and La Rambla as neighbouring streets. Currently under renovation with a grand reopening set for autumn 2009.