Gay Barcelona · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Gay Barcelona · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Barcelona, gay capital of Spain, attracts hundreds of thousands of gay visitors each year, drawn by a fabulous gay scene, historical sights and 5km of beach.

Eixample

Eixample is a huge district of tree-lined streets that feature some of Barcelona’s most famous modernist buildings.

The streets north of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes (from Urgell metro station to Universitat metro station) are home to much of Barcelona’s gay scene. Hotels near this area are popular as they are close to the gay nightlife and it’s just a short walk to the historic city centre.

Why this hotel?: Gay hotel. Spa & rooftop pool. Great location. Popular choice.

The ‘hetero-friendly’ Axel Barcelona offers chic, modern Mediterranean-styled rooms, 2 bars and a haute cuisine restaurant “Bench”. The rooftop ‘Sky Bar‘ is a destination in its own right, and the Wellness Club 33 offers 500 m² of massage & spa services and personal training.

Axel is steps away from Punto BCN, gay bars and shops in Eixample and less than 10 minutes’ walk to city centre. Naturally, the staff have a wealth of knowledge about all things gay in the city.

A great choice for gay visitors, but at a premium price compared with similar quality hotels in the area.

Features

bar, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi

Carrer d'Aribau 33, Eixample, Barcelona


8
Excellent

Based on 6452 votes

Why this hotel?: In the gay district. Great pool. Popular hotel.

Located in the heart of the gay district (steps away from Open Mind cruise club and Sauna Casanova), the Acevi Villaroel is close to historical sights in Barcelona as well as the Urgell metro station.

We like the hotel’s rooftop pool. All the air-conditioned, contemporary-styled rooms feature flat screen satellite TV and free WiFi.

A consistently popular choice for gay travellers. Acevi Villarroel was the host hotel for the BEARcelona XII Festival.

Features

bar, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, free wi-fi

Carrer de Villarroel 106, Eixample, Barcelona


8.1
Excellent

Based on 2519 votes

Why this hotel?: Rooftop pool & gym. Stylish hotel. Gay-popular.

Located in the Eixample gay district, the contemporary, art-themed H10 Art Gallery is a 2-minute walk from Provença metro and about 10 minutes from Gaudi’s masterpieces. The gay nightlife is about 10 minutes’ walk away.

This designer hotel features a rooftop pool and a gym, and showcases modern artworks. Stylish guest rooms feature a comfortable beds, flat screen TV, free WiFi, iPod dock, Nespresso machine, minibar and laptop-sized safe. Some rooms have a balcony.

The H10 has a restaurant, café bar, computer stations, and a 24-hour front desk that can provide tourist information. One of the most-booked Barcelona hotels for 2018.

Features

bar, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi

Carrer d'Enric Granados 62-64, Barcelona


8.9
Excellent

Based on 1964 votes

Why this hotel?: Near the gay nightlife. Stylish design. Value for money.

Located in Barcelona’s gay district, Hotel Cram is just a short walk from Plata Bar, Sauna Casanova and gay shops in Eixample. Behind the 1892 façade are modern, air-conditioned guest rooms that feature the latest technology.

We like Cram’s rooftop bar and pool. Don’t miss the delicious appetisers, tapas and ‘informal cuisine’ served on the 7th floor Ànemos restaurant & bar that has great panoramic city view.

A consistently popular hotel on Travel Gay.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, jacuzzi / hot pool, free wi-fi

Carrer d'Aribau 54, Eixample, Barcelona


8.3
Excellent

Based on 2809 votes

Why this hotel?: Close to the gay scene. Rooftop bar & terrace. Great value.

Modern, stylish hotel in a great location at a very good price. H10 Casanova is housed in a beautifully refurbished 18th century building, just a short walk from Plaza de Catalunya.

Many of Barcelona’s best gay bars are just a couple of minutes’ walk away, as is the Urgell metro station.

Facilities include a rooftop bar, sun terrace, plunge pool. All comfortable, air-conditioned rooms feature LCD TV, minibar, safe, free WiFi. H10 has its own gym and sauna, but the nearby gay Sauna Casanova is probably more tempting.

Features

bar, restaurant, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, free wi-fi

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 559, Barcelona


8.7
Excellent

Based on 3835 votes

Why this hotel?: Gay hotel. Rooftop pool & sun terrace. Large rooms.

The flagship Axel hotel in Barcelona proved to be so popular they decided to open a second one. TWO Hotel is about a 15-minute walk from the main gay scene in Barcelona. It features a heated rooftop plunge pool and sun terrace with loungers, a 24-reception and a tour desk.

Each air-conditioned, soundproof room has free WiFi, satellite TV, minibar, safe. We like the rooftop bar with city view, and a decent buffet breakfast is served daily (either included in rates or available for 11€ per person).

TWO Hotel is just a short walk from Rocafort Metro Station and Espanya plaza. Direct buses to the airport available.

Features

bar, swimming pool, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, free wi-fi

Calabria 90-92, Barcelona


8.7
Excellent

Based on 3107 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to gay bars. Very modern rooms. Great rooftop pool.

The stylish Olivia Balmes Hotel is in excellent location, near the famous Passeig de Gracia and within walking distance of many of the best gay bars and clubs. Plaza Catalunya is a 15-minute walk away.

Modern guest rooms are completely soundproof and very comfortable, each featuring free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV and laptop-sized safe.

Olivia Balmes has a fabulous rooftop swimming pool, with sun terrace and chill-out area where you can relax with a cocktail or two before heading out to the nearby gay nightlife in Eixample.

Features

bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi

Balmes 117, Barcelona


9.5
Exceptional

Based on 2517 votes

Why this hotel?: Apartment style. Stylish rooms. Close to the gay scene.

A great-value alternative to traditional hotels. Uma Suites Luxury Midtown (formerly called “Splendom Suites”) is just steps away from the gay bars and gay saunas in Eixample, along with popular sights in Barcelona.

The hotel offers huge (70 m²) stylish apartments with 1 or w bedrooms, living area, terrace, full kitchen (fridge, microwave, coffee machine, washer), LCD satellite TV, free WiFi.

Housekeeping cleans the apartment every day (including the kitchen), and the 24-hour snack corner in the lobby offers free Nespresso coffee, juice and pastries.

Features

free wi-fi

Carrer de Valencia 194, Eixample, Barcelona


9
Exceptional

Based on 697 votes

Why this hotel?: New budget hotel Popular choice. Great value.

TOC is an excellent-value budget option in the heart of Barcelona, located a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya, and close to many restaurants, bars and supermarkets.

Both private and shared rooms are available. Some rooms have a flat screen TV and en suite bathroom. All rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi.

The hostel has an onsite restaurant & bar, an outdoor pool with terrace, a shared common area with TV and pool table. Tourist information and ticketing service are offered.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, sun terrace, swimming pool

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 580, Barcelona


8.2
Excellent

Based on 1040 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular choice. Rooftop terrace. Near the gay district.

The contemporary-styled Hotel SOHO offers a great base to explore the city and gay nightlife with its great location on Gran Via, only a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla. 

Guest rooms are compact (like most hotels in Barcelona) but feature comfortable beds, air conditioning, LCD TV and free WiFi. There is a fabulous rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace.

SOHO offers a pretty good breakfast buffet that includes fresh fruit and juices, pastries, breads, eggs, sausages, etc. A great value-for-money option. Staff are helpful and friendly.

Features

restaurant, swimming pool, sun terrace, free wi-fi

Gran Vía 543-545, Eixample, Barcelona


8.9
Excellent

Based on 3773 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to gay bars & clubs. Modern design. Excellent value.

A futuristic-designed hotel from the Room Mate group, the Emma offers a fabulous visual experience, attention to detail and is yet surprisingly affordable.

Each modern, comfortable guest room features a flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, minibar and safe. Interior rooms don’t have any windows. If you spend a bit more, then a suite offers more space and a private terrace. Breakfast is served until noon.

Location-wise, Room Mate Emma is a 10-minute walk of the gay venues in Eixample and the city centre. A good value-for-money option.

Features

restaurant, free wi-fi

Carrer del Rosselló 205, Eixample, Barcelona


8.7
Excellent

Based on 2413 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent location. Stylish rooms. Walk to gay bars in Eixample.

A mid-range Barcelona hotel we’d recommend to any gay traveller. Hotel Market is strategically located, next to San Antonio Market, 15 minutes’ walk from Plaza Catalunya and within 15 minutes to all the gay bars in Eixample.

Guest rooms are stylishly furnished, with private bathrooms, rain showers, large windows, free WiFi. Some rooms have their own balcony. Nice bar & restaurant onsite.

An airport shuttle bus stop is just 2 minutes’ walk away. Very good value for money.

Features

bar, restaurant, free wifi

Carrer del Comte Borrell 68, Barcelona


8
Excellent

Based on 2585 votes

Why this hotel?: In the gay district. Near the metro. Great value.

BCN Hotels del Comte is located right in the Eixample gay area and just a short walk from Urgell metro station. The lively La Rambla and a wide choice of restaurants and shops are within easy access.

Each air-conditioned guest room features flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, a work desk and en suite bathroom. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and the staff are helpful.

The nearby bus stop provides easy connections to the airport. Barcelona’s famous square, Plaza Catalunya, can be reached in 10 minutes.

Features

free wi-fi

Carrer de la Diputació, 142-148, Barcelona


8.1
Excellent

Based on 3165 votes

Plaza de Catalunya & La Rambla

Considered to be the centre of Barcelona, Plaza de Catalunya intersects between the Old Town and the newer 19th century Eixample district.

To the south is La Rambla street which connects the Plaza with Port Vell and the beach. The area is filled with boutique shops and cafés. The Eixample gay village is a short walk from these hotels.

Why this hotel?: Rooftop pool. Great location. Gay-popular.

The H10 Metropolitan is located next to Catalunya Plaza, near the metro station and a few minutes’ walk from the fashionable Passeig de Gracia and La Rambla.

Each modern guest room has free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, Nespresso machine and 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms include a balcony and private hot tub.

The hotel has a rooftop terrace with a chill-out pool and bar. Common areas are spacious and beautifully decorated. Staff are helpful and polite. Excellent breakfast buffet.

Features

bar, restaurant, swimming pool, free wi-fi

Rambla de Catalunya 7-9, Barcelona


9.2
Exceptional

Based on 1949 votes

Why this hotel?: Close to Eixample gay scene. Free access to Holmes Place gym. Great value.

The Olivia Plaza hotel enjoys a fabulous location overlooking the famous Plaza de Catalunya. The Eixample gay nightlife, shops and restaurants along La Rambla are just a short walk away.

The rooms feature free WiFi and views of the Plaza. The restaurant serves daily breakfast cafe. Guests have free access to the gym & pool facilities at Holmes Place, located 500 metres away.

The nearby metro makes it easy to get to/from the Mar Bella gay beach. The airport bus stop is very near the hotel.

Features

bar, restaurant, sun terrace, free wi-fi

Plaza de Catalunya 19, Barcelona


8.9
Excellent

Based on 4693 votes

Why this hotel?: Perfect location. Walk to La Rambla & gay bars.

Hotel Sansi Diputacio is in perfect location, within 5 minutes’ walk to La Rambla, the gay bars and many shops and restaurants. Arena CLASSIC gay dance club is just across the street.

All non-smoking rooms feature modern furniture, air conditioning, flat screen TV, seating area, free WiFi.

The Eixample gay nightlife can be reached in 10 minutes. The nearby Passeig de Gracia metro station provides easy access to other parts of Barcelona.

Features

bar, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi

Carrer de la Diputació 234-236, Barcelona


6.6
Good

Based on 1510 votes

Why this hotel?: Great value. Easy access to gay scene. Popular choice.

Located just north of the Eixample gay village, the trendy Generator Hostel is just a short walk from Passeig de Gracia avenue, two metro stations, many shops and restaurants.

The New CHAPS gay cruise club and Sauna Barcelona are also nearby.

Both shared private rooms are available, with air conditioning, free WiFi. Generator has its own bar & restaurant, communal lounge with PC’s and 24-hour reception. Breakfast is available (extra charge).

Features

bar, restaurant, free wifi

Carrer de Còrsega 377, Barcelona


8.3
Excellent

Based on 1662 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular with gay guests. Great location and value for money.

One of our favourite budget hotels in Barcelona. Hotel Jazz is located close to Eixample gay district and the city centre. Plaza Catalunya is just around the corner, and La Rambla is a 2-minute walk away

All modern rooms and suites feature excellent features including LCD satellite TV, laptop-sized safe, free WiFi, minibar. The rooftop swimming pool with sun terrace and bar offer excellent city views.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, sun terrace, free wi-fi

Carrer de Pelai 3, El Raval, Barcelona


9.1
Exceptional

Based on 8705 votes

Why this hotel?: Convenient location. Walk to Eixample gay village.

Designer hotel near Plaza Catalunya within walking distance of the Eixample gay village and just a few steps from gay Sauna Condal and Sauna BRUC. Las Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia are also nearby.

Room Mate Pau offers chic, modern rooms, from a small 18 m² to a stunning 40 m² suite. Each room has a private terrace, jacuzzi, free WiFi, iPod dock, LCD TV and minibar. Breakfast served until noon.

Urquinaona metro station is 150 metres away – two stops from Barceloneta and its beach.

Features

bar, cafe, free wi-fi

Carrer Fontanella 7, Eixample, Barcelona


9
Exceptional

Based on 3021 votes

Why this hotel?: Budget choice. Close to La Rambla. Walk to gay bars.

Our favourite budget hotel Curious is located just moments away from La Rambla and within walking distance from the Eixample gay village.

The hotel offers modern, stylishly decorated rooms with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite LCD TV’s and free WiFi. Friendly service, good breakfast and very affordable.

Features

restaurant, massage, free wi-fi

Carrer del Carme 25, El Raval, Barcelona


8.6
Excellent

Based on 583 votes

Mar Bella Beach

The most gay-popular beach in Barcelona. Mar Bella is officially a nudist beach where many guys keep their tackle undercover as those who let it all hang out. If the beach is your priority, consider this area.

From Mar Bella, it takes 3-6 metro stops (L4) to Barcelona city centre and about 20-30 minutes to the Eixample gay village. If you stay out very late, you will need to take a taxi back.

Hotels in this area are also close to the excellent El Poblenou walking street which is full of very good cafés and restaurants – generally a much better value that in the centre.

Why this hotel?: Walk to La Rambla. Excellent pool. Close to Mar Bella gay beach.

The Pullman is perfect if you’re looking for a 5-star hotel that’s within comfortable walking distance of the Mar Bella gay beach (a 15-minute walk along the promenade).

Large, modern guest rooms have excellent sea view. Superior and Deluxe rooms have a private terrace. All rooms have an LCD satellite TV, CD/DVD player and free WiFi.

The hotel is about a 15-minute walk to La Rambla, but you might want to take the metro (or a taxi) to the Eixample gay district. The gay-popular Nova Icàri Beach is just a few minutes’ walk away.

Features

bar, restaurant, free wifi, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa

Av. del Litoral 10, Barcelona


8.9
Excellent

Based on 5204 votes

Why this hotel?: Very close to gay beach. Spacious, well-equipped apartments.

Want to stay near the Mar Bella gay beach? The Lugaris Beach Hotel is going to be difficult to beat, as it is just a 2-minute walk away.

The famous El Poblenou walking street is also just moments away, with its huge choice of really good cafés and restaurants (much better value than in the city centre). There is a bus stop nearby for getting into the city centre, or you can walk for 10 minutes to the metro.

The hotel has just 20 large, modern air-conditioned apartments, each with kitchenette, washer & dryer, WiFi, Nespresso coffee maker. Some have great sea views.

Features

bar, cafe, free wi-fi

Vidal y Valenciano, 14, El Poblenou,, Barcelona


9.1
Exceptional

Based on 1947 votes

Why this hotel?: Walk to Mar Bella gay beach. Excellent value for money.

Located next to the seafront, quite literally just a minute or two from Mar Bella gay beach. The Adults Only Occidental Atenea Mar is an excellent choice if you want to spend lazy days on the sand.

This modern, stylish hotel features comfortable, air-conditioned rooms, some with great sea views. The hotel has a gym, sauna and hot tub and provides free WiFi access in public areas.

There is a regular bus service from the bus stop just outside the hotel to central Barcelona, and the Poble Nou metro station is a 10-minute walk away.

Features

bar, cafe, restaurant, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, free wi-fi

Paseo Garcia Faria 37-47, Barcelona


8.2
Excellent

Based on 4315 votes

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