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Accommodation in Barcelona

We've not tried this one ourselves, but lots of people looking for short stay accommodation in Barcelona have highly recommended Airbnb.

The California based company describes itself as "a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world", which it says are at any price point, and in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries.

People also tells us that it's a good place to rent out your accommodation, if you want to do that.


HabitatgeJoveThe Generalitat-backed HabitatgeJove describes itself as a "housing and accommodation service for young people and youth associations", and offers searchable databases on flats and rooms to rent in Barcelona.

Generally functional and a good bet if you are looking for short- to mid-term, cheap accommodation in Barcelona.


LoquoLoquo calls itself a "Barcelona community resource for flats, freelance jobs, personals and events" and we include it in our accommodation section because it's a popular site with students studying Spanish at IH Barcelona, and on TEFL courses, who are looking for accommodation.

Oh-Barcelona We were impressed by what we found on the oh-barcelona site, which has a large selection of "holiday apartments in Barcelona" (meaning apartments, shared flats and host families).

The ease of searching and finding the sort of thing you are looking for - by dates, by districts of the city, by number of people coming, by price - is also impressive.

Barcelona Connect

Barcelona Connect We're not overly impressed by Barcelona Connect as a city guide but its classified ads section is a popular one with people looking for rooms to rent. It's nice and easy to use and seems to have produce good results.

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Sites providing accommodation in Barcelona that have proved to be a good place to look for rooms or flats.

IH students

If you're taking a Spanish course at IH Barcelona, their accommodation service is very good.

Trainees on TEFL courses also have an accommodation service, as well as a trainee support forum.

Beware of scams!

Be aware that sites like Loquo are a scammer's delight. If it looks too good to be true, it's a scam!

See also

Totally scam-free, and probably your best bet for long-term accommodation is the search engine of the official Col·legi d'Administradors de Finques (in Catalan and Spanish only).

On other pages

Looking for the best Barcelona hotel deals? Atrapalo impresses us.

The Barcelona street map on our maps page will help you locate any accommodation you see advertised.

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