Like many of you, travelling is one of my greatest passions. Packing up and jetting off to explore new places is what I truly enjoy but as most of us know, our bank balance sometimes says otherwise. I’ve been lucky in the last few years, managing to rack up a high number of destinations. But actually, many of these trips were booked on limited budgets, cause after all, a girls gotta eat.
I have a few holidays planned this year, including a trip to South America, so when planning next month’s weekend break in Barcelona, my main goal was to make it as low cost as possible. Surprisingly, finding inexpensive accommodation was much easier than I’d anticipated, and I’m not talking Premier Inn people.

La casa de Antonio

In the heart of central district Eixample, this small hotel offers contemporary decor, high ceilings, balconies with street views and traditional ceramic floor tiles. All rooms are air conditioned and include free WiFi.
District: Eixample
Price: below £200 for a 2 night weekend stay
Train station: Universitat Metro Station.
Trip advisor rating: 3.5 / 5

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The Moods

The minimalist decor in the Moods is clean and simple but the terrace balconies are what really sold this place to me. Breakfast above this lively district would be lovely, I’m sure. The hotel also offers a shared lounge area, computer access, ticket information desk and bike rentals.
District: Eixample
Price: approx. £200 – £250 for a 2 night weekend stay
Train station: Provença Metro Station
Trip advisor rating: 3.5 / 5

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Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel

This hostel is perfect for backpackers wanting to meet fellow travellers, with its stylish dorms and communal terrace, lounge, kitchen and dining areas. They also arrange group events every evening, as well as daily walking tours of the city.

Private rooms and apartments are also available for a higher price.

District:Gràcia
Price: approx. £40 for a 2 night weekend stay
Train station: Passeig de Gràcia Metro Station
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 / 5

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Hotel Granvia

Set within this gorgeous 19th century building in Central Barcelona, this little beauty offers spacious rooms, a garden terrace and what looks like a classic whiskey lounge.
District: Eixample
Price: £200 for a 2 night weekend stay
Train station: Passeig de Gràcia Metro Station
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 / 5

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Magatzem 128

Wildcard time, folks. This is my sort of place; copper pipe clothes rail, macrame hanging planter and a cactus thrown in for good measure. What’s the catch? The hotel hasn’t received ANY Trip Advisor reviews. Now, I’m sure there’s a logical reason for this, maybe it’s a brand new hotel but I would never book somewhere that hadn’t been reviewed.
District: Eixample
Price: approx. £150 for a 2 night weekend stay
Train station: Rocafort Metro Station.

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Catalonia Atenas

Rooftop pool overlooking Barca’s skyline, anyone? The rooms are starndard hotel suites but this pool makes everything a whole lot better, doesn’t it? The hotel has a restaurant, snack bar serving light meals all day and a poolside bar.
District: Sant Martí
Price: between £170 – £250 for a 2 night weekend stay
Train station: Clot Metro Station.
Trip advisor rating: 3.5 / 5

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Hola Hostal Eixample

Looking for cheap digs and a chance to meet people? Look no further, This hostel offers stylish accommodation, communal facilities and lockers to keep belongings safe. Dorms are light and spacious, sheets and blankets are included, while towels are available to rent. Some rooms also have a private bathroom.
District: Eixample
Price: approx. £35 for a 2 night weekend stay
Train station: Tetuan Station.
Trip advisor rating: 4 / 5

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Ecozentric

An eco friendly hotel, in the heart of Barcelona. The minimalist decor highlights the beautiful tiled floor perfectly. But the star of the show has to be the balconies attached to some of the rooms **heart eye emoji**.
Ecozentric donates part of every booking to the reforestation of woodland.
District: Eixample
Price: approx. £150 for a 2 night weekend stay
Train station: Universitat Metro Station
Trip advisor rating: 4 / 5

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 Hostal Grau Barcelona

Another eco friendly guest house, this time in Barcelona’s historic centre of the Gothic Quarter. The minimalist, wooden decor is really dreamy and each room has a private bathroom and some have a balcony.
The guest house features environmentally friendly design, energy efficient lighting and a water recycling system, as well as using renewable or clean energy. All products are PVC-free and the paint is water-based.
District: Ciutat Vella (Gothic Quarter)
Price: approx. £180 for a 2 night weekend stay
Train station: Plaça de Catalunya
Trip advisor rating: 4 / 5

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Praktik Garden

Cool artwork, spacious rooms and free WiFi are just some of the features of this hotel. It’s biggest selling point though, the charming garden terrace, with various seating areas including this awesome rattan chair.
District: Eixample
Price: approx. £150 for a 2 night weekend stay
Train station: Girona Metro Station
Trip advisor rating: 4 / 5

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