Sign up to our newsletter




Sign me up for...



into Barcelona

El Born, Barcelona, Spain

Contemporary apartments in Barcelona’s trendy El Born district, plus quirky walking tours for foodies, designers and culture vultures

What marks these apartments out from all others is that the people who run them offer truly groovy tours of the city, with insiders showing outsiders Barca’s best-kept secrets. You can stalk the streets in search of food, wine, shops and art, or bar-hop with people in the know; there are even tailored tours for those with kids in tow. We thought we’d seen it all before, but our walking tour exhilarated us like no other and made our stay in the city.

These 49 apartments are wrapped up in the mazy ancient alleyways of El Born and the Gothic Quarter. El Born is one of the chic-est areas in town, full of cool bars, restaurants and boutiques. To complete a hat trick of reasons to come, it’s a walk from the sea (the city’s fishermen used to live here) and, in summer, clubs, bars and restaurants open up along the beach. Split between mostly 18th-century buildings, the apartments are all close to each other, with 1 or 2 bedrooms, a living area and kitchen, and perhaps a small balcony or roof terrace. Good value for money and you’ll feel like a local.

Guest Ratings

Room:
78%
Food:
100%
Service:
87%
Value:
80%
Overall:
82%

into Barcelona: View all reviews


signature

Highs

  • The stylish interiors are just the ticket
  • You get more flexibility and space than a hotel room, with an optional breakfast delivery service; great for families and groups of friends
  • Brilliant location with restaurants, tapas bars and boutiques on your doorstep - and staff are full of tips and recommendations to help you explore
  • Great prices for a European city and, unusually for apartments, you can book for just 1 or 2 nights
  • Fun walking tours that uncover some of the city's hidden gems

Lows

  • El Born and the Gothic Quarter are popular at night, so expect some noise - and occasionally sounds from adjoining apartments
  • Beds are a bit hard and not huge; bedrooms in the Sant Pere apartments are windowless and have single beds
  • No parking in pedestrianised zones - taxis can drop you off 100m-200m away
  • Cooking facilities are limited in some apartments, and basic supplies (condiments, washing-up liquid etc) are often missing, but there are plenty of shops and places to eat out nearby

Very reasonably-priced apartments in the trendy El Born neighbourhood...        

The Guardianinto Barcelona:  Read more press reviews
Save to favouritesPrintMailinto BarcelonaWhat marks these apartments out from all others is that the people who run them offer truly groovy tours of the city, with insiders showing outsiders Barca’s best-kept secrets. You can stalk the streets in search of food, wine, shops and art, or bar-hop with people in the know; there are even tailored tours for those with kids in tow. We thought we’d seen it all before, but our walking tour exhilarated us like no other and made our stay in the city. These 49 apartments are wrapped up in the mazy ancient alleyways of El Born and the Gothic Quarter. El Born is one of the chic-est areas in town, full of cool bars, restaurants and boutiques. To complete a hat trick of reasons to come, it’s a walk from the sea (the city’s fishermen used to live here) and, in summer, clubs, bars and restaurants open up along the beach. Split between mostly 18th-century buildings, the apartments are all close to each other, with 1 or 2 [r:bc012:bedrooms], a living area and kitchen, and perhaps a small balcony or roof terrace. Good value for money and you’ll feel like a local.

Book this hotelfrom 130EUR

Do you need help?

Many questions are already answered in our FAQs, otherwise, email us at: help@i-escape.com