Three hotels in Barcelona which are clean, safe, central and good value!

Three Hotels in Barcelona which are Clean, Safe, Quiet, Central, near Public Transport and Good Value!

Updated February 2024

If you are looking for a hotel in Barcelona that is safe to walk to/from downtown, near public transport, quiet at night for sleeping and of course clean, comfortable and inexpensive, then consider these three hotels. The best area, in our opion, that meets all the above criteria would be to look for a 3 star hotel that in the Eixample district but a few blocks from Plaza Catalunya.

Plaza Catalunya is Barcelona's downtown central square. It is bordered by the Eixample district and also by the medieval district neighbourhoods of El Gotico and El Raval. But in the summer the gothic area will be more crowded and noisy and hot, so a nice mid-range hotel in Eixample near Plaza Catalunya is a good choice. 

The advantage of of hotel in the Eixample district but near Plaza Catalunya is that you will be in the downtown area, close to all transport lines, walking distance from some top sights and in a safe area. That said, there aren't many completely quiet streets near Plaza Catalunya, but if you request a quiet room at the back of the hotels below, you should get a good nights sleep. 

Remember to be careful of pickpockets in the metro and near popular top 10 tourist attractions.

Here are three Barcelona hotels that might suit you well:

Hotel HCC Taber


Hotel HCC Taber 3 star. Rated Very Good by guest reviews on Price are mid-range. Admittedly this hotel is on a busy road, but it's mostly only noisy during rush hour. That said, guests are overwhelmingly positive about its large, clean rooms, great service and good breakfast. In the street facing rooms, you might consider using a white-noise app, if you are a light sleeper because you will probably hear some traffic noise at night, but you could ask for a quiet room at the back to solve that problem. Guests love that this hotel is very central. It's only 8 minutes’ walk from central Barcelona’s Plaza Catalunya. Also what guests love is that its a lovely Modernist building designed by famous architecht Domènech i Montaner, who also designed the amazing Palau de la Música Catalana and other structures in Barcelona. Guests mention the big, air-conditioned rooms and good Wi-Fi. Also popular is the buffet breakfast for its wide range of dishes plus à-la-carte options. There's both snack bar and room service. The famous Las Ramblas street is a 10 to 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel, and Gaudí’s iconic must-see buildings Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are about a 10-minute walk on shopping street Passeig de Gracia. Airport buses leave from Plaza de Catalunya, which is very convenient and a popular way to get to the airport. The hotel location is in Eixample area which is popular for being safe and with many shops and cafes.

Recent couples review HCC Taber 2024:
"Great location, less than 2 minutes away from Casa Batillo by foot. The staff was also great, so helpful, always smiling and kind. The room was spacious, even better than the photos. They cleaned and fixed the sheets, even though we were only there for 2 nights. We recommend it to everyone who plans on visiting the city of Barcelona!"
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Hotel Sansi


Hotel Sansi. 4 star. Rated Very Good by guest reviews on Medium range prices. 600 metres from Plaça Catalunya and 400 metres from Passeig de Gracia Metro Station. Room service, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. Air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bath. Popular points of interest near the Hotel Sansi are Casa Batllo and Passeig de Gracia shopping street. No free breakfast buffet, but offers an express breakfast however many guest prefer to go to nearby cafes. 

Recent review Hotel Sansi 2023:
"The room and facility is in good quality. Bed is so comfy. Bathroom is perfect by size, quality and cleaness. Most of all, every staff are well trained and super helpful."
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Hotel Praktik Rambla

Hotel Praktik Rambla 3 star. On central, tree-lined Rambla Catalunya. It's a boutique hotel in a 19th-century palace. Plenty of facilities and perks like free fruit juice is served on the terrace from 4 to 8pm every day. Passeig de Gracia Metro Station is 200 metres away from the Praktik Rambla. Barcelona’s famous Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas are a 5-minute walk away. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops. Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Recent review Hotel Praktik Rambla 2024:
"Great location, comfortable beds and free coffee w/ croissants! The location was everything. Very comfortable bed and room. We loved the free croissants and coffee all day."
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If those three hotels above are fully booked then have a look at:

Hotel Granvia 3 star. Great 19th-century building but on a noisy  100 metres from the shops and restaurants of Passeig de Gràcia. This luxurious hotel has free WiFi and a terrace. Each stylish room has high ceilings, satellite TV and air conditioning. The private bathrooms include a bath tub or shower and hairdryer. A buffet breakfast is served daily and guests can enjoy a drink on the attractive terrace at the back of the hotel. Plaza de Catalunya and Las Ramblas are less than 500 metres from the hotel. Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are a 10-minute walk away. Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Recent couples review 2024:
"Perfect location, boutique hotel style/quality, front desk staff were always there and 100% helpful. 9.0 Liked · Character of property as a “boutique” hotel was exactly what we were looking for. The location made walking an option for nearly everything we wanted to do while here with 5-20 minute walks to most attractions, bars/restaurants, train station, etc."
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