We spent 17 days traveling through Spain and Barcelona is definitely our favorite Spanish city so far! Catalonia’s vibrant capital, Barcelona has everything to please all sorts of tourists: a history tracing back to the Roman Empire, beautiful beaches with a pleasant Mediterranean climate, and the vibrant night scene of a city that never sleeps.
When deciding where to stay in Barcelona our main necessity was for it to be cheap but well-localized. Differently from when we were in Valencia, the days in Barcelona were completely dedicated to tourism, so no need for great wifi or anything that would enable us to work remotely. We chose Catalonia Park Güell as it offers the best value for money and in this review, we’ll tell you all about it!
Catalonia Park Güell
Catalonia Park Güell is situated in the upper area of Barcelona in a very quiet residential neighborhood, and it is very close to the renowned Park Güell and the Tibidabo mountaintop.
Just a few meters from the hotel is the Vallcarca metro station, which can take you to Plaça de Catalunya in the city center in about 10 minutes. Stops for buses V19 and 22 are also nearby.
The hotel is also very close to the renowned Park Güell and the well-known Gràcia neighborhood. It is also close to Turó del Carmel hill, where you have the chance to see Barcelona from up high.
The only downside of the location is that there are no cafés or restaurants immediately close to the hotel, but there’s a small shop nearby for convenience shopping.
Options at Catalonia Park Güell accommodate all sorts of needs. They have single, double, triple, and family rooms, as well as premium options and rooms with private terraces. We stayed in a double room and it was quite spacious.
Rooms at the hotel are simple and comfortable. All of the rooms are equipped with a have central heating and cooling, a satellite TV, and a minibar. Our room also had a desk, an armchair, and a very spacious wardrobe.
The bathroom is big, modern, and clean. There’s a bathtub with a head shower. The hairdryer available is small and definitely not powerful enough. Cleaning service happens every day.
The hotel has a 24h reception so you can check in at any time of the day or night and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Right next to the reception, there is a bar and restaurant with a very nice ambiance and decor that also offers room service, although the drinks and food there are too expensive in our opinion.
They do offer breakfast but we opted not to book with it included since we prefer to have it at local cafés. In case of booking a room without breakfast included you can still get it for about an extra 14 euros/day.
The biggest plus of Catalonia Park Güell is really their rooftop! From there you can see The Church of the Sacred Heart on Mount Tibidabo, the Tibidabo Amusement Park, and panorama views of the city.
The rooftop also has a swimming pool and a sunbathing area. During our stay, in the off-season, the rooftop was open every day up until 7 pm, which means that you could still catch the sunset from up there.
7,5 / 10
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We paid 55 EUR per night for our double room in March 2022, which we believe to be a great price for Barcelona and for all the amenities they offer.
The hotel staff is super friendly and the location is good enough for tourism.
Note: we base our ratings on same-level accommodations in similar locations, therefore we’ll never compare a Hostel in Asia with a Hostel in Europe or a guesthouse with a 5-star resort.
We stayed at Catalonia Park Güell twice during our 17-day Spain trip in March 2022. At the time we paid 55 euros per night, which we think is a great price for Barcelona and for all the amenities they offer. The hotel staff is super friendly and the location is good enough for tourism.
If you’re looking for a clean and comfortable place, but still don’t want to spend half of your vacay money on a hotel, we definitely recommend Catalonia Park Güell!
This was NOT a sponsored stay.