Like any big tourist city Barcelona has plenty of hotels to offer its visitors. You can choose both a small hostel in suburbs and a deluxe hotel close to the main impressive and beautiful tourist attractions.
There are a few peculiarities regarding Barcelona that you should take into consideration when choosing accommodation.
First of all you should consider the location. Metro is the cheapest and the most convenient way to travel in Barcelona. Barcelona metro is well developed and it will take you only 20-30 minutes to get from one side of the city to another and to the main tourist attractions as well.
That is why close proximity to the metro station is a great advantage.
There is no place in Barcelona like for example Termini in Rome. However you should take into account that you can often meet prostitutes’ and other services in La Rambla side streets and some places of the Gothic Quarter. In general Barcelona is quite safe for tourists with the exception of pickpockets. So the first thing you should take into account when planning your trip is visitors’ feedback.
As for us we stayed at the Catalonia La Pedrera hotel. I can say that we were quite satisfied with it. We made reservation through booking.com and the rate was quite low for a 4 star hotel. The hotel is located five minutes from metro station and five minutes from Diagonal and Gracia Streets that contain a lot of tourist attractions. In the evening you can enjoy a pleasant walk along these streets as the district is rather clean and safe.
The hotel itself is very clean. It offers nice rooms and corridors, friendly staff and quite good meal except the last day.
I recommend you to choose this hotel.
I would be glad if you click on the following link to learn more about the hotel:
And if you want to have information about other hotels in Barcelona click on the following link http://www.booking.com/city/es/barcelona.html
Here there is the widest choice of hotels and very often you can find a really nice place to stay in.