Accommodation

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18th of August 2017

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When deciding to travel to Barcelona, one of the major considerations to make is the place to stay in the city. Simply put, your accommodation will help make or break your enjoyment in the Spanish city. Because Barcelona is one of the most popular cities to visit not just in Spain, but throughout Europe as well, accommodation in Barcelona does not come cheap. Thus, it is important to research well about your options. Here are things you need to know about getting a place to stay in in Barcelona:

Choosing the right accommodation

Many of us automatically think of hotels as our top choice for our accommodation. In truth, there are many other choices that could give you advantages that hotels in Barcelona cannot. There are in fact alternatives that are much cheaper than hotels. The main ones include holiday apartments, hostels, pension houses, and aparthotels.

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How do you decide then which option to make? First, you need to consider the people you will be travelling with. For instance, if you are travelling with your whole family, then you would need a larger place to stay in. Apartments in Barcelona would make a good choice then as this will also allow you more privacy.

Choosing the right location

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Location is one of the most important considerations when choosing an accommodation. The location should be strategic. It should be close to the places of attraction you want to visit – because this will also mean lesser travel expenses for you going from one landmark to another. Since Barcelona neighbourhoods vary considerably, it will make a huge difference if you ensure that the accommodation is in the right location.

Reducing your accommodation bill

Barcelona houses some of the highest priced hotels in the world. This is because of the huge occupancy rates, with an average year-round occupancy of 85% (this is the highest in Europe). If you are not after all the hotel frills but just want a good, well-located, and cheap accommodation in Barcelona, then consider a hostel/hostel, pension, or apartment. Such types of accommodations would generally save you about 30%-50% off your accommodation bill.

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