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Eixample is a huge district of tree-lined streets that feature some of Barcelona’s most famous modernist buildings.
The streets north of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes (from Urgell metro station to Universitat metro station) are home to much of Barcelona’s gay scene. Hotels near this area are very popular with gay travellers because they are close to the gay nightlife and it’s just a short walk to the historic city centre.
7.7 Good - based on 98 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Gay hotel. Spa & rooftop pool. Great location. Best seller. Free WiFi.
The ‘hetero-friendly’ Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa offers chic, modern Mediterranean-styled rooms, two bars and a haute cuisine restaurant “Bench”. The rooftop ‘Sky Bar‘ is a destination in its own right, and the Wellness Club 33 offers 500 m² of massage & spa services and personal fitness training.
The Axel is steps away from Re-Bar, Punto BCN and other gay venues and shops in Eixample and is less than 10 minutes’ walk from city centre. Naturally, the staff has a wealth of knowledge about everything gay in the city.
A great choice for gay visitors, but at a premium price compared with similar quality hotels in the area.
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7.8 Good - based on 26 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Near the gay nightlife. Stylish design. Value for money. Free WiFi.
Located in Barcelona’s main gay district, Hotel Cram is just short walk from Plata Bar, Sauna Casanova and other gay venues and shops in Eixample. Behind the 1892 façade are modern air-conditioned guest rooms that feature the latest technology.
The hotel has an excellent rooftop bar and pool. Don’t miss the delicious appetisers, tapas and ‘informal cuisine’ served on the 7th floor Ànemos restaurant & bar that has great panoramic city views.
A consistently popular choice on Travel Gay Europe.
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8.3 Very Good - based on 72 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay scene. Rooftop bar & terrace. Great value. Free WiFi.
Modern, stylish hotel in a great location, at a great price and a great location.
H10 Casanova is housed within a beautifully refurbished 18th century building, just a short walk from Plaza de Cataluña. Many of Barcelona’s best gay bars are just a couple of minutes’ walk from the hotel, as is the Urgell metro station.
Facilities include a rooftop bar, sun terrace and plunge pool. All comfortable, air-conditioned guest rooms feature LCD TV, minibar, safe and free WiFi. The hotel has its own gym & sauna, but we think the nearby gay Sauna Casanova will be more popular.
Why this hotel? Fabulous pool & gym. Stylish hotel. Gay-popular. Free WiFi.
Located in the Eixample district, the contemporary, art-themed H10 Art Gallery hotel is a 2-minute walk from Provença metro station and about 10 minutes’ walk of Gaudi’s masterpieces.
This designer hotel features a swimming pool and a gym, and showcases various paintings and sculptures by modern artists. Stylish guest rooms offer flat screen TV, free WiFi, iPod dock, Nespresso machine, minibar and laptop-sized safe. Some rooms have a balcony.
The H10 has an onsite restaurant and café bar, a business centre with computers, and a 24-hour front desk that can provide tourist information. A popular choice with gay travellers.
7.9 Good - based on 52 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? In the gay district. Great pool. Popular hotel. Free WiFi.
Located in the heart of the gay district (steps away from Open Mind cruise club and Sauna Casanova), the Acevi Villaroel is within walking distance of many historical sights in Barcelona and very close the Urgell metro station.
We like the hotel’s rooftop pool. All the air-conditioned, contemporary-styled rooms feature flat screen satellite TV and free WiFi. Popular with gay guests, Acevi Villarroel was the host hotel for the BEARcelona XII Festival.
9.1 Fantastic - based on 78 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Very modern. Rooftop pool. Free WiFi.
The stylish Olivia Balmes Hotel is in excellent location, near the famous Passeig de Gracia and within walking distance of many of the best gay bars and clubs. Plaza Catalunya is a 15-minute walk away.
Modern guest rooms are completely soundproof and very comfortable, each featuring free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV and laptop-sized safe.
Olivia Balmes has a fabulous rooftop swimming pool, with sun terrace and chill-out area where you can relax with a cocktail or two before heading out to the nearby gay nightlife in Eixample.
9.1 Fantastic - based on 8 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Apartment style. Stylish rooms. Close to the gay scene. Free WiFi.
The hotel offers huge (70 m²) stylish apartments with one or two bedrooms, living area, terrace, full kitchen (with fridge, microwave, coffee machine, washer), LCD satellite TV and free WiFi.
Housekeeping cleans the apartment every day (including the kitchen), and the 24-hour snack corner in the lobby offers free Nespresso coffee, juice and pastries.
7.9 Good - based on 6 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? New gay hotel. Great rooftop pool. Excellent location. Free WiFi.
The latest addition to the ‘hetero-friendly’ Axel hotel group. TWO Hotel is located in the heart of Example gay district, a 10-minute walk from the main gay bar area. It features a heated rooftop pool with sun terrace, a 24-reception and a tour desk.
Each air-conditioned, soundproof room has free WiFi, satellite TV, minibar and safe. We like the rooftop bar with excellent city views. A buffet breakfast is served daily (either included in rates or available for 11€ per person)
TWO Hotel is just a short walk from Rocafort metro station and Plaça d’Espanya. Direct buses to the airport are available.
8.3 Very Good - based on 94 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Popular choice. Rooftop terrace. Near the gay district. Free WiFi.
The contemporary-styled Hotel SOHO offers a great base to explore the city and gay nightlife with its great location on Gran Via, only a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla.
Guest rooms are compact (like most hotels in Barcelona) but feature comfortable beds, air conditioning, LCD TV and free WiFi. There is a fabulous rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace.
SOHO offers a pretty good breakfast buffet that includes fresh fruit and juices, pastries, breads, eggs, sausages, etc. A great value-for-money option. Staff are helpful and friendly.
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8.1 Very Good - based on 32 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars & clubs. Modern design. Smart value. Free WiFi.
A futuristic-designed hotel from the Room Mate group, the Emma offers a fabulous visual experience, attention to detail and is yet surprisingly affordable.
Each modern, comfortable guest room features a flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, minibar and safe. Interior rooms don’t have any windows. If you spend a bit more, then a suite offers more space and a private terrace. Breakfast is served until noon.
Location-wise, Room Mate Emma is a 10-minute walk of the gay venues in Eixample and the city centre. A good value-for-money option.
8 Good - based on 51 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? In the gay district. Near the metro. Value for money. Free WiFi.
BCN Hotels del Comte is located right in the Eixample gay area and just a short walk from Urgell metro station. The lively La Rambla and a wide choice of restaurants and shops are within easy access.
Each air-conditioned guest room features flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, a work desk and en suite bathroom. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and the staff are helpful.
The nearby bus stop provides easy connections to the airport. Barcelona’s famous square, Plaza Catalunya, can be reached in 10 minutes.
8.3 Very Good - based on 183 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Stylish design. Close to gay nightlife. Excellent value. Free WiFi.
Housed in a spectacular 19th century building, the great-value boutique hotel Praktik Rambla combines 100-year-old ceilings and floors with modern touches and the latest technology.
Each designer room is air-conditioned and features a TV, free WiFi and en suite bathroom with spacious shower. The hotel’s excellent restaurant serves freshly cooked breakfast and brunch.
The hotel is located in the middle of the shopping district and just a few minutes’ walk from the Eixample gay nightlife – even closer to the popular Sunday gay dance party The Black Room.
In Spain, “hostal” (hostel) usually refers to a small hotel with limited facilities, but individual guest rooms rather than shared dormitories.
8.3 Very Good - based on 17 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? New budget hotel. Stylish rooms. Excellent location. Free WiFi.
Boutique B&B in the centre of Eixample gay district, minutes away from Passeig de Gràcia, La Pedrera and Las Ramblas.
Khronos offers free WiFi and a large rooftop terrace where you can have breakfast and enjoy the views. The rooms have attractive, minimalist design, each with private bathroom, flat screen TV and air conditioning. Guests have access to a nearby gym.
The hostel’s friendly and helpful staff are happy to give recommendations on the city and pride themselves on being gay-friendly. There are only 9 rooms, so book early!
1582 Fantastic - based on Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Modern rooms. Excellent value. Good central location. Free WiFi.
The contemporary & cool Hostal Q offers comfortable rooms with free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning and private bathroom. There is a communal area where you can use the laptops and enjoy free refreshments. The service is professional and friendly.
The Q hostel is in a great central location in Eixample, within walking distance from Plaça de Catalunya and La Rambla. A range of restaurants and cafés can be found nearby. Urquinaona metro station provides easy access to other parts of the city.
8.7 Very Good - based on 3 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Centrally located. Spacious rooms. Excellent value. Free WiFi.
Modern budget hotel, located just a few steps from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas and less than 10 minutes to the Eixample gay nightlife – Sauna BRUC is almost next door.
The Amra’s stylish guest rooms are surprisingly spacious, air-conditioned and have private bathrooms and free WiFi. Some rooms include a balcony with city views.
There is an onsite café, and the hostel’s reception is open 24 hours. Luggage storage and bike rental available. Gay-friendly staff and excellent value for money.
Plaça de Cataluñya is generally considered to be the city centre of Barcelona, and the intersection of the “old historic city” and the newer 19th century Eixample.
To the south is the famous La Rambla street which connects the Plaza with Port Vell and the beach. The area is filled with boutique shops and cafés. The gay scene in Eixample is a short walk from our recommended hotels.
8.4 Very Good - based on 242 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Great location. Near the gay scene. Fabulous rooftop bar. Free WiFi.
Set within a historic building that has been innovatively restored to become a classic example of a designer hotel. The Pulitzer offers stylish, modern rooms with the latest technology and luxury touches.
Guests can enjoy the fabulous rooftop cocktail bar and receive free access to the nearby Holmes Place @ Balmes gym. Hotel Pulitzer has a great location, next to Catalunya Plaza, just a few minutes’ walk from Eixample nightlife, and moments from some of Barcelona’s most popular gay saunas.
8.7 Very Good - based on 288 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to Eixample gay scene. Free access to Holmes gym. Great value. Free WiFi.
Recently completely refurbished, the Olivia Plaza enjoys a fabulous location overlooking the famous Plaza de Catalunya. The gay nightlife in Eixample and all the shops and restaurants along La Rambla are just a short walk away.
Guest rooms have free WiFi and views of the plaza. The hotel serves breakfast buffet and has an onsite restaurant. Guests have free access to the gym and pool facilities at Holmes Place Urquinaona, located 500 metres away.
The nearby metro makes it easy to get to/from the Mar Bella gay beach. The airport bus stop is very near the hotel.
9 Very Good - based on 65 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Beautiful facilities. Great location in La Rambla. Free WiFi.
Built in 1898 and former home of the Philippines Tobacco Company. Today, H1898 is a modern luxury hotel that retains a sense of its colonial past.
The beautifully styled rooms have LCD TV, mood lighting and free WiFi. The hotel features a stunning indoor pool, a rooftop pool, and a gym. The rooftop bar offers great views of the city and equally great cocktails. Expect excellent service from friendly staff who really know how to make guests feel special.
The hotel is located in the middle of La Rambla, surrounded by shops and restaurants, and just a short walk from Plaza Catalunya and the Eixample gay village.
7.3 Good - based on 40 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Walk to La Rambla. Modern rooms. Great location. Free WiFi.
Hotel Sansi Diputacio is located in the up-and-coming Quadrat d’Or district, near Plaça de Catalunya, with many shops and restaurants nearby, and a 10-minute walk from the popular La Rambla.
All non-smoking rooms feature modern furniture, air conditioning, parquet floors, flat screen TV, seating area and free WiFi.
The Eixample gay nightlife can be reached in 10 minutes. The nearby Passeig de Gracia metro station provides easy access to other parts of Barcelona.
9 Very Good - based on 7 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Stylish new hotel. Rooftop pool. Perfect location. Free WiFi.
The gay-popular H10 Metropolitan enjoys a very central location next to Catalunya Plaza, near a metro station and a few minutes’ walk from the fashionable Passeig de Gracia and La Rambla.
Each modern guest room has free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, Nespresso machine and 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms include a balcony and private hot tub.
The hotel has a rooftop terrace with a chill-out pool and bar. Common areas are spacious and beautifully decorated. Staff are helpful and polite. Excellent breakfast buffet.
8.2 Very Good - based on 64 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Very central. Great for shopping & sightseeing. Free WiFi.
The great-value NH Barcelona is located on a quiet street in the heart of Barcelona, a short walk to Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, Catalunya station – Sauna Condal is even closer, and you can reach the Eixample gay district in about 15 minutes.
Modern guest rooms are air-conditioned and soundproof, each with satellite TV, free WiFi, minibar and tea & coffee maker. Some rooms have a balcony with excellent views of the Old Town.
We like the NH’s great selection of buffet breakfast. There’s is a 24-hour reception and a tour desk. Drinks and snacks are available in the open lobby bar. Plenty of restaurants and shops are nearby.
8.5 Very Good - based on 72 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Best seller. Stylish rooms. Great value & location. Free WiFi.
A favourite choice on Travel Gay Europe. The stylish, great-value Hotel Jazz is conveniently located, close to Eixample gay district and the city centre. Plaza Catalunya is just around the corner, and La Rambla is 2-minute walk away
Hotel Jazz has a choice of modern rooms and suites, with excellent features including LCD satellite TV, laptop-sized safe, free WiFi and minibar. The rooftop swimming pool with sun terrace and bar offer wonderful views across the city.
8 Good - based on 22 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? In the Golden Triangle. Excellent value. Boutique choice. Free WiFi.
Excellent-value boutique hotel in the ‘Golden Triangle’, minutes away from both the Eixample gay nightlife and the shops and restaurants in La Rambla. The nearby Universitat metro station has transport connections to the airport.
Hotel Inglaterra offers 60 stylish guest rooms, each with flat screen TV, free WiFi and air conditioning. Some rooms have a private terrace. There is a nice rooftop terrace bar with sun loungers and a small pool.
8.8 Very Good - based on 56 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Modern design. Near Plaza Catalunya & gay scene. Free WiFi.
Room Mate Pau offers chic, modern rooms, from a small 18 m² to a stunning 40 m² suite. Each room has a private terrace, jacuzzi, modern bathroom, free WiFi, iPod dock, LCD TV and minibar. Breakfast is available until noon.
Urquinaona metro station is 150 metres away – two stops from Barceloneta and its beach.
8.2 Very Good - based on 280 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? In the heart of Old Town. Great value for money. Free WiFi.
The very gay-friendly Hotel California is located in the heart of the historic Gothic Quarter. Guest rooms are relatively basic but comfortable and air-conditioned.
Most major tourist attractions can be reached within a few minutes’ walk. The area has a huge number of cafés and restaurants as well as some fabulous shops. The gay bars and clubs in Eixample are about a 15-minute walk away.
8.8 Very Good - based on 54 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Budget choice. Stylish décor. Close to La Rambla. Free WiFi.
Our favourite budget hotel Curious is located just moments away from La Rambla and within walking distance from the Eixample gay village.
The hotel offers modern, stylishly decorated rooms with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite LCD TV’s and free WiFi. Friendly service, good breakfast and very affordable.
The most gay-popular beach in Barcelona. Mar Bella is officially a nudist beach where many guys keep their tackle undercover as those who let it all hang out. If hitting the beach is your priority, consider this area.
From Mar Bella, it takes 3-6 metro stops (L4) to Barcelona city centre and about 20-30 minutes to the Eixample gay village. If you stay out very late, you will need to take a taxi back.
Hotels in this area are also close to the excellent El Poblenou walking street which is full of very good cafés and restaurants – generally a much better value that in the centre.
8.7 Very Good - based on 114 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Near the gay beach. Fantastic pool. Walk to La Rambla. Free WiFi.
This good quality, modern hotel is a great option for those who want a 5-star hotel within comfortable walking distance of the Mar Bella gay beach (a 15-minute stroll along the promenade).
The contemporary-styled rooms are spacious, and many have excellent sea views. We particularly like the Superior and Deluxe rooms that have their own private terrace.
All rooms have an LCD satellite TV, CD/DVD player and free WiFi.
The hotel is about a 15-minute walk to La Rambla, but you might want to take the metro (or a taxi) to the Eixample gay district.
The popular Nova Icària beach is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel’s front door.
8.3 Very Good - based on 27 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Very close to gay beach. Spacious, well-equipped apartments. Free WiFi.
Want to stay near the Mar Bella gay beach? The Lugaris Beach Hotel is going to be difficult to beat, as it is just a 2-minute walk away.
The fabulous El Poblenou walking street is also just moments away, offering a huge choice of really good cafes and restaurants (much better value than in the city centre).
Lugaris Beach has just 20 spacious, modern air-conditioned apartments, each of which has kitchenette, washer dryer, WiFi, Nespresso coffee maker. Some have great sea views.
There is a bus stop nearby for getting into the city centre or its about a 10-minute walk to the metro.
7.4 Good - based on 24 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to the gay beach. Excellent value. Free WiFi.
Located next to the seafront, quite literally just a minute or two from the Mar Bella gay beach. Barceló Atenea Mar is an excellent choice for those who want to spend lazy days on the sand.
This modern, stylish hotel features comfortable air-conditioned rooms, some with excellent sea views. The hotel has a gym, sauna and hot tub and provides free WiFi access in public areas.
There is a regular bus service from the bus stop just outside the hotel to central Barcelona, and the Poble Nou metro station is a 10-minute walk away.
Why this hotel? Great location. Near the beach & metro. Excellent value.
This modern budget hotel has a great location, just 600 metres from the Mar Bella gay beach, a couple of steps from many cafés and restaurants on Rambla del Poblenou, and just a few minutes’ walk from the Llacuna metro station.
Excellent value. Simply furnished rooms feature a king-sized bed, en suite bathroom with a bath and shower and tea & coffee making facilities. WiFi is available in room for a fee.
The hotel also has a number of bicycles that are free for guests to use on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
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