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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 popular as they are close to the gay nightlife and it’s just a short walk to the historic city centre.
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.
8.1 Very Good
based on 2790 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 close to many historical sights in Barcelona as well as 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.
A consistently popular choice for gay travellers. The Acevi Villarroel was the host hotel for the BEARcelona XII Festival.
9 Very Good
based on 1446 reviews
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 from Gaudi’s masterpieces. The gay nightlife is also about 10 minutes walk from the hotel.
This designer hotel features a roof top swimming pool and a gym, and showcases 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.
8.36 Very Good
based on 2566 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 amd 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 view.
A consistently popular hotel on Travel Gay Europe.
8.7 Very Good
based on 3829 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. The 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 away, 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 tempting.
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.
Why this hotel? Gay hotel. Roof top pool & sun terrace. Spacious rooms. Free WiFi.
The latest addition to the ‘hetero-friendly’ Axel hotel group. TWO Hotel is about a 15-minute walk from the main gay bar area. It features a heated rooftop plunge pool and sun terrace with loungers, 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 its city view and a decent 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.
8.93 Very Good
based on 664 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.
8.6 Very Good
based on 540 reviews
Why this hotel? New budget hotel Popular choice. Great value. Free WiFi.
An excellent-value budget option in the heart of the city, TOC Hostel Barcelona is located a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya, and close to many restaurants, bars and supermarkets.
Both private and shared rooms are available. Some rooms have a flat screen TV and en suite bathroom. All rooms have air conditioning and free WiFi.
The hostel has an onsite restaurant & bar, an outdoor pool with terrace, a shared common area with TV and pool table. Tourist information and ticketing service are offered.
8.87 Very Good
based on 4376 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.
8.69 Very Good
based on 2437 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.
8.14 Very Good
based on 4778 reviews
Why this hotel? In the gay district. Near the metro. Great value. 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.
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.
based on 1423 reviews
Why this hotel? Rooftop pool. Great location. Gay-popular. Free WiFi.
The H10 Metropolitan is located next to Catalunya Plaza, near the 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.
8.84 Very Good
based on 5337 reviews
Why this hotel? Close to Eixample gay scene. Free access to Holmes gym. Great value. Free WiFi.
Recently refurbished, the Olivia Plaza enjoys a fabulous location overlooking the famous Plaza de Catalunya. The Eixample gay nightlife 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 & 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.
based on 766 reviews
Why this hotel? Perfect location. Walk to La Rambla & gay bars. Free WiFi.
Hotel Sansi Diputacio is in perfect location, within 5 minutes’ walk to La Rambla, the gay bars and many shops and restaurants. Arena CLASSIC gay dance club is just across the street.
All non-smoking rooms feature modern furniture, air conditioning, 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.
8.4 Very Good
based on 3396 reviews
Why this hotel? Great value. Easy access to gay scene. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
Located just north of the Eixample gay district, the trendy Generator Barcelona is just a short walk from the popular Passeig de Gracia Avenue, two metro stations, many shopping and dining options. The New CHAPS gay cruise club and Sauna Barcelona are also nearby.
Both dormitories and private rooms are available, with air conditioning and free WiFi. The Generator has an onsite bar & restaurant, a communal lounge with PC station and a 24-hour reception. Breakfast is available for an extra fee.
based on 8838 reviews
Why this hotel? Best seller. Great value and location. Free WiFi.
One of our favourite Barcelona budget choices. 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 excellent city views.
based on 2585 reviews
Why this hotel? Convenient location. Walk to Eixample gay village. 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, 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.
8.81 Very Good
based on 1990 reviews
Why this hotel? Budget choice. 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.
8.98 Very Good
based on 4060 reviews
Why this hotel? Walk to La Rambla. Great pool. Near Mar Bella gay beach. Free WiFi.
The Pullman is perfect for those looking for a 5-star hotel that’s within comfortable walking distance of the Mar Bella gay beach (a 15-minute walk along the promenade).
Large, modern guest rooms have excellent sea view. Superior and Deluxe rooms have a 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.
based on 2166 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 famous El Poblenou walking street is also just moments away, with its huge choice of really good cafés and restaurants (much better value than in the city centre).There is a bus stop nearby for getting into the city centre, or you can walk for about 10 minutes to the metro.
The hotel has just 20 large, modern air-conditioned apartments, each with 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 it’s about a 10-minute walk to the metro.
8.23 Very Good
based on 3535 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. Occidental 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.