Where to book weekly/ monthly Barcelona apartment rentals
by Paul Joseph | Published May 7, 2020
Few destinations in the world boast so many simultaneously appealing qualities as Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region. Stunning architecture, a warm year-round climate, a long stretch of sandy beach, top class restaurants and museums, and one of the world’s most jaw-droppingly beautiful basilicas attract huge numbers of tourists every year, while the city’s creative and commercial spirit brings many others keen to study and work here for longer periods of time.
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Barcelona has a highly active rentals market for both short and long stays, with a huge number of agencies working to find suitable lettings for the city’s transient visitors. If you’re seeking a Barcelona apartment rental for anything from a week through to several months, we’ve done some research and come up with our top three recommendations for how to find one that suits your budget and needs.
HousingAnywhere is our top recommendation for mid- to long-term Barcelona rentals of a month or more, with around 1,000 rooms, studios and apartments listed in the city and catering for every budget and location preference. An award-winning, global service, the platform doesn’t rent out properties itself, but instead brings together landlords and searchers of accommodation. An advanced online booking service lets renters secure their home before they arrive in the city, saving them tons of hassle and also giving them proof of residency to show prospective employers. A wealth of features including neighbourhood guides, search alerts for new listings, a dedicated Customer Service team, and a real-time messaging service letting renters chat directly with landlords help make the whole process highly informative and user-friendly. The cancellation policy allows renters to claim for a full refund within 48 hours of their move-in date if the accommodation is not as advertised. Fees are reasonable too, with HousingAnywhere charging only a small one-time service fee equal to approximately 25% of the first month’s rent.
Specialising in in short and mid-term apartment rentals, Barcelona-based Friendly Rentals offer an excellent selection of apartments at competitive prices. Catering for business or leisure travellers, the company promises the convenience and services of a hotel but with added privacy, increased space, flexibility, comfort, location and lower cost per person. All of its apartments are hand-picked and renters are supported by a dedicated customer service department during their stay. Booking is simple too, allowing you to select your dates using real-time calendars.
Barceloneta Suites offers new and stylish apartments for short rentals in its own buildings located next to the famous city beach of Barcelona. The apartments are fully renovated and preserve the charm and style of the original quarts de casa (quarterhouses of 30sqm) which form part of the city’s architectural heritage. All apartment buildings boast a rooftop terrace for sunbathing and relaxing. Enjoying a privileged location with 5 kilometres of Mediterranean beach and only a short stroll from the famous Ramblas and gothic area, La Barceloneta (‘Little Barcelona’) is a former fishermen’s quarter dating back to 1753 and is packed full of exciting restaurants and bars. Barceloneta Suites are a small local company and market the apartments directly to guests, most of them regular clients for many years. All of the company’s apartments are legally registered and respectfully integrated in Le Barceloneta.