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Cheap Hotels in Barcelona, Budget Accommodation

Mild weather, close proximity to the Mediterranean and the montañas, and a reputation for appreciating culture and cuisine makes Barcelona a popular yet costly weekend break destination. Of course, it's still possible to book accommodation without breaking the bank; read on for the Top 5 cheap hotels in Barcelona.

*Please note that 'hostals' are not the same as hostels in Spain. 'Hostals' are family run pensions that provide comparatively cheap lodging.

The Hostal Dali Barcelona

The Hostal Dali Barcelona is one of the best cheap hotels in Barcelona, pairing inexpensive two star budget accommodation with a prime location in the Gothic Quarter. The 57 rooms are clean and spacious, though the furnishings appear a bit worn. All rooms come with satellite TV and telephone and are available with private or shared bath. Located at Boqueria, 12, in Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter). Rates from €30 to €79. Tel +34 93 318 55 80.

Hotel Cuatro Naciones

The three star Hotel Cuatro Naciones is over 200 years old and located on the bustling Ramblas Boulevard. Enjoy the Art Nouveau marble and wrought iron lobby and a first floor salon decorated with autographs from some of the hotel's famous guests such as Chopin and Ulysses S. Grant. The 55 rooms are clean and bare and come equipped with TV, telephone, air conditioning and private bath. Prices range from €50 to €130 and include breakfast. Located on Ramblas, 40. Tel +34 93 317 36 24.

Hotel Universal Barcelona

One of the least expensive cheap hotels in Barcelona is the Hotel Universal. Located in the artsy Eixample area of Barcelona, this residential building shares the neighbourhood with a few of the famed architect Gaudi's more famous designs. All of the 18 rooms come with TV, telephone, controlled heating and private bath. Rates from € 45 to € 70. Located at Arago, 281. Tel +34 93 487 97 62.

Hostal Orleans

If you're looking for a coastal location that lets you walk to the sites (and doesn't break your budget), the Hostal Orleans only a five minute walk from the Picasso Museum and ten minutes to the top of the Ramblas. All the rooms have their own TV, telephone and private bath. Located at Avenida Marques de Argentera, 13. Rates range from €45 to €65. Tel +34 93 319 73 82.

Hostal Mare Nostrum

If you are able to book in advance, be sure to book the Hostal Mare Nostrum. This two star hotel offers a terrific location on the Ramblas, clean rooms, 24 hour reception and breakfast. Plus, pop music is piped into each of the rooms (don't worry; you can turn it on and off). All rooms include TV, telephone and air conditioning. Located at Ramblas, 67, but come in through Sant Pau, 2. Prices from €56 to €120. Tel +34 93 318 53 40.