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Leading Short Term Rentals Company Reveal How to do Barcelona on a Budget

According to recent research from a leading apartment rental site, Barcelona is the number one holiday destination of choice for British summer holidaymakers. Only-apartments released the information in a recent infographic that saw the Catalonian capital take the crown in a runaway victory. To help UK travellers make the most of their time in the popular Spanish city, Only-apartments has released an insider’s guide to doing Barcelona on a budget.


Alon Eldar, CEO of Only-apartments said, “Drawing on booking stats from June, July and August, we were able to conclude that Barcelona is the holiday destination of choice for the majority of sun seeking British travellers! To maximise fun and minimise spend, we’re offering some great tips on how to explore the vibrant city without racking up a mammoth bill.”

With a London to Barcelona flight time of just two hours, the city is a fantastic choice for weekend getaways and those travelling with young children. To secure the best possible deal on flights, trawling the web using quote compare sites such as Skyscanner is always recommended. While high season offers the hottest temperatures, holidaymakers hitting Barcelona during low or shoulder seasons enjoy cheaper flights, thinned crowds and lowered prices across the city.

Like any holiday, accommodation is another major expense. For cost effective accommodation that doesn’t compromise on quality, Only-apartments is a must visit site for any Barcelona bound holidaymaker. The company is based in Barcelona and currently lists 1521 apartments peppered across the city, with prices and guest capacities to suit every traveller.

For couples on the search for intimate and affordable accommodation, Only-apartments has a huge range of studio listings. Located in the ultra-hip neighbourhood of Poble Sec, cosy apartments such as Studio15 are an absolute steal at just €52 per night. At the other end of the scale are spacious and sprawling multi-room listings. 160m2 Casa Gotico is situated in the heart of the El Born Barrio district, an area famous for its stylish bars, restaurants and boutiques. Five double bedrooms sleep up to 10 guests which make the apartment perfect for those travelling with extended family or as a large group of friends. And with prices starting at just €108 per night, guests will be left with more cash to enjoy the delights of the local neighbourhood.

Attractions are another weighty expense and while some famous sites such as Sagrada Familia charge a hefty entrance fee, others are completely free. Barcelona boasts a huge number of budget friendly attractions. Entrance to the public zone of Gaudi’s quirky Park Guell is 100% free while admission to the Museu Nacional d’Art de la Catalunya is waived after 3pm on Saturdays. Spend hours on end wandering around Parc de la Ciutadella, people watch on Las Ramblas or spend the day soaking up the Sunshine on Barcelona Beach.

Despite common misconception, a trip to Barcelona doesn’t have to break the bank. With a comprehensive flight search, cost effective Only-apartments accommodation and a handful of free activities thrown into the mix, Barcelona is an affordable destination for even the thriftiest of holidaymakers.


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