Is Barcelona Expensive?

Is Barcelona expensive to visit?

Barcelona is a moderately priced destination with an average daily cost of $167. Compared to the rest of Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It's ranked in the top 50% of cities in Europe for its travel costs, comparable to places like Birmingham and Florence.



Barcelona, Spain

How expensive is Barcelona?

On average, visitors spend about $167 per day when visiting Barcelona (U.S. Dollars). Two travelers together would spend an average of $333 per day. Prices vary dramatically by travel style and length of trip, but if you stay at moderately priced hotels, eat at affordable restaurants, and use public transportation when possible, you can expect to stay close to this budget. See more travel costs for Barcelona here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Barcelona?

A weekend trip to Barcelona costs about $500 per person on average, based on the previous expenses of other travelers. This includes accommodation, sightseeting activities, transportation, food, and nightlife. For two people, a weekend trip costs $1,000.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Barcelona?

Based on the travel expenses of others, a one week trip to Barcelona costs around $1,167 on average, per person. This includes food, sightseeing, local transportation, accommodation, and nightlife. For two people, a one week trip costs $2,334.



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Is it expensive to backpack in Barcelona?

With more than 80 hostels around town, Barcelona is a very popular backpacker destination. Hostels usually cost around $30 per night. There's a wide range in prices though, with the cheapest beds costing about $10 and the most expensive rooms costing about $142. (See hostel prices in Barcelona here.)

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Barcelona.

  • $19 for a dorm bed at St Christopher's Barcelona
  • $27 for a dorm bed at Kabul Party Hostel Barcelona
  • $19 for a dorm bed at Mediterranean Youth Hostel

Are hotels expensive in Barcelona?

Hotel prices in Barcelona are moderately priced and fairly even compared to hotels in other cities. You can expect to spend about $125 per night for a room on average. There are around 49 five star hotels in the city and they average $222 per night. Three star hotels average $159 a night and two star hotels average $78 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Barcelona
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 49 $222
4 stars 374 $147
3 stars 602 $159
2 stars 250 $78
1 star 200 $136
No rating 81 $194

Carrer Elisabets 11, Barcelona
Overall Rating 9.6
C/ Boria ,24-26, Barcelona
Overall Rating 9.5


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How expensive are sightseeing activities in Barcelona?

Activities and things to do in Barcelona can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $36 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is more than the country's average of $29.


Name Price
The Sagrada Família €26
Parc Güell €26
Montjuïc Castle €12
The Gothic Quarter Free
Casa Milà €25
Bogatell Beach Free
La Barceloneta Beach Free
The Labyrinth Park of Horta €2.25
Camp Nou €28
The Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA) €7
The Palace of Catalan Music €20
Boqueria Market Free
Las Ramblas Free
Plaça del Rei Free
Casa Batlló €29
The Barcelona Cathedral €11
The Monastery of Pedralbes €5
The Museu Picasso de Barcelona €30
The National Art Museum of Catalonia €12

    • The Ultimate Old Town Tour in Barcelona: $90
    • Montserrat Private Tour from Barcelona with Pick-up: $159
    • Private Photo Tour & Workshop - Barcelona Photo Experience: $88
    • Montserrat Full Day Tour with Farmhouse Lunch and Winery Visit: $143
    • Beach Bike Tour Barcelona: $38
    • Barcelona Gothic Quarter Old Town Tour: $72
    • Sunset cruise with open bar of cava : $62
    • Night Tour of Barcelona by Sidecar Motorcycle: $166

    Is food expensive in Barcelona?

    Food in Barcelona can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $35 on food per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $42. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    • Paella Cooking Class overviewing Las Ramblas: $105
    • Catamaran Sunset with Drinks&Snacks Small Group w/optional Dinner: $98
    • Pizza Boat Trip by Night in Barcelona: $87
    • Barcelona Street Food Tour: Local Market & Gothic Quarter with Expert Guide: $43
    • Barcelona : Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Exclusive Tour: $76
    • Guided Food Tour with Tapas and Dinner in El Born Barcelona: $87

    Is transportation expensive in Barcelona?

    Local transportation in Barcelona can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $20 on local transportation per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $29. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.



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