Enjoy an evening game at the home of Catalan football without the stress of having to travel far across the city afterwards.
The Nou Camp is the famous football stadium in Barcelona, a venue that attracts people from all over Catalonia, Spain, and the wider world. As you might expect, it’s extremely popular among tourists. But where should you stay if you’re on a budget? The stadium is located in the largely residential Les Corts neighbourhood but there are a few hotels within walking distance.
Hotels within walking distance
The Hotel NH Barcelona Stadium overlooks both the stadium and the El Diagonal thoroughfare. The modern hotel offers free WiFi, a gym and seasonal rooftop pool with wonderful views of Montjuic. The air-conditioned rooms have flat-screen satellite TV, minibar and a pillow menu so you can select what you need for a perfect night’s sleep.
Also within walking distance of the stadium is the Senator Barcelona, just 500 metres to the west and close to the Collblanc metro station. The hotel’s best feature is a well-equipped spa that offers Turkish baths, hot tubs, Roman and Indian baths, ice caves and saunas. Various kinds of massages and beauty treatments are also available.
A third hotel within a 10-minute walk of the Camp Nou is the stylish Sofia. The hotel’s on-site restaurants include the internationally-inspired IMPAR Restaurant, and the Be So Restaurant. Guests can also enjoy a coffee and fresh pastry from the Philosofia book cafe.
Hotels a little further afield
The Hotel Medium Prisma is just 1.6 miles from the Nou Camp. As a result, it’s one of the most sought-after cheap hotels in the area, popular with locals and tourists alike. The hotel offers many essential amenities including a breakfast buffet, concierge service, family rooms and air conditioning. After you’ve been to see a match at the Nou Camp, you can come back to the minibar for a drink and catch up on all the highlights on your hotel room TV.
The Barcelona Century Hotel is located 1.7 miles from the Nou Camp in the district of Eixample. The area is incredibly opulent, and the hotel is flanked on all side by designer shops, impressive five-star hotels and modern buildings. If you love architecture and high rollers but are on a budget, then this is the hotel for you.
The Hotel Aneto is another basic, cheap hotel designed for people who just want to see the football and explore the city of Barcelona on their own terms. The hotel has WiFi and air conditioning, but that’s it, allowing it to offer some of the most competitive prices in all of Barcelona. The El Raval neighbourhood was once considered rough, but since then it has been reinvigorated, following the growth of its nightlife and independent stores. The local area has an authentic feel, making it a great place to experience what it’s really like to live as a Barcelonan.