Barcelona Short Term Accommodation

These apartments and flats for rent are for Barcelona short term accommodation, and are often used for holiday rentals. However, if you’re relocating to Barcelona, it’s not a bad idea to rent a flat for the short term (two weeks to one month), while you’re finding a flat to rent for the longer term.

This is a good option particularly if you have a family, as it’s much more flexible than staying in a hotel. It reduces the pressure to find long-term accommodation and therefore removes a lot of the stress. When booking explain your situation and companies will often let you reserve a flat for a few weeks with the option to leave early. If you find your ideal home quickly, that’s a great option.

Short term rentals cover a minimum of one day to a maximum of a few months. Flats are fully equipped and in most cases also provide linen and bedding within the total cost. Although one or two quote this as an extra fee. Likewise, Bed and Breakfast accommodation is also an option for short term stays.

For luxury short term accommodation in Barcelona, check out my page on Barcelona’s best 5-star hotels.

Barcelona Short Term Accommodation

Friendly Rentals

Friendly Rentals are short to medium-term property rental specialists with flats for rent in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville and other European cities. Their rental apartments cater for both holiday rentals and for longer term rentals up to a maximum of 11 months.

The flats and apartments are fully furnished and equipped with everything that you could need for your holiday or longer stay. Their Friendly Rentals logowebsite shows good photographs and a clear description of each flat, including its facilities and location. Book instantly online from their website. Whether you’re a single person travelling for work or a family on holiday, they have plenty of quality flats for rent in Barcelona – from small studios to larger apartments suitable for families or groups.

HomeAway holiday rentals


Formerly HomeAway, Vrbo is international, and their selection of Barcelona short term accommodation is very good. They have high standards and offer good quality accommodation with character. Their website is very easy to use and gives full details for each property. You deal direct with the owner and can ask questions prior to booking.

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Plum Guide

Plum Guide offer a select set of short term vacation apartments in various cities, including Barcelona. Their apartments are very stylish and spacious, and full of character. They reflect the traditional Barcelona apartment with mosaic floors and large windows. Their website is nicely designed and easy to use – it’s available in four languages and you can pay in various currencies.



Click&Flat are an agency that offer good quality apartments for rent in Barcelona. They are focused on short term and holiday rentals, even in the off-peak season. They have a section of reviews and ratings from previous guests.

ChicRoom holiday rental property


ChicRoom offer a wide variety of holiday apartments in Barcelona, as well as the Costa Brava, Costa Maresme and the Pyrenees. Prices range from the affordable to the more luxury. Some of their exclusive apartment rentals have a private sauna and personal assistant. They give special offers during the low season.

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Feel at Home

Feel at Home Barcelona offer good quality short term rentals in Plaça Espanya, Gràcia and Poblenou. Their apartments are of a high standard and fully equipped. A weekly cleaning service is provided for stays longer than 7 nights (more frequently on request). Their Plaça España flats are ideally located for conferences held at Fira de Barcelona.


This company is ubiquitous now, but airbnb is very useful for short term rentals because you have the option of renting a private room in a shared house, or a flat for your own use. There are many illegal holiday rentals in Barcelona city, so be sure the accommodation advertised has a holiday rental licence. This licence is required for all rentals of less than one month.

How to Rent in Barcelona

How to Rent in Barcelona is my ebook explaining the rental process for long term rentals in Barcelona and Catalonia. By understanding the system, you will be much better prepared to find and rent the right property. It includes:

•  Questions to ask when viewing properties
•  What you will need to pay: fees, deposits…
•  Your responsibilities when renting
•  The reservation process
•  An explanation of a standard rental contract

More info and how to download…

How to Rent in Barcelona ebook