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First Time to Barcelona Help!!

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First Time to Barcelona Help!!

Looking at going in April 2011 for 3 nights for a friends 50th Birthday possibility of 8 people travelling, all with various budgets. Looked at some hotels then thought an apartment might be better and may be cheaper.

I would be quite happy to stay out of they city and travel in on public transport. A work colleague suggested staying further afield (Malgrat - looks to far out for my liking).

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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1. Re: First Time to Barcelona Help!!

What are your budget expectations, are you looking all to stay together, therefore going with the lowest option or splitting up to suit taste and budgets. An Apartment could be an ideal option (depending on how much you are willing to pay) but having had experience of staying in apartments with mixed groups unless you know each other very well it can be quite stressful. especially as if you have a demanding member of the group there is no escape, trust me on this one!

Staying outside of Barcelona would work if you wanted to do Day trips to Barcelona, public transport is very good. My opinion, for what it's worth is if you want to go to Barcelona stay in Barcelona. Just post your budget requirement and no doubt you will get loads of info and recommends off this site there are loads of options for all pockets. Booking.com/ venere/hotels.com are all useful as they give you a price choice, then you can do the research on the hotel.

Hope this helps

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2. Re: First Time to Barcelona Help!!

With such a short visit why spend time commuting? you have lots of time to find suitable housing.

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3. Re: First Time to Barcelona Help!!

Stay in City center. Wonderful to walk around in the evening & back to hotel. Check out Hotel Turin. They even have a private patio so you could bring some wine/cheese & have your own gathering.

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4. Re: First Time to Barcelona Help!!

Hola Hudpud!

Stay central save on the extra transport costs and maybe book two adjoining apartments so you arent all squashed together?

Hope you are around for 23 april - sant jordi's day although you might know him better as you saint george, he killed a dragon just down the road from Barcelona. Ladies get red roses men get books as gifts and the whole city is full of celebrations.

Happy apartment hunting!

Bon viatge!


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