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Overnight Layover in Barcelona airport - is it safe?

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Overnight Layover in Barcelona airport - is it safe?


My 19 year old daughter will be travelling to Mallorca in June and will arrive at the Barcelona airport alone at midnight, and not fly out until 8:35 the next morning.

Is it safe for her to stay in the airport for the 8 hours? I know she'll be tired and want to have a nap on a bench somewhere, and I just wonder how safe she will be? Is it worthwhile for her to get a taxi to a hotel nearby? Seems such an expense for such a short stay.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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1. Re: Overnight Layover in Barcelona airport - is it safe?


I myself would never sleep at a bench in the airport. Someone may take your belongings.

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2. Re: Overnight Layover in Barcelona airport - is it safe?

Look on www.sleepinginairports.net for hint and tips from other travellers

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3. Re: Overnight Layover in Barcelona airport - is it safe?

last time I "slept" in there was like 1 year ago. It is safe to stay, and there are security guards all over the place. Actually the only real worry about staying at the airport are security guards themselves, as they awake people who are getting "too comfortable" in benches or on the floor. There is a cafe/snackshop open 24/7 and wifi.

It was kind of quiet from 1am or so till 4:30am, with only security guards and some ppl also staying to sleep in the airport. From 4:30am there were ppl coming from outside for the first flights in the morning (which I believe are at 6:30am)

I didn't sleep much because there is no real place to do so, but it was as safe as it gets.

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4. Re: Overnight Layover in Barcelona airport - is it safe?

Hola Jane,

There is a hotel inside the airport, Air Rooms, but it's not cheap. I paid 160€ for it last summer. 10 min away, there is a hostel but with the minimum taxi charge of 20€, your daughter would end up paying a total of 50€ or so. Even then she might not get any sleep since she'd be sharing a room with other guests.

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