Hostal Grau: Your Eco-Friendly Home in Barcelona

Experience the charm of Barcelona at Hostal Grau, a sanctuary steeped in history and committed to sustainability. Established within a heritage building dating back to 1862, Hostal Grau evolved from a beloved guesthouse to a modern retreat that honors its rich past. Here, each guest is treated to an experience that feels like a second home, complete with the welcoming aroma of Mediterranean landscapes.

At Hostal Grau, the philosophy is simple yet profound: the Earth is everyone’s home. This commitment is reflected in their dedication to offering a completely sustainable stay, ensuring that every aspect of your visit contributes to environmental stewardship without compromising on comfort.

Guests can indulge in a complimentary morning ritual featuring organic coffee, homemade pastries, and fresh fruit. Explore the city, then return to the comfort of the hotel to unwind with a glass of organic wine or vermouth at the Honesty Bar, open until 11 PM.

For those seeking a unique perspective, the “El Terrat” rooftop opens in June, offering breathtaking views of the cityscape. Whether starting your morning with panoramic views or unwinding after a day’s exploration, Hostal Grau provides a distinctly authentic and memorable Barcelona experience.

Rita AinsworthRita Ainsworth
17:09 17 May 24
I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The hotel is in a perfect spot to explore any part of the city either on foot or by catching metro.The room we stayed in (407) was very spacious and quiet with comfortable mattress. The hotel overall is very nicely designed and the people working there super nice. I'll definitely stay there again and can recommend it to anyone visiting the city. Thank you!
Thomas van DaalThomas van Daal
08:11 07 May 24
This hotel was a great surprise to us. It felt like an oasis of rest amidst the buzzing old centre of Barcelona. The rooms looked great and the staff was always friendly and helpful (even at 6 in the morning ;-). A rare mix of cool design and sustainability. We had an apartment with 2 rooms for our kids and us. A small kitchen and living room made hanging out there a pleasure
Sally PalfreemanSally Palfreeman
06:48 29 Apr 24
What a great place, it was a recommendation from a friend and a perfect retreat after a conference I attended.Love the boho chic decor, the kitchen communal area for a kick start to the day or a relax after walking my 19k steps that day.Really great location in the heart of it all and the staff very friendly and happy to help in any way.
David PhillipsDavid Phillips
21:21 11 Mar 24
Can't say enough good things about this hotel. Definitely the nicest '2 star' hotel I've ever stayed in. The room was comfortable for 3 adults and the balconies 3 floors up were delightful. We actually enjoyed the sounds from the street and would keep a door open when we weren't sleeping to enjoy it.Just can't beat the location. Lots of sights, cafes and restaurants within a 10 minute walk. At the end of the day you know you are home when you see the palm tree in the little plaza.The public areas of the hotel are quite inviting. Highly recommended for anyone traveling with a toddler. The play room is super cute! There is complimentary chilled or hot water with tea. An honor bar. A big table to spread out and enjoy a meal or plan a big day.Adding on the bouquet of flowers is definitely worth it.
Koos WurzerKoos Wurzer
07:27 24 Feb 24
This small boutique hotel in the middle of the lively city center has probably been the best hotel experience I’ve had. You’re right at the center of everything but the moment you step into the hotel, you’re at easy. It’s small, very stylish in terms of interior design and you instantly feel at home. The staff is great, super friendly, willing to help and provide tips for restaurants etc. (also, you can drop them a message in WhatsApp very easily, super quick response). We were in the apartment, with two kids, and it was perfect, again, great styling, but (very important) comfortable beds (!!) a welcome message from the team, everything super clean… perfection.Next morning, the breakfast was one of the best hotel breakfasts I’ve ever had (and I’ve been in tons of hotels). Eggs made on the spot by the super friendly breakfast chef, really incredible.I would definitely recommend staying in this exceptional hotel to everybody.Thanks for the unforgettable stay.
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Boutique Hotel
26 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • Eco-conscious, fully sustainable hotel practices
  • Complimentary organic breakfast with homemade pastries
  • Carefully preserved architecture blending old and new elements
  • Vibrant rooftop, "El Terrat," with stunning city views
  • Warm, family-like hospitality in every interaction
  • Strategic location in the heart of bustling Barcelona

 

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Rooms Overview

At Hostal Grau, each of the 26 rooms and apartments brims with character and history, promising an experience tailored just for you, whether for a few nights or an extended stay. Embrace the essence of Barcelona in spaces that meld natural Mediterranean decor with thoughtful, spacious designs, ensuring a stay that feels both luxuriously comfortable and intimately personal.

Double Room

2 guests View into the city View into the courtyard View into the garden

Hostal Grau’s Double Room offers a cozy sanctuary for one or two guests, featuring either a plush double bed or twin beds, each adorned with an organic Cocomat mattress. Enjoy views of bustling Barcelona or the serene vertical garden. The room, sized between 15-18 m², includes a natural stone-based shower, seasonal duvets, and a comfortable work desk, ensuring a stay filled with comfort and elegance.

Superior Room

2-3 guests Balcony View into the city

The Superior Room melds spacious elegance with choice, offering views either from a double balcony overlooking Barcelona or the tranquil interior. Sized 22-25 m², these rooms can accommodate up to three guests with double or twin beds plus a sofa bed, all featuring organic Cocomat mattresses. Enjoy refined comfort with a bespoke natural stone shower, tailored bedding, and thoughtful amenities.

Deluxe Room

2-3 guests Private terrace View into the courtyard View into the garden

Discover the Deluxe Room, a spacious retreat of 40 m² with natural wooden floors and three windows offering serene views over a lush vertical garden and courtyard. One Deluxe Room includes a private interior terrace, perfect for relaxation or a pet-friendly stay. Enjoy the luxury of light-filled afternoons, a large, comfortable bed, and ample amenities for a truly indulgent experience.

Off Room

2 guests Reduce mobility friendly View into the city

The Off Room at Hostal Grau caters uniquely to those with electromagnetic sensitivity, ensuring a restful stay with reduced electromagnetic radiation. This special 25 m² room features a double bed with an organic Naturalmat mattress, organic cotton sheets, and thoughtful amenities, including low-emission green Wi-Fi. Enjoy the serenity with modern comforts and a natural stone shower.

Family Studio

2-4 guests Kitchenette Private access View into the garden

Explore Barcelona with your family from the comfort of the Family Studio. This tranquil space overlooks a lush vertical garden and features a double bedroom, full bathroom, and a living area with a sofa bed. Complete with a kitchenette and dining table, it’s ideal for longer stays. Double-glazed windows ensure a peaceful environment for both relaxation and work.

Apartments

2-5 guests Balcony Equipped kitchen View into the city View into the garden

Experience the ultimate convenience and comfort in Hostal Grau’s Apartments, perfect for both work and relaxation. Ranging from 45-55 m², each apartment features one or two bedrooms, a living-dining area, and a fully-equipped kitchen. Enjoy the privacy of an independent entrance, organic amenities, and scenic balconies. Ideal for stays between 2-5 guests, these apartments offer a seamless blend of home comforts and city living.

Studio

2 guests Balcony Kitchenette View into the city

The Studio offers a bright, street-facing retreat with a small balcony, perfect for soaking up the city vibe. This efficiently designed space includes a kitchenette, a desk that doubles as a dining bar, and cozy armchairs for reading. Enjoy modern comforts like high-speed Wi-Fi and a natural stone shower, making it an ideal urban haven for both short and extended stays.

Services and facilities

City-center
Eco-friendly
Heritage
Pets friendly
UNESCO Site
Winter sun
24-hour Reception Operation
Air conditioning
Airport / Port Transfer Service - Extra Charge
Bar
Concierge
Elevator
Family rooms
Garden
Kitchenette corner
Lounge
Non smoking rooms
Parking
Soundproofing
Terrace
Wi-Fi
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Taste the flavors

Breakfast

Start your day at Hostal Grau with a homemade breakfast crafted fresh each morning. From 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., savor a selection of organic coffees and teas, seasonal fruits, and vegan pastries. Indulge in Catalan sausages, local cheeses, and sourdough bread from a neighborhood bakery, all served in a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere.

The Kitchen

Experience the exclusivity of Hostal Grau’s private kitchen, perfect for groups of 6 to 14. Skip the restaurant reservations and enjoy a meal in a relaxed, intimate setting. Savor homemade dishes crafted on the spot to suit your group’s preferences, complete with a sweet finale. It’s all the comfort of home without any of the hassle.

Honesty Bar

Step into the serene Honesty Bar, a cozy nook where you can unwind after a day exploring Barcelona. Choose from local wines, craft beers, and artisan vermouth, jotting down your selection to settle later. Complement your drink with snacks or a curated cheese plate, available until 11:00 PM in this peaceful, trust-based setting.

El Terrat

Ascend to “El Terrat” atop Hostal Grau, open from June, where the pulse of Barcelona’s rooftops meets tranquil luxury from 5 PM to 11 PM. Sip organic wines, craft beers, and artisan cocktails paired perfectly with a selection of tapas like traditional pa amb tomàquet and a variety of cheeses.

About sustainability

Olive

The Olive Tree is often a symbol of success, as sustainability seems embedded into the property’s identity and DNA.

  • LEED Gold Certification: Hostal Grau follows stringent environmental standards, emphasizing sustainability in its renovation.
  • Eco-Friendly Materials and Practices: Uses recycled materials, FSC-certified wood, ecological paints, and chemical-free cleaning products.
  • Organic Comforts: All bedding and furniture are made from natural, organic materials.
  • Advanced Air Quality: Features cutting-edge Wellis air purifiers with OH radicals for superior indoor air purification.
  • Waste Management: Implements the three "Rs" - Reduce, Reuse, Recover - to minimize waste and support recycling efforts.
  • Community and Mobility: Encourages eco-friendly transportation options and actively collaborates with social organizations.

Explore the location

Step outside the welcoming doors of Hostal Grau and immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of El Raval, a neighborhood in the heart of Barcelona bursting with character and life. Tucked away from the city’s main thoroughfares, El Raval offers a unique blend of artistic flair and historical charm, making it a treasure trove for explorers and culture enthusiasts alike.

Explore Barcelona like a local!

Right across from Hostal Grau, indulge in delectable chocolate bonbons and gluten-free cakes, perfect for a sweet start to your adventure. Wander further to discover quaint cafes and eateries, each brimming with personality and offering a taste of local cuisine. Continue your stroll to encounter a picturesque square framed by arcades, where the Central del Raval, a beloved bookshop-café, invites you in. Its enchanting courtyard is an ideal spot for a leisurely break.

El Raval is not just about quiet corners; it's also a stone’s throw from some of Barcelona’s most iconic sights. The bustling La Rambla, the colorful Boqueria Market, and the stunning modernist architecture of Palau Güell are all within walking distance. Whether you’re seeking culinary delights, artistic expression, or architectural wonders, El Raval offers an authentic slice of Barcelona right at the doorstep of Hostal Grau.

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