Where to stay for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix

Our guide to the best places to stay in Barcelona and near Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix on May 7-9.


April 17 UPDATE: The 2021 Spanish Grand Prix will be held behind closed doors, with no spectators’ present. More information.

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There’s plenty of accommodation near the circuit, but we recommend staying in the centre of Barcelona, one of the world’s great cities. It’s easy enough to get to the circuit and you’ll have no shortage of things to do (not to mention restaurants & nightlife) away from the track. Another option is to stay in one of the resort towns on the Costa Brava and make a beach holiday out of it as well!


Barcelona Accommodation

The great thing about Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is its proximity to the center of Barcelona, meaning you have the perfect opportunity to enjoy a city break and an F1 getaway rolled into one. Barcelona has accommodation to suit every taste and budget, and prices are not as inflated on Grand Prix weekend as in some other cities. Renting an apartment is worth considering if you are travelling with friends and want to keep costs down. Airbnb is still big in Barcelona, despite a recent crackdown on “unlicensed apartments.” If you want to pull out all the stops, the city has more than its fair share of 5-star hotels and luxury villas available over the race weekend. The F1 teams will mostly be staying in hotels around the swanky Avinguda Diagonal and the Marina, so why not see if you can bag yourself a room right in the thick of it? We’ve listed some of the best places to stay below, from budget to luxury.

Sant Jordi Gracia

  • Stylish modern hostel with free Wi-Fi
  • Shared kitchen, free tea and coffee and large terrace
  • A bed in an 8-room dorm for €28 per night

Hostel One Paralelo

  • Free dinner every night and free Wi-Fi
  • 15 minutes’ walk from La Rambla
  • A bed in a 8-room mixed dormitory for €35 per night

Hotel Ibis Castelldefels

  • Close to El Prat airport
  • 10 minutes walk from the Castelldefels RENFE station with direct access to the circuit at Montmelo
  • Double room from €70 per night

Hotel BestPrice Gracia

  • Great location in the hip Gracia neighborhood
  • Double/twin room from €120 per night

STAY Eixample

  • Stylish apartments close to bars and restaurants
  • Apartment to sleep 4 adults from €165 per night

Hotel Catalonia Atenas

  • Next to metro and 3 stops from the centre
  • Double room from €150 per night

Hotel 1898

  • Great location on La Rambla
  • Heated rooftop pool
  • Classic double from €330 per night

Eurostars Grand Marina

  • Overlooking the port and just a 5 minute walk from La Rambla
  • Cool rooftop pool
  • Superior double or twin from €275 per night

Monument Hotel

  • Brand new hotel in beautiful historic buildoing
  • Great location on Paseo de Gracia
  • Deluxe double room from €335 per night

Where do you stay for the Spanish Grand Prix? Leave a comment below!

3 thoughts on “Where to stay for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix”

  1. Hey. I will be staying in the heart of the city that is Rambla during the race weekend. Can you please tell me what are the possible hotels the teams would be staying at? I searched the area you mentioned. But they’re quite too many to narrow down the options.
    Also, is it anyway possible to get a glimpse of drivers during their stay at the hotel? If yes, then what’s the best time to go see them?


    1. I’m not 100% sure. Some teams stay at the W Hotel. There was also teams staying at the AC Hotel by Marriott Barcelona Forum last year – but this is some distance from La Rambla.

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