Need to know
60, including two suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $219.44 (€195), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.21 per person per night on check-out.
Room rates don’t usually include breakfast, but the buffet spread (€19 for adults, €15 for kids) and à la carte Catalan breakfast options are worth the few extra euros.
If you’re wondering whether Yurbban is a word from old Catalan, it's actually a blend of ‘young’ and ‘urban’. The ‘passage’ part of the hotel’s name refers to the passageway that runs underneath the building. Dating back to 1878, this alley was once the haunt of craftsmen and merchants, who likely used it to peddle their wares.
At the hotel
Spa with a sauna, lounge area with a library and shuffleboard, roof terrace, gym, laundry and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: 49” flatscreen TV, minibar, Nespresso machine, tea-making facilities, a yoga mat, free bottled water and exclusive bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The Yurbban Suite with Terrace, which has (you guessed it) a roomy terrace with a sunlounger, seating area and a view over the surrounding rooftops. Back inside, there’s a living area with a turntable and a spacious bedroom. The Double Interior is a less extravagant option, but it still has the luxurious finish of the larger rooms. It’s also set back from the street, saving you from any nighttime noise.
The hotel has two pools. One is on the roof terrace, affording swimmers a panoramic view of the city. It’s unheated and flanked on one side by sunloungers and parasols. The second, smaller pool is in the spa area, and has a high, arched ceiling and smooth stone walls. This one’s heated, has lounge beds round the outside and is adults-only, making it a peaceful place to cool off after a day in the busy streets. The spa pool is for guests 16-and-older only.
The spa is in the same area as the pool, and contains a sauna, a hammam, and three treatment rooms. There’s a varied menu of treatments, including facials designed to offset the effects of sun and saltwater, and massages to enliven tired legs. The spa products produced for the hotel are very ethically minded, too: they’re suitable for vegans, free from animal testing and kind to the environment. The hotel also has a gym fitted with the latest equipment.
Barcelona is a walking city, so forgo your fanciest footwear (at least during the day).
All of the public areas are wheelchair accessible, as are two of the Double Interior rooms.
Welcome, although the hotel is best suited to adults. Cots (free) can be added to all rooms. There are no extra beds at the hotel, but Triple rooms have sofa beds, as does the Suite with Terrace. It's 16-and-older only in the fitness centre, spa and pool.