Barcelona, Spain

Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

Rates from (inc tax)$119.36

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21EUR), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Creatives’ crash pad


Former textile factory

Flanked by classic brick buildings, charcoal-colored Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel is a boutique stay for the effortlessly hip. There’s an industrial edge to the bright and modern rooms, and panoramic views of Barcelona from the poolside rooftop bar. 

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Need to know


56, including one suite


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Guests arriving early or leaving late can store their luggage.


Double rooms from $119.36 (€110), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €0.72 per person per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR120.60), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually exclude breakfast (€14 per adult and €11 per child). Wine o'clock (free wine and cheese) is held in the lobby from 8pm to 9pm daily.


Ask in advance to borrow the hotel’s Finna bikes, and enjoy a cycle around the city.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, swimming pool, and small fitness centre. In rooms: TV, minibar with free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms have light charcoal walls, mustard-coloured bedding, handcrafted wooden chairs and cupboards, and hanging filament bulbs scattered throughout. The Yurbban Double with Terrace has a bird’s-eye view of the neighbourhood from its wooden-decked outside lounge space; the deckchairs are perfect for curling up to read, enjoying the sunshine, or surveying the city skyline with a minibar-made drink in hand.


The rooftop pool-with-a-view is on the eighth-floor terrace, which gives it a considerable vantage point over other Barcelona buildings. Glass panels line the edge of the terrace, so the panoramic city views are totally uninterrupted. The petite pool is surrounded by double-bed-sized white leather sun loungers, and the pale grey wood terrace has additional seating areas for drinks and tapas.

Packing tips

Bring classically chic swimsuits for sunning yourself by the rooftop pool and stylishly sturdy sandals for exploring the city.


The hotel has two fully-accessible guest rooms.


Children of all ages are welcome, but the hotel is best suited to over-13s. Extra beds are €25 a night, and baby cots can be provided for free.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

For the best view, try to snag the corner table on the rooftop: it’s tucked away behind the pool, and just out of sight as you climb the stairs. Indoors, there’s a large wooden table for groups, and romantic bar seating too.

Dress Code

Don your casually cool holiday gear here during the day, and kick it up a notch when the music starts in the evenings with heels for Mrs Smith and a jazzy shirt from local Brava Fabrics for Mr Smith.

Hotel restaurant

El Panarra serves up salads, tapas, and Spanish-style sandwiches on artisan breads. There’s plenty of indoor seating, but we especially like lunching on the sun-dappled outdoor patio; you can order meals to the rooftop, too. Breakfast includes pa amb tomàquet (rustic bread toasted and rubbed with tomato), a selection of cheese and cold cuts of botifarra sausages, made-to-order omelettes, refreshing juices (try an ‘energizing’ or ‘hangover-cure’ juice, as needed) and perk-you-up coffees. Don’t miss the pain au chocolat, served Catalan style with olive oil and sea salt. 

Hotel bar

The main bar area is part of the restaurant. In the warmer months, the poolside rootop bar is open, too, with its panoramic views of Barcelona and quite the cocktail menu. Cool off with a something ice-cold and minty in the mid-day sun, or share a bottle of local wine under the twinkling city skyline at night.  

Last orders

Order lunch from 1pm to 4pm and dinner from 8pm to 11pm. Breakfast is served from 7am to 11am.

Room service

There’s no room service, but you can bring breakfast up to your private terrace and there’s an in-room minibar stocked with goodies for when late night hunger strikes.


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Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
Carrer de Trafalgar, 30


Barcelona Airport is 25 minutes away by car; arrange a private transfer with the hotel for around €80 each way, or taxis generally cost around €35 each way. You can also take the Aerobus to Plaça de Catalunya, which is 600 metres from the hotel; tickets cost €5.95. Girona Airport, 75 minutes away by car, is the next closest airport; private transfers cost €250 each way.


Sants Station is 20 minutes away by car; arrange a private transfer with the hotel for €70 each way.


On-site parking is available for €18 a day, but we think the hustle and bustle of Barcelona is best enjoyed when not behind a steering wheel.

Worth getting out of bed for

Shopping opportunites abound on nearby Passeig de Gràcia: pick up quirkily patterned shirts and dresses at Brava and squee-worthy duds for little Smiths at Picnik. If you’re more in the mood for food-based browsing, head to traditional food market La Boqueria. There’s no shortage of Gaudí-sights to see, especially if it’s your first time in the city: La Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell and Casa Batlló should definitely be on your to-visit list. When you’ve exhausted your limbs walking around the city, turn to Aire de Barcelona Spa for a pampering hammam treatment. 

Relax with a stroll around city-central botanical spot Jardins de Mossen Costa i Llobera at the sea-facing foot of Montjuïc and marvel at the strange greenery, including rare cacti and palm trees. 

Local restaurants

In the Catalan capital, the diminutive king of dining is undeniably the tapas plate. To get our fill, we like brick-walled and wood-beamed Llamber Restaurant, (5 Carrer de la Fusina, +34 933 19 6250) which serves them with a modern twist. At theatrical tapas bar Tickets (164 Avinguda del Paral·lel), dishes are served with drama, flair and a touch of whimsy. For an international angle, look to the dishes at Elsa y Fred (11 Carrer del Rec Comtal, +34 93 501 6611), which include salmon sashimi, and tiny, seven-tabled Bar Casa Xica: its owners are keen travellers to London and Japan and have created an Asian-Catalan cuisine hybrid. Casa Lolea (49 Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, +34 936 24 1016) pours vermouth with their tapas, and standing-room-only Quimet y Quimet (25 Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes +34 934 42 31 42) is worth the queue.

When you’ve had your fill of tiny sharing plates, make your way to Mercer Hotel Barcelona’s Dine Kresios, where Chef Guiseppe Iannotti serves modernised Mediterranean classics. For Michelin stars, make time for the 14- or 21-course tasting menu at ABaC Restaurant & Hotel, which includes Iberian suckling pig paired with mango tatin and bamboo-steamed foie gras. 

Local cafés

Stop by specialty roasters Nomad Coffee (12 Passatge de Sert, +34 628 56 6235) for a silky smooth pick-me-up; you can buy a bag of beans to take home with you, too. Just two minutes’ walk from La Sagrada Familia, Le Coq and the Burg (8 Avinguda De Gaudí, +34 934 33 0908) is the place to go for egg-based brunches, mouthwatering burgers and cafés con leche.


Local bars

Hidden away on a narrow street near Palau de la Música, the Antic Teatre Espai de Creació is a creative space used as a watering-hole for many locals; it also hosts a range of shows, including music and dance performances and a cinema series. For natural and biodynamic wines, check out Can Cisa (Bar Brutal) (14 Carrer de la Princesa, +34 932 954 797) or Bar del Pla (+34 932 683 003). 


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in the Catalan capital and unpacked their colourful new frocks, a full account of their laid-back luxury break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick postcard from Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel in Barcelona…

It’s the ultimate holiday dilemma: do we take our leisurely Spanish breakfast on the sun-dappled garden terrace, the city-view rooftop, or our private balcony? If only we had a café con leche already in hand to help our morning brains. Luckily, we’ve plenty of time to sample each setting, so we head down to the tropical garden terrace to break our fast.

After fueling up for the day, we take the hotel’s Finna bikes for a zip to the botanical gardens, before heading back to the rooftop terrace pool to make the most of the Catalan sunshine. Cocktails later, (three?) dusk is settling on the city, and the rooftop music starts to take off in style, so we dry off and switch sartorial gears (swapping Esther Williams inspired swimwear for our laid-back summer date best) and return to the eighth floor terrace for tapas with a view of the shimmering Catalan capital.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Roof terrace and plunge pool, design and jars of sweeties. Recommend breakfast at Quim in the market

Don’t expect

Cheap cocktails


Stayed on 27 Aug 2016

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