Casa Camper

room interior, Casa Camper Hotel Barcelona

Camper may be famous for its shoes, but you’re not necessarily staying in a shoebox here (yuk, yuk). 

Housed in a couple of old buildings on the fabulous Carrer d’Elisabets, Casa Camper is in a prime El Raval address. There are numerous cafés, boutiques, and galleries within a couple of blocks.

rooftop 'rain machine' at Casa Camper Barcelona

With only 40 rooms, Casa Camper reserves most of its space for guests – you need to be buzzed into the lobby – and provides a 24-hour buffet with sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, coffee and the like in the lobby area and at the pleasant rooftop terrace. Plus there’s an honesty bar and a ‘rain machine’ under which you can cool off on a hot day. There’s no pool though.

Casa Camper bed

Rooms are…interesting.

The ‘Garden’ rooms (pictured) are actually two rooms. The main bedroom area has a bathroom that faces into an internal courtyard, which provides some natural light. (The courtyard isn’t accessible, so you’re unlikely to get a nasty surprise when you’re bathing). And across the hallway is another small room with a sofa, flat screen TV and hammock, and a tiny balcony overlooking the street.

It is an unusual arrangement, though may work well if your travel companion is a compulsive late-night TV junkie, I guess.

‘City’ rooms are in the other building – access is via lifts with doors on both sides – and are more regular all-in-one affairs.

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What’s Nearby

Metro Catalunya – 350m

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) – 200m

Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona (CCCB) – 250m

La Rambla – 250m

Plaza Catalunya – 400m

La Boqueria Market – 500m

Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi – 600m

Barcelona Cathedral – 750m

Palau Güell – 850m

Palau de la Música Catalana – 850m

Sant Antoni Market – 950m

Barcelona History Museum Plaça del Rei – 950m