Axel Hotel Barcelona

Barcelona, Barcelona Spain

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Why Stay Here?

Axel Hotels is the first hotel chain aimed at the gay community. Each Axel Hotel is a liberal and tolerant place where everyone is welcome irrespective of their sexual orientation. We welcome, respect and value anyone who comes here without prejudice. has been in love with the Axel brand since its inception. We have followed the journey of the brand since its first hotel in Barcelona (currently there are now 2) with new properties in Berlin, the Canary Islands, Ibiza, Madrid, Miami Beach and more.

We love their CEO and his vision for the brand. This is a hotel brand FOR THE GAY COMMUNITY although all are welcome. And they do not shy away from the gay traveler. Their marketing is very bold as it is one of the very first brands to use LGBT individuals in almost all of their online and print images. It is a brand who knows the LGBT traveler. employees and VIP clients will always stay in Axel Hotels. We love them! And we love their product!


“One of the nicest hotels i have ever stayed it, just amazing and really recommended” -Idan, lIsrael

“Quality service amazing. the staff are definitely guest oriented. The room is very big with excellent quality of equipment. One point of improvement regarding the hours of room cleanliness a bite too late around 5.30 PM, it should be done earlier particularly when you come back to the hotel after a full day of city visit. I highly recommend this hotel.” -Vincent, Poland

“Everything ,but expecially the staff kindness , the interior decoration and the cleaness. A special thank to Daniel for his charming welcome and kindness. Very helpfull on looking for and booking a cosy restaurant in spite of late arrival” -Giancarlo, Italy

“The hotel is excellent. Everything was very nice. I had a big room and even though it had a balcony to the street I could not hear the traffic. The room was very clean. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The breakfast was the best I have ever had at a hotel and the roof top bar is a nice place to relax at night. I would definately like to come back in the spring or summer.” -Thomas, Denmark

“Clean and spacious room, with own balcony, good breakfast, friendly and helpful service” -Johan, Norway

“In the restaurant, the breakfast was adequate! My room was the one I wish to have and the staff bent over backwards to make my stay comfortable and were very attentive. It is like coming home every time I stay at Axel Barcelona, which I do three times per year. Only problem I had this time was faulty wifi in my room(306). I always recommend Axel whenever I can, and hope to stay many more times, next and coming years.” -Michael, United Kingdom

“Really good location , polite and helpful staff , lovely comfortable rooms , delicious breakfast and awesome roof top bar.” -Ed, United Kingdom

“Elegant lobby spectacular room, my room had a great balcony overlooking the front of the hotel on the fourth floor. It's a great hotel and the sky bar is awesome. Even in the cold were able to enjoy cocktails on the roof cause of the heaters. LGBT all the way!” -Angel, United States of America

“It was a very pleasant stay. I always choose Axel Barcelona. Great location and service. The staff is amazing! I would like to thank John for making my stay comfy and cozy. Thanks John!!! You are the best!” -Zhalgas, Kazakhstan


From the beginning, the team has taken care of the minutest details. First of all, its location in “Gayxample”, the heart of the Barcelona gay atmosphere, 10 minutes from the most stylish and cool places in the city. Faithful to the Axel concept - style, design, comfortable, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and good value for price - the Axel Hotel Barcelona has completely renovated design rooms and expansion on facilities.

Particularly in the area around Eixample stands out for its vibrant gay scene. There is a wide and varied range of fashionable clothes shop, bars, restaurants, cafés, night clubs, hairdressers, saunas etc., and all without having to set foot outside this diverse and cosmopolitan area. As we are right in the heart of the Gayxample, the Axel Hotel Barcelona staff will tell you all the latest about what´s on in the Barcelona gay scene so that you won´t miss a thing.

The 105 rooms combine the touch of decoration from Modernista with the warmth and elegance of the Mediterranean. His trendy spaces will become the urban meeting point of the Heterofriendly and gay audience in the city, offering the unique atmosphere with an environment full of designful elements. The main design concept, the harmonious combination of the past, the present and the future, is exposed from the beautiful façade to the small decoration details in the interior design.

Let your senses to be wooed at SkyBar, the roof top terrace bar with great views on Eixample area, another chic place to feel the cool grooves and enjoy the nightlife in Barcelona under the stars on winter and summer nights. After a hectic day or a stressful week, give yourself a pleasurable treat with an urban spa experience at Wellness Club 33.

The wellness area of 500m2, with fabulous water-zone, treatment, massages and personal fitness trainer service, will be an ideal place to get disconnected and delight all your senses.

Axel Hotel Barcelona - Gay Friendly Hotel - has the honor of having been awarded as "The Best Gay Hotel in the World" by readers of "The Out Traveler" (USA), the prestigious travel magazine. Axel Hotel Barcelona, by the centric location in the city, cosmopolitan atmosphere with stunning guests and visitors all year around, will present you an unforgettable stay.


  • Bar
  • Black out blinds or curtains
  • Built in safe
  • Business Center
  • City Center
  • Complimentary Bottles of Water
  • Complimentary/Discounted Breakfast
  • Dry cleaning
  • Gay
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • iPod docking stations
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Massages
  • Patio
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna/Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • TV
  • WiFi