Your neighbourhood guide

Welcome to Hostafrancs

Barcelona , Spain

Hostafrancs is a neighbourhood located in western Barcelona that has the perfect environment for peaceful students. Great restaurants, unique attractions, shopping centres, sports facilities, and libraries: Hostafrancs has all you'll need for a great stay in Barcelona!

Except for the popular shopping centre ‘Las Arenas’ and the commercial street of Creu Coberta, Hostafrancs is mainly home to students, and the local middle class - all attracted by the quiet and homely neighbourhood, which has great links to the rest of Barcelona. From here you can easily get your university, wherever in Barcelona it may be, thanks to the two metro stops, a train station and several bus links found in the area.

As you’ll find with most of Barcelona, Hostafrancs and the surrounding area has a very deep history. There are several museums in the area, such as the National Art Museum of Catalunya, or the Ethnological Museum. Plaça de Catalunya (the busiest part of Barcelona) is located only 5 metro stops away from Hostafrancs via line 1.

The neighbours

Hostafrancs locals range significantly: from the elderly people who have lived here for a while, to the students looking for a quite neighbourhood.

You'll fall in love with

The buzz of Plaça d’Espanya, which flows with energy all around the day. The attractions around the plaza are also worth a visit!

Interesting points

Las Arenas is an old bullfighting arena that got converted into a shopping centre full of restaurants, shops and a cinema. The National Art Museum of Catalunya is also an exciting attraction!

The lifestyle

Life in Hostafrancs is quiet, but not boring. Here, you’ll feel at home, and it’s the perfect location for all your needs - and great transport links to anywhere in the city.