Alternative Guide to Barcelona

Our guide to doing things differently…

Welcome to Steel Donkey’s Alternative Guide to Barcelona. We know you’re keen to get off that heavily beaten track and to forge your own unique Barcelona adventures… and that’s where we’d like to help!

Apart from offering to take you on a whirlwind alternative bike tour of the city, we’ve also decided to compile this guide of original and different recommendations to make your stay one of a kind. From this page we’ll point you in the direction of the best and most interesting hotels and hostels for your stay, the most original shops, enticing restaurants, the hippest bars, the weirdest attractions – and even the funkiest tours (after us!).

So follow us for a full list of everything quirky and cool in Spain’s most amazing city, compiled by the local guides from BCN’s underground tour company…

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Our Alternative Accommodation Guide

First things first, where to stay in Barcelona? We’ve made a list of the pillows that will help you enjoy the sweetest dreams during your trip… from trendy boutique bolt holes, to hostels with charisma, and some even more out there accommodation options. Click on the link above!

Recommended Alternative Tours

Want to do a tapas tour of the Gothic district, or how about a street art tour of Raval? Steel Donkeys are not the only cool kids in town and so we’ve decided to compile a little list of our other favourite Barcelona experiences!

We’ll keep developing this guide, but in the mean time let us know if you have any suggestions we should consider including…