Axel Hotel Barcelona

91% love it
Iconic urban gay hotel

With all the hip urban fixtures, swanky music, and friendly staff, this Gayxample hotel caters to the LGBTQ+ community and is all about creating a welcoming vibe and inviting atmosphere! Sensual, fun, and refined, the Axel Hotel offers sizzle and steam everywhere you go. 


    • wslear
      wslear Over a year ago
      Hates it

      rude and overrated
      I was on the roof just hanging out. I turned on the spa by accident. There was a person hanging out by it and he got mad and gave me the finger. He wouldn't accept my apology. I made the mistake by booking this place because it was gay friendly. Avoid the attitudes and high prices.

    • HenriqueCampos
      HenriqueCampos Over a year ago
      Loves it

      This summer was My first time in Axel - Barcelona . I really had a good time! The hotel is very well sited and clean . The entrance hall is well decorated. The room is confortable and The glass wall box facing The bed is bloody sexy! I met lot of interesting guys at rooftop pool. The staff are atencious, educated and speak English só good. Daniel is always só atentious on The reception desk . Hope returning on The next first das summer!

    • scim
      scim Over a year ago

      Great fitness centre and spa downstairs

    • titan002
      titan002 Over a year ago

      Sky bar cool hangout sexy guys and girls

    • gehart
      gehart Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love the Axel
      Nice hotel with great staff and service. The vibe of the place was just HOT! Enter the lobby and I can imagine my BF after a shower when he puts on the talcum powder. That's how the lobby smells like. love the cruisey feeling of the hallways at night and the "please Disturb" sign. Had plenty of fun with that one. What is also great is the location. You are close to everything that is of interest. I had a great stay at the Axel and I am certainly staying their again whenever I'm in Barna.

    • jlovenc42
      jlovenc42 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Don't miss this place
      I traveled to Barcelona several times during my stay in Spain... I would ALWAYS stay at the Axel Hotel.... Staff was great and accommodations were just as good....

    • 8lettersuk
      8lettersuk Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Don't expect the wifi to work for more than a minute at a time or more than a metre from the bar upstairs. Also only one code per room and can only be used on one device. Stupid!

    • hairytop36
      hairytop36 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice hotel but do not get confused
      I had a very pleasant stay in the hotel. Staff is really kind and helpful. The situation of the hotel is perfect to visit the main gay area of Barcelona. However, if you have stayed in Berlin Axel Hotel, do not think you are going to find the same sexual fun. It's really quiet, however you might get to know someone in the spa to play with in your room. There are cameras everywhere and it is extremely prohibited to get involved with sexual activities in such facilities. If you search for that, you'd better go to a gay sauna, however I can admit I was lucky to meet a really hot man in the SPA.

    • jmusmc85
      jmusmc85 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome Hotel.
      I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. I was at first a bit concerned that I would have to deal with too much of the infamous gay attitude but found much of the guests and staff to be very friendly. Very diverse crowd from around the world (almost all spoke english) and staff was very helpful. Rooms were nice and clean and well maintained. Rooftop pool wasn't much to brag about but it got the job done. Location is great. In the heart of the gayborhood and within walking distance to Las Ramblas. Over all great stay!

    • melansonal
      melansonal Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great hotel
      I actually enjoyed my stay at Axel. Location is great and all renovations were completed. I recommend.

    • gymboys4fun
      gymboys4fun Over a year ago
      Hates it

      friendly, nice, good location but overpriced

      NIKILOSADA Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Expensive, Overtated, Tempermental Guests
      I booked for 5 days a canceled after 2 days. I am not sure what ever happened to the eclectic, no drama gay resorts, and gay bed and breakfast I used to love in Key West; back in the Ming Dynasty. Here, everyone is Jockeying for Position to be notice, either thru great genetics (A body to die for) or being truly obnoxious (Cha Cha Queens). Verbal communication is at a minimal, unless your swimming truck make you look like you're handicapped, and walk on three legs. Otherwise, no social skill to speak off. Most of the guest I was able to engage in rudimentary social conversation seems to have little respect for anything or anyone, and no manners to speak off. That’s just the pool area; the dining room does not improve. God forbid you wear something nice to dinner, and get complimented by another guest on your outfit before they do. I saw a couple literally cancel dinner, leave the dining room only to return half-hour latter wearing outfits that looked like the new line of “road-kill” by Gautier. Everyone were "staring" at the outfits, they seemed happy, and I just had to stop over and compliment them. Next day I checked out for a non-gay accommodation, and was happy ever after.