City Tax

The City Tax is a tax imposed on all people staying in any kind of holiday establishment in Catalonia. There are different tariffs depending on the type of accommodation, but for holiday apartment/vacation rentals in Barcelona the tariff is 4.00€ or 4.40€ per night.

The City Tax is not part of the rent, it is a tax by the Government of Catalonia. It needs to be paid for every person staying, who is 17 years old or above, per night, up until the first 7 nights.


If you wish to learn more about the tax, you will find below official documentation by the Government of Catalonia in your own lanaguage.

An example of this could be:

For a group of 4 people staying in a touristic apartment in Barcelona for 7 nights: 

  • 4 x 7 x 4.40 = 123.20€

This group would then have to pay 123.20€ in addition to their rent.

When to pay the City Tax

If one of our agent is welcoming you at the apartment, the payment of the City Tax can be done before, or upon check-in.

If you rented an apartment with auto check-in, you will have to pay the City Tax before arrival through your Guest App.

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