Destination guide

200 years of lively enterprise and still going strong

Set just south of Catalonia's capital city, Barcelona, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (often known simply as L'Hospitalet) is one of the most densely populated urban areas in Europe. The roots of its population boom reach all the way back to the 19th century, when textile factories made it a source of industrial ingenuity and success. In recent years, stays at L'Hospitalet vacation rentals continue to reflect the city's energetic past, thanks to a slew of eye-catching skyscrapers, an excellent public transportation system, and a charming collection of public squares and parks lined with bustling shops and cafes.

Things to do

Museums, churches, and a little old thing called Barcelona

The most obvious attraction in the vicinity of your L'Hospitalet de Llobregat vacation rental is the city to the north: Barcelona. Montjuic Castle, for example, a 17th-century fortress offering stunning views of Barcelona and the sea below, is only 4 miles from L'Hospitalet's city center. Still, this suburb has its own cultural landmarks. The History Museum of L'Hospitalet has exhibits on everything from local history to Renaissance art. The Santa Eulalia de Merida church is another emblem of the city's dramatic past—it was built on the remains of an old gothic church.


Sports, shopping, sightseeing? Just pick your district

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat is divided into 6 districts, each with its own character. The oldest quarter is District 1, where you'll find the History Museum, the City Council, and commercial and cultural centers. The La Florida neighborhood in District IV is a center of shopping and nightlife, where residents getting off work and vacationers looking for authentic cuisine hang out over plates of tapas. District V is home to the city's huge sports complex. Whatever ‘hood you end up in, public parks provide friendly scenery for walks and picnics.


Year-round humidity keeps temps in check

Set on the Mediterranean, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat is influenced by a mild marine climate. The weather is particularly steamy in summer, when high temperatures hit the 80s and the air is humid. Rainfall is frequent but rarely torrential in spring and autumn. In winter, temperatures hang around the 50s and get downright chilly at night. You'll need to bundle up, but you won't freeze your tail off. The lowest lows are in the 40s, and snow falls on L'Hospitalet de Llobregat vacation rentals only every few years.

Natural features

A soaring eagle catches lunch as it snatches your cares away

This modern industrial city is closer to nature than you'd expect. Visitors often take day trips from their L'Hospitalet de Llobregat vacation rentals to Sitges or other points south to relax on sun-drenched beaches. Even closer is Parc de Collserola, the largest metropolitan park in the world. A collection of pine forests, scrublands, and savannahs, it's where residents retreat when they need a break from the rat race. In fact, you might spot a rat-catching eagle soaring the skies. Cuter animals on display include badgers, rabbits, and woodpeckers, plus lizards, giant turtles, and the small spotted toad.

How to get there

Transportation to and around L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

The nearest airport is in Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), located 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Barcelona Bellvitge Station or Barcelona L'Hospitalet de Llobregat Station to see more of the city. You can get around L'Hospitalet de Llobregat by catching a ride on the metro at Sant Josep Station, Gornal Station or Bellvitge Station.

Where to stay around L'Hospitalet de Llobregat?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,214 vacation rentals near L'Hospitalet de Llobregat. From 3,893 Condos/Apartments to 194 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the L'Hospitalet de Llobregat area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to L'Hospitalet de Llobregat?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat:

  • Gornal: 155 vacation rentals
  • El Barri Gòtic: 1,414 vacation rentals
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 2,321 vacation rentals
  • El Born: 548 vacation rentals
  • La Sagrada Familia: 1,040 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to L'Hospitalet de Llobregat?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fira Barcelona: 5,252 vacation rentals
  • Barcelona L'Hospitalet de Llobregat Station: 5,341 vacation rentals
  • Gran Via 2: 5,209 vacation rentals
  • Barcelona Bellvitge Station: 5,309 vacation rentals
  • Las Ramblas: 4,501 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around L'Hospitalet de Llobregat listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,893 Condos/Apartments in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat include:

  • Houses: 194 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 6 rentals available
  • Villas: 47 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 410 vacation rentals with pool available in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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