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The biggest headache in choosing a stag destination can be pleasing all the people on the trip and pandering to their needs. But no matter how diverse your group of mates, there is no one that Barcelona doesn’t have covered. So take your pals there and expect to earn their props.
For this is a city known to de–cynic the cynic; get the tight–wad spending; the clean–living partying; and the shy having random adventures with strangers all around the city.
And let’s not to forget those who are already up for it – who can expect a truly epic blow out right across the board.

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Stag activities in Barcelona

From football related follies and classic boozy pastimes to activities you can only do in Barcelona, here’s a few stag do ideas to get you started.

Bubble football

Bubble football

Forget traditional footie. This Barcelona stag activity sees you pulling on giant inflatable bubble suits and having a truly comical kick around.

A group of men in a busy bar

Barcelona bar crawl

One of the top Barcelona stag do ideas has to be a bar crawl of its diverse range of drinking holes. Visit a handful of hidden gems or stick to the city’s best-loved nightlife spots.

Go karting

Go karting

Race your mates around one of the best indoor or outdoor circuits in the city when you pick go karting as your stag activity.

A busy boat party in Barcelona

Mediterranean boat party

Embark on a boozie Barcelona boat party around the city’s coastline, complete with great tunes, fun people and a fully-stocked bar.

Four pints of beer on a table

Beer tasting

Microbreweries have been popping up all over the Catalan capital for years. Why not sample some of the best beer Barcelona has to offer with a full-on tasting session?

People on a tour of Camp Nou in Barcelona

Camp Nou tour

Groom football mad? Book a tour of Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona, and go behind the scenes to see where the players chill out before matches.

A group of men on a luxury yacht in the sun out at sea

Private yacht hire

Ok, can be done elsewhere, but Party like an A-lister by hiring out a yacht in Barcelona for the day and set sail with a full beer fridge, some tasty tapas and ample opportunities to jump in the ocean.

A man and a woman on paddle boards in the sea

Paddle boarding

Again, we’re being flexible with the “only in Barcelona” category. Challenge the stags to stay upright above the balmy Med on a paddle boarding tour off one of Barcelona’s picturesque beaches.

A full football stadium in Barlceona

Football match

Book tickets for the whole group to watch the legendary FC Barcelona team in action at their Camp Nou hub.

A man on a hoverboard out at sea next to a boat full of people

Flyboard experience

If you thought paddle boarding was tricky, try staying above water on a hoverboard! This adrenaline-packed stag do activity will see you all gliding across the sea’s surface.

A busy waterpark with slides on a sunny day

Waterpark excursion

Splash, slide and sun tan to your heart’s content with a fun-filled day out at one of Barcelona’s brilliant waterparks. It never gets old.

A helicopter flying in front of the Cathedral in Barcelona

Helicopter ride

See the city and the surrounding golden coastline from above on an unforgettable helicopter tour of Barcelona.

Four men in two sea kayaks in the sun

Kayak or snorkelling tour

Explore stunning coves along the Catalan coastline and snorkel alongside local marine life inside underwater caves on a kayaking tour.

Lots of colourful hot air balloons in the sky

Hot air balloon ride

Admire the city from a different angle by booking the group on a hot air balloon ride. Celebratory champagne optional.

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Catalan cooking class

From seafood-packed paella to tasty tapas bites, give the stags a lesson in authentic Catalan cuisine with a cookery class.

A table full of plates of tapas

Tapas tour

Treat your tastebuds to some traditional Catalan cuisine (think patatas bravas, melt-in-the-mouth jamón and bombas stuffed with marinated mince) on a tapas tour of the city.

The cable car at Montjuic with Barcelona in the background

Tibidabo and Montjuïc

Take an unforgettable day trip up to Montjuïc in a cable car for some of the best views of the city. Alternatively, head to neighbouring Tibidabo that’s home to one of the region’s most exhilarating theme parks.

The sun set at Park Guell in Barcelona

Park Güell

Stroll up to Barcelona’s UNESCO World Heritage Park Güell at sunset with some beers to admire panoramic views of the city and the sea.

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The beach

Treat the lads to an afternoon at one of the city’s many idyllic beaches. Chill out at laidback Mar Bella beach or throw your towels down on the sand at La Barceloneta with its lively promenade and excellent people watching.

The cathedral in Barcelona

Cultural sights

Want your stag do to be a little more culture, a little less clubbing (or just a nice equal mix of both)? Check out the exterior of the city’s famed Sagrada Familia or embark on a free walking tour of the Gothic Quarter.

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Stag accommodation in Barcelona

Barcelona has smart, stylish, hi-tech hotels which don’t charge the silly money - with double rooms starting at around £110 per night.

There is also all manner of apartments and other types of accommodation. The city is known for options that are cool or quirky; modern or period; luxurious or cheap. And you can get set up inside a larger space if you want to keep the stag group together under one roof.

You’ll also find some seriously sexy, high-end hotels - with the clientele to match. But even if you can’t afford to stay there, you can at least hit up their bars. And if the single blokes amongst you have game, these are the places to bring it to the beautiful people around you.

Need some pointers? Whether you’re working with a shoestring budget or money is no object, check out the following ace accommodation options for a Barcelona stag do. We can arrange others, but here’s a slice.

Here's a slice of what's on offer to give you an idea:

The lobby at the TOC Hotel in Barcelona

TOC Hostel

Combining a great location and comfortable rooms with a very decent price tag, TOC Hostel in the central Exiample neighbourhood is a great shout for stags on a budget. The hostel doesn’t scrimp on style in its contemporary shared or private rooms, plus there’s a cool games room, an onsite cocktail bar and even an outdoor pool area to keep you entertained.
The bar at the Generator Hostel in Barcelona

Generator Hostel

Another wallet-friendly accommodation pick perfect for a stag do in Barcelona is the huge Generator Hostel. You’ll find it less than ten minutes away from Gaudi masterpiece Casa Milà in the popular Gràcia district. Rooms here are cool and colourful, while shared facilities include various bar and lounge areas for relaxing in with the whole group.
The roof top pool at the H10 Madison

H10 Madison

For a touch more luxury without the huge bill, H10 Madison is ideal. The relatively new 4-star hotel is primely positioned on the edge of the Gothic Quarter and you’ll find its trendy twin rooms have plenty of creature comforts. There’s also a heated rooftop plunge pool and sun terrace for chilling out in the Spanish sunshine.
A roof top swimming pool at the NH Collection in Barcelona

NH Collection Barcelona Podium

Also located in Barcelona’s heart, the NH Collection Barcelona Podium is an affordable choice for those hoping to fit in a little sightseeing, a lot of celebrating and even some R&R at the rooftop pool. Stay in stylish soundproofed rooms and wake up to one of the best breakfast spreads in the city - think buttery pastries, local meats and cheeses, plus made to order omelettes.
An infinity pool looking over the sea towards Barcelona beach

W Hotel

Send your best mate stylishly off into marital bliss by booking into the 5-star W Hotel. You’ll find it along Barceloneta Beach, with awesome views of the ocean and fantastic facilities like a lively beach club, an infinity pool and luxurious suites complete with rainfall showers and modern music systems.
The roof top pool with sun loungers at the Grand Central Hotel

Grand Central Hotel

Stay within walking distance of Barcelona’s best nightlife spots at the slick Grand Central Hotel. Rooms here come with free minibars, Nespresso coffee machines (ideal for perking you up after a big night...) and unbeatable city views. It’s also home to one of the city’s top rooftop bars (complete with jaw-dropping infinity pool) which regularly hosts some of Barcelona’s most exclusive parties.
Sun loungers on a city centre roof

Midtown Apartments Barcelona

If you’d prefer to have your own place to party (and pass out), Midtown Apartments Barcelona a stone’s throw from Plaza Catalunya can sleep between two to eight stags. Each apartment is kitted out with smart TVs, bluetooth speakers, well-equipped kitchens and roomy lounge/dining areas. Fancy a swim? Head to the building’s shared rooftop pool.
A bedroom at the Paseo de Gràcia Bas Apartments

Paseo de Gràcia Bas Apartments Barcelona

A perfect position ten minutes’ walk from the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas isn’t the only benefit of this Barcelona accommodation option. The contemporary Paseo de Gràcia Bas Apartments also sleep up to four people, making them ideal for smaller stag do groups. Keep it basic or upgrade to one of the premium apartments which feature outstanding outdoor terraces.
There’s plenty more where this came from so use these as a guide when you chat to your travel planner.

Why thousands of customers love packed

Why packed

The head‐spinning variety of options competing for your limited time in Barcelona can make things more than a little daunting for the organiser. Luckily, packed has diligently and selflessly put in the heavy‐lifting for you, exhaustively exploring the high and the low‐life the city has to offer, like a hedonist branch of the SAS, to make sure your itinerary will next‐level the expectations of even the most travel‐hardened member of your party.

You just have to share with us your travel, play and accommodation expectations and our team will do all the work, using our experience, connections and expertise to sort out all aspects of your trip ‐ no matter how diverse and complicated the arrangements. So that means we’ll co‐ordinate your flights ‐ even if you’ve got seven mates flying out of seven different airports. We’ll bag you the hottest places to sleep, eat, dance and drink. And we’ll make things stealth and original if you don’t want to follow in the footsteps of stag weekends past.

We also relieve the designated trip‐planner of the logistical ball‐ache of endlessly sending out bills to the travel group. Because once you give us the nod, we do that for you, saving you the time, tedium and some of the resentment!

Whilst you’re away on your trip, we also provide a service which is a bit like a remote version of the Wolf from Pulp Fiction, mixing concierge and consiglieri so you can check in with us round the clock should you need us to help smooth out any issues that may arise.