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Sleeping in Barcelona Girona Airport

sleeping in girona airportWhether your situation calls for a short nap or an overnight slumber, this sleep guide will give you the essential information needed to prepare you for sleeping in Barcelona Girona Airport.

Our guide is updated with the help of airport sleepers who tell us about their experiences at Barcelona Girona Airport. If you have a tip to share, write a review to help us keep this sleep guide up-to-date!

Covid-19 Update: This sleep guide was written before Covid-19, so the information may have changed.  In October 2021, we will be starting our first guide update since March 2020.  A lot has changed, so it’s going to be a massive update.  If you are interested in helping,  click here to add or update information or write a review to add tips or share photos to help future travellers .

This guide was last updated: 11 November 2019. Read the latest traveller reviews.

Sleeping in Barcelona Girona Airport

Locations & Seating

Barcelona Girona Airport
(Photo courtesy of David / 03Mar2009)

There’s a decent supply of seats, though most are equipped with armrests. If you arrive early enough, you may be able to snag an armrest-free bench. Otherwise, you’ll likely wind up sleeping on the floor with the rest of the overnight sleepers. Plan ahead by bringing a layer to soften and warm the cold tiles.

Rest Zones

At the time of this update, there are no rest zones within the airport.

Temperature

Expect chilly temps, especially overnight, no matter the time of year.  Arrive prepared with a blanket or even a sleeping bag. A hoodie provides extra warmth if the terminal gets even colder.

Lighting

At the time of this update, we have not received reports from travellers related to terminal brightness.  Come prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.

Noise

The overnight noise here isn’t too bad, with most reviewers pointing out ambient noise, particularly from vending machines. Nothing that earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones can’t fix!

Pro-tip: If you chose a spot near any eateries, keep in mind that the staff arrive early and they can get pretty loud in the kitchen.

Showers

Unfortunately, there are no showers available to freshen up.

Food & Drink

At the time of this update, there is one 24-hour food concession available Landside. Note, it could be that this is only seasonal, be sure to stock up on food and water before the food concessions close for the night just in case.

Hotels

girona airport hotelsPrefer some privacy and comfort? If you would like a good solid sleep between flights, you’ll have to head out of the airport to a nearby hotel.  See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations or visit Tripadvisor to find hotels deals at Girona Airport.

Lounges

girona airport loungesUnfortunately, there are no pay-to-use lounges at Barcelona Girona Airport.

Security & Safety

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Barcelona Girona Airport. As a precaution, here are a few tips to ensure you have a safe airport sleeping experience:

Know Where Security is Located. Whether you are sleeping in the airport by yourself or with friends, it is good to know where security is. Know where their office is located and look for video cameras in the spot you decide to stay the night. Ask security where it is safe to spend the night. They’ve probably seen many airport sleepers before you and they will direct you to a safe spot.

  • Know Where Security is Located. Whether you are sleeping in the airport by yourself or with friends, it is good to know where security is. Know where their office is located and look for video cameras in the spot you decide to stay the night. Ask security where it is safe to spend the night. They’ve probably seen many airport sleepers before you and they will direct you to a safe spot.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you are travelling alone we recommend that you sleep near other travellers or close to security.
  • Hide Your Valuables. Don’t leave all your mobile devices out in plain view. We have received reports from people who woke up with earphones and no ipod and a laptop bag strap and no laptop bag (or laptop). Same goes with important documents and money. Keep these secure on your body, so that no one can get them without waking you up.
  • Secure Your Bags. If you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something. If your bags have zippers turn the bag upside down (zippers to the floor) or sleep with your bag up against the wall, so that it would be hard for someone to access.
  • Choose to Stay Alert. If you don’t feel safe, drink coffee and stay awake and be alert. You can always sleep on the plane!

Pro-tip: If you are sleeping in the public zone, don’t be surprised if you receive an early morning wake-up call. Security is known to make the rounds waking people up as travellers begin to arrive for morning flights.

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