Find A Beach Where You Least Expect It

Find A Beach Where You Least Expect It

At ByHours, we like to expect the unexpected. After all, who would have thought that you could book a hotel for just the hours you need? That’s why we love the urban beach bars which have been popping up across Europe over the last few years, in the cities you’d least expect. It’s no longer just our hometown, Barcelona, where you can enjoy the sun, sand and the city! Take a look at some of our favourites…


Strandbar Mitte

Make the most of your Berlin staycation or city break with a trip to the Strandbar Mitte urban beach. Perfect for making the most of some sunshine in the German capital.

Check out our Berlin hotels here – follow up a trip to the beach with a dip in the pool at Hotel Palace Berlin!



Brixton Beach

Londoners rejoice – the beach has come to the capital just in time for summer. Brixton rooftop has been transformed to bring a little Havana style to South London. Check out their events on throughout the summer, from day parties to beach yoga, all served up with a tropical touch.

Take a look at our great hotels in London here.




Located in the trendy Malasana district of Spain´s capital, in the basement of Ojala you can find Madrid´s first and best beach. The cute and kitsch decor, which features a sandy floor, recreates the chilled out ambiance of any beachside chiringuito. With a great selection of food and drinks too, Ojala is one not to miss.

Check out our hotels by the hour in Madrid here – the rooftop at Vincci Via is our favourite!


Bruxelles Les Bains

Brussels Beach, or Bruxelles les Bains, is a unique space within the city centre, home to a wide range of events this summer. Whether you’re looking for open air cinema, nightlife or fun for the whole family on your staycation or city break, don’t miss out on the riverside urban beach

Take a look at our Brussels hotels here, and find somewhere to unwind for a few hours in Belgium´s capital.



La Plage du Glazart

Every summer, uber cool music venue Glazart opens a new outdoor space – La Plage du Glazart, home to Paris´s coolest beach parties. And it´s not just for clubbers – La Plage also features food trucks alongside the hottest live DJ set.

View our great hotels in Paris available by the hour here – we love the spa and rooftop bar at Novotel Vaugirard Montparnasse.

Enjoy the best cities. Enjoy the best hotels when you pay by the hour. Expect the unexpected!

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