Hello! My 11-year old son Jan, my friend Francesca (28) and me (40) offer a free room in our flat which can be used by 1 or 2 people ( there are 2 beds which can be put together or separately (and we also can manage to put a third mattress). We have a bathroom, kitchen, 2 living-rooms, balcony…all welcome to use.
The flat: It’s a typical Art Nouveau building which is more than 100 years old and still adorable. The front and back side of the building face the street and the famous Plaza del Sol.
We enjoy almost always sunny days during the morning and also afternoons. The building is spacious and bright; it has 2 living-rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1 lumber room, kitchen (fully equipped) , bathroom, a gallery and 2 balconies.
The bathroom is small with a window opening onto the courtyard, typical for these kind of buildings. The gallery has a few windows through which the light comes in and brightens the room making it luminous. The ceiling of the building is high and the floor is made of antique ceramic.
We have a glass-ceramic-stove, an oven, a fridge, an iron, a sofa-bed, a TV, telephone , a PlayStation… the normal stuff of home
The offered room is about 14m big. It is equipped with 2 beds, wardrobe, bedside table, hangers, towels, bed-sheets. Though there’s no window, the room is luminous and ventilated.
We don’t own another bed in the same room, but we can manage to put a mattress inside or bring in the sofa-bed. However, this third person could well nestle with us.
The two living-rooms are each in one side of the flat (two sides) , this means that they’re divided and like this you can enjoy a private space to spend time in.
In this house you will find an open-minded atmosphere, clean and without stress;)
During your visit in Barcelona you’ll discover numerous activities here in Gràcia, our district, which is pretty cosmopolitan, amusing and culturally active. However, Francesca and I can recommend you places to go and things to do.
The neighborhood is pretty amusing as I said and calm at the same time; you cand find many shops, restaurants, bars and pubs.
We hope to meet you soon!
Olga, Jan y Franchesca.
The district of Gràcia:
The neighbourhood of Gràcia is just one stop up from the top of Passeig de Gràcia but it feels like a whole different (website hidden)àcia was an independent town until the late 19th century and even now the community is small and tight. The people are exceedingly proud of their roots, they don't say they come from Barcelona, they say Gràcia.
The area is popular with artists and a generally bohemian crowd, it also has a high ethnic population and the highest concentration of foreign restaurants in Barcelona. Plaça de Sol is the most renowned area of the neighbourhood, it's lined with terrace cafes and at night this is where the people convene to drink and be merry. However despite the trendy nature of Gràcia it is also a very traditional barrio with a large elderly population which makes for an amusing and odd mix - and very entertaining people-watching!
Très gentille hotesse, vivement recommandée
Olgas place offers a very authentic experience in the heart of Barcelona - the room : functional, clean, don't expect a 4 star hotel for this price - Olga is a nice open minded person who makes you feel comfortable in her home, you are part of the family - important : you need to be a cat - loving person as there is no way to avoid the cat Minerva...
Located in a nice neighbourhood and not so far from the touristic area. Olga is a nice person.
We were surprised the room was very small and with 2 single beds (we had said we were a couple), we would have liked to know.
Quartiere molto tranquillo,suggestivo e ben comunicato con il centro.
Olga è una persona molto disponibile e pronta a dare qualsiasi informazione affinche il soggiorno sia il piu piacevole possibile.
Consigliato per chiunque voglia passare un weekend/periodo in una Barcellona fantastica immersi in un quartiere giovanile e molto attivo.
Non ci sono orari nell appartamento e in meno di dieci minuti con la metro si è in centro.
Rapporto qualita- prezzo piu che buono!
We were here very briefly, but Olga was great, very accommodating and helpful. The apartment is in a fun neighborhood, across the street from a tapas restaurant where we ate. It's a cool apartment too, with a little living space where guests can hang out. Olga also has a sweet cat named Minerva, who's very friendly. Definitely a nice place to stay in Barcelona.
Olga is a very nice person. the place is in the centre.
transportation is convenient. easy to go everywhere.
The room is nice. we had a good time in barcelona. thanks
Nice host at a nice square in the city centre. Slept very well, ate very well at the bar just in front of the house.
Very good for very cheap.
nice house.clean,and comfortable,best host(Olga,Yam,Minelba).thank you very much.I will go to again.Thank you so much.
Olga was very helpful and accommodating! The apartment was in a very good location in Barcelona, close to a metro station on one of the main lines!
Olga, a real amazing & warm local host who speaks perfect english! Highly recommended if you are dropping by Barcelona. Not only her apartment was beautiful, she was really helpful to us.The moment we arrived till our departure to our next destination, we always felt welcomed at her place. Also, her location is strategically positioned, easy access to all main tourists attractions so you'll have no fuss traveling around BCN ! Muchas gracias Olga, we hope to see you again in near future! (=