About This Listing
First things first.
if it's not availble, don't worry, i have 2 bedrooms.
the other one can be (email hidden)/rooms/632123
This bedroom is ok for 4, better for 3. perfect for 2.
the neighborhood is central but fortunately there's no much tourists. its the most charming and residential "barrio" of barcelona. lots of bars, cinema, day and nightlife.
you know, its the opposite of staying in a noisy and overcrownded area. ask your friends that stood near las ramblas, and you know what i'm talking. this is a very catalan kind of area.
there's a lot of squares where the famous tapa restaurants lay their tables at the open air. real people that actually live in barcelona come to gràcia to have some drinks with friends and also have some ethnical dinner, because there's a bunch of restaurants from all over the world. for instance, there is an ethiopian, lebanese and a brazilian in my own street; and close by some greek, tibetan, thai, portuguese, vietnamese, catalan of course, japanese,...you name it.
well, i can help you with that. after all we can agree that
sometimes a local's advice is better than a cold guidebook.
i wish you enjoy your stay and i can be useful in this amazing town.
if you're interested in meditation, you can join me, free of charge, every monday, wednesday and thursday at our buddhist center, 15 mins walking distance.
1. if your motivation is not selfish and if you come in a good mood nothing can be wrong :)
2. if you break a glass, a plate or anything, just replace it. no drama.
3. for the kitchen there are 3 basic rules: keep it clean, keep it clean and keep it clean.
Paulo had accidentally double booked us for our stay in Barcelona. But he did his best to get us another room at a different Airbnb in his neighborhood. It wasn't what we wanted, but he did a good job at making us feel welcome. I just wish that the Airbnb website would automatically take off listings if they are already booked.
Dear my lovely new friend Paulo,
You have been a real treat on this adventure. A better host than one could ever ask for, definaly one better than me. Appreciated the fabulous company, great chit chats, breakfast and the afternoon aperitifis.
Barcelon would have been very dull without you. Thank you so much and looking forward to returning the favor in the future.
*Note, Paulo is a design director, super intelligent and lives in the trendiest neighborhood in Barcelona. This guy is cool!
There must be magic in Paulo's advert with Airbnb because I was so inexplicably drawn to stay there. Maybe it was because he's a Buddhist, maybe his home reminded me of a boat, maybe it was just meant to be! Whatever it was, I feel eternally grateful. I loved it there. It was like the "cherry on top" of a fantastic trip.
My friend and I couldn't have found a more welcoming and perfect place to stay. It was an honor to be a guest. It was just what we needed at the end of the day pounding the streets of Barcelona taking in all the sights. I thought I was in Barcelona to absorb the magnificence and splendor of Gaudi's extraordinary architecture but I felt more like I was visiting a friend.
Paulo has a beautiful giving energy and is a wonderful host. He is relaxed and easy going, which made us feel completely relaxed and at home. When I head back to Barcelona in the future, this is the ONLY place I will stay.
The apartment was easy to find from the Fontana Metro and is in a quiet and pretty area with some great unique shops. A wonderful retreat after the busy city center for those who want a refuge from the madding crowds.
Paulo supplied us with good clear directions from the airport and saved us money by telling us the cheapest way to get there. Other handy tips from a local proved invaluable.
We were very lucky to have stayed when the Gracia Fiesta was on and what a treat that was. The streets were buzzing, with music and dancing in the streets to some great local bands. There are even free dance classes at this time! Young and old people were mingling in the plazas, all soaking up the joyous and friendly atmosphere, with the streets creatively decorated in really innovative and exciting ways.
One morning we walked to the Sagrada Familia from the apartment which only took 15 minutes. (If you aim to get there shortly after 8am the queues are minimal). Everything else we wanted to do was only a few metro stops away, so getting a T10 ticket is strongly recommended. This gives great freedom to see all you could wish.
I would strongly recommend Paulo's to those who want a pleasant, peaceful and unpretentious place to put their heads down. If you go with an open mind and peace in your heart, then you will receive all that Paulo's has to offer - love, peace and light.
If you are an artistic and creative type of person, Barcelona is an inspirational destination. Keep your eyes open for some great graffiti too...and it's all there to be discovered for free!
Paulo all I can say is thank you, bless you and carry on being you. I am hope we will meet again in the not too distant future. You made it all so easy for us. Wonderful memories to enjoy eternally.
- Paulo is a cool guy, very helpful
- Quick and easy communication
- one free breakfast included
- the little patio is a great place to hang out, easy communication
- quiet, easy to sleep in
- small bathroom with flimsy bathroom door close to where people may be hanging out, don´t expect much privacy.
The best place to stay when visiting Barcelona! You are getting exactly what the pictures are showing. Nothing fancy but you feel just at home. Paulo is an amazing host ! He will answer all your questions and give you the best advice especially on where to eat and where to go out. One yummy breakfast offered and many great friendship memories during your stay. Gracia is the best place to be, not very touristy, but everything is within your reach. I absolutely recommend Paulo's place, you won't regret it!
We had a really nice time in Barcelona hosted in Paulo's place. Really nice guy, very kind and friendly. Thank you Paulo, very much!
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About the Host, Paulo
I am crazy about music, movies and love meeting new people.
although the best thing is preserve the friends i already have.
i'm a huge supporter of home sharing, and have been working hard to legalize this activity here in catalonia. please, be welcome!
your booking includes:
> one breakfast (maybe exchangeable for a dinner)
> a bottle of water
> fresh clean towel and bed linen
> map of barcelona
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