About this listing
A 63 m2 very shiny open space loft very well decorated. This is a corner Unit with 7 slinding windows from flor to ceiling. The bedroom suite is separated by a big piece of furniture and there is a very nice kitchen in the main room. The buiding is one of the few modern buiding surrounded by ols buildings. Nice view and peaceful apartment for 2 tp 3 guests. The appartment is surrounded by fashion shops, bars and restaurants and it is the Trendy area for young people. The best to stay in Barcelona because vety close to the beach as well.
Guests must be quiet and not smoke in the house . We do not want to disturbe the neighbours.
Great apartment in an even better location than I anticipated. Stroll to the beach, right near the old city cobble stoned streets and surrounded by lively cafes and shops. The home itself as advertised - very clean and modern and comfortable - you can open the big windows for fresh air or cool down with the AC. Full kitchen (which I only ever used the fridge because the neighborhood food was so great.) I'd recommend to anyone looking for space and comforts of home in ideal location in Barcelona.
Alexander's apartment was perfect for us. We couldn't have imagined a better location, it was well equipped, very clean, and everything worked. It has wonderful light, lots of space, and is beautifully furnished. Alexandre met us when we arrived and explained everything to us. He's a very friendly guy. We will definitely try to stay here again when we return to Barcelona.
I was met by Leo when I arrived who showed me where everything was. Luckily I spoke some Spanish and was able to understand everything. The place gets a ton of natural light. There are exterior shutters that slide on the outside to close the windows if need be. If you need complete darkness to sleep like I do, I would recommend an eye mask for sleeping which I brought.
The location of this loft is great. It's within walking distance to a lot of urban sights and the beach. It's across the street from the Municipal gym at Ciutadella, and also across the street from the train station which made it easy to get to Sitges.
I did have some issues with a circuit breaker tripping, but that didn't hamper my trip too much, and seems to have been fixed shortly after my trip. There is no in-unit dryer. You can dry your clothes on the rooftop clothesline.
Alex's appartment was home for me for 9 days. It is exactly as described, clean and well maintained. The location is perfect and the building is also well maintained (elivator, good water pressure, etc.). The WIFI was strong and steady which was very important for me. There were plenty of towels and backup sheets just in case.
Alex wasn't in Barcelona to welcome me so I was welcomed by the property manager Leo. She was extremly nice but didn't know any English which was a surprise. This was my second time in Barcelona (last time on the same street) so it wasn't too bad, but if it were my first time it would have been a problem. The fact that I didn't know about it was also problematic - I would expect to know something like this way in advance so I would have been able to prepare myself. again, I knew the area quite well but if it's the first time - problem. Also this means that if there is any problem at all, you're a bit on your own. This I recommend to know in advance when coming there.
If you are sensitive to noise, it's first floor on a not-so-quite street (it's small, but there are 6 garbage cans that are being handled a few times a day, and also many people who hang out till late at night). I have to say the windows are very good and if they are closed it's much better. I myself like to sleep with the window open, so it's noisy (I'm not sensitive so I didn't care but you should know). there is an A/C you can put on if you like. it's very quite and very effective.
All in all, a great place in a great location. I myself hope to come there again
We had a very pleasant stay in Alexandre's apartment. It is a very spacious and comfortable apartment and we would fully recommend staying here. El Born is one of our favourite districts in Barcelona and the apartment is right in the centre of it. The bright and airy feel is complemented by great artwork and very comfortable furniture and the shower is one of the best we've experienced in previous stays in Barcelona. Alexandre was an excellent host responding promptly to any queries that we had. A very nice stay!
The best part of this listing is the location! El born is vibrant, safe and central - just a quick walk from the gothic quarter and the beach. The flat has great artwork and a super comfy bed. We were checked-in by a pleasant woman named Leo, but due to a language barrier our interaction basically consisted of her showing us the bathroom towels and handing us the keys. This wasn't a big deal but relative to other air bnb experiences we've had this place lacked a certain personal touch. Unfortunately the loft wasn't very clean, particularly considering it bills itself as luxury accommodation. Overall this flat served it's purpose and there were pros to staying here but I wouldn't rate it as a stellar experience.
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About the Host, Alexandre
I am a French man living in different countries in order to have more fun in my life. I am a business consultant and work from home. i love travelling cooking , running and swimming.